Longhorn Tennis

atatu

Hall of Fame
Looks like Yuya beat the #2 seed at the Pro Tournament going on right now in Austin, but then withdrew ? Siem Woldeab is into the quarters after beating the 8 seed then taking out Leighton Allen easily.
 

Rattler

Hall of Fame
Looks like Yuya beat the #2 seed at the Pro Tournament going on right now in Austin, but then withdrew ? Siem Woldeab is into the quarters after beating the 8 seed then taking out Leighton Allen easily.
White House visit today...as part of the 2019 NCAA Men’s Tennis Championship Team
 

jcgatennismom

Professional
Looks like Yuya beat the #2 seed at the Pro Tournament going on right now in Austin, but then withdrew ? Siem Woldeab is into the quarters after beating the 8 seed then taking out Leighton Allen easily.
With the new linkage of Oracle ITA tourneys win to pro circuit WCs, Yuya has 2 WCs to Oracle sponsored Challengers so he will have opportunities besides the Austin tourney to win ATP points. Maybe he was tired from a long fall season... I think he was 16-1.
https://www.oracle.com/corporate/pressrelease/oracle-ita-announce-wild-card-linkages-111819.html Austin was only a $15K... The winners of the 3 fall majors-Masters, All-American, and Fall Champs get Challenger WCs; finalists and the winners for NAIA,D2,D3, JUCO get $25K MD WCs. Unlike the USTA WCs, the Oracle WCs are for international and US players; the USTA based college WCs were only for American champs.
 

atatu

Hall of Fame
Forgot to mention Eliot Spizzirri, who is joining the team in January, is through to the doubles semis, playing with Tyler Zink, will face Goldhoff.
 

DaDave

New User
Does anyone know what's going on with the Texas Women's Team? Losing Granic and Markovic was pretty big in the beginning of the year anod Lexi Ryngler has transferred to Pepperdine. I also don't see any updates about Adrienn Nagy enrolling in Spring Semester.
 

mikej

Hall of Fame
Florida and Texas are 1-2 in the preseason rankings, adding another layer of excitement to next wednesday’s matchup in Gainesville

Just in case a rematch of the NCAA semis wasn’t motivating enough...
 

spystud

G.O.A.T.
Does anyone know what's going on with the Texas Women's Team? Losing Granic and Markovic was pretty big in the beginning of the year anod Lexi Ryngler has transferred to Pepperdine. I also don't see any updates about Adrienn Nagy enrolling in Spring Semester.
Looks like the Ryngler transfer rumor was false, she’s still on the roster & mentioned in this article.

 
Looks like the Ryngler transfer rumor was false, she’s still on the roster & mentioned in this article.

I don't think anybody knows for sure except the coaching staff and player. For example, Gojo is still listed on Wake's roster even though he turned pro and it is believed he isn't in school anymore.

Additionally, UT does not start school until after MLK holiday; SID personnel are usually the ones putting out these releases.
 

JLyon

Hall of Fame
she may have entered transfer portal but could play for UT this Spring since she committed for Fall 2020 to Pepperdine, now will she play who knows.
 

DaDave

New User
no clue on Lexi. Does anyone know if adrienn Nagy will enroll? If she does and Lexi Stays, women’s team could be pretty dang good. Too bad Petra quit the team, looks like she’s still at UT finishing up her degree
 

spystud

G.O.A.T.
The No. 7 University of Texas women's tennis team will open the 2020 spring season this weekend (Friday-Sunday) at the Pink Flamingo Invitational at Baha Mar Resort. The inaugural event will feature singles and doubles competition against No. 4 UCLA, No. 21 Florida and No. 23 Miami (Fla.).

The four competing teams have a total of 13 nationally-ranked singles players. This includes five of the top 14 players in the ITA singles rankings, including three of the top six.

The three-day tournament is not a dual-match competition, and all results will be individual and not team. No live scoring or live video stream will be available for this tournament. Action will begin at 8 a.m. Central on both Friday and Saturday and 7 a.m. Central on Sunday.

On Friday, the Longhorns will face Florida in doubles and Miami (Fla.) in singles. Texas will meet UCLA in doubles and Florida in singles on Saturday. On Sunday's final day of competition, the Longhorns will face Miami (Fla.) in doubles and UCLA in singles.

Three UT players are featured in the Top 100 of the latest Oracle/ITA national singles rankings (Nov. 13): senior Anna Turati (tie No. 4), freshman Lexi Ryngler (No. 43) and junior Fernanda Labraña (No. 98). In addition, senior All-American Bianca Turati returns after winning a pair of ITF (International Tennis Federation) 25k pro circuit singles titles during the summer and fall.
Bolded sentence sucks.
 

jcgatennismom

Professional
Texas men struggled against Georgia today in neutral Miami. It wasnt an official dual match-8 lines of singles were played with doubles played later, but Georgia players beat Sigsgaard (Bryde), Woldeab (Zink), Spizzirri (Grevelius), and Hemming forced Ito to 3 sets before losing. I didnt think GA played that well in singles in the fall with the exception of Hemming and Grevelius, but they played well vs Miami yesterday (expected) but to go 4-4 vs Texas in singles with 3 wins at the top 4 spots shows that GA has improved a lot since fall.
 

mikej

Hall of Fame
Big test for the men tomorrow, playing #1 ranked Florida in Gainesville !
I’m pretty interested to see UF’s lineup in a big match.

