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Old Apr 24th, 2010, 12:17 AM   #136
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This may be a stupid question, but how long has Amanda McDowell not been playing for Georgia Tech?
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Old Apr 24th, 2010, 01:05 AM   #137
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This may be a stupid question, but how long has Amanda McDowell not been playing for Georgia Tech?
No, its not stupid! She played her last match in February....
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As for SEC action quarters...

UF cruises past LSU 4-0 - highlight was Clair Barlette clenching @ #6
Then I swung by UGA vs USC action and it was epic, alas, USC upsets UGA 4-1, the lone win from Gullickson @ # 1.
I actually was rooting for UGA just so I can see UF whoops them ass in front of their home crowd LOL.
Tennessee takes down Vanderbilt 4-2, while Ole Miss takes down Arkansa 4-2


SEMIS : UF vs USC and TEN vs OM
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they are all useless...just can't help USC, can they
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And I don't think Duke would've been #1 even if Cecil stayed
We may still have lost to UF. How that coach managed to snag Embree and Will I'll never know...but, every other match we have lost has been 4-3. Last year, we went into every match with a guaranteed point from number 1 singles, because Mal almost literally never lost. This year, we give up number 1 singles against every good team because Ellah is really a number 2 player. Liz Plotkin should really be playing 3 or 4 since she's coming back from injury. If we had Mal, we'd probably have Cecil, Nze, Zslinska, Plotkin, Granson and Clayton as our lineup. We sure as hell would not be losing to ragamuffin teams like Carolina (probably the most overrated tennis team ever...) I think we'd be 27-1 right now instead of 19-7. Oh well. I still have the men's basketball to be happy about...
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Mboyle (or tennisbuddy).......do you think if M. Cecil had 'do-overs', that she would play college tennis again for at least a 2nd year? After turning pro, I don't think she has cracked the top-300 yet so just curious if you have any insight. I know it hasn't even been a year yet.........
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We may still have lost to UF. How that coach managed to snag Embree and Will I'll never know...but, every other match we have lost has been 4-3. Last year, we went into every match with a guaranteed point from number 1 singles, because Mal almost literally never lost. This year, we give up number 1 singles against every good team because Ellah is really a number 2 player. Liz Plotkin should really be playing 3 or 4 since she's coming back from injury. If we had Mal, we'd probably have Cecil, Nze, Zslinska, Plotkin, Granson and Clayton as our lineup. We sure as hell would not be losing to ragamuffin teams like Carolina (probably the most overrated tennis team ever...) I think we'd be 27-1 right now instead of 19-7. Oh well. I still have the men's basketball to be happy about...
Cecil shouldn't have left for pro so early. Her individual and team victory wasn't complete, she lost to Gullickson at the

team tourney and was lucky not to have met G and Juricova during ind. tourney. And the team got lucky by Ilcinkas' injury during doubles at the team final. Moreover I think Falconi this year is better than last season's Cecil.

I'm really mad at Duke losing to FSU, thereby assisting in blowing USC's chance of hosting the NCAA regional
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Mboyle (or tennisbuddy).......do you think if M. Cecil had 'do-overs', that she would play college tennis again for at least a 2nd year? After turning pro, I don't think she has cracked the top-300 yet so just curious if you have any insight. I know it hasn't even been a year yet.........
She really wanted to come back. She tried to sue the NCAA to let her come back if she gave back all her prize money, but they wouldn't let her do it. She worked really hard to rejoin the team but it just wouldn't work because she signed with an agent. If she hadn't signed with an agent, she could have gotten away with playing the open and then returning her prize money, but alas...
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Cecil shouldn't have left for pro so early. Her individual and team victory wasn't complete, she lost to Gullickson at the

team tourney and was lucky not to have met G and Juricova during ind. tourney. And the team got lucky by Ilcinkas' injury during doubles at the team final. Moreover I think Falconi this year is better than last season's Cecil.

I'm really mad at Duke losing to FSU, thereby assisting in blowing USC's chance of hosting the NCAA regional
I don't think she was "lucky" not to have met Gullickson/Juricova. She was killing Jurikova in the team finals 6-4; 3-0 when Duke clinched, and Mal didn't lose to the same person twice all year. In fact, every time she played the same person again, she improved against them. She lost the first match to Cohen, then beat her 6-4; 6-1, then 6-2; 6-1, then 6-1; 6-0. She lost to Mosolova the first time, then beat her the second time. She took three sets against Muskavite (sp?) from Arkansas the first time, then beat her 6-3; 6-3 the second time.

To say that the team got lucky is just preposterous. We beat Cal 4-0 and were up in two of the other three matches. There's no doubt that Duke was the best women's tennis team last season. This season is sadly a different story...but at least we have some solid recruits for next year...hopefully we pick up Capra too.
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She really wanted to come back. She tried to sue the NCAA to let her come back if she gave back all her prize money, but they wouldn't let her do it. She worked really hard to rejoin the team but it just wouldn't work because she signed with an agent. If she hadn't signed with an agent, she could have gotten away with playing the open and then returning her prize money, but alas...
When did all this hoopla occur? Poor Mallory, a few bad decisions
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This season is sadly a different story...but at least we have some solid recruits for next year...hopefully we pick up Capra too.
You need Capra. As you said earlier, you don't have a number 1.
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When did all this hoopla occur? Poor Mallory, a few bad decisions
Last fall. She was actually pretty set on returning to school as of June/July. I was really surprised she went pro. But yeah, it's kind of upsetting that UCLA and people get all these rando Romanian girls who didn't make it in the pros and are now like 24 years old, but Mal can't come back just because she played the Open as opposed to like the Bucharest open. I think they should be more forgiving...

And yes, we need Capra. Ellah could be a number one but her back is giving out, which is why she hasn't been as solid as she was the previous two years.
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Last fall. She was actually pretty set on returning to school as of June/July. I was really surprised she went pro. But yeah, it's kind of upsetting that UCLA and people get all these rando Romanian girls who didn't make it in the pros and are now like 24 years old, but Mal can't come back just because she played the Open as opposed to like the Bucharest open. I think they should be more forgiving...

And yes, we need Capra. Ellah could be a number one but her back is giving out, which is why she hasn't been as solid as she was the previous two years.
Really?

Dated August 27, 2009 a week before the US Open:

“It was a really tough decision,” Cecil said. “There were so many things drawing me back to Duke, but at the same time I feel like it’s my time. The [age] frame for women’s tennis is so young so I thought this is my opportunity to pursue my career. I had a great semester at Duke, a great team and so many great memories. It was a really tough decision, but I am excited to start this new journey.”
http://sports.chronicleblogs.com/200...cil-turns-pro/

Honestly, I am sure the first round money was enough incentive. I'd believe that come fall she was begging to return to Duke.

And yea, don't get me started on some of these foreign girls. If Mallory was willing to give up her prize money, and granted I don't know all the details, but I think she should have been able to return. The poor girl might be back at duke in the next year (maybe two) and she can't play on the team
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Really?

Dated August 27, 2009 a week before the US Open:

“It was a really tough decision,” Cecil said. “There were so many things drawing me back to Duke, but at the same time I feel like it’s my time. The [age] frame for women’s tennis is so young so I thought this is my opportunity to pursue my career. I had a great semester at Duke, a great team and so many great memories. It was a really tough decision, but I am excited to start this new journey.”
http://sports.chronicleblogs.com/200...cil-turns-pro/

Honestly, I am sure the first round money was enough incentive. I'd believe that come fall she was begging to return to Duke.

And yea, don't get me started on some of these foreign girls. If Mallory was willing to give up her prize money, and granted I don't know all the details, but I think she should have been able to return. The poor girl might be back at duke in the next year (maybe two) and she can't play on the team
And I just read what you get by going four years to Duke on the cost of a scholarship which is worth $50,750 a year. It's sad they dont take that in account when making their decision. It will take you a long time on the pro circuit to earn $203,000.
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But yeah, it's kind of upsetting that UCLA and people get all these rando Romanian girls who didn't make it in the pros and are now like 24 years old, but Mal can't come back just because she played the Open as opposed to like the Bucharest open. I think they should be more forgiving...
Who are you talking about please?
UCLA doesn't have any Romanians on their team. Plus I haven't heard of any Romanian in all of women's college tennis who is 24 years old. The closest is Gabriela Niculescu who is 23 and went to USC.
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