SEC Tennis

I was watching live on the Cracked Raquets red zone. They protested and seemed to have checked with the line judge directly behind that sideline as well, who must have agreed it was in.
Keep in mind that was the 4th overrule.
 

JLyon

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wow!

the call that took down the Vols

definitely in despite the caption of the only video I could find on the Twittersphere - college tennis needs more umps like that, keeping a tight leash on line calls
and that was a far sideline call as well. official must have eagle eyes, agree with you it appears good, although at 3-3 I assume the referee probably had a far sideline official.
 

mikej

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UF just bludgeoned #1 Tennessee on their home courts to finish a brutal nine day stretch against the best of the SEC

Vale clinched the 4-1 victory which should give him some nice confidence

Similar should make it 5-1 momentarily

this team is getting better as the year goes on, love to see it
 
Do any Tennessee fans have an idea on when Johannus Monday will be back healthy? Tennessee will be an underdog on Sunday March 20th when they host Georgia...if Tennessee is still missing their great #2 Johannus Monday......and Martim Prata. Tennessee would have knocked off SC on Friday if Monday was healthy.
Also, today against Florida...they were missing Martim Prata...who played 3 for them last year
Mitsui, the UT freshman (who normally plays 6)....must be really good...impressive win today over Andrade
Harper must be playing some good singles....He is normally UT's no.8....but he beat a very good 6 today (Nate Bonetto)
Florida was super impressive.....in plowing thru the SEC's next 4 best teams (3 of them on the road)....
Florida will definitely win the league regular season. I will be shocked if they don't finish undefeated.
Kentucky sure had a tough one today at Arkansas. Will be good matchups when Kentucky plays UGA and Tennessee (if all of those teams are healthy)
 

buddhatennis

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I wonder what the Tennessee players reputation is for line calls? I have seen some pretty bad calls this year that the refs won't overrule, so four times in a match is crazy!
 

mikej

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I wonder what the Tennessee players reputation is for line calls? I have seen some pretty bad calls this year that the refs won't overrule, so four times in a match is crazy!

if you would have told me a few months ago a Tenn player was going to get overruled four times in a match this season, I would’ve bet my house it would have been Bicknell
 

armchair

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I read that Tennessee's Monday has had a foot injury and supposedly will be back this season. But I wouldn't swear to that info--and there was nothing in the story as
to when he might be back. He's Tennesee's best player--and without him the Vols struggled, though they've regrouped a bit lately. His absence as hurt UT's doubles strength, especially because the team of Hudd/Mitsui, who were very formidable in the first part of the season, has fallen off a bit in recent weeks and lost a couple of matches. The other problem is that Prata simply has not been good. It's hard to believe that a guy who was a dependable 3 on a team that could have won the Natty last year has lost consistently over the last 7 or so weeks playing at the numbers 4 and 5. For example, in an SEC contest last Sunday in which every match was played out, Vols routed Arkansas--6-1--and the only UT loss was by Prata. More encouragingly, freshman Conor Gannon is starting to come on at the 6 spot for the Vols, and is looking like a guy with the potential to be good. If and when Monday comes back and finds his form, Tennessee will again become quite formidable.
 
i was at the UK-TN match yesterday - Monday got one game vs Diallo, and he was lucky to get that. He moved fine, but didn’t belong on the court with Diallo. Pretty rusty I suppose.
Diallo is one heck of a player. I am surprised that he has played 3 for most of the year. When Diallo is on his game, I think that he is better than Draxl. We will see how Diallo does on Sunday against Philip Henning.
 
Diallo is one heck of a player. I am surprised that he has played 3 for most of the year. When Diallo is on his game, I think that he is better than Draxl. We will see how Diallo does on Sunday against Philip Henning.

Henning was too good vs Diallo today, and Diallo played fine but he is just much better indoors.

Diallo and Draxl actually played a best of 5 set match in practice a few months back, they split and had to stop. On some days I too feel like Diallo matches up better vs some #1s - but Draxl just competes a tad better at this point.
 