Crawford-Riffice up top for sure, but I think there’s a lot of competition for the four remaining spots.

Andrade-Johannes-Vale I imagine will all be in there somewhere in the singles lineup, though who knows the order.

Which would only leave one spot for Greif-Goodger-Bicknell-Grant.

I might be giving that last spot to Goodger based on his serve / offense, but could see good arguments for Greif with a lot of clutch results last season and Bicknell who thrashed his opponent in his first college match (I know Furman isn’t Texas, but he barely let his opponent get any points out there, impressive debut)
 

mikej

Hall of Fame
Really impressive stuff from Texas yet again, really tough mentally strong team again in front of a big crowd

No one goes away on their team - UF had similar fight in dubs and on a few courts (#1 where someone had to lose a dogfight and #6 coming back from 0-5) - but a couple UF guys lost a step / some positivity after they lost the first set or things started to not go their way, which cannot happen against an elite team like Texas who isn’t giving away similar stretches of easy games

UF dubs point much stronger than last year, which is very nice to see, because not many teams will even have a shot at replicating what Texas did in winning 4 singles
 
Can't say I totally agree with that assessment. I was at the match and Texas was fine but certainly not as good as they were last year. Ito is a little better then Oli so ok there, good match. Didn't expect Sam to go down and for sure not so easily. At 3/4 we should have be strong favorites and gave those away. Grief just hasn't developed much and at 6 the Texas guy choked the first set. Very surprised Ing is not in our lineup. Doubs looked very good, not sure better then last year as we were good at doubs, but strong.
Truthfully I don't think we are great under pressure. We were awful at Indoors last year, we should have won the SEC tournament on our home courts last year and gave it away and really could have won NCAA's on almost our home courts and gave that away. If we are going to be the best team in the country we can't lose to a team with 4 freshman in the lineup on our home courts. It's a long year but uninspiring way to start the season.
 

mikej

Hall of Fame
Can't say I totally agree with that assessment. I was at the match and Texas was fine but certainly not as good as they were last year. Ito is a little better then Oli so ok there, good match. Didn't expect Sam to go down and for sure not so easily. At 3/4 we should have be strong favorites and gave those away. Grief just hasn't developed much and at 6 the Texas guy choked the first set. Very surprised Ing is not in our lineup. Doubs looked very good, not sure better then last year as we were good at doubs, but strong.
Truthfully I don't think we are great under pressure. We were awful at Indoors last year, we should have won the SEC tournament on our home courts last year and gave it away and really could have won NCAA's on almost our home courts and gave that away. If we are going to be the best team in the country we can't lose to a team with 4 freshman in the lineup on our home courts. It's a long year but uninspiring way to start the season.
We're perhaps not elite under pressure yet, but I don't think a bad team under pressure at all - can point to a lot of big pressure wins like Wake / Miss St / Tennessee rematch in rd of 16 / Baylor in rd of 8 with this same core group of guys - some days it's not your day and a few balls don't bounce the right way (like that ball rolling on the court when Duarte had an offensive approach shot on a deuce set point, when he perhaps foolishly decided to continue playing while distracted and missed the approach - I'd argue that he makes that shot for 6-4 and we would have had a great chance of winning the overall match)

Texas I believe only had two true freshmen playing singles, and both among the best few freshmen in the country

Andy was doing fine and just didn't give a flying f anymore when his team had lost and he was at 2-2 in the 3rd, don't blame him, his opponent still cared because it was his first big collegiate dual match

Riffice didn't compete as well as he can, which was disappointing - tried to shorten too many points coming to the net, when he wasn't in that offensive of a position - appreciate the effort to be a strong transition player, but sometimes it seems like more of a bail out when he's not feeling it enough to grind from the baseline

Greif perhaps in a bit of a slump this week / perhaps needs to add a little more punch to his game to transition from a great 5/6 player to a truly elite college tennis player, but Huang was really good out there

Crawford competed like an animal, used the crowd like he always does, and his game looks to have more pop this year - he very nearly took it to the best player in college tennis, but Ito rose to the occasion as you'd imagine he would

Blaise seems like a special competitor, excited we have him for four years, in the same way that Texas should be very excited to have those two freshman who played lights out last night for the next four years

Duarte will continue to be great this year, he let the door crack open / had a few unlucky breaks at the end of the first set, and his opponent ran through it and caught fire - credit to that guy, he was loving the environment / crowd / lights
 
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