So Danielle lost to Anett twice in a row..1st loss was at Ojai this year.
Anett is having the time of her life lol, beating Mal to advance to Ojai final, now NIIC finalist.. Cal didn't do too well at WAATC, but they more than made it up at NIIC I guess.
And they added Fabikova and Chi..they'll be tough to beat, as always.
But...could they beat Stanford? When was the last time they have beaten them? EVEN USC did it twice recently
Cal lost their #1 player, now the assistant coach, while Stanford lost their #2 player, now a pro.
Stanford added the #1 Freshman, while Cal added the #2 Freshman.
Cal added Chi, while Stanford added Kostas.
Yep, I give the edge to Stanford, plus, the wild card is whether Ahn can make a difference.
Both schools have a fighting chance for #1 since Mal is no more
Yeah, it is a tough call to make. Whichever team is fired up the most can with this
UCLA got better (+McPhillips/-Jones)
USC about even (+Yates/-Ramos)
Stanford about even (+Hardebeck/+Kostas/-Burdette/-Li)
Cal slightly worse (+Fabikova/+Chi/-Juricova)
I bet Gibbs is pissed that Mal left.
I didn't see any congratulation or GL tweets for Mal.
If Gibbs has any competitive spirit in her, she'll try to go deep in Toyota, Japan to catch-up
with Mal at the AOQ's
Yeah, I got Harrison down at #7, but Blue Chip player, not ranked, amounts to what? doubles player? That's crazy amount of depth! I wonder what is in the kool-aid at UCLA? It must be good!!!
Maybe this is why there isn't any LOA for UCLA for 2012-2013, unless they're looking to walk-on...
I'm interested to see how they pair up in doubles and how the singles line up turns out! Pam did't play great with Robin (was Courtney out with an injury)? They were one of the top doubles team last season so IMO they should stay together. Skylar and Kyle won that Portland tournament but Skylar and Robin had a good season last year. Are Chanelle and Kaitlin going to sit out doubles again this season and only play singles? Oh the possibilities!
Potential of UCLA dbls is indeed great (sky is the limit methink), but the one which scored the best result in the NATION during the Fall is USC
KK/Sabs aiming for the Golden Slam
Lao/Pulido defeating UCLA and winning the Regional
Gabi/Zoe beating UGA and UVA team(NIIC finalist) to advance to MD at WAATC, and NIIC Cons. finalist (lost to UVA in a tiebreaker)
Olmos is in fact pretty good in dbls too, and Yates is not bad either.
And next year another(smaller? 'little'? ) Zoe, who has exceptional volley skills, comes in