Sureshot

Professional
another undefeated SEC regular season crown for the Gators!
Great run and they are the de facto favorites to win it all for the two-peat. Basically three #1s playing 1, 2 and 3. If they win the dubs point, there’s no path to beating them
 

Sureshot

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Diallo is one heck of a player. I am surprised that he has played 3 for most of the year. When Diallo is on his game, I think that he is better than Draxl. We will see how Diallo does on Sunday against Philip Henning.
Diallo is crazy good indoors but less invincible outdoors. Played a long three setter against Kotzen of Columbia at fall nats in San Diego. Will be interesting to see how he does at NCAAs.
 

mikej

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Great run and they are the de facto favorites to win it all for the two-peat. Basically three #1s playing 1, 2 and 3. If they win the dubs point, there’s no path to beating them

agree that beating them without dubs point is highly unlikely

that said, a good chance a top team or two will take a dubs point off them during NCAAs (at least two, maybe three, teams did so during last year’s title run), and they won’t have the fitness advantage of playing in central FL humidity this time around

I like their chances as much as any other team, but I’d probably take the field rather than betting on a repeat

(I’d maybe set the odds at 30% UF, 25% TCU, 25% Baylor, 15% OSU, 5% the rest)
 
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Sureshot

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agree that beating them without dubs point is highly unlikely

that said, a good chance a top team or two will take a dubs point off them during NCAAs (at least two, maybe three, teams did so during last year’s title run), and they won’t have the fitness advantage of playing in central FL humidity this time around

I like their chances as much as any other team, but I’d probably take the field rather than betting on a repeat

(I’d maybe set the odds at 30% UF, 25% TCU, 25% Baylor, 15% OSU, 5% the rest)
Yes I got carried away! I’d agree with your odds
 
agree that beating them without dubs point is highly unlikely

that said, a good chance a top team or two will take a dubs point off them during NCAAs (at least two, maybe three, teams did so during last year’s title run), and they won’t have the fitness advantage of playing in central FL humidity this time around

I like their chances as much as any other team, but I’d probably take the field rather than betting on a repeat

(I’d maybe set the odds at 30% UF, 25% TCU, 25% Baylor, 15% OSU, 5% the rest)
who will play 5 and 6 for them in the SEC tournament and NCAA's. From what I have seen, I think that Siimar and Bonetto are their best options. But they have not seen much playing time recently. I realize that they played the 4 best teams in the SEC very early in SEC season. Is Vale back in 2021 form?
 

mikej

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Is Vale back in 2021 form?

somewhat condition dependent I think - watched him brutalize Miss St on home courts outdoors, vs winning a close three setter when forced indoors on senior day

Shelton probably the only one among UF’s top 3 that is equally comfortable indoors or in outdoor humidity - Riffice and Vale are twice as hard to beat when the conditions test fitness and patience

intentionally avoiding the 5/6 question as I think there are more than two deserving players that I’d be comfortable with, and Shelton will make the right call based on matchups / current form / experience (the last of which would favor Siimar and Goodger)
 
Saturday semifinal....between Florida.....and either Tennessee (with a healthy Johannus Monday) or Georgia (on their home courts)....should be a great matchup
Hamish Stewart vs. Adam Walton on Friday....will be high quality tennis
 

JLyon

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on the Women's side but where is the Live Scoring for the matches not UF? Frustrating that the SEC does not have live scoring easy to find nor posting box score in timely fashion.
UGA for the Men seems to have it down good with the first match posted with box score
 
Auburn in with a chance here

Rodrigues playing awful. Letting Stice dictate and outlast him each point. Not using his superior ball-striking at all.
 
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jcgatennismom

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Auburn in with a chance here

Rodrigues playing awful. Letting Stice dictate and outlast him each point. Not using his superior ball-striking at all.
Auburn with 4-2 win. Took bottom 3 plus 1. Stice outgrinded Rodriguez. Haven’t been impressed with Rodriguez. He and Lambling lost to Mich #4 Bickersteth in Dec prize $ in ATL. Now on to main course of the day GA vs Tenn. Fl should win easily 1st rd. Pleasant day in Athens now but will get hotter. If u r coming, keep a cooler in car as concessions here only has hot dogs, chips and candy
 

JLyon

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Even tho Kentucky won, Draxl and Diablo got off to slow start. Ark Reco looked better than Draxl. Kentucky top will have to play better tomo
to be fair Reco has been on a tear as of late and his matches have been very close all season especially against the Top Players
 
Weird thing. Two times today a ball has lost compression mid point and caused the player to miss a shot. Connor Thomson of SC and Tristan McCormick of UGA. Both times they showed the official the ball and both times the same roaming official ruled that the point counted because the ball didn’t break but just lost compression.

