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2011 Regular Season - Conference Tournaments upcoming!

Ozone
01-08-2011, 04:23 PM
2011 regular season will get underway with the ITA's at the end of the month. Post all scores, news, etc. here.

Individual & team rankings in all divisions in the following link:
http://www.itatennis.com/AwardsAndRankings/Rankings.htm

out_here_grindin
01-08-2011, 06:53 PM
The team rankings are basically the same as the end of the year rankings from last season. So we wont get the true measure of how good these teams are until a few weeks into the season.

out_here_grindin
01-11-2011, 11:23 PM
Here are the teams with the most ranked players:

7: Virginia: (3)Alex Domijian, (10)Sanam Sigh, (17)Drew Courtney, (19)Jarmere Jenkins, (27)Michael Shabaz, (77)Julien Uriguen, (105)Justin Shane

6: Ohio State: (7)Blaz Rola, (34)Matt Allare, (46)Devin McCarthy, (63)Chase Buchanan, (66)Nelson Vick, (68)Peter Kobelt

5: Southern Cal: (6)Steve Johnson, (18)Daniel Nguyen. (84) Peter Lucassen, (91) Ray Sarmiento, (94)Jaak Poldma

5: Texas A&M: (23)Austin Krajicek, (51)Niall Angus, (54)Jeff Dadamo, (95)Colin Hoover, (106)Alexia Klegou

4: North Carolina: (30)Jose Hernadez, (58)Joey Burkardt, (90)Brennan Boyajian, (103)Stefan Hardy

4: Wake Forest: (45) Jonathan Wolff, (87)Tripper Carleton, (100)Danny Kreyman, (109)Iain Atkinson

4: Georgia: (13)Javier Garrapiz, (47)Sadio Doumbia, (53) Will Spencer, (119)Hernus Pieters

4: Notre Dame: (71)Stephen Havens, (104)Casey Watt, (116)Billy Pecor, (122)Tyler Davis

Ozone
01-12-2011, 10:10 PM
How bout the Demon Deacons. They will gain a very good freshman from Poland for the Spring. One time

out_here_grindin
01-13-2011, 02:02 AM
That's the wildcard. A lot of teasms are getting good talent from abroad for the spring semester. They are not ranked, but may be just as good as the ranked players. Only time will tell.

Ozone
01-13-2011, 04:15 PM
My top 10. As Jeff said, the rankings could change vastly with players coming in in the Spring.

#1: Virginia - No surprise there. Too strong across the board.
#2: USC - I think Ecuadorian Freshman Emilio Gomez will be the difference maker for the Trojans. He has a career-high ATP ranking in the 500's and adds depth ad firepower to the USC line-up behind Steve Johnson. I think Gomez has tons of potential and will grow into what Robert Farah was in his senior season. Watch out for this kid. The Trojans may run into a loss or two in the season but by April and May, they will be tough to beat.
#3: Tennessee - Williams, Smith, Sandgren is a front 3 that most teams won't be able to beat. Yes, even Virginia.
#4: Texas - Texas is my surprise team. With Andersen, Corrie, and Damico improving tremendously and gaining experience on the Futures tour this summer, they will lead a scary good 2009 recruiting class (ranked #3) that has developed another year.
#5: Ohio State - Amazing depth the Buckeyes have added behind Buchanan. Inexperience may hurt them in May.
#6: UCLA - UCLA will be a very dangerous team to play in May with 3 fiesty seniors, Inbar, Seguso, and Meister, who will lead a great freshman class.
#7: Duke - Duke is a very dangerous team. If their freshman can play at a high level, watch out.

TBC

out_here_grindin
01-20-2011, 10:26 PM
my top 10:

1. Virginia
2. USC
3. Ohio State
4. Tennessee
5. Georgia - They are a much better team this year than they were last year. Young but talented
6. Texas A&M
7. UCLA
8. Stanford
9. Texas
10. Oklahoma

Ozone
01-21-2011, 01:34 AM
Do you think this is Virginia's year, Jeff?

out_here_grindin
01-21-2011, 02:01 AM
I will have to say yes. They have been building their program for years and this is their strongest team ever. They will take a step back next year. They still must prove that they can win in the NCAA late stages. They have yet to even make a national title match despite being so dominant during the regular season.

This year they have beefed up the schedule. The ACC is very good but aside from Virginia does not have elite teams(Duke is rising to the elite level). So it leaves them susceptible to teams like USC and Tennessee. I would not bet against UVA, even though a match with USC in the NCAA's could be bad for them. The 3 California school are the only ones I could see beating UVA in the NCAA's because it is in Palo Alto this year and those teams know how to win when it is all on the line.

But with Domijian added to the line-up, who is already one of the nation's top players, the experience of Shabaz and Singh and the deadly depth, UVA will take home the national title this season.

Smoke944
01-22-2011, 06:49 PM
Virginia would be even a bit better if Raonic ended up there, as he almost did :lol:

Ozone
01-24-2011, 06:16 PM
In the first all top 10 match of the season #9 Florida beats #7 Baylor 5-2. Gators won the doubles point followed by straight set wins by #9 Lacroix at 1, Slilam at 4 and Butz at 6.

#5 Texas squeaked a 4-3 win out against #23 Michigan on the road, 4-3. #18 Ed Corrie got beat at #1 by #95 Evan King, and #25 Jason Jung of Michigan beat Jean Andersen of Texas, but surprisingly (to me) Texas' 3-5 spots and a doubles sweep was enough to avoid an upset in Ann Arbor.

#23 Georgia Tech beat #56 South Carolina easily on the road, 6-1, with #4 Gomez winning big.

#1 Virginia, #14 Duke, #12 Kentucky, #13 Louisville all get a pair of wins this weekend.

Caio_Brasil
01-24-2011, 11:13 PM
Did Cunha play at the Duke wins?

Ozone
01-25-2011, 07:33 PM
Cunha beat Elon's #1 76 62 and did not play vs. NC Central. He and Carleton (#12 team) also won in doubles 8-4. He's ranked #9 in singles

Ozone
01-25-2011, 07:34 PM
Indiana vs. Kentucky today

out_here_grindin
01-25-2011, 08:04 PM
Indiana up 3-2. This would be a massive upset if they can pull out 1 of the remaining two matches.

Ozone
01-26-2011, 01:11 AM
Wow! Whatta match today. I guess we can start having daily "featured" matches. Kentucky had to have a 76 3rd set win at #6 to win on the road against Indiana 4-3. Maybe the Wildcats arent as good as I thought? Or maybe Indiana has some hidden talent.

out_here_grindin
01-27-2011, 01:05 AM
Gutsy win from Kentucky. They responded to what they thought would not be such a stringent test.

I forgot to mention that UGA rocked Clemson 7-0. I was dissapointed by the lopsided scorelines

Garrapiz def Difazio 6-2 6-1
Spencer def Galloway 7-5 7-5 (good effort from Galloway)
Bernstein def Meza 6-1 6-1
Doumbia def Moran 6-1 6-2
Pieters def Hilsman 6-0 6-2
Toboada def Maden 4-6 6-3 (10-8) (I wish we had won this one. 6-1 looks a lot better than 7-0).

Ozone
01-27-2011, 04:35 AM
ITA Kickoff weekend starts this weekend. Anything tomorrow?

out_here_grindin
01-28-2011, 12:55 AM
Southern Cal def Florida State 6-1.

Emilio Gomez def Blake Davis in a big freshman matchup

Ozone
01-28-2011, 03:38 PM
Im surprised Gomez is playing 4. I think he will move up throughtout the season as he gets used to the hard courts. The Trojans' lineup looks very good though.

#4 Ohio State punds Xavier 7-0 with #63 Buchanan, #7 Rola, and #68 Kobelt at 1-2-3

out_here_grindin
01-29-2011, 01:35 AM
ITA Indoor regional results from today:

Durham,NC:

Duke 7, Michigan 0 - Impressive win for Duke considering USC got rocked by Michigan's top 2 earlier.
Pepperdine 4, Virginia Tech 3 - Tight one. Waves get it done

Los Angeles:

UCLA 4, Minnesota 0

Charlottesville,VA:

Virginia 7, Cornell 0
ETSU 6, Binghampton 1

Knoxville,TN:

Tennessee 6, San Diego 1
Clemson 6, USC Upstate 1

Ozone
01-29-2011, 02:59 PM
#22 Wake Forest is facing off against #30 Wisconsin today in Lexington at the ITA's. Tough 1st round draw but the Deacs are favored. The Badgers' 4-6 players are all freshman. #45 Jon Wolff is playing at #1 for Wake, as #87 Tripper Carleton will play 2, sophomore #100 Danny Kreyman at 3, #109 senior Iain Atkinson at 4. Go Deacs.

http://www.ukathletics.com/sports/m-tennis/spec-rel/stats_012911a.html

Ozone
01-29-2011, 03:47 PM
The Deacs won the doubles point in a breaker on #2, and I guess they are feeling pretty confident because Tripper got moved out of the lineup and Prabhakar is now playing 6.

out_here_grindin
01-29-2011, 06:52 PM
UNC/GT tied at 3. All coming down to court 6. Hernandez def Gomez on court 1.

