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fantic
Dec 23rd, 2009, 10:10 PM
USC's outlook this season;

just for fun I'm posting USC outlook I wrote some time ago;

Obviously USC suffered the most loss this season.

The most glaring 'vacuum' is in doubles. We no longer have a sure-fire winning top level doubles team. Both Fink and Niculescu is no longer with the team.
On the other hand, others teams in the PAC-10 has at least 1 team;

Cal; Andersson/Juricova
UCLA; Remynse/Schnack
STAN; Barte/Burdette
WASH; Ardies/Dy
ASU; Hein/McKenna (in the SW Regional they split this team)
UA; Marks/Rietsch

Last year USC's double squad was;

Fink/Niculescu
Sanchez/Ramos
Fansler/Kinstler

This lineup was super-crucial to USC's success in taking the PAC-10 champ.
(S/R & F/K did a terrific job against UCLA, and Andrew substituted Sanchez beautifully against Stanford).

Now I see that they're trying a different line-up;

Pulido/Sanchez was tested both in WAATC & SW Regional (so I guess it stays on?) They lost to Ardies/Dy at WAATC.

Fansler/Kinstler(the same) in WAATC

In SW Regional;

Lao/Kinstler; lost to PEP
Andrews/Entekhabi lost in the MD but claimed consolation champ
P/S lost to Brown/Hein(ASU) in a heartbreaker. (MP !_!)

Not a bad outcome, I guess.
And this area certainly has a lot of room for improvement.

In singles USC also did pretty well.

Ramos, Entekhabi, Andrews, Kinstler all had solid results at Summer Collegiate Circuit. (although Ramos did lose to Montez at SBTC)
Ramos and Lao were REALLY good at WAATC
Sanchez, Lao, Ramos were in elite 8 in SW Regional, Sanchez winning 2 yrs in a row.
Andrews & Kinstler reached consolation final 4. (Andrews lost to Hoffpauir)
Too bad there was no upset in Entekhabi ; Remynse & Ramos ; Schnack, but that's that.

Sanchez would be no. 1
and who will be no. 2 & 3? Fansler? Ramos? Lao?
I think Fansler should be no. 3, as in the UCLA match.

no. 3 of the rivals;

CAL; Andersson
STAN; dunno(Nguyen graduate), maybe M. Burdette?
UCLA; Johansson
WASH; Ardies
ASU; Hein (but where is Abdala?)

Yes, I think Fansler should definitely play no. 3.

Now no. 2 of the rivals;

CAL; Cossou (perennial elite 8 in EVERY kind of tourney, the MOST consistent Junior in the NATION, defeated Boonstra at WAATC)

STAN; Burdette (harassed Cossou at the last duals match last year). but dunno, her little sister might take it, who had a monster performance in NW R, beating AP & Cossou)

UCLA; Remynse (defeated Secerbegovic - who was really good at WAATC & Texas regional finalist - bagelled by Will at the WAATC, but rebounded by bageling McKenna at SW R)

WASH;Dy - defeated Barte & Juricova to claim NW R champ. -.-;;;;;

ASU; Abdala or Hein. Hein had an impressive performance at SW R, defeating Coupez and harassing Marks at Q.

UA; Landsman. REALLY harassed Schnack at SW R.

No easy opponent in this slot. Dunno, either Ramos or Lao will be fine, I guess.

But I think USC's real strength lies in 4~6 position.

Ramos & Lao surely would dominate in no. 4 (no. 4 was always one of the most solid positions. Matias, Niculescu..)
Pulido defeated McKenna at Cal Invite
Entekhabi won the Ventura CC, defeated Masschelein(UA)
Andrews harassed Ramos at 2 summer circuits & defeated Pantic at the Riviera Circuit.
Kinstler harassed Walters, defeated Simmons(ASU) at SW R.

So USC needs to maximize in these lower positions, and if they can win one or two in the no. 1~3 slot, they can win the duals match.

It will be interesting how the team progress during the Indoors in February and duals seasons.

fantic
Dec 23rd, 2009, 10:11 PM
Pac 10 brief outlook I also wrote some time ago;

Pac-10 is pretty competitive. USC, ASU each lost to UW, UCLA in a heartbreaker, 3-4 in the 2nd round of NCAA.

1.USC Sanchez, Fansler, Ramos

Out; #2 Fink, #4 Niculescu
In; Pulido, Lao

The loss is huge, no doubt (Fink/Niculescu was also Pac-10 doubles champ),
but Ramos and Lao did really well at the WAATC. Pulido defeated McKenna &
Widjaja at the Cal invite.
And USC's Junior lineup is one of the nation's best;
Sanchez, Entekhabi, Kinstler, Andrews.

2. CALIFORNIA Juricova, Cossou, Andersson

Out; #4 Ilcinkas, #5 Bobusic, #7 Ravelojaona
In; Siwosz(Baylor #6), Goransson, Radeva, Davis

The de facto no. 1 team of last year (Juricova didn't play in doubles, Cossou in singles at the duals match against USC), and NCAA runner-up 2yrs in a row.
Also sustained huge loss, but the newcomers are interesting. Anyway the core
1~3 lineup is one of the best in the nation, and neither ones are senior..

3. STANFORD Barte, Burdette, McVeigh

Out; #3 Nguyen
In; Burdette, Tan

Nguyen was a really good player. But newcomers can only be a plus, I guess.
McVeigh defeated Scharle at WAATC.

4. UCLA Schnack, Remynse, Johansson

Out; #5 Joelson
In; Montez, Hoffpauir

Schnack started the season splendidly. Schnack/Remynse duo won the Cal Invite.
With Pantic, Seguso, Wetmore and top juniors Montez, Hoffpauir, still boasts strong depths.

5. ASU McKenna, Abdala, Hein, Brycki

Out; #4 Abdala

If Cako enrolled as promised this team could have been even better than last year..

6. WASHINGTON Chan, Dy, Ardies

No losses. Chan made a splendid comback at WAATC (The only player who gave the champion Falconi hard time). Dy/Ardies is one of the best doubles teams in the West. 2nd consecutive NCAA appearance is quite possible.

7. UA Marks, Landsman

Out; Steinberg

fantic
Dec 23rd, 2009, 10:13 PM
USC against PAC-10 rivals brief;

Against CAL;

#10 USC 4, #8 California 3

March 27, 2009 - Marks Stadium


DOUBLES


(1) #10 Fink/Niculescu (USC) def. Andersson/Bobusic (CAL) - 8-5

(2) #53 Fansler/Kinstler (USC) def. #9 Cossou/Ilcinkas (CAL) - 8-5

(3) Ramos/Sanchez (USC) def. Chang/Ravelojaona (CAL) - 8-0

USC wins doubles point.
Order of finish: 3, 1, 2


SINGLES


(1) #17 Jana Juricova (CAL) def. #13 Maria Sanchez (USC) - 4-1 ret. inj.

(2) #75 Mari Andersson (CAL) def. #25 Sarah Fansler (USC) - 4-6, 6-2, 7-5

(3) #26 Amanda Fink (USC) def. #38 Claire Ilcinkas (CAL) - 6-4, 6-4*

(4) #22 Bojana Bobusic (CAL) def. #58 Gabriela Niculescu (USC) - 6-4, 5-7, 1-0 (11-9)

(5) #62 Alison Ramos (USC) def. Marion Ravelojaona (CAL) - 6-2, 6-2

(6) Leyla Entekhabi (USC) def. Stephany Chang (CAL) - 6-1, 6-1

Order of finish: 1, 5, 6, 3*, 4, 2

You can see Cossou's absence in singles and Juricova's absence in doubles
affected the outcome.
Cal's no. 1~3 core lineup is still one of the nation's best, and doubles
Andersson/Juricova is last season's NCAA champ.
But I think USC can win no.3~6, since Ilcinkas, Bobusic is no more.
Their absence also affects doubles, so USC could win no. 2~3 positions.

Against STAN;

#10 USC 5, #11 Stanford 2

March 28, 2009 - Marks Stadium


DOUBLES


(1) #10 Fink/Niculescu (USC) def. #17 Barte/Burdette (STAN) - 8-6

(2) McVeigh/Nguyen (STAN) def. #53 Fansler/Kinstler (USC) - 8-3

(3) Andrews/Ramos (USC) def. Hansen/Li (STAN) - 8-4
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SC wins doubles point.
Order of finish: 2, 1, 3


SINGLES

(1) #14 Hilary Barte (STAN) def. #25 Sarah Fansler (USC) - 6-1, 6-4

(2) #26 Amanda Fink (USC) def. Lindsay Burdette (STAN) - 6-0, 6-3

(3) #98 Jessica Nguyen (STAN) def. #58 Gabriela Niculescu (USC) - 7-5, 6-2

(4) #62 Alison Ramos (USC) def. Veronica Li (STAN) - 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-3*

(5) Leyla Entekhabi (USC) def. Carolyn McVeign (STAN) - 6-2, 6-4

(6) Lyndsay Kinstler (USC) def. Logan Hansen (STAN) - 3-6, 6-4, 7-5

Order of finish: 2, 5, 1, 3, 4*, 6

Nguyen out, Burdette, Tan in. It won't be as easy as last time. Just like
the last time, hope USC can sweep the lower positions.

Against UCLA;

Saturday (March 7).
No. 11 UCLA 4, No. 10 USC 3


DOUBLES


(1) #5 Remynse/Schnack (UCLA) def. #12 Fink/Niculescu (USC) - 9-8 (3)

(2) #76 Seguso/Stephanie Wetmore (UCLA) def. #62 Fansler/Kinstler (USC) - 8-2

(3) #71 Ramos/Sanchez (USC) def. Joelson/Pantic (UCLA) - 8-2

UCLA wins doubles point.
Order of finish: 2, 3, 1 


SINGLES


(1) #19 Yasmin Schnack (UCLA) def. #22 Sarah Fansler (USC) - 6-2-6-4

(2) #15 Maria Sanchez (USC) def. #27 Andrea Remynse (UCLA) - 6-4, 6-2

(3) #29 Amanda Fink (USC) def. #81 Maya Johansson (UCLA) - 6-2, 6-3

(4) #54 Gabriela Niculescu (USC) def. #112 Nina Pantic (UCLA) - 6-2, 6-3

(5) Ashley Joelson (UCLA) def. #61 Alison Ramos (USC) - 4-6, 7-6 (5), 6-4*

(6) Carling Seguso (UCLA) def. Leyla Entekhabi (USC) - 5-7, 6-2, 7-5

Order of finish: 1, 3, 4, 2, 6, 5*

#9 USC 5, #2 UCLA 2

April 17, 2009 -- Marks Stadium


DOUBLES


(1) #4 Remynse/Schnack (UCLA) def. #11 Fink/Niculescu (USC) - 8-4

(2) #65 Fansler/Kinstler (USC) def. #56 Seguso/Wetmore (UCLA) - 8-2

(3) Ramos/Sanchez (USC) def. Joelson/Pantic (UCLA) - 8-5 

USC wins doubles point.
Order of finish: 2, 1, 3


SINGLES


(1) #15 Yasmin Schnack (UCLA) def. #18 Maria Sanchez (USC) - 7-6 (2), 6-2

(2) #28 Amanda Fink (USC) def. #53 Andrea Remynse (UCLA) - 4-6, 7-5, (10-8)

(3) #34 Sarah Fansler (USC) def. #95 Maya Johansson (UCLA) - 6-0, 4-6, 6-4*

(4) #76 Gabriela Niculescu (USC) def. Nina Pantic (UCLA) - 6-3, 6-1

(5) Ashley Joelson (UCLA) def. #65 Alison Ramos (USC) - 6-3, 4-6, 6-2

(6) Leyla Entekhabi (USC) def. Carling Seguso (UCLA) - 6-3, 4-6, 6-0

Order of finish: 4, 1, 6, 3*, 5, 2

Fansler/Kinstler did a terrific job, and no. 2~4 were solid enough in both matches.
Joelson out, Montez, Hoffpauir in. Maybe Lao and Pulido can win against them. That leaves Remynse & Johansson. Should Sanchez play against Schnack or Remynse?

UW;
May 10
DOUBLES

(1) Sarah Fansler-Lyndsay Kinstler (USC) lost to Joyce Ardies-Denise Dy (UW), 1-8

(2) Alison Ramos-Maria Sanchez (USC) lost to Venise Chan-Aleksandra Malovic (UW), 4-8

(3) Cristala Andrews-Amanda Fink (USC) vs. Samantha Smith-Lina Xu (UW), 6-6, susp.
Order of Finish: 1,2

SINGLES

(1) Maria Sanchez (USC) lost to Venise Chan (UW), 4-6, 6-3, 6-7 (2-7) 

(2) Amanda Fink (USC) def. Denise Dy (UW), 2-6, 7-5, 6-3

(3) Sarah Fansler (USC) def. Lina Xu (UW), 6-4, 7-6 (9-7) 

(4) Alison Ramos (USC) lost to Samantha Smith (UW), 1-6, 2-6

(5) Leyla Entekhabi (USC) def. Joyce Ardies (UW), 6-4, 6-2

(6) Lyndsay Kinstler (USC) lost to Aleksandra Malovic (UW), 3-6, 4-6
Order of Finish: 4,5,6,3,2,1

What can I say? REVENGE. Yes, Chan did exceptionally well in WAATC & Dy won the NW Regional. Ardies/Dy is one of the best doubles team in the West. And, they have no losses.
I want Sanchez vs Chan rematch. Actually I want every positions having rematch.

That means;

Sanchez vs Chan
Lao or Pulido vs Dy
Fansler vs Xu
Ramos vs Smith
Entekhabi vs Ardies
Kinstler vs Malovic

I don't think ASU or UA will pose huge threat..hopefully.

gouci
Dec 24th, 2009, 12:13 AM
Pac 10 brief outlook I also wrote some time ago;
Some that were missed:


3. Stanford

Out = #6 Courtney Clayton


4. UCLA

Out = Stephanie Wetmore
In = Noelle Hickey (Georgia Tech #3)


5. Arizona St.

Out = #8 Ali Van Horn
In = Nicole Smith (ITF 127)

Smith should be a starter.

fantic
Dec 24th, 2009, 06:48 AM
Some that were missed:


3. Stanford

Out = #6 Courtney Clayton


4. UCLA

Out = Stephanie Wetmore
In = Noelle Hickey (Georgia Tech #3)


5. Arizona St.

Out = #8 Ali Van Horn
In = Nicole Smith (ITF 127)

Smith should be a starter.

I dunno how you get those infos :worship:
I saw Hickey at NCAA, so I guess I should watch Nicole Smith, I'm not sure I watched her at SW Regional...if I saw her, I wasn't much impressed, I guess.
Again thanks!

fantic
Dec 24th, 2009, 07:18 AM
And ASU..McKenna, Abdala, Hein, Brycki and if Nicole Smith?(CAN) is that good..Brycki defeated Niculesu and Joelson last season..ok, ASU could be tough. After all, they could've gone to College Station, they were actually on the brink of winning the match against UCLA, just that Pantic went on a rampage at the last moment. :)

gouci
Dec 24th, 2009, 08:38 AM
... so I guess I should watch Nicole Smith, I'm not sure I watched her at SW Regional...if I saw her, I wasn't much impressed, I guess.
Again thanks!
Smith tore her ACL in her knee and had surgery in May. She is expected back by January.

fantic
Dec 24th, 2009, 05:52 PM
USC's outlook this season;


no. 3 of the rivals;

CAL; Andersson
STAN; dunno(Nguyen graduate), maybe M. Burdette?
UCLA; Johansson
WASH; Ardies
ASU; Hein (but where is Abdala?)

Yes, I think Fansler should definitely play no. 3.

Now no. 2 of the rivals;

CAL; Cossou (perennial elite 8 in EVERY kind of tourney, the MOST consistent Junior in the NATION, defeated Boonstra at WAATC)

STAN; Burdette (harassed Cossou at the last duals match last year). but dunno, her little sister might take it, who had a monster performance in NW R, beating AP & Cossou)

UCLA; Remynse (defeated Secerbegovic - who was really good at WAATC & Texas regional finalist - bagelled by Will at the WAATC, but rebounded by bageling McKenna at SW R)

WASH;Dy - defeated Barte & Juricova to claim NW R champ. -.-;;;;;

ASU; Abdala or Hein. Hein had an impressive performance at SW R, defeating Coupez and harassing Marks at Q.

UA; Landsman. REALLY harassed Schnack at SW R.



Now the reason why I recommended Fansler for no. 3 is her size. She's not necessarily that powerful, so playing against bigger players like Juricova, Schnack, Burdette sisters, Remynse, McKenna, Abdala, Cossou, Landsman could pose a problem.
Of course playing against Barte(though she is VERY powerful), Chan, Dy, Hein, Marks, Andersson(also kind of a hardpuncher) would be much better sizewise, so the singles positions can be flexible, I guess.

To think of it Fansler, Ramos, Lao are quite petit players..:)
And after Nelson, USC don't have power-players. I don't think Fink or Sanchez, Pulido, though they're big, are power players..they 'seem' to be more of a rallying type, depending upon precision more than sheer power stroke(I dunno but it 'seems' to me Sanchez's ball is quite heavy, but she's not a ball-bashing type, methinks)..Christian(very crafty) and De Simone(kind of a counterpuncher?) are no exceptions, Santamaria may be a hard-puncher..

So as a endorser? of variety, I recommend Krista Hardebeck for USC :D But of course, it's just my wishful thinking..:) If pushing for finesse, Krawczyk would be an obvious choice, I guess, either of them would be 'my' choice, :)

fantic
Dec 24th, 2009, 05:53 PM
Smith tore her ACL in her knee and had surgery in May. She is expected back by January.

Can't wait to see her in action. Again thanks!

gouci
Dec 24th, 2009, 06:41 PM
But of course, it's just my wishful thinking..:) If pushing for finesse, Krawczyk would be an obvious choice, I guess, either of them would be 'my' choice, :)
Based on Desirae Krawczyk's current ranking, she is outside the top 25, it's very unlikely she ends up at USC or UCLA. I'm guessing 2 years ahead but if Krawczyk stays in CA her most likely destination would probably be UCI :drool: or Pepperdine.

fantic
Dec 24th, 2009, 06:56 PM
Based on Desirae Krawczyk's current ranking, she is outside the top 25, it's very unlikely she ends up at USC or UCLA. I'm guessing 2 years ahead but if Krawczyk stays in CA her most likely destination would probably be UCI :drool: or Pepperdine.

but..she's a blue chip, that's important! :) And I prefer local recruits, so..I don't mind her going to UCI or Pepperdine either, anyway :)
(who am I to mind? :rolleyes:)

Wonder what Dai, Kitagawa, Coy Jones Hunter(who are ahead of her in ranking) have in mind..

fantic
Dec 24th, 2009, 07:41 PM
of the recruiting style of the BIG 4;

I'm 'hazarding' a 'conjecture', no more;

USC

Happy? to say they're mainly local recruits.
Had some South African,Romanian connections such as Anastasiu, Vermeluen, Niculescu (Howard? Joffe)

UCLA

lots of Asians and hispanic?, Zalameda, Lin, Schnack, Montez, Hoffpauir?
has Florida? or GT? connections such as Johansson, Hickey, Seguso, Pantic..

Stanford

did everybody notice that their ace is asian 3 in a row?
Liu->Barte->Ahn
if you add also Tan, Li, Yen..:)
has Burdette connections, Erin, Lindsay, Mallory..

Cal

Dominantly foreign. Babos, Bobusic, Ilcinkas, Ravelojaona, Cossou, Andersson, Juricova, Goransson..
especially French and Swedish? Babos and Juricova are from eastern Europe..
I dunno who they're recruiting next year, no news at all, maybe also from foreign countries?

Tennisace
Dec 25th, 2009, 01:07 AM
It'll be interesting to see if Cal changes their recruiting strategy in the present/future. It's safe to say they've always been the No. 4 popular place in the Pac-10 to be recruited, but having reached the NCAA finals they have finally become a more attractive place. With that being said more American players are interested (as noted by the number of interests in the junior and sophomore ranks).

Cal is going to have to start recruiting for their next No. 1 player. In a couple years they'll lose their core of Juricova, Cossou, and Andersson.

fantic
Dec 25th, 2009, 01:57 AM
It'll be interesting to see if Cal changes their recruiting strategy in the present/future. It's safe to say they've always been the No. 4 popular place in the Pac-10 to be recruited, but having reached the NCAA finals they have finally become a more attractive place. With that being said more American players are interested (as noted by the number of interests in the junior and sophomore ranks).

