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That was a terrible call by Torpegaard, but you’re just deflecting. Your guy has blatantly cheated multiple times. Just ridiculous.
Nope I'll agree, Perez, Kessler, Crawford all make some tight calls, its part of winning, hoe many other sports let the players make calls? I know the answer, none! Get over you high and moral self.
 
Losing #2 singles Hugo DiFeo of Canada born April 1995 left a hole at the top of Bucks lineup. He played 2 years 2016-17 but NCAA declared him ineligible for 2018. Hugo’s loss really pushed young Bucks, Wolf and McNally up in the lineup.
Hard to understand the eligibility decisions when Wake has 2 of 6 In the singles lineup born spring summer 1995 and a third born in March, 1994 but is listed as a Freshman and won 123 matches on the ITF pro tour.
didnt wolf play ahead of difeo his first year at ohio state...?
 
Well my point was that in recent years, Ty had as good of talent as any other team in NCAA, or close to it. But he just can't find a way to bring the championship to OSU. OSU can recruit, it has the BEST fascility and athletic programs in the country. OSU pretty much has Professional level athletic support for all their athletes. and if you are a motivated student, they have a great academic program as well. so they have all the tools to recruit great players. So coaching staff has no excuse.
where are you getting that ohio state has the best athletic facilities? i disagree completely, less than impressive.
 
Seibert at 4 is a huge stack, Ty does it every year. Seibert is a good player, but the big 10 is bad and Ty manages it so well. He plays him against bad teams and builds his record up and only uses him for a sure loss like against WFU if he thinks it helps him at 5/6. Give credit to Ty for working the system and stacking this guy well.
big ten had second most teams in the round of 16 in the tournament. as a big ten and sec fan i take offense!
 
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Well, that is why you have to be even more super careful when linesman are in work and watching you. We all know this when playoff are going on in USTA and umpires are roaming around and watching you. So when you know Linesman is watching you, you have to be even more careful with footfaults
that wasnt the point. its the fact of when they called it and that it was the first one that they called. you crack me up haha!
 

ClarkC

Hall of Fame
have you looked at the results and records? i would not call that a stack. you should take a look because its impressive and im not sure many have taken the time to do this.
You are right. I should not have made any stacking allegation without researching their records this year.
 
Have you read an article on new Northwestern practice facility? https://deadspin.com/northwestern-****ing-northwestern-shells-out-270-mill-1826292533 If only tennis was part of it....
They are part of it, essentially. The relatively new six-court indoor facility (well, I guess not that new, early 2000s) is very close to the new practice facility. When I was at NU in the 1990s, the tennis team used three indoor courts with a bubble that were located up by the football stadium, or would pay to use a private indoor facility in a neighboring suburb or Chicago The new indoor facility was part of a renovation expansion of recreation and fitness facility that sits right on Lake Michigan and is within very short walking distance to the new practice facility. NU has a pretty nice 15-court outdoor facility about 5 minute walk from the lakefront indoor facility. But, it's not used for matches a lot given the weather - simply not a lot of days during dual meet season that have the combination of temp, lack of rain, lack of wind that you'd want for an outdoor match.
 

Nacho

Professional
Not sure how many of you listen to podcasts, but cracked racquets recently had interviews with Torpegaard, Ty Tucker and Petros Chrysochos, all are very interesting listen to and give good insights to some of the things discussed above. Just type in "Cracked Racquets" in your podcast search and it will come up
 
Not sure how many of you listen to podcasts, but cracked racquets recently had interviews with Torpegaard, Ty Tucker and Petros Chrysochos, all are very interesting listen to and give good insights to some of the things discussed above. Just type in "Cracked Racquets" in your podcast search and it will come up
I'll second this recommendation. The podcasts are a really good listen.
 
Wolf on fire leading into the season. Arguably the best player college tennis has.

Also Canon Kingsley who is coming to town is starting off at the Australian Open right now as the 9th seed and his highest ITF Junior ranking of 13
 
Wolf on fire leading into the season. Arguably the best player college tennis has.

Also Canon Kingsley who is coming to town is starting off at the Australian Open right now as the 9th seed and his highest ITF Junior ranking of 13
Will be interesting to see how many matches Wolf is allowed to miss. Wolf is accepted into Dallas Challenger which runs 2/4-2/10. OSU plays Arizona State 2/8 and Georgia 2/10. You'd think OSU would want Wolf there for the Georgia match since they lost to UGA last year, and this year's match is at OSU. Wolf is playing great, but maybe OSU figures the odds of him making another Challenger final are low. Dallas is a higher $ Challenger than Columbus. Several top 100 are in the initial direct acceptance-Ryan Harrison, infamous Tomic of Australia, and Reilly Opelka. Chris Eubanks, former of GA Tech and top 200 is also playing. With those potential opponents, Wolf will probably be back in Columbus in time to play weekend matches....

I thought it was interesting that OSU put out a team poster on twitter with only 6 guys-all of them US players. Don't most teams put out posters with all players or at least 8? I assume German Seibert who some last year will play again as well as freshman Trotter from Japan.

Anyway glad to see Wolf do well. Have only seen him once live at 2017 NCAA teams in Athens, and he was one of my favorites to watch. Try to catch him play some on livestream.

PS On another note, it is interesting to see pros signing up to play Challengers-Tomic at Cleveland and Dallas, Donald Young at Cleveland, Jack Sock at Newport Beach. Of course their appearances are all subject to change. Maybe Challengers will get more press especially with Tomic playing (if he comes)!
 
Will be interesting to see how many matches Wolf is allowed to miss. Wolf is accepted into Dallas Challenger which runs 2/4-2/10. OSU plays Arizona State 2/8 and Georgia 2/10. You'd think OSU would want Wolf there for the Georgia match since they lost to UGA last year, and this year's match is at OSU. Wolf is playing great, but maybe OSU figures the odds of him making another Challenger final are low. Dallas is a higher $ Challenger than Columbus. Several top 100 are in the initial direct acceptance-Ryan Harrison, infamous Tomic of Australia, and Reilly Opelka. Chris Eubanks, former of GA Tech and top 200 is also playing. With those potential opponents, Wolf will probably be back in Columbus in time to play weekend matches....

I thought it was interesting that OSU put out a team poster on twitter with only 6 guys-all of them US players. Don't most teams put out posters with all players or at least 8? I assume German Seibert who some last year will play again as well as freshman Trotter from Japan.

Anyway glad to see Wolf do well. Have only seen him once live at 2017 NCAA teams in Athens, and he was one of my favorites to watch. Try to catch him play some on livestream.

PS On another note, it is interesting to see pros signing up to play Challengers-Tomic at Cleveland and Dallas, Donald Young at Cleveland, Jack Sock at Newport Beach. Of course their appearances are all subject to change. Maybe Challengers will get more press especially with Tomic playing (if he comes)!
How can you see who is in challengers so far ahead? I’ve only seen it posted on the draw the day before?
 
Will be interesting to see how many matches Wolf is allowed to miss. Wolf is accepted into Dallas Challenger which runs 2/4-2/10. OSU plays Arizona State 2/8 and Georgia 2/10. You'd think OSU would want Wolf there for the Georgia match since they lost to UGA last year, and this year's match is at OSU. Wolf is playing great, but maybe OSU figures the odds of him making another Challenger final are low. Dallas is a higher $ Challenger than Columbus. Several top 100 are in the initial direct acceptance-Ryan Harrison, infamous Tomic of Australia, and Reilly Opelka. Chris Eubanks, former of GA Tech and top 200 is also playing. With those potential opponents, Wolf will probably be back in Columbus in time to play weekend matches....

I thought it was interesting that OSU put out a team poster on twitter with only 6 guys-all of them US players. Don't most teams put out posters with all players or at least 8? I assume German Seibert who some last year will play again as well as freshman Trotter from Japan.

Anyway glad to see Wolf do well. Have only seen him once live at 2017 NCAA teams in Athens, and he was one of my favorites to watch. Try to catch him play some on livestream.

PS On another note, it is interesting to see pros signing up to play Challengers-Tomic at Cleveland and Dallas, Donald Young at Cleveland, Jack Sock at Newport Beach. Of course their appearances are all subject to change. Maybe Challengers will get more press especially with Tomic playing (if he comes)!
It looks to me like the poster are the seniors and juniors. Lots of Americans on Ohio State team. Kudos to Ty Tucker. #2 team with almost all Americans with appropriate ages.
 
How can you see who is in challengers so far ahead? I’ve only seen it posted on the draw the day before?
Mike Cation usually posts Challenger initial acceptance list on twitter for US Challengers-see his Jan 14 tweet for Dallas. Cleveland Challenger initial list posted Jan 9 @CLEChallenger. Cation is in Australia so I dont know if he will be updating on Challengers until he returns. The cutoff for most of these Challengers' direct entry is 300 or lower but current college players could be on alternate list (Roy Smith of Baylor and Gojo of Wake are high alternates for Dallas) or get in with WC; with dual season in swing, we probably wont see many current college players on lists until summer. Wolf now at 290 could make more direct entries, but I assume he will be busy with team matches after Dallas. Anybody can access future draws, acceptance lists at https://www.itftennis.com/procircuit/tournaments/men's-calendar.aspx. Wish the Challenger lists were open to public as the host sites share little information. These lists dont show who gets the WCs.

Does anyone know the story on Borna Gojo? Is he returning to Wake? He is on roster, but he didnt play vs Arizona State on the weekend and he is registered alternate for Dallas Challenger.
 
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Mike Cation usually posts Challenger initial acceptance list on twitter for US Challengers-see his Jan 14 tweet for Dallas. Cleveland Challenger initial list posted Jan 9 @CLEChallenger. Cation is in Australia so I dont know if he will be updating on Challengers until he returns. The cutoff for most of these Challengers' direct entry is 300 or lower but current college players could be on alternate list (Roy Smith of Baylor and Gojo of Wake are high alternates for Dallas) or get in with WC; with dual season in swing, we probably wont see many current college players on lists until summer. Wolf now at 290 could make more direct entries, but I assume he will be busy with team matches after Dallas. Anybody can access future draws, acceptance lists at https://www.itftennis.com/procircuit/tournaments/men's-calendar.aspx. Wish the Challenger lists were open to public as the host sites share little information. These lists dont show who gets the WCs.

Does anyone know the story on Borna Gojo? Is he returning to Wake? He is on roster, but he didnt play vs Arizona State on the weekend and he is registered alternate for Dallas Challenger.
I think there is a good chance he plays for Wake this year, but my guess is there are probably a few things that need to get cleared through the NCAA first.
 
Canon Kingsley in aussie juniors QFs after 3rd round at US Open

Edit: Lost in QFs to 4th seed

In the doubles SFs after QF at US Open

Edit: Lost in the finals to 3rd seed

This kid is going to be good and improving
 
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No. 9 Stanford leaves the 70-degree temperatures of Northern California for the single digits of the ******* this weekend, traveling to Columbus, Ohio, for a matchup with No. 2 Ohio State. This should be a good match this weekend. Fear the Tree, Fear the Tree. Cardinal dominated last weekend in the ITA regional.

No. 10 Stanford 4, Oregon 0

DOUBLES
1) Axel Geller/Alexandre Rotsaert (STAN) d. No. 38 Charles Roberts/Armando Soemarno (ORE) 6-2
2) Sameer Kumar/Timothy Sah (STAN) d. Joshua Charlton/Ty Gentry (ORE) 7-6 (4)
3) Emmanuel Coste/Thomas Laurent (ORE) d. Jack Barber/Michael Genender (STAN) 7-5
Order of Finish: 1,3,2

SINGLES
1) No. 20 Axel Geller (STAN) d. No. 5 Thomas Laurent (ORE) 6-4, 6-2
2) No. 64 Alexandre Rotsaert (STAN) d. No. 99 Emmanuel Coste (ORE) 6-0, 6-1
3) Ty Gentry (ORE) led No. 101 William Genesen (STAN) 6-2, 4-3
4) Ricki Oshima (ORE) led Michael Genender (STAN) 7-6 (3), 1-1
5) No. 29 Sameer Kumar (STAN) led Joshua Charlton (ORE) 7-6 (9)
6) Timothy Sah (STAN) d. Charles Roberts (ORE) 6-1, 6-3
Order of Finish: 2,6,1
 
This will be a huge test for the Buckeyes, IMHO, JJ Wolf will be the biggest factor for any OSU hope to succeed,
Wolf dropped his 3rd round match in Cleveland Challenger on Wednesday.
If he is able to rejoin the team it will be critical for the cause.
 

Nacho

Professional
No. 9 Stanford leaves the 70-degree temperatures of Northern California for the single digits of the ******* this weekend, traveling to Columbus, Ohio, for a matchup with No. 2 Ohio State. This should be a good match this weekend. Fear the Tree, Fear the Tree. Cardinal dominated last weekend in the ITA regional.

No. 10 Stanford 4, Oregon 0

DOUBLES
1) Axel Geller/Alexandre Rotsaert (STAN) d. No. 38 Charles Roberts/Armando Soemarno (ORE) 6-2
2) Sameer Kumar/Timothy Sah (STAN) d. Joshua Charlton/Ty Gentry (ORE) 7-6 (4)
3) Emmanuel Coste/Thomas Laurent (ORE) d. Jack Barber/Michael Genender (STAN) 7-5
Order of Finish: 1,3,2

SINGLES
1) No. 20 Axel Geller (STAN) d. No. 5 Thomas Laurent (ORE) 6-4, 6-2
2) No. 64 Alexandre Rotsaert (STAN) d. No. 99 Emmanuel Coste (ORE) 6-0, 6-1
3) Ty Gentry (ORE) led No. 101 William Genesen (STAN) 6-2, 4-3
4) Ricki Oshima (ORE) led Michael Genender (STAN) 7-6 (3), 1-1
5) No. 29 Sameer Kumar (STAN) led Joshua Charlton (ORE) 7-6 (9)
6) Timothy Sah (STAN) d. Charles Roberts (ORE) 6-1, 6-3
Order of Finish: 2,6,1
Can't wait to give you the play by play of this one:p
 

Nacho

Professional
No. 9 Stanford meets No. 2 Ohio State Saturday morning in Columbus, Live feed webcam available. FEAR the TREE.

Doubles was never really in doubt. Tough singles matches, Stanford hung in there in most of the first sets, but second sets were OSU all the way. Stanford needs to work on its depth, top players for Stanford are exceptional, bottom of the lineup really let them down.

Great match by the Buckeyes! Go Bucks!
 
Attended match. Everything about Bucks was impressive, including the crowd. OSU players totally above board. Kudos to Tucker for all of his success.
 
Attended match. Everything about Bucks was impressive, including the crowd. OSU players totally above board. Kudos to Tucker for all of his success.
Right if he is so good then why does OSU always choke in the NCAA tournament when it matters the most ? All these great dual matches are just window dressings. Winning the NCAA tournament is where its at with college tennis. That is where your true ability as coach shines thru. Look at Stanford women's team. They don't have the best team as far as talent level goes but then they always find a way to win and be at their best when NCAA tourney time comes in May.
 
Right if he is so good then why does OSU always choke in the NCAA tournament when it matters the most ? All these great dual matches are just window dressings. Winning the NCAA tournament is where its at with college tennis. That is where your true ability as coach shines thru. Look at Stanford women's team. They don't have the best team as far as talent level goes but then they always find a way to win and be at their best when NCAA tourney time comes in May.
Didn’t the men’s team choke hard last year?
Also , just looked at the score line. Stanford didn’t win a single set! Ouch. Guess maybe they are t that good this year.
 
Right if he is so good then why does OSU always choke in the NCAA tournament when it matters the most ? All these great dual matches are just window dressings. Winning the NCAA tournament is where its at with college tennis. That is where your true ability as coach shines thru. Look at Stanford women's team. They don't have the best team as far as talent level goes but then they always find a way to win and be at their best when NCAA tourney time comes in May.
It is so ironic that you of all people is bashing OSU for having a choker mentality when you’re a Stanford fan.
 
#29 ranked Sameer Kumar got absolutely dad dicked at #5 singles against a player that hasnt even been making the top 6 roster spots (Alex Kobelt)

That is quite the beat down
I went to a tennis camp with Kobelt when I was in high school and he was in 8th, maybe 9th grade. At that point in time I would not have guessed that he would ever make a top 10 lineup. He's clearly improved dramatically, even since he first enrolled at OSU.
 
#29 ranked Sameer Kumar got absolutely dad dicked at #5 singles against a player that hasnt even been making the top 6 roster spots (Alex Kobelt)

That is quite the beat down
No worries. Sameer will come around. It's very tough juggling classes and tennis career. As you get to senior year, it only gets harder. But having said that, he will come around and start dominating at that position. He was beating everyone at #2, it's only matter of time. When that happens, Cardinal will be unbeatable
 
No worries. Sameer will come around. It's very tough juggling classes and tennis career. As you get to senior year, it only gets harder. But having said that, he will come around and start dominating at that position. He was beating everyone at #2, it's only matter of time. When that happens, Cardinal will be unbeatable
The Boy Who Cried Stanford
 
I went to a tennis camp with Kobelt when I was in high school and he was in 8th, maybe 9th grade. At that point in time I would not have guessed that he would ever make a top 10 lineup. He's clearly improved dramatically, even since he first enrolled at OSU.
His older brother Peter, Kevin Metka, and Alex are all players that have recently well exceeded expectations and are all Columbus kids

Kevin was a nobody nationally and his senior year in high school won Ohio D1 state singles, essentially didnt play on the team for two years, and then got to the finals of the NCAA doubles

Peter was a nationally good but not superstar level player that ended up ranked #1 in the ITA Standings

Alex was a Toledo or Akron level player out of high school and is now playing in the roster on a solid #2 or #1 team and beating a #29 ranked player

Ty will make literally anybody that goes there a 10 times better player
 
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His older brother Peter, Kevin Metka, and Alex are all players that have recently well exceeded expectations and are all Columbus kids

Kevin was a nobody nationally and his senior year in high school won Ohio D1 state singles, essentially didnt play on the team for two years, and then got to the finals of the NCAA doubles

Peter was a nationally good but not superstar level player that ended up ranked #1 in the ITA Standings

Alex was a Toledo or Akron level player out of high school and is now playing in the roster on a solid #2 or #1 team and beating a #29 ranked player

Ty will make literally anybody that goes there a 10 times better player
I don't even think Alex was a Toledo/Akron level player coming out of high school. Never ranked above 450 (2 stars) on TennisRecruiting before his senior year.

Take a look at the 2015 boys list: https://www.tennisrecruiting.net/list.asp?id=1155

There were 18 Blue Chip recruits. Alex has beaten two guys in the top 5 (Kumar/Kessler) and is arguably better right now than seven others (Boyd/Genender/Lin/Rutledge/Mataes/Kodali/Hansen)
 

Nacho

Professional
I don't even think Alex was a Toledo/Akron level player coming out of high school. Never ranked above 450 (2 stars) on TennisRecruiting before his senior year.

Take a look at the 2015 boys list: https://www.tennisrecruiting.net/list.asp?id=1155

There were 18 Blue Chip recruits. Alex has beaten two guys in the top 5 (Kumar/Kessler) and is arguably better right now than seven others (Boyd/Genender/Lin/Rutledge/Mataes/Kodali/Hansen)
Alex is playing the best tennis I have seen the whole time he has been there. Serve and backhand are ten times better then two years ago, and he is finally hitting with more consistency instead of trying to just blast people off the court. He is a solid player right now for the Buckeyes. And yes, Ty has made many players much better then they were coming out of high school, he just knows how to get them motivated for team play!
 
Alex is playing the best tennis I have seen the whole time he has been there. Serve and backhand are ten times better then two years ago, and he is finally hitting with more consistency instead of trying to just blast people off the court. He is a solid player right now for the Buckeyes. And yes, Ty has made many players much better then they were coming out of high school, he just knows how to get them motivated for team play!
Ty does really well with late bloomers, such as Kevin Metka and Alex Kobelt, he seems to identify them well or just gets the best Ohio players and some work out and some don't (sorry Joey Thomas, gl at LSU). I am impressed seeing Alex especially after high school when he got a lot of people saying he wasnt any good because they were expecting the second coming of Peter Kobelt. Good for Alex.
 
Canon Kingsley in aussie juniors QFs after 3rd round at US Open

Edit: Lost in QFs to 4th seed

In the doubles SFs after QF at US Open

Edit: Lost in the finals to 3rd seed

This kid is going to be good and improving
I'm calling that he is going to be number 1 in college tennis by his junior year and winning futures by the end of his freshman year.
 
WOW, who is gonna to stop the Buckeyes in 2019??? No one??? Okay, They allways Play at home, indoors, thats their Courts, but this Team is amazing even without Torpegaard
 
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