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02-09-2011 12:40 AM
out_here_grindin
Re: Quality of tennis players in D-I vs. Other Levels

One d2 player who could be a top 50 D1 player is Eudaldo Bonet of Armstrong Atlantic. He beat Hernus Pieters of UGA 6-1 6-1 and Ignacio Taboada of UGA 6-2 6-1.
02-06-2011 08:15 PM
DartMarcus
Re: Quality of tennis players in D-I vs. Other Levels

Wesley Moodie played NAIA, Eric Butorac played D3, so there are a lot of great players in all divisions.
I know several guys in NAIA, who had a few ATP points.
But obviously D1 tennis is stronger.
Still I would not agree that no. 125 player in D1 would beat top 10 D2 or NAIA player.
The guy who is now no.125 in D1 never had any atp points, but most of top d2 and naia players had a few of them.
01-28-2011 05:39 PM
Pigpen Stinks
Re: Quality of tennis players in D-I vs. Other Levels

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Originally Posted by Ozone View Post
#1 D2 player would probably get crushed by the #125 D1 player. However, D2 & D3 do have some competitive players at good schools such as Johns Hopkins and NYU and others. Some of their recruits could get a D-1 scholarship if they really wanted to.
There are exceptions to this. For example, a few years ago the top player in D2 was a guy that came to the states with an ATP ranking in the 600's. He was plenty good enough to be a very high level D1 player. Sometimes it's easier to slip a guy through at a D2 or NAIA school that may have "questionable" eligibility status.
01-08-2011 05:43 PM
Ozone
Re: Quality of tennis players in D-I vs. Other Levels

Division 3 teams like Emory, Middlebury, Amherst could beat MANY D-1 schools
12-25-2010 05:21 AM
Michael Christ
Re: Quality of tennis players in D-I vs. Other Levels

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Originally Posted by out_here_grindin View Post
Also the NAIA has some pretty strong teams. Auburn-Montgomery could beat some division 1 teams. Their best player Doumbia transfered and will be playing for Georgia this year. He will probably make their top 6
MSU's Jonprey Delepeirre has had some outstanding matches too
12-24-2010 02:47 PM
out_here_grindin
Re: Quality of tennis players in D-I vs. Other Levels

Also the NAIA has some pretty strong teams. Auburn-Montgomery could beat some division 1 teams. Their best player Doumbia transfered and will be playing for Georgia this year. He will probably make their top 6
12-24-2010 04:41 AM
straitup
Re: Quality of tennis players in D-I vs. Other Levels

Figured...
12-22-2010 09:28 PM
Ozone
Re: Quality of tennis players in D-I vs. Other Levels

#1 D2 player would probably get crushed by the #125 D1 player. However, D2 & D3 do have some competitive players at good schools such as Johns Hopkins and NYU and others. Some of their recruits could get a D-1 scholarship if they really wanted to.
12-21-2010 05:59 AM
straitup
Quality of tennis players in D-I vs. Other Levels

Kinda cool that we've got a subforum, so I have to take advantage of posting a new topic in here

But I was kinda curious, obviously in all college sports, you've got the best athletes represented in Division I, and then it goes down a bit as you go down in divisions. Are there/have there been any instances where, for example, a D-II player would be among the elite of D-I? I'm assuming there's not an easy way to settle this since it would be hard to compare, but maybe there's a popular example or something

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