Cal is going to have to start recruiting for their next No. 1 player. In a couple years they'll lose their core of Juricova, Cossou, and Andersson.

Yes, advancing to the NCAA finals two years in a row is quite a feat :worship: Naturally it would help the recruiting process..

And that's why I'm curious about their recruiting for the current Juniors. Of the Californians Turewicz, Tsay, Olmos are the top rankers in the country, and Olmos also is really good (I saw her at Lakewood this July). Haven't seen Tsay (watched her play on You-Tube. weird serve motion :) ), but guess she's good too(but oops, she's not interested, according to TR)
Guillermo isn't a bad choice either.

gouci
Dec 25th, 2009, 04:11 AM
USC

Happy? to say they're mainly local recruits.
Had some South African,Romanian connections such as Anastasiu, Vermeluen, Niculescu (Howard? Joffe)

UCLA

lots of Asians and hispanic?, Zalameda, Lin, Schnack, Montez, Hoffpauir?
has Florida? or GT? connections such as Johansson, Hickey, Seguso, Pantic..

Stanford

did everybody notice that their ace is asian 3 in a row?
Liu->Barte->Ahn
if you add also Tan, Li, Yen..:)
has Burdette connections, Erin, Lindsay, Mallory..

Ethnicities among US recruits are probably just a coincidence. Recruiting has more to do with family history, friendships and chain migration more than ethnicities.

Ex. Family history
1. Lin went to UCLA more because her older brother Jason played on the UCLA men's team and not because she's asian.
2. Seguso went to UCLA more because her older brother Holden played on the UCLA men's team too, not because she was from Florida.
3. Burdette sisters connection obvious.
4. Both of Amber Liu's parents were Stanford grads.

Ex. Friendships
1. Ramos, Christian, Lao and Santa Maria all played on the same 2008 SoCal Fed Cup team.

Ex. Chain migration
1. Hickey may have followed Johansson to UCLA, both by way of Georgia Tech.
2. Pantic may have followed Wetmore who may have followed Christina Popescu to UCLA, all by way of Canada.

fantic
Dec 25th, 2009, 04:21 AM
Yes, I know that, just wanted to state the fact though :)
But still your information is..staggering :worship:

gouci
Dec 25th, 2009, 04:29 AM
It'll be interesting to see if Cal changes their recruiting strategy in the present/future. It's safe to say they've always been the No. 4 popular place in the Pac-10 to be recruited, but having reached the NCAA finals they have finally become a more attractive place. With that being said more American players are interested (as noted by the number of interests in the junior and sophomore ranks).
I don't expect fantic to know about this but Cal's recruiting strategy has been recruiting 24 year old seniors to be that are ex WTA tour players. :tape:

Juricova, Andersson and Siwosz fit that bill. Recruiting "super experienced" players (in both age and pro experience) has worked for Cal so they may not change. :lol:

Although the new coach Augustus is from Southern California so that may have something to do with Cal being able to recruit better from SoCal.

Tennisace
Dec 25th, 2009, 04:37 AM
I don't expect fantic to know about this but Cal's recruiting strategy has been recruiting 24 year old seniors to be that are ex WTA tour players. :tape:

Juricova, Andersson and Siwosz fit that bill. Recruiting "super experienced" players (in both age and pro experience) has worked for Cal so they may not change. :lol:

Although the new coach Augustus is from Southern California so that may have something to do with Cal being able to recruit better from SoCal.

As you mentioned earlier, connections are very important. That's how Cal was able to set up their French connection with Raveljoana, Ilcinkas, and Cossou and most recently the Swedish connection.

I understand your gripe with Cal and recruiting older players but I don't think Siwosz should count ;) She'll basically only play No. 3 doubles which ironically is the position she played at Baylor. I've always wondered what happened to Henkel she played for one year and then went back to Germany.

Regarding the SoCal players, SoCal tends to have much better players than NorCal. Plus I imagine there a lot more of them down there as well. I've never understood why so many SoCal players tend not to put Cal on their list. Are they scared of the academics? Too cold?

fantic
Dec 25th, 2009, 05:07 AM
As you mentioned earlier, connections are very important. That's how Cal was able to set up their French connection with Raveljoana, Ilcinkas, and Cossou and most recently the Swedish connection.

I understand your gripe with Cal and recruiting older players but I don't think Siwosz should count ;) She'll basically only play No. 3 doubles which ironically is the position she played at Baylor. I've always wondered what happened to Henkel she played for one year and then went back to Germany.

Regarding the SoCal players, SoCal tends to have much better players than NorCal. Plus I imagine there a lot more of them down there as well. I've never understood why so many SoCal players tend not to put Cal on their list. Are they scared of the academics? Too cold?

gouci has gripes against Cal? They're not in the same division as UCI :)
Personally I don't really mind Cal having experienced players, I'm thankful that I can see high level play!
As an example I was shocked to watch Juricova overwhelm Sanchez at the duals play held at USC. But Sanchez had a pretty good game against J in the WAATC, so. ;)

And you're right, SoCal girls are better than NoCal :devil: NoCal recently had..Xepoleas and Critser. They're good players, but in depth they're no match for SoCal. :)
And I'm also curious, if you're right, why SoCal players tend not to go, I've visited the campus and the tennis court to watch Cal ;Pepperdine (and in that match I 'discovered' Cossou), it's pretty cool there. :)

gouci
Dec 25th, 2009, 05:36 AM
gouci has gripes against Cal? They're not in the same division as UCI :)
Personally I don't really mind Cal having experienced players,
Cal and UCI are both NCAA DIVISION I so I don't know what you mean by that. ;)

The issue is not about a player's experience but about violating the spirit of fair play in a player being outside of the age limits and amateur status supposedly required in college tennis. :lol:

fantic
Dec 25th, 2009, 05:47 AM
Cal and UCI are both NCAA DIVISION I so I don't know what you mean by that. ;)

The issue is not about a player's experience but about violating the spirit of fair play in a player being outside of the age limits and amateur status supposedly required in college tennis. :lol:

oops, my mistake. different Region? :confused:

fantic
Dec 25th, 2009, 05:51 AM
I dunno if I should write this here, just a schedule for me (if I have time would like to go and watch!)

UCLA 1/15~17

Las Vegas Classic NV
NCTC Palm Desert

1/19 Cal Poly 1:30 pm
1/26 Pepperdine 1:30

USC 1/14~17

Las Vegas Invitational
Palm Spring Invitational

1/21 LBS 1:30
1/22 UCI 1:30 :D
1/29 LSU; Auburn 10am
USC; SD 2pm
1:30 TBD 2:30, 5:30
2/4 Pepp 1:30

CAL 1/22~24

Cal Winter Invitational

STAN 1/16~18

Freeman Invite NV
NCTC Indian Wells

PEPP

1/18 Cal Poly SLO 1:30
1/22 SF 1:30
1/30 Tulsa at LA? TBA
1/31 2nd rnd LA? TBA

Fresno St 1/15~17

NCTC Palm Springs

1/22~24 Cal winter invite

NU 1/15~17

NCTC Palm Springs
Wildcat Invite

this NCTC, I'm pretty curious, I would like to go there..:)

fantic
Jan 6th, 2010, 05:23 AM
2 Juricova 3 Dy 5 Schnack 8 Sanchez 10 Cossou 11 Chan 16 Burdette 18 Barte 18 Lao
if you count 4 Petukhova & 26 Zheltova..11 Californians in the top 30 :eek:

now I'm REALLY curious about Burdette..

Tennisace
Jan 6th, 2010, 03:28 PM
Based on memory I believe Mallory has had the best junior record out of the Burdette sisters. And I would venture to say she is the best out of the three. That being said Stanford better hope she lives up to the hype and that she doesn't plateau like most top junior players when they reach the college level.

fantic
Jan 7th, 2010, 03:22 AM
Based on memory I believe Mallory has had the best junior record out of the Burdette sisters. And I would venture to say she is the best out of the three. That being said Stanford better hope she lives up to the hype and that she doesn't plateau like most top junior players when they reach the college level.

I saw her play doubles at WAATC(Riviera) but wasn't impressed, so was quite shocked that she defeated AP & Cossou at NW.. :scared:
NW Regional final 4 Juricova Zheltova Burdette Dy..just..crazy :eek: It must've been pretty exciting there

Tennisace
Jan 14th, 2010, 07:45 PM
Fantic, Pulido and Fansler are teaming up in doubles at Freeman.

2nd_serve
Jan 14th, 2010, 09:57 PM
Fantic, Pulido and Fansler are teaming up in doubles at Freeman.

Is there an online draw sheet for this tournament??

fantic
Jan 15th, 2010, 01:25 AM
Fantic, Pulido and Fansler are teaming up in doubles at Freeman.

How the hell did you know that? :eek:

if you want some info on certain players I'll be glad to help :) And everbody please wish me safe trip :drive::drive:

2nd_serve
Jan 15th, 2010, 02:41 AM
How the hell did you know that? :eek:

if you want some info on certain players I'll be glad to help :) And everbody please wish me safe trip :drive::drive:

I can't find a draw, but there is this from the gator (http://www.gatorzone.com/story.php?id=17241)website

SCHEDULE OF PLAY
Friday
Doubles Round of 16 - 10 a.m. PT
Singles Round of 32 – to follow
Singles Round of 16 – to follow

Saturday
Doubles Quarterfinals - 10 a.m. PT
Singles Quarterfinals – to follow
Singles Semifinals – to follow

Sunday
Doubles Semifinals - 10 a.m. PT
Doubles Final – to follow
Singles Final – to follow


Freeman Memorial Women’s Tennis Championships
Fertitta Tennis Complex
Las Vegas

UF’s Pairings Only, Fri., Jan. 15

Flight 1 Doubles (Rnd of 16)
Marrit Boonstra/Anastasia Revzina (UF) vs. Cristala Andrews/Leyla Entekhabi (USC)
Caroline Hitimana/Claire Bartlett (UF) vs. Mallory Burdette/Stacey Tan (STAN)

Flight 1 Singles (Rnd of 32)
Marrit Boonstra (UF) vs. Julia Metzger (UO)
Anastasia Revzina (UF) vs. Cristala Andrews (USC)
Claire Bartlett (UF) vs. Nadia Abdala (ASU)

Flight 2 Singles (Rnd of 8)
Caroline Hitimana (UF) vs. Sabine Fuchs (UO)

TEAM KEY & CURRENT NATIONAL ITA RANKING
Florida (UF) - 8
Southern California (USC) - 9
UCLA (UCLA) - 12
Stanford (STAN) - 13
North Carolina (UNC) - 18
Arizona State (ASU) - 30
UNLV - 41
Oregon (UO) - 71

fantic
Jan 15th, 2010, 04:39 AM
I can't find a draw, but there is this from the gator (http://www.gatorzone.com/story.php?id=17241)website

SCHEDULE OF PLAY
Friday
Doubles Round of 16 - 10 a.m. PT
Singles Round of 32 – to follow
Singles Round of 16 – to follow

Saturday
Doubles Quarterfinals - 10 a.m. PT
Singles Quarterfinals – to follow
Singles Semifinals – to follow

Sunday
Doubles Semifinals - 10 a.m. PT
Doubles Final – to follow
Singles Final – to follow


Freeman Memorial Women’s Tennis Championships
Fertitta Tennis Complex
Las Vegas

UF’s Pairings Only, Fri., Jan. 15

Flight 1 Doubles (Rnd of 16)
Marrit Boonstra/Anastasia Revzina (UF) vs. Cristala Andrews/Leyla Entekhabi (USC)
Caroline Hitimana/Claire Bartlett (UF) vs. Mallory Burdette/Stacey Tan (STAN)

Flight 1 Singles (Rnd of 32)
Marrit Boonstra (UF) vs. Julia Metzger (UO)
Anastasia Revzina (UF) vs. Cristala Andrews (USC)
Claire Bartlett (UF) vs. Nadia Abdala (ASU)

Flight 2 Singles (Rnd of 8)
Caroline Hitimana (UF) vs. Sabine Fuchs (UO)

TEAM KEY & CURRENT NATIONAL ITA RANKING
Florida (UF) - 8
Southern California (USC) - 9
UCLA (UCLA) - 12
Stanford (STAN) - 13
North Carolina (UNC) - 18
Arizona State (ASU) - 30
UNLV - 41
Oregon (UO) - 71

Thanks, though that's UNLV so it'll be little help to me :lol: I hope it's free and open to public, this NCTC..

fantic
Jan 17th, 2010, 05:57 AM
after watching NCTC and viewing the results at UNLV..Stanford seems poised to reclaim the PAC 10 title.
For example, if we match against California;

no. 1 Barte is Juricova's nemesis
no. 2 Burdette I think got better, remember Cossou barely won the last duals match against B
no. 3 Andersson vs Burdette, Tan both are doing fine
no. 4~6 McVeigh is doing okay, remember she won against Scharle at WAATC, and beat Metzger at UNLV.
Doubles might be REALLY important..

only USC can stop the Cardinal...:lol: tomorrow's final match Barte; Sanchez might provide a useful hint (no. 1 matchup)..
Kinstler(last yr's no. 7) defeated Hickey today, Andrews defeated Pantic at Summer Circuit, Lao defeated Montez at SW R..
USC's 4~6 lineup is pretty solid, in my humble opinion :D

Tennisace
Jan 17th, 2010, 07:29 AM
One thing that has always bugged me about college tennis is the whole ladder system. I understand that line-ups are supposed to be arranged based on strength (via challenge matches during the week), however it annoys me when the best ranked player (according to the rankings) is not playing at the top spot. In this case either the rankings are flawed or the line-up is flawed. And well I think its safe to say that both are.

Eventually if a player doesn't belong at the top of the line-up their ranking will fall and thus they should be moved down the line-up. With that being said Mallory should really play behind Barte (Mallory's ranking is actually higher than Barte's right now). I don't know how much stock I would put in the Lindsay-Cossou match. That was Cossou's fourth competitive match coming back from injury. But let's also not forget their match was the deciding match of the deadlocked 3-3 dual (in fact it became 3-3 just as they were opening the third set).

In my opinion the No. 2 spot for Lindsay is a challenging spot in that she will never dominate that position. She has a stellar record at No. 3 and No. 4 but a rather mediocre record at No. 2 (2-1 ratio). And let's face it that does not cut it when you are trying to vie for a national championship. I think she improved a bit last year but I believe one aspect of her game that has been holding her back from really excelling is her mental game.

fantic
Jan 17th, 2010, 08:23 AM
Valid point. And that's why I was disappointed not finding the younger Burdette here :sobbing:

That being said, I thought the elder Burdette did pretty well here so far. She had no problem against
Kinstler and defeated Schnack, had a good game against Sanchez. I also thought her to be pretty steady, mentally, too. Dunno if that IS a 'Doubles' effect, as I mentioned, :lol: or is it my illusion..time will tell, I guess :D

Mallory did lose to Tsang at UNLV..but Tan defeated Grabinski & Marand, advancing to the final..
Recruits certainly are a BIG plus for Stanford..as for USC I didn't see much of Pulido (only SW R), but I'm
pretty satisfied with Lao :lol:

fantic
Jan 17th, 2010, 01:52 PM
Pepperdine's last year #1 was Bhargava, #2 Walters. And Walters was the higher ranked, I believe ;)

2nd_serve
Jan 17th, 2010, 04:31 PM
One thing that has always bugged me about college tennis is the whole ladder system. I understand that line-ups are supposed to be arranged based on strength (via challenge matches during the week), however it annoys me when the best ranked player (according to the rankings) is not playing at the top spot. In this case either the rankings are flawed or the line-up is flawed. And well I think its safe to say that both are.
.

Gaming and stacking may checked more socially than by rules. Tennis is a small world with fans watching with focused observation and intelligence. People know when one games the system, even that they get away with it.

fantic
Jan 17th, 2010, 10:17 PM
I also remember Fresno State vs USC a few years ago, Petukhova routed Anastasiu, but that P shouldn't have played A, her ranking was pretty high, i think(A played like 4~6th position in her last years) :lol: USC protested (they lost 3-4) and it was acknowledged, so it was recorded as USC win. Too bad I didn't actually watch them play, both being my favorite players :lol:

fantic
Jan 18th, 2010, 01:44 PM
result at UNLV.

http://www.gostanford.com/sports/w-t...011710aaa.html

Lindsay Burdette expressed her satisfaction by terming it 'swept' in both Tourneys :lol:
Well Stanford sure seems strong enough. :

On USC's side, they can say that they have an edge over UCLA, I've watched quite a bit of action between the 2 school's players from last summer. Yes, at SW R Schnack & Remynse beat Ramos & Entekhabi respectively, but that matchup wouldn't happen at duals. :lol:
The only troubling result is that Montez beat Ramos last summer at SBTC, but since then Ramos' result is :worship:

UNLV-
Veronica Li (STAN) d. Carling Seguso (UCLA) 6-3, 7-6
Mallory Burdette/Stacey Tan (STAN) d. Maya Johansson/Stephanie Hoffpauir (UCLA) 8-2
Carling Seguso/Pamela Montez (UCLA) d. Carolyn McVeigh/Veronica Li (STAN) 9-8

Of the Top 4 UCLA should be apprehensive. Not too comforting results at both tourneys.
(Haven't seen Cal yet, saving Radeva)

I'll dare predict that USC and STAN will vie for the Pac-10 team championship ;) Other school 's players can claim individual trophies for all I care, but the team championship is USC's to KEEP :lol:

fantic
Jan 18th, 2010, 02:56 PM
I guess DOUBLES might influence the outcome A LOT.

Sure it's only one point, but all top 4 teams are experimenting right now, especially #2 & #3 positions

USC
Dunno what their final lineup will be, they're trying every possible pairings right now :lol:
But Cristala Andrews/Leyla Entekhabi was operational at SW R and UNLV.
And I like Ramos/Lao, they can pair it NEXT season also, I guess

UCLA

Remynse/Schnack is a given, and Johansson/Hoffpauir, Seguso/Montez will fill the remaining positions, I guess.
The results at WAATC, SW R, UNLV isn't all that helpful, YET.

CAL

Andersson/Juricova is having a bad season so far :lol: as for the remaining pairs,

NW R
Burdette/Tan (STAN) def. Davis/Siwosz (CAL) 8-1
1] No. 2 Andersson/Juricova (CAL) def. Hansen/Yen (STAN) 8-4
[2] No. 3 Barte/Burdette (STAN) def. [5] Cossou/Goransson (CAL) 8-2

ASU INVITE
Davis/Goransson (Cal) def. Fournier/Mahtani (UofM) 8-4
Radeva/Siworsz (Cal) def. Jasper/Jochimsen (BSU) 8-3
Keesey/Escobedo (OSU) def. Radeva/Siwocz (Cal) 8-4

STAN

STAN seems the strongest ALSO in doubles, for now;
Barte/Burdette, Burdette/Tan
McVeigh/Li & Hansen/Yen is beatable, so I guess other 3 schools should target Burdette/Tan :lol:

fantic
Jan 18th, 2010, 08:30 PM
one topic...when was the last time visitor won at Taube Center at Stanford?

Can ANY team break that 'tradition'...what is it that makes Taube special?

Rabid fans? Distinct court condition(bounce? weather?),or what? :lol:

this is from Stanford website;

151 consecutive matches (121 regular season, 30 NCAA Tournament) at home- a streak that spans 10 seasons and is recognized as the longest active home winning streak among all sports in Division I athletics. The Cardinal has not lost at the Taube Family Tennis Stadium since a 5-4 setback against No. 4 California back on Feb. 27, 1999.

The Cardinals sure are proud of it, they dedicated a separate post on that :lol:

http://www.gostanford.com/sports/w-tennis/spec-rel/030809aah.html

Well they have to console for the fact that none of the players have reached elite 8 in individual tourneys after Burdette, in 2007 NCAA, and losing the PAC-10 title after the post.. :devil:

Tennisace
Jan 18th, 2010, 08:50 PM
one topic...when was the last time visitor won at Taube Center at Stanford?

Can ANY team break that 'tradition'...what is it that makes Taube special?

Rabid fans? Distinct court condition(bounce? weather?),or what? :lol:

this is from Stanford website;

151 consecutive matches (121 regular season, 30 NCAA Tournament) at home- a streak that spans 10 seasons and is recognized as the longest active home winning streak among all sports in Division I athletics. The Cardinal has not lost at the Taube Family Tennis Stadium since a 5-4 setback against No. 4 California back on Feb. 27, 1999.