Texas A&M is providing live streaming for thier regional

Ozone
01-29-2011, 07:07 PM
Looks like the Tar Heels have been getting all the breaks. #90 Boyajian at #3 won 46 76 76, which may have provided match points for Georgia Tech.

Jeff, are you surprised that UNC's rank is at #20? They don't seem like a top 20 team although #30 Hernandez did beat Gomez. Carolina's #58 Burkhardt got railed at #4 however by Kevin King. Coming down to #6 where senior Kyle Baker is up a break on #93 Miljevic

out_here_grindin
01-29-2011, 07:21 PM
They had a better team last year and that team was borderline top 20. So I expect them to fall in the rankings as the season goes on. But it looks like they are going to pull this one out.

Ozone
01-29-2011, 07:33 PM
Yesterday, the #36 Notre Dame Fighting Irish beat John Roddick's #17 Oklahoma Sooners thanks to a 9-8(5) doubles win and #104 Casey Watt beating #26 Beleleu at #1.

#22 Wake Forest beats #30 Wisconsin 4-0

Also yesterday, #46 Indiana def. #43 BYU 4-3 in a great matchup. Hoosiers lost 4-3 to #12 Kentucky last week

Ozone
01-29-2011, 07:33 PM
They had a better team last year and that team was borderline top 20. So I expect them to fall in the rankings as the season goes on. But it looks like they are going to pull this one out.
It looks like Miljevic got it back on serve at 3-4

Ozone
01-29-2011, 07:49 PM
Georgia Tech's Miljevic got it back to 4-4 on the deciding match at #6, but Kyle Baker of North Carolina wins it 6-4 and the Tar Heels will play Georgia/Oklahoma State for a spot in the ITA's

Ozone
01-30-2011, 05:24 PM
Yesterday, #18 Ole Miss barely escaped with a 4-3 victory over #35 Tulsa thanks to #2 Thiemann/Thiemann winning a 9-8 doubles decision.
Also, #10 Texas A&M avoided an upset to the SEC's #41 Mississippi State, 4-3

Ozone
01-30-2011, 05:25 PM
Today's matchups:

REGIONAL FINALS
USC, Tennessee, Virginia, UCLA, Florida, Stanford, Duke, Illinois all advance

#30 Rice @ #5 Texas
#56 UC Irvine @ #4 Ohio State
#32 Arizona @ #10 Texas A&M
#20 North Carolina @ #11 Georgia
#22 Wake Forest @ #12 Kentucky
#18 Ole Miss @ #13 Louisville
#19 Cal @ #15 Texas Tech

out_here_grindin
01-31-2011, 04:36 AM
Every host team advances. Pretty surprising that there were no upsets. Not that many even came close. Looks like the rankings are pretty accurate at the moment.

Ozone
01-31-2011, 11:44 PM
Home team advantage in college tennis is underrated. I want this New Zealand guy in our lineup asap

out_here_grindin
02-04-2011, 02:03 AM
Texas vs Texas A&M tomorrow. Massive match for this early in the season

Ozone
02-06-2011, 01:23 AM
Wake loses to Michigan because Carleton and New Zealand boy dont make the trip:(

out_here_grindin
02-06-2011, 04:34 PM
We had a dual meet in swimming between them yesterday as well, the Longhorns won. What about tennis?

Texas won 4-3.

Doubles point to Texas as they won courts 2,3

Singles: (maroon = A&M win, orange = Texas win)

1: 23 Krajicek def Corrie 6-3 7-6(0)
2: 54 Dadamo def Damico 6-3 6-3
3: 106 Klegou def Andersen 6-4 2-6 7-6
4: 100 Chen def Grigorov 6-4 5-7 6-2
5: 78 Mladenov def 95 Hoover 2-6 6-2 6-4
6: Whitehead def Bautista 6-7(3) 6-4 6-4

out_here_grindin
02-06-2011, 04:37 PM
1 Virginia def 12 Kentucky 7-0

also Tennessee def Illinois 5-2. #1 player in the country Rhyne Williams for Tennessee went down 7-6(2) 3-6 6-0 to Dennis Nevolo of Illinois who is the #11 player in the nation

out_here_grindin
02-06-2011, 05:50 PM
The singles rankings rely on the highest ranked players you beat and the worst players you lose too. There is an exact formula that gives a score then they rank the players based on score.
I'll try to find a better answer but I have looked it up before and its hard to find a lot of information about it.

out_here_grindin
02-07-2011, 12:57 AM
Ohio State makes a strong statement by beating Georgia 6-1. Doumbia made an impressive rally to just give UGA 1 point. Ohio State makes a case for why they are a national title contendor and also shows that Georgia is still a relatively inexperienced team.

Florida edges FSU 4-3. FSU always plays Florida close, but the Gators were able to pull it our again. Shows the strength of FSU though and that they could are a contender for 2nd place in the ACC.

Duke def Notre Dame 5-2

Michigan State def Wake Forest 6-1 :eek::eek:. What's going on Ozone?

Ozone
02-07-2011, 03:07 AM
Tripper and New Zealand boy didnt make the trip. I have no idea why, but all of this unneccesary losing is pissing me off. We are so much bettre than this. Now hosting NCAA regionals is for sure out of the picture just 1 week into the season. There is nothing to be excited about unless Tripper and New Zealand play against Louisville next weekend. Damn.


Florida State is a really great team. I think they will upset the Duke Blue Devils this year.

out_here_grindin
02-07-2011, 10:44 PM
Illinois is a team to watch out for in the National Indoor tournament. They are playing a brutal schedule. They gave Tennessee a hard timea dn they just beat Duke 4-2 today(Nevolo/Cunha did not finish). After losing doubles Illinois obliterated Duke on courts 4-6. Deep team and at their best Indoors.

out_here_grindin
02-10-2011, 11:33 PM
I will be attending the 51 Clemson vs 66 Depaul match tomorrow. We better be up for it because Depaul is not a pushover. Hopefully Yannick Maden will play #1 for us because I have yet to see him play (he has only played in 2 away matches).

out_here_grindin
02-11-2011, 04:43 PM
Ole Miss def Mississippi State 4-1. Very close match though. The Bulldogs were leading on the 2 adandoned courts.

Ole Miss has taken a big hit in recent years after the departure of Britton and Berg. Remember they were #2 in the nation 2 years ago.

Ozone
02-11-2011, 08:08 PM
I will be attending the 51 Clemson vs 66 Depaul match tomorrow. We better be up for it because Depaul is not a pushover. Hopefully Yannick Maden will play #1 for us because I have yet to see him play (he has only played in 2 away matches).
Does this matchup have anything to do with Oliver Purnell?

straitup
02-13-2011, 02:25 AM
Sorry that I haven't posted much here...not that I've been able to follow much college tennis outside of Utah. We had a rough stretch, playing @ Stanford and then @ Cal back-to-back. We lost both 7-0, didn't grab a set in the Cal matchup, but we did win a few sets against Stanford. Still haven't made it to a home match but they've had like 1 so I will have more chances soon.

I know our women's team is top 45 though, which is interesting.

out_here_grindin
02-13-2011, 04:09 AM
straitup and anyone else, to keep up wih the latest results periodocally check this page (http://www.fightingillini.com/sports/m-tennis/livestats.html)

Lots of big results the past 2 days. I will updtae fully tomorrow as well as a in depth report of what I saw in person in the Clemson match.

But what you need to know right now:

http://logoinspirations.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/Georgia-Tech-Yellow-Jackets.jpg

21 Georgia Tech stuns rival 11 Georgia 4-3. UGA took the doubles point, so it was assumed that UGA would roll. In a surprise UGA was dominated at 1 and 2. Garrapiz and Spencer were beaten in straigth sets by Gomez and Spir.

GT clinched at court 6 in a dramatic 7-5 3rd set. The match lasted 5 hours and it broke UGA's 24 match win streak over GT dating back to 1988.

