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tennis_pIayer
Oct 8th, 2009, 11:24 PM
It's started with the ITA ALL-American champs, the biggest draw of the year and 2nd biggest individual tournament 2nd only to the NCAA.
The team taht's looking the strongest is Florida, as their 2 freshman Allie will and Lauren Embree are tearing through the draw. Duke, last year's NCAA champ is so much weaker given that everyone graduated or left and that they don't even have a full team 6 girls.

UFGatorFan
Oct 9th, 2009, 09:48 PM
Yeah, the Gators are playing pretty well this fall. Hopefully they can stay healthy and carry that over into the spring. They actually have depth on the roster. Their top 6 are very strong, maybe as good as anyone out there this year.

fantic
Dec 22nd, 2009, 06:49 AM
I'm a USC fan but I have to say Gators are most likely to win (jinx!) the NCAA. California's 1~3 core lineup is solid but the loss of Ilcinkas, Bobusic & Ravelojaona is..huge. Most of the top contenders suffered losses too, maybe except Baylor? I'm hoping for USC to defend the PAC-10 title but the loss of Fink and Niculescu is huge (they were also a superb doubles team)..And Dy really stepped up this fall (Washington)..:scared:

Tennisace
Dec 22nd, 2009, 02:20 PM
I'm a USC fan but I have to say Gators are most likely to win (jinx!) the NCAA. California's 1~3 core lineup is solid but the loss of Ilcinkas, Bobusic & Ravelojaona is..huge. Most of the top contenders suffered losses too, maybe except Baylor? I'm hoping for USC to defend the PAC-10 title but the loss of Fink and Niculescu is huge (they were also a superb doubles team)..And Dy really stepped up this fall (Washington)..:scared:

I agree about California (my alma mater)...although Marion was really non-existent last year. There is definitely a big question mark at the No. 4 and 5 spots. Part of the reason Cal was able to do so well the last couples of year was because of the strength at those spots. Chang has been a real disappointment in my opinion. The freshmen, specifically Radeva and Goransson will really need to step it up. I would be very surprised if Cal got the NCAA semis.

USC should go deep this year (although I feel like we always say that). They have really underperformed since the arrival of Sanchez, Entekhabi, Andrews, and Kintlser. Stanford will come back on top of the Pac-10 with the arrival of the youngest Burdette and Tan basically all of the players are moving down 2 spots except of course Barte.

I'm curious if Dy and Chan will flip flop the top spot throughout the dual season (to create favorable match-ups).

fantic
Dec 22nd, 2009, 03:31 PM
thanks for the reply tennisace! Cal really could've won NCAA last May. If only Ilcinkas was not injured during the doubles match at the final..I was there you know, since other PAC-10 teams were eliminated early, so I really rooted for the Golden Bears, ah well. :)

'USC should go deep this year'..doesn't that phrase apply to football? :) Those players you've mentioned..juniors..I don't know how they played at High School but their ranking was pretty high, and they did well at the Summer Circuit and the SW R, so..I think their junior squad has the most depth in NCAA, so hope they step up this season..:)

As you said Stanford can only go up (Mallory Burdette wreak havoc at the NW R), and UCLA too, I guess. They recruited some good players such as Hoffpauir & Montez, but I prefer to think USC's Lao and Pulido are better..:)

This season there is no dominant team in the PAC-10, so it would be REALLY interesting who wins at the end.

And, I want revenge on Washington, as a Trojan fan! :fiery:

fantic
Dec 22nd, 2009, 05:14 PM
looking at the recruiting results I'm also curious how Michigan and Alabama will perform in the future, too.

Tennisace
Dec 23rd, 2009, 03:23 AM
thanks for the reply tennisace! Cal really could've won NCAA last May. If only Ilcinkas was not injured during the doubles match at the final..I was there you know, since other PAC-10 teams were eliminated early, so I really rooted for the Golden Bears, ah well. :)

'USC should go deep this year'..doesn't that phrase apply to football? :) Those players you've mentioned..juniors..I don't know how they played at High School but their ranking was pretty high, and they did well at the Summer Circuit and the SW R, so..I think their junior squad has the most depth in NCAA, so hope they step up this season..:)

As you said Stanford can only go up (Mallory Burdette wreak havoc at the NW R), and UCLA too, I guess. They recruited some good players such as Hoffpauir & Montez, but I prefer to think USC's Lao and Pulido are better..:)

This season there is no dominant team in the PAC-10, so it would be REALLY interesting who wins at the end.

And, I want revenge on Washington, as a Trojan fan! :fiery:

Claire going down in doubles was sad. I think someone on the board pointed out that when Cal was at its full line-up last year, they never lost a dual match.

The most disappointing player at USC has been Fansler. She had a stellar freshman year and then since then has played like a mediocre player (like Lindsay Burdette). Its always interesting to see top junior players not be great college players (often the result of them hitting their tennis playing peak earlier). Pulido Velasco and Lao should help USC out. I imagine the order should be 1. Pulido Velasco, 2. Sanchez, 3. Fansler, 4. Lao, 5. Ramos, 6. Entekahbi...maybe even bumping up Lao to 3.

