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Impressive frosh Kristina Smith buried at 6 but constant loser Becca Kwan at 5.
Form you have a selective memory which seems to skew your recollection of things.
Ex. You remember Kwan losing to 2 star Kelsey Costales (who's now a 4 star) in a tournament and so you think of her as a constant loser. Well that loss happened at the Summer Circuit which doesn't count for anything! You can't even find that loss on Kwan's college record.
But Kwan's college record shows she's not a constant loser. Here are Kwan's big wins from last season.
UCI def. #51 FIU = Kwan def. Jones in 3
UCI def. #71 Cal Poly = Kwan def. Filip in 2
UCI def. #35 Sac. St. = Kwan def. Valenzuela in 3
UCI def. #59 St. Mary's = Kwan def. Calvo in 3
UCI vs #44 LBS Rd. 1 = Kwan def. Luzar in 3
UCI def. Nevada = Kwan def. Lombard in 2
UCI def. UCSB BWT = Kwan def. Onaga in 2
By my count Kwan pulled her weight in 6 of UCI's biggest wins last season.
Now why don't you list Luzar's big wins if she even has any outside of the Big West Tournament?
In fact mr. Gouci's latest target from LB, Julie Luzar, beat Kwan at BW Tourney or UCI might have finally won one.
Since you bring it up let me give you my thoughts on this.
During the BWT since Luzar was LBS's worst doubles player she got to sit out all the doubles matches and not as a strategy. When Kwan and Luzar round 2 took place Kwan was more fatigued with the additional 3 doubles matches she had to play that weekend in the grueling 107 degree desert heat.
And don't even imply skipping doubles has no advantage. Hammel lost to Grady in straight sets the 1st time they played. But in round 2 when Hammel rested for Grady by sitting out the doubles vs LBS, Hammel almost upset Grady in 3 sets.
So considering Kwan and Luzar had a close 3 set match in Round 1 the fatigue factor may have allowed Luzar to beat Kwan in the 2nd set tie-breaker of Round 2. In their 1st meeting Kwan won that 2nd set tie-breaker and went on to win the 3rd set. In the end Luzar may have lucked into her only big win of the season because she was just so bad in doubles.