(gt players in gold, UGA players in red)

1: 12 Gomez def 53 Spencer 7-5 6-3
2: 48 Spir def 13 Garrapiz 6-3 6-4
3: 47 Doumbia def Potvin 6-2 6-3
4: Bernstein def King 3-6 6-2 6-1
5: Ortiga def 119 Pieters 7-6 6-3
6: O'Brien def Taboada 4-6 6-3 7-5


Georgia Tech has 5 seniors in their top 6. This is their year if they will ever have one. They are looking like a solid top 20 maybe 15 team. They will challenge for 2nd in the ACC.

Ozone
02-13-2011, 05:57 PM
The Illini go on the road and beat #12 Kentucky. #28 Auburn rails #20 UNC.

out_here_grindin
02-13-2011, 09:25 PM
Illinois also defeats Florida 4-3. Two huge wins for the Illini. Nevolo clinched at #1 after beating Lacroix 6-0 in the 3rd set. That's the 2nd time this year he has beaten a top 5 player 6-0 in the 3rd.

3 Tennessee def 14 Duke 7-0: 4 matches split sets. 3 were decided by 10 point breakers. So it was a tougher contest than the 7-0 score indicates.

8 Stanford def 18 Cal 5-2: Revenge from last year when Cal beat Stanford. However Zerbini(Cal) upsets Klahn 7-5 7-5 at #1 singles

5 Texas def 26 Florida State: Another heartbreaker for the Seminoles. They can't quite close the door on big wins. Not a good showing by Texas despite the win. at #1 Ed Corrie was dismantled 6-0 6-1 by Vahid Mizradeh. And at #3 Ben Chen was smashed 6-0 6-0 by Blake Davis.

Ozone
02-13-2011, 09:41 PM
Nevolo is on fire this year.

Deacs win a match. Everyone is healthy. 6-1 over VCU.

out_here_grindin
02-15-2011, 01:38 AM
New ranings out for team and singles(should we make a new thread for singles rankings discussion?)

Georgia drops to #15. GT up to 16. Florida down to 11.

Ozone
02-21-2011, 11:23 AM
Wake finds a win against #33 LSU. 4-3

out_here_grindin
02-24-2011, 01:53 AM
I attended the Clemson/Marquette match last Saturday(I go to every Clemson home game and will go to a couple away ones later). We won 5-2 after losing doubles.

I mainly watched #6, Juan Bolona vs Thibault Troube. I find Bolona our most enterianing player to watch. He lost 2-6 6-2 6-4. Purest ball striker off the forehand side on the team but a major headcase. On match point for Troube, Bolona hit a slice that was inches wide that Troube called wide a little late. Bolona knew it was out but still made a fuss about it like it was the reason he lost, then chucked his racquet to Timbuktu and refused to shake his opponents hand. This warranted a point penalty that was carried over to the last match playing on court 4, where Gerardo Meza was in a 10 point tie-breaker. Unfortunately Bolona will unlikey shake his volatile attitude which is why he is low on the team.

out_here_grindin
02-24-2011, 02:28 AM
Also Clemson gets Ayrton Wibowo from Indonesia. He played at Auburn-Montgomery last year. 2 spots below Sadio Doumbia most of the time. So I do not know where he will be or even if he is eligible this year. He has been at the matches but not suited up. Just added to the roster. He is probably a redshirt this year.

out_here_grindin
02-27-2011, 01:55 AM
Upset Saturday

23 Michigan def 6 Duke 4-3. (Cunha did not play singles. Got injured in doubles)

20 Cal def 5 UCLA 5-2 (Cal dominated at the top of the line-up)

39 Miami def 26 Florida State 4-3 (FSU takes doubles and 1 and 2 singles. Mizradeh and Bowles do their part but FSU is clobbered on courts 3,5 and 6. Sundberg of Miami clinches at court 4 over Kelly-Houston)

Ozone
02-27-2011, 02:25 AM
Cunha and Meister out for Duke and UCLA in singles?????

out_here_grindin
02-27-2011, 01:44 PM
Hey Justin, Utah got a big win over 48 Denver 5-2. That will probably mean Utah will be in the top 75 next poll. Of course Denver sucks this year, they are only ranked that high becuase of last year's success.

Ozone
02-27-2011, 05:35 PM
Wake at #2 Tennessee today. Go Deacs

out_here_grindin
02-27-2011, 05:43 PM
That's a big one. Hopefully Wake can give Tennessee a scare. Maybe Tennessee will be down after getting trounced by UVA.

Ozone
02-27-2011, 09:45 PM
#22 Auburn continues their amazing season and goes on the road and beats the #17 Texas Tech Brazilians 4-3! 7-6(5) 3rd set clincher for the Tigers on #3.

#30 Va Tech barely got by Brown 4-3

out_here_grindin
02-27-2011, 10:18 PM
Pepperdine trounces Notre Dame 4-0 and then pounds Auburn 4-0 to win the tournament that those teams were in. Can the Waves be a threat? Looks like a possible team feature for them soon.

Texas Tech also beat Notre Dame 4-0. Absolute slaughters on courts 1-3. Dissapointing showing from Notre Dame

Pigpen Stinks
02-28-2011, 03:35 PM
#29 UNC picks up a nice road win yesterday over a hot #25 Vandy team, after trailing 3-1. Last two matches both went 6-4 in the third.

out_here_grindin
03-02-2011, 01:31 AM
New Rankings out today. These are the 1st computer rankings of the year as opposed to polls.

Top 75 (http://www.itatennis.com/AwardsAndRankings/Rankings/2010-2011_NCAA_Division_I_Men_s_Rankings/March_1__2011_-_ITA_DI_Men_s_National_Team_Rankings.htm)

A few things really jump out.

Michigan jumps from 23 to 8. Crazy jump for a win over a depleted Duke. Michigan is good but 8 is way too high.

Illinois is too high at 4

Minnesota jumps to 16. Again this is too high. They haven't really had any great wins.

I wonder why Cal only moved to 14 after beating UCLA while Michigan jumped to 8 after beating Duke (UCLA is better than Duke)

High risers:

UNLV from Unranked to 44
Cal Poly Unranked to 55
Cornell from 66 to 40
Maryland 63 to 45
Virginia Commonweath 75 to 58
San Diego 42 to 25
Michigan 23 to 8
UC Irvine 52 to 38
New Mexico 60 to 46
DePaul 64 to 52
Tulas 38 to 27

Free fallers:

Hawaii 43 to 74
Colmubia 45 to 75
TCU 47 to 68
LSU 36 to 53
Fresno State 31 to 48
Ole Miss 18 to 31
Baylor 11 to 28
ETSU 50 to 63
Arkansas 58 to 69

out_here_grindin
03-03-2011, 03:56 AM
7 Southern Cal def 6 UCLA 5-2

doubles point to USC

Singles: (maroon USC, UCLA Blue)

1: 1 Johnson def 43 Kosakowski 6-2 6-2
2: Inbar def 19 Nguyen 6-4 6-2
3: 44 Poldma def 99 Thompson 6-2 6-3
4: 56 Sarmiento def Puget 3-6 6-4 (10-7)
5: Gomez def 108 Tabatruong 6-2 6-1
6: Seguso def Sundling 6-3 6-2

out_here_grindin
03-04-2011, 03:36 PM
I am going to the Clemson vs Florida State match today. I had been very excited about this onebut since it is raining it looks like it will be played indoors. That decreases the experience about 50%. Still I will take some pictures and have a report on the match later.

out_here_grindin
03-05-2011, 02:13 PM
36 Florida State 4, 51 Clemson 3

Doubles: FSU stacked doubles. They put Bowles/Davis at 3 which is obviosuly a stronger team than #2 which was Reed/Bucaro. #1 doubles was the swing match and we lost.

singles:

FSU 1: 21 Mizradeh def Y.Maden 6-3 6-2
Yannick Maden started strong, broke Mirzadeh at love then had a 40-0 lead on his own serve to go up 2-0. But the game went to 7 deuces and Maden could not capitalize. From that point on Mirzadeh was in control. Mirzadeh's game is weird. Nothing about it stands out. He does not have a ton of power,no one great shot, not great serve, not particularly fast, but something about it just gives of the vibe of being in control. And he was the whole time. Maden didn't really have any openings, his angle based game was thrown off and his normally reliable backhand angles were missing the lines.

Clemson 2: DiFazio def 60 Bowles 6-4 6-4: Strong win for DiFazio. I honestly thought this would be a rout for Bowles based on DiFazio's history vs other lefties. This is probably DiFazio's best win of his career. Bowles never looked comfortable. DiFazio jumped out to a 3-0 lead, in which Bowles was shanking a lot of balls. He looked very tentative on court. The 2nd set was break wars as neither player could hold his serve. It was goos to see DiFazio close it out at 5-5 because he has struggled with that in his career.

