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gouci
Mar 13th, 2010, 05:06 PM
Well Penn St.'s #1 singles from last season Monika Mical transferred to Boston. Their #3 singles last season Denisa Zobeideh has been missing from action this Spring. They also graduated their #4 & #6 singles from last season. Combine that with not getting Monika Lalewicz and that's why Penn St. is down.


3/13/10

28. Jordaan Sanford is playing the ITF women's circuit and may try the pros.

- Jill Saunders is playing the ITF women's circuit and may try the pros.

gouci
Mar 24th, 2010, 03:37 PM
3/24/10

130. Amherst (Div. 3) gets verbal from 4 star Gabrielle Devlin (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=279313).

gouci
Mar 30th, 2010, 08:55 AM
3/30/10

117. Georgetown gets verbal from 4 star Tina Tehrani (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=178066).

tennisbuddy12
Apr 1st, 2010, 12:33 AM
BREAKING NEWS
UGA gets verbal from blue chip Alexandra Anghelescu

tennisbuddy12
Apr 1st, 2010, 12:34 AM
It just happened today, so expect full detail from signing day on tennis recruit?

gouci
Apr 1st, 2010, 08:09 AM
UGA gets verbal from blue chip Alexandra AnghelescuThanks for the breaking news tennisbuddy12! :worship::worship:


But not a total surprise (http://www.tennisforum.com/showpost.php?p=16984508&postcount=60) . :p

My speculation batting avg. goes up. :lol:

gouci
Apr 1st, 2010, 08:12 AM
4/1/10

- Notre Dame gets verbal from walk-on 3 star Jo Hanna Manningham (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=239439).

tennisbuddy12
Apr 1st, 2010, 04:52 PM
Thanks for the breaking news tennisbuddy12! :worship::worship:


But not a total surprise (http://www.tennisforum.com/showpost.php?p=16984508&postcount=60) . :p

My speculation batting avg. goes up. :lol:

Yeah, I talked to her and she said she was thinking about it, then the new 6 month rule came and screwed her up and decided it yesterday. She's stoked!

gouci
Apr 1st, 2010, 05:41 PM
The 6 month rule doesn't apply to Anghelescu. April Fools on her. :lol:

The rule doesn't go into effect until at least next summer, so it impacts current high school juniors not seniors.

tennisbuddy12
Apr 1st, 2010, 05:43 PM
The 6 month rule doesn't apply to Anghelescu. April Fools on her. :lol:

The rule doesn't go into effect until at least next summer, so it impacts current high school juniors not seniors.

No, it starts for the Class of 2010. She had planned on taking a year off.

gouci
Apr 1st, 2010, 05:54 PM
There's was a TRN article (http://tennisrecruiting.net/article.asp?id=917) that said the rule goes into effect in August 2010 but I think that article got it wrong. I'm going by what Form said with the rule starting in August 2011 and an article Embittered found possibly postponing the rule until 2012.

tennisbuddy12
Apr 1st, 2010, 06:18 PM
There's was a TRN article (http://tennisrecruiting.net/article.asp?id=917) that said the rule goes into effect in August 2010 but I think that article got it wrong. I'm going by what Form said with the rule starting in August 2011 and an article Embittered found possibly postponing the rule until 2012.

It was 2010 but yeah there are those rumors that they want to extend it. I think its stupid. Give them their year, and for every year after, they lose a year of eligibility. Simple

gouci
Apr 1st, 2010, 07:20 PM
There's was a TRN article (http://tennisrecruiting.net/article.asp?id=917) that said the rule goes into effect in August 2010 but I think that article got it wrong.

The new rule is effective August 1, 2010 for all sports except tennis and skiing.
Here's the proof below TRN got it wrong! :o


As anticipated, Proposal 2009-22 was adopted (note: Prop. 2009-22 amendments vote tally; pp 4, 9, 10) last Thursday, January 14, 2010, by the DI Legislative Council, pending Board of Directors review. There were significant last minute amendments pertaining to the effective date for tennis student athletes, now set for Aug. 1, 2011, and the exclusion of skiing from the scope of the proposal.
...
Congratulations to all involved in passing this important legislative piece. During the seven months leading to Aug. 1, 2010 (effective date but for tennis student athletes), a broad and in-depth membership educational effort will be needed for coaches, compliance staff, and other athletics administrators to fully realize recruiting opportunities and prepare for new challenges in this evolving era.

2nd_serve
Apr 1st, 2010, 07:20 PM
If I'm reading these NCAA notices correctly, the proposal to extend the implementation of the rule was defeated for not getting enough sponsors, but that at an earlier stage of the legislation enactment, tennis was a sport that had a delayed application date of 2011, And that there is still a proposal that will be looked at in April, 2010 to delay this to 2012.

http://www.ncaa.org/wps/wcm/connect/ncaa/NCAA/NCAA+News/NCAA+News+Online/2010/Division+I/Attempts+to+suspend+two+DI+legislative+proposals+f ail_03_23_10_NCAA_News?pageDesign=Printer+Friendly +NCAA+News+And+Updates

http://www.ncaa.org/wps/portal/ncaahome?WCM_GLOBAL_CONTEXT=/ncaa/ncaa/ncaa+news/ncaa+news+online/2010/division+i/di+members+request+override+of+amateurism+legislat ion_03_11_10_ncaa_news

2nd_serve
Apr 1st, 2010, 10:02 PM
So it passed but hasn't passed? That is confusing but then again, it's the NCAA.


I could be wrong, but the way I understand this is: the issue is sent to a committee. The committee voted for the six month rule with an one year delay for tennis. But before the new rule becomes effective, the big boss, i.e. the Board of Directors gets a chance to veto it. If the Board of Directors does nothing about this issue at its next meeting, then the rule is passed. But if the Board of Directors takes it up, and says that they don't agree with what the committee did, then it could still be changed.

gouci
Apr 5th, 2010, 08:21 PM
4/5/10

70. FIU gets verbal from 4 star Sarah McLean (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=578065).

99. Arkansas gets verbal from 4 star Jade Frampton (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=253591). She had an ITF ranking high of #224.

.

gouci
Apr 8th, 2010, 08:11 PM
4/8/10

188. UC Riverside gets verbal from 4 star Jamie Raney (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=212752).

Tenniswish
Apr 9th, 2010, 04:54 AM
From an implementation standpoint, the six-month rule had to be delayed until August 2011 or else any player graduating in 2009 that had taken a year off would have been ineligible in the Fall of 2010. By delaying implementation until 2011, you give the class of 2010 full warning that they need to be in school by January or else.

I think it is crazy for tennis to have a different rule than all the other NCAA sports in this case. The one-year allowance is a reasonable one and is not the cause of 21-year-old freshmen but a significant rule that reduces that number. It is a complicated rule that requires identifying when someone should have graduated from high school (not when they actually did) - far too complicated for this post.


The problem with the six-month grace period is that now you are going to be starting all these STUDENTS in January - that isn't a true college experience.

It also means that all the players will need 5th year scholarship aid or not graduate because their eligibility will be up after 3.5 years within which it is almost impossible to expect people to graduate.

gouci
Apr 10th, 2010, 04:13 AM
4/9/10

1. Christina Mchale improved her WTA ranking from #204 to #193.

6. Courtney Dolehide improved her WTA ranking from #468 to #463. She improved her WTA doubles ranking from #654 to #588.

- Shelby Rogers improved her WTA ranking from #920 to #774.

- Connie Hsu improved her WTA ranking from #508 to #476.

- Noppawan Lertcheewakarn improved her WTA doubles ranking from #537 to #374.

- Lyudmyla Kichenok improved her WTA ranking from #355 to #293.

- The Kichenok twins improved their WTA doubles ranking from #199 to #181.

- Heather Watson improved her WTA ranking from #484 to #406. She improved her WTA doubles ranking from #527 to #453.

- Richel Hogenkamp improved her WTA ranking from #365 to #342. She improved her WTA doubles ranking from #605 to #578.

fantic
Apr 10th, 2010, 06:20 AM
4/9/10

- Lyudmyla Kichenok improved her WTA ranking from #355 to #293.

- The Kichenok twins improved their WTA doubles ranking from #199 to #181.

:hearts: :cheer:

gouci
Apr 14th, 2010, 04:59 PM
4/14/10

12. Georgia gets verbal from blue chip Alina Jerjomina (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=459528). She had a WTA ranking high of #779.

- Georgia gets verbal from Maho Kowase (http://www.itftennis.com/womens/players/player.asp?player=100088455) of Japan. She had an ITF ranking high of #121.

gouci
Apr 15th, 2010, 05:16 PM
4/15/10

43. Oklahoma State gets verbal from 5 star Julia Courter (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=277098).

tennisbuddy12
Apr 15th, 2010, 05:30 PM
Yay Julia! So proud of her! :) <3 her!

mboyle
Apr 15th, 2010, 06:03 PM
So in talking to my friends on the Duke team, Beatrice Capra will go to Duke if she goes to college, but she's not going to come until January, if she does come.

Tennisace
Apr 15th, 2010, 07:29 PM
So in talking to my friends on the Duke team, Beatrice Capra will go to Duke if she goes to college, but she's not going to come until January, if she does come.

Interesting. I know she was interseted in Duke before, but then seemed to have been lured by Florida, and now ultimately back to Duke. I'm assuming she'd rather play at the top of the line-up then possibly behind Embree and Will.

On a separate note, it'll be interesting to see if the entire incoming Georgia class will complete their four years at Athens. Surely a blue chip won't be happy playing No. 6 for at least two years.

tennisbuddy12
Apr 15th, 2010, 11:42 PM
Interesting. I know she was interseted in Duke before, but then seemed to have been lured by Florida, and now ultimately back to Duke. I'm assuming she'd rather play at the top of the line-up then possibly behind Embree and Will.

On a separate note, it'll be interesting to see if the entire incoming Georgia class will complete their four years at Athens. Surely a blue chip won't be happy playing No. 6 for at least two years.

I would be if I was getting SEC and possibly NCAA rings :lol:

tennisbuddy12
Apr 16th, 2010, 12:50 AM
Thank you!
But have you seen the class they are getting!? One of the best I have ever seen! You have 4 girls that could play at the top at any school all going to the same school. Alex's goal is to be an All-American, but I could see a UGA-UF final at Stanford! 2009's UF class was amazing too with Lauren and Allie.

fantic
Apr 16th, 2010, 03:13 AM
I think Cercone and Janowicz are no less talented than...

WA~IT a minute...4 blue chips? Christ.. :) At least Stanford will have no chance against

either teams next year at their home! Yay! :lol:

johnnytennis
Apr 16th, 2010, 04:23 AM
I would be if I was getting SEC and possibly NCAA rings :lol:

A lot of them have to big of egos to play any farther down in the lineup then three. That's why so many of them transfer after a year.

johnnytennis
Apr 16th, 2010, 04:44 AM
Thank you!
But have you seen the class they are getting!? One of the best I have ever seen! You have 4 girls that could play at the top at any school all going to the same school. Alex's goal is to be an All-American, but I could see a UGA-UF final at Stanford! 2009's UF class was amazing too with Lauren and Allie.

I am sure they are very good but there are a lot of great teams out there right now with very deep lineups 1-6 that could play way up on most teams in the country. These same teams have very strong doubles lineups as well!

fantic
Apr 16th, 2010, 06:31 AM
You mean like... M..~~~ university? :lol: Gotta envy their doubles :sobbing:

gouci
Apr 16th, 2010, 08:02 AM
4/16/10

138. Tulane gets verbal from 4 star Katherine Cecil (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=328786).

146. Texas Tech gets verbal from 4 star Lindsey Tristan (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=217487).

davidjaime
Apr 16th, 2010, 04:25 PM
Washington St. gets LOI from Khrystyna Pavlyuk she had a career high ITF Junior Ranking of 364 on April 6,2009

gouci
Apr 16th, 2010, 06:57 PM
davidjaime nice find on Khrystyna Pavlyuk (http://www.itftennis.com/womens/players/player.asp?player=100128418). :worship:

Let me add a link to the Washington St. release (http://www.wsucougars.com/sports/w-tennis/spec-rel/041610aaa.html).

mboyle
Apr 16th, 2010, 09:04 PM
I am sure they are very good but there are a lot of great teams out there right now with very deep lineups 1-6 that could play way up on most teams in the country. These same teams have very strong doubles lineups as well!

