UGA Men's Tennis

jcgatennismom

Hall of Fame
This young Dawg team took care of a very veteran Georgia Tech team today. Thomas Paulsell has improved so much under the tutelage of Manny Diaz and Jamie Hunt. Paulsell was sensational today in his straight set win over Andres Martin.
I was at the match today and was surprised at how well Paulsell handled Andres. He pulled Andres off court with his wide angles, kept him on the defensive, and played great at the net. They played long points, and Paulsell broke 1st late in the 1st set. While Andres had many chances to break Thomas at deuce point. Thomas was able to hold most of those points. Maybe Andres broke back once or twice but only after being broken himself. I do wonder if it was harder for Andres and Keshav to adapt to the pressure of deuce points after a fall of playing pro matches with ads. It is always hard for opponents to play at Georgia; the crowd was loud but in support of GA rather than against GT except for a few "are we playing baseball" comments when GT guys popped up some wild shots. I have been at UGA SEC/NCAA matches in past years when the crowd was so rowdy the ref warned about a line losing a point if they continued. I think the positive crowd helped the GA guys turned their matches around. The veteran GT guys came out hot with dubs and then at 2 and 3 single, but stumbled with UGA roared back in the middle of the 1st sets. Kudos to UGA coaches for taking Paulsell who wasnt in the singles lineup last year and developing him into a line 1 player and then MPP from 5/6 to an acceptable 2. I think UGA will have a harder time in SEC and will finish in the middle of the group. Both teams will have trouble winning at 5 and 6 vs better teams.

I hope the GT team can make it to NCAAs after a long drought. UGA will get in but probably not as a host. I dont really know UGA's team this year as most of the player we were familar with from junior tennis played their 5th year last year.
 
I was at the match today and was surprised at how well Paulsell handled Andres. He pulled Andres off court with his wide angles, kept him on the defensive, and played great at the net. They played long points, and Paulsell broke 1st late in the 1st set. While Andres had many chances to break Thomas at deuce point. Thomas was able to hold most of those points. Maybe Andres broke back once or twice but only after being broken himself. I do wonder if it was harder for Andres and Keshav to adapt to the pressure of deuce points after a fall of playing pro matches with ads. It is always hard for opponents to play at Georgia; the crowd was loud but in support of GA rather than against GT except for a few "are we playing baseball" comments when GT guys popped up some wild shots. I have been at UGA SEC/NCAA matches in past years when the crowd was so rowdy the ref warned about a line losing a point if they continued. I think the positive crowd helped the GA guys turned their matches around. The veteran GT guys came out hot with dubs and then at 2 and 3 single, but stumbled with UGA roared back in the middle of the 1st sets. Kudos to UGA coaches for taking Paulsell who wasnt in the singles lineup last year and developing him into a line 1 player and then MPP from 5/6 to an acceptable 2. I think UGA will have a harder time in SEC and will finish in the middle of the group. Both teams will have trouble winning at 5 and 6 vs better teams.

I hope the GT team can make it to NCAAs after a long drought. UGA will get in but probably not as a host. I dont really know UGA's team this year as most of the player we were familar with from junior tennis played their 5th year last year.
where were Biagotti and Arora against Geeorgia? I would think that Biagotti....is better than the guys that played 5 and 6 yesterday.
 

jcgatennismom

Hall of Fame
where were Biagotti and Arora against Geeorgia? I would think that Biagotti....is better than the guys that played 5 and 6 yesterday.
Idk. both of those two lost vs Pepperdine and Santa Barbara. Sachdev won at 6 @ Santa Barbara-didnt play Pepperdine. Shokry didnt play either Cali match. There were at least 3 guys on the GT bench so they guys werent sick, but maybe they had a slight injury-this was the 1st time I'd watched GT this year so not familar with team except the top 3.
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
Georgia dogs this year could really have used Michaelson, major talent, if he just played 1 year with the dogs before turning pro, georgia had legit shot at NCAA title, but he was too good for college and made the right decision to turn pro. I think he knew it when he beat Nishikori during his comeback :unsure:
 