FSU 3: Smith def Galloway 4-6 6-4 6-2: Dissapointment of the day. I thought this one would be a win for Galloway. Smith is a weak #3, and Galloway is usually a reliable win. Check that, used to be a reliable win. He has struggled this year. His matches take the longest time to complete and he threw away a 1 set lead which ultimately cost Clemson the match. As usually with Galloway matches his opponent gets used to his pace and starts to get into the match.

FSU 4: Kelly-Houston def Meza 6-3 7-5: Dissapointing loss considering Kelly-Houston had been on a 7 match losing streak prior to this. Meza has dissapointed as well. Looked very sharp at the beggining of the year but he has major issues in his game. He is always falling back when he hits his forehand and he hits it flat and hard, causing a lot of errors that are deep. Since this was on court 4 in the indoor complex it was far away so I don't have any analysis of this particular match.

Clemson 5: D.Maden def Davis 6-2 6-2: Wow:worship:. I raised by eyebrows when I saw Blake Davis at 5, thinking it was low for him. But Dom Maden punished Davis from the beggining. This was not a case of Davis being terrible it was a case od Maden taking it. Dom was crushing Davis 2nd serves(Dom Maden has the most powerful forehand on the team). Davis attempted to get himself pumped up early in the 2nd set by yelling, but Maden stayed cool and continued to crack the ball with menace. I am very excited about Dominique Maden's potential at Clemson. He is just a freshman. I think he should move up to 4(or maybe not because he is a good chance at a win at 5)

Clemson 6: Rigsby def Buzaro 4-6 7-6(6) (10-8): Another great chapter to the Rigsby/Bucaro rivalry. This is the 3rd time they have met in college. Eah match going to a 3rd set supertiebreaker, Buzaro had the won the previous 2, by supertiebreak scores of 10-8 and 11-9. But Rigsby got his revenge in another classic between the two. Unfortunately this was on court 4 so I could not see that well. It was a surprise that Rigsby even played #6. Maybe he was put at 6 because of his familiarity with Bucaro. He was placed at 6 over Moran(sick apparently), Hilsman(good thing too) and Bolona(surprising since Bolona played doubles). Rigsby has the most powerful serve on the team, which is why he is a good doubles player for us, but this is his first match in singles in a match that matters since Wake Forest last year where he got trounced 6-1 6-0 by Kreyman.

Overall a good match. Last year we lost to FSU 7-0 with only one close match. We are getting better, playing indoor(rain) gave us a slight edge. But this was a big loss. The matches will only get tougher as the year goes on.

darklucia
03-06-2011, 06:39 AM
Washington 7 Minnesota 0
Doubles
1) (38) McMorrow/Nedunchezhiyan (UW) def. Dehn/Bonin (Minn), 8-3
2) (52) Kildahl/Obenaus (UW) def. Gallego/Ruddock (Minn), 8-6
3) Bots/Schmidt (UW) def. Wernet/Ramirez (Minn), 8-7 (1)
Order of finish: 1, 2, 3

Singles
1) (75) Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan (UW) def. Rok Bonin (Minn), 6-3, 6-1
2) (61) Kyle McMorrow (UW) def. Tobias Wernet (Minn), 3-6, 6-2, (10-7)
3) (71) Martin Kildahl (UW) def. Sebastian Gallego (Minn), 6-1, 6-1
4) Daniel Schmidt (UW) def. Brendan Ruddock (Minn), 6-4, 6-2
5) Tobi Obenaus (UW) def. Julian Dehn (Minn), 3-6, 7-5, (11-9)
6) Marton Bots (UW) def. Juan Pablo Ramirez (Minn), 6-3, 6-4
Order of finish: 3, 4, 6, 1, 2, 5

I watched doubles and the even singles matches (2, 4, 6). It was not as competitive as I thought it would be. McMorrow/Nedunchezhiyan (esp. Jeevan) were really effective with the lobs since I saw many Minnesota overheads go into the net. Kildahl/Obenaus had a bunch of match points starting at 7-4 but it appeared that Gallego stepped up his game, especially the returns. Nevertheless they managed to close out #2 doubles with the strong combo of Kildahl's serve and Obenaus at the net.

Singles were pretty much like the scores indicated, though I didn't catch any of #1 or #3 singles. While #5 might have gone to Minnesota had it played out (it looked really tight right up to the end), #2 probably would have stayed with UW since Wernet was down 9-3 or something in the super tiebreak and McMorrow got a little tight and missed quite a few shots.

out_here_grindin
03-06-2011, 05:38 PM
Good report darklucia. You live in the Seattle area I assume. Are you a Washington fan? Share your thought on the Huskie team whenever.

darklucia
03-06-2011, 06:09 PM
Thanks for the welcome. I'm usually a lurker here but I've recently gotten into college tennis (attending ITA national indoors really got me pumped) and I have no one else to rant about it to so it comes out here...

I'm a grad student at Washington. I'm not really a Washington fan but more of a casual fan of college tennis in general. I hope to go to a few more matches this year (on my list right now is Pepperdine and Stanford, maybe also Cal). I'm still surprised that I only managed to go to one college tennis match last year (and it was on the women's side). I did see Washington play Minnesota 2 years ago but I don't remember the match that well, though I think both teams have more depth now.

out_here_grindin
03-09-2011, 02:52 AM
Some upsets tonight

USF def FSU 6-1
North Carolina def Texas 5-2: UNC has had a bad start to the year but this is a massive win for them. Only lost 1 singles line.
Notre Dame 5, Illinois 2: Illinois was without Nevolo and Singh for some reason.

out_here_grindin
03-12-2011, 12:36 AM
Texas A&M def Ohio State 4-0:eek:. Impressive showing from the talented Aggies.

The last few days have been filled with upsets. Goes to show that the if you have a bad day the teams in the 10-30 range are talented enough to beat you. As Texas,Ohio State learned.

I will post later with more scores from the day.

USC vs Texas right now with live video (http://www.streamingtennis.com/USC/court1.html)

out_here_grindin
03-14-2011, 03:32 AM
lots of results this weekend. Anyone have any reports/thoughts/analysis/opinions?

out_here_grindin
03-16-2011, 01:08 AM
New rankings today. Tennessee jumps Virginia at #1. How? I have no idea considering UVA is undefeated and beat Tennessee.

But does not matter now as Baylor shocks Tennessee 4-3 today. Note that Virginia just pounded Baylor 6-1.

I will try to do a full weekend recap tomorrow.

Luinir
03-17-2011, 08:08 PM
Hey guys, i want to watch collage tennis. Is there a stream for it?

out_here_grindin
03-18-2011, 01:50 AM
Hey guys, i want to watch collage tennis. Is there a stream for it?

Georgia,Stanford and Texas A&M have live video for their home matches.

Georgia plays LSU at home on Saturday at 1 eastern time. Link to it (http://www.georgiadogs.com/sports/m-tennis/spec-rel/vid-stream.html)

But overall we are very limited with the live video for college tennis.Which is why their are several top players which I have yet to see actually play. Nearly every school has live scores for their home matches though.

out_here_grindin
03-18-2011, 05:51 PM
A couple of big ACC tilts today.

Wake Forest at Duke (http://www.goduke.com/liveStats/liveStats.dbml?SPSID=22583&SPID=1839&DB_OEM_ID=4200)

North Carolina at NC State (http://www.gopack.com/sports/m-tennis/spec-rel/liveresults.html)

and Virginia steps out of conference vs Oklahoma

out_here_grindin
03-19-2011, 05:26 PM
Luinir if your around you can check out the college tennis right now. LSU at Georgia (http://www.georgiadogs.com/sports/m-tennis/spec-rel/vid-stream.html).

Georgia should win but LSU is getting better and is better than their ranking (44) indicates.

Luinir
03-23-2011, 03:02 AM
Aaah, i just missed it. :(

out_here_grindin
03-24-2011, 07:05 PM
I went down to Columbia to watch the match. I went to the outdoor courts but was told that the match had been moved indoors because of an ITA wind rule. There was too much wind apparently. Their indoor center only had 4 courts meaning a long day was in store. There were a good amount of Clemson fans there.

Doubles:

South Carolina wwas ahead in all matches early and looked poised to take the doubles point. But Clemson fought back to win on courts 3 and 2. Court 2 faced 3 match points but ended up winning to clinch the doubles point.

Singles:

1: Machado(USC) def 106 DiFazio(Clemson) 7-5 7-6(4)
Both players play a similiar style, no pace and crafty angles. Machado has a better backhand and used it well. DiFazio was winning points when he would make Machado run but didn't do it often enough to win. Machado had been on a losing streak. Machado laso had to be ovveruled by the chair umpire 3 times during the match because of bad call. DiFazio had a 5-1 lead in the 2nd set a blew it.(I did not see how this happened as I was on the other end watching the conclusion of Meza's match at the time)

2: Y.Maden(Clemson) def Kostanov(USC) 6-4 6-4
Fairly straight-forward match. Yanick was in control the wnitre match, Kostanov has a weird game. I'm not exactly sure what it was, because he didn't hit hard but also didn't play angles well.

