ACC tennis

My observation was not meant to trigger anyone or disrespect WF Tennis. Memphis plays 4 freshman 2 juniors and 1 senior, and #2 did not play moving #7 into the #6 spot. Memphis took a match at #5 by their player who has been in the 6 slot. 2 matches were unfinished, one in the 3rd set and the other Memphis ahead and up a break. I'm guessing had Gojo & Memphis #2 played the match ups would have still been the same 3-6. For an unranked team against the #1 it was a solid effort. Better than some more experienced teams who got run out of the draw 0-2 in other regions.
 
My observation was not meant to trigger anyone or disrespect WF Tennis. Memphis plays 4 freshman 2 juniors and 1 senior, and #2 did not play moving #7 into the #6 spot. Memphis took a match at #5 by their player who has been in the 6 slot. 2 matches were unfinished, one in the 3rd set and the other Memphis ahead and up a break. I'm guessing had Gojo & Memphis #2 played the match ups would have still been the same 3-6. For an unranked team against the #1 it was a solid effort. Better than some more experienced teams who got run out of the draw 0-2 in other regions.
Hard to know. Wake has 7 different players they will use at 4-6 in the lineup (Melios, Solomon, Cungu, Banthia, Gadjiev, Zlobinsky, Nava) throughout the year.
 
ACC by tiers

1. Wake Forest
2. Notre Dame
3. Virginia
4. North Carolina

5. NC State
6. Florida State
7. Duke

8. Miami
9. Georgia Tech
10. Louisville
11. Clemson
12. Virginia Tech

13. Boston College
 
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Looks like UNC, UVa and Wake in ACC this year with N.D. a challenger.
It looks like ND is at the same level with those 3 right now. They beat Virginia and barely lost to Illinois, while UNC barely beat Illinois in an equally close match. The question is whether ND can keep it up all year and keep pace with those 3. As the season goes on, it is reasonable to expect ND to be more susceptible to upsets vs teams like NC State or FSU than UNC/Wake/UVA will be.
 
got to watch Georgia Tech play live today! Had some friends from the Georgia state team playing so I went to watch :) Despite have 3 ranked players on the GT team, I wasn't impresses with most of their players other than their number 2. I don't think they will do much in the ACC this year
 
got to watch Georgia Tech play live today! Had some friends from the Georgia state team playing so I went to watch :) Despite have 3 ranked players on the GT team, I wasn't impresses with most of their players other than their number 2. I don't think they will do much in the ACC this year
If you look at GT's teams, the roster is usually internationals plus GA players so GT is competing for the same pool of in state players as UGA. GT actually started well vs UGA 9 days ago taking 3/4 first sets in Athens and barely losing dubs points. GT has a fairly young team as two US freshmen played that match. GT has done better in recruiting game than UGA for 2019 and 2020 class at least with in state recruits; GT has a Blue chip GA player from 2019 and a top 10 IMG trained BC for 2020 class. GA has a US BC from 2019 but from Florida. What's interesting is that the midmajor team-GA State took 3 players to a couple fall Futures. GA State is one of the better midmajors outside of the American Athletic Conference which for tennis is almost like a Power conference-lot of the AAC teams could beat midtier Powers. Too bad only one out of GA State and South Alabama can make it to NCAA dance each year as both would be good teams to play as 3 seeds.

As you say, GT will have a hard time competing with UNC, UVA, ND, and Wake this year and in future even with good recruits coming in as GT can't attract the top recruits who hope to play pro. UNC, UVA, and Wake benefit from WCs to Charlottesville and Cary Challengers and Winston $25K Futures although Winston used to have two $25ks in summer but only has one in 2019 plus the Winston 250. Notre Dame can attract top US ******* and Eastern players just because ND is ND. The BBT Atlanta 250 does give one college WC usually to a GA resident who plays for UGA or GT (past recipients have included Austin Smith, Chris Eubanks, and Emil Reinberg) but a Challenger WC is more valuable as Challenger matches are winnable for collegian, much harder at 250. While Eubanks from GT is a top 200 pro now, while he was at GT, he mainly played Futures and Challengers during the summer. He only played one event during fall season of college-Champaign Challenger Nov 2016 before he turned pro in fall 2017. Other ACC schools have players playing multiple fall circuit events and even some in to January so top players will gravitate to those ACC schools instead. Best GT can hope for is middle of the ACC beating Clemson, Louisville, and BC and possibly Miami, Duke and VT, but probably only VT out of those 3.
 
Georgia Tech also usually has a pretty good Spain pipeline for players. The last really good one being Guillermo Gomez. They've been about the same level as Clemson recently, if not mildly better even though Clemson has edged them in head to head meetings the last few years. I'm looking forward to attending the GT at Clemson match on March 3.
 
Georgia Tech also usually has a pretty good Spain pipeline for players. The last really good one being Guillermo Gomez. They've been about the same level as Clemson recently, if not mildly better even though Clemson has edged them in head to head meetings the last few years. I'm looking forward to attending the GT at Clemson match on March 3.
Yes, Tech has two guys from Spain on team-junior Carlos Divar who played a great 1st set vs UGA's Emil Reinberg (6-2) 9 days ago and had chances to win in 2 sets before losing in 2nd set tiebreak and not finishing match. GT has a Spanish freshman who I think started in January but he did not play in lineup last 3 matches after losing 1,3 at 5 vs Auburn. May take a little while for him to adjust to indoor HCs if he mainly played on clay.

Should be an interesting Clemson/GT match. Could have two Atlantans facing each other at 6-Gandolfo vs Agee. They haven't played each other since 2014 as Agee did the jr ITF Caribbean/Mexico route in HS instead of USTA sectionals/nationals. Good to see Clemson finally nabbed a good SC native in Jahn who was great in dubs.

SC may be edging GA in junior tennis; for the first time in 26 years, SC won the Southern Junior Cup in Sept 2018. GA had won for 25 years straight before last fall. SC won all the mixed and had a slight edge at singles to win but GA and SC were split at dubs. Lots of talent in the coastal area plus Greenville/Spartanburg surprisingly... Since 14/16/18s play it may bode well for SC's future and USC/Clemson too; however, you can't put a lot of stock in mixed. NC always come in 3rd with the other 6 states unlikely to break the top 3. Mixed is fun though-remember one of the ladies acing a guy who now plays in the lineup for a SEC team.
 
If you look at GT's teams, the roster is usually internationals plus GA players so GT is competing for the same pool of in state players as UGA. GT actually started well vs UGA 9 days ago taking 3/4 first sets in Athens and barely losing dubs points. GT has a fairly young team as two US freshmen played that match. GT has done better in recruiting game than UGA for 2019 and 2020 class at least with in state recruits; GT has a Blue chip GA player from 2019 and a top 10 IMG trained BC for 2020 class. GA has a US BC from 2019 but from Florida. What's interesting is that the midmajor team-GA State took 3 players to a couple fall Futures. GA State is one of the better midmajors outside of the American Athletic Conference which for tennis is almost like a Power conference-lot of the AAC teams could beat midtier Powers. Too bad only one out of GA State and South Alabama can make it to NCAA dance each year as both would be good teams to play as 3 seeds.

As you say, GT will have a hard time competing with UNC, UVA, ND, and Wake this year and in future even with good recruits coming in as GT can't attract the top recruits who hope to play pro. UNC, UVA, and Wake benefit from WCs to Charlottesville and Cary Challengers and Winston $25K Futures although Winston used to have two $25ks in summer but only has one in 2019 plus the Winston 250. Notre Dame can attract top US ******* and Eastern players just because ND is ND. The BBT Atlanta 250 does give one college WC usually to a GA resident who plays for UGA or GT (past recipients have included Austin Smith, Chris Eubanks, and Emil Reinberg) but a Challenger WC is more valuable as Challenger matches are winnable for collegian, much harder at 250. While Eubanks from GT is a top 200 pro now, while he was at GT, he mainly played Futures and Challengers during the summer. He only played one event during fall season of college-Champaign Challenger Nov 2016 before he turned pro in fall 2017. Other ACC schools have players playing multiple fall circuit events and even some in to January so top players will gravitate to those ACC schools instead. Best GT can hope for is middle of the ACC beating Clemson, Louisville, and BC and possibly Miami, Duke and VT, but probably only VT out of those 3.
GA State honestly is a very good team. They have solid players all in the top 4, with only questionable players at 5 and 6 position. Their doubles is also very suspect at times. As far as GT, they have a very good shot at finishing in the middle of the pack for ACC.
 
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