Re: Pac 12
Disappointing end to UCLA's season. They never played to their potential. I doubt they will make many changes next season but this is what hurt them in the end:
1) Placing players in certain positions but never experimenting with moving them around based on their results and potential. Robin and Kyle deserved the top two spots but the other 4 should've been mixed up among Cat, Chanelle, Pam, Kaitlin, Courtney, and yes, even Skylar. Make those girls earn those spots. You don't give a player a top 3 position because they are a senior. You don't make a player play at 5 because they are a freshman. You don't let a player play at 4 because they had a good freshman season.
2) Doubles. It was never consistent throughout the season. Stella experimented with switching up the teams too late and therefore, ended up putting the original teams back together for the NCAA tournament.
3) Never inserting a once top 40 ITA-ranked player back into the lineup after she returned from her injury. Kaitlin Ray should've at least been playing #6 when she returned. Yes, she wasn't 100% but I'll take her over Courtney even when she's not 100%. Courtney did have wins at the 6th positions but she should be winning a majority of those matches.
Thank you to all of the players for a good season!