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  1. andfor

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    They're a good team. Vik is a fan but can be a little negative on them. He wants a championship every year in every UT sport.
     
  2. Vicious Vik

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    The team is still not at the level I would like, however I will say they are a good team and could win the Big 12 because I do not believe in Baylor or the Scooters.
     
  3. beltsman

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    Could I maybe get a brief description of each player's game, or the top players on the squad? I'd like to get out and watch them in the upcoming weeks but I'd like to know a bit beforehand so I know what to look for.
     
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    The strength of the team is at the top of the lineup. Soren is a steady baseliner who moves really well. Good forehand and is mentally steady. Lloyd Glasspool and Berkowicz are very tough. Glasspool has a big game and Berkowicz is very steady with a good backhand. The bottom is talented but can still improve along with the doubles. Vicious aren't you the one that said Soren should play at Texas tech and wasn't good enough to play at Texas?
     
  5. Clemson_tennis

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    Hess-Olesen - His game is all about control. He controls points and his opponent like a puppeteer. He does not shock you with a huge shot or blinding speed but he hits a lot of winners based on re-direction and choosing his spots just right. Very mentally solid.

    Glasspool - One of the best servers in the college game. Top 5 in the nation in serve placement, perhaps #1. He builds his game around that aspect. His forehand looks clunky and mechanical but it is effective and it is very flat. He usually tries a stroke first game on his service games. Not great at defense.

    Berkowicz - Sporadic ball striker who plays offense first tennis. His movement and strokes are very awkward looking and it often looks like he is losing his balance. But he hits a lot of winners with his flat groundstrokes and he tends to take the ball fairly early, trying to stay on the offensive side of the point.

    Goldhoff - Aesthetically pleasing player to watch, smooth movement and good looking strokes. Lots of racquet head speed on the forehand side and his strokes sound powerful coming off the racquet. Tries to play aggressively a lot and often overhits which creates a lot of errors. That is what tends to set him back.

    Naumann - Baseliner who has a better backhand than forehand. Can hit a nice backhand from inside the court in "no-mans land".

    Mee - Haven't seen enough of his play yet to speak on his style.
     
  6. Clemson_tennis

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    I'll be at Texas vs Illinois Saturday. Weather looks great do finally an outdoor match. Hopefully the Caswell layout will allow good video taking.
     
  7. chris-swede

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    Why Texas schedule msu??
     
  8. Clemson_tennis

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    Clement Homs playing again at 6.
     
  9. Smiler

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    Live stats not showing right line up for texas - Glasspool not playing
     
  10. Clemson_tennis

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    Who's playing instead then? Is Naumann playing? Someone else at 6?
     
  11. Smiler

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    Naumann not playing, Berkowicz at 2. Not sure about the rest of the order
     
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    I'm sure they would like to have him in the squad but imagine his commitments to Texas prevented the possibility.

    And referring to a guy who has a Wimbledon trophy in his locker room as a 'career do nothing'- come on man!
     
  13. chris-swede

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    he was in their squad on Daviscup? He was nominated for it (i only do not know if he really was there..or declinded to fly to Sibiria?)

    Yeah Fredde Nielsen is wimbledonchampion !:):)
     
  14. Clemson_tennis

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    Big match tomorrow. You've gotta slightly favor UT at home and outdoors. I'm excited to go because I've ever seen any of the Illinois guys play before.
     
  15. Clemson_tennis

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    Here are some videos of a variety of the players
     
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    Top 10 team, maybe top 5, wish we had that in gville
     
  17. Clemson_tennis

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    I'll be wearing a Clemson shirt if any of you are going. (Smiler, Atatu, rattler, vicious vik etc.)

    I'm hoping for a great match
     
  18. Clemson_tennis

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    Amer Delic going to be at the match today.
     
  19. Clemson_tennis

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    Gosea missing from Illinois's line-up from the early posting
     
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    On LHN, those Illinois Orange shirts are really... Bright. Need sunglasses to watch this in HD.

    Very good coverage for college tennis. I was impressed with the Oklahoma v Virginia and this too. Wish more was on television.

    I'll see if Clemson_tennis makes it on TV.
     
  21. Clemson_tennis

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    Is the crowd coming across on TV? Both teams have a lot of fans and they are very vocal.

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    High up now lol. I'll go lower to get on TV! In singles
     
  22. coyote

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    Just the front row behind Oleson's match.

    Unless something changes, they really need to go to a more competitive match.
     
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    It's nice that they've stuck with the Mee/Bazarnik match for a while
     
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    Mee really showed a lot in that set. Nice comeback. He dominated Bazarnik those last four games.
     
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    It would be quite a feat for Illinois to beat Texas on the road without their #1 player. They will need someone to come back and win a three-setter to do it. Bazarnik has not been good at finishing matches, so it's probably going to have to be Matsuya, the freshman. Probably not happening.

    And what is it with these scores that keep changing? Is it that hard to post a simple tennis score correctly? Isn't UT supposed to be a world-class institution? :confused:
     
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    Illinois is having a good season, but it's been disappointing that between Guignon, Page, and Bazarnik they couldn't find a decent #6.

    I never thought Matsuya would be in the line-up this year. He has been a pleasant surprise.
     
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    Any idea why gosea didn't play?
     
  28. illinoisportsfan

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    No idea. I'm not an insider. I hope it's just a minor injury and they're holding him out for the A&M match as a precaution.
     
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    Bazarnik will choke this away. Just watch.
     
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    The reverse jinx works! Great win!
     
  31. TopDawg

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    The guys on the Longhorn Network said he wasn't even there.
     
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    I did not see him at the facility once. The Illini fans I asked didn't know and I didn't feel like they would give me an answer if I asked the manager or trainer
     
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    My other guess would be that he was playing Davis Cup, but Libya hasn't competed in Davis Cup since 2001 and there's no way he would be on the UK Davis Cup team at this point.

    I hope it's nothing serious. It would be so Illinois for them to lose their #1 player right before the Ohio State match, after they beat them soundly in a meaningless consolation match a couple of weeks ago. :(
     
  34. Clemson_tennis

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    My guess is either he had a sickness that kept him bedridden in the hotel today or that he violated a team rule and had to stay back for punishment.

    If he had a physical injury I feel like he would have been at the match cheering his teammates on.
     
  35. illinoisportsfan

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    If it is a serious injury, he may not have made the trip.
     
  36. Vicious Vik

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    We let a freaking indoor team come in and beat us in Austin? Without their #1 player? What the hell happened out there? Clemson man, what the hell happened out there? Also are you going to the Ohio State match tomorrow?


    We certainly can't let a 2nd indoor school come in and beat us again.
     
  37. Clemson_tennis

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    No I can't make it today. It's on longhorn network I see
     
  38. atatu

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    They may end up playing indoors due to rain...so I got a little info on the new facility...apparently the AD wants former Alumni to fund a new facility on the east side by the baseball field but there are issues with the neighborhood. I guess the plan to use the IM fields is off. It's pretty screwed up because they just demolished the old facility and didn't really have any plans...
     
  39. Clemson_tennis

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    Yeah for real. Especially considering Penick-Allison was a good facility.
     
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    Sounds like tennis is not a high priority in the athletic department. Are the coaches still expected to recruit at a high level with sub-par facilities? Maybe the Athletic Director should tour the facilities at Oklahoma and Baylor to see what they are up against.
     
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    Not to mention Rice and SMU with their new facilities, and A&M which has a great facility.
     
  42. Clemson_tennis

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    Does anyone know why they demolished Penick-Allison? It was in a great location on campus, good scoreboards, great viewing for all 6 courts. It was not outdated or anything. It was comparable to a A&M and Baylor
     
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    To make room for the new Dell Medical School.
     
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    Would be very surprised if Texas can't beat Ohio State today.

    Steinbach has been bad lately, Metka has come up shortly twice in the last 3 matches, Torpegaard was playing great until he collapsed at the end of the Tulsa match, Diaz almost had to retire against Tulsa because he was cramping badly, Pollanen didn't play against Tulsa for whatever reason, plus the Buckeyes don't appear to have a #7 singles player that can move up to #6 and hang with the big boys. Only guy coming in on a winning streak is Callahan and doubles teams.
     
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    Home in at 6. Good move. He has more potential than Mee and if he can get back into form #6 will be solid for Texas going down the stretch.
     
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    Pollanen is listed in the doubles and singles lineups. Diaz is the sacrificial lamb at #1, which is smart. Could be a tight match.
     
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    Over/under 5 games for Diaz vs SHO?
     
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    Callahan is listed on texas livestats with Torp at #2 dubs and also with Diaz at #3.
    Guessing that pollanen may still be out of action.
    Edit, now changed to pollannen at #2 dubs,
     
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    Pollanen and Torpegaard were at #2 doubles.
     
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    All looking good for Texas right now.
     

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