View Full Version : Which southern Conferences have potential?

Mar 21st, 2008, 08:48 PM
The SEC is always been a tennis power but conferences like the ACC, Southern, Atlantic Sun, CIAA, SIAC, and others are putting emphasis as well. Which conference do you think, will do improve?

Mar 25th, 2008, 02:05 PM
Southern Conference sample (look at where the players are from):

Davidson 5, Chattanooga 2

DAVIDSON, N.C. – The Davidson men's tennis team continued its strong play at home by running its home record to 6-1 when the Wildcats earned a 5-2 Southern Conference win over visiting Chattanooga on Saturday afternoon at Covington Tennis Courts.

The Wildcats ran their overall record to 9-4 and their league mark to 3-1 as Davidson won for the third time in the past four matches. The 'Cats avenged a 5-2 loss to the Mocs last year on the road. UTC fell to 10-5 on the year and 1-3 in SoCon play.

Missing its No. 2 player, junior Ethan Jaffee (Indianapolis, Ind.), Davidson never missed a beat as it opened the match with wins at No. 1 and 3 doubles to score the first team point. The sophomore duo of Eric Noble (Fayetteville, N.C.) and Sam Burns (Banner Elk, N.C.) won their second straight as a team with an 8-4 win at No. 1.

Senior Flaviu Simihaian (Nasaud, Romania) and junior Scott Myers (West Palm Beach, Fla.) led the way in singles action as Davidson took wins at No. 1, 4, 5 and 6 to score the 5-2 win.

After both Simihaian and Myers sealed the doubles point with a win at No. 3, each player came through with singles wins at No.1 and 5. Simihaian regrouped after a first-set loss (6-2) to take 6-4, 6-4 wins in the next two sets.

Myers added his team-leading 11th singles win by not give up a single game in taking home his fourth straight win at No. 5.

Freshman Arie Hefter (Birmingham, Ala.), playing in his third collegiate match, and scored a 3-6, 6-0, 6-4 win at No. 6 over Hasan Hamadeh for his second career singles wins.

Fellow freshman Walker Lyons (Wallingford, Pa.) capped off the match by earning his third win in the past four matches with a 7-5, 6-0 win over Robert Diamond at No. 4. Lyons sits at 8-5 on th year and 2-2 in SoCon matches.

Davidson remains at home when it hosts Coastal Carolina on Mar. 25 at 2:30 p.m.
Davidson 5, Chattanooga 2
Singles competition
1. Flaviu Simihaian (DAV) def. Peter Sauska (UTC) 2-6, 6-4, 6-4
2. Badr Bouabdellah (UTC) def. Eric Noble (DAV) 6-4, 6-3
3. Pavel Vostrikov (UTC) def. Sam Burns (DAV) 7-5, 4-6, 10-5
4. Walker Lyons (DAV) def. Robert Diamond (UTC) 7-5, 6-0
5. Scott Myers (DAV) def. Gordon Rudell (UTC) 6-0, 6-0
6. Arie Hefter (DAV) def. Hasan Hamadeh (UTC) 3-6, 6-0, 6-4
Doubles competition
1. Eric Noble/Sam Burns (DAV) def. Badr Bouabdellah/Pavel Vostrikov (UTC) 8-4
2. Peter Sauska/Hasan Hamadeh (UTC) def. Phillip Compeau/Walker Lyons (DAV) 8-5
3. Flaviu Simihaian/Scott Myers (DAV) def. Robert Diamond/Tyler Pullen (UTC) 8-2

Georgia Southern 5, Appalachian State 2

STATESBORO, Ga. – In a five hour battle at the Hanner Tennis Complex Sunday afternoon, the Georgia Southern men’s tennis team downed Appalachian State with a 5-2 decision as the Eagles captured their third conference victory of the season.

Georgia Southern (7-8 overall, 3-2 SoCon) swept Appalachian State (6-6 overall, 1-2 SoCon) in doubles action, earning the team point heading into singles action. Senior Emmanuel Nkoueleue and sophomore Borja Malet pulled out a victory at the one seed over Bobby Lake and Trent Constance in a tiebreak, 9-8 (7). Joris De Weerdt and Matthew Sands found their niche as they downed Ryan Brookshaw and Lee Floyd, 8-6. Cruising past their opponents at the three seed were Gregory Bekkers and Philip Prins, who ousted Peter Jacobs and Britton Webb, 8-4.

Four singles wins helped secure Georgia Southern’s seventh victory of the season. Wins from Nkoueleue at the one seed and De Weerdt at the two seed helped give the Eagles a 3-2 advantage over the Mountaineers. Clinching the match for Georgia Southern at the three seed was Borja Malet, the Barcelona, Spain sophomore. Malet took the first set in a tiebreak, 7-6 (7), dropped the second and found himself up in the third, 5-4. Trying to serve out the match, the Eagle went up 40-0, but Trent Constance put up a fight and battled back, pushing the tenth game into a deuce. Malet captured the win, 6-4, securing the match for the Eagles at 4-2.

Last off the court was sophomore Gregory Bekkers who also went into three sets. Bekkers took the first set in a tiebreak, 7-6 (4), dropped the second and won the third in another tiebreak, 7-6 (3).

“It was a hard-fought match,” said head coach Justin Miles. “I saw a tremendous improvement from our players who went into three set matches today. We struggled with three set matches in California, but today we came out on top.”

Georgia Southern hits the road next for three conference matches. The Eagles take on UNC Greensboro first on March 29. First serve is set for 2 p.m.

Georgia Southern 5, Appalachian State 2

1. Borja Malet/Emmanuel Nkoueleue (GSU) d. Bobby Lake/Trent Constance (ASU) 9-8(7)
2. Joris De Weerdt/Matthew Sands (GSU) d. Ryan Brookshaw/Lee Floyd (ASU) 8-6
3. Gregory Bekkers/Philip Prins (GSU) d. Peter Jacobs/Britton Webb (ASU) 8-4

1. Emmanuel Nkoueleue (GSU) d. Ryan Brookshaw (ASU) 7-5, 6-2
2. Joris De Weerdt (GSU) d. Bobby Lake (ASU) 3-6, 6-2, 6-3
3. Borja Malet (GSU) d. Trent Constance (ASU) 7-6 (7), 2-6, 6-4 *
4. Gregory Bekkers (GSU) d. Lee Floyd (ASU) 7-6 (4), 4-6, 7-6(3)
5. Peter Jacobs (ASU) d. Matthew Sands (GSU) 6-3, 6-1
6. David Doverspike (ASU) d. Philip Prins (GSU) 7-6 (5), 6-3
* Clinched the match

Mar 25th, 2008, 02:09 PM
Men's Tennis ACCtion:

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The seventh-ranked Florida State men's tennis team rebounded from its 4-3 loss on Friday night to 13th ranked North Carolina by taking the first six points in a 6-1 victory over No. 66 Duke on Sunday, March 23, at the Scott Speicher Tennis Center.

"I think it was really important for us to bounce back," FSU head coach Dwayne Hultquist said. "Obviously we were disappointed on Friday so I thought getting off to a good start was important [Sunday]."

The Seminoles (13-3, 4-1) did just that by sweeping the doubles matches against the Blue Devils (5-8, 2-1). On court three, the duo of junior Drew Bailey and sophomore Brad Mixson got FSU off to a fast start by defeating Duke's Alex Stone and Dylan Arnould 8-4. The Garnet and Gold wrapped up the doubles point at the No. 2 position as senior Sam Chang and junior Maciek Sykut beat Kiril Dimitrov and Reid Carleton 8-3. Florida State finished the sweep with the No. 27-ranked team of sophomore Jean-Yves Aubone and freshman Clint Bowles defeated the Blue Devils David Goulet and Christopher Price 9-7.

Top-Ranked Cavaliers Top Clemson 6-1

CLEMSON, S.C. - The Virginia men's tennis team concluded a four-match conference road trip with a 6-1 win over No. 61 Clemson Sunday afternoon at the Hoke Sloan Tennis Center. The victory was the Cavaliers' 19th consecutive win, extending their school record streak. Virginia improves to 19-0 overall this season and 5-0 in the ACC.

Virginia took a 1-0 lead in the match by taking the doubles point. Top-ranked Somdev Devvarman (Chennai, India) and Treat Huey (Alexandria, Va.) dismantled Ike Belk and Derek DiFazio 8-0 at the No. 1 position. The Cavaliers clinched the opening point as Michael Shabaz (Fairfax, Va.) and Sanam Singh (Chandigarh, India) topped Kevin Gallaway and Gera Boryachinskiy 8-3 at No. 3 doubles.

In singles, the Cavaliers won five of the six matches, with four of the wins coming in straight sets. Devvarman recorded his 21st consecutive singles win, setting a new UVa single season win streak record, with a 6-2, 6-4 win over Carlos Alvarez. Huey topped Kevin Fleck 6-3, 6-3 at No. 3 singles and Singh defeated Belk 6-2, 6-1 at No. 4 singles. The victory was Singh's 18th consecutive singles win, as he remains undefeated in dual match play. Lee Singer (Laguna Niguel, Calif.) topped Gallaway 6-2, 6-1 at No. 6 singles and Houston Barrick (Brentwood, Tenn.) rallied for a three set win, 3-6, 7-5, 6-2 over DiFazio at No. 5 singles.

Mar 25th, 2008, 02:12 PM
Women's ACC standings (Defending National Champs, Ga Tech)

(Thru March 24 Matches)
School Conference Overall
Wake Forest 4-0 8-5
Duke 4-1 11-2
Georgia Tech 4-1 12-4
Miami 3-2 10-4
North Carolina 3-2 12-6
NC State 3-2 10-5
Virginia 3-2 7-8
Florida State 2-2 12-3
Clemson 2-3 6-9
Boston College 1-4 9-5
Maryland 0-5 3-11
Virginia Tech 0-5 12-7

Mar 25th, 2008, 03:13 PM
In SIAC Men’s & Women’s Tennis Action, Stillman lost to Southern Arkansas 9-0, Fort Valley State Men lost to Florida Tech 8-1 and Fort Valley State Women lost 7-2 in an incomplete match. Stillman also played Delta State and Benedict went up against Savannah State but those scores were not yet reported.

Here is there website to report the scores:

Mar 25th, 2008, 03:19 PM
Here is an archive from the JOhnson C. SMith website of the women's tennis team:

JCSU Women's Tennis Signs Chatman to National Letter of Intent

Chatman will join the Golden Bulls Next Fall
Head coach James Cuthbertson made the announcement

Nov. 29, 2007

Johnson C. Smith University tennis coach James Cuthbertson, Jr. has announced Southwest Guilford High tennis standout Cameron Chatman has signed to play for the Golden Bulls next season.

"I chose Johnson C. Smith because I liked the campus, the people, the coach and I love the team," said Chatman. "I also love the city of Charlotte."

Coach James Cuthbertson was elated at the prospect of Cameron joining the Golden Bulls.

"Her two handed backhand and forehand and all aspects of her game are wonderful. She will truly give the Golden Bulls a boost," he said. "We are extremely proud and privileged to receive a student and an athlete the caliber of Cameron."

"Cameron is an important piece of the puzzle for us," he continued "We believe that she can contend for top honors in the conference and possibly help lead us to a CIAA championship."

Cameron is the daughter of Junius and Karris Chatman of High Point, North Carolina. Her father is the tennis pro at Oak Hollow in High Point and played at the University of North Carolina. Her mother has been very active in Cameron's tennis career also keeping her in junior tournaments.

She was an NCHSAA state semifinalist in 2004, state champion in 2005, state runner-up in 2006 and state semifinalist in 2007.

In addition, she led her team to the state semifinals this past October where they lost 5-1 to eventual state 3A champion Charlotte Catholic. Cameron was the only winner for the Cowboys beating Laura Paulson of the Cougars 6-3, 6-0 at the number one position.

Cameron was player of the year in the Mid Piedmont 3A, All Mid Piedmont 3A, Most Valuable Player at her school, and All State 3A.

Mar 25th, 2008, 03:31 PM
Men's CIAA championships: Apr. 16-21, 2008 CIAA Championships Ettrick, VA TBD

Women's CiAA championships: April 17-21 CIAA Championship Petersburg, VA TBA

May 9th, 2008, 03:49 PM
Here is the story about Georgia Tech player, Whitney McCray.