ACC tennis

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
After this past weekends results some shuffling of the order seems needed. ACC play about to start full force and after Georgia Techs wins + Notre Dame loses should be a very interested conference season. I think on a given day any team 3-10 could beat each other.

1. Wake Forest
2. Virginia

3. North Carolina
4. NC State
5. Florida State
6. Notre Dame
7. Georgia Tech
8. Miami
9. Duke
10. Virginia Tech

11. Louisville
12. Clemson
13. Boston College
 
Why didnt ND play their two ITA ranked singles players Lebedev and Ciamarra vs Miami? Are they injured or did ND think they could beat Miami sitting out their top 2 and letting a few guys from the bench play? If the latter, ND was overconfident. The GT win was a great one because UNC did play their top of the lineup and still lost. Not sure why UNC did not have Mac Kiger in at 6. I bet ND will have a different lineup vs FL State on Sunday...

What are GT's chances vs Duke on Sunday? Duke's been on a decline but did beat Clemson, but with GT on an upswing could mean another ACC win for the Jackets.
Last year Notre Dame did overconfidently sit their top players vs Boston College and barely avoided the upset with a 4-3 win. But this year they must be injured because they also sat vs Florida State. Actually kinda impressive from ND to be missing their top 2 players and still take Miami and FSU down to the last court on the road.
 
I haven't seen many postings about this, but what are y'all's thoughts on how GT has been playing? I wasn't super impressed when I watched them play Georgia State this year but heck what do I know lol
 
I haven't seen many postings about this, but what are y'all's thoughts on how GT has been playing? I wasn't super impressed when I watched them play Georgia State this year but heck what do I know lol
They seem to be playing better outside, especially at home. Big wins this weekend. Divar has consistently played well-keeping it close or winning vs much higher ranked #1s. They changed their lineup some this past weekend. The freshmen Schelcher clinched both matches at #5 in 3 sets. At the start of the season, the team was inexperienced as even some of the older players had not played much in past years. Gresk who is a sr didnt play much in the lineup until last year; he had a big win vs Sigouin at 2. Gresk is tall 6'7 with a lot of power but had made a lot of UEs in past-will be competitive at 2 in ACC if he controls power and hits his serves. Some weeks the team has had 3 freshmen in lineup and/or a soph who didnt play much last year. Maybe this past weekend the team finally gelled. Upset wins will be harder on the road, but GT is now ranked 45 so has a chance of making the NCAAs this year. I attended the GT/UGA indoor match which was much closer than the score implied-GT won 3 of 4 1st sets played (5 and 6 didnt finish 1st sets) and had close dubs loss at 1 (6-7) and 2 (5-7) and 3 was tied 6-all. If Tech is playing its best tennis, it can be competitive with teams ranked 20-25 and up but not the higher teams. However, the Tech team is smaller than most ACC teams-only 9 on roster with one player only playing dubs so everyone has to stay healthy to make the trip to NCAAs a possibility. It will be tight for team to keep the .5 win ratio. They should be able to beat Boston College, Louisville, and hopefully VA Tech tho that is an away match. Will be very hard for GT to beat the other 4 remaining ACC teams-maybe NC State is a possibility since Tech plays them at home.
 
They seem to be playing better outside, especially at home. Big wins this weekend. Divar has consistently played well-keeping it close or winning vs much higher ranked #1s. They changed their lineup some this past weekend. The freshmen Schelcher clinched both matches at #5 in 3 sets. At the start of the season, the team was inexperienced as even some of the older players had not played much in past years. Gresk who is a sr didnt play much in the lineup until last year; he had a big win vs Sigouin at 2. Gresk is tall 6'7 with a lot of power but had made a lot of UEs in past-will be competitive at 2 in ACC if he controls power and hits his serves. Some weeks the team has had 3 freshmen in lineup and/or a soph who didnt play much last year. Maybe this past weekend the team finally gelled. Upset wins will be harder on the road, but GT is now ranked 45 so has a chance of making the NCAAs this year. I attended the GT/UGA indoor match which was much closer than the score implied-GT won 3 of 4 1st sets played (5 and 6 didnt finish 1st sets) and had close dubs loss at 1 (6-7) and 2 (5-7) and 3 was tied 6-all. If Tech is playing its best tennis, it can be competitive with teams ranked 20-25 and up but not the higher teams. However, the Tech team is smaller than most ACC teams-only 9 on roster with one player only playing dubs so everyone has to stay healthy to make the trip to NCAAs a possibility. It will be tight for team to keep the .5 win ratio. They should be able to beat Boston College, Louisville, and hopefully VA Tech tho that is an away match. Will be very hard for GT to beat the other 4 remaining ACC teams-maybe NC State is a possibility since Tech plays them at home.
Fully agree. I think for GT is that team this year that if you are off and they are one, then it will be a rough day at the office (as we saw with UNC). When Gresk gets into the mood, i saw him unload on some serves and groundies. They can push some teams in this later half of the season and be very competitive.
 
NC State is a really tough team, Coach Spencer has them competing hard. Very tight losses to two of the best teams in the country in Virginia and Wake Forest, both matches included a 3rd set tiebreaker loss for Igor Saveljic (to Nakashima and Chrysochos). Even though NC State did very well to make those matches that close you have to wonder what it will do for their psyche. Sometimes close losses can snowball.
 
NC State is a really tough team, Coach Spencer has them competing hard. Very tight losses to two of the best teams in the country in Virginia and Wake Forest, both matches included a 3rd set tiebreaker loss for Igor Saveljic (to Nakashima and Chrysochos). Even though NC State did very well to make those matches that close you have to wonder what it will do for their psyche. Sometimes close losses can snowball.
The match was played indoors - I guess NC State only has 4 indoor courts? - so two of the matches were delayed. Melios from Wake was up 7-5, 2-0 when his match was stopped. I agree that NC State seems to have a lot of fight, as several of the matches were pretty close.
 
What has happened to Lebedev and Ciamarra-#1 and #2 of Notre Dame. Are they injured? I dont think either have played for several weekends. Hard to believe ND beat UVA and Texas A&M in early February. Team has lost 4 straight ACC matches.
 
Wake 5 UNC 2 in Winston Salem.
Heels won doubles (courts 1 & 3) and started well in singles. Deacs with a nice rally after dropping #6 singles in straight sets to go down 0-2. Score was then even at 2 with straight set wins for the Deacs at #2 (Petros 4&2) and Cungu at #5 (5&3).
Gojo, and Botzer won in 3 sets after each lost the first set to clinch the match before Melios added the 5th point with a 3 set win at 4.
 
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I beleive that's now 3 wins in a row for Gojo over Blumberg. All in 3 sets. Blumberg had won their first 2 meetings in college, so Gojo has turned around the rivalry. (with 1 unfinished match sandwiched between)
 
Virginia Tech beat Notre Dame 5-2. Talk a bout a season falling apart thanks to injury. ND was once a fringe top 10 team and now will probably not even host in the NCAAs.

Louisville got a big upset win over Miami to keep their tournament hopes alive but couldn't follow it up and lost to Duke on Sunday.
 
Virginia Tech beat Notre Dame 5-2. Talk a bout a season falling apart thanks to injury. ND was once a fringe top 10 team and now will probably not even host in the NCAAs.

Louisville got a big upset win over Miami to keep their tournament hopes alive but couldn't follow it up and lost to Duke on Sunday.
Anyone know how long Lebedev and Ciamarra are out? Really hard to lose both your 1 and 2. ND has a deep bench and probably could have survived some injuries if they had not been at the top spots. Are McCormick hurt and/or Howells hurt too? Are they 4 guys down?
 
With two weekends left in the regular season this is the ACC standings. Whats crazy is that every team except Clemson and BC still has shots of making the NCAA tournament.

Wake Forest
Virginia
North Carolina
Miami
Virginia Tech
NC State
Florida State
Georgia Tech
Louisville
Notre Dame
Duke
Clemson
Boston College

Duke plays BC NC State and Florida State as its last three matches, if they win out they could get in without needing any extra at ACC championships.
ND is on a free fall and might lose out, They play UNC, Georgia Tech, Clemson. I would think they beat Clemson and although their early season wins may preserve their ranking they might not get above .500 (current record is 11-12). They need to beat GT to stay alive I think.
Louisville plays Georgia Tech, Virginia Tech, and UNC. If they can win the first two and then beat one of them again in the ACC they might get in although I would say they are the least likely I still dont know how they beat Miami.
Georgia Tech should be in after winning 4-0 against NC State yesterday and their next three against Louisville, ND, and BC are all very winnable (at ND though).

The rest of the ACC is safe, big match next weekend between UNC and Virginia last chance for UNC to maybe get back to top 8 in the country. I also think Miami at home is always tough it makes their match against UVA tomorrow very interesting.
 
Like Notre Dame, Florida State has been hurt pretty badly by injury. They have been missing Dougaz basically the entire season and lately Thongoana and Bhullar have also been out. They are having to go 8-9 deep late in the season. Very important clutch win for FSU yesterday over Virginia Tech to stem the free fall.
 
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Like Notre Dame, Florida State has been hurt pretty badly by injury. They have been missing Dougaz basically the entire season and lately Thongoana and Bhullar have also been out. They are having to go 8-9 deep late in the season. Very important clutch win for FSU yesterday over Virginia Tech to stem the free fall.
Dougaz is playing a future in Tunesia this week...is he out of college?
 
That i knew, but how he can Play futures in northern africa and is listet at FSU as injured?
The injury part I can't answer. But he's able to play futures the same way Lucas Poullain was able to play two futures in Tucson, AZ and one in Claremont, CA and he's still enrolled. Dougaz is from Tunisia so maybe that's part of it.
 
Louisville squeaked by GT in the ACC tourney. GT was one of the last teams projected in for NCAAs. Does this loss mean they are out or do they still have a chance to play?
Doubtful. Depends on how their best wins perform this week. On the bubble and losing early in the conf. tourney at the end of the season is usually the end. If they get it they will back in for sure due to their best wins outperforming this week.
 
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