Discussion in 'College Tennis Talk' started by TopDawg, May 11, 2013.
Congratulations to Stanford. What a run thru the higher seeds!
Are you kidding ? I known from 3 weeks ago, they would win. They are the most talented team in NCAA. It was just matter of having the right strategy which Forood and Brennan put together. and stop calling me Freddie Kruger. that is scary.
Thank you Stanford for denying the Aggies.
Kristie Ahn was coming off long injury layoff and was inconsistent. didn't have consistent doubles play til the tournament. Their long rigorous Pac-12 schedule and academic schedule during the season. Didn't have consistent play at #6 singles and that didn't change.
What is amazing was that this team won the tournament pretty much without true #6 singles player. Sorry Dillie, no offence. so the Cardinal won the tournament with 5 singles players and some timely doubles play. Just think about that for a second in this very tough field. that is mind boggling.
But Dillie came up HUGE in the doubles in the finals. Dillie and Hardebeck won the doubles point by winning the #3 doubles. and that was big.
Aww. There's the jealous ex-girlfriend piping up.
Yeah, it's a hugely impressive runs through the 1, 3, 4, and 5 seeds. And, a lot of those matches were close. This isn't dynasty-level Stanford who rarely had close matches. This Championship was gutted out through and through.
Congrats Feddie - a very nice tournament indeed - Stanford turned around quite a few singles matches that weren't going their way when they had to, some good heart out there
Just think about it, winning and going thru all these tough seeded teams with only 5 singles players,,,,it is unthinkable.
Card men are next.
No chance they even win the Pac 12 in the near future with the teams USC and UCLA will have
Well, Cardinal does have 1 Junior from top 10 coming in. and 1 other from top 20, I believe.
Agree, she could be the first 4 star player (playing in the line up) to win a national championship.
Don't understand why Stanford carries only 8 players?
Only 8? That's a pretty normal number.
UF only carried 7 the past 2 years.
Wow, I guess it even happens in college level tennis. Stacey Tan very upset with Ellen Tsay's poor play at net. They were playing against #1 team from Florida which #1 seed, I believe. Standford pair had chances to win in the 3rd set. Tsay blew some easy volleys and didn't put away some volleys she should have, especially at that level.
In Tsay's defense however, it was extremely windy out there, it is tough to hit solid volleys in that wind. I think Stacey more upset about not getting into the Singles tournament this year.
But still that was pretty childish act by Stacey Tan. Ellen has been your partner all year long and played well together. That wasn't very nice of her.
Where do you watch these matches?
Duke devestated by injuries, had to recruit player from the soccer team.
UCLA roster 13 players, USC, 11.
do you know Tan ? she's almost bi-polar .. but I think it's because this is it for her ..she's a senior ... how can someone get upset at Tsay ? she's so sweet ..
It's abnormal to have more than 10 on a womens team. 9 or less is the norm.
8 scholly limit, no splitting in the womens game. Getting a respectable player to walk on and pay full boat is tough.
Almost bipolar ?? LOL, almost but not quite ? Agree Ellen is the sweetest girl you will ever meet and one heck of a tennis player.
Yea, ok, that was the last match of Stacey's career and she wanted that one badly. and Yes, from what I saw, it was definitely a winnable match. Florida was definitely OFF, mostly due to very windy conditions. but then that was the reason Ellen's volleys were so erratic so it went both ways.
Ok, if Stacey and Ellen won that match, to what end ? So they get by the #1 seed, would they have won the tournament ? I don't think so. This is one of the toughest doubles draw I have seen in a long time. This draw is full of great doubles teams and they most likely would not have gone much farther.
Wow, just Wow, Nicole Gibbs wins 6-1 6-1 in the Semis to move into the final. and faces #11 seed. This is all setup for NCAA title and free wildcard into the Open. Very nice way to turn pro this summer.
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