NCAAs

Which hosting site will not go to Waco?

  • UCLA

    Votes: 3 11.1%
  • Texas

    Votes: 2 7.4%
  • TCU

    Votes: 1 3.7%
  • Wake Forest

    Votes: 3 11.1%
  • UNC

    Votes: 8 29.6%
  • Virginia Tech

    Votes: 5 18.5%
  • Ole Miss

    Votes: 3 11.1%
  • Duke

    Votes: 9 33.3%
  • Ohio State

    Votes: 1 3.7%
  • Others

    Votes: 2 7.4%

  • Total voters
    27
  • Poll closed .

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
Anybody know a site to watch the tournament?
I know. Baylor is supposed to have LIVE cam coverage the entire tournament past 2 nd round. but last several times I had visited their site, their webcam would freeze every 5 seconds and it was an awful experience. I really hope they fixed that issue.
 
Hahaha....someone hurt your feelings by by expressing their informed opinion? Poor DUPio....buck up.
Actually what you said was nonsense. Denver has been one of best mid-majors for years. And what you said about them being a little fish in a big pond... I bet the Florida Gators thought the same 2 years ago as a 1 seed
 

Rattler

Hall of Fame
Actually what you said was nonsense. Denver has been one of best mid-majors for years. And what you said about them being a little fish in a big pond... I bet the Florida Gators thought the same 2 years ago as a 1 seed
Not by what I saw first hand in Ft Wayne....they are short...only Rudder-Hook is above 6'3" and he disn't play singles.

Not a lot of power and three of them should have bigger serves, but their mechanics are faulty...which comes down to coaching.

Did they win their conf. championships, yep...did they really get any completion, no....good mid-major you say, Tulsa is way better, by a large margin.

I don't remember seeing Denver go to far in the last couple of National Championships....the Team Indoor, the Individual Indoor, the All-American (I remember their number 1 crying as he was loosing, I can't remember if it was the first round of qua lies, or the first round of main) or the NCAA's...please refresh my memory.


Nonsense....hahaha whatever.
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
I am really excited this year. what if Stanford win it all.....it is possible. they showed some super powers by beating UCLA and USC back to back. these are probably one of the best teams in NCAA. so if they can do that, why not win the NCAA tournament too ?
 

Gonorcal

New User
I am really excited this year. what if Stanford win it all.....it is possible. they showed some super powers by beating UCLA and USC back to back. these are probably one of the best teams in NCAA. so if they can do that, why not win the NCAA tournament too ?
I saw the Stanford win against USC, I think it is a long shot to repeat that when it counts, on neutral ground , and when everyone is dialed in 100%.

Curious how your bracket would look like, I assume most here are filling one out. http://www.tourneytopia.com/NCAAMensTennisChampionship/teambracketmens/
 

ClarkC

Hall of Fame
What on earth is Ohio State doing with their doubles lineups for NCAAs? New teams with scrubs playing?

1. Kevin Metka/Riley Reist record: 0-0
2. Mikael Torpegaard/Matt Mendez record: 0-1 at #2, 3-1 at #3
3. Charles Shewalter/Chris Diaz record: 0-0

Is Ty Tucker taking advantage of some substitution rule to avoid revealing his actual pairings?
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
What on earth is Ohio State doing with their doubles lineups for NCAAs? New teams with scrubs playing?

1. Kevin Metka/Riley Reist record: 0-0
2. Mikael Torpegaard/Matt Mendez record: 0-1 at #2, 3-1 at #3
3. Charles Shewalter/Chris Diaz record: 0-0

Is Ty Tucker taking advantage of some substitution rule to avoid revealing his actual pairings?
or he might be just giving up on this year with no chance of winning. so build for the future, I guess.
 

chris-swede

Hall of Fame
What on earth is Ohio State doing with their doubles lineups for NCAAs? New teams with scrubs playing?

1. Kevin Metka/Riley Reist record: 0-0
2. Mikael Torpegaard/Matt Mendez record: 0-1 at #2, 3-1 at #3
3. Charles Shewalter/Chris Diaz record: 0-0

Is Ty Tucker taking advantage of some substitution rule to avoid revealing his actual pairings?
Ole 'miss is doing the same crap, it must have to do sth with a substitution rule, in that case Ty can pair every other player on 1 2 or 3. Callahan, Steinbach, Pollanen...

Scholtz/Lindmark
Hansson/Kallberg
Hamilton/Gowda

with this lineup they can insert Babic everywhere, mostly on #3
 

SoCal10s

Hall of Fame
Which team ? you think a Cinderella story is possible ?

I hope Stanford can do it but those guys are too green... I really like the new head coach...if he sticks around he's going to be one of the best ... he's young and full of energy (positive energy)his players respnd to him ... I'd give Stanford 3-4 years and they will be back to thieir old glory days ...
 
Not by what I saw first hand in Ft Wayne....they are short...only Rudder-Hook is above 6'3" and he disn't play singles.

Not a lot of power and three of them should have bigger serves, but their mechanics are faulty...which comes down to coaching.

Did they win their conf. championships, yep...did they really get any completion, no....good mid-major you say, Tulsa is way better, by a large margin.