The Cardinals sure are proud of it, they dedicated a separate post on that :lol:

http://www.gostanford.com/sports/w-tennis/spec-rel/030809aah.html

Claire should have put Nguyen away last year to break the streak. But all credit to Nguyen for fighting back. Oddly enough the "new" qualifying format for the Indoors preserved Stanford's win streak at home. Stanford only played UCLA and USC once last year (that's where they cut matches as the qualifying counts as two dates). Those matches were played in LA. Had USC and UCLA came up, one or both of them would have broken the steak especially considering how relatively weak last year's Stanford team.

USC is the only team that has a chance for the win this year.

fantic
Jan 18th, 2010, 08:56 PM
oh, was that so? They were desperate to preserve their tradition, methinks :lol:

and thanks for mentioning USC as a likely candidate ;) This season's Cardinals is tough to beat,

but who knows, it's high time that the 'Tree' felled. :devil: Maybe Trojan can saw it off :lol:

Or Bruin & Golden Bear could knock it down..:lol:

fantic
Jan 18th, 2010, 09:01 PM
No. 13 Stanford 4, No. 7 California 3

DOUBLES
1) No. 13 Andersson/Juricova (CAL) d. No. 23 Barte/Burdette (STAN) 9-8 (2)
2) Bobusic/Ilcinkas (CAL) d. McVeigh/Nguyen (STAN) 8-5
3) Logan Hansen/Li (STAN) d. Chang/Ravelojaona (CAL) 8-4
Order of Finish: 3, 2, 1

SINGLES
1) No. 16 Hilary Barte (STAN) d. No. 26 Jana Juricova (CAL) 6-4, 4-6, 6-4
2) No. 74 Mari Andersson (CAL) d. No. 121 Lindsay Burdette (STAN) 6-4, 7-5
3) Jessica Nguyen (STAN) d. No. 42 Claire Ilcinkas (CAL) 6-4, 3-6, 7-5
4) No. 23 Bojana Bobusic (CAL) d. Carolyn McVeigh (STAN) 6-2, 6-2
5) Veronica Li (STAN) d. Marion Ravelojaona (CAL) 6-4, 3-6, 6-2
6) Courtney Clayton (STAN) d. Stephany Chang (CAL) 6-4, 6-1
Order of Finish: 4, 6, 2, 5, 1, 3

Man, I guess we have to blame Marina for her 'timely' injury :lol:

fantic
Jan 18th, 2010, 10:11 PM
NCAA championship contenders' results so far this season;

CAL ; Juricova, Cossou
USC ; Sanchez
UCLA; Schnack
STAN; Barte, M. Burdette
WASH; Chan, Dy
ASU; McKenna
UA; Marks

(Strictly speaking I guess Juricova, Schnack, Barte, Chan, Dy have chance. Eh..Schnack is a bit doubtful, she already lost to Barte, Cossou, Sanchez, L. Burdette..but still, she's the ONLY player to have defeated BOTH Juricova & Gullickson, a feat no other players achieved :worship: Even Cecil couldn't win against both of them at NCAA..I think the victory owes to her slices and dropshots..)

CAL NIKE INVITE
Schnack def. Juricova 6-2, 6-3
Schnack def. Cossou 6-0, 6-3

WAATC

Barte def. Schnack 7-5, 6-3
Juricova def. Sanchez 7-5, 6-3
Chan def. McKenna 7-5, 6-1
Chan def. Cossou 6-4, 7-6(1)

NW R
Burdette def. Cossou 6-0, 6-4
Dy def. Barte 4-6, 6-2, 6-3
Dy def. Burdette 7-5, 1-6, 7-6(1)
Dy def. Juricova 6-3, 6-3

SW R
Schnack def. Marks 6-4, 6-1
Sanchez def. Schnack 6-7(8), 7-5, 6-4

INDOORS

Cossou def. Schnack 6-2, 6-2
Dy def. Barte 6-4, 5-7, 7-5
Juricova def. Dy 6-4, 6-1

NCTC
Barte def. Sanchez 7-5, 6-2

Cossou got bagelled twice already, a rarity in itself :eek:

Barte is juricova's nemesis, Dy is Barte's nemesis..

fantic
Jan 20th, 2010, 02:28 AM
I guess Washington also could defeat Stanford, but their singles 3~6 positions aren't...hell, they did defeat Ramos & Kinstler at NCAA 2nd round, so who knows, if BOTH Chan & Dy can win (not impossible, of course)..

gouci
Jan 31st, 2010, 08:43 PM
I understand your gripe with Cal and recruiting older players but I don't think Siwosz should count ;) She'll basically only play No. 3 doubles which ironically is the position she played at Baylor. Looks like Siwosz should now count, playing above your expectations at #2 doubles and #4 singles. Experience counts for a lot. :lol:

Tennisace
Feb 1st, 2010, 04:50 AM
Looks like Siwosz should now count, playing above your expectations at #2 doubles and #4 singles. Experience counts for a lot. :lol:

I've been surprised with the No. 4-6 singles starting line-up at Cal. Against Sac State, I felt like Cal was too loose in singles and against any other team they could have been on the end of a 4-3 loss.

Siwosz is definitely not Cal's No. 4 player, I think Coach Augustus put her up there to see how she would react/play and by her losing the first set 7-5 well I think that pretty much summed up whether or not she will play No. 4 in the future (although she did come back well in the second and the third).

Chang continues to disappoint. I would be surprised if she still has a scholarship next year. It doesn't help that she can't contribute in doubles either.

Also surprised that Davis is at No. 6. I'm thinking that Coach Augustus is using the No. 4-6 line up of Goransson, Siwosz, and Davis because they are better indoors than Radeva and Chang who's games doesn't translate as well on the indoor surface (Davis has an all court game). I wouldn't be surprised if there are changes after Indoors.

Tennisace
Feb 2nd, 2010, 04:24 PM
Stanford played their first dual match on Friday. Their line-up was:

1. Barte
2. Lindsay Burdette
3. Tan
4. Mallory Burdette
5. McVeigh
6. Li

Mallory at No. 4? Really?

2nd_serve
Feb 3rd, 2010, 04:38 AM
Stanford played their first dual match on Friday. Their line-up was:

1. Barte
2. Lindsay Burdette
3. Tan
4. Mallory Burdette
5. McVeigh
6. Li

Mallory at No. 4? Really?

Well in the Las Vegas Spring tournament, Tan did better than Mallory, but . . . for sure Mallory had a better Fall season. Just can't say

Tennisace
Feb 3rd, 2010, 04:46 AM
Well in the Las Vegas Spring tournament, Tan did better than Mallory, but . . . for sure Mallory had a better Fall season. Just can't say

In today's dual match, Mallory was moved up to No. 3. The real joke though is putting Lindsay at No. 2, that's what I was trying to get at earlier. Tan and Mallory are clearly better than Lindsay. But from a strategic stand point it would make sense to put the freshmen lower in the line-up to guarantee two wins.

2nd_serve
Feb 3rd, 2010, 05:53 PM
You know more than me, but I'm thinking that it is natural when in doubt to give some playing preference to upper classman who have been there and have the experience.

SakiBomb25
Feb 3rd, 2010, 10:57 PM
You know more than me, but I'm thinking that it is natural when in doubt to give some playing preference to upper classman who have been there and have the experience.

I think experience has to be a huge reason why L. Burdette is at No. 2. True, M. Burdette and Tan may have better results, but I think that the team atmosphere is much different than juniors. But we'll see.

urklerlay
Feb 6th, 2010, 02:48 PM
re: Stanford

Correct me if I'm wrong, but the coach had a history of playing the upperclassmen higher up but finally changed that thought when Amber Liu came along. LB played No. 2 last year also.

Tennisace
Feb 8th, 2010, 06:29 PM
re: Stanford

Correct me if I'm wrong, but the coach had a history of playing the upperclassmen higher up but finally changed that thought when Amber Liu came along. LB played No. 2 last year also.

Traditionally what Stanford does is they base their line-ups on class. Freshman play at the bottom and then they move up as they get older. There have been a few exceptions for the super stars like Liu, Irvin, Granville, and recently Barte. However, that is a clear offense of not putting players in order. I also think that it stunts most of the players growth. You were the best in juniors and then you are playing against girls at the No. 4-6 slot for a couple years and then you play No. 1-3?

fantic
Feb 20th, 2010, 01:53 AM
from the individual ranking;

of the top 20, players in the West (Pac-10, WAC..)

Juricova, Sanchez, Dy, Schnack, Petukhova, Barte, Chan, Ramos, Cossou 9 players.

Only Burdette is on the next 10 (top 30), Lao is 31.

McKenna & Marks could also come back within 30, I guess..

fantic
Feb 21st, 2010, 02:32 PM
from Cal website;

California Women's Tennis All-Time Pac-10 Players of the Week:

2006 Feb. 6 Marion Ravelojaona, So. Feb. 13 Zsuzsanna Fodor, Jr.
2007 Feb. 19 Susie Babos, Jr. Mar. 12 Zsuzsanna Fodor, Sr.
2008 Feb. 25 Stephanie Kusano, Sr. Mar. 10 Marina Cossou, Fr.
2009 Feb. 16 Mari Andersson, So. Mar. 16 Jana Juricova, Fr. Mar. 30 Bojana Bobusic, Sr.
2010 Feb. 16 Jana Juricova, So.

and..

'Junior Mari Andersson extended her singles winning streak to seven matches and hasn't dropped a set in 14 tries.'

not a good news for Pac-10 rivals :lol:

gouci
Feb 21st, 2010, 11:20 PM
There used to be a classic TV comedy show called the "Golden Girls."
Well Cal women's tennis is living up to their nickname the "Golden Bears!" :happy:

fantic
Feb 22nd, 2010, 02:23 AM
I found this info on San Diego st website;

last season's media guide

ALL TIME NCAA DIV 1 CHAMPIONSHIP APPEARANCES

1. CAL, STAN, UCLA 27
4. UF, USC, UT 26
7. PEPP 25
8. ASU, UM(MIAMI) 23
10. UGA 22
11. INDIANA 21
12. SD St., UA(ARIZONA), DUKE 20

2nd_serve
Feb 24th, 2010, 06:33 PM
Big Pac 10 series coming up,

Friday and Saturday, the Bay Area teams of Stanford and Cal, travel south and play USC and UCLA.

fantic
Feb 24th, 2010, 08:04 PM
will report from Marks Stadium!

jlk561
Feb 25th, 2010, 12:59 AM
Ha! Too Funny!!

Tennisace
Feb 26th, 2010, 01:48 PM
Interestingly enough, I just read about how the courts at USC are a lot slower than most Pac-10 facilities (besides ASU I assume).

From Coach Augustus' mouth it looks like Siwosz will stay at No. 4 and only courts 5 and 6 are up for grabs among four players.

fantic
Feb 27th, 2010, 04:27 AM
#3 California 5, #10 USC 2
Feb. 26, 2010 - Marks Stadium
DOUBLES
(1) #13 Andersson/Juricova (CAL) def. Kinstler/Sanchez (USC) - 8-1
(2) Lao/Ramos (USC) def. #54 Cossou/Siwosz (CAL) - 9-7
(3) Davis/Goransson (CAL) def. Fansler/Pulido (USC) - 9-8 (9)

USC #3 was actually winning at later point but just couldn't hold the lead. Fansler missed an easy
opportunity at the net to give CAL the win..

Cal wins doubles point.
Order of finish: 1, 2, 3
SINGLES
(1) #3 Maria Sanchez (USC) def. #2 Jana Juricova (CAL) - 6-1, 2-6, 6-3
(2) #20 Marina Cossou (CAL) def. #19 Alison Ramos (USC) - 6-2, 6-2
(3) #75 Mari Andersson (CAL) def. #31 Danielle Lao (USC) - 6-1, 2-6, 7-5
(4) #51 Valeria Pulido (USC) def. Kasia Siwosz (CAL) - 4-6, 6-3, 2-0 ret.
(5) Tayler Davis (CAL) def. Cristala Andrews (USC) - 6-4, 6-4*
(6) Nelly Radeva (CAL) def. Lyndsay Kinstler (USC) - 6-4, 6-4
Order of finish: 2, 6, 5*, 4, 1, 3

It's not really bad news for USC.
Sanchez proved that she can compete against Juricova.
Ditto Lao against Andersson.
#5,6 can definitely improve, so I guess at the next match USC still could win :lol:

fantic
Feb 27th, 2010, 05:18 PM
Cal website;

No. 3 California 5, No. 10 USC 2
David X. Marks Tennis Stadium | Los Angeles, Calif.
Friday, Feb. 26, 2010
Doubles
1. No. 13 Andersson/Juricova (CAL) def. Kinstler/Sanchez (USC) 8-1
2. No. 54 Cossou/Siwosz (CAL) def. Lao/Ramos (USC) 9-7
3. Davis/Goransson (CAL) def. Fansler/Pulido (USC) 9-8(9)
Order of finish: 1, 2*, 3 (California wins doubles point)
Singles
1. No. 3 Maria Sanchez (USC) def. No. 2 Jana Juricova (CAL) 6-1, 2-6, 6-3
2. No. 20 Marina Cossou (CAL) def. No. 19 Alison Ramos (USC) 6-2, 6-2
3. No. 75 Mari Andersson (CAL) def. No. 31 Danielle Lao (USC) 6-1, 2-6, 7-5
4. No. 51 Valeria Pulido (USC) def. Kasia Siwosz (CAL) 4-6, 6-3, 2-0 Ret.
5. Tayler Davis (CAL) def. Cristala Andrews (USC) 6-4, 6-4
6. Nelly Radeva (CAL) def. Lyndsay Kinstler (USC) 6-4, 6-4
Order of finish: 2, 6, 5*, 4, 1, 3

They recorded #2 doubles wrong :lol:

My impression was that Cal players' defense and control was superb..doesn't easily hand easy chances..

Andersson's offense was just..:worship: BEST CONDITION.

Siwosz has a VERY GOOD SERVE, NICE PLACEMENT, scored quite a few serve aces at doubles, which is hard to see at NCAA level..

And I think Radeva got better from Costa Mesa Intercollegiate..

fantic
Mar 1st, 2010, 02:47 AM
ok, USC vs UCLA prediction;

Doubles;

Kinstler/Sanchez vs Remynse/Schnack ; UCLA

Lao/Ramos vs Hickey/Pantic; USC

Fansler/Pulido vs Montez/Seguso; USC

USC wins doubles point!

Singles;


Sanchez vs Schnack; Sanchez! Allez! :lol: (what a rhyme!)

Ramos vs Hickey; Ramos!

Lao vs Remynse; this might be close! Remynse wasn't that comfortable against Andersson's dropshots, so...~

Pulido vs whoever(UCLA change it so often don't know for sure :lol:) ; Pulido!

Fansler Entekhabi Andrews Kinstler vs Pantic Montez Johansson Seguso Hoffpauir; UCLA might get 1, 'might' :lol:

Conclusion? USC wins! :lol:

fantic
Mar 1st, 2010, 04:27 AM
EVERYONE, INCLUDING ME, WAS WRONG!!!

WHO WOULD'VE GUESSED THE RECENT RESULTS?

UCLA DEF. STAN 6-1

CAL DEF. USC 5-2

UCLA DEF. CAL 4-3 (eh..not that surprising, maybe?)

I sure hope USC UCLA won't be another surprise :lol: Trojans had pretty solid results against Bruins from last summer ;)

fantic
Mar 1st, 2010, 04:45 PM
California doing well is surprising.

Radeva won against Kinstler and had a good game against Johansson. I was actually most surprised with her among the 3 teams I watched.

MIP? :lol:

Ditto with Davis, she's a good player, drive is good, can change pace, can attack deep and wide..

AND, who knew the 3rd doubles Davis/Goransson would win BOTH matches, against Fansler/Pulido and Montez/Seguso? :lol:

Cal team is definitely improving..

and that elusive Mallory Burdette and Stacey Tan...when will I get to see this Stanford team :lol:

(Do I have to brave a 5~6 hour drive to visit the Mecca of NCAA Women, the Taube Stadium? :lol: )

fantic
Mar 1st, 2010, 08:02 PM
When will Stanford's winning streak at Taube Stadium end?

Date Opponent / Event Location Time


03/04/10 vs. Saint Mary's Stanford, CA 1:30 p.m. PT
03/21/10 vs. Cal Poly Stanford, CA 2:00 p.m. PT
04/02/10 vs. USC Stanford, CA 1:30 p.m. PT
04/03/10 vs. UCLA Stanford, CA 12:00 p.m. PT
04/17/10 vs. California Stanford, CA 12:00 p.m. PT

or do we have to wait until 2011 NCAA championships May next year? :lol:

Embittered
Mar 2nd, 2010, 07:30 AM
When will Stanford's winning streak at Taube Stadium end?

Date Opponent / Event Location Time


04/02/10 vs. USC Stanford, CA 1:30 p.m. PT
04/03/10 vs. UCLA Stanford, CA 12:00 p.m. PT
04/17/10 vs. California Stanford, CA 12:00 p.m. PT

or do we have to wait until 2011 NCAA championships May next year? :lol:
Oh goodness, I hope not, I want the person who writes the match reports for Stanford to have to find a new adjective.

Can you bank on 2011? Any team spearheaded by Ahn looks pretty formidable on paper.

Anyhow, they're going to lose one of those Pac 10 matches. Even if you give them a 60% chance in each of them, the simple laws of probability say they only have about a 20% chance of winning all three.

fantic
Mar 2nd, 2010, 02:00 PM
Oh goodness, I hope not, I want the person who writes the match reports for Stanford to have to find a new adjective.
:lol:

and I know too, I think that's why Stanford decided to host NCAA next year, 'cause they recruited Ahn :lol:

(dunno if this is true or not, it might have nothing to do with scouting Ahn, actually it might have been

decided BEFORE that, but just my guess)

But let's hope at least one of the 3 teams fell down the 'Tree' :devil:

Tennisace
Mar 2nd, 2010, 02:15 PM
Oh goodness, I hope not, I want the person who writes the match reports for Stanford to have to find a new adjective.

Can you bank on 2011? Any team spearheaded by Ahn looks pretty formidable on paper.

Anyhow, they're going to lose one of those Pac 10 matches. Even if you give them a 60% chance in each of them, the simple laws of probability say they only have about a 20% chance of winning all three.

The streak should have snapped last year, but Stanford only played UCLA/USC once and it was down in LA.

I am tired of hearing about their streak. I don't care who ends it as long as it happens this year.

fantic
Mar 2nd, 2010, 02:20 PM
maybe I should personally visit Taube Stadium on all 3 matches to witness a HISTORY being made :lol:

fantic
Mar 2nd, 2010, 02:24 PM
I have to confess Stanford is my least favorite among the big 4 of Pac 10.

I loved Liu's artsy tennis, liked Yelsey's play, admire Barte's play, L. Burdette was nice to me a couple of times,

but as a team, nope.

Maybe it has something to do with Stanford winning every matches at Marks Stadium before last season. :lol:

I was mostly there watching, so imagine the frustration piling year after year... :lol:

2nd_serve
Mar 4th, 2010, 02:04 AM
UCLA won a close one against USC.

scoreboard (http://www.usctrojans.com/livestats/tennis/Scoreboard.html)

Went down to the match on court three. Waiting to hear from fantic what happened.

Tennisace
Mar 4th, 2010, 01:25 PM
Very interesting article (although I knew most of it) about Cal senior Kasia Siwosz: http://www.dailycal.org/article/108518/changeover

Interesting comment about Baylor...

fantic
Mar 4th, 2010, 02:31 PM
but why is she frowning in the photo if she's happy? :lol:
good luck to her :)

fantic
Mar 4th, 2010, 02:59 PM
ok, USC vs UCLA prediction;

Doubles;

Kinstler/Sanchez vs Remynse/Schnack ; UCLA

Lao/Ramos vs Hickey/Pantic; USC

Fansler/Pulido vs Montez/Seguso; USC

USC wins doubles point!

Singles;


Sanchez vs Schnack; Sanchez! Allez! :lol: (what a rhyme!)

Ramos vs Hickey; Ramos!

Lao vs Remynse; this might be close! Remynse wasn't that comfortable against Andersson's dropshots, so...~

Pulido vs whoever(UCLA change it so often don't know for sure :lol:) ; Pulido!

Fansler Entekhabi Andrews Kinstler vs Pantic Montez Johansson Seguso Hoffpauir; UCLA might get 1, 'might' :lol:

Conclusion? USC wins! :lol:

I was wrong on two accounts, #2 doubles and the last prediction, I thought UCLA might get
1, not 2 :lol:

Amalgamate
Mar 6th, 2010, 04:13 AM
Good luck to the Stanford women tomorrow :devil:

fantic
Mar 6th, 2010, 04:24 AM
I don't really care about the Hellman match, but I'll root for the guests at Taube :lol:

Amalgamate
Mar 6th, 2010, 05:15 AM
I don't really care about the Hellman match, but I'll root for the guests at Taube :lol:

Yea, this match doesn't count :lol: oh well! And I agree, I think Stanford loses their streak (:sad:) against Cal/USC/UCLA. And if they don't...then :worship: to the magic of Taube!

Amalgamate
Mar 6th, 2010, 05:24 AM
Also, I have a vague question about Stanford's recruits. Okay, so Ahn is coming next year, and they only lose L.Burdette. But surely Lele cannot be happy being ranked 14th and not a contender for the NCAA championship? Why is she unable to bring in a few more girls to revive the team? (i.e. Some of those girls like Yen and Hansen are disposable...)

gouci
Mar 6th, 2010, 06:07 AM
...But surely Lele cannot be happy being ranked 14th and not a contender for the NCAA championship? Why is she unable to bring in a few more girls to revive the team? (i.e. Some of those girls like Yen and Hansen are disposable...)

1. Who says Stanford is not a contender? Any team that advances into the Sweet 16 is a contender if they get hot during the NCAAs. UCLA won it a few years ago as a 12th seed if I recall correctly.

2. If Lele is not happy with Stanford's ranking who's to blame? :o Except for Yen seems like all of Stanford's recruits were top 5 national blue chip players.

3. I would hope no college coach would view their players as "disposable." :angel: This is college and not the pros. Players go to college for a degree. Only about 1 in a 1,000 D1 tennis players will go on to turn pro and make a living at it. Besides what future recruit would want to play for a coach that views their players as disposable? And for the shady coaches that view their players as disposable are they honest and do they tell the parents during the home visit they will kick the daughter to the curb if the coach finds a better player. :lol:

4. Plus there are other things to consider such as the Academic Progress Rate (APR). If a team doesn't have a high enough graduation rate they may be penalized with the loss of scholarships. Stanford already lost Courtney Clayton. If too many players keep leaving, the team will eventually be stung by the APR. :help:

gouci
Mar 6th, 2010, 08:20 AM
Very interesting article (although I knew most of it) about Cal senior Kasia Siwosz: http://www.dailycal.org/article/108518/changeover

Interesting comment about Baylor...What's also interesting is that it sounded like Siwosz had arranged Cal as a destination before leaving Baylor.

By the rules Siwosz shouldn't be able to contact the Cal coaching staff about transferring until Baylor gives her permission or releases her. :lol:

Amalgamate
Mar 6th, 2010, 08:50 AM
1. Who says Stanford is not a contender? Any team that advances into the Sweet 16 is a contender if they get hot during the NCAAs. UCLA won it a few years ago as a 12th seed if I recall correctly.

2. If Lele is not happy with Stanford's ranking who's to blame? :o Except for Yen seems like all of Stanford's recruits were top 5 national blue chip players.

3. I would hope no college coach would view their players as "disposable." :angel: This is college and not the pros. Players go to college for a degree. Only about 1 in a 1,000 D1 tennis players will go on to turn pro and make a living at it. Besides what future recruit would want to play for a coach that views their players as disposable? And for the shady coaches that view their players as disposable are they honest and do they tell the parents during the home visit they will kick the daughter to the curb if the coach finds a better player. :lol:

4. Plus there are other things to consider such as the Academic Progress Rate (APR). If a team doesn't have a high enough graduation rate they may be penalized with the loss of scholarships. Stanford already lost Courtney Clayton. If too many players keep leaving, the team will eventually be stung by the APR. :help:


Wow. Someone really misunderstood me. I'll respond in list's since that seems to be your MO.

1. Stanford not being a contender is relative (thought this was somewhat implied). I mean Stanford has won what, 15 NCAA championships? No one would argue that they have severely dropped in level in the last few years. Being beaten 6-1 by UCLA doesn't bode well for being a contender...

2. The main point of this post was to basically ask the question, "what's going on with Stanford?" Such a wonderful academic school with the most NCAA championships of any other school should be able to at least stay in the top 10.

3. Didn't know anyone would take such offense to "disposable." What I mean is that there are girls who are taking up spots (e.g. hansen/li) that I believe could be going to better girls who would really help a Stanford lineup.

4. That won't be a problem. The only academic argument that could be made is that Stanford is not willing to lower their standards significantly to let in some of these girls.


Also, have you guys all seen Mallory play? Are you that impressed?

gouci
Mar 6th, 2010, 09:19 AM
Good to see you here again Amalgamate! :cheer:

Why is she unable to bring in a few more girls to revive the team? (i.e. Some of those girls like Yen and Hansen are disposable...)Think of a scholarship player as having like a 4 year marriage with the school and not just dating. You can't just leave your spouse as easily as you can break up with your boyfriend/girlfriend when you see someone more attractive. :lol:
In order to get a divorce or annulment there has to be a documented reason or it has to be a mutual split.

its_a_racquet
Mar 6th, 2010, 12:30 PM
Wow. Someone really misunderstood me. I'll respond in list's since that seems to be your MO.

1. Stanford not being a contender is relative (thought this was somewhat implied). I mean Stanford has won what, 15 NCAA championships? No one would argue that they have severely dropped in level in the last few years. Being beaten 6-1 by UCLA doesn't bode well for being a contender...

2. The main point of this post was to basically ask the question, "what's going on with Stanford?" Such a wonderful academic school with the most NCAA championships of any other school should be able to at least stay in the top 10.

3. Didn't know anyone would take such offense to "disposable." What I mean is that there are girls who are taking up spots (e.g. hansen/li) that I believe could be going to better girls who would really help a Stanford lineup.

4. That won't be a problem. The only academic argument that could be made is that Stanford is not willing to lower their standards significantly to let in some of these girls.


Also, have you guys all seen Mallory play? Are you that impressed?

To be honest Amalgamate I'm much more impressed with Mallory's game than your last post. You are asking us to read b/w the lines and understand your implications. Well, you are implying that MB's game sux. Nice.

Not saying posters here can't be critical, but try to be a little sensitive since a lot of these kids (kids) are reading tennisforum.

On the other point about your choice of words "disposable"........yeah, that's pretty offensive unless a player is just tanking and not trying in practice. That type of player should 'go'. When it becomes obvious a player is #7 or #8 on the lineup of a team, sounds like you would choose to fire them and bring in someone new vs. working with them and developing their game. Wonder what dismissing those players does to team chemistry, etc., and certainly sends a message to future recruits.

Amalgamate
Mar 6th, 2010, 04:55 PM
To be honest Amalgamate I'm much more impressed with Mallory's game than your last post. You are asking us to read b/w the lines and understand your implications. Well, you are implying that MB's game sux. Nice.

Not saying posters here can't be critical, but try to be a little sensitive since a lot of these kids (kids) are reading tennisforum.

On the other point about your choice of words "disposable"........yeah, that's pretty offensive unless a player is just tanking and not trying in practice. That type of player should 'go'. When it becomes obvious a player is #7 or #8 on the lineup of a team, sounds like you would choose to fire them and bring in someone new vs. working with them and developing their game. Wonder what dismissing those players does to team chemistry, etc., and certainly sends a message to future recruits.

:yawn: moving on.

its_a_racquet
Mar 6th, 2010, 05:18 PM
:yawn: moving on.

When you get there, let us know :worship:

2nd_serve
Mar 7th, 2010, 12:54 AM
Stanford won on courts 1,4,5,6, and swept in doubles.

Amalgamate
Mar 7th, 2010, 01:55 AM
Stanford :worship: (i.e. Barte)

fantic
Mar 7th, 2010, 02:33 AM
so far;

the best in respective positions;

Doubles;

#1 Remynse/Schnack(UCLA)

This doesn't mean much. Actually STAN, CAL, UW are all good.

(ASU too but they split Hein/McKenna this season so far)

#2 Burdette/Tan(STAN)

#3 ?

Singles;

1.Barte (STAN)

Maybe Sanchez but Barte defeated her at NCTC and she has a

better score against Juricova. (S went to 3-sets against J)

But wait..if Dy, who defeated Barte twice this season, play at

#1 :lol:

2.Cossou (CAL)

Or Chan, who defeated Cossou at Riviera?

3.Remynse (UCLA)

Remynse is actually the 2nd best player in the team.. :hehehe:

4.Montez (UCLA)

5. Johansson (UCLA) (but what is she doing at #5 & #6 :lol: ),
Pulido (USC)

6. ?

Winning the lower positions is EXTREMELY important, I guess...

fantic
Mar 7th, 2010, 02:38 AM
Was it my illusion, but I think Barte waved at the camera after winning the single :haha:

Tantrum-wise the best singles was #3, Andersson throwing the racket twice in a row and Tan benting the frustration by

hitting the ball at the drapes :lol: I think A also waved after winning but I'm not so sure about this :lol:

fantic
Mar 7th, 2010, 02:51 AM
#12 USC 7, Oregon 0
March 5, 2010 - Eugene, Ore.
DOUBLES
(1) #40 Pulido/Sanchez (USC) def. Smatova/du Toit (ORE) - 8-1
(2) Fansler/Ramos (USC) def. Metzger/Fuchs (ORE) - 8-3
(3) Goldman/Kinstler (USC) vs. Cor/Skowronski (ORE) - 5-5 susp.
SINGLES
(1) #3 Maria Sanchez (USC) def. Julia Metger (ORE) - 6-1, 6-2
(2) #21 Alison Ramos (USC) def. Trudie du Toit (ORE) - 6-0, 7-5
(3) #91 Valeria Pulido (USC) def. Pavlina Smatova (ORE) - 6-3, 7-5
(4) Cristala Andrews (USC) def. Patricia Skowronski (ORE) - 1-6, 6-1, 6-2
(5) Sarah Fansler (USC) def. Emmanuelle Cor (ORE) - 6-1, 6-1
(6) Lyndsay Kinstler (USC) def. Sabine Fuchs (ORE) - 6-4, 6-3

Lao didn't play. USC changed the #1 doubles.

But winning doubles #1 is almost impossible against top teams, I'm afraid.

Should concentrate winning #2 & 3..

#3 Lao lost against Andersson & Remynse. Both matches went to 3-setter, so she might stay at #3. Or not. :lol:

Entekhabi, who was one of the most solid singles (#6) players last season, isn't playing right now.

(Well at Team indoors she didn't play too well at #5, score-wise)

And what about Fansler? Which position should she play?

Fansler, Lao, Pulido, Entekhabi, Andrews, I still think USC's lower positions are pretty solid.

How to 'juggle' it according to respective matches will be the task, I guess.. :)

its_a_racquet
Mar 7th, 2010, 12:16 PM
Amalgamate - noticed you didn't comment about Mallory's win against a pretty good player yesterday :confused:

Fantic's comment about the match on another thread:


4. No. 28 Mallory Burdette (STAN) def. Kasia Siwosz (CAL) 6-0, 6-1

Burdette is good. Didn't watch the match after first 4 games or something.

Before I thought maybe you were a tennis fan/parent just being critical, but now am thinking maybe you're a player who lost to her or something like that. Anyway, I think she is a very good player!

Amalgamate
Mar 7th, 2010, 11:37 PM
Amalgamate - noticed you didn't comment about Mallory's win against a pretty good player yesterday :confused:

Fantic's comment about the match on another thread:


4. No. 28 Mallory Burdette (STAN) def. Kasia Siwosz (CAL) 6-0, 6-1

Burdette is good. Didn't watch the match after first 4 games or something.

Before I thought maybe you were a tennis fan/parent just being critical, but now am thinking maybe you're a player who lost to her or something like that. Anyway, I think she is a very good player!


I saw that match. Mallory played well, kept her error downs and let Siwosz (who is clearly not Cal's 4th best player) miss forehands about 5 feet long. I think her antics on the court need to change though. She's quite abrasive and a poor representation of Stanford athletics. But um yea, I am a player. I'm heading to a D1 school in the fall, people on here know that. I've played Mallory once in doubles several years back. I lost in a decently close match but I am in no way bitter about that loss. I do not like Lindsay or Mallory mainly for my interactions with them offcourt, I won't keep that a secret. And obviously Mallory is a good player, but personally I don't think she's amazing like some people on here think or in that great of shape. Sorry, Ive never been impressed with her.

fantic
Mar 8th, 2010, 11:25 AM
Yesterday Oscar honored Horror movies...

Anybody who watched CAL vs STAN match on the webcam must've had experience a bit of the 'feeling'.

at cam #2 & #4 a SPIDER was visible :lol:

2nd_serve
Mar 8th, 2010, 03:55 PM
USC (http://www.usctrojans.com/sports/w-tennis/usc-w-tennis-body.html) vs Baylor (http://baylorbears.cstv.com/sports/w-tennis/bay-w-tennis-body.html)could be a good match.

And

UCLA (http://www.uclabruins.com/sports/w-tennis/ucla-w-tennis-body.html) vs Baylor on Wednesday

Its now up to UCLA !!


USC results
Singles competition
1. #3 Maria Sanchez (USC) def. #8 Lenka Broosova (BU) 6-2, 4-6, 7-6 (7-5)
2. #41 Nina Secerbegovic (BU) def. #21 Alison Ramos (USC) 6-1, 6-7 (5-7), 6-3
3. #98 Taylor Ormond (BU) def. #22 Danielle Lao (USC) 6-2, 7-5
4. #53 Csilla Borsanyi (BU) def. #91 Valeria Pulido (USC) 6-3, 6-3
5. Sarah Fansler (USC) def. #82 Jelena Stanivuk (BU) 6-7, 2-0, retired
6. Karolina Filipiak (BU) def. Lyndsay Kinstler (USC) 6-2, 6-3

Doubles competition
1. #11 Lenka Broosova/Csilla Borsanyi (BU) def. #40 Maria Sanchez/Valeria Pulido (USC) 8-6
2. Danielle Lao/Alison Ramos (USC) def. Karolina Filipiak/Taylor Ormond (BU) 8-5
3. Nina Secerbegovic/Jelena Stanivuk (BU) def. Sarah Fansler/Lyndsay Kinstler (USC) 9-7

Match Notes
Southern California 8-5; National ranking #13
Baylor 9-2; National ranking #9
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2,3); Singles (6,3,4,5,2,

T2000
Mar 10th, 2010, 01:25 AM
just caught the end of court one on the online match USC v. Baylor, Maria Sanchez won in a third set tie breaker. They are not posting the scores, but the sense from listening to the crowd is that the match was already decided.

T2000
Mar 10th, 2010, 09:26 PM
UCLA vs.Baylor (http://www.uclabruins.com/livestats/tennis/xlive.htm)
UCLA takes the doubles points with a pair of 8-1 scores at #1,#2. Baylor up in the dead doubles match.

Baylor wins 4-3
Winning at 1,2,3, and at 5 with Hoffpauir playing 5, (Johansson playing 6)

T2000
Mar 26th, 2010, 09:58 PM
Pac-10 play today and tomorrow.

Cal and Stanford travel to Arizona and Arizona State
Washington and Washington State travel to USC and UCLA

Friday Results

USC Women Win Wild (http://www.usctrojans.com/sports/w-tennis/recaps/032610aaa.html) One Over Washington
No. 21 Trojans pull out late three-setters to secure tense 5-2 win over visiting No. 19 Huskies.

UCLA 7-0
Cal 7-0
Stanford 6-1

T2000
Mar 28th, 2010, 01:16 AM
ASU defeats Cal 4-3.

Cossou did not play.

No. 23 Arizona State 4, No. 10 California 3
Whiteman Tennis Center | Tempe, Ariz.
Saturday, March 27, 2010
Doubles
1. No. 6 Andersson/Juricova (CAL) def. No. 69 Abdala/Hein (ASU) 8-3
2. Brown/McKenna (ASU) def. Davis/Siwosz (CAL) 9-7
3. Brycki/Smith (ASU) def. Chang/Goransson (CAL) 8-6
Order of finish: 1, 3, 2* (Arizona State wins doubles point)
Singles
1. No. 2 Jana Juricova (CAL) def. Micaela Hein (ASU) 6-3, 6-4
2. No. 50 Mari Andersson (CAL) def. No. 78 Kelcy McKenna (ASU) 6-3, 7-5
3. Nadia Abdala (ASU) def. Kasia Siwosz (CAL) 3-6, 6-4, 6-3
4. Annie Goransson (CAL) def. Hannah James (ASU) 5-7, 7-5, 6-1
5. Michelle Brycki (ASU) def. Tayler Davis (CAL) 4-6, 7-5, 6-2
6. Sianna Simmons (ASU) def. Stephany Chang (CAL) 6-4, 6-4
Order of finish: 6, 1, 2, 5, 3*, 4

fantic
Mar 28th, 2010, 03:06 AM
Was this a conference match? (ASU vs CAL) Pac-10 really is competitive, absence of one player can influence the whole match,

vide the ASU / CAL match and last season's NCAA 2nd round USC ; UW

From UCLA website;

#5 UCLA 6, #19 Washington 1
Mar 27, 2010 at Los Angeles, CA (Los Angeles Tennis Center)

Doubles
1. #5 Remynse/Schnack (UCLA) def. #11 Ardies/Dy (WASH) 8-0

:o
I was so buoyed with Lao/Sanchez's win over Ardies/Dy yesterday :sobbing:
Really a contender for NCAA championship, Remynse/Schnack ;)

2. Hickey/Nina Pantic (UCLA) def. Chan/Smith (WASH) 8-4
3. Montez/Carling Seguso (UCLA) def. Malovic/Xu (WASH) 8-4
UCLA Wins Doubles Point

Singles
1. #4 Yasmin Schnack (UCLA) def. #15 Venise Chan (WASH) 6-3, 6-4

Finally Schnack winning a match against elite player of the west in spring dual season :lol:
Her drop shots were quite effective..

2. #6 Denise Dy (WASH) def. #49 Noelle Hickey (UCLA) 2-6, 6-3, 1-0 (10-3)

I dunno, my 'impression' is that Dy plays like a pro. Produced tons of UEs, but won nevertheless.
Hickey had some good winners..

3. #35 Andrea Remynse (UCLA) def. Lina Xu (WASH) 6-0, 6-1
4. #96 Pamela Montez (UCLA) def. Samantha Smith (WASH) 6-1, 6-4
5. Stephanie Hoffpauir (UCLA) def. Joyce Ardies (WASH) 6-3, 6-2
6. Maya Johansson (UCLA) def. Aleksandra Malovic (WASH) 6-0, 6-0

Match Notes
Washington 9-4; 1-3 Pac-10; National ranking #19
UCLA 16-2; 3-0 Pac-10; National ranking #5
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (6,3,4,1,5,2)

fantic
Mar 28th, 2010, 03:17 AM
So far, surprisingly? UCLA is on the lead. Granted, their depth was impressive even before the season started..

Stanford had a shocking loss against UCLA but seemed to have rebounded defeating CAL..

USC's lower singles positions are so far erratic at best..but we'll see..

USC, UCLA vs STAN, CAL next week..

Hope that either of LA teams beat Stanford :devil:

And if you want to beat UCLA, break Montez..I believe she hasn't lost a match in Pac-10 yet..did she even lose a match

this dual season?

T2000
Apr 1st, 2010, 07:32 PM
Fri., April 2
UCLA at CALIFORNIA (Berkeley, Calif.) 1:30 p.m.
WASHINGTON at OREGON (Eugene, Ore.) 1:30 p.m.
USC at STANFORD (Stanford, Calif.) 1:30 p.m.
Sat., April 3
USC at CALIFORNIA (Berkeley, Calif.) 12 p.m.
WASHINGTON STATE at OREGON (Eugene, Ore.) 12 p.m.
UCLA at STANFORD (Stanford, Calif.) 12 p.m.

fantic
Apr 2nd, 2010, 07:51 AM
ok guys, WWW; USC vs STAN

Lao/Sanchez vs Barte/Burdette STAN
Pulido/Ramos vs Burdette/Tan HOPE USC :lol:
Fansler/Kinsler vs Li/McVeigh HOPE USC

Sanchez vs Barte dunno, hope S
Ramos vs Burdette USC
Lao vs Burdette USC
Pulido vs Tan USC
Fansler vs McVeigh hope Fansler gets her form back! :bounce: so, USC! :lol:
dunno who :lol: vs Li USC!

