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post #229 of (permalink) Old Jun 4th, 2013, 03:20 AM
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Re: 2013-14 verbals, high interest & transfers

Originally Posted by tie_breaker View Post

Cardinal Direction
The Stanford Cardinal peaked at the right time in 2013. Coming into the NCAA Tournament as the No. 12 seed, Lele Forood's squad knocked off four Top-5 teams - No. 5 USC, No. 4 Georgia, No. 1 Florida, and No. 3 Texas A&M - over a five-day stretch to claim their 17th NCAA title.

Next year's lineup will look much different with the departure of seniors of Stacey Tan and Natalie Dillon at the 4 and 6 lines in singles - as well as the expected loss of all-everything Nicole Gibbs to the professional ranks. But it helps that the Cardinal are bringing in the top-ranked recruiting class in the land - their seventh-straight class ranked in the Top 10 and their first No. 1 class since 2009.
As I said, they won't have problem with recruiting.

Americans Taylor Davidson and Caroline Doyle are fixtures in our Top 5, with plenty of wins in national championship and ITF tournaments. Davidson posted a perfect 4-0 record at last summer's National Team Championships
That includes a 3 set win over Kyle. THAT got my attention

, while Doyle reached the Round of 16 in the 2012 US Open Juniors. Top Canadian Carol Zhao - ranked No. 15 in the ITF juniors with four wins in 2012 grand slam events - completes the trio.

Davidson, Doyle, and Zhao earned 15 of the 19 first-place votes and 468 of 475 possible points to take the top spot in convincing fashion.
But why does the pic have 4 girls? Are they also bringing in an African American recruit?

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