3: Cox(USC) def Galloway(Clemson) 6-1 4-6 7-5
This was a battle. Cox seemingly was in cruise control up 6-1 3-1. Everythign Galloway was doing Cox was absorbing and dominating. Galloway was leaving way too many balls short in the court for Cox to attack. Out of nowhere Galloway made a comeback to take the 2nd set 6-4. Just sheer willpower won him that 2nd set. He rode the momentum to a 4-2 2nd set lead. Cox then won 3 in a row to make it 5-4, but Galloway fought off 3 match points to knot it at 5. But then Galloway fell apart, making several errors in a row to give Cox the 7-5 win.
Cox is from Myrtle Beach, he is not a big guy but is very quick and smart on the court. He has a great mentality as well because he never changed his attitude the entire match and is only a freshman. Unofrtunately for him he has a 2-hand forehand which is a big limitation if he wants to get better.

4: Meza(Clemson) def Jones(USC) 7-5 7-5
I only saw the conclusion of the 2nd set which Meza was able to fight through the erratic Nick Jones. Both players were big hitters and both are highly inconsistent. It was a good win for Meza

5: D.Maden(Clemson) def Pulsfort(USC) 7-5 6-2
This was a fun match to watch. I am a big fan of Dom's game because he attacks when he can but does not go for too much. He makes his opponent pay when he drops a ball short. Pulsfort is a power hitter who can absolutely crack the ball. that usually can intimidate a player, but Dom Maden can hit it just as hard off the forehand wing. Pulsfort is a wild player and had no plan at all. He is a character on court but Dom shut him up after the 1st set and then cruised through the 2nd.

6: Rigsby(Clemson) def Menzies(USC) 6-2 6-4
The Rigsby revival continues. Not really a contest as Rigsby was the better player. Menzies had a slight tremor of momentum but it was shut off quickly. Rigsby sereved very well(he has the best serve on the team).

Overall it is nice to break the 3 year streak. Nice win. But more important matches loom over the next week. 3 home matches in the ACC. Wake on Friday, NC State on Sunday, GT on Wednesday. We must win 2 out of 3 to have any chance of the NCAA tournament. NC State is a must win and we must split the Wake and GT matches. All of them are ranked above us but all are winnable.

darklucia
03-25-2011, 06:57 AM
Good luck to your Tigers! I'm unfortunately working during the UW-Arizona match so I'm not sure how much I'll catch. I'm definitely going to see UW-Pepperdine on Saturday, which I'm really excited about. I feel like UW has a strong top 3 and so does Pepperdine, so it will be really exciting to watch those battles.

out_here_grindin
03-25-2011, 03:29 PM
Those will be decent matches.

Big day in ACC tennis today.

Wake Forest at Clemson - Unfortunately I won't be able to get there until like 5:30, so I may catch the very end. I was very dissapointed because I was looking forward to this match a lot. Hopefully it goes real long so I can see a decent amount.

NC State at Georgia Tech - The Jackets should win this one, especially is Pulgar can't go again.

Virginia at Miami - I expect UVA to have a strong showing after a sluggish match vs Texas. UVA in a rout

Virginia Tech at Florida State - Tough one to call. Virginia Tech is probably the better team but I will pick FSU at home to end their recent slump.

and Duke and UNC will rout Maryland and Boston College

out_here_grindin
03-25-2011, 11:58 PM
So Cal vs Stanford live now. With video (http://www.streamingtennis.com/Cardinal/livescoreboard1.html)

out_here_grindin
03-26-2011, 04:37 AM
Peerakit Siributwong with an epic comeback to clinch a 7-5 3rd set win to give 30 Oklahoma a 4-3 upset over 4 Texas. Siributwong was down 5-2 in the final set before rattling off 5 straight games.

darklucia
03-27-2011, 03:45 AM
No. 7 Pepperdine 5, No. 20 Washington 2
Doubles
1) (29) McMorrow/Nedunchezhiyan (UW) def. Finn Tearney/Alex Llompart (Pep), 8-5
2) Jenson Turner/Sebastian Fanselow (Pep) def. (68) Kildahl/Obenaus (UW), 8-5
3) Bots/Schmidt (UW) def. Hugh Clarke/Alfredo Moreno (Pep), 8-4
Order of finish: 3, 2, 1

Singles
1) (17) Sebastian Fanselow (Pep) def. (86) Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan (UW), 7-5, 6-7 (5), (10-3)
2) (49) Finn Tearney (Pep) def. (52) Kyle McMorrow (UW), 6-2, 6-1
3) Alejandro Moreno (Pep) def. (71) Martin Kildahl (UW), 6-4, 3-6, 6-2
4) Mousheg Hovhannisyan (Pep) def. Daniel Schmidt (UW), 6-4, 6-4\
5) Tobi Obenaus (UW) def. David Sofaer (Pep), 3-6, 7-6 (4), 6-2
6) Hugh Clarke (Pep) def. Marton Bots (UW), 6-4, 6-3
Order of finish: 2, 6, 4, 3, 1, 5

I like this Pepperdine team, they are definitely all into the team concept, yelling encouragement to each other almost all the time. I watched the odd court singles (we were inside today because of the rain) and mostly focused on the #1 singles match. Even without Llompart in the singles (I believe he rolled his ankle during the doubles), Pepperdine overpowered UW, though I'm not really surprised since I think UW and Pepperdine are structured pretty similarly in team strength. As for the #2 singles match, I didn't watch it but yesterday McMorrow looked really tired at the end of his match so that could have carried over to today's match.

I thought it was interesting that Fanselow would grunt or say something sometimes right after his opponent hit a shot, in addition to his usually grunt. Some of the people in the crowd thought he was saying "come on" which isn't unreasonable because he was saying "come on" all the time between points.

Looking forward to checking out Stanford and Cal in 2 weeks.

out_here_grindin
03-27-2011, 02:14 PM
Good win for Pepperdine. I think they are a dangerous team in the tournament when it comes around. Your right about Washington and Pepperdine having similiar strenghts.


Wake Forest at Clemson, Wake wins 6-1

Dissapointing. I didn't get to see much. I got there right as Yannick Maden led 5-2 in the 3rd set. He then lost 5 straight game to Wolff of Wake. Got tight as #### and blew a match point.

1: 106 DiFazio(Clemson) def 88 Carleton(Wake) 6-4 6-2
Great win for DiFazio. His ranking is going upward.

2: 70 Wolff(Wake) def Y.Maden(Clemson) 6-3 4-6 7-5
Yannick blew a 5-2 3rd set lead as said above

3: Atkinson(Wake) def Meza(Clemson) 6-7 6-2 6-2
So Meza is moved up to 3, decent battle from him against a solid player for Wake

4: Kreyman(Wake) def Galloway(Clemson) 6-2 6-0
Hard to see Galloway fade away like this in his senior season. He has a sure win last year and the end of his Sophomore year. This is the 2nd straight year Kreyman has killed a Tiger

5. Hopkins(Wake) def D.Maden(Clemsin) 6-4 7-6
Hopkins moved up to 5. I thought Dom would win this.

6. Leslie(Wake) def Pietrucha(Clemson) 6-3 6-2
Why o why do you play Pietrucha at 6 today? Rigsby has been on a roll as of late. And is he was sick or soemthing why not go with Moran, why has he stopped playing all of a sudden? Or play Bolona there. I don't understand that move

Also doubles was shook up. Dettinger was moved into Clemson's doubles teams. Why in a vital ACC game? I don't know.

Bad loss

Ozone
03-27-2011, 03:55 PM
Sorry I haven't been posting on here for awhile. Deacs finally get a win. Bout time.

out_here_grindin
03-30-2011, 12:40 AM
Wake Forest and Clemson both beat NC State 5-2.

Wake however did fall to Georgia Tech 6-1 sunday. Clemson plays GT at home tomorrow. I am stoked for that one.

out_here_grindin
04-01-2011, 04:43 AM
Duke and Virginia tomorrow. 4 top 10 players will be playing in that match. It will be a battle. UVA beat Duke in absolute wars last year

darklucia
04-01-2011, 05:11 AM
Not sure if I should post this here, but big news for the Pepperdine tennis team (source is http://www.pepperdinesports.com/genrel/033111aaa.html)

March 31, 2011

MALIBU, Calif. -- Pepperdine University recently discovered that it had failed to properly administer financial aid awards to a number of its student-athletes. After discovering the error, Pepperdine contacted the NCAA and is taking immediate steps to rectify this issue and to review all of its athletics compliance processes.

"This was entirely an administrative matter," commented Steve Potts, Director of Athletics, "It is most unfortunate and regrettable. We are committed to maintaining a culture of complete compliance and accountability in regard to NCAA regulations."

Potts added that the University believes that as a result of these errors, it would be inappropriate for the men's tennis, men's volleyball and baseball teams to participate in postseason competition this academic year. He also stated Pepperdine will work closely with the affected student-athletes to determine the best courses of action going forward.

The University deeply regrets this error and will fully cooperate with the West Coast Conference, the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation and the NCAA to properly and completely resolve these matters.

Additionally, the West Coast Conference put out today the following release about how Pepperdine's withdrawal from postseason play will affect upcoming regular-season and championship events.

SAN BRUNO, Calif. -- The West Coast Conference has announced the following actions following Pepperdine University's decision to self-impose postseason penalties in baseball and men's tennis for the 2010-11 academic year.

The conference will have no further public comment on the subject following these actions:

Conference Statement
"The West Coast Conference is committed to working with Pepperdine University in order to help resolve this matter and create a sustainable model of compliance with NCAA regulations in the future," West Coast Conference Commissioner Jamie Zaninovich said. "As soon as we were aware of Pepperdine's self imposed postseason ban, it was essential that we act quickly to adjust our championship and NCAA qualifying procedures for baseball and men's tennis."

Baseball
---- Due to its self-imposed sanctions, Pepperdine is not eligible to win the WCC Championship or participate in the NCAA Tournament.
--- Pepperdine will participate in the 21-game conference schedule that begins on Friday, April 8 and all games played against the Waves will count in the conference standings.
---- In the event Pepperdine finishes in first place in the standings, the automatic bid to the NCAA Championship and the conference title will be awarded to the second place finisher.
--- Pepperdine baseball student-athletes will be eligible for individual all-conference awards and statistical titles.

Men's Tennis
--- Pepperdine has withdrawn from the 2011 West Coast Conference Tennis Championships (April 21-23 in San Diego, Calif.) because of the self-imposed postseason ban. The Pepperdine women will still compete in this year's WCC Tennis Championships.
--- With the withdrawal of the Pepperdine men, the #1 seed in the men's bracket will now receive a first-round bye on Thursday, April 21 and will play the winner of the match between the #4 seed and the #5 seed in the semifinals.
--- On the second day of competition (Friday, April 22), the highest remaining seed in the consolation bracket will receive a bye directly into Saturday's fifth place match.
--- The team that loses Friday's consolation semifinal will automatically be awarded seventh place.
--- Pepperdine men's tennis student-athletes will be eligible for individual all-conference awards.

out_here_grindin
04-03-2011, 03:42 AM
I saw that. I am dissapointed. Pepperdine had the team to make a decent run especially with the NCAA's being in California this year.

The demise of Tennessee continues. Really it comes out of nowhere. They were blitzed 6-1 by Mississippi State on Friday. Only Sandgren won. This team is just a top heavy team now. Jones,Chaplin and weak at the bottom. Even the top is suffering with Rhyne(Whyne) Williams being as volatile as he is. Apparently after the result was decided against Miss State he just walked off the court and gave up the match.

Tennessee has now regressed to a distant 4th in the national title picture and can slip even lower if they lose to teams like Miss State 6-1.

Maybe they are in a rut and will dig out before the NCAA's. But they must find a spark soon. Because they could very well lose to Ole Miss tomorrow as well.

out_here_grindin
04-04-2011, 12:37 AM
ACC recap for Sunday

Virginia def Duke 5-2: UVA is almost a solid lock in doubles and #2 singles. Shabaz lost his 2nd in a row to Hernandez(UVA fans comment on Hernandez's play of you were there). Jenkins is in a mini-slump. But Virginia dominated in the rest, so 5-2 but wasn't that close.

Duke 6, Virginia Tech 1: Actually kind of a struggle. Virginia Tech battles at 5 and 6 and won on court 4. Virginia Tech is showing a little bit of fight now late in the year.

Wake 4 FSU 3: Tripper Carleton ends his massive slump in style, thumping Bowles 6-1 6-0. Blake Davis was crushed at 3 by Atkinson 1 and 1. Strong performance by Wake. Their individual talent has never been the issue, its the team chemistry and mental toughness of the team that is questionable.

Georgia Tech def Maryland 5-2: Horny flat out sucks.

Miami 5, NC State 2:Expected result but unexpected where the points came from. Miami is usally a deep team but was beaten at 5 and 6. NC State, more top heavy was beaten at 1-4. Matches 2-4 were all 6-4 6-4 to Miami.

Clemson and Boston College: No clue because BC's website has zilch on it. Somebody must be playing a match to rival Isner/Mahut.

straitup
04-05-2011, 05:18 AM
I saw that. I am dissapointed. Pepperdine had the team to make a decent run especially with the NCAA's being in California this year.

The demise of Tennessee continues. Really it comes out of nowhere. They were blitzed 6-1 by Mississippi State on Friday. Only Sandgren won. This team is just a top heavy team now. Jones,Chaplin and weak at the bottom. Even the top is suffering with Rhyne(Whyne) Williams being as volatile as he is. Apparently after the result was decided against Miss State he just walked off the court and gave up the match.

Tennessee has now regressed to a distant 4th in the national title picture and can slip even lower if they lose to teams like Miss State 6-1.

Maybe they are in a rut and will dig out before the NCAA's. But they must find a spark soon. Because they could very well lose to Ole Miss tomorrow as well.

:eek: That's disappointing for the Vols, and poor behavior from Rhyne if he did do that. Definitely sounds like they need to get back on track or they could be upset in the NCAAs

out_here_grindin
04-06-2011, 09:46 PM
Ozone, Wake Forest tied with Louisville 3-3, with deciding match just starting. lee vs Carter

Ozone
04-07-2011, 11:32 PM
Whatta win for the Deacs yesterday on the last match at Leighton Stadium. Freshman Adam Lee with the 3-3 deciding win. http://wakeforestsports.cstv.com/sports/m-tennis/recaps/040611aaa.html

out_here_grindin
04-08-2011, 02:22 PM
Ok guys time to step up the coverage. Big weekend in the ACC,SEC and all over the country. march madness is over, the ATP has minor toruanements this weekend. I will be attending UNC/Clemson today. I plan to come back with a mega report(including pics and video). I will do the same for the Duke match Sunday.

darklucia
04-08-2011, 03:50 PM
I'm going to UW/Stanford today and UW/Cal tomorrow. It shall be awesome (hopefully).

out_here_grindin
04-09-2011, 12:35 AM
This is the one that hurts

17 UNC def 58 Clemson 4-3

Prior to the match I said we had to take doubles 2,5 and 6. We took doubles 2 and 6.

One thing you can always count on when you play UNC is the cheerleaders(UNc players who are too low to play). Yelling about 3 different time after every point with no regard for who just won the point.

Doubles:

We took the doubles point in surprising fashion. This is what gave us the chance to win today. Rigsby/Y.Maden and #1 destroyed the 21st ranked dubs team in the nation 8-2. Bolona/D Maden were abel to clinch the point for the Tigers at #3. Up 1-0 we are in with a chance now.

Singles: (by order of finish)

1: 38 Hernandez(UNC) def DiFazio(Clemson) 6-0 6-4
Despite how well you may be playing, sometimes you just play someone who is flat out better than you. That is what happened to DiFazio today. Hernandez played one of the best sest I have seen in college tennis in the 1st set. DiFazio could not control any of the points because Hernandez was connecting with power and consisteny on the forehand side. He dictated play and left no room for DiFazio to get a foothold. In the 2nd set, DiFazio was able to get a little more competitive and actually took a 4-2 lead. But Hernandez never once looked disturbed he knew he was in control. He rattled of 4 straight games to take the match. 1-1

3: Hardy(UNC) def Galloway(Clemson) 6-1 6-4
Hardy played very well in the 1st set. Galloway has lost the ability to finish points. He cannot hit the ball flat and ends up always making an error about 5 shots into a rally. Hardy was not fored to go for a whole lot. Hardy led 6-1 5-1, looking like an absolute beatdown. But Galloway rallied a little to make Hardy sweat at the end. I would suggest not playing Galloway next match. he needs a break. 2-1 UNC

2: Y.Maden(Clemson) def Boyajian(UNC) 6-4 6-0
Maden used the exact same formula he used to beat Spir of GT to beat Boyajian. Get off to a slow start, then sneak out the 1st set and then rolw in the 2nd. The key part of the match was at 4-3 Boyajian. Yannick won 2 very long games to take a 5-4 lead, from then on it was all Maden. Everyone thought this would be the deciding match because they were still in the 1st set when every other court was in the 2nd. But Yannick won the 2nd set very quickly. He is on a roll and quickly becoming an ACC force. 2-2

The bottom 3 matches remained. Each team needing 2 out of 3 to win the match.

4: Burkhardt(UNC) def Meza(Clemson) 6-4 1-6 6-4
The heartbreaker. Meza and Burkhardt were neck and neck the whole time. I began watching this one in the 3rd. Burkhardt's game was nothing spectacular and Meza largely controlled the points, however he is very error prone and allowed Burkhardt into the match with errors. Meza had a break point at 3-2 to take a 4-2 lead but wasn't able to convert. Burkhardt was then able to take control and win 6-4. This is a match I expected Meza to lose but I was proud of his effort in this one. I thought it would not be this close, considering Burkhardt's most recent win.(3 and 1 over Jarmere Jenkins). Meza has improved as the year has gone on. He still has significant technical issues with his strokes, but he has done well to overcome them.

5: Parker(UNC) def Pietrucha(Clemson) 3-6 6-1 6-3
I cringed when I saw Pietrucha walking to the chair on court 5. I don't understand why not play Dom Maden here today. Dom has been very solid all year and one of the ACC's most promising up and comers. He had one bad match vs Maryland but that was it. But Pietrucha went on the shock me by winning the first set. He looked solid. Then got smacked in the 2nd. His match was continuing on court 5, far away from the other 2 remaining matches on courts 4 and 6. He took a 3-2 lead. Then lost 4 straight games. Not sure what happened because I was watching 4 and 6. I think Dom would have won, or even Rigsby who played fantastic in doubles.

6: Hilsman(Clemson) def Hunter(UNC) 6-3 5-7 6-2
Shocking to see Hilsman playing 6 today. 1st time he has played since getting double bageled by Matteo Fago of Tennessee. I questioned the decision. However Hilsman played very well. I like his game, he takes the ball early and uses the angles well. Hunter was a goofy player, always running around his forehand to hit a backhand. Hislman had a 6-3 5-3 lead and had 2 match points. He was unable to win and lost the set 5-7. He was able to win in the end but I wonder if things wuld have been different had he not blown the lead and won in 2. We would have had a comfortable lead and maybe relaxed Meza and Pietrucha. Hilsman raced out to a 3-0 lead in the 3rd set, a strong response after blowing the 2nd set. Then Hunter took a long medical timeout to kill Hilsman's momentum. But Hilsman was unfazed and finished off his match in anti-climatic fashion after the match had been clinched.

The crowd was good, however there were times when two boistrous UNC players were louder than the whole Clemson crowd.

This loss is a tough one. It's nice that we can compete with the 17th team in the country so well. But its one he had to win. Duke is next I just don't see how the team can regroup quick enough to compete with a very strong Duke team.

Videos will be up later.


videos:

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#3 doubles breaks to take a 6-4 lead

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Clemson clinches doubles point as Juan Bolona and Dom Maden win 8-5 at #3 dubs.

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Hodge-podge of matches and surrounding fans.

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Hernandez closes out DiFazio

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Cal Hilsman attempts to close out Hunter at #6. He's up 6-3 5-3. This is a full game

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Meza just misses a break point. Would have put him up 4-2 in 3rd set.

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UNC secures a 3-2 lead on Burkhardt's win over Meza. This is the match point

out_here_grindin
04-09-2011, 12:43 AM
Anyone wanting to watch some college tennis. Georgia vs Florida right now. Garrapiz vs Bangoura to decide it (blockbuster match)

http://www.georgiadogs.com/sports/m-tennis/spec-rel/vid-stream.html

darklucia
04-09-2011, 02:45 AM
No. 9 Stanford 4, No. 22 Washington 3

It surprisingly came down to the doubles, though Stanford clinched at 4-1. Good wins for UW anyway at #2, 5 and 6 singles.

Doubles
1) (4) Klahn/Thacher (Stan) def. (31) McMorrow/Nedunchezhiyan (UW), 8-4
2) Lin/Kandath (Stan) def. (69) Kildahl/Obenaus (UW), 8-6
3) Bots/Schmidt (UW) def. (67) Kelly/Clayton (Stan), 8-3
Order of finish: 3, 1, 2

The doubles point loss was a heartbreaker as Stanford got the late break in a very tight #2 doubles match. #1 doubles was fun to watch and Klahn/Thatcher definitely had great communication and volleys.

Singles (Order of finish: 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 5)
1) (11) Bradley Klahn (Stan) def. (74) Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan (UW), 6-4, 6-2
Jeevan was just outclassed. He usually plays with good variety but he was throwing the kitchen sink out (more drop shots than usual at least). I didn't see too much of the second set but Jeevan's forehands were being returned with interest. I guess Bradley Klahn is back on the right track?

2) (68) Kyle McMorrow (UW) def. (32) Ryan Thacher (Stan), 6-3, 6-4
Ryan Thacher looked off. Kyle McMorrow was just more solid and played very smart. He really does a nice job being patient and sometimes he sliced Thacher to death. One of the fans joked that he had been taking lessons from "Smiley", one of our UW women's team members who is pretty famous for grinding it out.

3) (60) Alex Clayton (Stan) def. (85) Martin Kildahl (UW), 6-4, 6-3
Alex Clayton's forehand is pretty big and took advantage of Kildahl's not so consistent backhand. Kildahl slices a lot (and not in a good way) and probably too much, though his two-hander is not the best. I guess this might have just been a bad match-up for Martin, who is only ranked so high after beating Sanam Singh of UVA and pretty much overpowered Singh.

4) Denis Lin (Stan) def. Daniel Schmidt (UW), 6-3, 6-4
Lin was already up a break in the second set before I saw the end of this match. It looked pretty tight.

5) Tobi Obenaus (UW) def. Greg Hirshman (Stan), 6-2, 7-6 (6)
Hirshman appeared to take an injury time out sometime in the first set. I was too far away to see. Second set Obenaus let Hirshman back in. Tiebreak was pretty tight. Obenaus didn't let a netcord/fall (he fell when he was going for a volley off a shot that hit the net) and whatever Hirshman said afterwards (I didn't hear it) get to him. Even his teammates (I was standing right by them) said it was a douche move. Anyway, nice win for Obenaus, one of my favorites.

6) Marton Bots (UW) def. Matt Kandath (Stan), 7-6 (3), 6-3
Didn't see much of this match. Kandath was really talking to himself and frustrated. Just too many mistakes by Kandath. Bradley Klahn was trying to talk him up towards the end. I was kind of distracted by trying to eavesdrop on the Stanford team that was seated on the benches right by me.

out_here_grindin
04-10-2011, 02:00 AM
Stanford has no depth. And if their top guys aren't firing (which is not that rare) they go down easy.

I saw Washington edged Cal 4-3 today. Were you there darklucia? How was the atmosphere after the epic at court 2?

darklucia
04-10-2011, 08:58 AM
I was there today. It was amazing. I'll post more about it tomorrow.

darklucia
04-10-2011, 03:36 PM
No. 22 Washington 4; No. 10 California 3

Doubles: A very heartbreaking loss at the #2 spot in doubles that ended up giving Cal the doubles point. I wasn't actually surprised per se that UW blinked in the tiebreak since they seemed to have a harder time holding serve to get to the tiebreak. I was worried with the loss that we were going to suffer another 4-3 defeat.

1) (31) McMorrow/Nedunchezhiyan (UW) def. (22) Andrews/Konigsfeldt (Cal), 8-3
2) Zerbini/Dahan (Cal) def. (69) Kildahl/Obenaus (UW), 9-8 (1)
3) McLachlan/McLachlan (Cal) def. Bots/Schmidt (UW), 8-4
Order of finish: 1, 3, 2

Singles: Amazing. I was wandering so I caught more of the drama than the matchplay. I'll recap in order of finish.

6) Marton Bots (UW) def. Bozhidar Katsarov (Cal), 6-3, 6-2
Just a routine win and a nice weekend for Bots.

4) Christoffer Konigsfeldt (Cal) def. Daniel Schmidt (UW), 6-1, 6-2
I have to admit I haven't watched Schmidt play much so I haven't figured out why he keeps being beaten in Pac-10 play. He just sprayed the ball too many times from the little I saw.

We were at 2-1 Cal for a long time as these next few matches went to three sets and the #5 match finally went to set #2.

1) (74) Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan (UW) def. (17) Pedro Zerbini (Cal), 6-2, 2-6, 6-1
I saw most of set #1 and set #3 so I'm not sure what Zerbini did to turn it around in the second, since I began my wanderings after Zerbini called an injury timeout for a foot issue down 5-2 in the first. In the third Neduchezhiyan won 6 in a row after losing the first game. It looked like he played like he did in the first set with good positioning and forcing errors.

3) (96) Nick Andrews (Cal) def. (85) Martin Kildahl (UW), 5-7, 6-2, 6-2
I caught more drama than play here, especially at the third set. The Cal players were standing right by the fence and yelling really loudly which irked Kildahl. Andrews also pissed Kildahl off by the way he celebrated winning points off of bad Kildahl mistakes. Kildahl's weakness in the backhand was exploited and he was coming to net way too much in the final set, maybe in a move of desperation.

5) Tobi Obenaus (UW) def. Ben McLachlan (Cal), 7-5, 7-5
Obenaus just grinded this one out. I saw part of the first set and there were a ton of deuces on both sides. Obenaus' family was here for the weekend (he's from Austria) so he probably got a lot more cheering than he was used to. I'm assuming the second set was like the first.

2) (68) Kyle McMorrow (UW) def. (65) Carlos Cueto (Cal), 2-6, 7-6 (5), 7-6 (8)
In the first set Cueto was dictating with his huge forehand. He called for a trainer when up 5-2 in the first for a foot issue, but it didn't appear to affect his movement. In the second Kyle managed to get a better foothold in the rallies and play like a backboard. He managed a late break only to be broken back and then pulled through a tight tiebreak. It was around 4-all in the third when everyone focused in on his court. It was great, with former UW tennis players and Obenaus' family and the crowd of diehards finally drowning out and competing with most of the Cal cheers. Cueto had 2? match points when McMorrow served at 5-4. He then started to cramp when he was serving at 5-5 and McMorrow had so many chances to break in that game, but Cueto was still very dangerous with his forehand but his movement was definitely compromised enough that McMorrow could find more and more openings, and McMorrow still kept being killed by Cueto's dropshots (McMorrow would get to them but the next shot was either out or easily dealt with). At this point everyone was cheering a ton between points and we were pretty vocal about Cueto taking tons of time between points. I think Cueto might have had another match point when McMorrow served at 5-6. The tiebreak was crazy. Both players got tight and played boldly at different times. McMorrow was still able to run almost everything down and return it, while Cueto's forehand was still pretty sharp. McMorrow went up a quick minibreak which was taken back just as quickly. He had to save 2 match points at 6-4. He won with an ace. He pretty much started jumping up and down in celebration even before the ace was confirmed, and then his teammates mobbed him.

Ozone
04-11-2011, 02:16 AM
Nice reports guys. Wow the Huskies are looking good. Looked like a thriller at Clemson Jeff, sorry bout the close loss. I know all to well how that feels.

How about the effort from the Deacs on senior day vs #1 Virginia. Senior Jonny Wolff at #1 was the only player to take a set of Domijan, and he almost beat the sasquatch, losing 6-4 in the 3rd. Atkinson got probably the best win of his career, beating #25 Sanam Singh 7-5 in the 3rd. Must have been an epic match to watch. Tripper Carleton lost a heart-breaker to #5 Mike Shabaz at #2, 7-6(3) in the 3rd set. Kreyman beat #120 Justin Shane at #4 in 3 sets.

Of course our best tennis comes at the very end of the reg. season. Smh. Hopefully we can continue this play through May however. Go Deacs

out_here_grindin
04-11-2011, 02:25 AM
UVA played a weakened line-up but that didn't matter since the guys at 5 and 6 still won. It was UVA's top guys that struggled. Wake's top 4 rebounded and made it a nailbitter out of nowhere. Strong effort from the Deacs, following a bad loss to Virginia Tech. Shabaz playing in the Talahassee challenger BTW.

Duke killed Clemson today. Not much to say about it. Galloway almost had a nice end to his career after taking a 4-0 tiebreak lead over Mengel. Then lost 10-7. He was the only one to win a set.

two videos I took today.

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darklucia
04-12-2011, 12:12 AM
Thanks for the videos! Wish I had a videocamera.

Looks like Tennessee is back on track with a 7-0 victory over Florida.

out_here_grindin
04-12-2011, 01:23 AM
Yeah that was a beatdown. It seems that that is a bad matchup for Florida because they got hammered by Tennessee last year as well. I don't think its because UT is just so much better. Georgia slipped by Florida 4-3 on Friday.

out_here_grindin
04-16-2011, 02:05 PM
Clemson loses to UVA 6-1(UVA did not play Domijan or Courtney) Galloway got a great 6-3 4-6 (12-10) win over Singh at #3.

Virginia plays Georgia tech today at 2. Gomez is undefeated in the ACC and Domijan is as well. They are playing for player of the year recognition.

SEC wraps up their season today. The highlight match being 4 Tennessee at 5 Georgia. Live video will be available for that one here (http://www.georgiadogs.com/sports/m-tennis/spec-rel/vid-stream.html)

darklucia
04-16-2011, 11:42 PM
Is Sanam Singh too high at #3 for UVA? Most teams that take a point off of Virginia get the #3 singles win.

I only watched him vs. Martin Kildahl and thought Kildahl just overpowered him, but I'm not sure if that's how most opponents beat Singh.

darklucia
04-21-2011, 04:17 AM
This weekend is rivalry weekend in the Pac-10. Cal vs Stanford, UCLA vs USC, UW vs Oregon, and Arizona gets to play out of conference.

Stanford should beat Cal on paper but Cal is definitely a tricky team. Doubles may be key here. USC is in top shape now and should beat UCLA 5-2 or better. UW should beat Oregon though I hope Daniel Schmidt figures out how to win again.

out_here_grindin
04-21-2011, 03:58 PM
Baylor beat Texas A&M 5-2 yesterday. Baylor has really improved from the beginning of the season. At the start I actually thought Baylor was the 5th best Big 12 team but they have emerged as the best. This was a strong win over an A&M team that had started to hit their stride as well.

darklucia
04-23-2011, 03:12 AM
#3 USC 4, #9 UCLA 3
Apr 22, 2011 at Los Angeles, CA (Los Angeles Tennis Center)

Doubles
1. #32 Poldma/JT Sundling (USC) def. #47 Alex Brigham/Puget (UCLA) 8-4
2. Warren Hardie/Inbar (UCLA) def. Gomez/Johnson (USC) 8-6
3. Nguyen/Sarmiento (USC) def. Kosakowski/Seguso (UCLA) 8-3
USC Wins Doubles Point

Singles
1. #1 Steve Johnson (USC) def. #34 Daniel Kosakowski (UCLA) 6-4, 6-1
2. #85 Amit Inbar (UCLA) def. #35 Jaak Poldma (USC) 6-4, 7-6(4)
3. #95 Clay Thompson (UCLA) def. #38 Daniel Nguyen (USC) 6-3, 6-2
4. #54 Raymond Sarmiento (USC) def. Adrien Puget (UCLA) 2-6, 6-4, 6-2
5. Emilio Gomez (USC) def. Holden Seguso (UCLA) 2-6, 6-3, 6-4
6. Maxime Tabatruong (UCLA) def. Peter Lucassen (USC) 3-6, 6-4, 6-1

Match Notes
USC 21-2; 6-0 Pac-10; National ranking #3
UCLA 16-6; 3-3 Pac-10; National ranking #9
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2,3); Singles (1,3,2,4,5,6)

Surprised that Inbar won, just because he seemed like a weak #2 to me. Then again I last saw him play against JP Smith back in February, so it's hard to judge...

out_here_grindin
04-23-2011, 03:22 AM
Not a bad effort from UCLA. Nguyen is declining. He has been on a slump recently, this could be a detail that causes USc to lose come tournament time.

darklucia
04-23-2011, 04:30 AM
I agree about Nguyen. I think Nguyen was moved down to #3 because he was losing a lot at #2 earlier in the season. The only time I've seen Nguyen live was when he was in the 3rd set against Reid Carleton at ITA indoors. I think Nguyen choked that one away, which might have started the downward spiral... I don't think USC wants to move anyone else up to replace Nguyen since 4-6 is pretty solid.

Despite calling Inbar "weak" earlier, I actually enjoyed watching him play at ITA indoors. He plays too inconsistently to win week in and week out against good teams in my opinion.

darklucia
04-24-2011, 12:12 AM
Stanford wins 4-3 over Cal, clinches at 4-1. #2 and #4 singles went to Cal in 3rd set tiebreaks after the two matches featured split tiebreak sets. The story sort of reminds of how Stanford beat UW, except Stanford killed Cal in doubles.