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Old Jun 16th, 2013, 12:22 AM   #1306
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Anyone know if the matches for the USTA Collegiate Team at Carson will be open to the public? I work not too far from there and would love to go catch some of the matches.
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Old Jun 17th, 2013, 07:47 PM   #1307
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Just wanted to share a nice action photo

'Next KK', Zoe Katz


(SGVN/Staff photo by Leo Jarzomb/SPORTS)

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Love that one, fantic. Do you think Zoe will shake up the doubles line-up? Surely KK/Sabs will be going for the double grand slam next year
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Old Jun 17th, 2013, 09:16 PM   #1309
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dbl grand slam?

Dunno, have no idea how they'll eventually pair up. But the addition of Boren and Katz means USC dbls will be stronger than last season. They'll probably vie with UCLA, as usual

I think those 4 and Gugu and Zoe will be starters for dbls.

Actually USC is quite saturated right now..
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Old Jun 19th, 2013, 03:06 AM   #1310
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So is there a chance that Nicole Gibbs could return if she doesn't do well during the summer, including at the US Open?

She lost in the first round of qualifying today at Wimbledon.
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Old Jun 19th, 2013, 04:23 AM   #1311
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So is there a chance that Nicole Gibbs could return if she doesn't do well during the summer, including at the US Open?

She lost in the first round of qualifying today at Wimbledon.
That is an interesting question.

I can't see her returning. Tennis or Economics?

I can't speak for Gibbsy but if it was me, playing tennis 10 to 15 years to get to the pro level, I think to give oneself a fair opportunity, it is going to take more than a year, up to 3 years before one can adjust to the pro level and gain the success to be a top player.
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Old Jun 19th, 2013, 04:33 AM   #1312
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That is an interesting question.

I can't see her returning. Tennis or Economics?

I can't speak for Gibbsy but if it was me, playing tennis 10 to 15 years to get to the pro level, I think to give oneself a fair opportunity, it is going to take more than a year, up to 3 years before one can adjust to the pro level and gain the success to be a top player.
What's one year? She should stay and get her degree. I guess she could always come back after to get it. I hope she does well this summer!
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What's one year? She should stay and get her degree. I guess she could always come back after to get it. I hope she does well this summer!
It's really not the one year but the degree basically works against her making it as a pro, because when its time to dig deep into the trenches, the degree pushes one to get a job and not fight to make it as a tennis pro. Although there's no magic formula of when to turn pro. Historically, the best tennis players turn pro at 17 and the later that number becomes, the least likely one will succeed.
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Wish Gibbs nothing but good luck on tour. As someone mentioned awhile ago, she has nothing to prove on the college level, as she has done it all.

Interesting how Mallory and Nicole have taken different paths after turning pro. Mal turned pro and then you didn't hear from her for awhile. Assumed she worked heavily on fitness and her game. Nicole, after playing a long NCAA season, dove in head first immediately into the Wimbledon Qualies.
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Love that one, fantic. Do you think Zoe will shake up the doubles line-up? Surely KK/Sabs will be going for the double grand slam next year
Forgot to add this. At this stage, I think doing well at the TEAM tournaments (preferably advancing to the Final of course; that last hurdle) is infinitely more important than adding a few more individual trophies. After all, they don't have to prove anything anymore.
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Stanford's updated roster:


Name Ht. Yr. Hometown High School
Kristie Ahn 5-5 SR Upper Saddle River, N.J. The Professional Childrens School
Krista Hardebeck 5-7 SO Santa Ana, CA Kaplan Online
Amelia Herring 5-11 SR Carlsbad, CA LaCosta Canyon
Lindsey Kostas 5-5 SO La Jolla, CA La Jolla Country Day
Ellen Tsay 5-10 JR Pleasanton, CA Kaplan Academy


No surprise, no Gibbsy, Tan and Dillon graduating...

Pac-12 should be interesting next year with the top recruiting class joining the Cards next year...This is USC's best shot and UCLA has a good shot too.

