Discussion in 'College Tennis Talk' started by diredesire, Jan 21, 2013.
USC on the way to a quick 4-0 shutout. Close doubles point but not close singles points thus far.
done 4-0 ... SoCal ...
Got it, thanks guys, was watching the sarmiento match as well, wish there was a digital score keeper lol.
No Shane Vinsant in singles for A&M.
No Murra in singles or doubles for Kentucky, and they dominated the 5/6 spots against Mississippi State without him.
Looks like the two Mississippi schools are not even SEC contenders this year, much less national contenders.
The Pepperdine/Florida doubles are ongoing, but the names are still from Georgia and Ole Miss, even though they changed the school abbreviations to PEP and FLA.
I wonder who won the doubles point of Pepperdine/Florida. Scoreboard hasn't moved in almost an hour
Is there any other NCAA sport where a premium event would get this bad of coverage?
Perhaps we should have payed more attention to Portland giving Ole Miss all they could handle.
Pepperdine rocking Florida. Fanselow won 2 & 1, Alcantara 2 & 0, and Tearney up 6-3 5-1. I really thought this would be close.
Alford keeps it from being a shutout by beating Hovhannisyan 2 & 3 before Tearney clinched.
I doubt it. This is bad. And we wonder why colleges are canceling tennis programs.
must be some epic deuce games on courts 4-6 in Duke vs Oklahoma.
Any live streams of duke match?
Unfortunately no. If they win you can watch the Virginia match tomorrow since it'll be on the main courts.
all blowouts today. What a dud.
Not a great SEC showing on day 1. 2-5 overall and they were guaranteed 2 wins by the bracket makers. Was thinking there'd be at least 1 upset.
unfortunately today may not be much better - doubtful that UK and a KU-less-UGA will put up much resistance as they join the SEC exodus from the main draw
Duke probably will only make it interesting if they win the doubles point - can't see a possibility of a win that doesn't involve dubs and a big performance from Cunha - then hoping for two more out of 3,4,5,6 - Saba against Domi seems like a match to concede, while I'm giving Redlicki a chance only because it's indoors and Frank may not have found his mojo yet
Pepperdine vs Ohio St may be the only main draw match guaranteed to be competitive
I'm not seeing many spots where Georgia can get on the board against UCLA. I think UCLA will win at 2, 3, and 6 and probably like 6-3 6-2 type of matches. Maybe Wagland, Pieters, and Brasseaux will surprise me but I think it's a pretty big gap in talent between them. If Novikov keeps struggling maybe Pasha could grab a win there.
That Jomby/Gomez match should be a treat at 2 and Rossi can hang with Sarmiento. I'd say USC is a good size favorite everywhere else.
If Pepperdine can get the doubles point they've got a shot. Pepperdine should be stronger at 3 and 4 but Ohio State will probably roll at 5 and 6. Tearney/Kobelt could be the decider.
I agree about Duke needing the dubs point.
I think Georgia can pull off the doubles point. and put UCLA in desperation mode. and singles may just Choke as they have done many times against cardinal.
Georgia Live Blog for UCLA match.
Tennessee Live Blog for Ole Miss match.
ITA Delayed score page.
That'd be nice but we've already had to change our doubles lineups this morning since Nick Wood has a stomach issue so we've got a guaranteed loss at #3 dubs coming up. If he can't play in singles we'll get to see Marco Nunez.
Tennessee served first at 1/3 doubles, Ole Miss served first at 2 doubles.
EDIT: Georgia served first at 1/2, UCLA at 3.
Normally strong UCLA doubles looks like doggy doo so far, which could make the match more interesting.
UGA wins 9 out of first 10 dubs games, uncluding 4-0 for the subs at 3
credit to Manny and his guys, they're clearly much better competitors than UCLA
edit: make that 12/13 games
Not sure what's got into our doubles team today - maybe it was my reverse mojo. We're up 5-0 at 3, 4-1 at 2, and 3-0 at 1.
Just as I predicted. they don't call me Nostradamus for nothing.
i don't call you nostradamus period - hello feddie
Call me Roger Federer, I am all for that.
Puget ducks an overhead and we've got the doubles point.
UGA takes the doubles point. Very consistant high % doubles gets the job done
No-ad point, sitter at the net, straight down into the net. If Puget makes it, it is a service break and the match is back on server, UCLA serving at 6-7 to force a tiebreaker.
Does Pasha have a chance against Novikov ? they say he has the best forehand in the world today, in college.
3rd set at 1 looking mighty big - we'll see whether novikov has a mature head on his shoulders - bigger game for sure but flustered second set when pasha started making him hit more shots
then again pasha plays a sloppy service game nearing the end of the second set, now back on serve 4-3 pasha
That uf pepp match could have been close if it would have finished, maybe 4-3, Piro was leading, alford won, and federhofer may have pulled it out. Still could have lost those other two as well tho...still making it a beatdown
i'm starting to get the feeling that this is UVA's year - first time i think they're THE favorite - even if some years they may have been right there at the top and even a marginal favorite
USC looks good, sure, but this team struggling in singles vs UK with Sarmiento at the top rather than a guy like Farah or Johnson is not the USC we're used to, obviously
no other team seems to want to make a claim at being elite - UGA loses to Ohio St who loses to A&M, Duke loses to the Illini, UCLA looks deep but far from dominant against a half-strength UGA today
last few years i've said there were only two top tier teams - this year, even if i maybe should be waiting to see USC lose before saying so, i'm ready to say UVA is the only one
Video highlights from UVa of the Washington match. Final shot of the doubles point (by Mitchell Frank) is a particular highlight.
It seems like every year is supposed to be UVA's year.
not according to this duke fan - maybe if you go on thesabre.com
only one team has shown the ability to get in their way the last few years, and anyone watching the indoors webcast sees a very different USC team this year (still solid depth, but no knock out blow players up top)
USC wins it 4-1. It was a race to see if Rossi could get the win before De Vroome clinched it.
You could be right but to me they're still the champs until proven otherwise.
Agree. Looking at them this year, it is hard to figure out if any team out there has enough talent to take 4 off them. I don't see a matchup out there that could sneak up on them. 1-3, they are going to be a favorite every time out. It will take a doubles win and tremendous depth to do it.
Frankly, the only way I see them losing is if one of their big 3 is sick or injured. Straight up Mano a Mano (best 6 v best 6) I don't see them getting outright beat.
I could see OSU taking them down with 1,2,6, and dubs. In fact, I think they'd be at least a coin flip in any of those.
USC could easily take dubs and the middle slots.
If Novikov ever gets hot, UCLA would have a chance at any of the six slots.
Virginia is the top team, but there are several teams out there that can beat them. Maybe we'll even see it this weekend.
^^^ it all about the way players match up and when they start to peak... I wouldn't bet for or against any of the top teams .. I cannot really see a real dominating favorite to win the NCAA at this point... at the indoors, a lot of east coast teams need to have more court time before they peak or if some teams are doing too much they will be stale or injured ,so it's a real fine line where the experience of the coach ,knowing his players and how and when they will perform to get the max when it counts..
if Pepperdine wins today .. I like their match up against Virginia ...
yeah, i think Duke is one of the teams best set up to take them down (despite the ugliness recently vs Illinois), and i'm not very hopeful going into tonight
Duke has the big gun up top at #1 that can take down anyone on a given day, loads of depth with Mengel, Hemmeler, Tahir at the bottom, and two doubles teams that won futures titles over the summer (even if Hemmeler is taking Semenzato's place on one of those teams in the current lineup)...Saba isn't the best #2 in the world obviously to face Domi, but the rest of the pieces are there
like i said, even with all those pieces in place against them and Frank still getting into his groove, i wouldn't dare put any money on Duke tonight
we'll see if I'm giving UVA too much credit in a few hours
we'll see the Ohio St or Pepperdine matchup for sure tomorrow - those teams simply won't come close to beating UVA
maybe Ohio St should try again vs A&M first, the team that is currently in trouble vs Miss St
A&M shutout by Miss St
Ohio State is a crazy powerhouse this year - Boland must be terrified of them
I agree. UVA should win this year. But, it easily could have been their year for the past three years, regardless of USC's strength. So, while I really feel (strongly feel) like it will finally happen for the Cavs, I'm not guaranteeing it.
As far as "no other team seems to want to make a claim at being elite", again, right now I'd agree. But, it's incredibly early in the dual season. So, the fact that no one else appears elite doesn't really impress me. A few teams should round into true contender form as the season wears on.
Buckeyes up early breaks on 3 courts - this could end up being 4-0 OSU if Pepperdine doesn't get it together
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