No one is in the same league as Florida right now. They haven't lost a POINT since indoors except by third set dead rubber tiebreaks and retirements...

mboyle
Apr 16th, 2010, 09:13 PM
Also, for Nicole Gibbs, Ellah told me that she's probably going to Stanford, not Duke, if she goes to college. She's still considering Duke, but thinks she wants to be on the West Coast. Also, I know we can't get Gibbs and Capra because we don't have enough scholarships, unless Jamie (coach) wanted to take away someone's scholarship or Liz Plotkin decided not to go to grad school. We'd be sick if we got Gibbs and Capra...but at this point...I'd be ecstatic getting just one...

gouci
Apr 16th, 2010, 09:29 PM
Also, I know we can't get Gibbs and Capra because we don't have enough scholarships, unless Jamie (coach) wanted to take away someone's scholarship or Liz Plotkin decided not to go to grad school.Are you saying Plotkin plans on returning next season as a 5th year player grad student?

Just to clarify, is Jessica Stiles a walk-on or scholarship player?

gouci
Apr 16th, 2010, 09:55 PM
4/16/10

88. Furman gets verbal from 4 star Katherine Oudin (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=185050).

TRN article on Katherine Oudin (http://tennisrecruiting.net/article.asp?id=954).

Tennisace
Apr 16th, 2010, 11:13 PM
Are you saying Plotkin plans on returning next season as a 5th year player grad student?

Just to clarify, is Jessica Stiles a walk-on or scholarship player?

It looks like Plotkin will return for a 5th year. In a recent Duke release, they only mentioned Granson being honored on Senior Day. With Capra coming (or possibly coming), that means Stiles must be a walk-on.

tennisbuddy12
Apr 17th, 2010, 04:39 AM
4/17/10

4. Stanford gets verbal and L.O.I from blue chip Nicole Gibbs (http://www.tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=280902). She had a WTA ranking high of #482.

Amalgamate
Apr 17th, 2010, 07:23 PM
Looks like mboyle will have to turn all his hope to Capra. Duke will still be decent though.

1. Ellah Nze
2. Elizabeth Plotkin
3. Reka Zsilinszka
4. Amanda Granson
5. Monica Gorny
6. Mary Clayton

Recruits: Kahan, Mar , (Capra?)

Amalgamate
Apr 17th, 2010, 07:37 PM
Georgia has a killer recruiting class. Albeit, they lose their #3, #4, and #6, but recruiting Anghelescu, Fuller, Jerjomina, and Kimball (all blue chips) is incredible. (In addition, Maho Kowase?, don't know anything about her).

gouci
Apr 18th, 2010, 03:37 AM
4/17/10

- Boston gets verbal from walk-on 3 star Kendal Drake (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=649259).

- Fresno St. gets L.O.I. from walk-on 3 star Abby Hayley (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=419857).

- Furman gets verbal from walk-on 3 star Hayly Humphreys (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=195271).

- Michigan State gets verbal from walk-on 3 star Katarina Lingl (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=229394).

tennisbuddy12
Apr 19th, 2010, 12:38 AM
It's not on tennisrecruit, but a high quality 5-star, who should be a blue chip and has committed to an ACC school..won't say as I know signing day has passed, but it's not official and not on the site.

:)

and it's a shocker considering the school/player and what she was looking at.

johnnytennis
Apr 19th, 2010, 12:50 AM
It's not on tennisrecruit, but a high quality 5-star, who should be a blue chip and has committed to an ACC school..won't say as I know signing day has passed, but it's not official and not on the site.

:)

and it's a shocker considering the school/player and what she was looking at.

It's not hard to figure out. There's only one person out of the top 40 that hasn't committed yet.

Kevin.
Apr 19th, 2010, 12:51 AM
Also 2008 graduate and Britisth player Amy Sargeant has signed with Florida State starting in the Fall.

tennisbuddy12
Apr 19th, 2010, 12:55 AM
It's not hard to figure out. There's only one person out of the top 40 that hasn't committed yet.

:lol: but I dont want some coach to find out if the is some behind the scenes work lol..

Embittered
Apr 19th, 2010, 12:23 PM
Also 2008 graduate and Britisth player Amy Sargeant has signed with Florida State starting in the Fall.Er... They're a year out on tennisrecruiting. She's already there.

Kevin.
Apr 19th, 2010, 03:40 PM
Er... They're a year out on tennisrecruiting. She's already there.

I saw that this morning. She is probably ineligible for this year but will be back next year.

gouci
Apr 20th, 2010, 07:08 AM
4/20/10

- Wisconsin-Milwaukee gets L.O.I. from 4 star Maddy Soule (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=187156). She transferred out of Montana.

gouci
Apr 22nd, 2010, 06:56 AM
4/21/10

170. Howard gets verbal from 4 star Katelyn Stokes (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player/overview.asp?id=247455).

- Colorado gets verbal from walk-on 3 star Kristina Barber (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=553838).

.

mboyle
Apr 24th, 2010, 09:58 PM
:lol: but I dont want some coach to find out if the is some behind the scenes work lol..

Wait...please say it's not Jordaan Sanford to Duke...because then we'd be at our scholarship capacity, meaning we wouldn't get Capra, meaning...no NCAA title my senior year. :sad:

tennisbuddy12
Apr 24th, 2010, 10:04 PM
Wait...please say it's not Jordaan Sanford to Duke...because then we'd be at our scholarship capacity, meaning we wouldn't get Capra, meaning...no NCAA title my senior year. :sad:

not Duke :lol:

mboyle
Apr 24th, 2010, 10:07 PM
Looks like mboyle will have to turn all his hope to Capra. Duke will still be decent though.

1. Ellah Nze
2. Elizabeth Plotkin
3. Reka Zsilinszka
4. Amanda Granson
5. Monica Gorny
6. Mary Clayton

Recruits: Kahan, Mar , (Capra?)

Of course we'll be decent! I mean even without Capra we will be in contention for the ACC with an outside chance at the NCAA title, but with Capra we become very hard to beat. Also, Clayton is almost definitely going to play the 4 next year, Kahan would probably be at number 5 and Gorny at six. Our whole team will be Blue Chips next year, which is exciting, but we just really really need Capra! And then after next year we lose Liz, Ellah and Reka so Jamie needs to get a BALLER recruiting class. Aka Ellen Tsay, that other girl who visited, Tulewitz or something, and then another blue chipper.

But if we had
1. Capra
2. Nze
3. Zsilinska
4. Plotkin
5. Clayton
6. Kahan

oh maaannnnn I'd like our chances at another title. Come on Beatrice!

mboyle
Apr 24th, 2010, 10:09 PM
not Duke :lol:

Oh no...UNC? Tell meeeeee

gouci
Apr 25th, 2010, 11:22 PM
4/25/10

157. Elon gets L.O.I. from 4 star Jordan Johnston (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=200040).

- East Tennessee State gets L.O.I. from Barbora Krtickova (http://www.itftennis.com/womens/players/player.asp?player=100080655) of Czech Republic. She had a WTA ranking high of #652.

gouci
Apr 27th, 2010, 06:51 PM
4/27/10

103. Louisville gets verbal from 4 star Sonia Bokhari (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=279922).

gouci
Apr 28th, 2010, 08:34 PM
4/28/10

144. William and Mary gets verbal from 4 star Sydney Smith (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=575103).

163. Dallas Baptist (Div. 2) gets L.O.I. from 4 star Leah Rutt (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=184989).

207. LSU gets L.O.I. from 4 star Alexus Coats (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=172434).

- Washington gets L.O.I. from Beatrice Gumulya (http://www.itftennis.com/womens/players/player.asp?player=100056418) of Indonesia. She had an ITF ranking high of #24 and WTA ranking high of #794.

- Cal Poly gets verbal from Florence Lehane (http://www.itftennis.com/juniors/players/player.asp?player=100118632) of Belgium.

- DePaul gets verbal from walk-on 3 star Samantha Kaneta (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=389739).

tennisbuddy12
Apr 29th, 2010, 04:11 AM
About time they said something about Alexus! Congrats :kiss:

gouci
Apr 29th, 2010, 08:08 PM
4/29/10

- UC Santa Barbara gets verbal from walk-on 2 star Casey Reede (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=284110).

.

gouci
Apr 29th, 2010, 08:58 PM
Form good catch. :yeah:

My bad. :devil:

gouci
Apr 30th, 2010, 10:01 AM
4/30/10

- Penn gets verbal from 3 star Ilana Dreyfuss (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=220491).

gouci
May 1st, 2010, 07:02 AM
5/1/10

129. Utah gets L.O.I. from 4 star Sarah Pham (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=230860).

Utah acquires Pham. (http://utahutes.cstv.com/sports/w-tennis/spec-rel/043010aab.html)

.

Kevin.
May 1st, 2010, 07:17 AM
I remember when one of the Ghinda sisters (almost bagel girls) took a set against Pham :lol:

Bennguin1491
May 3rd, 2010, 01:51 AM
i didn't know krtickova was looking at coming over here :eek: but then again i'm really bad at keeping up with everything.

gouci
May 3rd, 2010, 05:40 PM
5/3/10

161. Princeton gets verbal from 4 star Caitlin Bartlett (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=199613).

Embittered
May 6th, 2010, 11:21 PM
Ex. (school disappeared from roster of) - (player name) - (recruiting class)(ranking note)

1 / 3


Hillsborough CC (FL) - Jillian O'Neill jr. - 2008 Canada WTA 619 - transferred to Georgia Tech
Hillsborough CC (FL) - Olivia Howlett jr. - 2008 Great Britain WTA d 986

Lee College (TX) - Nadia Lee jr. - 2007 Great Britain WTA 931

.
Howlett to LSU: http://www.hccfl.edu/athletics/tennis/team-news.aspx

May 3, 2010
Congratulations to Olivia Howlett for being named the ITA National Player of the Year!!!
Olivia has signed a National Letter of Intent to play tennis for LSU next fall.

Also: http://www.lsusports.net//ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=5200&ATCLID=204942002

gouci
May 8th, 2010, 01:49 AM
5/7/10

- William & Mary gets verbal from Jeltje Loomans (http://www.itftennis.com/juniors/players/player.asp?player=100114172) of Netherlands. She had an ITF ranking high of #180.

- LSU gets verbal from walk-on 2 star Hayley Everett (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=169431).

gouci
May 9th, 2010, 06:04 PM
5/9/10

184. New Jersey Institute of Technology gets verbal from 3 star Ksenia Kuzmenko (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=706688).

- Auburn gets verbal from Maria-Jose Arechavaleta (http://www.itftennis.com/womens/players/player.asp?player=100068828) of Uruguay. She had a WTA ranking high of #995.

- UC Davis gets verbal from 3 star Melissa Kobayakawa (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=242444).
.

tennisbuddy12
May 11th, 2010, 04:47 AM
5/10/10

- Shelby Rogers has turned pro at age 17. She has a career high singles ranking of 427 and a career high ITF ranking of 195.

http://www.floridatoday.com/article/20100510/SPORTS/5100313/1002/SPORTS/Gallovits+downs+Rogers+for+second+MIMA+tennis++tit le

gouci
May 14th, 2010, 06:57 AM
5/13/10

- LSU gets L.O.I. from Yvette Vlaar (http://www.itftennis.com/juniors/players/player.asp?player=100112280) of Netherlands. She had an ITF ranking high of #310.

- Santa Clara gets verbal from walk-on 2 star Lee Ford (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=350070).

.

gouci
May 15th, 2010, 02:49 AM
5/14/10

39. Kentucky gets 5 star Khristina Blajkevitch (http://www.itftennis.com/womens/players/player.asp?player=100084319) of Canada. She had a WTA ranking high of #1046.

111. UC Santa Barbara gets 4 star Kiersten Meehan (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player/overview.asp?id=158961).

gouci
May 16th, 2010, 03:14 AM
5/15/10

168. Cleveland State gets L.O.I. from 4 star Kara Sherwood (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=218056).

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gouci
May 16th, 2010, 08:49 AM
5/16/10

- Toledo gets verbal from Monica Pezzotti (http://www.itftennis.com/womens/players/player.asp?player=100098736) of Colombia. She had a WTA ranking high of 956.

.

mboyle
May 16th, 2010, 03:36 PM
5/16/10

- Toledo gets verbal from Monica Pezzotti (http://www.itftennis.com/womens/players/player.asp?player=100098736) of Colombia. She had a WTA ranking high of 956.

.

What are these schools? I always thought Toledo was just a city...

Bennguin1491
May 16th, 2010, 08:29 PM
UT is division 1....they play in the MAC i believe...

Amalgamate
May 16th, 2010, 11:12 PM
UT is division 1....they play in the MAC i believe...

Correct :yeah:

Tenniswish
May 16th, 2010, 11:56 PM
Pezzotti is a transfer from USC Upstate. She played there since January, mostly at #2 singles.

Speaking of the MAC. Akron received a commitment a few weeks back from Natalya Kuvakina (St. Petersburg, Russia), ITF high of #597. She joins a team that didn't have a senior this year and includes the twins that cleaned up at the Costa Mesa Classic last December.

fantic
May 17th, 2010, 06:44 AM
Yes, Akron is the team to watch. And those sisters were pretty solid too at Costa Mesa :yeah:

gouci
May 19th, 2010, 05:44 PM
5/19/10

1. Christina McHale improved her WTA ranking from 193 to 166.

2. Nicole Gibbs improved her WTA ranking from 482 to 468. She improved her WTA doubles ranking from 417 to 403.

3. Beatrice Capra improved her WTA ranking from 544 to 433.

6. Courtney Dolehide improved her WTA ranking from 463 to 457. She improved her WTA doubles ranking from 588 to 499.

9. Kristie Ahn improved her WTA doubles ranking from 938 to 504.

49. Kayla Rizzolo improved her WTA ranking from 955 to 940. She improved her WTA doubles ranking from 949 to 740.

- Connie Hsu improved her WTA ranking from 476 to 429. She improved her WTA doubles ranking from 751 614.

- Tara Moore improved her WTA doubles ranking from 544 to 533.

- Valeria Solovieva improved her WTA ranking from 1106 to 870.

- Natchanok Saenyaukhot improved her WTA ranking from 945 to 940.

- Lyudmyla Kichenok improved her WTA ranking from 293 to 289.

- The Kichenok twins improved their WTA doubles ranking from 181 to 166.

- Heather Watson improved her WTA ranking from 406 to 335. She improved her WTA doubles ranking from 453 to 385.

- Richel Hogenkamp improved her WTA ranking from 342 to 339.

mboyle
May 19th, 2010, 06:22 PM
I assume Christina McHale has gone pro, right? She's one of the few girls I would actually recommend to go pro.

fantic
May 19th, 2010, 06:44 PM
At the recent interview she said she'll wait 1 year and try pro events, but said she's not sure yet.

tucker1989
May 19th, 2010, 08:54 PM
Here's a little bit of recent info on Christina

http://tenniskalamazoo.blogspot.com/2010/05/mchale-ready-for-french-debut-falcon.html

mboyle
May 20th, 2010, 12:32 AM
At the recent interview she said she'll wait 1 year and try pro events, but said she's not sure yet.

Figures, the one smart, cautious girl out of these bunch is also the most talented (at least by ranking) and the ONE interested in going to the school that shall not be named...

fantic
May 20th, 2010, 05:06 AM
Figures, the one smart, cautious girl out of these bunch is also the most talented (at least by ranking) and the ONE interested in going to the school that shall not be named...

THAT school seems ominous, like VOLDEMORT as YOU KNOW WHO :haha:

Jk :)

gouci
May 20th, 2010, 07:04 AM
5/20/10

- St. John's get verbal from Diamond Adams (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=247130).

- Santa Clara gets verbal from walk-on 2 star Carolina O'Haren (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=255357).

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gouci
May 23rd, 2010, 07:00 AM
5/23/10

- Stanford loses from the roster #8 singles, junior blue chip Logan Hansen (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=110928).

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Embittered
May 24th, 2010, 10:34 AM
There may or may not be something for gouci to pick out of this oldish release: http://blog.imgacademies.com/2010/04/14/11-bollettieri-tennis-students-make-their-college-choices/

2nd_serve
May 24th, 2010, 06:45 PM
:lol::lol::lol:
THAT school seems ominous, like VOLDEMORT as YOU KNOW WHO :haha:

Jk :)

fantic
May 24th, 2010, 07:33 PM
Glad you liked the humor :lol:

gouci
May 25th, 2010, 05:58 AM
There may or may not be something for gouci to pick out of this oldish release:
Thanks Embittered! :worship:


Sophomore maybe?

Logan Hansen was referenced as a junior because this thread refers to the 2010-11 season. Hansen's scholarship opens up a Stanford slot for 2010-11 and that's why it got posted here.

gouci
May 25th, 2010, 06:20 AM
5/24/10

- Davidson gets L.O.I. from 3 star Frizzi Bschorer (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=686192).

- San Francisco gets 2 star Joanna Zarur (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=563707) of Mexico.

- Maryland gets not rated Megan Dailey (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player/overview.asp?id=160983).

Tennisace
May 26th, 2010, 03:59 PM
So where is Hansen transferring? She could pretty much pick a school including other top 10's who would take a shot. Or is she retiring from tennis and staying at Stanford?




You can't spell ch'EATERS without 'EATERS

I, too am curious to see if she transfers to another school. I would assume that she would be granted immediate eligibility. Perhaps Virginia because that's where her sister went?

I also wonder about Clayton. It doesn't seem like she is trying to transfer...

SakiBomb25
May 26th, 2010, 04:22 PM
I, too am curious to see if she transfers to another school. I would assume that she would be granted immediate eligibility. Perhaps Virginia because that's where her sister went?

I also wonder about Clayton. It doesn't seem like she is trying to transfer...

If I were to guess, I would assume she is just going to be a student at Stanford. I read in articles during her prep years that she values education and one of the main reasons she went to Stanford.

Clayton is still at Stanford.

gouci
May 26th, 2010, 08:39 PM
5/26/10

160. 4 star Laura Gutsche (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=211619) will be attending Florida. She may or may not try to walk-on.

180. 4 star Victoria Wing (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player/overview.asp?id=224555) will be attending UCLA. She may or may not try to walk-on.

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mboyle
May 26th, 2010, 11:09 PM
Still waiting for Capra to announce that she's coming...please be coming...

barboza
May 27th, 2010, 12:26 AM
I, too am curious to see if she transfers to another school. I would assume that she would be granted immediate eligibility. Perhaps Virginia because that's where her sister went?

I also wonder about Clayton. It doesn't seem like she is trying to transfer...

Hansen and a bunch of other ex-Virginia players left the team because of issues with the coach. Hansen telling her sister to play for UVA would be the last thing on her mind.

Tennisace
May 27th, 2010, 01:15 AM
Still waiting for Capra to announce that she's coming...please be coming...

What makes you so certain that she is going to Duke? I know that she had once talked about going there but then it seemed that Florida was on her radar...she seems to be very good friends with Cercone who as we all know is heading to Florida.

Tennisace
May 27th, 2010, 01:16 AM
Hansen and a bunch of other ex-Virginia players left the team because of issues with the coach. Hansen telling her sister to play for UVA would be the last thing on her mind.

It was just a thought...but those that say she will stay at Stanford and not play tennis is a strong possibility. She did take a year off of juniors so that she could ramp up her studies with the sole purpose of getting into Stanford.

However it's a shame considering how much promise she had as a junior tennis player to just leave the game.

mboyle
May 27th, 2010, 02:43 AM
What makes you so certain that she is going to Duke? I know that she had once talked about going there but then it seemed that Florida was on her radar...she seems to be very good friends with Cercone who as we all know is heading to Florida.

At least that's what she told Ellah and the Duke coach. I've never heard any report that she was considering Florida. :confused: As I heard, it's either Duke or the pro tour.

fantic
May 27th, 2010, 04:21 AM
5/26/10

160. 4 star Laura Gutsche (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=211619) will be attending Florida. She may or may not try to walk-on.

180. 4 star Victoria Wing (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player/overview.asp?id=224555) will be attending UCLA. She may or may not try to walk-on.

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Oh, Wing isn't a bad player..

tucker1989
May 27th, 2010, 04:27 AM
If I were to guess, I would assume she is just going to be a student at Stanford. I read in articles during her prep years that she values education and one of the main reasons she went to Stanford.

Clayton is still at Stanford.

I really doubt Hansen will transfer anywhere or play again, based on what I've heard from friends at Stanford.

gouci
May 28th, 2010, 08:01 AM
5/27/10

- Mississippi gets verbal from Vivien Vlaar (http://www.itftennis.com/juniors/players/player.asp?player=100112426) of Netherlands.

- Mississippi gets verbal from walk-on not rated Alexandra Alford (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=218718).

- Xavier LA (NAIA) gets L.O.I. from 3 star Akilah James (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=567715).

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gouci
May 29th, 2010, 06:07 PM
5/29/10

162. Abilene Christian (Div. 2) gets L.O.I. from 4 star Micah Hermsdorf (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=175847).

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gouci
May 29th, 2010, 06:24 PM
5/29/10

- Vanderbilt loses from the roster #3 singles, junior 5 star Heather Steinbauer (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player/overview.asp?id=214203).

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mboyle
May 30th, 2010, 02:15 AM
What makes you so certain that she is going to Duke? I know that she had once talked about going there but then it seemed that Florida was on her radar...she seems to be very good friends with Cercone who as we all know is heading to Florida.

Talked to Ellah today. Capra has told the coach that she wants to come to Duke, but she can't sign an LOI because her SATs aren't high enough yet. She took the test again recently apparently and is waiting on her scores, but the earliest she could come is next January. Duke is also looking at some girl from Belgium who is apparently a big deal but is also considering UF.

Kevin.
May 30th, 2010, 02:52 AM
Talked to Ellah today. Capra has told the coach that she wants to come to Duke, but she can't sign an LOI because her SATs aren't high enough yet. She took the test again recently apparently and is waiting on her scores, but the earliest she could come is next January. Duke is also looking at some girl from Belgium who is apparently a big deal but is also considering UF.

probably a friend of UF and Belgian player Caroline Hitimana. I think the potential player is Mestach. what if capras scores arent high enough?

Embittered
May 31st, 2010, 10:42 PM
http://baytownsun.com/story/51035
Haynes said Lee will continue her tennis next year at the University of North Texas, an NCAA tournament team this year, while Sunstrum is headed to Indiana-Purdue University at Fort Wayne; Bassoo to the University of Incarnate Word in San Antonio; and Huynh is considering Texas Lutheran University in Seguin.

gouci
Jun 1st, 2010, 04:48 AM
Thanks Embittered! :worship:


5/31/10

- North Texas gets junior Nadia Lee (http://www.itftennis.com/womens/players/player.asp?player=100043423) of Great Britain. She transferred from Lee College (TX) where she was the 2010 NJCAA singles runner-up. She had a WTA ranking high of 931.

gouci
Jun 1st, 2010, 07:33 PM
6/1/10

- UMass gets L.O.I. from Yuliana Motyl (http://www.itftennis.com/womens/players/player.asp?player=100081200) of Canada. She had a WTA ranking high of 1000.

- UMass gets L.O.I. from Clara Matias (http://www.itftennis.com/womens/players/player.asp?player=100112424) of Spain.

- UMass gets verbal from 3 star Jessica Podlofsky (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=198540). She had originally given a verbal to Syracuse.

"We feel it is the best class that UMass has had with a trio of kids that will make an impact right away and put us in contention for an Atlantic-10 Title in 2010-2011." - Coach Judy Dixon

UMass adds 3 (http://www.umassathletics.com/sports/w-tennis/spec-rel/052610aaa.html)

gouci
Jun 3rd, 2010, 06:54 AM
6/2/10

- Michigan St. gets L.O.I. from Valentina Rusakova (http://www.itftennis.com/juniors/players/player.asp?player=100130598) of Russia. She had an ITF ranking high of 371.

- Michigan St. gets verbal from Olga Chernova (http://www.itftennis.com/juniors/players/player.asp?player=100113793) of Russia.

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gouci
Jun 5th, 2010, 10:27 PM
6/5/10

- Syracuse loses from the roster #3 singles, redshirt senior blue chip Eleanor Peters (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=145526). She graduated and turned pro in May 2010 at age 21.

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10sE
Jun 6th, 2010, 02:37 AM
Why would she turn pro if she was only the 3rd best player on a mediocre college team?

Then again it is Syracuse and Jensen reputedly rolls dice before matches to make the lineup, so maybe she was their best player ;)

Bennguin1491
Jun 6th, 2010, 03:12 AM
ugh...i've pretty much lost hope on my beloved orange ever having a decent team :bigcry:

Kevin.
Jun 6th, 2010, 03:14 AM
didnt Peters graduate?

Amalgamate
Jun 6th, 2010, 04:11 AM
6/5/10

- Syracuse loses from the roster #3 singles, redshirt senior blue chip Eleanor Peters (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=145526). She graduated and turned pro in May 2010 at age 21.

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didnt Peters graduate?

Yea, gouci mentioned that.

Kevin.
Jun 6th, 2010, 06:49 AM
:o im so tired i didnt even notice that :lol:

gouci
Jun 7th, 2010, 01:49 AM
6/6/10

133. BYU gets 4 star Callie Craig (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player/overview.asp?id=218582).

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johnnytennis
Jun 7th, 2010, 04:30 PM
It seems like more players are committing a little earlier this year out of the 2011 class. I would think maybe more of them are taking unofficial visits rather then waiting for official visits. This is another thing the NCAA should change is allowing official visits earlier then they do now. I'm sure we will see more make verbal committments over the next 6-8 weeks.

johnnytennis
Jun 7th, 2010, 09:00 PM
I could not disagree more.