Wow, USC will steamroll Stanford....:lol:

Girls, please make it true :angel: Sure hope YOU can make history, not Bruins... :p

fantic
Apr 2nd, 2010, 09:31 PM
What's happening out there at Stanford and Berkeley? :o

And didn't know the 3rd dbl will be like this, as is written on the Stanford webpage;

McVeigh/Kinstler vs Li/Fansler :haha:

Wonder which team will win THIS match :lol:

And Stanford changed the singles lineup again, Tan 3rd and Burdette 4th :o

Well well, Lao will beat Tan, and Pulido, Vamos!!

Hope Kinstler pulls it off againt Li..

Embittered
Apr 2nd, 2010, 10:57 PM
Well, at least one of them is rained off (http://twitter.com/grantchen/status/11502892030).

zhangxian22
Apr 3rd, 2010, 06:39 AM
What's happening out there at Stanford and Berkeley? :o

And didn't know the 3rd dbl will be like this, as is written on the Stanford webpage;

McVeigh/Kinstler vs Li/Fansler :haha:

Wonder which team will win THIS match :lol:

And Stanford changed the singles lineup again, Tan 3rd and Burdette 4th :o

Well well, Lao will beat Tan, and Pulido, Vamos!!

Hope Kinstler pulls it off againt Li..

Kinstler has no chance beating Li...Ramos barely beat Li last year at USC but lost to her later in the PAC-10 singles championship
don't see how USC can win this one

zhangxian22
Apr 3rd, 2010, 06:47 AM
#12 USC 7, Oregon 0
March 5, 2010 - Eugene, Ore.
DOUBLES
(1) #40 Pulido/Sanchez (USC) def. Smatova/du Toit (ORE) - 8-1
(2) Fansler/Ramos (USC) def. Metzger/Fuchs (ORE) - 8-3
(3) Goldman/Kinstler (USC) vs. Cor/Skowronski (ORE) - 5-5 susp.
SINGLES
(1) #3 Maria Sanchez (USC) def. Julia Metger (ORE) - 6-1, 6-2
(2) #21 Alison Ramos (USC) def. Trudie du Toit (ORE) - 6-0, 7-5
(3) #91 Valeria Pulido (USC) def. Pavlina Smatova (ORE) - 6-3, 7-5
(4) Cristala Andrews (USC) def. Patricia Skowronski (ORE) - 1-6, 6-1, 6-2
(5) Sarah Fansler (USC) def. Emmanuelle Cor (ORE) - 6-1, 6-1
(6) Lyndsay Kinstler (USC) def. Sabine Fuchs (ORE) - 6-4, 6-3

Lao didn't play. USC changed the #1 doubles.

But winning doubles #1 is almost impossible against top teams, I'm afraid.

Should concentrate winning #2 & 3..

#3 Lao lost against Andersson & Remynse. Both matches went to 3-setter, so she might stay at #3. Or not. :lol:

Entekhabi, who was one of the most solid singles (#6) players last season, isn't playing right now.

(Well at Team indoors she didn't play too well at #5, score-wise)

And what about Fansler? Which position should she play?

Fansler, Lao, Pulido, Entekhabi, Andrews, I still think USC's lower positions are pretty solid.

How to 'juggle' it according to respective matches will be the task, I guess.. :)

I would say the lower positions are really weak...
Entekhabi has not fully recovered from her sickness. Fansler cannot find her form after injury. Kinstler is very disappointing. Andrews has ups and downs. None of these players is close to Niculescu who can at least guarantee a single's point against UCLA.

fantic
Apr 3rd, 2010, 07:46 AM
You're quoting my post from a month ago? :lol:

I've posted already that USC's lower positions are erratic at best, so :angel:

But sure hope they can make it happen against STAN at THEIR home court :devil:

Too bad UCLA will play them first :lol:

And yes, Niculescu's #4 was one of the most solid singles positions last season.. :)

fantic
Apr 3rd, 2010, 07:50 AM
Kinstler has no chance beating Li

maybe, that's why I said 'hope' :lol:

Ramos barely beat Li last year at USC but lost to her later in the PAC-10 singles championship


And Ramos has beaten some quality players this season (against Mosolova TWICE) and is in the 20s! :worship:


don't see how USC can win this one

We'll see. ;)

STAN lost to UCLA 1-6, and USC lost to UCLA 3-4, so why not? :lol:

Embittered
Apr 3rd, 2010, 01:54 PM
The news item (http://www.gostanford.com/sports/w-tennis/spec-rel/040210aaa.html) on the Stanford site says the match is suspended. Is that right? Doesn't seem very fair with another match in between. They'll be hoist by their own petard if one of their players picks up an injury today.

Weather forecast for tomorrow is pretty dodgy, according to Google. If they still can't finish, would they then scrub the match and schedule a new one?

fantic
Apr 3rd, 2010, 02:37 PM
I have no idea, but one thing is for sure.

USC is robbed of the chance to make history :bigcry:

It's now up to the Bruins, today :lol:

and I learnt some english phrase today, thanks to you. ;)

hoist with (or by) one's own petard have one's plans to cause trouble for others backfire on one. [ORIGIN: from Shakespeare's Hamlet ( iii. iv. 207); hoist is in the sense [lifted and removed,] past participle of dialect hoise (see hoist ).]

Tennisace
Apr 3rd, 2010, 04:15 PM
I don't care if its UCLA or USC that breaks the streak. I'm just tired of hearing about their home win stand.

fantic
Apr 3rd, 2010, 06:51 PM
WWW STAN UCLA

So, who will win?

I think dbles #1 would be REALLY significant;;

Barte/Burdette vs Remynse/Schnack

Burdette/Tan vs Hickey/Pantic STAN?

McVeigh/Li vs Montez/Seguso STAN?

Barte Schnack STAN maybe

Burdette Hickey Dunno, this is a must win for both teams

Tan Remynse UCLA maybe..but I won't rule out Tan

Burdette Montez Wow, such a lot of good matchups here. Will concentrate on this match

McVeigh Hoffpauir Maybe STAN, but who knows

Li Johansson UCLA

fantic
Apr 3rd, 2010, 10:31 PM
STAN UCLA

I guess the match is almost over.

STAN swept the doubles and the lower singles positions :o

At last Montez got broken, pity the cam wasn't working on my computer.

And Maya, doing well against STAN, USC & UCLA but failing to win

#6, shame on you :lol:

Just watched a bit of Barte and Schnack, the latter part of the 2nd set.

Barte is one of the MOST aggressive attackers in the league, despite being

so small.

Her strokes are incredibly strong, and she finishes the weak returns by

overhead or drives at the forecourt. Also her ROS is REALLY good. No

wonder Juricova loses.

So, you want to at least HOLD your service game, and that means your

serve should be ON.

And clearly Barte is better at her forehand, and because she is small, you

should attack her backhand side, sending a high-bouncing ball, if with a

spin, the better.

And third, since Barte LOVES to approach the net, your lobs and passing

shots gotta be working. (If not, don't even think about winning it)

Fink was able to fulfill those prerequisites somewhat and thus could win the

match at Ojai semi last year, despite allowing plenty of winners :lol:

And Fink was nothing if not consistent.

I think Schnack tried to do the same, she tried to attack B's back hand

side, and could rally, and her serve wasn't bad. She also executed some

passing shots at the crucial moment.

Add to B's UEs and Schnack got the 2nd set. Her drop shot at at 4-3 ?

was the highlight of the set, methink. (Barte also drop shotted frequently

and I think it was effective)

AND..Yasmin ALSO did the serving leg-through once :haha: WTH..is it a

fad or something? :happy: (Didn't make the serve, though. Need more practice

on that :rolls: ) Also she was pretty pumped up :lol:

Well, the 'baton' is passed to USC, in that I'm happy :lol:

zhangxian22
Apr 3rd, 2010, 10:39 PM
updates on USC vs CAL?

Amalgamate
Apr 3rd, 2010, 11:53 PM
No. 12 Stanford 5, No. 7 UCLA 2

DOUBLES

1) No. 2 Barte/L. Burdette (STAN) d. No. 4 Remynse/Schnack (UCLA) 8-4
2) No. 34 M. Burdette/Tan (STAN) d. Hickey/Pantic (UCLA) 9-7
3) Li/McVeigh (STAN) d. Montez/Carling Seguso (UCLA) 8-6
Order of Finish: 1, 2, 3

SINGLES

1) No. 8 Hilary Barte (STAN) d. No. 5 Yasmin Schnack (UCLA) 6-3, 5-7, 1-0 (10-8) :hearts:
2) No. 43 Noelle Hickey (UCLA) d. No. 61 Lindsay Burdette (STAN) 6-3, 6-3 :rolleyes: Lindsay your serve :help:
3) No. 31 Andrea Remynse (UCLA) d. No. 69 Stacey Tan (STAN) 6-2, 4-6, 1-0 (10-7)
4) No. 36 Mallory Burdette (STAN) d. Pamela Montez (UCLA) 6-1, 6-3 :eek: Mallory played lights out, unbelievable tennis :bowdown:
5) No. 109 Carolyn McVeigh (STAN) d. Stephanie Hoffpauir (UCLA) 6-4, 6-3
6) Veronice Li (STAN) d. Maya Johansson (UCLA) 6-4, 6-1
Order of Finish: 4, 6, 2, 5, 1, 3

The streak lives to see another day :drool:

fantic
Apr 4th, 2010, 12:08 AM
The streak lives to see another day :drool:

I sure hope that's LITERALLY true, to live another day :lol:

The Stanford website sings again,

'With the victory over the Bruins, Stanford extended its NCAA-record home winning streak to 159 matches in a row (129 in the regular season). The Cardinal has not lost a home match since Feb. 27, 1999, when No. 4 California pulled a 5-4 upset.'

:mad: :help:

zhangxian22
Apr 4th, 2010, 12:28 AM
UCLA will have a much better chance if they won the doubles point which they probably could

fantic
Apr 4th, 2010, 01:53 AM
from CAL website;

No. 11 California 5, No. 18 USC 2
Hellman Tennis Complex | Berkeley, Calif.
Saturday, April 3, 2010
Doubles
1. No. 7 Andersson/Juricova (CAL) def. No. 46 Lao/Sanchez (USC) 8-6

Not bad, really..

2. No. 73 Cossou/Siwosz (CAL) def. Ramos/Pulido (USC) 8-4

:help:

3. Davis/Goransson (CAL) def. Fansler/Kinstler (USC) 8-4

:o

Order of finish: 3, 2*, 1 (California wins doubles point)

Singles
1. No. 3 Jana Juricova (CAL) def. No. 2 Maria Sanchez (USC) 6-3, 5-7, 6-3

Sanchez is really good this season..

2. No. 44 Mari Andersson (CAL) def. No. 26 Alison Ramos (USC) 4-6, 6-3, 6-4

Well, not that surprising.

3. No. 30 Danielle Lao (USC) def. Kasia Siwosz (CAL) 6-1, 6-1
4. No. 103 Valeria Pulido (USC) def. Annie Goransson (CAL) 6-3, 7-5
5. Tayler Davis (CAL) def. Sarah Fansler (USC) 6-4, 6-2
6. Nelly Radeva (CAL) def. Lyndsay Kinstler (USC) 6-3, 6-1
Order of finish: 6, 3, 5, 4, 1*, 2

Humiliating, CAL didn't even bother to send Cossou in singles :lol:

fantic
Apr 4th, 2010, 02:48 AM
No. 12 Stanford 5, No. 7 UCLA 2


2) No. 43 Noelle Hickey (UCLA) d. No. 61 Lindsay Burdette (STAN) 6-3, 6-3 :rolleyes: Lindsay your serve :help:



nothing special, standard WTA :lol: Her serve is at the same level with MLDB! Well at least she won the

doubles, so :) Lindsay please be kind enough to serve the same against Alison :angel:


4) No. 36 Mallory Burdette (STAN) d. Pamela Montez (UCLA) 6-1, 6-3 :eek: Mallory played lights out, unbelievable tennis :bowdown:


I remember you saying she wasn't that special.. :rolls:

Any comment on her play style?

fantic
Apr 4th, 2010, 05:07 AM
It's bleak days for a Trojan fan :sobbing:

Team Ranking as of 3/30;

7. UCLA
11. CAL
12. STAN
16. ASU
18. USC
23. UW

Doesn't the top 16 teams host the NCAA regionals?

So USC's goal is to make top 16, at the end of dual season.

Now aside from STAN tomorrow, USC has the following matches;

4/9 ASU
4/10 UA
4/16 UCLA

You can easily see that the two matches against the Arizona
teams is a MUST win situation to reach that goal, top 16.

And USC lost the previous encounter;

#32 Arizona State 4, #13 USC 3

March 13, 2010 - Tempe, Ariz.


DOUBLES

(1) Hein/Abdala (ASU) def. #40 Pulido/Sanchez (USC)- 8-5

(2) Lao/Ramos (USC) def. Brown/McKenna (ASU) - 9-7 

(3) Fansler/Kinstler (USC) def. Smith/Brycki (ASU) - 8-6

USC wins doubles point.

Order of finish: n/a


SINGLES

(1) #3 Maria Sanchez (USC) def. Micaela Hein (ASU) - 2-6, 6-2, 6-1 

(2) #21 Alison Ramos (USC) def. Nadia Abdala (ASU) - 6-1, 0-6, 6-3

(3) #102 Kelcy McKenna (ASU) def. #22 Danielle Lao (USC) - 7-5, 4-6, 6-4*

(4) Hannah James (ASU) def. #91 Valeria Pulido (USC) - 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (4)
(5) Michelle Brycki (ASU) def. Sarah Fansler (USC) - 6-1, 1-6, 6-0

(6) Sianna Simmons (ASU) def. Lyndsay Kinstler (USC) - 6-2, 7-6 (4)

Order of finish: 5, 6, 2, 1, 4, 3*

And remember, ASU also beat CAL in a PAC-1O play; (bar Cossou)

Doubles:

1. Anderson/Juricova (CAL) def. Abdala/Hein (ASU) 8-3

2. Brown/McKenna (ASU) def. Davis/Siwosz (CAL) 9-7

3. Brycki/Smith (ASU) def. Chang/Goransson (CAL) 8-6

Order of Finish: 1, 3, 2


Singles:

1. Jana Juricova (CAL) def. Micaela Hein (ASU) 6-3, 6-4

2. Mari Anderson (CAL) def. Kelcy McKenna (ASU) 6-3, 7-5

3. Nadia Abdala (ASU) def. Kasia Siwosz (CAL) 6-3, 4-6, 6-3

4. Annie Goransson def. Hannah James (ASU) 5-7, 7-5, 6-1

5. Michelle Brycki (ASU) def. Tayler Davis (CAL) 4-6, 7-5, 6-2

6. Sianna Simmons (ASU) def. Stephany Chang(CAL) 6-4, 6-4

Order of Finish: 6, 1, 2, 5, 3*, 4 (*denotes clinched match)

So it's a showdown against ASU.

USC won the doubles, but as you can see it was really close.

And now USC changed the doubles line-up. It was successful against UW,

we'll have to see how it turns out against ASU.

Now I'm not really worried about #1 & 2 singles :devil:

And hey, you can ask what is Riviera champion and last year's #1 McKenna doing

at #3, :lol: (once a champ is ALWAYS a champ! )

and Brycki, who defeated Niculescu at Ojai and Joelson at LATC, doing at #5 :hehehe:

The point is, what the hell, USC can win #4 & #6 instead, right?

I'm sure Valeria is dying to get revenge :devil:

and that leaves #6.

Last season USC's #6 was one of the most solid single positions, aka Leyla Entekhabi.

Hell, Cristala Andrews was the #6 all star at Indoors, not long ago.

The problem is that the USC's #6 collapsed, due to injuries, etc.

I dunno. Can they step up? I sure hope so, because even if in case USC wins

the match, AND host the regional (Let us Trojan fans keep the finger crossed against UCLA at

THEIR home court :scared: ) , ASU MIGHT FIGHT AGAIN AGAINST USC FOR

THE GEORGIA TICKET (AND ALSO UW).

And there is an unknown factor too, aka Nicole Smith, who is currently not playing singles.

So it's not an easy journey.

But I .... BELIEVE !!! :rocker: :rocker2: :music: :smoke: :cheer2:

fantic
Apr 4th, 2010, 05:15 AM
Emboldened by my ACCURATE prediction of the MIAMI FINAL (Knew Venus will spray the balls all over

and Kim would win :devil: ),

I'll make another bold? forecast;

USC def STAN

:rocker2: :cheer: :cheer: :rocker2:

Hope it's a self-fulfilling prophecy :lol:

Amalgamate
Apr 4th, 2010, 05:22 AM
nothing special, standard WTA :lol: Her serve is at the same level with MLDB! Well at least she won the

doubles, so :) Lindsay please be kind enough to serve the same against Alison :angel:



I remember you saying she wasn't that special.. :rolls:

Any comment on her play style?

Mallory was just hittig lasers from corner to corner. Winners and great shots from all over the court. You could count the number of UE's on one hand. She was also incredibly fired up, way more than normal. STAN was well aware of their streak.

And USC beating STAN, after today's match, I really don't think so.

form
Apr 4th, 2010, 05:26 AM
If the season ended today, USC would be a 2 seed at ASU... but ASU has to hold in the top 16... they need some road wins against the ranked Pac schools

fantic
Apr 4th, 2010, 05:35 AM
. She was also incredibly fired up, way more than normal. STAN was well aware of their streak.


:sobbing:

fantic
Apr 4th, 2010, 05:38 AM
ASU's schedule;

4/9 USC
4/10 UCLA
4/17 UA

guess I'll be watching the first two games..good luck to all three teams :lol:

zhangxian22
Apr 4th, 2010, 05:58 AM
from CAL website;

No. 11 California 5, No. 18 USC 2
Hellman Tennis Complex | Berkeley, Calif.
Saturday, April 3, 2010
Doubles
1. No. 7 Andersson/Juricova (CAL) def. No. 46 Lao/Sanchez (USC) 8-6

Not bad, really..

2. No. 73 Cossou/Siwosz (CAL) def. Ramos/Pulido (USC) 8-4

:help:

3. Davis/Goransson (CAL) def. Fansler/Kinstler (USC) 8-4

:o

Order of finish: 3, 2*, 1 (California wins doubles point)

Singles
1. No. 3 Jana Juricova (CAL) def. No. 2 Maria Sanchez (USC) 6-3, 5-7, 6-3

Sanchez is really good this season..

2. No. 44 Mari Andersson (CAL) def. No. 26 Alison Ramos (USC) 4-6, 6-3, 6-4

Well, not that surprising.

3. No. 30 Danielle Lao (USC) def. Kasia Siwosz (CAL) 6-1, 6-1
4. No. 103 Valeria Pulido (USC) def. Annie Goransson (CAL) 6-3, 7-5
5. Tayler Davis (CAL) def. Sarah Fansler (USC) 6-4, 6-2
6. Nelly Radeva (CAL) def. Lyndsay Kinstler (USC) 6-3, 6-1
Order of finish: 6, 3, 5, 4, 1*, 2

Humiliating, CAL didn't even bother to send Cossou in singles :lol:

I watched the last few games of both Sanchez/Juricova and Ramos/Andersson match. Sanchez and Ramos both had chances to win the match especially Ramos who was up a break (maybe twice). I think USC's Top 4 singles are OK but we need somebody to play 5 and 6. I remember back when Leyla was winning all her matches on the 6 USC can beat a lot top teams.

fantic
Apr 4th, 2010, 07:29 AM
First USC has to make top 16, I guess..:unsure: too soon to think of Georgia :sobbing:

And wow, ASU website is pretty good, you can see the individual player's stats with their

profile, cool.

Embittered
Apr 4th, 2010, 11:01 AM
If the season ended today, USC would be a 2 seed at ASU... but ASU has to hold in the top 16... they need some road wins against the ranked Pac schools
Have they changed the rules back after last year's Fresno State debacle?

First USC has to make top 16, I guess..:unsure: too soon to think of Georgia :sobbing:

And wow, ASU website is pretty good, you can see the individual player's stats with their

profile, cool.
Well, yeah, it's very good if you want to know what animal the players think they would be if they weren't human but not so good if you want to know what the score in the match is at the moment, unless I'm missing a live stats link somewhere.

fantic
Apr 4th, 2010, 03:54 PM
:haha:

I didn't know Hannah James was a British top junior :eek: Maybe she IS

good, and earned the #4 single spot. ;)

I'll watch how she does against Pulido, for sure.

Another British player Natasha Marks is one of my favorite anyway, I

wasn't too surprised when she beat Chifchieva at NCAA, after

watching her cinderella run at Ojai last season. :D But Christ, her

autograph is one of the worst ever (which I've gotten at Riviera last

fall), she should practice it :lol:

Embittered
Apr 4th, 2010, 05:44 PM
:haha:

I didn't know Hannah James was a British top junior :eek: Maybe she IS good, and justified a #4 single. ;)

...

Another British player Natasha Marks is one of my favorite anyway, I wasn't too surprised when she beat Chifchieva at NCAA...

The interview says Hannah was GB no. 1 when she was 13, and I've heard (seen, to be literal) similar elsewhere. Didn't break through to the extent that her contemporary Joss Rae, did, and was playing junior ITFs in her last year of eligibility, which is part of the reason why her career best junior ranking is so high. But gouci's rule of thumb making her a blue-chip equivalent can't be far wrong. Mind you, the one time I saw her play, she was diabolical, could barely get the ball in court.

Tash I think was the other way around, her ranking rose relative to her contemporaries as she got older.

Apologies if this is of no interest. You can search the LTA rating list here (http://www2.lta.org.uk/Search
/PlayerSearch/default.htm) and here are the top US college players from 1989 plus the absolute top three for context (which probably shows litle more than why the LTA rating system appears to be so despised by those it applies to). Olivier isn't British, but I think she must have paid her LTA sub and played some matches here.

1.2 Fitzpatrick, Anna
1.2 Cavaday, Naomi
1.2 Ince, Michaela
2.1 Armstrong, Deborah
2.1 Jackson, Jessica
2.2 Probert, Abbie
2.2 Sutton, Lisa
2.2 Olivier, Abigail
2.2 Sargeant, Amy
2.2 Marks, Natasha

form
Apr 4th, 2010, 06:34 PM
Go to 2010 recruiting page... took your list and greatly expanded it... lots of Brits have played well

zhangxian22
Apr 4th, 2010, 06:45 PM
I assume USC has lost the doubles point against Stanford?
can they win all four unfinished singles match to turn it around?
looks like they have a chance...

zhangxian22
Apr 4th, 2010, 06:54 PM
or did they start the singles first?

fantic
Apr 4th, 2010, 07:31 PM
They did start the singles first, dunno if they will play doubles.

And Fansler lost a 3 setter, the 3rd set being 4-6 :bigcry:

Ramos, Lao won,

M. Burdette, McVeigh, Li won,

Now only #1 left, it's also a 3-setter, pretty close..

If only Fansler, Entekhabi, Andrews were all in best condition.. :sad:

Stanford is so lucky, Cossou also being injured last year.. :hehehe:

I guess Stanford has the edge in doubles, if they play..

And NOR CAL weather; F A I L :o

CAL UCLA suspended due to 'inclement weather',

and the scores are;

Juricova Schnack 5-4
Andersson Hickey 0-6, 0-3
Siwosz Remynse I think R was leading
Davis Hoffpauir 0-6, 1-1

UCLA clearly has done some homework :eek:

Embittered
Apr 4th, 2010, 07:41 PM
Is the live feed broken on court 1? I can only see a small corner of the court from the court 2 feed.

fantic
Apr 4th, 2010, 07:44 PM
How many BP did Maria fail to convert? :lol:

Embittered
Apr 4th, 2010, 07:46 PM
They did start the singles first, dunno if they will play doubles.

They may yet have to. Sanchez saves MP on serve, then take her umpteenth BP to level at 5-5 final set.

zhangxian22
Apr 4th, 2010, 07:51 PM
it's such a pity that Fansler lost her match or else USC can win the whole thing without playing doubles!!!
also surprising that Pulido's scoreline is so lopsided

zhangxian22
Apr 4th, 2010, 07:54 PM
They did start the singles first, dunno if they will play doubles.

And Fansler lost a 3 setter, the 3rd set being 4-6 :bigcry:

Ramos, Lao won,

M. Burdette, McVeigh, Li won,

Now only #1 left, it's also a 3-setter, pretty close..

If only Fansler, Entekhabi, Andrews were all in best condition.. :sad:

Stanford is so lucky, Cossou also being injured last year.. :hehehe:

I guess Stanford has the edge in doubles, if they play..

And NOR CAL weather; F A I L :o

CAL UCLA suspended due to 'inclement weather',

and the scores are;

Juricova Schnack 5-4
Andersson Hickey 0-6, 0-3
Siwosz Remynse I think R was leading
Davis Hoffpauir 0-6, 1-1

UCLA clearly has done some homework :eek:

what happened to Andrews? She should definitely play singles!
Kinstler is hopeless. Even in doubles she is clearly the weaker player. Cannot believe she can beat Sanchez before entering college!

Embittered
Apr 4th, 2010, 07:56 PM
Apologies for being thick, but what on earth is going on now? Is it raining? Is the scoreboard wrong?

zhangxian22
Apr 4th, 2010, 07:58 PM
Apologies for being thick, but what on earth is going on now? Is it raining? Is the scoreboard wrong?

not raining coz people are still on court. Players left though.
have no idea what's going on.

fantic
Apr 4th, 2010, 08:20 PM
It's not working on my Mac either :o court 1 wasn't even working at all.

fantic
Apr 4th, 2010, 08:23 PM
Well, M. Burdette demolished and ended Montez's winning streak, so I was afraid that was gonna happen :o

Pulido's good but wasn't dominating top opponents, so.. hope she can revenge against James, though :devil:

fantic
Apr 4th, 2010, 08:26 PM
eh? now the webcam on court 1 is working, and nobody's in sight! :haha:

fantic
Apr 4th, 2010, 08:42 PM
I just saw the court 2 via webcam and it's quite windy out there, and I dunno, it seems like raining.. :o

tennisbuddy12
Apr 4th, 2010, 10:39 PM
So play is suspended
STAN-USC

1. Barte-Sanchez 3-6,6-4,5-5* (30-40)
2. Burdette-Ramos 3-6,3-6
3. Tan-Lao 6-4,1-6,4-6
4. Burdette-Pulido 6-1,6-3
5. McVeigh-Fansler 2-6,6-1,6-6
6. Li-Kinstler 6-1,6-1

fantic
Apr 4th, 2010, 11:19 PM
The 'Baton' goes to Cal
----

Now I dunno if the remaining game(or games) will even resume at Taube, as an example

Cal / UCLA match might resume at OJAI.

So that leaves CAL. :sobbing:

Barte/Burdette vs Andersson/Juricova

NCAA finalists. This season Stanford duo has far better results(Riviera and especially Indoors,

in which they won it all), but we'll see.

Burdette/Tan vs Cossou/Siwosz

Also Stanford has a slight edge.

McVeigh/Li vs Davis/Goransson

This could go either way.

Anyway, the last encounter witnessed a close scoreline,

Stanford winning all 3 by 8-6

Needless to say the doubles results could influence the whole outcome.

Barte vs Juricova

Dunno why Jana struggles so much..J's drives are one of the nation's best,

and she also has nice lobs and passing shots that can hurt Hilary's net game.

Burdette vs Cossou ; CAL

MA~RI~NA! If Marina can hold her service game, no contest.

Wonder if Lindsay's net approach will be effective this time.

Andersson vs Tan ; CAL

A bit similar style, both attacking players. Mari won the last encounter.

Burdette vs Siwosz ; STAN

Don't really know how Mallory plays, but she bagelled Kasia in the last

encounter, so I guess she has the edge.

McVeigh vs Davis

Li vs Radeva

Stanford won both #5 & 6, but those were 3-setters.

So I guess the outcome of singles 1, 5, 6 will decide the match.

..Did I just reiterate the obvious? :lol:

fantic
Apr 4th, 2010, 11:25 PM
So play is suspended
STAN-USC

1. Barte-Sanchez 3-6,6-4,5-5* (30-40)
2. Burdette-Ramos 3-6,3-6
3. Tan-Lao 6-4,1-6,4-6
4. Burdette-Pulido 6-1,6-3
5. McVeigh-Fansler 2-6,6-1,6-6
6. Li-Kinstler 6-1,6-1

I thought McVeigh won the 3rd set by 6-4, watching from the scoreboard..

Hope the scoreboard was wrong :sobbing:

Amalgamate
Apr 4th, 2010, 11:39 PM
Stanford and USC completed singles and are tied at 3-3.
Sanchez won in three.
(For Barte, the loss ended an 18-match winning streak and dropped her to 15-1 in dual matches this season (23-4 overall).)
McVeigh won in three.

USC won at 1,2,3.
Stanford won at 4,5,6.

Doubles was not played and this match likely won't be made up unless the Pac-10 dual-meet championship is at stake.

fantic
Apr 5th, 2010, 12:52 AM
When was THIS played? :(

Anyway Taube 'magic' does it again :worship:

Thx for the info.

(But wait..if they could finish the match, why not doubles? :confused: )

Sarah why couldn't you :smash: :lol:

So, then.

The best player in respective singles positions would be, SO FAR ;

1. SANCHEZ (USC) ; actually Barte, Juricova, Schnack, Chan are all good..
2. COSSOU (CAL) ; let's see how Dy does against Cossou
3. REMYNSE (UCLA)
4. BURDETTE (STAN)
5.
6.

Nicely balanced umong the BIG 4..

5&6 are up for grabs..

tennisbuddy12
Apr 5th, 2010, 01:19 AM
I think McVeigh is up there for 5...She has been getting some good wins...

fantic
Apr 5th, 2010, 01:31 AM
Yes, McVeigh surely is recommendable, she caught my eye when she defeated Noemi Scharle

(Florida St) at Riviera.

But she lost to Brycki (ASU). Some contenders out there, Pulido, Johansson (although they're not

playing at that position NOW), Davis..

Maybe I should just nominate Brycki up there, but we'll see how she does against USC & UCLA..

Embittered
Apr 5th, 2010, 09:23 AM
I dare say you answered your own question, but just in case...
When was THIS played? :(

http://onlyfans.cstv.com/schools/stan/sports/w-tennis/recaps/040410aaa.html

Hilary Barte and Maria Sanchez had split sets at the No. 1 spot before rain began to fall again during their third set. The contest was moved indoors, with Sanchez prevailing in a tiebreaker 8-6 to claim the win and even the overall match score at 3-3.

fantic
Apr 5th, 2010, 01:43 PM
I dare say you answered your own question

Did I? :lol:

INDOORS?????? There was also an indoors court?

Now then, I dunno why they did NOT finish the match by playing doubles..:confused:

fantic
Apr 5th, 2010, 02:51 PM
4. No. 103 Valeria Pulido (USC) def. Annie Goransson (CAL) 6-3, 7-5
5. Tayler Davis (CAL) def. Sarah Fansler (USC) 6-4, 6-2
6. Nelly Radeva (CAL) def. Lyndsay Kinstler (USC) 6-3, 6-1


USC could've swept the lower positions.

I don't understand Goransson playing #4 :lol:

Pulido vs Davis
Fansler vs Radeva
Kinstler vs Goransson

Well, anyway Cal was 'generous' in not sending Cossou, so :angel:

fantic
Apr 5th, 2010, 03:03 PM
Interesting, McKenna is now playing #2 singles 4 games in a row.

So,

Ramos McKenna

Lao Abdala

Interesting...

R & M both similar style, offensive-minded..and McKenna is such a fighter. She's doing

poorly after her Riviera win last year but never underestimate her, she defeated

Schnack in the 2nd rd of NCAA last season..

And Abdala losing 5-7, 5-7 against Juricova, and taking a set from

Mallory Burdette..

Gosh, this COULD be tight :o Doubles might have even more of a significance..

Watch out for Abdala/Hein. Abdala dominating the net with her height and Hein

controlling the back court sending masterly DTL passing shots.. :drool:

And, Washington meets CAL & STAN..

Amalgamate
Apr 5th, 2010, 10:19 PM
Did I? :lol:

INDOORS?????? There was also an indoors court?

Now then, I dunno why they did NOT finish the match by playing doubles..:confused:

Stanford only has one indoor court. I'm sure this and other factors contributed to the teams being unable to play doubles.

fantic
Apr 5th, 2010, 10:37 PM
ah, well blame the weather :lol: Who knows, if they played outdoors Maria could've lost :lol:

zhangxian22
Apr 7th, 2010, 07:22 AM
ah, well blame the weather :lol: Who knows, if they played outdoors Maria could've lost :lol:

West Nott recorded that match point
Sanchez is doing great. She should've beaten Juricova though.

fantic
Apr 7th, 2010, 07:47 AM
You mean on facebook? I only could see Sanchez.. (no baseline view)

Well, beating Juricova is pretty tough, right? :lol: She did defeat her at Marks Stadium, so ;)

fantic
Apr 7th, 2010, 08:44 PM
PAC-10 players are doing pretty well this season..

Singles #2 players rankings;

4. Dy
9. Will
15. Cossou
16. Secerbegovic
26. Ramos
29. Gilchrist
32. Marand
33. Eichkorn
43. Hickey

Singles #3 rankings;

30. Lao
31. Remynse
39. Zsilinszka
44. Andersson
46. Damico

Funny Lao is ahead of Remynse & Andersson, to whom she lost :rolls:

Singles #4

36. Burdette

I'm not going to mention #1, in which Pac-10 players are packed in the upper echelon..

You can argue that Pac-10 teams are underrated in the rankings..

Or, that they don't have enough depth..(singles 4~6)

Wonder how they will fare at the NCAA individual tourneys.. ;)

davidjaime
Apr 9th, 2010, 02:37 AM
ASU is shifting their doubles lineup cause Nicole Smith re injured her knee

so the new doubles lineup will be

Mckenna/Hein, Abdala/Brycki and Brown/Simmons.

hopefully they can cause an upset in one of the LA schools.

fantic
Apr 9th, 2010, 03:02 AM
What? :o

But it makes no sense to change doubles #1 & 2 lineup, 'cause Smith was #3. :confused:

Whatever. McKenna/Hein operational again! :drool: But a..no upsets, please :angel:

Anyway thx for the info!

johnnytennis
Apr 9th, 2010, 04:09 AM
I was reading Stanfords press release on todays win over Washington State. It made it sound like business as usual with the win but I would be concerned if I were the coach from Stanford losing at the top two spots to Wash State especially at the No. 1 spot where Stanford's #8 ranked player got beat easily.

fantic
Apr 9th, 2010, 04:49 AM
thx for the info johnnytennis. Wow, that's an inexplicable scoreline for Barte. Anybody who saw the match?

Vasilieva won against Jones, Thongdach, Marks and Abdala this year. So not that surprising, I guess.

I should check those Wash. St. girls at Ojai. :)

fantic
Apr 9th, 2010, 05:00 AM
Was curious how CAL did and what did I found;

No. 12 California 5, Oregon 2 Student Tennis Center | Eugene, Ore. Thursday, April 8, 2010
Doubles

1. du Toit/Smatova (UO) def. No. 7 Andersson/Juricova (CAL) 6-5(2)
2. No. 73 Cossou/Siwosz (CAL) def. Cor/Skowronski (UO) 8-2
3. Davis/Goransson (CAL) def. McDevitt/Metzger (UO) 8-3

Order of finish: 2, 3*, 1 (California wins doubles point)

Singles
1. No. 3 Jana Juricova (CAL) def. Julia Metzger (UO) 6-1, 6-1
2. Pavlina Smatova (UO) def. No. 15 Marina Cossou (CAL) 6-2, 0-6, 1-0(7)
3. No. 44 Mari Andersson (CAL) def. Trudie du Toit (UO) 1-6, 6-1, 1-0(9)
4. Patricia Skowronski (UO) def. Kasia Siwosz (CAL) 6-4, 2-6, 1-0(6)
5. Annie Goransson (CAL) def. Emmanuelle Cor (UO) 6-1, 6-1
6. Tayler Davis (CAL) def. Molly McDevitt (UO) 6-1, 6-1
Order of finish: 6, 1, 5*, 2, 4, 3

fantic
Apr 10th, 2010, 03:45 AM
Relieved that the 'order' is restored. :angel:

#17 USC 5, #21 Arizona State 2

April 9, 2010 - Marks Stadium


DOUBLES


(1) #46 Lao/Sanchez (USC) def. McKenna/Hein (ASU) - 8-6

(2) Abdala/Brycki (ASU) def. Pulido/Ramos (USC) - 9-8 (3) 

(3) Fansler/Kinstler (USC) def. Brown/Simmons (ASU) - 8-5

USC wins doubles point.
Order of finish: 3, 1, 2
(USC website got the ASU lineup wrong :o)

Thrilling victory by USC's doubles.

ASU doubles were pretty good. Quite aggressive & powerful.

Opened the court quite a lot and finished those by overhead.

But USC played, as usual, an aggressive net game and I think

overall it paid off. Their volleys showed a hint of jealousy and

discrimination :haha: (whatever that means. I find that phrase SO

funny :lol:)

USC was a bit more steady, made less UEs, I think.

And I don't think ASU's ROS was that good..

Anyway Hein again showed how to fire DTL passing shots :worship:

(and she now wears an armband! :eek: looks good on her),

and McKenna at one time chased a seemingly unreturnable lob and

got it back! :bowdown:

Also Hein could strike a good forehand on the run(from a defensive

position? can't explain it well :o). Can't make a

outright winner like Serena, but still were good..


SINGLES

(1) #2 Maria Sanchez (USC) def. Micaela Hein (ASU) - 6-1, 6-3*

(2) #26 Alison Ramos (USC) def. #80 Kelcy McKenna (ASU) - 6-3, 6-1

Wow, Ramos was on fire. Could fire corner shots at will. Especially

from the backhand side..


(3) #30 Danielle Lao (USC) def. Nadia Abdala (ASU) - 6-3, 6-2

Lao seemed more consistent.


(4) #103 Valeria Pulido (USC) def. Hannah James (ASU) - 6-4, 6-3

James is GOOD. Quite aggressive, and her forehand drive form is

quite a beauty to look at. :hearts: But Pulido was again more steady.

And James seemed to struggle responding to Pulido's attack to her

backhand side.. anyway, James might reprise the 'British invasion'

Marks did last year at Ojai :)


(5) Michelle Brycki (ASU) def. Sarah Fansler (USC) - 6-3, 6-4

Brycki committed some UEs but nevertheless overpowered Fansler.

(6) Sianna Simmons (ASU) def. Lyndsay Kinstler (USC) - 6-4, 6-4 


Order of finish: 3, 5, 2, 1*, 4, 6

James vs Montez might be a treat. And wonder I could watch Schnack

doing the leg-through serve again :haha:

And of course Hein/McKenna vs Remynse/Schnack is a MUST see. :drool:

So, off to UCLA tomorrow, I guess..

fantic
Apr 10th, 2010, 04:07 AM
from UW website;


Washington Women's Tennis
April 9, 2010 - Seattle, Wash.
Nordstrom Tennis Center

No. 11 Stanford 4, No. 25 Washington 3

Doubles
1) (2) Barte/L. Burdette (Stan) def. (14) Ardies/Dy (UW), 8-6
2) Chan/Xu (UW) def. (34) Tan/M. Burdette (Stan), 8-5
3) McVeigh/Li (Stan) def. Malovic/Smith (UW), 8-3
Order of finish: 2, 3, 1

Singles
1) (8) Hilary Barte (Stan) def. (17) Venise Chan (UW), 2-6, 6-3, 6-1
2) (4) Denise Dy (UW) def. (61) Lindsay Burdette (Stan), 6-1, 4-6, 7-6 (3)
3) (36) Mallory Burdette (Stan) def. Samantha Smith (UW), 6-4, 6-2
4) (69) Stacey Tan (Stan) def. Lina Xu (UW), 5-7, 6-2, 6-2
5) Joyce Ardies (UW) def. (109) Carolyn McVeigh (Stan), 6-0, 3-6, 6-3
6) Aleksandra Malovic (UW) def. Veronica Li (Stan), 7-6 (5), 6-1
Order of finish: 3, 1, 6, 4, 5, 2

Funny, BOTH teams switched no. 3,4 singles :lol:

And Barte is struggling more now..almost every game a 3-setter against top players..

fantic
Apr 10th, 2010, 06:55 AM
from UCLA website

#8 UCLA 7, #56 Arizona 0
Apr 09, 2010 at Los Angeles, CA (Los Angeles Tennis Center)

Doubles
1. #4 Remynse/Schnack (UCLA) def. Huh/Landsman (ARIZ) 8-0 2nd bagle after UW..they just show no mercy :lol:
2. Noelle Hickey/Nina Pantic (UCLA) def. Rietsch/Toporowska (ARIZ) 8-1
3. Montez/Seguso (UCLA) def. Castany/Marks (ARIZ) 8-3
UCLA Wins Doubles Point
Singles
1. #5 Yasmin Schnack (UCLA) def. #105 Natasha Marks (ARIZ) 6-2, 6-2
2. #31 Andrea Remynse (UCLA) def. #84 Sarah Landsman (ARIZ) 6-1, 6-2 expected a tougher scoreline..
3. Pamela Montez (UCLA) def. Claire Rietsch (ARIZ) 6-1, 7-5
4. Maya Johansson (UCLA) def. Natalia Toporowska (ARIZ) 6-1, 6-2 eh? Johansson at #4? :lol:
5. Stephanie Hoffpauir (UCLA) def. Debora Castany (ARIZ) 6-3, 6-1
6. Carling Seguso (UCLA) def. Jane Huh (ARIZ) 6-0, 6-0 Car playing singles again..she must've been hungry, she made a bagel :lol:
Match Notes
Arizona 12-7; 1-5 Pac-10; National ranking #56
UCLA 17-3; 4-1 Pac-10; National ranking #8
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2,3); Singles (6,4,5,1,2,3)

fantic
Apr 11th, 2010, 01:20 AM
#8 UCLA 4, #21 Arizona State 3
Apr 10, 2010 at Los Angeles, CA (Los Angeles Tennis Center)

Abdala did NOT play.

Doubles
1. #4 Remynse/Schnack (UCLA) def. Hein/McKenna (ASU) 8-5

Hein again taught a masterclass of DTL passing shot, and ASU
attacked Schnack :lol: as UW duo did at Ojai last year. Why does
Yasmin suffer so. :lol: At times they seemed to target the OPPONENTS,
not the open spaces :haha: But I liked it, I think aiming at the body
is a pretty efficient tactic ;) McKenna is like Niculescu when playing doubles,
they both try to intercept the rallying ball and make an attacking volley..
Niculescu was ridiculously good at it, sometimes it seemed quite reckless :lol:

Thank God it's not baseball, otherwise... :haha: (you know what
happens when the pitcher accidently? hits the hitter :lol: BATTLE ROYAL :fiery: )
Ah, and today McKenna didn't slip the racket :lol:

2. Hickey/Nina Pantic (UCLA) def. Brown/Simmons (ASU) 8-5

Brown, the player of the day :worship: She was just all over
the court :lol: , and terrific (net) defense.

3. Brycki/James (ASU) def. Montez/Carling Seguso (UCLA) 9-8(4)

Seguso's shot was the MOST powerful of either team. Too bad it
sunk into the net too many times :lol:
I don't think Car shook hands with James :haha:

UCLA Wins Doubles Point

Singles

1. Micaela Hein (ASU) def. #5 Yasmin Schnack (UCLA) 6-4, 7-6(3)

Hein, impressive. She won by

1. Nice serve
2. Attacking Yasmin's serve.

Pretty aggressive, sometimes she was dangerously close to the service line :lol:

and she seemed to hit the ball a bit early. And the shots were sharp as hell.

Come to think of it, Hein's ROS was quite good against Marks at the Regional..

Schnack also countered with HER ROS, and her drop shots were pretty
effective. But, overall disappointed in Schnack that she did NOT perform that
leg-through bouncing the ball while serving :fiery: Sneaking in that new 'routine'
on the road but not showing off for the home fans! Shame on you Yasmin :lol:

Anyway, it was also a shouting match between those two :haha: Both were quite
fired-up!

2. #80 Kelcy McKenna (ASU) def. #43 Noelle Hickey (UCLA) 7-6(6), 6-4

McKenna won the endless rallies.

3. #31 Andrea Remynse (UCLA) def. Hannah James (ASU) 6-1, 6-0

Andrea would've said after the match; ' What British Invasion?' :haha:
Remynse's defense > James' offense
I more and more appreciate Andrea's defense..
James just committed too many UEs,
and she also DFed a few times yesterday and today.

4. Michelle Brycki (ASU) def. Pamela Montez (UCLA) 7-6(4), 3-6, 7-6(4)

Montez lost the match, DFing at the match point.
Brycki overpowered Montez in this game too, although committing more UEs.
And she also has a nice touch, her drop volleys and drop shots were good in singles and doubles..

5. Maya Johansson (UCLA) def. Sianna Simmons (ASU) 4-6, 6-3, 6-1

I actually like Maya's drive form very much.
Maya struggled against Simmons' power drives, but was more steady.

6. Stephanie Hoffpauir (UCLA) def. Ashlee Brown (ASU) 6-3, 6-2

Hoffpauir struggled first but it seems that she pulled it off.

Match Notes
Arizona State 12-5; 4-3 Pac-10; National ranking #21
UCLA 18-3; 5-1 Pac-10; National ranking #8
Order of finish: Doubles (2,1,3); Singles (3,6,2,1,5,4)

Conclusion; USC can win :fiery:

fantic
Apr 11th, 2010, 01:25 AM
No. 12 California 6, No. 25 Washington 1
Bill Quillian Stadium | Seattle, Wash.
Saturday, April 9, 2010
Doubles
1. No. 7 Andersson/Juricova (CAL) def. No. 14 Ardies/Dy (UW) 8-6
2. No. 73 Cossou/Siwosz (CAL) def. Chan/Xu (UW) 8-0
3. Davis/Goransson (CAL) def. Malovic/Smith (UW) 8-3
Order of finish: 2, 3*, 1 (California wins doubles point)
Singles
1. No. 3 Jana Juricova (CAL) def. No. 17 Venise Chan (UW) 4-6, 6-1, 6-4
2. No. 15 Marina Cossou (CAL) def. No. 4 Denise Dy (UW) 3-6, 6-4, 7-5
3. No. 44 Mari Andersson (CAL) def. Samantha Smith (UW) 6-3, 6-1
4. Kasia Siwosz (CAL) def. Lina Xu (UW) 6-2, 4-6, 6-2
5. Annie Goransson (CAL) def. Joyce Ardies (UW) 7-6(2), 6-1
6. Aleksandra Malovic (UW) def. Tayler Davis (CAL) 6-3, 6-0
Order of finish: 3, 6, 4, 5*, 1, 2

from CAL website

fantic
Apr 11th, 2010, 04:46 AM
I was quite impressed with Ashlee Brown's performance today so checked her profile;

http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/w-tennis/mtt/brown_ashlee00.html

1~6 answer is just ... :haha:

fantic
Apr 11th, 2010, 05:26 AM
Did CAL STAN preview already, so now UCLA USC

last meeting;

#4 UCLA 4, #12 USC 3
Mar 03, 2010 at Los Angeles, CA (Marks Tennis Stadium)

Doubles
1. #4 Remynse/Schnack (UCLA) def. #36 Lyndsay Kinstler/Sanchez (USC) 8-4
2. Hickey/Nina Pantic (UCLA) def. Lao/Ramos (USC) 8-4
3. Andrews/Pulido (USC) def. Montez/Carling Seguso (UCLA) 8-6
UCLA Wins Doubles Point
Singles
1. #3 Maria Sanchez (USC) def. #5 Yasmin Schnack (UCLA) 5-7, 6-3, 6-1
2. #21 Alison Ramos (USC) def. #37 Noelle Hickey (UCLA) 6-2, 6-3
3. #34 Andrea Remynse (UCLA) def. #22 Danielle Lao (USC) 6-4, 5-7, 6-4
4. #124 Pamela Montez (UCLA) def. Sarah Fansler (USC) 6-4, 6-2
5. #91 Valeria Pulido (USC) def. Stephanie Hoffpauir (UCLA) 6-7(7), 6-1, 7-5
6. Maya Johansson (UCLA) def. Cristala Andrews (USC) 7-5, 6-3

USC doubles have all changed, and this doubles outcome will undoubtedly be of PRiME (Optimus Prime?) importance.

UCLA #1 is just TOO solid, frankly I don't expect Lao/Sanchez to do much. So Pulido/Ramos, Fansler/Kinstler will have

to do it. And I think they can. :)

and..

Remynse vs Lao rematch.

Remynse lost to Secerbegovic and Matzenauer, two power hitters. They have the firepower to

blast off Andrea's defense. And Allie Will, she may be a better version of Andrea..(rock solid)

But Danielle is quite a different type of player, depending on constructing point by point with

her finesse. For sheer power Remynse is obviously better.

Rallying is just fine, but I PERSONALLY would like D to be more aggressive, stepping up to the

net and thus providing some pressure to Andrea..

On the other hand, Danielle struggles to hit high balls, either hand..wonder how A will exploit it..

maybe it's like Juju Heng vs Woz Woz :lol:

Montez vs Pulido

will decide the whole outcome..

It will also be interesting how #5 turns out. In the last encounter, Fansler defeated Johansson at #3..

Sarah come on! :bounce:

fantic
Apr 12th, 2010, 02:14 AM
ah, one more thing about Schnack vs Hein.

They sure spent some time meditating facing the wall, shaming Hantuchova in that regard! :haha:

fantic
Apr 12th, 2010, 07:48 PM
frm USC website;

'USC's next action takes the Women of Troy to UCLA for a Pac-10 clash with the Bruins at 1:30 p.m. on Friday (April 16) at the LA Tennis Center. The match will weigh heavily in the race to this year's Pac-10 title, as both teams enter with one conference loss. If the Trojans get the win, USC will likely face Stanford during the Pac-10 Tournament in Ojai, Calif., in order to determine a conference champion. USC's match with Stanford was suspended after singles play due to rain earlier this month, with the match tied 3-3. Due to ITA rules, the match will have to be restarted from 0-0 in the case that the Stanford-USC match factors into the 2010 Pac-10 title.'

2nd_serve
Apr 12th, 2010, 08:09 PM
frm USC website;

'USC's next action takes the Women of Troy to UCLA for a Pac-10 clash with the Bruins at 1:30 p.m. on Friday (April 16) at the LA Tennis Center. The match will weigh heavily in the race to this year's Pac-10 title, as both teams enter with one conference loss. If the Trojans get the win, USC will likely face Stanford during the Pac-10 Tournament in Ojai, Calif., in order to determine a conference champion. USC's match with Stanford was suspended after singles play due to rain earlier this month, with the match tied 3-3. Due to ITA rules, the match will have to be restarted from 0-0 in the case that the Stanford-USC match factors into the 2010 Pac-10 title.'

Interesting....

zhangxian22
Apr 12th, 2010, 09:46 PM
Did CAL STAN preview already, so now UCLA USC

last meeting;

#4 UCLA 4, #12 USC 3
Mar 03, 2010 at Los Angeles, CA (Marks Tennis Stadium)

Doubles
1. #4 Remynse/Schnack (UCLA) def. #36 Lyndsay Kinstler/Sanchez (USC) 8-4
2. Hickey/Nina Pantic (UCLA) def. Lao/Ramos (USC) 8-4
3. Andrews/Pulido (USC) def. Montez/Carling Seguso (UCLA) 8-6
UCLA Wins Doubles Point
Singles
1. #3 Maria Sanchez (USC) def. #5 Yasmin Schnack (UCLA) 5-7, 6-3, 6-1
2. #21 Alison Ramos (USC) def. #37 Noelle Hickey (UCLA) 6-2, 6-3
3. #34 Andrea Remynse (UCLA) def. #22 Danielle Lao (USC) 6-4, 5-7, 6-4
4. #124 Pamela Montez (UCLA) def. Sarah Fansler (USC) 6-4, 6-2
5. #91 Valeria Pulido (USC) def. Stephanie Hoffpauir (UCLA) 6-7(7), 6-1, 7-5
6. Maya Johansson (UCLA) def. Cristala Andrews (USC) 7-5, 6-3

USC doubles have all changed, and this doubles outcome will undoubtedly be of PRiME (Optimus Prime?) importance.

UCLA #1 is just TOO solid, frankly I don't expect Lao/Sanchez to do much. So Pulido/Ramos, Fansler/Kinstler will have

to do it. And I think they can. :)

and..

Remynse vs Lao rematch.

Remynse lost to Secerbegovic and Matzenauer, two power hitters. They have the firepower to

blast off Andrea's defense. And Allie Will, she may be a better version of Andrea..(rock solid)

But Danielle is quite a different type of player, depending on constructing point by point with

her finesse. For sheer power Remynse is obviously better.

Rallying is just fine, but I PERSONALLY would like D to be more aggressive, stepping up to the

net and thus providing some pressure to Andrea..

On the other hand, Danielle struggles to hit high balls, either hand..wonder how A will exploit it..

maybe it's like Juju Heng vs Woz Woz :lol:

Montez vs Pulido

will decide the whole outcome..

It will also be interesting how #5 turns out. In the last encounter, Fansler defeated Johansson at #3..

Sarah come on! :bounce:

I wonder whether UCLA coach might switch Hickey and Remynse as Hickey/Ramos match was lopsided while Remynse barely beat Lao. Remynse can be solid at #2 as she demonstrated before. I don't think either Fansler or Pulido can beat Montez though... Hoffpauir is also tricky. Plus, if Johansson playes #6, I don't see anyone (Andrews, Entekahbi, Kinstler) from USC taking the point....:help:

fantic
Apr 13th, 2010, 01:22 AM
all valid points.

it would be interesting if the matchup will change to

Remynse vs Ramos, Hickey vs Lao as you suggested. Certainly possible.

Fansler lost to Montez, but dunno, Pulido might beat her.. Montez lost to ASU #5 Brycki, and of course lost to STAN

#4 Burdette (similar scoreline to Pulido, I believe).

Hoffpauir might battle against Fansler. Who knows, Fansler can win. Sarah actually got a set from Brycki, so ;)

I agree #6 looks grim, since Andrews and Entekhabi are not in their best condition due to injury, etc.

Let's just hope for the best. Anyway I do think that USC can beat UCLA in doubles #2,3 positions!

zhangxian22
Apr 13th, 2010, 04:25 PM
frm USC website;

'USC's next action takes the Women of Troy to UCLA for a Pac-10 clash with the Bruins at 1:30 p.m. on Friday (April 16) at the LA Tennis Center. The match will weigh heavily in the race to this year's Pac-10 title, as both teams enter with one conference loss. If the Trojans get the win, USC will likely face Stanford during the Pac-10 Tournament in Ojai, Calif., in order to determine a conference champion. USC's match with Stanford was suspended after singles play due to rain earlier this month, with the match tied 3-3. Due to ITA rules, the match will have to be restarted from 0-0 in the case that the Stanford-USC match factors into the 2010 Pac-10 title.'

so if UCLA won, both UCLA/CAL and USC/STAN matches have to be restarted from 0-0?

Tennisace
Apr 13th, 2010, 04:40 PM
I've forgotten if I've shared this before or not, but this person's youtube has some great footage of Pac-10 tennis: http://www.youtube.com/user/calbears93#p/u

fantic
Apr 13th, 2010, 06:17 PM
eh? I thought calbear was you :lol:

fantic
Apr 13th, 2010, 06:18 PM
so if UCLA won, both UCLA/CAL and USC/STAN matches have to be restarted from 0-0?

dunno :shrug: but works for me, since I'm going to Ojai :)

2nd_serve
Apr 14th, 2010, 12:04 AM
Cal now has a release on its website (http://www.calbears.com/sports/w-tennis/spec-rel/041310aaa.html) that disagrees with USC's view that the Conference Championship will be decided in Ojai. California's release says that if the Golden Bear defeats the Cardinal this Saturday then they win piece of the Pac-10 title. UCLA agrees (http://www.uclabruins.com/sports/w-tennis/recaps/041010aaa.html)that it rounds out the regular season at home next hosting USC on Friday at 1:30 p.m.

zhangxian22
Apr 14th, 2010, 12:59 AM
Cal now has a release on its website (http://www.calbears.com/sports/w-tennis/spec-rel/041310aaa.html) that disagrees with USC's view that the Conference Championship will be decided in Ojai. California's release says that if the Golden Bear defeats the Cardinal this Saturday then they win piece of the Pac-10 title. UCLA agrees (http://www.uclabruins.com/sports/w-tennis/recaps/041010aaa.html)that it rounds out the regular season at home next hosting USC on Friday at 1:30 p.m.

this is clearly not fair.

fantic
Apr 14th, 2010, 06:12 PM
Stanford 6-0 1.000 17-1 .944
UCLA 5-1 .833 18-3 .857
California 5-1 .833 17-4 .810
USC 5-1 .833 13-7 .650
Arizona State 4-3 .571 12-5 .706
Washington 2-5 .286 10-6 .625
Arizona 1-6 .143 12-8 .600
Washington State 1-6 .143 12-13 .480
Oregon 1-7 .125 7-15 .318

So what if USC beats UCLA and Cal beat STAN? Then should they resume the dual play at Ojai? Hmm..

zhangxian22
Apr 15th, 2010, 12:02 AM
Stanford 6-0 1.000 17-1 .944
UCLA 5-1 .833 18-3 .857
California 5-1 .833 17-4 .810
USC 5-1 .833 13-7 .650
Arizona State 4-3 .571 12-5 .706
Washington 2-5 .286 10-6 .625
Arizona 1-6 .143 12-8 .600
Washington State 1-6 .143 12-13 .480
Oregon 1-7 .125 7-15 .318

So what if USC beats UCLA and Cal beat STAN? Then should they resume the dual play at Ojai? Hmm..

yup. Hopefully USC beats STAN and UCLA beats CAL then USC wins the PAC10 title.

2nd_serve
Apr 15th, 2010, 12:28 AM
yup. Hopefully USC beats STAN and UCLA beats CAL then USC wins the PAC10 title.

If Friday USC beats UCLA, USC becomes 6-1
and if Stanford beats California Saturday it is 7-0. Wouldn't in that event USC claim the need to play Stanford at Ojai, for co-champion and the asterisk?

fantic
Apr 15th, 2010, 01:13 AM
If Friday USC beats UCLA, USC becomes 6-1
and if Stanford beats California Saturday it is 7-0. Wouldn't in that event USC claim the need to play Stanford at Ojai, for co-champion and the asterisk?

Hmm...then, should I root for California or not, as a USC fan? :haha:

fantic
Apr 16th, 2010, 03:27 AM
Just browsed Tennisrecruiting.net and found out Arizona picked Susan McRann, an Ireland player.

Here's a Youtube video;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Du28FcT_oW4

gouci
Apr 16th, 2010, 06:19 AM
Just browsed Tennisrecruiting.net and found out Arizona picked Susan McRann, an Ireland player.
Thanks for the video! :worship:

But take a look at this post and article from 5 months ago (http://www.tennisforum.com/showpost.php?p=16835198&postcount=191). :lol:

fantic
Apr 16th, 2010, 06:28 AM
my purpose was...to link the video.... :hehehe:

but still, :bowdown:

2nd_serve
Apr 16th, 2010, 02:50 PM
Quoted from their website.

UCLA Still in Pac-10 Title Contention
At 6-0, Stanford is the lone undefeated team in conference play and can guarantee itself at least a share of this year's Pac-10 title with a victory over Cal on Saturday. For the Bruins to have any chance at the title, they would have to beat USC and have Cal beat Stanford. That would give Cal, Stanford and UCLA identical 6-1 conference records, forcing the three teams to play make-up matches on Wednesday, April 21 in Ojai, Calif. UCLA would play Cal, and Stanford would square off against USC. The make-ups are due to the fact that rain forced the cancellation of play between the four teams two weeks ago in the Bay Area.

2nd_serve
Apr 16th, 2010, 09:50 PM
UCLA takes the doubles point winning cts 2,3, court 1 still in play..

here is the live scoreboard (http://www.uclabruins.com/livestats/tennis/xlive.htm).

zhangxian22
Apr 17th, 2010, 03:09 AM
Not sure what has happed to Fansler but I have to say USC signs a lot of girls early... that works and that doesn't... the class with Sanchez, Andrews, Entekabi and Kinstler (never a Pac level player; too small) has got to be considered disappointing. Sanchez oustanding but the last three are 6, 7 and 8. Not upper half of Pac level players and I believe all three committed more than a year in advance.

Kaitlyn Christian might be just the same...sigh

tennisbuddy12
Apr 17th, 2010, 04:37 AM
Nicole Gibbs has signed with Stanford!

fantic
Apr 17th, 2010, 04:51 AM
At LAST my home internet is working :o

Returned after watching Pulido save the 2nd set from Montez (and Ramos just lost to Hickey then)

I'll be harsh here.

EXTREMELY disappointed.

Witnessed meltdowns of EPIC proportions.

