Discussion in 'College Tennis Talk' started by Vicious Vik, Oct 9, 2011.
Doesn't matter, this will all be gone tomorrow.
Hopefully not all of it
I hope the whole thread isn't gone because there should be a thread to legitimately discuss Texas tennis.
Clemson and Texas fan?
Agree, just the crude garbage that started in the last few days.
Not a Texas fan but I sorta like the Longhorns. I just think a program of their caliber should have their own thread.
I hadn't read it. it hurt my eyes
I have high expectations for Texas. We have the largest budget and that should absolutely mean more wins. Best facilities is what the recruits want. Please don't include Baylor in that list you just made, it's laughable. The "We are Texas" should be the determiner of bringing in top guys. But Center can't see that.
What a load of rubbish this is. You act like Texas is the only school in the country that has these requirements for international and American recruits. Other schools can go get guys here at Texas we have rules! How ridiculous. Center knows the rules as does every other coach. How can other coaches recruit great despite these rules while Center cannot. You are phrasing this like Texas is Rice or something and should be struggling to get athletes and that actually Center is doing a great job because of this! We are the LONGHORNS!!
Let me ask you something. Should the University of Texas be ranked below Vanderbilt? South Carolina? Mississippi State? Those schools have no history and have nothing there yet there coaches are able to get people to come. We have truly slipped as an athletic program is we are now conceding that athletes don't want to come here and let them run off to some other school in the boonies. Unacceptable attitude, but unfortunately it persists because of people like you.
I am extremely knowledgeable. I have a blood relation to on of Texas's current players and I get the inside scoop on the team much of which I do not share here but believe it is isn't good. I know the sport of tennis very well and I could have played on the pro tour had it not been that I am far better at other things in life. I am probably the best tennis analyst and understander of the game on this forum.
Seriously? Why don't you bless us with some of your knowledge and insights? I have learned a lot on these boards from various posters. All I have learned from you is that you are disappointed with the performance of the Texas men's tennis program, because I have never seen you make any posts other than to vent your emotions. Which insightful posts have I missed? Can you provide links to them?
Vik, as an alum of the University of Texas...
Looks like the team is back tonight. Might be you that are related to Vik.
OK tennisfan136. Why do you have multiple aliases? What are you hiding?
Thanks for clearing it up.
VV - Not everybody wants to go to a big school or to Texas. Texas is doing a better job recruiting than you think. Goldhoff was heavily recruited by quite a few schools and still chose Texas, that should tell you something. Even though Goldhoff is listed as CA on tennisrecruiting everybody still considers him a TX player. So you got the #1 player from TX and the next 2 haven't decided on a school yet, so there is a decent chance you may get 1 or both of them, too. Consider yourself lucky that Coach Center hasn't gone the way of some coaches and just recruit foreign players.
why should I be thankful for that? I am originally foreign!
Yea. That's redicilous. There are so many mid major and small D1 programs. Without internationals college tennis would quality would be limited to about 10 schools. Even then the biggest and tradition rich still get the best recruits today and it does not matter where they come from.
How can you say Vanderbilt's coach has a direct connection with the three best players. The only person who has even the slightest connection is Ryan Lipman who is from Nashville. His mother went to Vanderbilt and played tennis there. Maxx his younger chose to go to Florida. This is an inaccurate statement. Obviously kids want to have a better education than what state schools can offer such as Texas, South Carolina, etc. For instance Texas did not recruit Andrew Adams who has been a solid #2 for South Carolina. To say Texas should be much better than these schools is just not a correct statement. Ten years ago Vanderbilt made it to the NCAA finals and lost 4-3 in a three set battle. A year later they had a new head coach who has taught at just about every level. Along with an assistant coach who has been there for three years now that has won two national championships. They have been rebuilding and now that they are a team to reckon with does not mean "OH TEXAS SHOULD BE BETTER." Just an inaccurate comment.
They had a recruiting class ranked #1 in the country two years ago that had six people!....this should be no surprise even though one person did leave their recruiting class and Blake Bazarnik transferring to Illinois. Every team might know a kid from juniors doesn't mean they are friends. To say that they knew the following year's recruiting class with two foreigners and Yee is also probably very unlikely. Its about recruiting. You do a good job and sell your school, you will get the kid. thats it
Back in my home country I used to play against a former #1 for Washington Huskies (recently) who is now top 500 in the world. I beat him 3 times in a match before(once 6-2 6-3) and he beat me once and that day I was sick. I could have been a pro.