So many things change as kids progress through HS... physically, mentally, emotionally, etc....

This early signing is out of control and also leads to a lot of transfers...

Yes schools are getting verbals earlier but many of them don't pan out. Look at USC's soon to be Sr.class... all four committed early and three of them are at 6-8. The world passed them by after they committed as juniors.



You can't spell ch'EATERS without UCI 'EATERS

I feel different then you on players signing early. Normally the early verbal's are from people probably more prepared, actually doing some research and making unofficial visits. The ones waiting until the very end or in the Spring are taking their chances of not going to their top choices.
I know someone that is well connected in the college recruiting business and he tells that to many wait to long and end up picking a school that might not be the best suited for that certain person but accept it anyway just to get the scholarship . These are the ones I consider transfer-candidates down the line more then the ones that give a verbal early and when I say early, I mean before August 1st.
Just my opinion!

gouci
Jun 8th, 2010, 12:14 AM
6/7/10

- SMU gets verbal from Eva Pigova (http://www.itftennis.com/womens/players/player.asp?player=100046751) of Czech Republic. She had a WTA ranking high of 623.

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its_a_racquet
Jun 8th, 2010, 01:01 AM
I feel different then you on players signing early. Normally the early verbal's are from people probably more prepared, actually doing some research and making unofficial visits. The ones waiting until the very end or in the Spring are taking their chances of not going to their top choices.
I know someone that is well connected in the college recruiting business and he tells that to many wait to long and end up picking a school that might not be the best suited for that certain person but accept it anyway just to get the scholarship . These are the ones I consider transfer-candidates down the line more then the ones that give a verbal early and when I say early, I mean before August 1st.
Just my opinion!

Well said Johnny. The shame of this is that players are having to do most of the visits on their own dime because the official visits aren't allowed until 'most' have already selected.........we are only talking about a 6 month period earlier than Form is talking about so I discount the points he is making.

gouci
Jun 8th, 2010, 01:52 AM
Let's hear from Amalgamate a college player to be. :worship:

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Amalgamate
Jun 8th, 2010, 01:53 AM
Savannah Stachowiak signs with Marion Military :eek:

:lol: Real reason for this post:




:secret: For those of you that follow men's college tennis (anyone? :scratch:), UVA signed Alexander Domijan today. That's huge. If they don't win the NCAA's next year (:sad: They have failed so many times) then they never will :help:

Amalgamate
Jun 8th, 2010, 01:54 AM
Let's hear from Amalgamate a college player to be. :worship:

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My commitment is old news :lol:

gouci
Jun 8th, 2010, 02:06 AM
No your take on allowing official visits for high school juniors. :lol:

Bennguin1491
Jun 8th, 2010, 02:30 AM
6/7/10

- SMU gets verbal from Eva Pigova (http://www.itftennis.com/womens/players/player.asp?player=100046751) of Czech Republic. She had a WTA ranking high of 623.

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:D glad to see she found a school she liked during her trip over here this spring :)

Amalgamate
Jun 8th, 2010, 02:41 AM
I feel different then you on players signing early. Normally the early verbal's are from people probably more prepared, actually doing some research and making unofficial visits. The ones waiting until the very end or in the Spring are taking their chances of not going to their top choices.
I know someone that is well connected in the college recruiting business and he tells that to many wait to long and end up picking a school that might not be the best suited for that certain person but accept it anyway just to get the scholarship . These are the ones I consider transfer-candidates down the line more then the ones that give a verbal early and when I say early, I mean before August 1st.
Just my opinion!

This is only due to the early commitments. They wouldn't have this problem if schools weren't withholding these scholarships for the girls who verbaled their junior year. Why is making your college decision at the same time as non-athletes considered "waiting too long"?

Amalgamate
Jun 8th, 2010, 02:53 AM
:smash: So I just wrote out a mini essay on this topic but then I lost it. :o

Bottom line: I do not think official visits should be allowed during junior year. I appreciate that they are regulated to senior year only. I don't believe that student-athletes should engage in the college process any earlier than other students. A lot happens maturity wise throughout high school. And let's be honest, official visits consist of coaches and players doing their best to woo the recruit. I.e. The players try to "show the recruit a good time." Parties, alcohol, (as much trouble as they could get into, I've never known a girl to take an official visit and not be taken to a party of some sort and be offered alcohol.) free stuff etc. I'd much rather have a senior -- who I believe has a better sense of who they are as a person, are less impressionable, and has a better idea of what they want out of college in terms of academics and socially -- take these visits than juniors. They have had more time to ruminate over these decisions and I think they have a better head on their shoulders. I see no reason to rush the recruiting process (other than coaches trying to secure players as early as possible).

Amalgamate
Jun 8th, 2010, 02:54 AM
Unless she is transferring from another JC or Euro uni.... Eva Pigova is not eligible.

You cannot play even one match (club or tourney) after your 20th birthday or you are immediately ineligble for one year.

She has played 18 WTA tournaments since her 20th birthday.

She is ineligble.




You can't spell ch'EATERS without UCI 'EATERS

:spit: Has someone told SMU? :haha:

Bennguin1491
Jun 8th, 2010, 03:12 AM
Unless she is transferring from another JC or Euro uni.... Eva Pigova is not eligible.

You cannot play even one match (club or tourney) after your 20th birthday or you are immediately ineligble for one year.

She has played 18 WTA tournaments since her 20th birthday.

She is ineligble.

Add $12,700 in prize money too but if Widjaja can make over $70K and be eligible then that rule is a joke

i'm almost positive she's in school right now in the CR.

Kevin.
Jun 8th, 2010, 03:18 AM
A friend of mine (Julia Courter) originally gave her verbal to Auburn. It was her dream school but I believe she took her official visit her junior year, and from what I heard what happened at her visit, she feels she made a premature choice. She thought about it and chose Oklahoma State. I think juniors should not have visits until at least their 11th grade year is complete. Its sad to see DeSimone and Santamaria verbal to USC before their junior year was done, and also with Kirsten Flower (former GA Tech and recent Ohio State grad)'s little sister Nicole (who committed to Ohio State).

I have heard of some of the stuff that goes down on a visit :o

johnnytennis
Jun 8th, 2010, 03:54 AM
SMU don't care about no stinking rules....

Look at all the transfers SMU brings in... those don't randomly happen with that frequency...

and for a fact SMU tried to pouch a west coast girl into transfering mid year during the 08/09 season... illegal contact but hard to prove since there was no paper or email trail. But know for a fact they made an offer if the girl could get released from her current school. That school refused the release (as they should since they were already paying for th year).

Very glad the mid year transfer with immediate eligibility is no longer allowed after this past year.

Form on this post, I couldn't agree with you more!

tigertennis
Jun 8th, 2010, 04:48 PM
SMU's win against Texas A&M was overturned this past season after SMU was found to have knowingly played an injured player. Apparently SMU played a girl at #2 who lost few quick games and just walked off the court.

As for the illegal contact, why not just turn SMU in? I was at their first round match against Pepperdine and one of the players mentioned that they tell their girls to talk to opponents to try and get top players to transfer. It sounds like they are smart enough not to leave tracks, but turning them in would at least let them know that people are on to their tactics.

Kevin.
Jun 8th, 2010, 04:52 PM
didnt semi-bagel girl Kit Carson play no.1 at SMU? :lol:

gouci
Jun 8th, 2010, 08:00 PM
It's not official but next season SMU may have surpassed Cal as the oldest team on average in the country as well as winning the most prize money per starter on average. :tape:

SMU for 2010-11 age & prize money

1. Marta Lesniak = age 23 junior - $12,817 prize money

2. Aleksandra Malyarchikova = age 22 junior - $12,147

3. Katerina Vankova = age 22 sophomore - $34,030

4. Eva Pigova = age 22 sophomore - $12,864

5. Edyta Cieplucha = age 21 sophomore - $6,258

tigertennis
Jun 9th, 2010, 03:50 PM
I am very against SMU's practices of trying to "recruit" players on other teams, but as far as the age and prize money goes, there have been 27 year-old college football players that played minor league baseball and made hundreds of thousands doing it and there are always 24 y/o Mormon athletes or former servicemen and women - I have no issue with it. In tennis, it is probably more of a disadvantage to have girls that age whose bodies are on the down slope. A woman's physical peak is definitely younger than a man's.

With the prize money, they all spent thousands of dollars more to play tennis than they ever made in prize money. $18 thousand dollars probably over 3-4 years are you kidding me? That barely even starts to cover the huge costs that these girls spend to even play the tournaments that they make this prize money at. Anyway these prize money totals are nothing next to Widjaja, and I bet even Widjaja didn't come out positive financially or else she would still be playing pro tennis! It seems weird when you think about sports like football and basketball and how much even the backups make, but you can be top-200 in the world and still not make money playing tennis.

I guess I would just like for the rule to be more clear and I definitely do not want these borderline "professionals" excluded from college tennis. Maybe put a cap of $10,000 in one year and have no exceptions. Maybe that's the wrong number, but something like that. I mean, you wouldn't call someone that made 10 thousand or a year singing at weddings and bar mitzvahs a professional singer.

The best of the best still end up being American girls and without these international girls to push them week after week and not just when Stanford plays UCLA but when nowhere nothing schools like Fresno State and SMU can be competitive with them too, it would really water down the level of competition and make it hard for the top American college players to get better. If you take away this kind of player from college tennis, you might as well just take Duke, Florida, Stanford, and UCLA and play the final four. I know some of you would like this, but it wouldn't be good for the sport.

gouci
Jun 11th, 2010, 05:49 AM
6/10/10

- Cal St. Los Angeles (Div. 2) gets verbal from MiKaela Kristofersson (http://www.itftennis.com/juniors/players/player.asp?player=100072106) of Sweden. She had an ITF ranking high of 335.

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gouci
Jun 11th, 2010, 06:00 AM
...but as far as the age and prize money goes, ...I have no issue with it. In tennis, it is probably more of a disadvantage to have girls that age whose bodies are on the down slope.
I have a big issue with the age. You can potentially have a 24 year old senior playing against a 17 year old freshman. That's potentially a 7 year gap that goes against the spirit of fair play. :help:

And what are you talking about bodies being on the down slope for 24 year old women tennis players? :cuckoo:

tigertennis
Jun 11th, 2010, 10:40 PM
And what are you talking about bodies being on the down slope for 24 year old women tennis players? :cuckoo:

I'm talking about this:

http://puttingoutthevibe.wordpress.com/2010/04/02/athleticprime/

Average female Olympian's age: 22.4

Average male: 25.4

Countless studies have put a woman's athletic prime at age 20 or under.

I am not saying that this is the best age for women's tennis. Obviously older players on the tour make up for a body past its prime with a greater understanding of the game and a stonger mental game. The thing to remember is that these women on the WTA tour are both physical freaks, mental freaks, and let's be honest many of them are taking PEDs (Sam Stosur's biceps I mean come on!), plus they train much harder and with better coaches and competition than college players do.

If these girls have any advantage, its that they were 300-500 in the world before they came to college. I understand being against what you consider "pros" playing college but what's up with the obsession over the age? These Cal & SMU girls will never be the athetes they were before they came to college.

its_a_racquet
Jun 11th, 2010, 10:45 PM
I'm talking about this:

http://puttingoutthevibe.wordpress.com/2010/04/02/athleticprime/

Average female Olympian's age: 22.4

Average male: 25.4

Countless studies have put a woman's athletic prime at age 20 or under.

I am not saying that this is the best age for women's tennis. Obviously older players on the tour make up for a body past its prime with a greater understanding of the game and a stonger mental game. The thing to remember is that these women on the WTA tour are both physical freaks, mental freaks, and let's be honest many of them are taking PEDs (Sam Stosur's biceps I mean come on!), plus they train much harder and with better coaches and competition than college players do.

If these girls have any advantage, its that they were 300-500 in the world before they came to college. I understand being against what you consider "pros" playing college but what's up with the obsession over the age? These Cal & SMU girls will never be the athetes they were before they came to college.


Agree with all you said except about Stosur definitively taking PED's........I agree she has great upper body and shoulders but I know many women who have accomplished that through fitness. I guess Nadal takes the same stuff, right? Some pretend that all body types are the same......and that ain't how it works. Also, these players get tested all the time - how do you discount that?

mboyle
Jun 11th, 2010, 11:31 PM
Agree with all you said except about Stosur definitively taking PED's........I agree she has great upper body and shoulders but I know many women who have accomplished that through fitness. I guess Nadal takes the same stuff, right? Some pretend that all body types are the same......and that ain't how it works. Also, these players get tested all the time - how do you discount that?

Nadal didn't go from 30 something in the world to top 5 for the first time in his career in six months at age 26. Stosur is definitely, definitely on steroids, and I've been thinking this for some time now. I've been afraid to say it, but I'm glad someone else did.

its_a_racquet
Jun 12th, 2010, 01:28 AM
Nadal didn't go from 30 something in the world to top 5 for the first time in his career in six months at age 26. Stosur is definitely, definitely on steroids, and I've been thinking this for some time now. I've been afraid to say it, but I'm glad someone else did.

Yeah Mboyle, I'm sure you're connected to her camp and know definitely definitely what her routine is. If you just look at her (or Nadal), you could easily jump to that conclusion. I don't think so........but will trust the crazy amount of testing they do to do that 'thinking' for us. How do you discount that, Mboyle?

I think you are just jealous of her arms.........ha ha.......

gouci
Jun 12th, 2010, 03:05 AM
6/11/10

- LMU gets sophomore April Bisharat (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=203289) of USA. She had a WTA ranking high of 953. She transferred out of UC Irvine where she played #2 singles.

152. LMU gets 4 star Miya Jin (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player/overview.asp?id=160186).

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gouci
Jun 12th, 2010, 03:30 AM
tigertennis does your name refer to the Pacific Tigers?

Hmmm your position of not caring about age and prize money was that taken after Pacific signed Jennifer Widjaja? ;)

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Amalgamate
Jun 12th, 2010, 07:46 AM
6/11/10

- LMU gets sophomore April Bisharat (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=203289) of USA. She had a WTA ranking high of 953. She transferred out of UC Irvine where she played #2 singles.

152. LMU gets 4 star Miya Jin (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player/overview.asp?id=160186).

.

:eek: Are you devastated?

gouci
Jun 12th, 2010, 09:58 PM
I'm not devastated at all. I 1st learned about this transfer months ago so it wasn't a shock. April Bisharat is a #1 singles caliber player but with the emergence of Courtney Byron and Stephanie Hammel being back at 100% next season Bisharat probably would have played #3 singles for UCI. Maybe it's because she's still 17 but Bisharat needs to work on improving her attitude on the court and become more mature. Sometimes her temper makes her get down on herself or causes her to lose focus and that's why she can have some inconsistent results. Losing Bisharat in the line-up will be tough but if UCI has someone that can hold down the #6 singles we'll be OK and remain in contention for an NCAA at-large.

gouci
Jun 12th, 2010, 10:19 PM
I predict tigertennis will post next. :lol:

tigertennis
Jun 12th, 2010, 10:37 PM
tigertennis does your name refer to the Pacific Tigers?

Hmmm your position of not caring about age and prize money was that taken after Pacific signed Jennifer Widjaja? ;)

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No, it definitely does not refer to Pacific, although I think Widjaja is a perfect example of what I am saying.

A woman who was top 400 in the WTA at age 18, top 300 at age 19, top 200 at age 20 and played in the main draw of majors should have whipped the college competiton at age 23 and 24, right?

Not so - she hasn't even been close to being an All-American has she?

2010 Champion Chelsey Gullickson - American sophomore (oops)

2009 Mallory Cecil - America freshman, went pro after winning

2008 Amanda McDowell - American sophomore, dealt with injuries, aferward was never even close to as good as she was that year.

2007 Audra Cohen - American junior had just turned 21 when she won it, went pro after.

2006 Suzie Babos (SO) - the last international to win it all. Was a 21 y/o soph. when she did...finished her senior year 2 years later with an NCAA rank of 22.

2005 Zuzana Zemenova - won it as a 21 year-old freshman. Always seemed to make nice runs at the end of the season but spend most of the rest of the next 3 years in college ranked in the 20s and 30s.

2003 & 2004 Amber Liu - won it all as a freshman and sophomore, finished # 7 as a junior and #12 as a senior. Still great, but a definite step down, especially for those of you who remember watching her play.

I'm sure if you go back further there are more examples there but I think we have plenty here. No 25 year-old champs. Not even any 22 year-olds! Most of them were young Americans and the internationals that won did it early and although obviously they were still great, never regained their championship form.

I will make a bet with anyone that is dumb enough to take it that Widjaja, who has not been that impressive in college when you consider her pro background, only gets worse from here on out. How is a woman who played in the main draw of Wimbledon, past her physical prime, with mediocre coaching and even worse competition going to get better?

Same goes for the any of the "old" girls/women coming in to play for Cal, SMU and the usual suspects.

Complain if you must goucci, but it's really not that big of a deal. The only ones that should really be upset about it are the Stanfords and UCLAs, that but not for the influx of burned out pros would have a stranglehold on women's college tennis. OR my PRINCETON Tigers who might see some top-10 recruiting classes actually turn into top-10 teams if they didn't have to deal with schools with laughable academics and burned out pro women on their roster!

I actually respect schools like UCI that try to compete with Americans (and/or international amateurs) but let's get real - a school like UCI that is not very attractive to American kids nationwide, and therefore has to fight for Pac-10 scraps among California junior players isn't even going to be competitive on the national scene with the Americans girls it CAN get.

tigertennis
Jun 12th, 2010, 10:42 PM
Since we're predicting, I predict that > 50% of gouci's future posts will be complaints!

tennisbuddy12
Jun 12th, 2010, 11:34 PM
Gullickson was a Sophomore this year. And it is a shame b/c McDowell has so much talent and potential but that damn back :sad:

tigertennis
Jun 13th, 2010, 12:20 AM
Gullickson was a Sophomore this year.

Yes, my mistake. Same theory holds true though.

Also as for Stosur, HGH is very difficult to test for. The first athlete ever banned for actually testing positive for HGH I believe was a rugby player in England earlier just this year. You never hear of people testing positive for HGH - they are just found with it or linked to doctors prescribing it.

The old HGH tests weren't very good. They tested 900 Olympic athletes and all came out clean...even a couple who later admitted to HGH and/or steroid use! That's not a surprise, because the window for detection of an HGH injection is no more than two days, and HGH's
effectiveness as a PED is obviously much longer than the period in which it can be detected.

Also, HGH occurs naturally in the body like testosterone, so with the help of a doctor it can be used to the maximum level that a person could have it in their body and while that wouldn't be as much of an abuse as using it like Barry Bonds did, it would still be a big artificial advantage.

I'm not saying I know Stosur is using. All I know is that her biceps are as big as Rafas and like MBoyle said, she just made an incredible jump at a pretty advanced age...kind of like all of those baseball players did. Per Agassi's autobiography, even if she does test positive we may never find out!

gouci
Jun 13th, 2010, 12:42 AM
Widjaja doesn't prove your point other than once she realized she couldn't break into the top 100 she probably gave up her commitment to tennis but is still good enough to receive a scholarship.

It might be true that a player is more likely to win the NCAA singles title during their 1st two years. But to conclude from that a 22 year old is over the hill physically is crazy. :cuckoo: There may be other factors for underclassmen winning like having easier classes, having less pressure to win, etc.

2010 Champion Chelsey Gullickson - American freshman.Duh Gullickson was a sophomore. :lol:

No 25 year-old champs.Duh 25 year olds in general are not even allowed in college tennis. :lol:

Complain if you must goucci, but it's really not that big of a deal. You're wrong since it was a big enough deal that they're changing the rules to ban 21 year old freshmen in the future. :lol:

...a school like UCI that is not very attractive to American kids and has to fight for Pac-10 scraps among California junior playersUCI is very attractive being able to live in Newport Beach and receiving a degree from a top academic school. And you can't beat the California weather which is preferable over the East Coast winters. UCI will gladly take players nationally ranked 20-65, or "Pac-10 scraps" as you call them. :rolleyes: You sound elitist. :o

tigertennis
Jun 13th, 2010, 01:14 AM
Points supported by facts are usually stronger than those supported by the word "duh" and giggly icons. Try using facts to prove your points (or challenge mine).

Newport Beach is certainly an attractive place to live, but if it is a fact that UCI was such an attractive school to American girls nationwide, then it seems that they would be able to recruit more than second-tier California girls. If those recruits are better than second-tier, then it seems that UCI would have better results. Either that or bad coaching, which can't be the case because the guy just won coach of the year, right?

I looked at the guy's resume - he seems like a fine coach and has done well. Even so, it took him 10 years at UCI to get to the NCAA tournament and they have not been ranked higher than 50 ever, have they? Sounds to me like he's having a hard time getting (and then keeping) good players. I'm sorry if that sounds elitist but at least I'm not winning my arguments with icons.

fantic
Jun 13th, 2010, 01:24 AM
tigertennis welcome, nice posts. I thought it was CLEMSON :lol:

and foreign players did win Indoors 3 years in a row; Miseviciute twice, Juricova.

I'm not too against it, by the way :cool:

gouci
Jun 13th, 2010, 05:04 AM
...it seems that they would be able to recruit more than second-tier California girls.I hate having to explain things to a newbie on this board. The tuition to attend a UC school for an out of state player is about twice as much than for a California player. So UCI targets California players to get better scholarship value. And if by 1st tier California girls you mean blue chip players then yeah UCI gets the 2nd tier 5 star CA girls ranked in the top 50.

If those recruits are better than second-tier, then it seems that UCI would have better results. Hey newbie in the last 10 years UCI has been to the NCAAs the exact same number of times your Princeton tigers with all their 1st tier blue chip recruits have, twice. :lol:

Even so, it took him 10 years at UCI to get to the NCAA tournament About the 1st 6 years of the UCI coach's tenure the tennis program was only partially funded. It wasn't until after a student fee referendum was passed that fully funded the women's tennis team did UCI start to have more success getting into the NCAA tourney.

and they have not been ranked higher than 50 ever, have they? Wrong again NEWBIE!:happy::happy:
UCI has been ranked inside the top 50 during each of the last 3 seasons. UCI was ranked as high as 27 in 2009 and 35 in 2008. Through no fault of UCI some teams we defeated that were ranked at the time ended up tanking and pulling UCI's ranking down by the end of those seasons.

Hey newbie if you're going to throw around the word EVER than you better do your research 1st. :o Maybe you checked UCI's final ranking for the last 1 or 2 seasons but if looked further back you would have seen UCI ended the 2007 season ranked 32 as I recall.


Well I should stop playing with this newbie tiger (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1AZn5nWIj_g) for now. :haha::haha::haha:

tucker1989
Jun 13th, 2010, 03:44 PM
The better question would be to ask: Given the 'fact' that Blue Chips go to top 25 and Ivy schools, why does the Ivy compete so poorly for the past 5-10 years (since the Harvard coach & player clear out)?


This question has been answered to death on here.

tigertennis
Jun 13th, 2010, 05:43 PM
Hey newbie in the last 10 years UCI has been to the NCAAs the exact same number of times your Princeton tigers with all their 1st tier blue chip recruits have, twice.

Just because I'm a newbie on this board doesn't mean I'm a newbie to college tennis. I think that the content of my posts prove that I'm not exactly in the dark.

The form quote about retiring on the job is accurate and about the best explanation for why the ivies underperform. Those tennisrecruiting rankings are also very biased towards American juniors. If you considered international players and gave them their true value, I doubt that many Ivy classes would be ranked nearly as high.

It is hard to push a team of girls on academic scholarship who can quit the team at any time and retain their scholarship, especially when many of the players don't want to be pushed and don't have time to be. As you can imagine, the academic demands at a school like Priceton are higher than at many other schools. That's no knock against UCI - it is a good school. I don't think that even you are silly enough to try to compare it to Princeton academically.

Final 2010 rankings -

Princeton 36 (higher than any of UCI's final rankings EVER)

UCI - 59

I can't believe that you would cry about UCI's situation compared to an ivy team. Long Beach seems to have done well in spite of the same circumstances!

P.s. - we didn't have to play a girl with a cast to "earn" our NCAA spot.

gouci
Jun 14th, 2010, 12:45 AM
Princeton 36 (higher than any of UCI's final rankings EVER)


UCI finished # 35 in 2007
Wrong again NEWBIE!

Didn't Form just post UCI finished 2007 ranked 35.

35 is ranked higher than 36
Newbie you must really be bad at math :happy::happy::happy:


tigertennis nice of you to use the word EVER for emphasis then have to wipe the egg off your face for being wrong! :haha::haha:

its_a_racquet
Jun 14th, 2010, 12:57 AM
gouci - i've been wanting to ask this for some time, but why do you feel the need to act like an _______ to try and make your points and tear others down in the process? does it make you feel like a big man? just so you know, the effect is very much the opposite.

i've enjoyed tiger's posts so far and he brings some great points to the board. i enjoy having him and any other "newbie's here.

gouci
Jun 14th, 2010, 01:50 AM
gouci - i've been wanting to ask this for some time, but why do you feel the need to act like an expert trash talker ;) to try and make your points

its_a_racquet I like you. :hug:
So if you don't understand my trash talking methods :boxing: I kindly suggest you stay out of my business. :devil:

its_a_racquet
Jun 14th, 2010, 02:23 AM
its_a_racquet I like you. :hug:
So if you don't understand my trash talking methods :boxing: I kindly suggest you stay out of my business. :devil:


Gouci - the words you inserted were quite a bit different than what I would put in there for how you come across to others. And, this isn't your business, it's a public tennis blog. On second thought, maybe this is your business?:worship:

Embittered
Jun 14th, 2010, 06:44 PM
Will doubtless meet with the approval of some here: http://twitter.com/SMUTennis/status/16148924418
@ ncaa compliance meetings... they are trying to freeze us out, u could hang meat in here geeze!

fantic
Jun 14th, 2010, 07:22 PM
:haha:

Embittered when are you going to post a THREAD?? :rolls:

gouci
Jun 14th, 2010, 07:53 PM
Gouci - the words you inserted were quite a bit different than what I would put in there for how you come across to others.

its_a_racquet please don't feel obligated to play referee. Why?

Because the universe already has an appointed referee and it's called karma. :worship: From my experience karma is fair all the time. :angel: If I'm treating someone badly unjustly then karma will punish me for it :devil: so you don't have to.

its_a_racquet if you suddenly find yourself being treated badly by me then you must have done something to deserve it like sticking your nose in my battles. If you keep your nose out of my battles then there won't be any reason for me to treat you badly. See how karma works! :kiss:


Let's use karma to judge whether UCI cheated or not. If UCI cheated karma would punish them by making them forfeit their victories. On the other hand if UCI didn't cheat karma will reward them by making the UCI head coach Big West COY & ITA COY. That's what happened, so karma's ruling must be UCI didn't cheat. If a team did cheat karma will drop the hammer on them. See USC football & basketball. :help:

For people like Form who try to 2nd guess karma's ruling with their own delusional BS explanations, karma punishes them with bitterness. :devil: All one has to do is accept the truth for bitterness to go away. But I don't think Form will ever accept that UCI didn't cheat, see Form's signature. I suspect Form will be bitter about UCI's 2010 Big West Championship for the rest of his life. :happy:

Embittered
Jun 14th, 2010, 08:02 PM
Embittered when are you going to post a THREAD?? :rolls:
I did. It wasn't a success. Time to purge my sig, I think.

its_a_racquet
Jun 14th, 2010, 09:25 PM
Gouci - I'm not playing referee and know I'm not equipped for that position. As always, your research and contributions here are amazing. While your positives you bring are huge, they are now more than offset by the threats and negative banter you make here. I will follow Embittered's lead out of here..........enjoy your blog Gouci!

tigertennis
Jun 14th, 2010, 09:29 PM
Yes, I bow down to UCI's ranking of 35 four years ago - my mistake. Were they able to accomplish that without some sort unethical manipulation of the lineup?

I'm a long-time lurker, just started posting. I will admit that I actually enjoy many of gouci's posts, but it is pretty clear that he is a very isecure guy (which aswers the question of why he must try to make others feel like idiots in order to make himself feel better).

Speaking of Karma, Princeton and UCI are two programs headed in different directions. We'll talk again about this a year from now.

For the record, I do actually very much like Mike Edles. I had a chance to meet him a few years ago. Very approachable and took the time to have a good conversation with me. I am mostly kidding about the stacked lineup. Not exactly John Wooden high ethics kind of stuff, but I guess if gouci is right karma will tell.

In closing I will this:

Gouci, with any point you're trying to make in this forum or otherwise, you're not ever going to convince anyone worth convincing if all you try to do is embarrass them into changing their mind. Only weak-willed people can be shamed into changing their point of view. Anyone worth having on your side will only be swayed by facts, solid arguments, and the willingness to concede that you aren't right 100% of the time. I have seen you post a lot of great information on this board, but unfortunately it gets lost among your nearly nonstop complaining and petty jealousy.

All you're going to do is make yourself look like a JA, and by virtue of being the JA that stands for your particular point of view, you're just going to make the other person even more convinced that their point of view is correct.

I would love this board to have some intelligent conversations and even arguments about women's college tennis and I would like you (gouci) to be part of them, since you seem to have a lot of insight to offer. I played D1 college tennis too long ago to have much relevant insight, but I do have daughters that play (and played) high-level D1 college tennis so I feel like I have something to add when it comes to US junior tennis and D1 college tennis.

Of course I could just team up with everyone else and jump on the anti-'Cheater bandwagon. If you're a glutton for punishment, keep it up.

Embittered
Jun 14th, 2010, 09:40 PM
Gouci - I'm not playing referee and know I'm not equipped for that position. As always, your research and contributions here are amazing. While your positives you bring are huge, they are now more than offset by the threats and negative banter you make here. I will follow Embittered's lead out of here..........enjoy your blog Gouci!Hey, it was only the sig.:confused:

its_a_racquet
Jun 14th, 2010, 09:55 PM
Hey, it was only the sig.:confused:

Guess I didn't know what 'sig' stood for....my mistake. Given you're not leaving and we have another poster now (tiger) that speaks logic in a respectful way........I take back my earlier post and will test the waters of karma.

fantic
Jun 14th, 2010, 10:13 PM
I did. It wasn't a success. Time to purge my sig, I think.

WHAT? WHEN? :happy: Come'on, your sig was hilarious :lol:

Or how about a new one like this; 'It's not Green's fault! Blame the new ball!' :lol:

gouci
Jun 15th, 2010, 03:29 AM
I will follow Embittered's lead out of here..........enjoy your blog Gouci!Hey, it was only the sig.:confused:
ROFLMAO :happy::happy::happy::happy::happy:

gouci
Jun 15th, 2010, 03:39 AM
tigertennis if you're a long-time lurker then you would know I haven't had a problem with newbies before. You're probably the 1st one here I've called a newbie so the problem must be with you.

Newbie since you're always trying to have the last word with parting shots included, :o I'll be the one to get this thread back on track.

gouci
Jun 15th, 2010, 03:42 AM
6/14/10

105. Butler gets 4 star Caroline Hedrick (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player/overview.asp?id=268033).

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Embittered
Jun 15th, 2010, 07:18 AM
Or how about a new one like this; 'It's not Green's fault! Blame the new ball!' :lol:
Ahem.

I expect that's the end of Rob's international career, like Paul Robinson (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GtF9tl5SLdA) before him. Hard to win matches with strikers that don't strike and 'keepers that don't keep.:sad: We should have picked Calamity James.

fantic
Jun 15th, 2010, 01:24 PM
We have a similar experience.

Kim Byong-Ji was the goalie under Hiddink.

He was quite an aggressive one, in that he sometimes dribbled too far from the penalty area :tape:

Quite an entertaining one!

At a friendly match he did that again and got intercepted...and allowed the goal :haha:

I think he never played under Hiddink again :sad:

10sE
Jun 15th, 2010, 10:20 PM
tigertennis if you're a long-time lurker then you would know I haven't had a problem with newbies before. You're probably the 1st one here I've called a newbie so the problem must be with you.

Good posts for the most part tigertennis and don't worry about gouci! He tried the same stuff with me when I first posted. I think he just gets territorial about his blog :rolls:

He then later sent me a PM assuring me that he was not a transvestite :eek: Still not sure what that was all about!!!

gouci
Jun 17th, 2010, 06:54 AM
6/16/10

1. Christina McHale improved her WTA ranking from 166 to 154. She improved her WTA doubles ranking from 433 to 352.

2. Nicole Gibbs improved her WTA ranking from 468 to 463.

6. Courtney Dolehide improved her WTA ranking from 457 to 453. She improved her WTA doubles ranking from 499 to 488.

9. Kristie Ahn improved her WTA doubles ranking from 504 to 453.

49. Kayla Rizzolo improved her WTA ranking from 940 to 928. She improved her WTA doubles ranking from 740 to 717.

- Connie Hsu improved her WTA doubles ranking from 614 to 606.

- Tara Moore improved her WTA doubles ranking from 533 to 528.

- Valeria Solovieva improved her WTA ranking from 870 to 676. She acquired a WTA doubles ranking of 850.

- Noppawan Lertcheewakarn improved her WTA ranking from 314 to 301. She improved her WTA doubles ranking from 374 to 324.

- Natchanok Saenyaukhot improved her WTA ranking from 940 to 928. She improved her WTA doubles ranking from 894 to 877.

- Lyudmyla Kichenok improved her WTA ranking from 289 to 252.

- Nadiya Kichenok improved her WTA ranking from 583 to 514.

- Marianne Jodoin improved her WTA doubles ranking from 498 to 494.

tennisbuddy12
Jun 18th, 2010, 06:35 PM
Connie Hsu

I have been told today that Connie Hsu signed with UPenn. She had a WTA singles ranking of #428 and doubles ranking of #606.

gouci
Jun 19th, 2010, 08:57 PM
6/19/10

- 3 star Maya Humes (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=282946) will be attending Stanford. She may or may not try to walk-on.

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gouci
Jun 24th, 2010, 02:23 PM
6/24/10

- Fresno St. gets L.O.I. from Marianne Jodoin (http://www.itftennis.com/juniors/players/player.asp?player=100106096) of Canada. As speculated. She had an ITF ranking high of 72.

Jodoin signs with bulldogs. (http://www.gobulldogs.com/sports/w-tennis/spec-rel/060210aaa.html)

gouci
Jun 25th, 2010, 07:37 AM
6/25/10

- SMU gets junior 5 star Heather Steinbauer (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=214203). She transferred from Vanderbilt where she played #3 singles.

- SMU gets junior 5 star Ashley Turpin (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=136272). She sat out Spring 2010 and transferred from Texas A&M where she played #8 singles.

- SMU gets verbal from 2 star walk-on Kris Roberts (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=229484).


SMU-Bound Steinbauer Wins Two Matches At U.S. Open Qualifier (http://smumustangs.cstv.com/sports/w-tennis/spec-rel/062310aaa.html)

gouci
Jun 25th, 2010, 07:56 PM
I didn't follow SMU recruiting before 2008. But how many transfers was SMU raking in before they started raking in the 20/21 year old freshmen with career prize money in the 5 digits? :lol:

If the NCAA finds one sports program at a school dirty it wouldn't surprise me if other programs at that school were also dirty. Ex. The NCAA vacated wins from not just one but from 3 sport programs at USC. It has a lot to do with the culture of the athletic department as a whole at those sanctioned schools. By the way SMU in football was the only Div. 1 school ever given the death penalty by the NCAA. :o

10sE
Jun 26th, 2010, 02:46 AM
Fresno is a dump, but aside from last season, the tennis there has been very good. Believe it or not, some of these girls actually care about tennis and want to play for the team and coach that helps them improve the most. Chicago has one of the worst weather and highest crime rates in the country but that doesn't seem to stop girls from going to Northwestern. Look at some of the schools in the top 25. Gainesville is light years nicer than Fresno but in my opinion is a bit redneck and doesn't have a lot to offer other than great weather. Waco...AWFUL. Fayetteville Arkansas and Oxford, MS are nice little towns but definitely hilbilly.

Pepperdine is a great example of the opposite end. There might not be a prettier place in the United States than Malibu and yet Pepperdine manages to be throughly mediocre.

mboyle
Jun 26th, 2010, 10:09 PM
Fresno is a dump, but aside from last season, the tennis there has been very good. Believe it or not, some of these girls actually care about tennis and want to play for the team and coach that helps them improve the most. Chicago has one of the worst weather and highest crime rates in the country but that doesn't seem to stop girls from going to Northwestern. Look at some of the schools in the top 25. Gainesville is light years nicer than Fresno but in my opinion is a bit redneck and doesn't have a lot to offer other than great weather. Waco...AWFUL. Fayetteville Arkansas and Oxford, MS are nice little towns but definitely hilbilly.

Pepperdine is a great example of the opposite end. There might not be a prettier place in the United States than Malibu and yet Pepperdine manages to be throughly mediocre.

1. Chicago has a nice side and a bad side. It's not that hard to avoid the bad parts, and the good parts are freaking awesome.
2. Northwestern is in Evanston, which is a pretty nice suburb.
3. Even if it were in New Orleans (the most dangerous city), Northwestern is such a good school it might be worth it.

gouci
Jun 26th, 2010, 10:39 PM
6/26/10

87. 4 star Abby Stainback (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=283956) will be attending Baylor. She may or may not try to walk-on.

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10sE
Jun 27th, 2010, 01:59 AM
Agreed on all points MBoyle, especially the last one about NO, which is exactly my point: whether it is a great academic school or a great tennis school, for some people it is worth going to New Orleans or even Fresno. Speaking of NO, Tulane is very good school and in a very nice part of the city. Before Katrina wiped it out, had a VERY good tennis program. They were a top 25 team and might have e
even cracked the top 10 in the years before Katrina.

Anyway my whole point is that her choice to go to Fresno and overlook the obvious negatives about spending four years there is probably very telling of her commitment to tennis.

tennisbuddy12
Jun 27th, 2010, 04:50 AM
6/26/10

- Oklahoma State gets Syracuse transfer C.C. Sardinha (http://www.tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=148848). She played 1 singles there and has a career high ITF ranking of 219. She also was ranked #74 on the ITA Singles Rankings.

gouci
Jun 28th, 2010, 05:42 AM
6/27/10

- Michigan St. gets verbal from Marina Bohrer (http://www.itftennis.com/juniors/players/player.asp?player=100150918) of Brazil.

- Michigan St. gets verbal from not rated walk-on Emily Leblanc (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=574620).

- UC Irvine gets junior Jennifer Sher (http://www.itftennis.com/juniors/players/player.asp?player=100054437) of Hong Kong. She transferred from Concordia-Irvine (NAIA) where she played #1 singles.

- UC Irvine gets junior 3 star Jordan Kimura (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player/overview.asp?id=1011). She transferred from Concordia-Irvine (NAIA) where she played #4 singles.

gouci
Jun 28th, 2010, 08:52 PM
6/28/10

- Boston University gets Leonie Athanasiadic (http://www.itftennis.com/juniors/players/player.asp?player=100078047) of Germany.

- 3 star Sarah Blair (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player/overview.asp?id=192074) will be attending Boston. She may or may not try to walk-on.

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2nd_serve
Jun 29th, 2010, 12:34 AM
6/28/10

- Boston gets Leonie Athanasiadic (http://www.itftennis.com/juniors/players/player.asp?player=100078047) of Germany.

- 3 star Sarah Blair (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player/overview.asp?id=192074) will be attending Boston. She may or may not try to walk-on.

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Thanks for the updates. Does Boston mean Boston College
??

Embittered
Jun 30th, 2010, 08:35 PM
Elisha Gabb (http://www.itftennis.com/juniors/players/player.asp?player=100106578) of Great Britain to Lee CC (NJCAA). I assume it means 2010-11, though her expected school leaving age would have been 2011.
We got a National Letter of Intent from Elisha Gabb of London, England....check her out

30 minutes ago via Twitter for iPhone

Lee10sTeam

gouci
Jul 1st, 2010, 09:13 PM
7/1/10

- Kentucky gets L.O.I. from Marni Venter (http://www.itftennis.com/juniors/players/player.asp?player=100125540) of Canada.

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tennisbuddy12
Jul 1st, 2010, 11:25 PM
7/01/10

- 3 star Kelsey Becker (http://www.tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=264784) will be attending Ohio State. She is a walk-on (http://www.ohiostatebuckeyes.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=89313&SPID=10399&DB_OEM_ID=17300&ATCLID=204964793).

gouci
Jul 3rd, 2010, 04:59 PM
7/3/10

- Toledo gets redshirt junior Kelsey Anonsen (http://www.itftennis.com/juniors/players/player.asp?player=100084312) of Canada. She sat out 2008-09 and 2009-10. She transferred from Washington where she played #6 singles.

- Toledo gets sophomore Alexandra Cristello (http://www.itftennis.com/juniors/players/player.asp?player=100089385) of Canada. She transferred from Oklahoma St. where she played #6 singles.

- Toledo gets verbal from Rocio Benavent Rojas (http://www.itftennis.com/womens/players/player.asp?player=100113195) of Spain.

- Kansas gets sophomore Monica Pezzotti (http://www.itftennis.com/womens/players/player.asp?player=100098736) of Colombia. She had originally listed a verbal to Toledo for 2010-11. She transferred from USC Upstate where she played #2 singles. She had a WTA ranking high of 956.

tennisbuddy12
Jul 3rd, 2010, 05:07 PM
7/3/10

- Toledo gets junior Kelsey Anonsen (http://www.itftennis.com/juniors/players/player.asp?player=100084312) of Canada. She sat out 2008-09 and 2009-10. She transferred from Washington where she played #6 singles.

- Toledo gets sophomore Alexandra Cristello (http://www.itftennis.com/juniors/players/player.asp?player=100089385) of Canada. She transferred from Oklahoma St. where she played #6 singles.

- Kansas gets sophomore Monica Pezzotti (http://www.itftennis.com/womens/players/player.asp?player=100098736) of Colombia. She had listed a verbal to Toledo for 2010-11. She transferred from USC Upstate where she played #2 singles. She had a WTA ranking high of 956.

Was wondering where Alexandra would transfer to :p

gouci
Jul 5th, 2010, 03:28 PM
7/5/10

- LMU gets redshirt junior 3 star Ashley Anderson (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=138480). She transferred from Washington where she was a walk-on.

SMU passes the torch of "Transfer U" to LMU which picks up their 5th transfer in the last 3 years. :devil:

gouci
Jul 8th, 2010, 02:07 AM
7/7/10

- Mississippi gets verbal from Caroline Rohde-Moe (http://www.itftennis.com/juniors/players/player.asp?player=100098235) of Norway. She had an ITF ranking high of 173.

- Michigan St. gets verbal from 2 star Jennifer Yen (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=220246).

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tennisbuddy12
Jul 8th, 2010, 07:36 PM
McCall Jones is transferring from BYU to UCLA for the 2010-2011 school year.

gouci
Jul 9th, 2010, 03:36 PM
7/8/10

9. Kristie Ahn improved her WTA doubles ranking from 453 to 450.

49. Kayla Rizzolo improved her WTA ranking from 928 to 913. She improved her WTA doubles ranking from 717 to 714.

- Valeria Solovieva improved her WTA ranking from 676 to 605. She improved her WTA doubles ranking from 850 to 843.

- Noppawan Lertcheewakarn improved her WTA ranking from 301 to 294. She improved her WTA doubles ranking from 324 to 320.

- Natchanok Saenyaukhot improved her WTA ranking from 928 to 913.

- Lyudmyla Kichenok improved her WTA ranking from 252 to 244.

- Nadiya Kichenok improved her WTA ranking from 514 to 511. The Kichenok twins improved their WTA doubles ranking from 164 to 152.

- Heather Watson improved her WTA ranking from 335 to 249. She improved her WTA doubles ranking from 383 to 217.

gouci
Jul 12th, 2010, 03:18 AM
7/11/10

- Marshall gets redshirt freshman 4 star Karlyn Timko (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=267854). She signed a L.O.I. with Marshall but disappeared from the 2009-10 roster. A little later blue chip transfer Michaela Kissell took Timko's scholarship. ;)

My player update search turned up this news article.
Driver uninjured: Karlyn Timko, 18, of Houston in Pennsylvania escaped injury when her vehicle slid off Interstate 79 in Amwell Saturday night (5/22/10) after she swerved to avoid a deer, state police said. The left front and rear wheels of her car broke off the axles. Police will charge her with failure to drive at a safe speed.
An interesting tidbit about Timko is she's the daughter of Hall-of-Fame gymnast Shari Timko and the niece of Mary Lou Retton.

¤CharlDa¤
Jul 12th, 2010, 04:08 AM
Canadian to Fresno... having a french canadian coach didn't hurt but has she ever been there? Watch for that transfer or turning pro. What a culture shock that will be from Quebec to the godforsaken Central Valley.




Mel Gloria seemed to enjoy Fresno a lot, and the coach did come up to Montreal earlier this month to talk to Marianne and all. I think it's a good choice for her, she might wanna go pro, she is thinking about it, but college tennis is a much more logical choice for now. She hasn't done much on the pro tour to give any hope of a successful pro career.

gouci
Jul 13th, 2010, 07:45 AM
7/12/10

- Montana gets senior 3 star Whitney Paluch (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=100097). She graduated from Cal St. Northridge in 3 years where she played #3 singles.

Montana adds Division 1 Veteran (http://www.montanagrizzlies.com/pages/news_item.aspx?n=8913&m=27)

- Montana gets L.O.I. from 3 star Madeline Murray (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=284955).

Texas recruit signs (http://www.montanagrizzlies.com/pages/news_item.aspx?n=8528&m=27)

- Montana gets L.O.I. from 3 star Ashley Mackey (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player/overview.asp?id=379454).

Recruiting Class Grows (http://www.montanagrizzlies.com/pages/news_item.aspx?n=8905&m=27)

gouci
Jul 13th, 2010, 05:04 PM
7/13/10

1. Blue chip Christina Mchale (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player/overview.asp?id=238349) turned pro in July 2010 at age 18. She has a WTA ranking high of 154.

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gouci
Jul 17th, 2010, 05:47 AM
7/16/10

- Baylor gets junior Diana Nakic (http://www.itftennis.com/womens/players/player.asp?player=100042594) of Slovenia. She transferred from Georgia St. where she played #1 singles. She had a WTA ranking high of 482.

- Baylor gets Cristina Danaila (http://www.itftennis.com/womens/players/player.asp?player=100093406) of Romania. She had a WTA ranking high of 891.

Baylor adds 2 (http://www.baylorbears.com/sports/w-tennis/spec-rel/071210aaa.html)

gouci
Jul 17th, 2010, 11:25 PM
7/17/10

- Noppawan Lertcheewakarn improved her WTA ranking from 314 to 294. She improved her WTA doubles ranking from 374 to 320.

- Noppawan Lertcheewakarn (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player/overview.asp?id=619730)of Thailand turned pro in July 2010 at age 18.

- The Kichenok twins improved their WTA doubles ranking from 152 to 143.

- Lyudmyla Kichenok (http://www.itftennis.com/womens/players/player.asp?player=100090009) of Ukraine turned pro in 2010 at age 17. She has a WTA ranking high of 243.

- Nadiya Kichenok improved her WTA ranking from 511 to 502.

- Nadiya Kichenok (http://www.itftennis.com/womens/players/player.asp?player=100090007) of Ukraine turned pro in 2010 at age 17.

- Heather Watson (http://www.itftennis.com/womens/players/player.asp?player=100079698) of Great Britain turned pro in October 2009 at age 17. She has a WTA ranking high of 249.

Watson article (http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/blog/2009/oct/20/heather-watson-turning-professional-donald-mcrae)

- Richel Hogenkamp improved her WTA doubles ranking from 575 to 554.

- Richel Hogenkamp (http://www.itftennis.com/womens/players/player.asp?player=100108729)of Netherlands turned pro in 2010 at age 17. She had a WTA ranking high of 339.

gouci
Jul 19th, 2010, 06:26 PM
7/19/10

- Georgia Tech loses from the roster #1 singles, junior Irina Falconi (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player/overview.asp?id=155451). She turned pro in July 2010 at age 20. She had a WTA ranking high of 462.

Falconi Takes Atlanta 10K, Turns Pro (http://tenniskalamazoo.blogspot.com/2010/07/farah-wins-challenger-in-colombia.html)


- Georgetown gets grad student Stephanie Wetmore (http://www.itftennis.com/juniors/players/player.asp?player=100013168) of Canada. She sat out 2009-10 but graduated from UCLA where she played #7 singles in 2008-09. She had an ITF ranking high of 101.

gouci
Jul 20th, 2010, 03:21 AM
7/19/10

- Northwestern gets grad student walk-on, blue chip Elizabeth Kobak (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player/overview.asp?id=138969). She suffered an ACL injury her freshman year of 2006-07. She didn't play tennis the next 3 years but graduated from Columbia. She had a WTA ranking high of 570.

Thanks its_a_racquet. :worship:

gouci
Jul 20th, 2010, 06:57 PM
7/20/10

- Wichita St. loses from the roster #6 singles sophomore Iasmine Carpen (http://www.itftennis.com/womens/players/player.asp?player=100117996) of Romania.

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gouci
Jul 21st, 2010, 07:02 PM
7/21/10

182. Cal St. Fullerton gets 4 star Morgan Mcintosh (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player/overview.asp?id=184051).

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gouci
Jul 22nd, 2010, 02:23 PM
7/22/10

- Oklahoma St. gets verbal from Kanyapat Narattana (http://www.itftennis.com/juniors/players/player.asp?player=100090106) of Thailand. She had a WTA ranking high of 870.

Oklahoma St. ended last season ranked #62 and is returning 4 of its top 5 starters. Add incoming Narattana, C. C. Sardinha and Julia Courter to that group and you have a top 40 or better team likely taking up an NCAA at-large.

tennisbuddy12
Jul 22nd, 2010, 07:40 PM
7/22/10

- Oklahoma St. gets verbal from Kanyapat Narattana (http://www.itftennis.com/juniors/players/player.asp?player=100090106) of Thailand. She had a WTA ranking high of 870.

Oklahoma St. ended last season ranked #62 and is returning 4 of its top 5 starters. Add incoming Narattana, C. C. Sardinha and Julia Courter to that group and you have a top 40 or better team likely taking up an NCAA at-large.

No, Nataliya redshirted one year due to a broken leg/foot a year or 2 ago, so all of them are returning :)

tennisbuddy12
Jul 22nd, 2010, 07:46 PM
07/22/2010

- Oklahoma State loses 5 star Julia Courter (http://www.tennisrecruiting.net/player/overview.asp?id=277098). She originally gave a verbal to Auburn and then Oklahoma State.

:(:sad: <3 you Julia :)

gouci
Jul 24th, 2010, 06:13 AM
7/23/10

- New Mexico gets Michaela Bezdickova (http://www.itftennis.com/juniors/players/player.asp?player=100076204) of Czech Republic.

- New Mexico gets Nikolina Grbac (http://www.itftennis.com/juniors/players/player.asp?player=100106204) of Croatia.

Two New Additions (http://www.golobos.com/sports/w-tennis/spec-rel/052710aaa.html)

¤CharlDa¤
Jul 24th, 2010, 06:33 PM
Just heard Marie-Frederique Bédard signed for Penn State. Is that old news or a scoop? lol

gouci
Jul 24th, 2010, 07:14 PM
That's a scoop! :worship:

Bennguin1491
Jul 24th, 2010, 08:19 PM
great news for michaela :)

gouci
Jul 27th, 2010, 05:41 PM
7/27/10

- Georgia Southern gets junior 4 star Alessandra Dzuba (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=199160). She transferred from Kansas where she played #8 singles.

- Cal St. Fullerton gets 3 star Megan Sandford (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player/overview.asp?id=284393).

- 3 star Morgan Thomas (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player/overview.asp?id=282156) is attending UCLA. She may or may not try to walk-on.

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gouci
Jul 28th, 2010, 10:44 PM
7/28/10

- Iowa St. loses from the roster #7 singles, sophomore 4 star Jasmine Lee (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=198906).

- Iowa St. gets sophomore Simona Cacciuttolo (http://www.itftennis.com/juniors/players/player.asp?player=100135824) of Chile. She transferred from USC Upstate where she played #3 singles.

Cacciuttolo Transfers to Cyclone Tennis (http://www.cyclones.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=46647&SPID=4250&ATCLID=204960968&DB_OEM_ID=10700)

tennisbuddy12
Jul 29th, 2010, 03:10 AM
7/28/10

- Florida gets Sophie Oyen (http://www.itftennis.com/womens/players/player.asp?player= 100092291) of Belgium. She has a current career-high WTA rank of 451 and was 32 in ITF juniors.

Amalgamate
Jul 29th, 2010, 03:25 AM
:explode:

Embittered
Jul 29th, 2010, 07:30 AM
7/28/10

- Florida gets Sophie Oyen (http://www.itftennis.com/womens/players/player.asp?player= 100092291) of Belgium. She has a current career-high WTA rank of 451 and was 32 in ITF juniors.
Assume mboyle's other shoe has dropped.
Talked to Ellah today. Capra has told the coach that she wants to come to Duke, but she can't sign an LOI because her SATs aren't high enough yet. She took the test again recently apparently and is waiting on her scores, but the earliest she could come is next January. Duke is also looking at some girl from Belgium who is apparently a big deal but is also considering UF.

gouci
Aug 3rd, 2010, 06:53 AM
8/2/10

- Colorado gets Carla Manzi (http://www.itftennis.com/juniors/players/player.asp?player=100138314) of Colombia.

- Colorado gets Kristina Schleich (http://www.itftennis.com/juniors/players/player.asp?player=100071551) of Germany.

- Colorado gets Winde Janssens of Belgium.

- Colorado gets walk-on 3 star Kristina Barber (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=553838).

Colorado adds Quartet (http://www.cubuffs.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=4212&SPID=271&DB_LANG=C&DB_OEM_ID=600&ATCLID=204969151)

gouci
Aug 5th, 2010, 08:31 AM
8/4/10

2. Nicole Gibbs improved her WTA ranking from 463 to 441.

3. Beatrice Capra improved her WTA ranking from 432 to 370.

49. Kayla Rizzolo improved her WTA ranking from 913 to 901. She improved her WTA doubles ranking from 714 to 707.

- Tara Moore improved her WTA doubles ranking from 528 to 432.

- Valeria Solovieva improved her WTA ranking from 605 to 590. She improved her WTA doubles ranking from 843 to 837.

- Natchanok Saenyaukhot improved her WTA ranking from 913 to 901.

gouci
Aug 7th, 2010, 06:17 AM
8/6/10

28. Maryland gets 5 star Jordaan Sanford (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player/overview.asp?id=194924).

Maryland may be in the ACC basement but by adding Jordaan Sanford to Jordan Hansbrough and Jordan Harvey, Maryland is #1 in the country in having players named Jordan. :lol:

tennisbuddy12
Aug 8th, 2010, 02:03 AM
8/6/10

28. Maryland gets 5 star Jordaan Sanford (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player/overview.asp?id=194924).

Maryland may be in the ACC basement but by adding Jordaan Sanford to Jordan Hansbrough and Jordan Harvey, Maryland is #1 in the country in having players named Jordan. :lol:

That was my 5 star going to ACC tip :D

fantic
Aug 8th, 2010, 03:47 AM
That was my 5 star going to ACC tip :D

I also knew that months ago :angel:

gouci
Aug 8th, 2010, 06:46 AM
Form I've never heard about the Lindbergh baby. Only AARP members get your old fart references. :ras:

tennisbuddy12
Aug 10th, 2010, 06:15 AM
8/9/10

Miami (FL) gets 5 star Kayla Rizzolo (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player/overview.asp?id= 214450). She had an WTA singles ranking high of #909, doubles #707 and ITF #565






Finally released :o When I made that "speculation," I knew she verballed :lol:

gouci
Aug 11th, 2010, 12:33 AM
8/10/10

- BYU loses from the roster #4 singles, junior 4 star Romina Nedakovic (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player/overview.asp?id=172344).

- BYU gets walk-on 3 star Kelsie Craig (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=218581).

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gouci
Aug 12th, 2010, 03:20 AM
8/11/10

- Baylor gets Aya Bara (http://www.itftennis.com/juniors/players/player.asp?player=100089481) of Canada.

Baylor Adds 1 Signee for 2010-11 (http://www.baylorbears.com/sports/w-tennis/spec-rel/081110aaa.html)

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mboyle
Aug 12th, 2010, 04:05 AM
Assume mboyle's other shoe has dropped.

Hoping we get Capra in time for January...

Amalgamate
Aug 13th, 2010, 05:10 AM
8/11/10

- Baylor gets Aya Bara (http://www.itftennis.com/juniors/players/player.asp?player=100089481) of Canada.

Baylor Adds 1 Signee for 2010-11 (http://www.baylorbears.com/sports/w-tennis/spec-rel/081110aaa.html)

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Jesus, how many is that for Baylor now? :o

Hoping we get Capra in time for January...

:wavey: Long time no see!

I think it's looking more and more likely Capra will join Duke in the spring.

Embittered
Aug 13th, 2010, 06:40 PM
Ruth Seaborne (http://www.lta.org.uk/Articles/AEGON-Junior-Nationals-2010/Its-the-final-countdown---120810/) from Great Britain is* going to FSU

http://twitter.com/sarahborwell/status/21085377873

* as gouci predicted

gouci
Aug 13th, 2010, 07:42 PM
The rumor thread gets another one right! :lol: :woohoo:

Embittered
Aug 16th, 2010, 10:05 PM
Well, that didn't last long. I'm not 100% which year this belongs to.

Frog Women's Tennis Adds Olivia Smith (http://gofrogs.cstv.com/sports/w-tennis/spec-rel/081610aaa.html)

gouci
Aug 17th, 2010, 04:01 AM
Transfers belong under the season of which they will be playing for their new team. So your post is in the right place.

My impression was Florida had better academics than Miami. But apparently in the US News and World Report college rankings (http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges/national-universities-rankings) released today Miami is ranked #47 :eek: and Florida #53.

gouci
Aug 17th, 2010, 06:41 AM
8/16/10

- TCU gets sophomore Olivia Smith (http://www.itftennis.com/womens/players/player.asp?player=100073172) of Great Britain. She transferred from Miami where she was ineligible for 2009-10. She had a WTA ranking high of 908.

- Wake Forest gets junior 5 star Kayla Duncan (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=180870). She transferred from TCU where she played #2 singles.

Thanks Kevin. :worship:

Kevin.
Aug 17th, 2010, 06:45 AM
i randomnly saw her facebook today :lol:. Looks like Wake Forest picked her up.

gouci
Aug 18th, 2010, 01:02 AM
8/17/10

- Duke gets senior Nadine Fahoum (http://www.itftennis.com/womens/players/player.asp?player=100028635) of Israel. She transferred from Old Dominion where she played #1 singles. She had a WTA ranking high of 965.

Fahoum Joins Duke (http://www.goduke.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=22607&SPID=1840&DB_OEM_ID=4200&ATCLID=204978106)

gouci
Aug 18th, 2010, 02:43 AM
My impression was Florida had better academics than Miami. But apparently in the US News and World Report college rankings (http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges/national-universities-rankings) released today Miami is ranked #47 :eek: and Florida #53.Just to follow up.

USA college rankings

USC = 23, UCLA = 24


World college rankings

UCLA = 32, USC 112


Why a discrepancy between the USA and world rankings? I came across this very good explanation.

USC REPORTS LESS THAN 50% OF ITS STUDENTS. The footnote is right in the magazine. That is how they got their ranking up. When they were ranked in the 40s they reported a greater percentage of their students, did not have the footnote, and their selectivity ranking was much worse. I believe Princeton was the first major private university to stop reporting a large portion of their students. Other privates followed in later years. Consequently, private schools jumped in the rankings and public schools (who report 100% of their students) dropped. SC made the switch a few years ago and immediately jumped about 15 spots. It is manipulation at its best. I have all the ranking magazines going back to 1996 and I used to work in an industry that kept track of these sorts of things.
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USC doesn't even publish their average composite SAT. They publish the 25th/75th percentile range and play all kids of games to manipulate. I've always got the sense some private schools were somehow inflating their rankings. :lol:
Not to mention in my opinion US News & World Report puts too much weight on alumni donations inflating private school rankings to begin with.

Amalgamate
Aug 18th, 2010, 03:57 AM
8/17/10

- Duke gets senior Nadine Fahoum (http://www.itftennis.com/womens/players/player.asp?player=100028635) of Israel. She transferred from Old Dominion where she played #1 singles. She had a WTA ranking high of 965.

Fahoum Joins Duke (http://www.goduke.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=22607&SPID=1840&DB_OEM_ID=4200&ATCLID=204978106)

This means no Capra for Duke?

Tennisace
Aug 18th, 2010, 02:07 PM
Looks like Duke is trying to give SMU a run for its money ;) One transfer each of the last two years.

I wonder if that means Capra has turned pro?

gouci
Aug 18th, 2010, 04:57 PM
This means no Capra for Duke?
Senior Elizabeth Plotkin was a medical redshirt in 2008-09 so Duke gets 9 scholarships this season with 1 opening left for Capra.

tennisbuddy12
Aug 18th, 2010, 05:11 PM
Senior Elizabeth Lumpkin was a medical redshirt last season so Duke gets 9 scholarships this season with 1 opening left for Capra.

Plotkin ;)

Tennisace
Aug 18th, 2010, 05:42 PM
Are you sure this is true? I know that a few years ago, UCLA had 9 scholarships but the following year only had 7 as a consequence. But if I remember correctly there were some special circumstances to that deal...

If this red-shirting not counting toward the 8 scholarships were true, I could definitely see teams abusing this rule...

Amalgamate
Aug 18th, 2010, 09:35 PM
Senior Elizabeth Lumpkin was a medical redshirt last season so Duke gets 9 scholarships this season with 1 opening left for Capra.

What about kicking Jessica Stiles off the team? I thought that was done to get the foreign girl + still have room for Capra?

tennisbuddy12
Aug 18th, 2010, 09:57 PM
What about kicking Jessica Stiles off the team? I thought that was done to get the foreign girl + still have room for Capra?

It could have been her decision?? :confused: I mean Duke to Kentucky tennis and school wise....:tape: but maybe Duke was too hard?

Amalgamate
Aug 18th, 2010, 10:09 PM
It could have been her decision?? :confused: I mean Duke to Kentucky tennis and school wise....:tape: but maybe Duke was too hard?

I seriously doubt it was her decision. I bet she had her scholarship removed and could no longer afford to attend Duke. Duke is an academically rigorous school obviously, but if your an athlete, you are provided with enough help and support that pretty much anybody can float by.

NB: This is all speculation (well not the part about Duke athletes getting all the help they need :lol:)

tennisbuddy12
Aug 18th, 2010, 11:41 PM
Well she was a scholarship when she came in the Spring, but I assume you are right about no scholarship, no Duke.