Thomson and McCormick both lost their minds over the Call, as did Goffi and Diaz. But the official would not budge from the calls despite Goffi and Diaz showing how the ball wouldn’t bounce etc.

Was this the correct ruling by the official?
 

armchair

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Vols with an emphatic 4-1 win over Georgia today. Monday is rounding back into form, Walton is playing well, Matsui has been a stud all year, and with Walton/Harper playing doubles at a high level again, Tennessee is regaining its mojo. The big problem is the 6 spot, which has been a dependable L when UT plays a strong opponent. Martim Prata, who I think was pretty reliable 3/4 last year on a team that won the SEC title and was a national semifinalist, has been...not good. He had some sort of injury in the off-season, not sure what, was a few weeks late getting back on the court for indoors, and he simply has not been competitive. Don't know if the injury is still an issue, but he has really struggled. Woodruff started playing him in the 3/4 spot, poor results, he's now in the 6 hole and got thumped today for Tennessee's only lost point. Woodruff should go ahead and play Gannon, his promising freshman, and at least give the young guy more big match experience. Vols and the Gators to square off tomorrow.
 

10SFan

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Vols with an emphatic 4-1 win over Georgia today. Monday is rounding back into form, Walton is playing well, Matsui has been a stud all year, and with Walton/Harper playing doubles at a high level again, Tennessee is regaining its mojo. The big problem is the 6 spot, which has been a dependable L when UT plays a strong opponent. Martim Prata, who I think was pretty reliable 3/4 last year on a team that won the SEC title and was a national semifinalist, has been...not good. He had some sort of injury in the off-season, not sure what, was a few weeks late getting back on the court for indoors, and he simply has not been competitive. Don't know if the injury is still an issue, but he has really struggled. Woodruff started playing him in the 3/4 spot, poor results, he's now in the 6 hole and got thumped today for Tennessee's only lost point. Woodruff should go ahead and play Gannon, his promising freshman, and at least give the young guy more big match experience. Vols and the Gators to square off tomorrow.
It should be a better match than the one early in the season. UT needs the dubs point to pull off the upset as they don't have anyone that can win court 6 against UF. Word on the street is coaching staff broke Prata mentally, not an injury issue at this point. Hoping for a good tight match to go in UT favor.
 
Vols with an emphatic 4-1 win over Georgia today. Monday is rounding back into form, Walton is playing well, Matsui has been a stud all year, and with Walton/Harper playing doubles at a high level again, Tennessee is regaining its mojo. The big problem is the 6 spot, which has been a dependable L when UT plays a strong opponent. Martim Prata, who I think was pretty reliable 3/4 last year on a team that won the SEC title and was a national semifinalist, has been...not good. He had some sort of injury in the off-season, not sure what, was a few weeks late getting back on the court for indoors, and he simply has not been competitive. Don't know if the injury is still an issue, but he has really struggled. Woodruff started playing him in the 3/4 spot, poor results, he's now in the 6 hole and got thumped today for Tennessee's only lost point. Woodruff should go ahead and play Gannon, his promising freshman, and at least give the young guy more big match experience. Vols and the Gators to square off tomorrow.
Monday vs. Riffice tomorrow...should be outstanding tennis.
 

mikej

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losing vs Tennessee last year in SEC tournament was the best loss that ever happened to UF men's tennis - gave them an extra kick heading into NCAAs

not suggesting I want to see them lose for the first time since Feb 18 (first match at National Indoors vs Texas)...but...it wouldn't be the worst thing in the world if they played a great match and someone else stepped up, took them down, and kicked their intensity up even another notch heading into their title defense

only Kentucky has gotten 3 points off them in that 9-10 week stretch, so always a risk of starting to get a little complacent, even if they have good coaching and senior leadership to protect against that
 