I agree with Vik here, Texas has too much in the way of resources, they should be top 5 or top 10 in tennis at worst
OMG we got slaughtered. I feel like a Rice fan.
OU is very good. Plus they played in Norman. If they had played inside there is might have been worse. You should be happy for that doubles point.
Vik you should have played for the longhorns!
There's always an excuse it seems.
What's the excuse?
Maybe they played earlier in the year. Don't see Texas at this time getting more than 3 points on their bast day from OU, even in Austin.
Well if you were a Rice fan, you could use the academics excuse....actually you can still use that excuse vs. OU....
hey Vik, do you think with your superior set of tennis knowledge and skills, you could have won Wimbledon?
i think you should probably be banned for that profile name, but it did give me a pretty good laugh
and to think, the next generation won't understand why that's funny, deprived kids
College Station 95% chance where we get placed.
also did anyone see than Jeevan beat the world #207?
nowhere for A&M to hide now. Can't not schedule us for Laredo college or something like they like to do.
Can't wait to see Adams get routed.
By who? Nick or Andrew? Out of all the current Longhorn Team those two have the best chance, but it's not very likely....Harrison Adams is just better.
Does anyone have any info on Clement Homs? Is this a top signee?
Is this some kind of blinders on thing where you can only see American players? Why would Andrew be able to beat him, he hasn't played singles all year. Ever heard of a guy named Soren or Sudanwa or Lloyd?
Yep, heard of them, seen them play, and no they aren't as talented as Adams.
I'll be at College Station on Friday for their expected match...will you be there as well?
This Vicious Vik character is sullying my good name
There can only be 1 Vik. A&M versus Texas. A&M wins you stop posting. Texas wins, I'll stop posting. Deal?
I don't understand why they don't put Alex Hilliard in the lineup. undefeated in career dual matches! 6-4, weighs 190. I think he should atleast be in the top 3!
I'm sure Center just hasn't figured that out yet. Just ask V-Vik.
No deal honcho
Maybe. I will try to get someone to cover the business while I leave. I need a day off.
Hilliard cannot hit more than 3 balls in a row in the court.
France native Clement Homs is 3rd member of Longhorns' 2013-14 recruiting class
Hope the link works. Sorry if already posted.
Sounds like Adrien Berkowicz recommended Homs; they are from the same town in France.
Proud of the effort yesterday. Yet still disappointed with the blown chances. There were several in several courts. Naumann should have pushed it to 3 for sure, I think he would have won the 3rd set like 6-2 had he capitalized on the set points. Withrow was fading fast. It makes me mad that Ore is the one to clinch. Awful player who has no tactics a shame Lloyd could not beat him.
Longhorns gone wrong on many many places. More minorities in this team will get them to the next level. I know how that sounds but I speak from wisdom of thought.
Awesome, been looking for one of those.
The players being brought in next year will help. Goldhoff and Berkowicz will be great.
Are you going Jimmy The Greek on us Feddie? Please elaborate on your wisdom behind this thought. Without an explanation it leads to many interpretations.
If Berkowicz can perform like this year's top JUCO transfer Sarkissian did for Pepperdine you guys will be a good bit better
Withrow v Naumann was a great match. Withrow is starting to come around to show the promise he initially had, and Naumann is gonna be a beast. It was a great match, Nick hung tight with him.
Glasspool v Ore was the match players dream about being in, the deciding match in a 3rd set tiebreak!
Adams v Whitehead shows why everyone was after Harrison, he is on a different level. Taking the first set, and then coming from 2-5 in the second to win 7-5 over a Senior in his final mathc, (and his sister's boyfriend), with that crowd was nothing short of impressive.
I was surprised that Suds took out Vinsant so easily, Vinsant on paper is the better player, but he didn't look to handle the pressure nearly as well.
All in all it was a great tennis day.....both teams have a couple of bright years ahead of them, although I think A&M's will be better.
I found it interesting and telling how Center ignored line 1,3 & 5 until 1 clinched, and 3 ended....
Most teams divide up the courts among the three available coaches and don't change those assignments much until matches start to end and coaches become available to roam. Do you have any reason to think that anything different happened?
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