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NCAA Individual tournament: Winner: Steve Johnson

out_here_grindin
05-25-2011, 02:04 AM
Draw just came out. Starst tomorrow. There will be live streaming with the same link, match times in the draw(note those times in the draw are Pacific time)

The draw (http://www.gostanford.com/auto_pdf/p_hotos/s_chools/stan/sports/m-tennis/auto_pdf/MenSingles)

It will be interesting to see how USC and Virginia's players respond after grueling tennis today.

top seeds:

1. Steve Johnson
2. Alex Domijan
3. Michael Shabaz
4. Rhyne Williams
5. Blaz Rola
6. Alexandre Lacroix (Florida)
7. Eric Quigley
8. Henrique Cunha


past winners:

2010 Bradley Klahn Stanford
2009 Devin Britton Mississippi
2008 Somdev Devvarman Virginia
2007 Somdev Devvarman Virginia
2006 Benjamin Kohlleoffel UCLA
2005 Benedikt Dorsch Baylor
2004 Benjamin Becker Baylor
2003 Amer Delic Illinois
2002 Matias Boeker Georgia
2001 Matias Boeker Georgia
2000 Alex Kim Stanford
1999 Jeff Morrison Florida
1998 Bob Bryan Stanford
1997 Luke Smith UNLV
1996 Cecil Mamiit Southern California
1995 Sargis Sargsian Arizona St.
1994 Mark Merklein Florida
1993 Chris Woodruff Tennessee
1992 Alex O'Brien Stanford
1991 Jared Palmer Stanford
1990 Steve Bryan Texas

Smoke944
05-25-2011, 02:16 AM
Link doesn't work. Where is that on the site?

out_here_grindin
05-25-2011, 02:19 AM
Corrected now. The video link is the same as the one for the team matches.

Smoke944
05-25-2011, 02:25 AM
http://www.itatennis.com/Assets/ita_assets/pdf/NCAA+Championships/2011+NCAA/2011+NCAA+MS.pdf\
I like this link better :p
Anyways, this is exciting for me, I like individual better than team personally :D

Smoke944
05-25-2011, 02:27 AM
Singh-Williams is a good first round but I doubt Singh will have enough energy.

darklucia
05-25-2011, 02:30 AM
Steve Johnson has had such a dominating year that I can see him winning it despite USC making the finals. Klahn is in a pretty good section and could at least get to the semis, if not repeating as champion. Domijan should get through his quarter. The most interesting quarter is Shabaz's with Henrique Cunha, Dennis Nevolo, Will Spencer and Austen Childs.

Looks like there will be some interesting first round matches including Rola v Thacher (was the Domijan win a fluke?), Childs v Spencer, Gomez v McMorrow (I'm biased here)

darklucia
05-25-2011, 02:33 AM
Agree about Singh. It would be awesome if he managed to win anyway.

Finn Tearney is pretty lucky that he drew Drew Courtney, who is probably rusty since he hasn't been playing singles for UVA because of the foot injury.

Smoke944
05-25-2011, 02:46 AM
One thing I like about this is that it's so unpredictable. Just so many variables to take into account that you can get some interesting results.

straitup
05-25-2011, 03:33 AM
Sweet, when RG gets crappy I will be juggling it with this :yeah:

Wonder if Steve Johnson's gonna shave off his creep-stache since USC won :lol:

out_here_grindin
05-25-2011, 04:48 AM
normally you would say that Johnson would be tired but all of his wins in the NCAA's were in straight sets, so it didn't take all that much out of him. This is important for him because if he wins he will likely get a US Open wildcard. The US Open will probably give a wildcard if an American wins(they gave Britton and Klahn wildcards) so Shabaz,Domijan,Johnson,Williams,Quigley and Klahn should all be really up for this.

Would they give one to a non-American winner? Not sure about that.

out_here_grindin
05-25-2011, 04:57 AM
One thing I like about this is that it's so unpredictable. Just so many variables to take into account that you can get some interesting results.

It is. Britton was an unexpected winner, talented Freshman but hadn't had a great year until the individuals. Maybe another talented Freshman who underperformed could get hot here and win a al a Britton. Maybe Kosakowski.

darkhorses:

Daniel Kosakowski
Gonzalo Escobar
Raony Carvalho
Kiryl Harbatsiuk - only lost once this year as Sacramento State's #1 and it was to Johnson)
JP Smith - Found his game and the end of the year again. If he has recovered from his illness that he had vs Spencer he can give Johnson a test in the Round of 16.
Evan King


also it is likely that Courtney will pull out, so he would be replaced by an alternate(1st alternate is Japie de Klerk)

Luinir
05-25-2011, 06:43 AM
Domijan is my favourite.

darklucia
05-25-2011, 10:39 PM
Has anyone else tried livestreaming? Only Taube Stadium court 1 and Taube South court 1 worked for me so far. Also the scoreboard is a mess and there have been rain delays.

darklucia
05-26-2011, 12:25 AM
Results so far

No. 6 Eric Quigley (7), KENTUCKY, d. No. 72 Mehdi Bouras, UNLV, 7-6 (2), 6-2
No. 14 Guillermo Gomez, GEORGIA TECH, d. Kyle McMorrow, WASHINGTON, 7-5, 6-4
No. 16 Austen Childs, LOUISVILLE, d. No. 18 Will Spencer, GEORGIA, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2
No. 36 Marcel Thiemann, MISSISSIPPI, d. No. 42 Chris Kearney, UC IRVINE, 7-6 (4), 6-1
No. 41 Costin Paval, OKLAHOMA, d. No. 50 Matt Allare, OHIO STATE, 6-3, 7-5
No. 52 Tucker Vorster, MISSISSIPPI, d. No. 59 Luka Somen, VIRGINIA TECH, 6-3, 7-5
No. 53 Alex Musialek, KENTUCKY, d. No. 35 Ed Corrie, TEXAS, 6-1, 7-6 (4)

via twitter
Evan King (Michigan) d. Tim Puetz (Auburn) 6-3, 6-0

out_here_grindin
05-26-2011, 12:51 AM
Evan King with the impressive thumping of last year's semifinalist. One of my darkhorses.

Tough match between Childs and Spencer

darklucia
05-26-2011, 01:11 AM
Tennys Sandgren beats Reid Carleton 6-3, 6-3.
Bradley Klahn beats Jason Jung 7-6(5), 6-2.
Henrique Cunha beats Sekou Bangoura 6-2, 6-4.

Steve Johnson won according to twitter, 6-4, 6-2.

Shabaz wins by default over Arevalo. Code violation for audible obscenity.

out_here_grindin
05-26-2011, 01:13 AM
what? What twitter is this? Arevalo got defaulted for one obscenity in warm ups?

darklucia
05-26-2011, 01:20 AM
I was watching the match on the livestream, but not really watching. It was sometime during the second game when the chair umpire said "code violation: audible obscenity". He awarded a game automatically to Shabaz. At the change over he called for the tournament ref and then decided to default him.

It's too bad, since they kept playing to deuce games and it might have otherwise been a great match.

darklucia
05-26-2011, 01:29 AM
I didn't catch them during warmups so if Arevalo did something then, I didn't see it.

darklucia
05-26-2011, 02:35 AM
More results

No. 19 John Peers, BAYLOR, d. Arthur Surreaux, NEW MEXICO STATE, 6-0, ret.
No. 26 Gonzalo Escobar, TEXAS TECH, d. No. 51 Sadio Doumbia, GEORGIA, 6-2, 6-3
No. 37 Daniel Kosakowski, UCLA, d. No. 61 Artem Ilyushin, MISSISSIPPI STATE, 6-1, 6-1
No. 48 Kellen Damico, TEXAS, d. No. 77 Sven Vloedgraven, BINGHAMPTON, 6-3, 6-4

And strangely, this result switched. No idea why.
No. 59 Luka Somen, VIRGINIA TECH, d. No. 52 Tucker Vorster, MISSISSIPPI, 6-3, 4-3, ret.


No. 52 Tucker Vorster, MISSISSIPPI, d. No. 59 Luka Somen, VIRGINIA TECH, 6-3, 7-5

out_here_grindin
05-26-2011, 02:45 AM
two more of my darkhorses looking strong. Escobar(though I am surprised he beat Doumbia so easily) and Kosakowski

also

Rola def Thacher 5-7 6-3 6-3 - this was a good match, Two lefties playing really well

Williams def Singh 6-3 6-4 - Straight forward win. Singh was probably tired.

news: Poldma pulled out and is replaced by De Klerk

darklucia
05-26-2011, 02:58 AM
Did anyone catch much of Domijan v Fanselow? I only caught the end and it looked like Domijan gave up. Fanselow is a fighter from the one match I saw him play but nothing he did particularly impressed me.

Final score: Fanselow d. Domijan 2-6, 6-4, 6-1.

out_here_grindin
05-26-2011, 08:36 PM
Johnson rocks Kosakowski 6-2 6-1. The man is unbeatable

I was shocked to see Domijan go out like that. He seemed to have lost his fire

darklucia
05-26-2011, 10:21 PM
Today's results so far, according to the Stanford website

No. 1 Steve Johnson (1), USC, d. No. 37 Daniel Kosakowski, UCLA, 6-2, 6-1
No. 3 Rhyne Williams (4), TENNESSEE d. No. 32 Javier Garrapiz, GEORGIA 6-1, 6-1
No. 4 Blaz Rola (5), OHIO STATE, d. No. 43 Finn Tearney, PEPPERDINE, 7-5, 6-2
No. 5 Michael Shabaz (3), VIRGINIA, d. No. 33 Dean Jackson, SAN DIEGO, 3-6, 7-5, 6-4
No. 8 Henrique Cunha (8), DUKE d. No. 59 Luka Somen, VIRGINIA TECH, 6-1, 6-1
No. 9 Bradley Klahn, STANFORD, d. No. 17 Austin Krajicek, TEXAS A&M, 6-1, 6-4
No. 11 John-Patrick Smith, TENNESSEE d. No. 56 Jarmere Jenkins, VIRGINIA, 6-3, 6-1
No. 16 Austen Childs, LOUISVILLE d. No. 53 Alex Musialek, KENTUCKY, 7-5, 7-6 (3)
No. 21 Evan King, MICHIGAN, d. No. 26 Gonzalo Escobar, TEXAS TECH, 3-6, 6-1, 6-1
No. 28 Sebastian Fanselow, PEPPERDINE, d. No. 19 John Peers, BAYLOR, 6-2, 4-6, 6-2
No. 36 Marcel Thiemann, MISSISSIPPI d. No. 6 Eric Quigley (7), KENTUCKY 1-6, 6-4, 7-6 (5)

I removed the results for Nevolo v Nguyen and Sandgren v Damico because they are playing on court right now (obviously the wrong scores were copied over).

Also, Hernandez just beat Lacroix 6-2 in the 3rd.

out_here_grindin
05-27-2011, 01:50 AM
Epic win for Thiemann over Quigley. 5th time the charm, Quigley had been 4-0 vs Thiemann. Williams crushed Garrapiz. Williams may win this, he is best when serving himself.

out_here_grindin
05-27-2011, 03:34 AM
Round of 16 matches:

1 Johnson vs Smith - This could be a good one if Smith serves well. He dominated Jenkins today. Johnson pounded Kosakowski. Both players very much in form.

5 Rola vs King - 3rd meeting between these two. Rola was won both in tight 3 setters. king will try and pull it out this time.

3 Shabaz vs Childs - Last year's finalist childs vs Shabaz who barely won today. Very tight match

8 Cunha vs Nevolo - Cunha looks to be finding his form once again. Nevolo is dangerous, defeating a depleted Nguyen today.

Klahn vs Hernandez - Last year's champ Klahn looking strong. Hernandez had has two very long 3 setters in the 1st 2 rounds. Will he have anything left for Klahn?

4 Williams vs Gomez - Williams cruising thus far. Gomez likes to pick apart bad tempered players like Williams.

Sarmiento vs Thiemann - The two lowest ranked players left. Sarmiento entered this tournament ranked #47 and played #4 most of the season for USC. Very strong showing to make it this far.

Fanselow vs Sandgren - Loss by Domijan opened up this section

nations repped in round of 16:
8 USA- Johnson,King,Shabaz,Nevolo,Klahn,Williams,Sarmient o,Sandgren
2 Germany - Fanselow,Thiemann
1 Slovenia - Rola
1 Australia - Smith
1 New Zealand - Childs
1 Brazil - Cunha
1 Dominican Republic - Hernandez
1 Spain - Gomez

darklucia
05-28-2011, 07:14 AM
Today's results

No. 1 Steve Johnson (1), USC, d. No. 11 John-Patrick Smith, TENNESSEE, 7-6 (3), 3-6, 7-6 (2)
No. 3 Rhyne Williams (4), TENNESSEE, d. No. 14 Guillermo Gomez, GEORGIA TECH, 7-5, 6-4
No. 4 Blaz Rola (5), OHIO STATE, d. No. 21 Evan King, MICHIGAN, 6-3, 6-0
No. 5 Michael Shabaz (3), VIRGINIA, d. No. 16 Austen Childs, LOUISVILLE, 7-5, 6-4
No. 8 Henrique Cunha (8), DUKE, d. No. 15 Dennis Nevolo, ILLINOIS, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2
No. 9 Bradley Klahn, STANFORD, d. No. 22 Jose Hernandez, NORTH CAROLINA, 6-3, 3-6, 6-4
No. 36 Marcel Thiemann, MISSISSIPPI, d. No. 47 Ray Sarmiento, USC, 6-4, 6-4
No. 45 Tennys Sandgren, TENNESSEE, d. No. 28 Sebastian Fanselow, PEPPERDINE, 6-4, 7-6 (4)

out_here_grindin
05-29-2011, 04:10 AM
Great effort from JP Smith the other day against Johnson. Left everything on the line and he showed it but taking off his hat,shirt and laying his racket down after the match.

So we are now assured of an American victory, which means that the winner will likely receive a US Open wildcard. Teammates Williams and Sandgren meet and Shabaz plays Johnson.

Klahn the defending champ was beaten 6-4 6-4 by Williams today.

Smoke944
05-30-2011, 12:56 AM
Funny/bad end to Johnson/Shabaz. Well anyway the final is Johnson-Williams.

out_here_grindin
05-30-2011, 01:01 AM
Shabaz just walks off the court down 6-7 2-4 after a code violation penalty for ball abuse. Apparently he was livid at the supposed bad calls that were being made. Still ridiculous to quit in the semifinal.

Williams defeats his teammate Sandgren 6-3 3-6 6-0.

Johnson vs Williams. Winner will get the title NCAA champ and most likely a US Open wildcard as well.

Smoke944
05-30-2011, 01:50 AM
Great win in the third set breaker for Klahn/Thacher. They were down a set and were twice down a break in the second. They played like crap for a lot of the match but pulled it out in the end.
Them vs. Dadamo/Krajicek for the doubles title.

darklucia
05-30-2011, 03:50 AM
That sucks for Shabaz. I guess I would prefer Johnson over Williams, but I don't really care.

straitup
05-30-2011, 03:50 AM
:eek: at Shabaz...ridiculous. Funny, sounds like it was headed for the exact same score as their match in the Team finals

out_here_grindin
05-30-2011, 05:10 AM
Boland(coach of UVA) said it was the lowest he has felt in his coaching career when Shabaz quit.

Smoke944
05-30-2011, 11:06 PM
Congrats Steve :)

darklucia
05-31-2011, 01:07 AM
Steve Johnson hasn't lost since March or something. Congratulations!

out_here_grindin
05-31-2011, 01:15 AM
Steve Johnson hasn't lost since March or something. Congratulations!

He lost to Dancevic in Indian Wells qualies 7-6 in 3rd. But has not lost a college match since November.

He could cause an upset if he gets a good US Open draw. Remember last year Klahn took Querrey to 5 and the year before that Britton actually gave Federer a decent showing, one set was 7-5 if I remember. Steve Johnson is better than either of those guys