Discussion in 'College Tennis Talk' started by Vicious Vik, Oct 9, 2011.
Their Facebook page says Longhorns are in the top 10
no, it doesn't matter.
I will be looking at sending guys there though.
Coach & programme is solid.
I have heard only good things from 2 sources who are there and Clemson tennis has reinforced that.
We will see how they do against better teams. I'll be so mad if we lose to Faiylor and Chokelahoma.
Lots of very pretty girls in Texas team at ITA indoors event.
won 3 singles matches so far
Pretty girls in TX? In other news, the sky is blue and water is wet.
I got to watch the live cast today and was pretty impressed by the team. I didn't watch doubles, only the singles play.
SHO - He's still his steady self this year. I'm glad he's healthy this year. If history repeats itself, he always gets better as the season goes. I agree that he doesn't seem like a #1 player for a Top 5-10 team but somehow he gets nice quality wins. I assume he hits a pretty heavy ball because it's not that explosive on either ends but he keeps it deep. He has a nice compact stroke and is pretty quick which seems to serve him well. Glad to see him pull off the win being down in the 2nd set.
Glasspool - He has improved a lot since i've seen him. He's really consistent with his big game and he seems like he finally believes he's a Top 25-50 player. I like how he doesn't really panic. His serve is on point and his FH gets him a lot of quality points. I'm excited to see how he continues to develop.
Goldhoff - This guy has a ton of potential. I saw him pretty much dominate when he was consistent. He can turn defense into offense with ease but he's just not consistent yet. He clipped a few shot on the net cord when he was up like 5-1 on the last set to lose a few games. I think if he improves his consistency, he'll be able to compete with any of the top college players. Just a freshman with great results and still a ton of upside.
Berkowicz - He reminds of a college player Del Potro. He swings a forehand similar to Del Potro and doesn't move all that well. When he dictates the point, he likes to player corner to corner. He seems to be a very streaky player. He'll win a string of games then lose a few. If he got more first serves in, he'd be much more consistent. I believe he had some type of arthroscopic surgery on his knee during the off-season so i'm guessing he's still getting his legs under him. I expect him to get better as the season goes.
Naumann - He's improved a bit too. He plays well on both sides and is very crafty for a college players. He can hit some nice trick shots at the baseline and at the net. You really have to play well to beat him. He seems very steady. I think he might log the most wins for Texas during the dual-match season. I wouldn't be shocked if he moved up to the #4 slot. Though I'd love to see him hit a heavier ball to move up to that spot.
Holiner - He seems to be struggling. He's always been a good net player but his baseline game is very shaky. He didn't look confident hitting through the ball and keeping it flat. He hit a ton of short balls and a lot of loopy shots too. He definitely rushed to the net as much as he can. His swing is pretty loopy too so he gets jammed on some shots. His serve toss was a little wild. I feel bad for him because I think it's all mental. He seems to have the game to be a Ranked player and he's beaten a number of ranked players before. Although he's a big goofball, I know he's totally committed to this team and has been a huge team member on and off the court. I'd love to see this kid turn it around and play like I'd thought he'd be, but i'm also interested to see how Clement Homs is developing.
Agree with your analysis DaDave. Naumann will win a lot of points for this team at the #5 line -- he is physically and mentally strong. BTW, Texas came out flat in the doubles. Lewis and Holiner will be a good pair, but they could not get gong in that one.
re:Holiner -- he is a great team guy, and we would all like to see him play better. He is a guy that could use a solid hour of HARD warmup prior to playing. His serve was way off in dubs, and he couldn't get it going until late in singles, by that time his opponent had a pretty good groove going.
Sitaram in at #6 today.
Going to need Naumann to make a rally against Guignon that's looking like the best chance at a Texas win from the courts that are behind.
and sure enough looks like it's going to come down to a Guignon vs Naumann 3rd set.
Goldhoff has better win this or I'm going to be very displeased.
And that's all that matters isn't it - keeping you happy! You love them when they win but are ready to chuck them under a bus as soon as they don't manage it. Pretty sure they'll be more disappointed than you but no doubt you will **** them off despite knowing diddly squat! Go on, let's see if you can comment without the vitriol
Now hold your horses there cowboy. Put that gun back in your holster. Where did I throw Goldhoff under the bus? I just said I will be very upset if he loses which he did. You think we should accept this loss?
You have to it's happened. Doesn't make them rubbish all of a sudden. They go home and work on getting better - and their supporters help by supporting them and showing a bit of faith
vik wears cargo shorts
Any news on why Wawrinka didn't sign with the longhorns? Heard he verbally committed.
forgive me i am new here. is VV for real? or is that some kind of act?
He's for real. Enjoy.
don't let him put you off, enough tennis & texas fans to make the thread interesting.
Longhorn Team is looking strong but there are some good players/teams over in
the conference. If you haven't played it is hard to appreciate that no matter how hard you work, the other player/team may be better on the day.
Look forward to seeing any streams or videos...it is all good.
VV is annoying but harmless.
oh my god, just realised vv started this thread & next poster was Fedace!
we are all doomed!
Heard Goldhoff is getting pulled from the lineup after the loss. I was following the live scoring update and he was up 4-1 in the final tiebreak and then lost 6 straight games. I think a good fit to take his spot would be the new verbal commit from Switzerland Stan Wawrinka. If "Luhgaynes" is right about Wawrinka verbally committing than the horns would definitely be a much stronger and formidable team. Cant wait to watch Wawrinka in the burnt orange.
I knew it...doomed:twisted:
What live scoring were u following cuz Illinois tr page was not updating their tiebreaker score...............
i really love your use of the (.)'s. you are killing it! On a more serious note I got it from the illinoistennis site. Heartbreaking loss but I'm sure the acquisition of Wawrinka will really help the team avoid these close matches in the future.
Can I ask which tomato cans decided to make accounts for the sole purpose of mocking one of the Longhorns most loyal fans?
Anybody going to the MET? We are out of town or would go.
Would love to see the Horns pull this out. Just one more but a big challenge
texas wins 4-3 over georgia.
big surprise in last one but big win from goldhoff.
Great effort from the whole team. Looking forward to tomorrow's match
Texas / Georgia 3-3...deciding match 5-5 in third set....and then Georgia defaulted for conduct!
Glasspool and Goldhoff getting really lucky there. Would rather see them winning in straights. Don't know if they are worth the money.
Agree to disagree Mr. "ChadHill". I think that we got lucky today. It could have been Illinois part 2. The only upside I see is that Naumann really came out there with authority instead of last week against Illinois. He had the aggressiveness of a little sedated baby kitten last week when it counted. Quality win today though.
I like the win! Even though we lost on the 4 and 6 line, they were still very competitive losses. Everyone competed and fought hard til the end. I liked what i saw. I think Goldhoff and Berkowicz will keep getting better. I really liked what i saw from the Michigan match and i think Berkowicz is still finding his groove.
Maybe some people will feel that the A&M match was an unlucky loss
that is a solid win. luck cuts both ways, and this time was texas' time to win. Not the way I would have thought -- bottom 4 would have been by guess. As big an upset as SHO beating Smith, I thought Suds losing to Pieters was just as unexpected. Will have to bring it to beat tOSU.
I actually hope Clement Homs plays the 6th single. 1 out of 3 (Homs, Holiner, Sitaram) has got to be able to step up and play the 6 line
I told you TopDawg, I told you! I told you to be scared, that Bevo was going to impale UGA. I wonder how Diaz feels knowing he was out coached by Center?
Goldhoff was very gutsy after recovering from Illinois. That's what you call learning and growing.
Why is today lucky but Illinois not unlucky? Couldn't we just as easily as say we should be unbeaten?
It seems Center has learned to stay out of the players ways this year which is good. He is showing maturity as a coach at last. And I do think tough lie is needed, it's how you get better. This Georgia win probably would not have eer happened if I and the team had been ok with losing to Illinois.
I don't know if I'd call a 4-3 win that came down to two 3rd set TBs impaled but I don't have a doubt that the better team won the match. Congrats.
"... Center is coaching the same way, it's the players that are just better this year, so it gives him ya little more freedom to back off. Even then though, center is still the exact same guy. Of course tough love is needed, but you abandon the team at times and talk crap about players , coaches, and results instead of showing support throughout the tough moments..."
Well said man. That's life in a nutshell and what makes sports so interesting.
Agree that Buckeyes are beatable, if Horns win the double's point, Bucks will be challenged to get 4 of the singles.
I think Buckeyes will need and can get 3 of 4 with Kobelt, Steinbach, Metka and Callahan. If Polannen or Diaz can get a W that would be seal a tOSU victory.
But after the Bucks beat Florida 4-1 and then Gators 4-2 win over Georgia today, i would disagree with the "more beatable than Georgia" part.
I agree. I think they should play Homs at 6 today.
Yep Homs needs to play at 6. I thought he kinda earned the spot with the gutsy win over Wake, plus Holiner and Sitaram have been struggling.
Well, no Homs in the lineup and Suds loses again. Hope his confidence isn't shot...
#5 Ohio State 4, #10 Texas 2
02/15/14 at Houston, Texas (Downtown Club at the Met)
1. #53 Søren Hess-Olesen (UT) def. #23 Peter Kobelt (OSU) 6-5 (7-5), 6-3
2. #29 Lloyd Glasspool (UT) def. Chris Diaz (OSU) 6-2, 6-5
3. Herkko Pollanen (OSU) def. #32 George Goldhoff (UT) 6-4, 6-3
4. Ralf Steinbach (OSU) vs. Adrien Berkowicz (UT) 3-6, 6-5 (7-4), 5-4, unfinished
5. Kevin Metka (OSU) def. Nick Naumann (UT) 6-3, 4-6, 6-3
6. Hunter Callahan (OSU) def. Sudanwa Sitaram (UT) 6-4, 6-4
1. #2 Peter Kobelt/Kevin Metka (OSU) def. #7 Søren Hess-Olesen/Lloyd Glasspool (UT) 6-2
2. Herkko Pollanen/Hunter Callahan (OSU) def. Nick Naumann/George Goldhoff (UT) 6-4
3. Ralf Steinbach/Chris Diaz (OSU) vs. David Holiner/Jacoby Lewis (UT) 3-4, unfinished
I thought we were going to take it vs Ohio State. We have a big issue at #6 I'm sorry to say
Ohio State wins the indoor national championships.
Texas likely to be inside the top 10 in tomorrow's rankings.
Texas gave Ohio State a better match than USC did. Not a bad loss to the Buckeyes at all.
Texas needs to find a double line up that works, and a consistent #6.
When i saw just a clip of Homs hit, he seems to hit w/ depth. I don't know how consistent he is but he beat LSU's #1 player, so this guy can play. I'd like to see him at #6.
I think if Holiner finds groundstrokes and a consistent serve toss, i bet they'll continue to play with him. He seems to give players fit w/ his serve and volley game.
I hate to do it again but if Center continues to refuse to play Homs at 6 then things must be blamed on him again.
We should be ranked like #7 in the newest rankings if anything lower it will be a disgrace.
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