I don't remember seeing Denver go to far in the last couple of National Championships....the Team Indoor, the Individual Indoor, the All-American (I remember their number 1 crying as he was loosing, I can't remember if it was the first round of qua lies, or the first round of main) or the NCAA's...please refresh my memory.


Nonsense....hahaha whatever.
Height determines how good a player is? And wait if they are all "short" then how much bigger should their serves be? It's a little silly to compare Denver to Tulsa considering Tulsa's facility and history. Denver is one of the more consistent mid majors in the country only a handful at most have been better. And yeah their conference is weak but shouldn't that make it even more impressive what they are doing? Attracting such talent to the pioneer league. They could sit back and be as bad as the rest of their league, but no they are a top 50 team.

And they beat Florida two years ago in Gainesville. You don't see them going deep in NCAA tournaments? I mean what kind of expectations do you have? You think Denver should be going to the elite 8 every year?
 

Oddyssey

Rookie
Height determines how good a player is? And wait if they are all "short" then how much bigger should their serves be? It's a little silly to compare Denver to Tulsa considering Tulsa's facility and history. Denver is one of the more consistent mid majors in the country only a handful at most have been better. And yeah their conference is weak but shouldn't that make it even more impressive what they are doing? Attracting such talent to the pioneer league. They could sit back and be as bad as the rest of their league, but no they are a top 50 team.

And they beat Florida two years ago in Gainesville. You don't see them going deep in NCAA tournaments? I mean what kind of expectations do you have? You think Denver should be going to the elite 8 every year?
The reality of the situation is Denver will continue to dominate the awful Summit league, make the NCAA tourney and maybe win a match here and there. They beat Florida a few years back with a heavy senior squad that was brought in by previous HC, current Minnesota HC.
 

Rattler

Hall of Fame
Height determines how good a player is? And wait if they are all "short" then how much bigger should their serves be? It's a little silly to compare Denver to Tulsa considering Tulsa's facility and history. Denver is one of the more consistent mid majors in the country only a handful at most have been better. And yeah their conference is weak but shouldn't that make it even more impressive what they are doing? Attracting such talent to the pioneer league. They could sit back and be as bad as the rest of their league, but no they are a top 50 team.

And they beat Florida two years ago in Gainesville. You don't see them going deep in NCAA tournaments? I mean what kind of expectations do you have? You think Denver should be going to the elite 8 every year?

Whoa....Florida 2 years ago!? They were overrated and everyone knew it, I didn't say that Denver was bad I said they were not that good, and not well coached....I saw so many hitches in their serves it was like watching a door open over and over, so how is that not a coaching problem? They server pretty weak all around, or maybe you don't think that serving is an important stroke?
I wasn't impressed with them...I don't expect them to get past the second round in their regionals.....and as far as mid-majors go, Tulsa is the standard.
 

DUPio

New User
Clemson_Tennis is hitting the nail on the head. Relative to expectations Denver IS good. There are more than 200 mid-major men's programs and DU consistently ranks in the top 10. The program has also only been division 1 for 15 years so it's clearly on the right track. Rattler can go ahead and compare DU to Tulsa and the teams consistently making sweet 16s because that puts us in the same conversation with the big boys; but a more realistic expectation is to compete for a 2-3 seed at NCAAs with anything else as icing.

Also I have to correct you, Oddyssey, Geoff Young left DU for Minnesota in 2006.
 

Oddyssey

Rookie
Clemson_Tennis is hitting the nail on the head. Relative to expectations Denver IS good. There are more than 200 mid-major men's programs and DU consistently ranks in the top 10. The program has also only been division 1 for 15 years so it's clearly on the right track. Rattler can go ahead and compare DU to Tulsa and the teams consistently making sweet 16s because that puts us in the same conversation with the big boys; but a more realistic expectation is to compete for a 2-3 seed at NCAAs with anything else as icing.

Also I have to correct you, Oddyssey, Geoff Young left DU for Minnesota in 2006.
Good point. Time flies. Westerman has done a great job in his 9 season there.
 

ClarkC

Hall of Fame
What on earth is Ohio State doing with their doubles lineups for NCAAs? New teams with scrubs playing?

1. Kevin Metka/Riley Reist record: 0-0
2. Mikael Torpegaard/Matt Mendez record: 0-1 at #2, 3-1 at #3
3. Charles Shewalter/Chris Diaz record: 0-0

Is Ty Tucker taking advantage of some substitution rule to avoid revealing his actual pairings?
Surprise, surprise, Ty Tucker did not play the submitted lineup.
 

CaliDawg

Rookie
What on earth is Ohio State doing with their doubles lineups for NCAAs? New teams with scrubs playing?.

1. Kevin Metka/Riley Reist record: 0-0
2. Mikael Torpegaard/Matt Mendez record: 0-1 at #2, 3-1 at #3
3. Charles Shewalter/Chris Diaz record: 0-0

Is Ty Tucker taking advantage of some substitution rule to avoid revealing his actual pairing.
Surprise, surprise, Ty Tucker did not play the submitted lineup.
Actual lineups:
  1. Metka/Pollanen
  2. Torpegaard/Callahan
  3. Diaz/Steinbach
 

ClarkC

Hall of Fame
Interesting to revisit the poll. The correct answers were Virginia Tech and Ole Miss. Everyone talked down UNC and Duke and I voted for UNC, personally.
 
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