Sureshot

Professional
losing vs Tennessee last year in SEC tournament was the best loss that ever happened to UF men's tennis - gave them an extra kick heading into NCAAs

not suggesting I want to see them lose for the first time since Feb 18 (first match at National Indoors vs Texas)...but...it wouldn't be the worst thing in the world if they played a great match and someone else stepped up, took them down, and kicked their intensity up even another notch heading into their title defense

only Kentucky has gotten 3 points off them in that 9-10 week stretch, so always a risk of starting to get a little complacent, even if they have good coaching and senior leadership to protect against that
I understand your point but I’d like to see someone run them close but want UF to take it all the way and then repeat as NCAA champs. They’ll be battle tested if they survive some close ones
 

JLyon

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Weird thing. Two times today a ball has lost compression mid point and caused the player to miss a shot. Connor Thomson of SC and Tristan McCormick of UGA. Both times they showed the official the ball and both times the same roaming official ruled that the point counted because the ball didn’t break but just lost compression.

Thomson and McCormick both lost their minds over the Call, as did Goffi and Diaz. But the official would not budge from the calls despite Goffi and Diaz showing how the ball wouldn’t bounce etc.

Was this the correct ruling by the official?
that is the standard the ball must be broken, meaning with a hole
 

jcgatennismom

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losing vs Tennessee last year in SEC tournament was the best loss that ever happened to UF men's tennis - gave them an extra kick heading into NCAAs

not suggesting I want to see them lose for the first time since Feb 18 (first match at National Indoors vs Texas)...but...it wouldn't be the worst thing in the world if they played a great match and someone else stepped up, took them down, and kicked their intensity up even another notch heading into their title defense

only Kentucky has gotten 3 points off them in that 9-10 week stretch, so always a risk of starting to get a little complacent, even if they have good coaching and senior leadership to protect against that
I think FL looked a little complacent early in the 2nd sets today-at least at 1 and 2. Fl took 5 1st sets, but then Riffice who won 6-1 in 1st was tied 4-4 with Lobak and looked to be playing sloppy points. I left after Shelton won to go back to GA/Tenn and Riffice must have broke Lobak afterwards. Ben is so impressive because even when he is running and off balance, he hits good shots. However, I was surprised he got caught off balance. Monday vs Henning looked better than Riffice did vs Lobak but I only watched partial sets trying to watch some games for every match.
 

mikej

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also is there anything better than Athens hosting the SEC tournament and UGA getting bounced with minimal resistance in the quarters

win or lose for UF, this is already among my favorite SEC tournaments

where's that puppy dawgie dawg?
 

mikej

Hall of Fame
unsurprisingly, UK beats down Auburn pretty quickly, setting themselves up nicely to be rested for the final tomorrow, especially if Tennessee plays well and this next match becomes a dogfight
 

mikej

Hall of Fame
nice hook on a sideline passing shot from the Vols 3 dubs team - serving down 2-3 15-30, so the call avoided three break points - but a former Gator did the same to the Vols last year so around and around we go
 

mikej

Hall of Fame
good stuff winning an emotional dubs point for Vale-Bonetto - Bonetto gets the doubles game ball for winning both his service points deep in the TB
 

10SFan

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Good dubs play by both teams. UT down 2-0 in my mind as Goodger will take care of Prata in two sets. But I should be rooting for them to lose so they can win NCCAs correct? Damn I wish Bicknell could have played this season. Would have made this match even more interesting....
 

mikej

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But I should be rooting for them to lose so they can win NCCAs correct?

so I claim :)

but I think UK takes the title regardless of how this ends up today, getting to play Auburn in the early match is too much of a physical advantage for tomorrow

these guys will be playing two more hours
 

10SFan

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I agre
so I claim :)

but I think UK takes the title regardless of how this ends up today, getting to play Auburn in the early match is too much of a physical advantage for tomorrow

these guys will be playing two more hours
I agree playing Auburn today is definitely an advantage. I do think UF has the ability to beat them even after today's battle. More of a struggle for UT.
 
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