Go teammmmmmmm!!!
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Stanford's updated roster:


Name Ht. Yr. Hometown High School
Kristie Ahn 5-5 SR Upper Saddle River, N.J. The Professional Childrens School
Krista Hardebeck 5-7 SO Santa Ana, CA Kaplan Online
Amelia Herring 5-11 SR Carlsbad, CA LaCosta Canyon
Lindsey Kostas 5-5 SO La Jolla, CA La Jolla Country Day
Ellen Tsay 5-10 JR Pleasanton, CA Kaplan Academy


No surprise, no Gibbsy, Tan and Dillon graduating...

Pac-12 should be interesting next year with the top recruiting class joining the Cards next year...This is USC's best shot and UCLA has a good shot too.

Go teammmmmmmm!!!
UCLA will win the Pac-12 next year. Just my opinion.
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Stanford's updated roster:


Name Ht. Yr. Hometown High School
Kristie Ahn 5-5 SR Upper Saddle River, N.J. The Professional Childrens School
Krista Hardebeck 5-7 SO Santa Ana, CA Kaplan Online
Amelia Herring 5-11 SR Carlsbad, CA LaCosta Canyon
Lindsey Kostas 5-5 SO La Jolla, CA La Jolla Country Day
Ellen Tsay 5-10 JR Pleasanton, CA Kaplan Academy


No surprise, no Gibbsy, Tan and Dillon graduating...

Pac-12 should be interesting next year with the top recruiting class joining the Cards next year...This is USC's best shot and UCLA has a good shot too.

Go teammmmmmmm!!!
What best shot? USC IS the current PAC 12 champion Or do you mean NCAA. USC's aim should be to win the National Team championships, Team Indoors or NCAA(but first, to advance to the final in a generation).
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Forgot to add this. At this stage, I think doing well at the TEAM tournaments (preferably advancing to the Final of course; that last hurdle) is infinitely more important than adding a few more individual trophies. After all, they don't have to prove anything anymore.
I've mentioned this before, but again, splitting the team wouldn't be such a bad idea.
If you can't win #1, have to split, PLENTY of teams do that to ensure the win.
And as a tennis communist I DO want the 'wealth' to be shared, too.
Both for the team AND for the league.

Let other Trojan share the glory (I DO think Sabs might be the best partner for KK since she's a powerful AND agile grinder, thus able to cover the back court superbly when KK is lurking at the net But big Zoe is also a superb defender, and lil' Zoe is no less a superb attacker at net. Maybe THIS combo might be unbalanced, but curious about this combination, KK/Katz. If they both rush to the net, unless the opponents lob or something, they'll clear the net).

And league-wise, other teams tried ALL season, couldn't beat them, so what's the fun in that (WAATC was actually the best chance to beat them, that tourney boasted better entrants, such as Capra/Mar, BU, Kay/Price, Kyle/Chanelle, etc...) Still don't understand how they lost to the team they beat 8-1 in the regular season; at the MOST important match of the season, no less.
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What best shot? USC IS the current PAC 12 champion Or do you mean NCAA. USC's aim should be to win the National Team championships, Team Indoors or NCAA(but first, to advance to the final in a generation).
If it is about the national team championship, I think UCLA can win everything, Pac 12 included.

For example Ray didn't even play both Indoors and NCAA. Imagine her playing lower positions, she has beaten Alexa Guarachi and lost to Sabs in 3 in the Fall last season. You bet she'll be back(link).

And the touted(by me hey I touted Krista and she contributed to STAN's NCAA win) freshman Jen Brady comes in. She can play both #1 sgls and dbls..Krista was a STRONG addition in singles (but who knew she would be NCAA Team #3 dbls team ). Jen will be a STRONG add in BOTH, sgls AND dbls.

UCLA is now chock full of very strong hitters, in terms of firepower NOONE can beat them. And ALL are EXCELLENT dbls players as well.
AND they HAVE been to the final plenty of times, even won it.

Both UCLA teams can win NCAA. Men and Women. When was the last time this happened?
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