Ohio State Tennis

It's so interesting how people respond to Nostradamus and take him seriously. I find him funny. Don't take the bait, people. Right now the NCAAs are a four team race: OSU, Wake, UVa and Texas. Columbia had a helluva indoors.
I would add UNC to the mix, even though I don't like UNC. Still waiting to see what the Baylor roster will be when everyone is healthy. Florida might be better outdoors than what we saw at the NTI. There might be 7 contenders in May.
 
Just thoughts on the potential of JJ Wolf. Wolf beat Jason Jung in January who beat Tiafoe in NY. Wolf really does have the potential to be top 50. Of course Tiafoe has had a tough start after AO; he reached a career high and then lost early in NY and Delray.
 

J011yroger

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I would add UNC to the mix, even though I don't like UNC. Still waiting to see what the Baylor roster will be when everyone is healthy. Florida might be better outdoors than what we saw at the NTI. There might be 7 contenders in May.
I believe in Roy. Super cool guy.

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Just thoughts on the potential of JJ Wolf. Wolf beat Jason Jung in January who beat Tiafoe in NY. Wolf really does have the potential to be top 50. Of course Tiafoe has had a tough start after AO; he reached a career high and then lost early in NY and Delray.
Wolf beating Jason Jung isn't too much to hang your hat on. Glad to see Jason playing the best tennis of his career in this late stages of his life. but he's been journeyman all his career as a pro and he's making the best of it now. But he's never been one of the top caliber pros.
 
Wolf beating Jason Jung isn't too much to hang your hat on. Glad to see Jason playing the best tennis of his career in this late stages of his life. but he's been journeyman all his career as a pro and he's making the best of it now. But he's never been one of the top caliber pros.
“Late stages of his life”

Bless your heart.
 
First "down" performance of the year for Ohio State yesterday vs Penn State. Wolf lost the 1st set and had to rally to beat De La Bassetiere 7-5 in the 3rd. Joyce also had to rally from a set down to win, while McNally got routed 6-2 6-1.
 
First "down" performance of the year for Ohio State yesterday vs Penn State. Wolf lost the 1st set and had to rally to beat De La Bassetiere 7-5 in the 3rd. Joyce also had to rally from a set down to win, while McNally got routed 6-2 6-1.
Yep it seems like Wolf struggled hard and had to find a way out of it. Didn’t know that Penn State would put up this good of a fight. Not to mention that OSU dubs #1 were down 4-5 as well.
 
I was thinking about going to the PSU match, but birthday beverages with my brother won out. My thoughts....Penn State is not that bad; their #1 player is not bad, as well as #1 doubles. They are also well-coached, IMO. Plus, the match was played at PSU, which is a terrible indoor venue, easily the worst in the B1G. Put it all together, and I can understand the result. OSU is still at the head of the class in the conference, a contender for the title. PSU is a mid-level conference team, not that bad, and played at home in a crappy building that they are used to.
 
I was thinking about going to the PSU match, but birthday beverages with my brother won out. My thoughts....Penn State is not that bad; their #1 player is not bad, as well as #1 doubles. They are also well-coached, IMO. Plus, the match was played at PSU, which is a terrible indoor venue, easily the worst in the B1G. Put it all together, and I can understand the result. OSU is still at the head of the class in the conference, a contender for the title. PSU is a mid-level conference team, not that bad, and played at home in a crappy building that they are used to.
Penn state will easily beat OSU now. OSU is so worried about facing the Cardinal in the NCAA tournament that they are going into a slump
 
nothing Special, with Wolf missing, A&M is a very tough road Team, and missing your No.1 Player in this Environment you just lose. OSU will also lose at Longhorns on Thursday without Wolf. But still said nothing Special about this one.
 

Nacho

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Not worried about this. No Wolf, a mixed up lineup outside for the first time in a hostile environment. Agree, Texas will probably be tough to win as well, but its good prep for OSU. Really nothing to prove and more getting ready for the BIG schedule. They'll be fine....Good win for A&M, but doesn't exactly mean they are the next coming....They are a tough team though
 
I read the story on the A&M website. It pretty much outlines what Nacho said. The Aggies are a tough opponent, but this does not diminish OSU's chances. It would be premature to toss them out of the championship mix. It is a good training ground for them, as precious few B1G matches get played outdoors. An early, warm spring would help everyone in the conference.
 
Not worried about this. No Wolf, a mixed up lineup outside for the first time in a hostile environment. Agree, Texas will probably be tough to win as well, but its good prep for OSU. Really nothing to prove and more getting ready for the BIG schedule. They'll be fine....Good win for A&M, but doesn't exactly mean they are the next coming....They are a tough team though
A&M looked good, but they also definitely took full advantage of the factors described here. If anything this gives Tucker and his staff something to motivate the team with.
 
TAMU is a tough place to play at. The courts, fans, weather, etc all make it difficult for anybody, much less an primarily indoor team.

That said, from the live streaming feed, Ohio State did not look all that bad. Had they taken the tiebreakers in the first set on court 4 and 6, it could have easily swung the other way.
 
TAMU is a tough place to play at. The courts, fans, weather, etc all make it difficult for anybody, much less an primarily indoor team.

That said, from the live streaming feed, Ohio State did not look all that bad. Had they taken the tiebreakers in the first set on court 4 and 6, it could have easily swung the other way.
So how far can JJ Wolf go in the pros ? Does he have Steve Johnson type of potential ?? Or does he have NO chance like Brandon Holt ?
 

Nacho

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So how far can JJ Wolf go in the pros ? Does he have Steve Johnson type of potential ?? Or does he have NO chance like Brandon Holt ?
JJ has a lot of upside: Hard hitting, consistent, fast. I think he has mental moments where he is all over the place, but on the college level seems to be able to pull himself together. Different story at the pros...However, I would expect him to get pretty far and possibly be a top 30 player for a number of years, pending any injuries. He has all the tools to do it
 

Nacho

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Lost another exho match against the cheating Longhorns without Wolf
Yup, a non-conference match that had no value except to get the team outside this week and give some guys deep in the roster a chance to get in there against some good teams. Not very indicative of any crisis, and probably helps Tucker get them focused for the BIG season...No one likes being ranked number 1 at this point in the season....
 
Lost another exho match against the cheating Longhorns without Wolf
Cheating Longhorns? Are you implying that the team cheated in the match? Or are you just making a statement about the former coach?

And by the way, if you think he’s the only tennis coach of a major program that did this....you’d be wrong
 
Yup, a non-conference match that had no value except to get the team outside this week and give some guys deep in the roster a chance to get in there against some good teams. Not very indicative of any crisis, and probably helps Tucker get them focused for the BIG season...No one likes being ranked number 1 at this point in the season....
Lol, now that’s almost as bad of a spin as Matt Leinart’s post game comments after the Longhorns beat USC for the National Championship.

But you gotta do, what you gotta do.

I wonder how meaningless it would’ve been had OSU won?


I’m thinking not so much.

Anyway a #1 vs #4 College match called meaningless or valueless....laughable.
 
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Cheating Longhorns? Are you implying that the team cheated in the match? Or are you just making a statement about the former coach?

And by the way, if you think he’s the only tennis coach of a major program that did this....you’d be wrong
The former coach that recruited every one of the current players?

That one?
 
The former coach that recruited every one of the current players?

That one?
Oh so their all cheaters now? Wow, it’s a wonder we even have courts here. We certainly don’t need them.

And once again, if you think that this is the only major program that this happened with, you’re wrong. Give it time.
 
tough to play without your 1 and one of the best players in the country. outdoors makes a big difference too. OSU will have a good chance at the end but better if there is a lot of rain for them.
 

Nacho

Professional
Lol, now that’s almost as bad of a spin as Matt Leinart’s post game comments after the Longhorns beat USC for the National Championship.

But you gotta do, what you gotta do.

I wonder how meaningless it would’ve been had OSU won?


I’m thinking not so much.

Anyway a #1 vs #4 College match called meaningless or valueless....laughable.
Sure thing Mark May

Its a non-conference match...Only tennis ITA rankings on the line, who cares about those? Only posters on TW care about that. But hey, there is a Texas thread you can go on and revel in your victory
 
Sure thing Mark May

Its a non-conference match...Only tennis ITA rankings on the line, who cares about those? Only posters on TW care about that. But hey, there is a Texas thread you can go on and revel in your victory
I’ll revel in any thread I please, thanks.

And what does Mark May have to do with anything? Does he have something to do with the sour grapes?

I was laughing at, and poking fun at the ‘just a non-conference meaningless and valueless match’ comments...if the Buckee’s had won, I’m sure it’d would’ve been meaningful and had more value.
It was #1 vs #4...TW posters and a lot of others care about that...like I don’t know, coaches, both teams, other teams, the ITA.

Brushing it off doesn’t make the sting any less...although the A&M loss should be more concerning.
 
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Nacho

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I’ll revel in any thread I please, thanks.

And what does Mark May have to do with anything? Does he have something to do with the sour grapes?

I was laughing at, and poking fun at the ‘just a non-conference meaningless and valueless match’ comments...if the Buckee’s had won, I’m sure it’d would’ve been meaningful and had more value.
It was #1 vs #4...TW posters and a lot of others care about that...like I don’t know, coaches, both teams, other teams, the ITA.

Brushing it off doesn’t make the sting any less...although the A&M loss should be more concerning.
Your taking this way to seriously....
 
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