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Mattographer
Jun 22nd, 2002, 04:24 AM
Nicole Pratt, Alicia Molik, Evie Dominikovic, Christina Wheeler and Rennae Stubbs!

No Rachel McQuillan? PFF! I maybe won't going Wollongong next month :rolleyes:

King Aaron
Jun 22nd, 2002, 09:39 AM
Sounds okay to me..

Maybe they want to give Wheeler some exposure

Sonja
Jun 23rd, 2002, 02:20 AM
Glad to see Rennae on the team!

SM
Jun 23rd, 2002, 08:18 AM
i can hardly w8! i hpe evei plays some doubles or even singles

TS
Jun 27th, 2002, 12:50 AM
Glad to see Evonne back to her senses, and including both Evie and Christina.

I dont think Christina will make the final 4 (Rennae should and will) but its good to be noticed :)

Nicole, Alicia, Evie and Rennae is our best team and it should be left that way :)

At least if Nicole or Alicia get injured, we now have a reputable back up singles player in Evie.

Mattographer
Jun 29th, 2002, 01:38 PM
Look... Alicia didn't win a match since last March or February! :rolleyes:

TS
Jun 30th, 2002, 03:35 AM
???

I dont think you can compare Alicia and Rachel right now. Sorry to say it, but putting Rachel in the team right now is NOT the way to go. Hope she proves me wrong with some good results, but she hasnt so far.

Mattographer
Jun 30th, 2002, 04:59 AM
:rolleyes: She is about to found her forms again in two weeks ago... she won some matches in Singles and made semis at Doubles in Birmingham with Lisa McShea! Also, she reached Final Round of Qualifying at Wimbledon including defeated Kristie Boogert!

Jordan.
Jun 30th, 2002, 05:02 AM
:rolleyes: Go Rachel! :)

TS
Jun 30th, 2002, 05:03 PM
Dont roll your eyes at me! Geez.

Im just stating the obvious. Dont be so blinded by your bias.

Ask most Aussie fans on this board, who they would rather play for us. Im sure most will pick Alicia over Rachel, as they should. I cant believe we are having this discussion :confused:

BTW...I dont see Rachel taking Pierce to 8-6 or keeping a top 75 rank at the moment.

Mattographer
Jul 1st, 2002, 07:23 AM
Grass is Mary Pierce's worst surface, you know that! :rolleyes:

TS
Jul 1st, 2002, 03:48 PM
oh for the love of christ...

GoSandrine
Jul 1st, 2002, 10:45 PM
You two are beginning to sound like me and Scott....lol :o

Scotso
Jul 2nd, 2002, 07:53 AM
Now do like me and Ed do after we fight. Have make-up sex! :D

jd4eva
Jul 2nd, 2002, 08:22 AM
Good Team, probably the best players we could have fielded.

SM
Jul 2nd, 2002, 10:55 AM
isnt Nicole out with tendonitis? so evie and alcicia for singles...or is nicole still commited! h-e-l-p?

TS
Jul 2nd, 2002, 01:55 PM
Nicole will only withdraw if someone cuts off her legs...she's committed still...but dont quote me on that.

~RedRose~
Jul 8th, 2002, 02:02 PM
Im australian .... Id rather Alicia Play than Rachel.

SM
Jul 9th, 2002, 02:59 AM
my friends told me they saw a feature on tv claiming Niccy is out, and that its gonna be a tall order for us with a weaker team..

still i have faith with Evie...she did well and won in straight sets against Switzerland last year so obviously she can hold her nerve pretty well in these type of events and has had a bit of exposure...she had a horrendous draw at Wimbeldon but played decent against Serena, her French campaign was atleast on par with whatever any other aussie produiced

Mattographer
Jul 9th, 2002, 07:15 AM
Originally posted by SM
my friends told me they saw a feature on tv claiming Niccy is out, and that its gonna be a tall order for us with a weaker team..

still i have faith with Evie...she did well and won in straight sets against Switzerland last year so obviously she can hold her nerve pretty well in these type of events and has had a bit of exposure...she had a horrendous draw at Wimbeldon but played decent against Serena, her French campaign was atleast on par with whatever any other aussie produiced
:rolleyes: Evie played a Doubles matches with Rachel McQuillan against Switzerland! She never played a Singles matches in the Federation Cup! I am so suprised that you're huge fan of Evie but don't remember about her results.

TS
Jul 9th, 2002, 03:05 PM
Poor Nicole :sad: It must be quite bad.

Alex...he is only human, get over it :rolleyes: Your becoming quite the little shitstirrer.

Mattographer
Jul 10th, 2002, 05:27 AM
Yes, I know... we're human :p

Anyway... Alicia Molik Evie Dominikovic in Singles and Stuubs/Wheeler in Doubles? I think good team, I guess :rolleyes:

Evonne Cawley should selected Rachel McQuillan for Doubles but the Netherlands is not tough team, anyway ;) but not for Alicia Molik! :o Miriam Oremans had good record against Alicia Molik! :o

louloubelle
Jul 11th, 2002, 01:27 PM
The team was released on Wed, so was this announcement after or before it??? Just hoping it's not true..... big hole if Nicole doesn't play.

A bit nervous about Evie, but it is disappointing that she wasn't blooded last year for singles when we played one or two meaningless matches in the year-end finals. Tho this wasn't Evonnes fault as she wasn't captain, there didn't seem much forethought by the out-going captain and selectors maybe. Anyway she's out best bet after Nicole and Alicia so go for it girl.

Have we forgotten Rachel's poor Fed Cup record? Any recent doubles win in Fed Cup have usually been dead rubbers and I still feel ill over her efforts against Russia a few years back.

Wheeler is in Palermo atm, so if Nicole is out will she fly back????? or will Evonne pluck Stosur out (who retired injured during junior Wimbledon), Watson is in Morrocco.... they'll find someone I'm sure.
:p

TS
Jul 11th, 2002, 01:39 PM
Couldnt agree with you more louloubelle :)

Even though Evie is my favorite Aussie, I'd much rather Nicole play right now, cos this tie is crucial and I know her experience and her exceptional Fed Cup record will get us through :)

I think that announcement was made after those supposed comments about Nicoles withdrawal...as far as we know, she will play...without her it's a tough one against the super experienced Dutch team.

BTW, Wheeler will propably be here even if she doesnt take part, as she was named in the initial squad.

Mattographer
Jul 11th, 2002, 02:02 PM
:rolleyes: Rachel McQuillan beat in-form, Amanda Coetzer in 1997 to wins for Australia! 1997 was Amanda's best season ever!

Mattographer
Jul 11th, 2002, 02:04 PM
Also, Rachel McQuillan lost a match against Russia was tight! I think it was 6-8 in the Final Set against Tatiana Panova! This was final rubber! :o I feel sorry for her that she disappointed Aussie people.

TS
Jul 11th, 2002, 02:42 PM
Rachels Fed Cup record (according to my rather shaky research) is 6 wins to 18 losses. She has not played a live singles rubber since the Russian disaster in 98 (she did play a dead rubber against Henin last year)...in that tie, she lost to the then inexperienced Panova in straight sets, but the icing on the cake was her 2-6 6-4 12-10 loss to then 16 year old and 400ish ranked Ekaterina Syssoeva.

I dont mean to sound too hard on Rachel. Im just stating the facts. I am a fan of hers, just like I am all of the Aussies. She has had a solid, if unspectacular, career and has done her share for Aussie womens tennis over the past decade and a bit. But its obvious her best days are behind her and we should now focus on the younger girls like Alicia, Evie and Christina to name a few.

Lets stop this bickering, and just look forward to the tie next weekend.