I think UCLA will have a rather weak year again. I've been a bit underwhelmed by Hoffpauir and Montez. Out of those two and Pantic, Johansson, Seguso, and Hickey...they're all good No. 4-6 players none are really strong No. 3 players. Looking at the future, UCLA really needs to recruit a No. 1 player. I'm assuming Dolehide will slide into No. 2/3 her freshman year with Remynse taking No. 1.

gouci
Dec 23rd, 2009, 03:28 AM
... and UCLA too, I guess. They recruited some good players such as Hoffpauir & Montez, but I prefer to think USC's Lao and Pulido are better..:)
You left out UCLA's biggest addition for this season. If you haven't heard yet Noelle Hickey is transferring from Georgia Tech to join UCLA in the Spring of 2010. That is an example of the exclusive news you can get by following this board. :lol:

fantic
Dec 23rd, 2009, 04:01 AM
Claire going down in doubles was sad. I think someone on the board pointed out that when Cal was at its full line-up last year, they never lost a dual match.

The most disappointing player at USC has been Fansler. She had a stellar freshman year and then since then has played like a mediocre player (like Lindsay Burdette). Its always interesting to see top junior players not be great college players (often the result of them hitting their tennis playing peak earlier). Pulido Velasco and Lao should help USC out. I imagine the order should be 1. Pulido Velasco, 2. Sanchez, 3. Fansler, 4. Lao, 5. Ramos, 6. Entekahbi...maybe even bumping up Lao to 3.

I think UCLA will have a rather weak year again. I've been a bit underwhelmed by Hoffpauir and Montez. Out of those two and Pantic, Johansson, Seguso, and Hickey...they're all good No. 4-6 players none are really strong No. 3 players. Looking at the future, UCLA really needs to recruit a No. 1 player. I'm assuming Dolehide will slide into No. 2/3 her freshman year with Remynse taking No. 1.

Yes, Cal was really the no. 1 team at Pac-10 last season. :) As an example when Cal lost to USC, Cossou didn't play singles and Juricova didn't play doubles.

And yes, Fansler didn't do that well recently..but she did win against Johansson in the crucial duals match and #3 Washington player at the NCAA 2nd round..and she had to play against Cecil at the NCAA -.- Of course losing to Dartmouth player at WAATC was disappointing, but she did decently at the later ASU? invite or something. Granted, she was the highest ranked player of her class in the 1st year, I hope she would step up this season. :)
And I think Sanchez will get no.1, she did win back to back SW R championship, and Pulido lost to Micaela Hein of ASU, I think..but I think doubles is the more trouble, singles spots can be varied per game, I guess (I'm 'thinking' too much :lol:).

Of UCLA, they certainly have depth, and Schnack is as good as ever, Remynse dispatched McKenna easily at SW R (yes, she did get dispatched by Will at WAATC)..no. 3 spot, as you said, might be the problem, but I think they can cover that by doing well at the lower positions..:) And UCLA is traditionally good at doubles too, so..

It's good discussing this with someone. :D

fantic
Dec 23rd, 2009, 04:07 AM
You left out UCLA's biggest addition for this season. If you haven't heard yet Noelle Hickey is transferring from Georgia Tech to join UCLA in the Spring of 2010. That is an example of the exclusive news you can get by following this board. :lol:

haha! you're right ;) she certainly could contribute. Boy, UCLA really has depth this year!

fantic
Dec 23rd, 2009, 04:35 AM
possibly the player of the year; guess who? :)
-------

She is an excellent baker this season..

WAATC

def. Petukhova 6-0, 6-2
def. Frilling 6-4, 6-1
def. Whoriskey 6-1, 6-1
def. Chan 7-5, 7-6(6)
def. Gullickson 6-2, 6-1

INDOORS

def. Chifchieva 6-0, 7-6(3)
def. Bek 6-2, 6-0
def. Chan 6-0, 6-2

What word can describe her stats?

DOMINANT.

fantic
Dec 23rd, 2009, 04:41 AM
Senior's yearly ranking;

2007
15. Fansler
16. Chifchieva
19. Vallverdu
20. Henkel
23. Burdette
25. Alexander
28. Corovic
33. Mijacika
36. Flower
37. Abdala
-----
40. Newman
41. Schnack
44. Borsanyi
48. Tsang
51. Murray
58. Marand
61. Craddock GT
62. Macfarlane
64. Kucerkova
66. Ciobanu
71. Petukhova
74. Zheltova
76. Hyndman
80. Broosova
87. Balda
90. McDowell
97. Petrovic
105. Revzina
108. Zubori
109. Munch-Soegaard
117. Lui
119. Potgieter
121. Lumpkin

2008
2. Mijacika
3. McDowell
10. Broosova
11. Chifchieva
13. Marand
17. Vallverdu
20. Petukhova
26. Abdala
28. Zheltova
36. Borsanyi
-----
39. Murray
42. Hyndman
44. Schnack
46. Lui
47. Whoriskey
48. Niculescu
51. Newman
52. Flower
58. Plotkin Duke
59. Corovic
61. Kaluder
62. Munch-Soegaard
65. Burdette
68. Kulikova WF
72. Mcfarlane
73. Zubori
81. Mizyuk Nevada
82. Iyer
84. Ueshima
87. Stupak
90. Revzina
91. Boonstra
92. Stevens
94. Kobuch
95. Alexander
101. Potgieter
106. Ciobanu
108. Saiontz
111. Woestmann
115. Acharya
117. Balda