#7 UCLA 6, #16 USC 1
April 16, 2010 - Los Angeles Tennis Center
DOUBLES
(1) #4 Remynse/Schnack (UCLA) def. #55 Lao/Sanchez (USC) - 8-6
(2) #77 Hickey/Pantic (UCLA) def. Pulido/Ramos (USC) - 8-5
(3) Montez/Seguso (UCLA) def. Fansler/Kinstler (USC) - 9-7
UCLA wins doubles point.

#1 & 3 were LEADING. #3 was what, 7-5 or something. :help:

#2 got off a REALLY bad start, 0-5 or something. Pulido played awesome, but it was too big a lead to catch up.

Order of finish: 2, 3, 1

SINGLES

(1) #8 Yasmin Schnack (UCLA) def. #3 Maria Sanchez (USC) - 7-5, 7-5

Sanchez was leading 5-0 in the 1st set. :help:

(2) #51 Noelle Hickey (UCLA) def. #24 Alison Ramos (USC) - 1-6, 6-1, 6-1*

No words. No words. :help:

(3) #26 Andrea Remynse (UCLA) def. #28 Danielle Lao (USC) - 7-5, 6-1

(4) #100 Valeria Pulido (USC) def. Pamela Montez (UCLA) - 0-6, 7-6 (6), 1-0 (10-8)

(5) Stephanie Hoffpauir (UCLA) def. Sarah Fansler (USC) - 6-1, 6-4

(6) Maya Johansson (UCLA) def. Cristala Andrews (USC) - 6-0, 6-0
Order of finish: 6, 5, 2*, 4, 1, 3

Best player of USC is of course Pulido.

It's just too bad that Fansler, Andrews, Entekhabi got injured and sick...just collapsed after a promising start

this season.

USC was CLEARLY doing better than UCLA before the dual season, and this?

USC has never won one match against the other BIG 3. :help: (In the 2nd encounter CAL didn't even send

Cossou in singles, and still USC lost 2-5, ultimate humiliation :o )

Next season's singles lineup;

Sanchez
Christian
Ramos
Lao
Pulido
Entekhabi or Andrews

Dunno Pulido might take #3 or 4 for all I care. Clearly #2,3 were too high for Ramos and Lao this season.

Well other teams making a questionable lineup helped too, I guess. But what the hell, Hickey did win against

Cossou and Ramos, right?

Who am I to judge.

Doubles...dunno. Just think that Christian will be a huge add. Since Burdette of STAN, Schnack of UCLA are

graduating, Christian/Sanchez combo might have a real chance for the PAC-10 dbles championship (obviously

Andersson/Juricova would be the target) And Ramos in doubles is not very good recently...

P.S. UCLA brought a brass band..they sure make their home feel like home..a bit TOO loud for my taste..whatever!

fantic
Apr 17th, 2010, 04:58 AM
Not sure what has happed to Fansler but I have to say USC signs a lot of girls early... that works and that doesn't... the class with Sanchez, Andrews, Entekabi and Kinstler (never a Pac level player; too small) has got to be considered disappointing. Sanchez oustanding but the last three are 6, 7 and 8. Not upper half of Pac level players and I believe all three committed more than a year in advance.

Kinstler is not small, she's tall just lacks power awfully..and Andrews was All Star #6 in the Indoors, remember that.

Entekhabi was the most solid position at singles #6 last season. Fansler defeated Johansson at #3 last season.

They just collapsed due to illness and injury..what luck :o

fantic
Apr 17th, 2010, 03:14 PM
it's time for Ojai! (forget about CAl vs STAN :mad: )

link; http://tennislink.usta.com/Tournaments/TournamentHome/Players.aspx?T=90346&L=E&E=6

Juricova is playing, but Chan skipped again. Dy also is not playing this time(but both are playing doubles).

And Sanchez is not playing, either. Hmm.

I'll check Wash. St and Oregon players, also UA, since I missed their duals match. Mallory Burdette too.

And doubles..battle of the stars! :drool: USC is sending this lineup; Ramos, Alison/ (Lao, Danielle)?

Can't wait! :bounce: Of course I'll report daily here. Stay tuned! :lol:

Amalgamate
Apr 17th, 2010, 06:40 PM
No Sanchez, Chan, or Dy. Bummer. Was looking forward to those three plus Barte, Juricova, and Schanck battling it out.

fantic
Apr 17th, 2010, 07:04 PM
Yeah, Barte is the favorite, since her nemesis Dy is not playing :lol:

By the way STAN switched again, this time Burdette 3, Tan 4.

And is Goransson really better than Davis? Hmm..(for the matter, is Siwosz worthy of #4?)

Amalgamate
Apr 17th, 2010, 07:05 PM
Next season's singles lineup;

Sanchez
Christian
Ramos
Lao
Pulido
Entekhabi or Andrews


I thought it would be fun to do this for the other three California Schools (UCLA, CAL, and STAN)

Graduating seniors in bold

Stanford's 2010 Lineup

1. Hilary Barte
2. Lindsay Burdette
3. Mallory Burdette
4. Stacey Tan
5. Carolyn McVeigh
6. Veronica Li

Recruits: Ahn, Gibbs, (Elizabeth Ecker, & Amelia Herring).

Cal's 2010 Lineup

1. No. 2 Jana Juricova
2. Marina Cossou
3. Mari Andersson
4. Kasia Siwosz
5. Annie Goransson
6. Tayler Davis
On Reserve: Nelly Radeva

Recruits: Probably some foreign girls that I don't know so please update me. But as of now, no Americans that I know of.

UCLA's 2010 Lineup

1. Yasmin Schnack
2. Noelle Hickey
3. Andrea Remynse
4. Pamela Montez
5. Stephanie Hoffpauir
6. Maya Johansson

Recruits: Dolehide

Stanford to win Pac-10 next year :rocker2:

fantic
Apr 17th, 2010, 07:07 PM
Gibbs, Ahn, not fair man, not fair :lol:

Pac-10 is not the problem for them, I guess... :hehehe: N...~

Barte, Burdette, Tan, Ahn, Gibbs, McVeigh.... crazy lineup... :drink:

Amalgamate
Apr 17th, 2010, 07:17 PM
Gibbs, Ahn, not fair man, not fair :lol:

Pac-10 is not the problem for them, I guess... :hehehe: N...~

Barte, Burdette, Tan, Ahn, Gibbs, McVeigh.... crazy lineup... :drink:

:lol: True. And yea there are going to be some strong teams from the south next year but Stanford will prove tough.

fantic
Apr 17th, 2010, 07:46 PM
is it just me or...STAN webcam is not working at ALL :o

Amalgamate
Apr 17th, 2010, 08:00 PM
is it just me or...STAN webcam is not working at ALL :o

:help: Not working for myself either...

Amalgamate
Apr 17th, 2010, 09:10 PM
Stanford wins doubles point.
1. Juricova/Andersson (CAL) def. Barte/Burdette (STAN) 8-6.
2. Burdette/Tan (STAN) def. Cossou/Siwosz (CAL) 8-4.
3. McVeigh/Li (STAN) def. Goransson/Davis (CAL) 8-2.

johnnytennis
Apr 17th, 2010, 09:50 PM
so if UCLA won, both UCLA/CAL and USC/STAN matches have to be restarted from 0-0?

I have a question. If two teams in the Pac Ten tie at the top of the conference at the end of the season but one of the two tied teams has beaten the other tied team during the season, is that team considered the winner or does it end with Co-Pac 10 winners?

Tennisace
Apr 17th, 2010, 09:52 PM
I wish I could see the video, specifically the first set tie-break at No. 4 singles...could swing the entire dual match.

fantic
Apr 17th, 2010, 09:55 PM
What a waste of webcam, shame on you STAN :o

Here's the link for OJAI WOMEN OPEN SINGLES

http://TennisLink.usta.com/Tournaments/Draws/EventDraw.aspx?T=80196&E=5

Puchkova and Brodsky, what luck.

And what's Turewicz doing at Open, not Junior :lol:

That's not all. Fink, Brie Whitehead, Lumpkin..this must be fun. Gaytan-Leach, Sarah Lee and Santamaria also competing..

fantic
Apr 17th, 2010, 10:13 PM
Looks like Juricova is finally going to break the 'spell' :lol:

And STAN is winning #5 & 6..

Tennisace
Apr 17th, 2010, 10:14 PM
Looks like Juricova is fianlly going to break the 'spell' :lol:

And STAN is winning #5 & 6..

It's going to come down to No. 5 and 6 (like last dual match). If only Siwosz had won that first set tie-break!

fantic
Apr 17th, 2010, 10:23 PM
looks like CAL will sweep 1~3 and STAN 4~6.

So, STAN wins, the EVIL spell continues! GOD!! :mad: Wonder who they will meet at NCAA 2nd round..

(maybe...USC??? :lol: )

Tennisace
Apr 17th, 2010, 10:26 PM
looks like CAL will sweep 1~3 and STAN 4~6.

So, STAN wins, the EVIL spell continues! GOD!! :mad: Wonder who they will meet at NCAA 2nd round..

(maybe...USC??? :lol: )

At No. 5 and 6, both Cal players have broken back to put it on serve. If we can sneak out the second set in both matches, I feel like Stanford might start to buckle. Of course provided Mari closes it out at No. 3.

fantic
Apr 17th, 2010, 10:29 PM
it's funny you know, so far it's the same result as USC :lol: Which means STAN has the most depth!!???

(Of course if you count #7,8 UCLA wins, but)

Tennisace
Apr 17th, 2010, 10:51 PM
It's now pretty much over. Disappointing. And unless Cal gets someone good next year, the bottom of the line-up will continue to drag down Cal.

SakiBomb25
Apr 17th, 2010, 11:15 PM
Just how much will Ahn and Gibbs help Stanford next year?

I know that Burdette will graduate, but she hasn't really been that strong at the No. 2 spot...

Also hoping that Stanford will be able to sign Ellen Tsay from nearby Pleasanton...

gouci
Apr 18th, 2010, 01:18 AM
You just never really know which recruits will pan out. Ahn or Gibbs may become the next Amber Liu or they may become the next Courtney Clayton or the next Logan Hansen. :shrug:

zhangxian22
Apr 18th, 2010, 05:46 AM
What a waste of webcam, shame on you STAN :o

Here's the link for OJAI WOMEN OPEN SINGLES

http://TennisLink.usta.com/Tournaments/Draws/EventDraw.aspx?T=80196&E=5

Puchkova and Brodsky, what luck.

And what's Turewicz doing at Open, not Junior :lol:

That's not all. Fink, Brie Whitehead, Lumpkin..this must be fun. Gaytan-Leach, Sarah Lee and Santamaria also competing..

WTH is Puchkova doing here? Wasn't she a WTA top30 player once?

fantic
Apr 18th, 2010, 06:36 AM
Dunno, but what luck for me :lol: since I'll be there :bounce:

fantic
Apr 18th, 2010, 06:39 AM
It's funny that USC achieved the best result at Taube this season... it's a little consolation :sobbing:

Tennisace
Apr 18th, 2010, 01:12 PM
It's funny that USC achieved the best result at Taube this season... it's a little consolation :sobbing:

It's weird to see UCLA and Cal both struggle (except for UCLA's domination in the non-Pac 10 match) with Stanford but put away USC fairly easily.

I'm just pissed that we're going to hear about that streak for another year.

Amalgamate
Apr 18th, 2010, 06:19 PM
From a Stanford release:

"There is still an opportunity for UCLA (6-1 Pac-10) to technically claim a share of the conference title. Stanford's match against USC was suspended by rain at 3-3 two weeks ago, with the doubles point still yet to be played. That will now happen at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Apr. 21, at the Pac-10 Championships in Ojai, Calif. If Stanford wins the doubles point, the Cardinal will improve to 8-0 and capture the crown outright. Should USC win the doubles point, UCLA must face California as their Apr. 2 match was also cancelled by rain and the Bruins could then tie the Cardinal for a share of the league title with a victory. Stanford would receive the Pac-10's automatic bid to the postseason by virtue of its 5-2 victory over UCLA back on Apr. 3."

T2000
Apr 18th, 2010, 06:40 PM
From a Stanford release:

"There is still an opportunity for UCLA (6-1 Pac-10) to technically claim a share of the conference title. Stanford's match against USC was suspended by rain at 3-3 two weeks ago, with the doubles point still yet to be played. That will now happen at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Apr. 21, at the Pac-10 Championships in Ojai, Calif. If Stanford wins the doubles point, the Cardinal will improve to 8-0 and capture the crown outright. Should USC win the doubles point, UCLA must face California as their Apr. 2 match was also cancelled by rain and the Bruins could then tie the Cardinal for a share of the league title with a victory. Stanford would receive the Pac-10's automatic bid to the postseason by virtue of its 5-2 victory over UCLA back on Apr. 3."


Huh, the Pac-10.org conference handbook (http://compliance.pac-10.org/tools/handbook.html) says they are to replay the whole match.

Amalgamate
Apr 18th, 2010, 07:24 PM
Huh, the Pac-10.org conference handbook (http://compliance.pac-10.org/tools/handbook.html) says they are to replay the whole match.

It seems you are correct:

If a match is postponed and cannot be played within the aforementioned time frame, it shall be resched-
uled for the Wednesday prior to the Pacific-10 Conference Individual Championships at Ojai only if the
outcome would affect the identification of the Conference champion. (6/98, 6/06)

Matches which are rescheduled for a day other than the Sunday of the weekend in which the match was
originally scheduled shall be restarted, not resumed, and may involve different lineups. (6/98)

Perhaps an uninformed error by Stanford? :shrug:

T2000
Apr 19th, 2010, 12:26 AM
Yeah, you would think that the rules call for them to play the UCLA match in the morning. Then if UCLA wins, the criteria to restart the Stanford match, only if it affect the identification of the Conference champion, would be met. By the way, what is/was the score of the UCLA vs. Cal. match?

fantic
Apr 19th, 2010, 03:00 AM
Just how much will Ahn and Gibbs help Stanford next year?

I know that Burdette will graduate, but she hasn't really been that strong at the No. 2 spot...

Also hoping that Stanford will be able to sign Ellen Tsay from nearby Pleasanton...

I do hope Tsay, if she goes to college, pick Cal. STAN has too many talents already :p

Amalgamate
Apr 19th, 2010, 04:14 AM
I do hope Tsay, if she goes to college, pick Cal. STAN has too many talents already :p

:spit: Not happening.

zhangxian22
Apr 20th, 2010, 06:47 AM
I do hope Tsay, if she goes to college, pick Cal. STAN has too many talents already :p

I watched her beating Kaitlyn Christian handily at Laguna Niguel 25 K (1st round match). I guess it's not good news for USC that Tsay is going to either CAL or STAN.

Tennisace
Apr 20th, 2010, 01:31 PM
I watched her beating Kaitlyn Christian handily at Laguna Niguel 25 K (1st round match). I guess it's not good news for USC that Tsay is going to either CAL or STAN.

Tsay has no interest in Cal unfortunately. I would be really surprised if Stanford doesn't take Tsay. She clearly is one of the top players in her class.

fantic
Apr 20th, 2010, 03:27 PM
I saw her at Rancho Mirage, she wasn't a power player but her control was awesome. Anywhere EXCEPT STAN would be fine by me ;)

fantic
Apr 20th, 2010, 03:29 PM
at Ojai, want to see the following matchup;

Juricova or Barte vs Cossou

classic offense vs defense :drool:

Amalgamate
Apr 20th, 2010, 05:50 PM
:topic:

Fantic, why were you banned from junior tournaments? :unsure:

fantic
Apr 20th, 2010, 09:02 PM
I think I explained it earlier. Some G14 player's parents complained that I make them nervous.

Amalgamate
Apr 20th, 2010, 09:04 PM
Did you like follow this girl around southern cal?

fantic
Apr 20th, 2010, 09:27 PM
I'm not crazy, you know :p Those girls weren't really my favorite players anyway. Just some paranoid response..and why are you

asking this in public and now? If you want more message me please.

I followed important TOURNAMENTS, not specific girl player. If this means I am the

problem, :help:

fantic
Apr 20th, 2010, 10:18 PM
back to topic.

Now that USC is 18th, does it mean that USC will face California in the NCAA 2nd round? Damn I would've hoped they at

least meet UCLA, in that way I still could watch their match.. :sad: (And unless some miracle happens I don't see USC winning

it, since USC lost easily 2-5 on both previous encounters..)

SakiBomb25
Apr 20th, 2010, 10:54 PM
Stanford still has a chance for its 161 home winning match streak to be broken. The USC-Stanford match will be counted as a home match and if USC wins, then the streak is done.

fantic
Apr 20th, 2010, 11:45 PM
still not the same as actually winning at Taube, IF USC wins the doubles pt. (sigh)

(if USC wins, there might be a tiny hope that USC can host the

regional, right? damn, shouldn't have lost to ASU..)

fantic
Apr 20th, 2010, 11:49 PM
the reason why CAL is the worse matchup than other teams;

Currently USC has a relatively strong upper singles positions.

UCLA and STAN has at least a weak link at #2.

CAL #1~3 singles are one of the best in the nation.

Factor that, and the lower singles are distinctly in CAL's favor it seems..

(well unless USC can pull it off at #5 and 6)

fantic
Apr 21st, 2010, 01:31 AM
wait...so if STAN wins, no need for CAL vs UCLA?

If that's true, I would've driven 1 and a half hour to watch a doubles match which lasts less then an hour.. :help:

UCLA website has the info here;

http://www.uclabruins.com/sports/w-tennis/spec-rel/042010aab.html

'The UCLA women will be rooting hard for their cross-town rivals' :haha:

I wonder if UCLA will be PRESENT and be rooting for USC :happy:

fantic
Apr 21st, 2010, 01:37 AM
singles seed;



Seeded Players back to top
1. Juricova, Jana
2. Barte, Hilary
3. Schnack, Yasmin
4. Cossou, Marina
5. Ramos, Alison
6. Remynse, Andrea
7. Andersson, Mari
8. Burdette, Mallory

invitational seed

1. Malovic, Aleksandra
2. James, Hannah
3. Davis, Tayler
4. Andrews, Cristalia

zhangxian22
Apr 21st, 2010, 07:52 AM
I saw her at Rancho Mirage, she wasn't a power player but her control was awesome. Anywhere EXCEPT STAN would be fine by me ;)

yup. I watched her again at Carson (ISC). She had a 3:0 lead in the third set against the top seed and then lost 6 games in a row...:worship:

fantic
Apr 21st, 2010, 05:44 PM
Draw is out!

Juricova
Googe

Marks
Metzger

M.Burdette
Goransson

Hein
Smith

Schnack
Ardies

Pulido
Smatova

Andersson
Fansler

L.Burdette
Rietsch
---------
Fournier
du Toit

Li
Remynse

McKenna
McVeigh

Landsman
Cossou

Tan
Hoffpauir

Siwosz
Ramos

Vasilieva
Brycki

Xu
Barte

My goal was always to watch as many players as possible, so naturally will pay attention to

Oregon and Washington St. Players, also UA (neglected their duals match).

The best match of 1st day should be M. Burdette vs Hein (if they win 1st match).

Looking forward to Metzger vs Marks, Vasilieva vs Brycki as well.

McKenna/McVeigh vs Landsman/Cossou subrgroup could be also interesting..

fantic
Apr 21st, 2010, 05:50 PM
Too bad James is playing invitational..all 6 players for Stanford are playing in Pac-10 main draw..

Juricova
Schnack
Cossou
Barte semi? wait....Lao is not playing either..

fantic
Apr 21st, 2010, 06:13 PM
Inv. Dbls

Hansen (STAN) /James (ASU)

Huh? :lol:

And I wonder if OVI & OVAC is in walking distance..is there a walking route or what..

might be pretty busy Friday watching Pac-10 AND Open(OVI);Puchkova, Turewicz, Brodsky..

(P is even playing doubles)

fantic
Apr 21st, 2010, 06:32 PM
yup. I watched her again at Carson (ISC). She had a 3:0 lead in the third set against the top seed and then lost 6 games in a row...:worship:

I envy you. Were there many crowds? Wonder if I could've watched at that venue..hmm..

fantic
Apr 21st, 2010, 07:12 PM
huh? which school was her 1st choice? Well, IMO Brycki and James are interchangeable, Brycki is

that good..(I honestly think that Brycki could even aim for #3 spot)

and do you know which team won the doubles today? not finished yet?

fantic
Apr 21st, 2010, 07:35 PM
Toporowska played #3 singles before injury, was ranked #5 in singles in Canada!

from UA website;

Goals for 2009-10 season: "My goals for this season are to get back on the court, improve my overall game, survive the early morning practices, and never miss or be late to a team meeting."

such a modest goal :lol: