ACC tennis

Tar Heel Tennis

Professional
well, there was some excitement on the women's side. Saturdays semis started with Duke vs FSU caming down to a single court. Granted, they were moon balling on that court (I couldn't believe what I was seeing, kinda like high grade girls 14s).Even if the style tennis was not what you would pay to see, the drama was real (including a chair over rule on court 2 of what would have been match point for Duke on court 2 in a 3rd set tiebreaker)FSU went on to win the tiebraker on 2 and then closed out on 3.
Then Miami/UNC had real ebbs and flows. On court 4, after losing the 1st set 6 0, Lauren McHale came back to win in three and was the first court to finish !. Other courts where UNC started by getting the 1st set, saw the same sort of turnarounds . Eventually it's approaching 10pm, the score is tied at 3 all and court 3 is at 4 all. UNC wins 6 4 taking that matcht.
The finals had the same unpredictable feel to them, and again it came down to court three with FSU looking to close it out after getting up a break. But another momentum swing and the next thing you know they are playing a seven point tiebreaker for the ACC championship.
I thought it was fun to watch.
I was incredibly disappointed with Reka's decision to start that moonball crap. you could see the irritation on FSU's Noemie Scharle's face. Glad Noemie was able to overcome that 'strategy' and win the match.

I didn't see the overrule on #2 - but Nadine didn't do Reka any favors on #1 when she got the point penalty after her match - resulting in the point penalty being assessed to Reka as the next highest (well, actually, only) match being played.
 

marco forehand

Semi-Pro
I didn't see the overrule on #2 - but Nadine didn't do Reka any favors on #1 when she got the point penalty after her match - resulting in the point penalty being assessed to Reka as the next highest (well, actually, only) match being played.[/QUOTE]
I hadn't understood that chain of events, but the chairs getting involved the way they did also added to the drama.
As far as Reka's style of play, someone who claimed to have been watching her throughout juniors told me that's always been her mo.
 

ClarkC

Hall of Fame
Anyone know which teams will be playing in the Duke Fab4 (men) and Duke Invitational (women) this weekend in Cary?
The UVa women's schedule lists two tournaments this weekend, one in Charlottesville and one in Cary. So, the roster is split, as often happens in fall tournaments.
 

Tar Heel Tennis

Professional
Tar Heel Tennis, what happened to Ryan Noble at UNC. Why was he kicked off the team?
uhhhhh.....let's just say his passion for tennis has been exceeded by a passion for something else....

i'm sorry that Ryan was unable to succeed at UNC, and hope only the best for him in the future.

sorry to be so vague, but i don't feel comfortable publicizing his issue in a public forum.
 

Tar Heel Tennis

Professional
The UVa women's schedule lists two tournaments this weekend, one in Charlottesville and one in Cary. So, the roster is split, as often happens in fall tournaments.
Thanks Clark - the weather is supposed to be 'iffy' at best on Friday and Saturday. I know that UNC and Duke will be providing their indoor courts for this tournament if we do have rain.

I'm hoping that the rain holds off, so that the tournament can be held at one location (Cary Tennis Park). Otherwise, I'll only get to see half of the tennis...
 

PennAlum

Rookie
uhhhhh.....let's just say his passion for tennis has been exceeded by a passion for something else....

i'm sorry that Ryan was unable to succeed at UNC, and hope only the best for him in the future.

sorry to be so vague, but i don't feel comfortable publicizing his issue in a public forum.
Just like his junior doubles partner, Bo Seal.
 
Has Wake Forest brought anyone in? They lost Tripper and their coach(and someone else?). They could be in for a very rough year, even with the new facilities.
 

Tar Heel Tennis

Professional
Anyone know which teams will be playing in the Duke Fab4 (men) and Duke Invitational (women) this weekend in Cary?
FYI: the Fab4/Duke Invitational is not a team event. The "4" indicates that four players from a school can participate. However, to fill in the field of 64 for each sex, UNC and Duke have additional players. Many teams, including Alabama, Ole Miss, Elon, William & Mary, Texas, Texas A&M, Illinois, Louisville, Kentucky, Miami, South Carolina, Radford, NC State, Virginia, and Va Tech are playing.
 
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Matt H.

Professional
I haven't followed closely the past couple years but Dwayne has built up quite a program at FSU. I was there his first or second year as coach. Went from bottom feeders in '01 to NCAA quarterfinalists in '05.
 
Guide to the ACC newcomers for upcoming season:

Boston College
Joe Davidson - Woodside,CA
Matt Wagner - LA,CA

Clemson
Hunter Harrington - Spartnaburg,SC. 5 start recruit. Should probably be slipped into the line-up at the 3-5 range.
Ayrton Wibowo - Jakarta,Indonesia. Davis Cup player. Word is a doubles specialist. Transfer from Auburn-Montgomery

Duke
Raphael Hemmeler - Zurich,Switzerland. ATP high rank of 1125. Should be a good insertion into the Duke line-up. around #3 or 4
Jason Tahir - Rochester,NY. Blue-chip recruit. ATP high rank of 1242. Talented freshman, who could go into the line-up immediately.

Florida State
Dominic Cotrone - Bradenton,FL. 5 star recruit. Low 5 star. Will likely be out of the top 6 freshman year
Christian Gonzalez-Mendez - Santiago de Compostela,Spain. No ATP ranking
Jason Zafiros - Bradenton,FL. Transfer from Arizona. Will be a senior this upcoming season

Georgia Tech
Colin Edwards - Valrico,FL. 3 star recruit. Probably a backup
Vikram Hundal - Alpharetta,GA. 5 star recruit. Middle-tier 5 star, could be in tail end of line-up
Eduardo Segura Mandarino - Madrid,Spain. ATP high rank of 886. This looks like a could catch for the Jackets, s they try to fill the Gomez hole.
Juan Melian Puigventos - Las Palmas,Spain. Transfer from Ga.Southern. Was Southern Conference player of year. Good introduction to the line-up.

Maryland
David Nguyen - Columbia,MD. Transfer from Virginia
Vlad Stefan - Bucharest,Romania. ATP high rank of 1300. Will be in top 6 immediately.

Miami
Victor Mauz - Suresnes,France. No info on this guy
Miami only has 6 players, they will need to bring in more.

North Carolina
Esben Hess-Olesen - Billund,Denmark. Brother of Texas freshman(twin I guess since they are both freshmen). Im guessing the less talented of the two.
Oystein Steiro - Snaroya,Norway.

NC State
Beck Bond - Meriden,CT. 4 star recruit.
Robbie Mudge - Moorseville,NC. 5 star recruit. Top 6 player
Austin Powell - Muscle Shoals,AL.

Virginia
Mitchell Frank - Annandale,VA. Blue Chip Recruit. ATP high of 623. Immediately one of the top players in college tennis. Probably to be 2 or 3 for UVA.

Virginia Tech
Hunter Koontz - Richmond,VA. 5 star recruit. Mid-tier 5 star player. Could be in top 6 for Hokies.
Mauricio Antun - Sao Paulo,Brazil. ATP high rank of 1430. Should be a top 6 insertion player

Wake Forest
Renier Moolman - Randburg,South Africa. ATP high rank of 1152. Good pick-up for Wake after losing many players. Will be top 4
Sam Wells - Moorseville,NC. Transfer from Vanderbilt.
 
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goldy0084

Rookie
Good list of all the guys...you are a big fanatic man!
Moolman at Wake is ineligible but will be very good when he can play. Mendez-Gonzales at FSU has no points, but lost some very close matches to guys in the top 200 ATP. I think Miami signed Wilfredo Gonzales from Guatemala, but I can't certify that. VT also got a guy named Marco Lovrinivic from Croatia, but I don't think he will play. I think GT guys will all be a great surprise. Nobody is expecting them to do well after last year, but the guys they brought in are a good group...plus Spir/King should win NCAA's in dubs if they play up to par. I know they lost AA finals, but they are the best team in the country, hands down, imho.
 
Yeah I dismissed GT after they lost Gomez and the other seniors. I thought they would have a down year. But after looking at the newcomers, it looks like they will have a solid year. Probably top 5 ACC team
 

Dawgie Dawg

Rookie
ACC tennis huh? Let me put it this way, there is one grown man playing the ACC and that is Jose Hernandez. Everyone else is a fraud. The conference is full of wannabe men. Cunha thinks he is crafty but he hits fluffballs and isn't even fast.
 

Tar Heel Tennis

Professional
ACC tennis huh? Let me put it this way, there is one grown man playing the ACC and that is Jose Hernandez. Everyone else is a fraud. The conference is full of wannabe men. Cunha thinks he is crafty but he hits fluffballs and isn't even fast.
you clearly don't know tennis if you actually believe this crap you spew. this thread is for grown men....time for you to take your childish tripe back to the kiddie table....

seriously, stay out of this thread in the future, you worthless troll.
 
ACC tennis huh? Let me put it this way, there is one grown man playing the ACC and that is Jose Hernandez. Everyone else is a fraud. The conference is full of wannabe men. Cunha thinks he is crafty but he hits fluffballs and isn't even fast.
Well we can't all be as manly as Will Spencer but we as the wimpy ACC can sure try our mightiest.
 

10isplayer

Semi-Pro
Guide to the ACC newcomers for upcoming season:

Boston College
Joe Davidson - Woodside,CA
Matt Wagner - LA,CA

Clemson
Hunter Harrington - Spartnaburg,SC. 5 start recruit. Should probably be slipped into the line-up at the 3-5 range.
Ayrton Wibowo - Jakarta,Indonesia. Davis Cup player. Word is a doubles specialist. Transfer from Auburn-Montgomery

Duke
Raphael Hemmeler - Zurich,Switzerland. ATP high rank of 1125. Should be a good insertion into the Duke line-up. around #3 or 4
Jason Tahir - Rochester,NY. Blue-chip recruit. ATP high rank of 1242. Talented freshman, who could go into the line-up immediately.

Florida State
Dominic Cotrone - Bradenton,FL. 5 star recruit. Low 5 star. Will likely be out of the top 6 freshman year
Christian Gonzalez-Mendez - Santiago de Compostela,Spain. No ATP ranking
Jason Zafiros - Bradenton,FL. Transfer from Arizona. Will be a senior this upcoming season

Georgia Tech
Colin Edwards - Valrico,FL. 3 star recruit. Probably a backup
Vikram Hundal - Alpharetta,GA. 5 star recruit. Middle-tier 5 star, could be in tail end of line-up
Eduardo Segura Mandarino - Madrid,Spain. ATP high rank of 886. This looks like a could catch for the Jackets, s they try to fill the Gomez hole.
Juan Melian Puigventos - Las Palmas,Spain. Transfer from Ga.Southern. Was Southern Conference player of year. Good introduction to the line-up.

Maryland
David Nguyen - Columbia,MD. Transfer from Virginia
Vlad Stefan - Bucharest,Romania. ATP high rank of 1300. Will be in top 6 immediately.

Miami
Victor Mauz - Suresnes,France. No info on this guy
Miami only has 6 players, they will need to bring in more.

North Carolina
Esben Hess-Olesen - Billund,Denmark. Brother of Texas freshman(twin I guess since they are both freshmen). Im guessing the less talented of the two.
Oystein Steiro - Snaroya,Norway.

NC State
Beck Bond - Meriden,CT. 4 star recruit.
Robbie Mudge - Moorseville,NC. 5 star recruit. Top 6 player
Austin Powell - Muscle Shoals,AL.

Virginia
Mitchell Frank - Annandale,VA. Blue Chip Recruit. ATP high of 623. Immediately one of the top players in college tennis. Probably to be 2 or 3 for UVA.

Virginia Tech
Hunter Koontz - Richmond,VA. 5 star recruit. Mid-tier 5 star player. Could be in top 6 for Hokies.
Mauricio Antun - Sao Paulo,Brazil. ATP high rank of 1430. Should be a top 6 insertion player

Wake Forest
Renier Moolman - Randburg,South Africa. ATP high rank of 1152. Good pick-up for Wake after losing many players. Will be top 4
Sam Wells - Moorseville,NC. Transfer from Vanderbilt.
great list thanks for doing this clemson. i think tahir will start immediately for duke. he had some really good wins this summer on the futures circuit but he seems to be struggling adapting to college this fall. i think Georgia tech is going to surprise a lot of people seeing the players they brought in. i think they can challenge duke for 2nd in the acc
 

ClarkC

Hall of Fame
I withhold any solid predictions until I see January dual matches, especially because some schools will have players show up in January. As of this fall, Duke looks like a clear #2 ahead of UNC and GT.
 
Clemson is down to 7 players. Hopefully we can nab another player from somewhere before the season.

We had some ok results at the bulldog scramble. Yannick Maden was 3-1, lost to Pieters of UGA in a 3 setter. Harrington lost 2 very close matches.
 
Michael Redlicki picked Duke today. With another year of development for Saba and Mengel along with it being Cunha's senior year, Duke could be looking at a real nice '12-'13 season. This isn't to say they won't do well this year. Hemmeler and Tahir were nice pick ups for this season.
 

mikej

Hall of Fame
Michael Redlicki picked Duke today. With another year of development for Saba and Mengel along with it being Cunha's senior year, Duke could be looking at a real nice '12-'13 season. This isn't to say they won't do well this year. Hemmeler and Tahir were nice pick ups for this season.
great choice redlicki!

and well done ramsey - keep up the fantastic recruiting!
 

Tar Heel Tennis

Professional
as much as it pains me to admit this ;)

dook, er, I mean Duke :twisted: is a tremendous school, particularly for tennis players. Ramsey and Jamie are tremendous coaches and bring in excellent talent yearly.

I'm very fortunate to live in an area where I can see so much great college tennis - UNC, Duke, and even NC State have some really nice players.

Other than SOME of the Duke fans (towel do****, flat forehead wrestling idiot), I have had nothing but positive experiences with the Duke tennis programs.
 
great list thanks for doing this clemson. i think tahir will start immediately for duke. he had some really good wins this summer on the futures circuit but he seems to be struggling adapting to college this fall. i think Georgia tech is going to surprise a lot of people seeing the players they brought in. i think they can challenge duke for 2nd in the acc
what do you think of UNC? Are they above or below GT?
 
Boland just inked 4 blue chips:

#2 Mac Styslinger from Alabama
#17 Ryan Shane (younger brother of Justin) from Virginia
#27 John "Harrison" Richmond from South Carolina
#29 Mitchell Polnet from Pennsylvania
 

10isplayer

Semi-Pro
what do you think of UNC? Are they above or below GT?
I think UNC will be around the same level as they were last year. 2,3 will be important spots for them and I think Parker will slip into the 4 spot with the freshman playing 5,6. King has played very well in the fall and I think GT should have a good 1,2 punch with King, and Spir but overall they're lack in the depth department. So i think UNC is above GT at the moment. what do you think?
 

Automator

Semi-Pro
Boland just inked 4 blue chips:

#2 Mac Styslinger from Alabama
#17 Ryan Shane (younger brother of Justin) from Virginia
#27 John "Harrison" Richmond from South Carolina
#29 Mitchell Polnet from Pennsylvania
:shock:

So much for my prediction that Duke could win the ACC. Sorry, mikej.
 

10isplayer

Semi-Pro
:shock:

So much for my prediction that Duke could win the ACC. Sorry, mikej.
Very good recruiting class but I think only Styslinger will see singles action from the four unless Frank or Domijan turn pro. Styslinger and redlicki are comparable with Styslinger having slightly better results recently.
 

wrxinsc

Professional
Boland just inked 4 blue chips:

#2 Mac Styslinger from Alabama
#17 Ryan Shane (younger brother of Justin) from Virginia
#27 John "Harrison" Richmond from South Carolina
#29 Mitchell Polnet from Pennsylvania

John is from my neck of the woods. A fine young man. Public schooled and parents are doctors i think. He is a heck of a fine tennis player. Very adaptable game. Finds a way to win.
 
John is from my neck of the woods. A fine young man. Public schooled and parents are doctors i think. He is a heck of a fine tennis player. Very adaptable game. Finds a way to win.
Good to hear. I'm just excited to see another lefty on the team. Treat Huey was the last one to really play in the lineup. We had David Nguyen for awhile, but he transferred.
 
Styslinger is the header of that class. The rest of them are pretty good but a little below UVA's current quality. Of course they are not having to replace everyone at once.
 
i'm assuming it's because clemson isn't good at tennis
we have the most acc titles in history. We have been down recently but new facilities are coming. It's a dissapointment to not get elite talent in your own state. We have done a better job at keeping talent in the state than South Carolina in tennis, but SC is just now starting to produce enough elite talents to sustain a program. Not getting Richmond is a set back.

I guess its more attractive to recruits these days to be 6-10 in an elite team than be 2-4 in a mediocre but potential to get better team.
 
So I guess you would rather ride the pine for a top team than consistently play for a team in the same conference. Because Richmond is good but he is not seeing the top 6 at UVA for a while. I honestly don't understand why Oudshoorn and Rooda stick around considering they never play and would top 6 at every other ACC school outside of Duke.
 

mikej

Hall of Fame
UNC 25
Duke 12
Clemson 11
UVA 6 and counting

according to page 91 (table titled championships by school) of the ACC records pdf off acc.com
 
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