Georgia dogs this year could really have used Michaelson, major talent, if he just played 1 year with the dogs before turning pro, georgia had legit shot at NCAA title, but he was too good for college and made the right decision to turn pro. I think he knew it when he beat Nishikori during his comeback :unsure:

Maybe he should have flipped to Stanford if he really wanted his career to take off.
 

tennisfan17

Professional
USC transfer as discussed in the The Pacific 10 Alliance! thread Ryan Colby picks up the lone UGA point.
Saw Colby at a futures event a few years ago in Lubbock. He played Isaac Arevalo who and lost in three. I think that was the year Arevalo had Soto's number and beaten him twice. All that to say, he's a solid player. Glad to see him doing well.
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
When was the last time they won a NCAA title...

Men's Tennis History​

05/25/2020 | Men's Tennis
By: Stanford Athletics
NCAA Championships (17)
1973, 1974, 1977, 1978, 1980, 1981,1983, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1990,
1992, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000
Conference Championships (18)
1972 (Pac-8), 1974 (Pac-8), 1978 (Pac-8), 1979 (Pac-10),
1980 (Pac-10 co-champions), 1983 (Pac-10), 1988 (Pac-10),
1995 (Pac-10), 1997 (Pac-10 co-champions), 1998 (Pac-10),
1999 (Pac-10 co-champions), 2000 (Pac-10), 2001 (Pac-10),
2003 (Pac-10), 2006 (Pac-10 champions), 2010 (Pac-10 co-champions)
2015 (Pac-12 co-champions), 2021 (Pac-12)
National Team Indoor Championships (12)
1973, 1975, 1976, 1978, 1985, 1990, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1998,
2000, 2002
Records
Single-Season Dual Victories
Career Dual Victories
History
Yearly History
Coaching History
NCAA History
NCAA Champions
Records vs. Opponents
Honors
Singles Champions
Doubles Champions
All-Americans
All-Conference Honors
All-Academic Honors
Letterwinners
 

tennisfan17

Professional

Men's Tennis History​

05/25/2020 | Men's Tennis
By: Stanford Athletics
NCAA Championships (17)
1973, 1974, 1977, 1978, 1980, 1981,1983, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1990,
1992, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000
Conference Championships (18)
1972 (Pac-8), 1974 (Pac-8), 1978 (Pac-8), 1979 (Pac-10),
1980 (Pac-10 co-champions), 1983 (Pac-10), 1988 (Pac-10),
1995 (Pac-10), 1997 (Pac-10 co-champions), 1998 (Pac-10),
1999 (Pac-10 co-champions), 2000 (Pac-10), 2001 (Pac-10),
2003 (Pac-10), 2006 (Pac-10 champions), 2010 (Pac-10 co-champions)
2015 (Pac-12 co-champions), 2021 (Pac-12)
National Team Indoor Championships (12)
1973, 1975, 1976, 1978, 1985, 1990, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1998,
2000, 2002
Records
Single-Season Dual Victories
Career Dual Victories
History
Yearly History
Coaching History
NCAA History
NCAA Champions
Records vs. Opponents
Honors
Singles Champions
Doubles Champions
All-Americans
All-Conference Honors
All-Academic Honors
Letterwinners
Thank you for proving my point lol yes their history is amazing but the only major team accomplishment was back in 21 and that was a conference title, not an NCAA title.
 

Gemini

Hall of Fame
wow; thought he would have gone out last year or stuck with it for a few more years
congrats on a hell of a career

From firsthand experience and insight, you could see him slowing down and the grind on him is/was visible. Glad to see him going out on his own terms.
 
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Dawgie Dawg

Rookie
From firsthand experience and insight, you could see him slowing down and the grind on him is/was visible. Glad to see him going out on his own terms.
It is a good time to retire so there can be a reset next year. The current freshmen would be fine players for Auburn, Vandy or Arkansas but they are not DAWG level.
 
It is a good time to retire so there can be a reset next year. The current freshmen would be fine players for Auburn, Vandy or Arkansas but they are not DAWG level.
are you a fair weather fan or what?
Have you seen Niels Ratiu play? He has so much potential. Beautiful, powerful strokes.
When he puts it all together, he is going to be an elite top of the lineup player for the Dawgs.
Freddy Blaydes only joined the team in January. But he has a big serve and some strong shots. He has only been in college for 1.5 months
Does not even have his feet on the ground. Freddy is already a strong doubles player. Saying that Freddy is not DAWG level.....after 1.5 months....is ridiculous.....

Cyrus Mahjoob is a true BULLDAWG. Cyrus fights for every point. Down Low DAWGS are very, very important......
Joey Pitts won the deciding match at 4 in 1999. Michael Lang at 6....saved match points in 1999
Jamie Hunt was huge for the Dawgs at 4 against Virginia in 2008.
If I am going to war, I want a Bull dawg warrior fighter...like Cyrus on my team

You call yourself Dawgie Dawg......and you are already writing off Niels, Freddy and Cyrus.....

you need to go join Bob and Nostradamus.......in the list of nutty fans.
 
My first thought would be they just hand the reigns over to Jamie Hunt who has been assistant for 7 years. I feel like Diaz would want that.

But I don’t have any insight. Maybe they actually do a national search.
 

JAJ

Rookie
My first thought would be they just hand the reigns over to Jamie Hunt who has been assistant for 7 years. I feel like Diaz would want that.

But I don’t have any insight. Maybe they actually do a national search.
Makes sense that with this much lead time they would already have the new HC on board. On the other hand, I am still scratching my head as to why Roddick is sitting over at Auburn as an assistant, with no explanation as to why he left UCF. Someone who knows more than I do (long list) told me a while back that Roddick hoped to one day end up back at Georgia.
 
Makes sense that with this much lead time they would already have the new HC on board. On the other hand, I am still scratching my head as to why Roddick is sitting over at Auburn as an assistant, with no explanation as to why he left UCF. Someone who knows more than I do (long list) told me a while back that Roddick hoped to one day end up back at Georgia.
John Roddick did an unbelievable job at Oklahoma.
He took that program from nowhere to 2 NCAA finals.

Roddick did not have the same results at UCF.
Roddick will not be the next head coach at Georgia.
 
Three straight finals wasn’t it? (Which according to Bob should have gotten him fired for not winning the Natty). He definitely made OU a tennis power when they had never been before and they’ve promptly fallen back to middle of the pack since he left.

But yeah that was a while ago now. Do you have any insight into possible directions they could go?
 

jcgatennismom

Hall of Fame
My first thought would be they just hand the reigns over to Jamie Hunt who has been assistant for 7 years. I feel like Diaz would want that.

But I don’t have any insight. Maybe they actually do a national search.
Rumor in GA for years has been that Jamie would take over when Manny was ready to retire. Hope team can make NCAAs this year- young guys should improve over spring. Probably should have retired last year but if he’s had EQ, AM, and Buse this year, he would have gone out with a bang-this year will be anticlimactic. At least he’s not pulling a Kriese and ending his career with his worst season. I guess u were at Clemson after Kriese but he had to be a hard act to follow. At least Manny has a transition plan
 

Gemini

Hall of Fame
Rumor in GA for years has been that Jamie would take over when Manny was ready to retire. Hope team can make NCAAs this year- young guys should improve over spring. Probably should have retired last year but if he’s had EQ, AM, and Buse this year, he would have gone out with a bang-this year will be anticlimactic. At least he’s not pulling a Kriese and ending his career with his worst season. I guess u were at Clemson after Kriese but he had to be a hard act to follow. At least Manny has a transition plan

I don't follow the college coaching credentials and transitions all that closely so I don't have any insider-type perspective, but I definitely have a lot of respect for Jamie Hunt as an assistant. Unless John Isner decides to throw his hat into the coaching selection ring (even then he hasn't shown any coaching credentials I can think of), Jamie is the logical heir. It will/would be a disservice to him to not be selected as the next head coach. I think Jamie also provided much needed stability during the Bo Hodge fiasco.

But yes..the exits of EQ, AM and Buse definitely took away the depth that UGA would have. Buse, for me, is still a relative unknown but we've seen Michelsen's ascent on the pro tour that caused him to defer joining the team. And obviously EQ broke out with a championship season which prompted his exit. If I recall correctly, Tommy Paul was also committed to UGA and then decommitted after winning the Roland Garros junior title.
 
Georgia hosting Wake today. I wanted to drive down to watch this one but won’t be able to after all. Let’s see if UGA can procure an inspired effort off the heels of the Coach Diaz announcement and give the Deacs a scare.
 

Gemini

Hall of Fame
are you a fair weather fan or what?
Have you seen Niels Ratiu play? He has so much potential. Beautiful, powerful strokes.
When he puts it all together, he is going to be an elite top of the lineup player for the Dawgs.
Freddy Blaydes only joined the team in January. But he has a big serve and some strong shots. He has only been in college for 1.5 months
Does not even have his feet on the ground. Freddy is already a strong doubles player. Saying that Freddy is not DAWG level.....after 1.5 months....is ridiculous.....

Cyrus Mahjoob is a true BULLDAWG. Cyrus fights for every point. Down Low DAWGS are very, very important......
Joey Pitts won the deciding match at 4 in 1999. Michael Lang at 6....saved match points in 1999
Jamie Hunt was huge for the Dawgs at 4 against Virginia in 2008.
If I am going to war, I want a Bull dawg warrior fighter...like Cyrus on my team

You call yourself Dawgie Dawg......and you are already writing off Niels, Freddy and Cyrus.....

you need to go join Bob and Nostradamus.......in the list of nutty fans.

And truthfully, I'm not even a dawg but I doubt I'll ever be down on this team. Cyrus is a fighter. I watched him dismantle Jeremy Jin's offense in the fall. It was impressive to watch him battle. He plays with a lot of heart. Niels has huge upside. Once he grows into his game, he'll be consistently dangerous. Can't speak on Freddy yet as I have yet to see him play. But for the most part, this squad has been super respectful! They've conducted themselves with a high level of integrity on and off court to date and that matters as much to me as how good of tennis players they might be.

Role players are going to be key as well. I didn't get to see much of the UGA legacies (Jacques, Mariencheck, Taylor) this fall but if they get stronger, they could be key players in the critical doubles point.
 
Rumor in GA for years has been that Jamie would take over when Manny was ready to retire. Hope team can make NCAAs this year- young guys should improve over spring. Probably should have retired last year but if he’s had EQ, AM, and Buse this year, he would have gone out with a bang-this year will be anticlimactic. At least he’s not pulling a Kriese and ending his career with his worst season. I guess u were at Clemson after Kriese but he had to be a hard act to follow. At least Manny has a transition plan

Yeah Kriese’s exit was a little before my time of following closely. I just went to occasional matches back then. Didn’t really start following close until around 2009-2010. But I’ve heard that Kriese’s exit was not a mutual or cordial one at first and that he even sabotaged the recruitment of a couple players on the way out. One who turned out to be very good at Tulsa (Arnau Brugues). It made the 2008-2011 era pretty rough results wise.

Obviously that type of thing is not happening at UGA.
 
Georgia takes doubles vs Wake btw. Paulsell probably favored against Moroni at #1. Georgia will need to find two more wins elsewhere for the big upset.
 

Sureshot

Hall of Fame
5-2 for Wake with Colby beating Suresh for his seventh ranked win this year. Someone earlier said Colby was not a good transfer. He’s proving he can play in the top half of an SEC lineup. Let’s see how he goes when conference play starts but am hopeful he can hold his end up.
 

tennisfan17

Professional
5-2 for Wake with Colby beating Suresh for his seventh ranked win this year. Someone earlier said Colby was not a good transfer. He’s proving he can play in the top half of an SEC lineup. Let’s see how he goes when conference play starts but am hopeful he can hold his end up.
Wow that is a huge win for Colby, Suresh is very very good. Not a bad fight for the Bulldogs
 
Ratiu looks to have played a very streaky match. Lost first set 6-2 then won the second 6-1 quickly. I then did some work on the computer before checking the score again and he was down 4-1 in the 3rd in seemingly just a few minutes. Then he pulled it back to 4-4 before dropping the last two games to lose it 6-4

Paulsell had the first set lead before Moroni took over who is actually turning out to be a pretty strong #1.

Wake’s depth too much for UGA in the end but a decent showing from the Dawgs. They will beat some teams in the SEC. They are capable of a big upset. They’ll get at least one of SC, Kentucky, Alabama or A&M rematch.
 
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Georgia easily could have won yesterday. This team fights. If the top 6 can stay healthy, they are going to do well in the SEC. They were picked to finish 8th. They will do much better than that.

That being said, Wake Forest is not the #3 team in the nation. Wake plays at #7 Virginia on Friday. Even with Montes serving underhand, Virginia should win that match.
 

ClarkC

Hall of Fame
Unless John Isner decides to throw his hat into the coaching selection ring (even then he hasn't shown any coaching credentials I can think of), Jamie is the logical heir.
Yes, John Isner can teach players how to be 6'9" tall and get an advantage from that.
 

Dawgie Dawg

Rookie
What a shame Manny must end his career this way. He was set to end with a national championship before the professional decisions. Nobody else would have had a chance.
 

Dawgie Dawg

Rookie
are you a fair weather fan or what?
Have you seen Niels Ratiu play? He has so much potential. Beautiful, powerful strokes.
When he puts it all together, he is going to be an elite top of the lineup player for the Dawgs.
Freddy Blaydes only joined the team in January. But he has a big serve and some strong shots. He has only been in college for 1.5 months
Does not even have his feet on the ground. Freddy is already a strong doubles player. Saying that Freddy is not DAWG level.....after 1.5 months....is ridiculous.....

Cyrus Mahjoob is a true BULLDAWG. Cyrus fights for every point. Down Low DAWGS are very, very important......
Joey Pitts won the deciding match at 4 in 1999. Michael Lang at 6....saved match points in 1999
Jamie Hunt was huge for the Dawgs at 4 against Virginia in 2008.
If I am going to war, I want a Bull dawg warrior fighter...like Cyrus on my team

You call yourself Dawgie Dawg......and you are already writing off Niels, Freddy and Cyrus.....

you need to go join Bob and Nostradamus.......in the list of nutty fans.

I am not a fair weather fan. I have high standards for DAWG tennis.
 

mikej

Hall of Fame
What a shame Manny must end his career this way. He was set to end with a national championship before the professional decisions. Nobody else would have had a chance.
Except other schools also had guys turn pro

But yes in your fantasy land where UGA is the only school that lost elite players to the pros, you would’ve been great
 

ClarkC

Hall of Fame
In all of these alternate realities, do we get to keep not only the players who turned pro, but the players we then signed with the scholarship dollars that were freed up by the players turning pro? We get to have it both ways?
 
I mean sure but there's no way georgia isnt the immediate super favorite with Michelsen Quinn and buse lol

Buse showed his talent in Davis cup but he has taken some losses to show his level right now since then. I don’t think he would have been unplayable at #3. Look at G.A. Bailly at Texas. He has been more vulnerable than expected in the middle part of the lineup so far.

But yeah Diaz going the last 16 seasons of his career without a national title (or final appearance) would have been surprising to hear in 2008.
 
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Sureshot

Hall of Fame
Idk why I enjoy watching EQ so much but I'm a huge fan. I think his shots of both wings are unironically some of the biggest on tour.
Agree he’s exciting to watch but Kypson seems to have his number. Gets the W in straights this time following the three setter at the Cleveland Challenger. Also iirc he’s never beaten Svajda either. But he could have a breakthrough any day with the game he has.
 
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