Big 10 Tennis

Minnesota seem serious and they could be powerful for years to come. but what is up with Northwestern, once a very good team. Now looks like they are bottom half team in big 10 and no promising players coming in either
 
Matic spec and Felix corwin of Minnesota are traveling the futures circuit. They are both collecting ATP points. Will be interesting to see how far solid D1 players can go


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Both are continuing to pick up some ATP points. Soon they will get into main draws of futures. Interesting to see how good D 1 players stack up in the pros. As a point of reference both players were ranked in the top 50 in D1 singles at some point


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Couple of observations from the ITA central regional. Iowa is much improved and may surprise in the Big Ten

Jackson Allen from Minnesota was a highly ranked recruit and may be breaking out at the top level


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Minnesota beat #19 Alabama tonight in Tuscaloosa. Getting a big boost with senior J Kristanipic holding down first singles after playing 5 last year


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robow7

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The Illini knocked off a decent Kentucky team this evening and Duke last week but tomorrow they face North Carolina at home which will help tell how far they'll go this year. They simply don't have a strong enough player at the top and will have to rely on their depth down below.
 
The Illini knocked off a decent Kentucky team this evening and Duke last week but tomorrow they face North Carolina at home which will help tell how far they'll go this year. They simply don't have a strong enough player at the top and will have to rely on their depth down below.
Yeah, the Illini don’t have the strength at the top of the lineup this year - their strength is the middle/bottom of their lineup. Against good teams, it’s imperative that they win the doubles point, or they’ll have a hard time.
 
Yeah, the Illini don’t have the strength at the top of the lineup this year - their strength is the middle/bottom of their lineup. Against good teams, it’s imperative that they win the doubles point, or they’ll have a hard time.
What is Illinois ranked this year ? Aren't they hosting the ITA indoor championships ? If they are really bad, then how could they be playing in this national top 16 team only event ? and how do they play tennis in Chicago ? isnt' it like Minus 30 degree or something ?
 
What is Illinois ranked this year ? Aren't they hosting the ITA indoor championships ? If they are really bad, then how could they be playing in this national top 16 team only event ? and how do they play tennis in Chicago ? isnt' it like Minus 30 degree or something ?

Where did I say they were bad, much less “really bad”? Do you troll intentionally? What’s wrong with you?

I’m an Illini grad, and a huge fan of the tennis team. They have a lot of really good players, but I don’t think they have the strength at the top of the lineup when they go up against top team. Kova is playing great so far this year, and hopefully, Brown starts playing as well as he did last year.
 
What is Illinois ranked this year ? Aren't they hosting the ITA indoor championships ? If they are really bad, then how could they be playing in this national top 16 team only event ? and how do they play tennis in Chicago ? isnt' it like Minus 30 degree or something ?
They have played the ITA Indoors at the Midtown Tennis Club for like ever

The place is pretty damn amazing now with all the upgrades and hotel they built on site

Its not really hosted by Illinois considering its nowhere close to Illinois and they never play there
 
What's up with Cressy ?? he lost to Illini #1 in straight sets. and UCLA lost after seeing this go down. I thought he was good ?

: 7-6(5), 7-5 Cressy
: 6-4, 4-6, 6-4
: 4-6, 4-7
: 6-3 , 6-7 (3)
: 5-7 , 6-0 , 2-3
: 6-1, 6-3
 
What's up with Cressy ?? he lost to Illini #1 in straight sets. and UCLA lost after seeing this go down. I thought he was good ?

: 7-6(5), 7-5 Cressy
: 6-4, 4-6, 6-4
: 4-6, 4-7
: 6-3 , 6-7 (3)
: 5-7 , 6-0 , 2-3
: 6-1, 6-3
He won 10/12 Challenger Q/MD matches in one month's time in 2019 including winning Cleveland Challenger and won his prior 3 dual matches in straights. Guess he had an off day. It is ironic that Cressy, Roy Smith, and Borna Gojo all have top aTP 500 rankings from Challenger matches but have each already lost at least one dual match (Roy Smith 2 at Kickoff). Maybe their rhythm gets a little off going back and forth from ad and no-ad or maybe they are tired from playing college and pro matches plus all the travel and school....
 
He won 10/12 Challenger Q/MD matches in one month's time in 2019 including winning Cleveland Challenger and won his prior 3 dual matches in straights. Guess he had an off day. It is ironic that Cressy, Roy Smith, and Borna Gojo all have top aTP 500 rankings from Challenger matches but have each already lost at least one dual match (Roy Smith 2 at Kickoff). Maybe their rhythm gets a little off going back and forth from ad and no-ad or maybe they are tired from playing college and pro matches plus all the travel and school....
Cressy probably takes basket weaving class. he doesn't look very smart
 
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