2009

4. Mijacika
7. Boonstra
10. Vallverdu
15. Chifchieva
18. Schnack
22. Munch-Soegaard
24. McDowell
34. Petukhova
35. Broosova
40. Whoriskey
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43. Zubori
45. Fansler
49. Revzina
51. Abdala
56. Murray
57. Hyndman
58. Fudge
62. Kulikova
66. Newman
67. Thongdach
68. Borsanyi
73. Kucerkova
79. Granson
80. Zheltova
89. Burdette
91. Corovic
92. Niculescu
93. Redecsi
94. Blalock
109. Potgieter
114. Brock NC St
115. Balda
120. Lui
121. Nedeltcheva
124. Macfarlane

2009 Preseason

3. Boonstra
6. Vallverdu
10. Chifchieva
11. Schnack
12. Marand
14. Munch-Soegaard
15. McDowell
22. Petukhova
23. Broosova
27. Whoriskey
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29. Zubori
30. Fansler
33. Revzina
34. Tsang
35. Abdala
40. Murray
41. Hyndman
42. Fudge
44. Kulikova
46. Newman
47. Thongdach
48. Borsanyi
51. Kucerkova
56. Zheltova
63. Burdette
65. Corovic
66. Redecsi
67. Blalock
80. Potgieter
83. Brock
89. Lui
90. Nedeltcheva
93. Macfarlane
98. Stupak
107. Acharya
111. Megan Alexander TCU
125. Ciobanu

gouci
Dec 23rd, 2009, 05:49 AM
just for fun I'm posting USC outlook I wrote some time ago;
Wrote where at a USC messageboard? :confused:

fantic
Dec 24th, 2009, 07:56 PM
Hilary Barte.

Stanford #1. Worthy successor of Amber Liu. Small but really powerful, beautiful form..
it's quite a mystery that she hasn't been to elite 8 in any of those 3 major individual tournies (WAATC, Indoors, NCAA. Actually
after Lindsay Burdette in her freshman year no Stanford player has made it)

Size is definitely not an issue here. Were McDowell, Vallverdu, Cecil, Falconi, Chan, Dy big players? Nope.

it's really time that she makes it...I'm not talking about doubles, she already made it to the top at last NCAA and this Indoors with
Burdette, I'm talking about singles.

So NCAA's prominent issue may be her..:) (lost to Boontra at the last NCAA)

She should be REALLY motivated..:)

Tennisace
Dec 25th, 2009, 01:19 AM
I think part of Stanford's problem has been two fold: 1) the increasing strength of other college teams and 2) a relatively weak senior and sophomore class.

The senior class was to consist of Vania King in addition to Burdette. And their sophomore class really performed lower than Stanford freshman average especially since they played the lower three spots.

fantic
Dec 25th, 2009, 01:42 AM
I think part of Stanford's problem has been two fold: 1) the increasing strength of other college teams and 2) a relatively weak senior and sophomore class.

The senior class was to consist of Vania King in addition to Burdette. And their sophomore class really performed lower than Stanford freshman average especially since they played the lower three spots.

oh, King was to go to Stanford! didn't know that. And yes, I guess so, Stanford's lower positions were relatively weak..but I guess it's changed now, since younger Burdette and Tan came. And next year's Ahn, wow.

fantic
Dec 25th, 2009, 06:23 AM
I'm also interested in Texas, I've seen them play against Pepperdine and California via internet at the NCAA,
and also have seen some players at WAATC. Ah, I've also seen Maggie Mello at Riviera Summer Circuit. :)
Corovic, Craddock, Damico, Larsson, Mello, Ellis..not a bad lineup. I like Larsson, and Ellis did REALLY well at WAATC.
Embree, Will, Lao, Ellis those Freshmen 4 really made an impact there.
We can add also Colffer of Pepperdine, who did well at SW R (I guess Pepperdine has bright future, too. Bhargava, Walters, Oates, Colffer..). Dunno other region's freshmen players, though.

fantic
Dec 27th, 2009, 03:21 AM
player to watch; Denise Muresan of UoM

swept ASU's core lineup(Brycki, Hein, Abdala, McKenna) to win the ASU invite,

and also defeated Lauren Lui before falling to Mosolova.

I see that she was #3 last season, and in that position during 2 seasons duals result is
19-2..

here is her results at Big 10 championship final last season;

3. #44 Samantha Murray (NU) vs. Denise Muresan (MICH) 4-6, 3-3, unfinished

fantic
Dec 27th, 2009, 05:14 AM
player to watch;

Kristina Nedeltcheva of UNLV, one of my 'finds' at WAATC.
One of the TWO players who've beaten Allie Will at that tourney (need I say more? Will defeated Barte, and had a close game against Gullickson).

another catch was Kayla Duncan of TCU, who defeated Walters, Fraser, Molnar, Seuss, and who almost won the match against Marks at WAATC, and she also won against Ormond & Craddock

fantic
Dec 29th, 2009, 05:59 AM
ITA kick-off weekend 1vs 4, 2vs3

1. Duke
2. Wake Forest
3. VCU
4. Yale
---
1. Northwestern
2. Denver
3. Princeton
4. Old Dominion
---
1. Georgia**
2. Georgia State
3. William & Mary
4. Virginia Tech
---
1. California
2. Sacramento State
3. Colorado
4. Utah
---
1. Notre Dame
2. North Carolina
3. Boise State
4. DePaul
---
1. Baylor**
2. Brown
3. Nevada
4. Harvard
---
1. Miami (FL)
2. South Alabama
3. Mississippi State
4. Boston University
---
1. Georgia Tech
2. Kentucky
3. Alabama
4. Arizona State
---
1. USC **
2. LSU
3. Auburn
4. San Diego
---
1. Tennessee**
2. Vanderbilt
3. TCU
4. Texas
---
1. Clemson
2. Mississippi
3. Illinois
4. Texas A&M
---
1. UCLA**
2. Tulsa
3. Pepperdine
4. UNLV
---
1. Florida **
2. SMU
3. FIU
4. BYU
---
1. Arkansas
2. South Carolina
3. Michigan
4. Washington
---
1. Fresno State
2. Florida State
3. Virginia
4. Ohio State

I want to watch Schnack vs Nedeltcheva :drool:
So I guess I'll 'abandon' my home team's opening game...:p Oh..I do want to watch Coupez play, though :confused:
nah, it can wait till next day, Chifchieva vs USC #1 would also be interesting..

fantic
Dec 29th, 2009, 06:05 AM
from the ITA website;

'The 15 schools that win both of their matches at these events will be invited to play in the Feb. 12-15 ITA National Team Indoor Championships at the Nielsen Tennis Stadium (hosted by the Univ. of Wisconsin).'

wait,,what happened to Stanford?

anyway so the participants 'might' be...Duke, NU, GA, CAL, ND(wow this group has UNC and Boise St..and isn't Redecsi playing for DePaul), BU, MIAMI, GT(ASU..can they make it?), USC, TENN(Texas?), CU(OLE MISS?), UCLA, UF, UW(USC, ARK, MICH..this group is TOUGH), Fresno St?(Florida St?)

gouci
Dec 29th, 2009, 07:59 PM
Fantic I would call it "Riviera" instead of "WAATC" if you want people to know what you're talking about. :lol:

ITA kick-off weekend 1vs 4, 2vs3

1. Duke
2. Wake Forest
3. VCU
4. Yale
---
1. Northwestern
2. Denver
3. Princeton
4. Old Dominion
---
1. Baylor**
2. Brown
3. Nevada
4. Harvard
---
1. Miami (FL)
2. South Alabama
3. Mississippi State
4. Boston University
---
1. USC **
2. LSU
3. Auburn
4. San Diego
---
1. Tennessee**
2. Vanderbilt
3. TCU
4. Texas
---
1. Clemson
2. Mississippi
3. Illinois
4. Texas A&M
---
1. Florida **
2. SMU
3. FIU
4. BYU
---
1. Arkansas
2. South Carolina
3. Michigan
4. Washington
---
1. Fresno State
2. Florida State
3. Virginia
4. Ohio State

Chifchieva vs USC #1 would also be interesting..
What makes you think Auburn will beat LSU?

Opening round

- I won't be surprised if Ohio St. beats Fresno St. in the opening round.

- Duke vs Yale with new additions Elizabeth Epstein, Sarah Guzick and Stephanie Kent will be interesting.

- Baylor vs Harvard with new additions Hideko Tachibana, Kristin Norton, Sophie Chang and Alexandra Lehman will be interesting.

- It will be interesting to see if Denver and South Alabama will be able to field a full lineup of 6 players. :lol:


Advancing

- Fresno St. will not advance. They may be fighting to get an NCAA at-large this season.

- TCU with new additions Megan Alexander and Shalini Sahoo is my dark horse to advance from the TN location.

- Others capable of pulling upsets and advancing are Illinois and Michigan.

- Florida will not have a bye against SMU who adds 3 foreigners to reinforce Marta Lesniak and Aleksandra Malyarchikova. I'm predicting SMU to crack the top 16 and host a regional this season.

fantic
Dec 29th, 2009, 11:39 PM
:Well I thought fans coming HERE would know what WAATC means :lol:
And you're right, no guarantee Auburn will beat LSU, just wanted to watch Chifchieva vs USC #1 matchup :)

And, yes, Fresno St. is much weaker this season, with Gloria, Rowe out..

I have absolutely NO idea of new recruits (just saw NCAA & WAATC!, that's all), so no comment :worship:

although I saw Sophie Chang at Riviera summer circuit.

Marta Lesniak of SMU REALLY harassed Mijacika at NCAA, but the doubles weren't that impressive.
I'll still wager my 10 cents that UF will advance :)

Nearly EVERY top teams last season suffered losses, so if your prediction about newcomers are correct, it'll be REALLY interesting..

(and again, what happened to Stanford? Are they not participating?)

fantic
Dec 30th, 2009, 02:06 AM
Hilary Barte.

Stanford #1. Worthy successor of Amber Liu. Small but really powerful, beautiful form..
it's quite a mystery that she hasn't been to elite 8 in any of those 3 major individual tournies (WAATC, Indoors, NCAA. Actually
after Lindsay Burdette in her freshman year no Stanford player has made it)

Size is definitely not an issue here. Were McDowell, Vallverdu, Cecil, Falconi, Chan, Dy big players? Nope.

it's really time that she makes it...I'm not talking about doubles, she already made it to the top at last NCAA and this Indoors with
Burdette, I'm talking about singles.

So NCAA's prominent issue may be her..:) (lost to Boontra at the last NCAA)

She should be REALLY motivated..:)

Barte lost to..

Rose at 08 WAATC
Fink at Ojai (Pac-10 Championship)
Boonstra at NCAA
Will at 09 WAATC
Dy at 09 Indoors

Most of them are bigger players, and Fink, Boonstra & Will have good defence..

maybe the 'bigger shield' is effective against 'small lance' (Barte is VERY powerful and QUITE aggressive) :)

Juricova, to whom Barte is a nemesis, is big but not necessary good at defence..I think.

If Barte stays next year, I'll match Christian against her..:) (and Burdette vs Sanchez, similar size, although I dunno B's style..saw her play doubles at WAATC but wasn't impressed..)

fantic
Dec 30th, 2009, 02:21 AM
I dunno if I should post this at this thread;

at WAATC (Riviera);

Megan Fudge vs Alexandra Poorta

Fudge was a high-ranked player who I haven't seen at the NCAA, so I was quite curious about her style.
Her play at doubles wasn't bad either.

But I..didn't know they both were one of a kind...

I knew what to expect from Poorta, having been present at WCC last season, but Fudge..
was even MORE defensive-minded than P, if that is possible :eek:

Poorta actually was the more offensive one!

So NATURALLY the tempo was 'excruciatingly' slow, so I had to leave to watch other games..:lol:

I also noticed Juricova's match was pretty slow...she just doesn't hurry at all during intervals :lol:

When she's not serving, after each point, she 'kindly' collects all the balls around and gives it back to the opponent,
in slow motion :lol:

fantic
Dec 30th, 2009, 02:33 AM
elite 8 of 2 individual tourneys are (I put the winner of Q first, like Falconi def. Whoriskey so put in that order)

Falconi Whoriskey Chan Cossou Juricova Embree Gullickson Will

Dy Petukhova Juricova Thongdach Broosova Cossou Falconi Chan

Quite a big change from last season.

Falconi, Chan, Cossou, Juricova advanced to elite 8 in BOTH tourneys

I guess Falconi, Juricova, Gullickson are the current 'triumvirate' :)

And Mosolova's 4 consecutive elite 8 appearance stopped at WAATC..by Whoriskey.

If Cossou hadn't lost to Miseviciute at last NCAA, she would've have appeared in elite 8 5 in a row..

(but Cossou's limit might be just that, elite 8..)

fantic
Dec 30th, 2009, 03:10 AM
ITA Kickoff/Indoors

Stanford, LB, UCI (and BYU as always due to Sunday requirement) all opted not to play this year.


It is my understanding that a solid majority of the west coast coaches dislike this ITA Kickoff format and that there is a proposal to kill this off after the 2011 season. The costs of last flights (not reimbursed) is big for the top schools and all the schools find the match ups are nothing special ... and nobody wants to go to Waco which seems to always be left at the end.

And given the state of the tennis budgets right now (cuts cuts cuts)... a lot of schools really can't afford extra cross country travel right now. They'd prefer to save the money for their spring break 'outdoor' trips where they are less likely to run into bad weather and better prepare for their outdoor season.

Anyway, that's the word I heard. Could be gone after 2011 in it's present format.

yes, I guess cost-wise it must be difficult..thanks for the info!

fantic
Dec 30th, 2009, 03:27 AM
also wrote this some time ago..about Cossou (did I post this already?)

I was surprised that Cossou folded so easily against Broosova after defeating
Schnack comfortably.
So conducted a little research..

Cossou lost to..
2009~2010
Broosova def. Cossou 6-2, 6-1
M. Burdette def. Cossou 6-0, 6-4 NW R
Chan def. Cossou 6-4, 7-6(1) WAATC
---
2008~2009
Miseviciute def. Cossou 7-5, 7-5 (NCAA)
No. 38 Kristy Frilling (NDU) def. No. 26 Marina Cossou (CAL) 6-1, 6-1 NCAA TEAM

Natasha Marks (ARIZ) def. No. 28 Marina Cossou (CAL) 6-2, 7-5 (PAC10)
Petukhova def. Cossou 6-4, 6-4
McDowell def. Cossou 6-0, 6-3
Mijacika def. Cossou 3-6, 6-0, 6-2
Dy def Cossou 6-1, 6-7(5), 6-3
Mijacika def. Cossou 6-4, 6-2 (INDOORS)
Gloria def. Cossou 3-6, 7-5, 6-1 (NW R)
Chifchieva def. Cossou 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 (WAATC)
Poorta def. Cossou 1-6, 6-4, 6-4 (Cal Invite)
---
2007~2008
Zemenova def. Cossou 6-4, 6-1 (NCAA)
Rose def. Cossou 7-5, 6-4 (NCAA TEAM)
Abdala def. Cossou 6-0, 6-2 (PAC 10)
Barte def. Cossou 6-1, 6-3
Steinberg def. Cossou 6-4, 0-6, 6-3
Fink def. Cossou 6-1, 0-6, 6-3
Nguyen def. Cossou 6-2, 6-1
Rose def. Cossou 6-4, 6-3 (TEAM INDOORS)
Barte def. Cossou 6-3, 6-2 (NW R)
----
I 'think' Cossou is vulnerable to power-players, or aggressive ones..

Barte, Mijacika, McDowell, Petukhova, Marks, Frilling (I've never seen Cossou get that upset..she thrashed the ball to the drape when losing a point and returning to bench..near the end)..dunno Mallory Burdette's style, and C also struggled against L. Burdette at the last Pac-10 duals match( L was quite aggressive at that game)..and Broosova, too..

Incidently I think BU might go far..they are one of the few top teams who mad 'minor' losses, their core lineup is intact, unlike Duke, NU, CAL..like ND, they might not have a 'top top' player, but their 'depth' is their strength..

gouci
Dec 30th, 2009, 03:36 AM
ITA Kickoff/Indoors

Stanford, LB, UCI (and BYU as always due to Sunday requirement) all opted not to play this year.
Nice to see Stanford and LBS following UCI's lead from last year of opting not to play. :lol:
The UCI coach was ahead of the curve. :worship:

You also forgot to mention San Diego St., Indiana and Nebraska :o who are also following UCI's lead of passing on the Indoors.

fantic
Dec 30th, 2009, 04:10 AM
Regionals final 4

NW

Dy Burdette Juricova Zheltova(she's like Nelson)

SW

Sanchez Remynse Schnack Marks

Mountain

Thongdach Esposito Nedeltcheva Doerr

Texas

Ellis Damico Secerbegovic Duncan

Central

Constantinescu Geibert Lukomskaya Tigu

Midwest

Mosolova Muresan Frilling Redesci

NE

Cao Saiontz Herzberg Bartlett

Ohio Valley

Whoriskey Newman Wu Steinbauer

Atlantic

Fahoum Hardenbergh Vierra Stevens

Carolina

Bek Ciolkowski Zsilinszka Zubori

Southern

Chifchieva Njissen Boxx McClane

SE

Will Vallverdu Scharle Gilchrist

fantic
Dec 30th, 2009, 03:25 PM
It will be interesting to see if Denver and South Alabama will be able to field a full lineup of 6 players. :lol:



I also 'discovered' Ute Schnoy of Denver at WAATC Riviera and she was good! :D

fantic
Dec 30th, 2009, 03:44 PM
does anybody know if Miami's Julia Cohen will play in the spring? She is on the roster at the website, but didn't participate at all in the fall...just curious. I remember Miami head-coach saying after the NCAA that it's possible to build a dynasty..after all Vallverdu-the ONLY player to beat Gullickson, even Cecil lost to G at the team tourney-, Cohen & Eichkorn did really well at NCAA..but without Cohen it doesn't seem possible.. :) (from the way recruiting is going Florida seems to be closer to the goal ^^)

Tennisace
Dec 30th, 2009, 04:33 PM
ITA Kickoff/Indoors

Stanford, LB, UCI (and BYU as always due to Sunday requirement) all opted not to play this year.


It is my understanding that a solid majority of the west coast coaches dislike this ITA Kickoff format and that there is a proposal to kill this off after the 2011 season. The costs of last flights (not reimbursed) is big for the top schools and all the schools find the match ups are nothing special ... and nobody wants to go to Waco which seems to always be left at the end.

And given the state of the tennis budgets right now (cuts cuts cuts)... a lot of schools really can't afford extra cross country travel right now. They'd prefer to save the money for their spring break 'outdoor' trips where they are less likely to run into bad weather and better prepare for their outdoor season.

Anyway, that's the word I heard. Could be gone after 2011 in it's present format.

While I understand some of that logic I don't understand Stanford's rationale considering its practically guaranteed to host every year. The men are playing the Kick-Off (and hosting) too. I know Coach Lele has also made a stink about the fall tournaments and the individual Indoor tournament. She said it was too early in the year and took too much time away from the studies of the students. However, of course they sent Barte/Burdette.

I don't buy the cost argument at Stanford considering it has lots of wealthy donors (I understand the times) but its in a much better financial situation than most colleges.

Tennisace
Jan 1st, 2010, 02:26 AM
I just came across a tournament that was played at the beginning of August. Its a mix of current, former, and future college players. It includes players like Tsay, Ellis, Radeva, Burdette, Chang, Matzenauer, Poorta, De Bruycker, Montez, Ramos, Sanchez, Tatsuno, Mahtani, and Schnack.

Tsay came away with the title over Ellis in three sets.

Fantic, Ramos beat Radeva 7-5, 6-4 hopefully Nelly will get her revenge in the spring duals :)

http://tennislink.usta.com/Tournaments/Draws/EventDraw.aspx?T=70430&E=2

fantic
Jan 1st, 2010, 03:46 AM
I just came across a tournament that was played at the beginning of August. Its a mix of current, former, and future college players. It includes players like Tsay, Ellis, Radeva, Burdette, Chang, Matzenauer, Poorta, De Bruycker, Montez, Ramos, Sanchez, Tatsuno, Mahtani, and Schnack.

Tsay came away with the title over Ellis in three sets.

Fantic, Ramos beat Radeva 7-5, 6-4 hopefully Nelly will get her revenge in the spring duals :)

http://tennislink.usta.com/Tournaments/Draws/EventDraw.aspx?T=70430&E=2

thanks for the info! :worship:

Ellis beat Schnack, Tatsuno, Sanchez -.-

And Tsay's hardest game was against Chang!

I knew Hemm wasn't bad, I saw her at Pomona summer circuit,
but she beat the #1 seed?

Some crazy results here :) , I'd rate Radeva battling close against Ramos also...crazy! :lol:

Dunno if Radeva is going to start at singles, though. I dunno about Davis and Goransson, are they any good?

Anyway, this Tsay..she bagelled Hardebeck today..wonder what her choice will be..

Tennisace
Jan 1st, 2010, 05:47 AM
thanks for the info! :worship:

Ellis beat Schnack, Tatsuno, Sanchez -.-

And Tsay's hardest game was against Chang!

I knew Hemm wasn't bad, I saw her at Pomona summer circuit,
but she beat the #1 seed?

Some crazy results here :) , I'd rate Radeva battling close against Ramos also...crazy! :lol:

Dunno if Radeva is going to start at singles, though. I dunno about Davis and Goransson, are they any good?

Anyway, this Tsay..she bagelled Hardebeck today..wonder what her choice will be..

I think Tsay has pretty much written her ticket to Stanford. Given that Stanford has up to three scholarships, I would say Tsay is good enough to get one of them. Given her results I would be surprised if she was passed up.

Chang is a bit of a mystery to me. I have seen her play and frankly really not that impressed. In my opinion she will never be successful (90% win average) at any spot higher than No. 5/6. She could potentially play No. 4 for California but I think that's a big mistake...that's basically guaranteeing opponents an easy win at No. 4. However Chang has played tough against McKenna this year and I wonder if her game has improved. She'll definitely need to compete for playing time and keep her scholarship.

Radeva should be able to crack the line-up as there are two open spots in the starting line-up. I imagine Goransson has the other spot sewn up. Davis' game will get better in college, but Radeva will beat her out for a starting singles spot. I think Davis will be used primarily as a doubles specialist or No. 6/7 in her career at Cal (kind of like the former Jessica Shu). As for Siwosz, I imagine she will be used primarily for doubles as well. She has shown improvement since her Baylor days and I would say she has a legitimate shot at singles but given she is a senior I doubt Coach Augustus would invest a lot of playing time in her (it would be wiser for a freshman to get experience).

The problem with Cal's bottom three is I think they are at a somewhat similar level (Chang, Goransson, and Radeva). I'm hoping that Goransson will step it up. Cal's single line-up will probably be 1. Juricova, 2. Cossou, 3. Andersson, 4/5. Goransson, 4/5. Chang, 6. Radeva, 7. Davis, 8. Siwosz.

Doubles will probably be 1. Andersson/Juricova, 2. Cossou/Goransson, 3. Davis/Siwosz

Cal is going to have to hope they sweep No. 1-3 consistently against the top teams. The last two years they could get wins anywhere, which allowed them to come back from losing the doubles point. I miss Bobusic and Ilckinas already.

fantic
Jan 1st, 2010, 03:22 PM
Burdette, Ahn, Tsay..if T also goes to Stanford...dynasty again? :eek:

USC should hope to sweep the lower positions against Cal then :lol: Then the target would be Andersson, she's not that consistent..and Andersson/Juricova didn't really perform well in the fall, wonder how both teams adjust their doubles lineup.

And I miss both too. :) Bobusic almost won against Boonstra at NCAA. I was in tenterhooks :) (actually I was rooting for Boonstra..:lol: )

And..I wonder if Juricova can win against Barte this season :)

fantic
Jan 21st, 2010, 09:14 PM
ITA kick-off weekend 1vs 4, 2vs3

1. Duke
2. Wake Forest
3. VCU
4. Yale
---
1. Northwestern
2. Denver
3. Princeton
4. Old Dominion
---
1. Georgia**
2. Georgia State
3. William & Mary
4. Virginia Tech
---
1. California
2. Sacramento State
3. Colorado
4. Utah
---
1. Notre Dame
2. North Carolina
3. Boise State
4. DePaul
---
1. Baylor**
2. Brown
3. Nevada
4. Harvard
---
1. Miami (FL)
2. South Alabama
3. Mississippi State
4. Boston University
---
1. Georgia Tech
2. Kentucky
3. Alabama
4. Arizona State
---
1. USC **
2. LSU
3. Auburn
4. San Diego
---
1. Tennessee**
2. Vanderbilt
3. TCU
4. Texas
---
1. Clemson
2. Mississippi
3. Illinois
4. Texas A&M
---
1. UCLA**
2. Tulsa
3. Pepperdine
4. UNLV
---
1. Florida **
2. SMU
3. FIU
4. BYU
---
1. Arkansas
2. South Carolina
3. Michigan
4. Washington
---
1. Fresno State
2. Florida State
3. Virginia
4. Ohio State



MATCHES TO WATCH;

GT vs ASU ; if the Canadian player is any good, it'll be really interesting..
Arkansas vs UW
USC vs MICH ; Will Muresan keep up her good work?
Lady Vols vs UT ; I dunno the depth of Lady Vols, and I think UT's lineup is pretty solid..

Embittered
Jan 23rd, 2010, 08:49 AM
MATCHES TO WATCH;

GT vs ASU ; if the Canadian player is any good, it'll be really interesting..

Nicole Smith:confused:

fantic
Jan 23rd, 2010, 03:35 PM
yup, but she didn't play the season opener against UCSB..Jordan Dockendorf (former UCLA?) transferred to there.

fantic
Feb 20th, 2010, 02:02 AM
Michigan so far;

def 16 USC 4-3
def 18 Arkansas 5-2
lost to 13 ND 3-4
lost to 4 UF 2-5
def 6 UM 4-3
def 14 CU 5-2

Pretty impressive..and, they have recruited
blue chip Brooke Bolender and 5 star Samantha Critser (pretty good)
so far..

For those who lives in California, they are visiting to play against

LMU Mar 3
PEPP Mar 5

Can't wait to watch Muresan play :drool:

fantic
Feb 21st, 2010, 01:58 AM
FSU and USC's site says different info;

USC; against FSU 3/17
FSU; against USC 3/10

Sure hope 17th is right, 'cause at the 10th I'll be at Indian Wells..

fantic
Mar 1st, 2010, 02:51 AM
USC should keep Ramos at #2 Singles position.

Why?

In case of USC meeting NU at NCAA!

Then USC can switch Ramos to #1 and it will guarantee a win against Mosolova! :lol:

And then Sanchez can win #2, so 2 singles wins guaranteed!! :woohoo: :bounce:

fantic
Mar 2nd, 2010, 02:49 PM
ita results page is REALLY GOOD :worship:

I checked Gullickson's result this year;

http://itarankings.itatennis.com/PlayerSchedule.aspx?did=4&confid=176&teamid=501&PlayerId=78856&TypeId=1&SeasonId=10

it seems now that Vallverdu is officially G's nemesis :lol: from NCAA semi, 3 match winning streak :worship:

Gullickson is the ONLY player to have won against Cecil at NCAA last year, mind you..

Tennisace
Mar 3rd, 2010, 04:30 AM
Julia Cohen has transfered to California...that is California (Pennsylvania). I don't get it: http://www.calvulcans.com/news/2010/2/24/TEN_0224100505.aspx

fantic
Mar 3rd, 2010, 04:51 AM
WTF...thanks for the info. Division 2, though :o It is near to her home, I presume?

desariofan
Mar 3rd, 2010, 05:15 AM
wow whats J Cohen thinking? Maybe she wants to play division II college tennis without pressure so she can focus on the pro tour? But, I thought she'd gone pro full time? I guess she still wants to finish her college education at the same time...

Any details?

tucker1989
Mar 3rd, 2010, 06:25 AM
This is really bizarre. Three schools in three years, one of which is about as random as you can get, although they explain some connections in there. Can she just graduate already? This is actually getting kind of annoying

fantic
Apr 5th, 2010, 05:27 AM
I suddenly remembered Cohen and checked how she was doing;

http://www.itatennis.com/AwardsAndRankings/Results_Entry/LatestResults.htm

3/7/2010 Dual Match Pos. #1 #1 Jillian O'Neill #1 Hillsborough Community College Win 62 60
3/6/2010 Dual Match Pos. #1 #1 Sona Novakova #1 Armstrong Atlantic State Win 7-5, 3-6, (10-4)
3/5/2010 Dual Match Pos. #1 #13 Natalia Ramos #22 Florida Tech Win 6-0, 6-1
3/4/2010 Dual Match Pos. #1 #21 Roshni Luthra #10 Rollins College Win 60 60

fantic
Apr 6th, 2010, 06:26 AM
My MIP of the year.

Nina Secerbegovic of Baylor.

I first saw her this season (can't exactly remember her play at NCAA last season. She played #5)

at Rivera and she was demolishing Pantic, #4 player of UCLA.

THAT was an impressive sight, I was quite surprised, 'cause Pantic was a good player..

Just found out that she lost only 2 matches so far,

to Remynse at Riviera and Ellis at Regional final.

She so far has PERFECT record in duals match.

She started at #3.

Now is #2, and STILL she is winning ALL matches, that's what, 12?

Might be the All Star singles #2 at NCAA if she keeps up her good work at Georgia..

P.S. Honorable mention; Dy, Muresan, Sanchez, Whoriskey, Ramos, Broosova..(Falconi should be MVP favorite)

fantic
Apr 7th, 2010, 08:55 PM
Who is Diana Nakic?

ranked; 22

http://itarankings.itatennis.com/PlayerSchedule.aspx?did=4&confid=160&teamid=354&PlayerId=79745&TypeId=1

Only 1 loss against Gilchrist this season..

In the last NCAA did not participate due to injury..

fantic
Apr 29th, 2010, 03:03 PM
Does anyone know if Petukhova of Fresno State will play at WAC? In the last regular game she didn't even play, judging from the

scoresheet...is she injured?

form
Apr 29th, 2010, 03:11 PM
Petukhova has been out since early February

fantic
Apr 29th, 2010, 03:27 PM
Petukhova has been out since early February

I know, but she DID play a couple of #3 dbls matches recently..so dunno what's the matter.

IF she is injured...won't play WAC AND NCAA? :sad:

Amalgamate
Apr 29th, 2010, 05:04 PM
Who is Diana Nakic?

ranked; 22

http://itarankings.itatennis.com/PlayerSchedule.aspx?did=4&confid=160&teamid=354&PlayerId=79745&TypeId=1

Only 1 loss against Gilchrist this season..

In the last NCAA did not participate due to injury..

:eek: She has been winning her matches very easily! Could be a darkhorse in Athens :bounce:

fantic
Apr 29th, 2010, 05:43 PM
she just lost to

(8)Tamaryn Hendler (BEL) d. Diana Nakic (SLO) 36 64 64

50k challenger at Charlottesville..

fantic
Apr 29th, 2010, 06:19 PM
Just found out that Noemi Scharle haven't played ALL dual season singles except March 26th against

Hana Tomlijanovic of Univ of Virginia, at #4 :eek:

I knew FSU had depth, they had a LOT of ranked players, but WITHOUT Scharle managing to be

ranked within 16th...is UNEXPECTED, to put it mildly.

Their notable wins are; against

#14 Lady Vols, #10 Duke..eh..that's all? are ACC teams overranked or what :p

USC despite defeating #9 Clemson...it looks like the loss to #22 ASU REALLY hurt their ranking.. :sad: