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desariofan
May 25th, 2010, 01:23 AM
Looks like this year the women's NCAA tennis is back in order. After a year of uncertainties and doubts, two of the most storied and traditional programs in women's tennis will face each other in the final's. What can we expect???!!

I saw the wins by UF against Miami & UNC. Although both were won by a score of 4-0, there were patches where things went iffy for the gators. STAN has a great singles lineup, but I suspect their #4 & #5 are a bit weaker in general.

Doubles
1-#5 Marrit Boonstra/Allie Will, UF vs #2 Hilary Barte/Lindsay Burdette, STAN
This could go either way. I am hoping for Will's intensity & Boonstra's fighting spirit to carry the gators through.

2-#29 Lauren Embree/Joanna Mather, UF vs #56 Mallory Burdette/Stacy Tan, STAN
Should be a victory for the gators.

3-Carolina Hitimana/Anastasia Revzina, UF vs Carolyn McVeigh/Veronica Li, STAN
UF has been on fire in this position. Should go to UF here.

Singles
1-#9 Lauren Embree, UF vs #4 Hilary Barte, STAN
That tiny little girl Barte is just a machine. Her balls have one pace only: Bullet fast. I am not sure if Embree will have the guts and pure physical power to overcome Barte. ADV STAN

2-#8 Allie Will, UF vs #83 Lindsay Burdette, STAN
Will's singles play wasn't pretty the last couple of rounds, but she always finds a way to fight through. She should take care of Burdette here. ADV UF

3-#65 Marrit Boonstra, UF vs #33 Mallory Burdette, STAN
Boonstra has been under-ranked all season. She's at least a top 15 if not top 10 player. Mallory, although had a solid match today, played beneath her foe against Baylor. Will be a cat fight, however, but I see Boonstra giving it all and I suspect it could come down to her. ADV UF

4-#102 Anastasia Revzina, UF vs. #86 Stacey Tan, STAN
Revzina is off and on. If she is on, she'll cruise, if she loses focus, she will fold. The same could be said about Tan, too, however. ADV STAN

5-Joanna Mather, UF vs Carolyn McVeigh, STAN
Jo is too solid at #5 and her powerful backhands and forehands will blow McVeigh's lobs and topspins off the court. ADV UF

6-#106 Caroline Hitimana, UF vs Veronica Li, STAN
Li should be playing #5 for STAN instead of #6 (sand bagging?). But, against Hitimana, she has a tough match ahead of her. Call me biased, but Carol is a crazy #6 for UF. ADV UF.

UF 5 STAN 2 (if all played out)

*** OH PLEASE GOD DON'T JINX IT! ***

urklerlay
May 25th, 2010, 02:44 AM
desariofan -

Thanks for the detailed breakdown of the match ups.

All I can say is that I hope you are wrong!! hahah

Go Card!!

barboza
May 25th, 2010, 03:24 AM
Card's gonna take it

desariofan
May 25th, 2010, 07:22 AM
Card's gonna take it

:mad:

2nd_serve
May 25th, 2010, 03:52 PM
Agreed, thanks for the detailed breakdown. I may just print it out and use it as my Unofficial Program.

urklerlay
May 25th, 2010, 11:37 PM
Wow...the Burdette sisters rock! Lindsay really stepped it up this tournament! Great to see since it seems she has struggled at times at No. 2 this season. Mallory came through in the end...what a dream freshman season!

Congrats to the Card!

2nd_serve
May 26th, 2010, 12:11 AM
I enjoyed that immensely. Great job Stanford. Especially the Burdette Sisters, and all the Stanford team. Great tackle for the Burdette sisters. Florida was so talented and just an outstanding team. Both teams, or all those in the semi's deserved to win. Thank you Tennisforum.com for the place to discuss and read about this. And to the University of Georgia, a great host site. :p

desariofan
May 26th, 2010, 01:12 AM
Stanford was just too good. The Burdette sisters brought it out. It must be heart breaking for Boonstra to lose it for the team as a senior, and she deserved better. She was 3 points away from winning it for UF. Even with her gone, I see good things happening in the years to come for UF, provided there are no transfers, etc.

desariofan
May 26th, 2010, 01:30 AM
look at Revzina & Boonstra... :sad:

desariofan
May 26th, 2010, 01:32 AM
at least the other girls seemed content and happy. but maybe putting on a smiley face for the camera?? :(

mboyle
May 26th, 2010, 02:12 AM
Wow. How the HELL did Florida lose that? How do you go from not losing a point, let alone a match, for two or three months, to losing to Stanford? Granted, Stanford is really good, but UF has Allie Will at number two and Marrit Boonstra at number three. Wow. Congrats to Stanford. I thought UF had that won for sure.

SakiBomb25
May 26th, 2010, 02:24 AM
Wow. How the HELL did Florida lose that? How do you go from not losing a point, let alone a match, for two or three months, to losing to Stanford? Granted, Stanford is really good, but UF has Allie Will at number two and Marrit Boonstra at number three. Wow. Congrats to Stanford. I thought UF had that won for sure.

I think the match that won it for Stanford was Lindsay Burdette beating Allie Will. Burdette had been playing horribly her senior year and Will was 24-0 going into the match. That was the key match-up.

Next year, it'll be interesting to see who will be in the line-up for Stanford, as two super frosh are coming to The Farm... who will sit?

mboyle
May 26th, 2010, 02:30 AM
Stanford was just too good. The Burdette sisters brought it out. It must be heart breaking for Boonstra to lose it for the team as a senior, and she deserved better. She was 3 points away from winning it for UF. Even with her gone, I see good things happening in the years to come for UF, provided there are no transfers, etc.

Yeah they're getting Cercone next year who's quite good. If they keep both Embree and Will, with Cercone playing 3 for them, they're going to be really good. Trouble is, Stanford is going to be unbelievable for the foreseeable future. Georgia is getting three blue chips and keeping Gullickson. Duke is getting three blue chips too (provided Capra doesn't turn pro), and keeping a very solid group of mid and lower level players. I think UF and Stanford will be the teams to beat for the foreseeable future, with Georgia and Duke right there challenging.

mboyle
May 26th, 2010, 02:31 AM
I think the match that won it for Stanford was Lindsay Burdette beating Allie Will. Burdette had been playing horribly her senior year and Will was 24-0 going into the match. That was the key match-up.

Next year, it'll be interesting to see who will be in the line-up for Stanford, as two super frosh are coming to The Farm... who will sit?

Yeah I don't know how Allie Will lost, and poor Boonstra. This really should have been a comfortable win for UF.

darrinbaker00
May 26th, 2010, 04:00 AM
First the Sharks get swept by the Chicago Blackhawks, now this. I really, really, REALLY need a cocktail. :drink:

urklerlay
May 26th, 2010, 04:03 AM
Darrin -

Be happy a CA school won!!

(even if it is Stanford - you're a CAL guy, right?)

Tennisace
May 26th, 2010, 04:06 AM
A couple things. First congrats to Stanford. Compared to other national championships teams I think this team was less talented (particularly the bottom of the line-up). Nevertheless they found a way to win.

Will really shouldn't have lost against Lindsay who really should be a free point for any good team. With that being said I still contend that Lindsay shouldn't be playing No. 2 singles (even considering her two recent wins). Mallory has a phenomenal record at No. 3 and really should have been playing No. 2 based on records.

fantic
May 26th, 2010, 05:44 AM
I don't believe this.

WHAT HAPPENED TO LINDSAY??????????????????

Can anybody explain to me how singles #1 & 2 went? Like how they played?

Who's the MVP, Lindsay? Mallory? or Veronica.

Anyway, Lindsay was nice to me at Ojai & College Station last season. So of course she did well :lol:

Congrats to both teams. I didn't know the result until now but even at Carson I felt that Stanford might win.

Why? All those former and future Cards won the matches today, Tweedie-Yates, Ahn, Gibbs :o

gouci
May 26th, 2010, 06:04 AM
A good thing about watching the championship match on ESPN 2 is they show all the match points. :worship:

- Revzina ended her match by hitting an easy overhead into the net. :o

- Will ended her match by hitting a slice backhand into the net.

- But the worst ending had to be Hitimana. It was 5-5 in the 2nd set and Hitimana was up 0-40 having 3 break points. She clearly started playing not to lose by returning a 2nd serve into the middle of the court instead of attacking and going for a winner to get the key break. Then it became hard to watch Hitimana as she blew all 3 break points and lost her own serve at love. That's was choking big time as she lost 9 points in a row to lose the set 5-7. :help: Hitimana gift wrapped the last 2 games for Li with unforced errors.

- Hopefully Form didn't see Stanford clinch the deciding 3rd set on TV. Otherwise Form would go into a profanity lace tirade about how Mallory Burdette had a cast on her wrist like Stephanie Hammel's alleged cast. Form would then be screaming and flaming this thread about how STANFORD CHEATED!, STANFORD CHEATED! :happy::happy::happy:
If Lele Forood wins the ITA Coach of the Year, Form will contest how the vote happened before word of Cast Gate had spread. :haha: Then Form will tell Stanford enjoy it because they're changing the rules next season because of Burdette's alleged cast. :lol:

barboza
May 26th, 2010, 06:45 AM
Yess!!! Stanford back to their winning ways :) Order is restored

fantic
Jun 3rd, 2010, 12:03 AM
A couple things. First congrats to Stanford. Compared to other national championships teams I think this team was less talented (particularly the bottom of the line-up). Nevertheless they found a way to win.

Will really shouldn't have lost against Lindsay who really should be a free point for any good team. With that being said I still contend that Lindsay shouldn't be playing No. 2 singles (even considering her two recent wins). Mallory has a phenomenal record at No. 3 and really should have been playing No. 2 based on records.

Didn't somebody say that Lindsay's topspin was too much for the opponents?

Now consider new clayGOAT Sam Stosur's topspin... :scared:

Is this the future? Top Spin? :lol:

Amalgamate
Jun 3rd, 2010, 02:19 AM
Didn't somebody say that Lindsay's topspin was too much for the opponents?

Now consider new clayGOAT Sam Stosur's topspin... :scared:

Is this the future? Top Spin? :lol:

Lindsay's balls go like, 6 inches over the net...

fantic
Jun 3rd, 2010, 05:51 AM
Have you seen Lindsay play against Mathews and Will? I haven't, so am REALLY curious..

desariofan
Jun 3rd, 2010, 07:06 AM
Have you seen Lindsay play against Mathews and Will? I haven't, so am REALLY curious..

Will wasn't herself that day. Of all the days to play bad tennis she picked the Finals day. Her shots had no depth and there was no intensity in her game play like her normal self. Her mom/dad and I were cheering so hard for her, but the long season prolly took its toll on her.

Having said that, Lindsey B. hit some great shots and really took it all to Will. She wasn't making mistakes like she normally does and most of the shots she went for all went in. Add to that Will wasn't on fire, it was a foregone conclusion by the time Will went down a break in the second set.

fantic
Jun 3rd, 2010, 11:23 PM
thx.

and Embree has Barte's number, easy wins at Riviera and at Georgia.. :crazy:

She can defeat Barte, but lose to Andersson? What's wrong with UF's enfants terribles :lol: