2017 NCAA Championship Discussion - TennisForum.com
 10Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 156 (permalink) Old May 3rd, 2017, 06:30 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
tie_breaker's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 2,495
                     
2017 NCAA Championship Discussion

Let the games begin...

Link



tie_breaker is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 156 (permalink) Old May 3rd, 2017, 06:37 AM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Posts: 9
 
Re: 2017 NCAA Championship Discussion

Gooooo Caaard!!!!
nomalt is offline  
post #3 of 156 (permalink) Old May 3rd, 2017, 12:43 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 2,142
                     
Re: 2017 NCAA Championship Discussion

Bracket contest, anybody? I think all of the top 4 seeds will get to the quarterfinals. I'm expecting a lot of upsets this year.
slickshoes510 is offline  
 
post #4 of 156 (permalink) Old May 4th, 2017, 02:47 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
tie_breaker's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 2,495
                     
Re: 2017 NCAA Championship Discussion

Quote:
Originally Posted by slickshoes510 View Post
Bracket contest, anybody? I think all of the top 4 seeds will get to the quarterfinals. I'm expecting a lot of upsets this year.
It's been that kind of year. Who would have thought Vanderbilt would knock off the Gators twice this year.

Since the Cards beat Vanderbilt 4-3 this year, then according to Fantic logic that makes Stanford the favorite.
tie_breaker is offline  
post #5 of 156 (permalink) Old May 4th, 2017, 12:51 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 2,142
                     
Re: 2017 NCAA Championship Discussion

Quote:
Originally Posted by tie_breaker View Post
It's been that kind of year. Who would have thought Vanderbilt would knock off the Gators twice this year.

Since the Cards beat Vanderbilt 4-3 this year, then according to Fantic logic that makes Stanford the favorite.
And UCLA lost to Stanford 4-3, so that means UCLA is going to be the runner up.

Go Pac-12!
tie_breaker likes this.
slickshoes510 is offline  
post #6 of 156 (permalink) Old May 13th, 2017, 04:18 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
tie_breaker's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 2,495
                     
Re: 2017 NCAA Championship Discussion

Any predictions?

Stanford over Florida...
tie_breaker is offline  
post #7 of 156 (permalink) Old May 13th, 2017, 08:56 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 2,142
                     
Re: 2017 NCAA Championship Discussion

Quote:
Originally Posted by tie_breaker View Post
Any predictions?

Stanford over Florida...
I'm thinking Florida over UNC.
slickshoes510 is offline  
post #8 of 156 (permalink) Old May 14th, 2017, 03:39 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
tie_breaker's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 2,495
                     
Re: 2017 NCAA Championship Discussion

Quote:
Originally Posted by slickshoes510 View Post
I'm thinking Florida over UNC.
UNC will be a tough match for Stanford, especially if UNC has the home crowd!
tie_breaker is offline  
post #9 of 156 (permalink) Old May 14th, 2017, 03:41 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 2,142
                     
Re: 2017 NCAA Championship Discussion

Quote:
Originally Posted by tie_breaker View Post
UNC will be a tough match for Stanford, especially if UNC has the home crowd!
It will likely be a 4-3 match. UNC's top players are better and Stanford's bottom players are better. UNC probably has better doubles teams.
slickshoes510 is offline  
post #10 of 156 (permalink) Old May 14th, 2017, 03:21 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
tie_breaker's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 2,495
                     
Re: 2017 NCAA Championship Discussion

Quote:
Originally Posted by slickshoes510 View Post
It will likely be a 4-3 match. UNC's top players are better and Stanford's bottom players are better. UNC probably has better doubles teams.
I can't recall who said it, as I believe it was a Stanford player during an interview. It's what you said all along.

Of course, they never implied they were weak on top, but always referring to their depth at the bottom.

The comment was made that their line-up can be swapped and each can play any spot in the line-up.

Ironically, if you reversed their line-up:
#1: Higuchi
#2: Arbuthnott
#3: Lampl
#4: Davidson
#5: Lord
#6: Doyle

It would not only be PASSABLE, but sort of reminds me of their line-up 4 years ago:
#1: Ahn
#2: Hardebeck
#3: Zhao
#4: Davidson
#5: Tsay
#6: Doyle

Wouldn't it be funny, if on game day, Lele would pick the line-up lottery style?
tie_breaker is offline  
post #11 of 156 (permalink) Old May 14th, 2017, 04:39 PM
country flag Hev
Senior Member
 
Hev's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Posts: 386
 
Re: 2017 NCAA Championship Discussion

Quote:
Originally Posted by slickshoes510 View Post
And UCLA lost to Stanford 4-3, so that means UCLA is going to be the runner up.

Go Pac-12!

Ding dong, the witch is dead!

Pepperdine crashes the Bruins out of the NCAA's despite losing the doubles point.

Michigan could easily knock Stanford out, Michigan had a match point against the Cardinal last season with Kate Fahey bowing out to Doyle.

Lindsay Galbraith
Singles Titles: 2011 Marrakesh, 2015 Guangzhou, 2015 Beijing, 2016 Auckland
Doubles Titles: 2016 Rome w/ Hingisafrilia
RU: 2011 Memphis, 2011 Marrakesh, 2011 Bad Gastein, 2012 Bogota, 2015 Guangzhou, 2015 Luxembourg, 2016 Hobart,
Hev is offline  
post #12 of 156 (permalink) Old May 14th, 2017, 04:48 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 2,142
                     
Re: 2017 NCAA Championship Discussion

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hev View Post
Ding dong, the witch is dead!

Pepperdine crashes the Bruins out of the NCAA's despite losing the doubles point.

Michigan could easily knock Stanford out, Michigan had a match point against the Cardinal last season with Kate Fahey bowing out to Doyle.
UCLA will be back next year, and even better the year after that!
slickshoes510 is offline  
post #13 of 156 (permalink) Old May 14th, 2017, 05:56 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
tie_breaker's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 2,495
                     
Re: 2017 NCAA Championship Discussion

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hev View Post

Michigan could easily knock Stanford out, Michigan had a match point against the Cardinal last season with Kate Fahey bowing out to Doyle.
Most likely Kate will have another chance against Doyle... (send her this pic as a reminder)



Actually there were 4 teams that almost knocked out Stanford last year:
Texas A&M, Florida, Michigan, and Oklahoma State


But somehow Stanford squeaked by with a 4-3 win...
tie_breaker is offline  
post #14 of 156 (permalink) Old May 14th, 2017, 06:22 PM
country flag Hev
Senior Member
 
Hev's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Posts: 386
 
Re: 2017 NCAA Championship Discussion

Quote:
Originally Posted by tie_breaker View Post
Most likely Kate will have another chance against Doyle... (send her this pic as a reminder)



Actually there were 4 teams that almost knocked out Stanford last year:
Texas A&M, Florida, Michigan, and Oklahoma State


But somehow Stanford squeaked by with a 4-3 win...
Well, yes, but if Stanford survives TCU, Michigan is next. I was focusing on that one first. Then we'll see if anyone else can compete.

Northwestern had an opportunity at #2 Doubles leading 5-2 to take the doubles point against Georgia Tech, but they completely imploded. Would have been huge for Northwestern to get that point.

Lindsay Galbraith
Singles Titles: 2011 Marrakesh, 2015 Guangzhou, 2015 Beijing, 2016 Auckland
Doubles Titles: 2016 Rome w/ Hingisafrilia
RU: 2011 Memphis, 2011 Marrakesh, 2011 Bad Gastein, 2012 Bogota, 2015 Guangzhou, 2015 Luxembourg, 2016 Hobart,
Hev is offline  
post #15 of 156 (permalink) Old May 14th, 2017, 06:51 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
tie_breaker's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 2,495
                     
Re: 2017 NCAA Championship Discussion

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hev View Post
Well, yes, but if Stanford survives TCU, Michigan is next. I was focusing on that one first. Then we'll see if anyone else can compete.
Yep TCU did beat #6 Texas Tech last month, so definitely Stanford needs to watch out and prevent another upset from taking place.
tie_breaker is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the TennisForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome