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The IIHF ice hockey tournament recently concluded with Canada defeating Sweden in an exciting finale. Both teams featured outstanding players who excel in juniors (developmental) leagues. When the USA played against Canada, its best players wilted in the final period. The players just did not have the stamina and strength to match up with the better conditioned Canadians. This because the best USA players were collegians. Had they played in the juniors programs which do not restrict practice hours, they would have been in far better shape and could likely have won.

It's the same with tennis and international football. The USA will never dominate either sport until we stop sending our best athletes to college and start sending them to developmental leagues as do the Europeans.

America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.



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That will probably make for a solid #6 then haha.

I agree, I think the front runners are Stanford, UNC, Vandy, Florida and Pepperdine who all appear pretty equal on paper. For some reason I thought Stefani left but with her back Pepperdine is a top contender. Despite not playing the indoors again this year, Stanford was smart to schedule Vanderbilt, Florida, and Pepperdine to try and buoy their ranking (assuming they win) since UCLA, USC, and Cal probably won't be ranked that high this year.
Shin was a question mark, as I heard about her locally here in Houston, but now "I guess" she's proven that she can play at #6.





So Lampl is still a question mark...so not quite there with a solid 6 players.
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Shin was a question mark, as I heard about her locally here in Houston, but now "I guess" she's proven that she can play at #6.

So Lampl is still a question mark...so not quite there with a solid 6 players.
Off topic but the Turati sisters at UT have been super impressive. I wonder why Gordon only played one match And yea, Lampl hasn't been super impressive this fall.
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Stanford #1? I don't know what happened to Ingrid Neel, but Gators lost alot of ground on Stanford. I predicted that Di Lorenzo was going to turn pro, but I thought she was going to give it another year and give Ohio a title shot. I think North Carolina and Vanderbilt have a good shot and I wouldn't count out Pepperdine as a dark horse, now that the ice princess is there. I hope to see more competition from Pac-12 with 2 or 3 teams in Top 10.
Pepperdine just defeated Vanderbilt to advance to the Indoor Final against North Carolina.

I am thinking that Lauren Embree is giving Pepperdine the confidence they need to make it to the top!

I am Stanford is keeping a down low in the background with Lord out of the line-up...still alot of time left until May or not?
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UNC beats Pepperdine 4-2 to win indoors again. They are very deep and healthy.

Impressive run by Pepperdine, though, playing indoors, which is foreign to them, and without #1 Stefani, who was playing Fed Cup for Brazil. They could easily be NCAA champs in May, if they keep this up.

Apparently both Elyse Lavender (current #1 for LSU) and Brooke Austin from Florida are no longer on their teams, and Arconada is still awaiting NCAA clearance, so why not play another $25K in Surprise this week, lol. Very curious as to what happened to Austin and Lavender...
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UNC beats Pepperdine 4-2 to win indoors again. They are very deep and healthy.

Impressive run by Pepperdine, though, playing indoors, which is foreign to them, and without #1 Stefani, who was playing Fed Cup for Brazil. They could easily be NCAA champs in May, if they keep this up.

Apparently both Elyse Lavender (current #1 for LSU) and Brooke Austin from Florida are no longer on their teams, and Arconada is still awaiting NCAA clearance, so why not play another $25K in Surprise this week, lol. Very curious as to what happened to Austin and Lavender...
I was super impressed to see Pepperdine make the finals (indoors no less) without Stefani. Definitely now a top contender for the NCAA's in May. They also played without Failla, the transfer from USC.

I wonder if Arconada will become eligible mid-way through the season and then play a handful of matches? So strange. It's pretty shocking that Austin is no longer with Florida. Hopefully more news comes out soon and all is well with her.
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Pepperdine was my dark horse favorite to win NCAA's.
They've been recruiting strong these past few years and now they have the tennis whisperer as an assistant coach...
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Card all the way! They will be tough to beat when Melissa Lord returns to the line up!

Is college tennis dead? I don't think so, but unfortunately this board has taken a downturn. I'm just as guilty as I haven't been participating in discussions like I should.
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Card all the way! They will be tough to beat when Melissa Lord returns to the line up!

Is college tennis dead? I don't think so, but unfortunately this board has taken a downturn. I'm just as guilty as I haven't been participating in discussions like I should.
Right now, they're beatable!
Maybe it was the humidity, but Cards didn't put up a fight at Austin today.
I know Gordon had her hands full against #1 BiancaTurati, but she never seemed to be in the match.
I thought Lampl had Bianca's sister, Anna at #2, but Anna played the extra point waiting on Lampl to make an error.
Arbuthnott seemed flat in that 3rd set, down 4-0. Not what I expected, after winning the 2nd set.
Kimberly Yee...how could she be #1 at 16, 14, and 12's. She could use some time in the gym.
Can't wait for Lord to come back!
Janice Shin was the only bright spot today, love that winner on set point, 1st set.
Ouch her opponent rolled her ankle, luckily it was just her ankle, looked worse the way she reacted.
Higuchi needs to go back to #6 once Lord is back. I think Shin should be #5.
I am not completely sold on Gordon at #1. She's a #3 at best.
If Lampl can clean up her game, she can be a #2 and I would have Lord at #1.
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Well the Gators dropped my Card again. Hard to win when you lose the first set in 5 of 6 singles matches.

Quick thoughts:

1 - Gordon held on to the win though Danilina was gaining momentum. Needs to crank up that serve though.
2 - Apparently Lampl was up 5-1 and lost the first set. Then she DF'd on match point. The positives? Her backhand is much better this season and her first serve has some pop to it. Definitely a fun match to watch.
3 - Nice win after dropping the first set.
4 - I guess I haven't been paying close attention bc this is the first match I noticed where Shin is 4 and Higuchi is 5. Shin is a good player and will only get better. Sort of reminds me of Ahn.
5 - Tough loss here. Higuchi has a hard time bc she can't match the power of her opponents.
6 - Happy Kim took it to 3 sets.

Not sure when the last time the Card lost all the backcourt matches. I think the players are getting good experience that will help them later in the season and when Mel comes back, watch out!
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Yep Shin deserves to be ahead of "the machine", who isn't playing to her nickname.
Lele switched after that comment I made...lol

Maybe another 5 loss season and underdogs in May!
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Bank of the West will no longer be held at Stanford, which I think is a big blow to Stanford Tennis, as it allowed its players a wild card slot.

I just think the program is going downhill...
Stanford is ranked #40.
I don't ever recall Stanford being outside of the top 20...
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Stanford is ranked #40.
I don't ever recall Stanford being outside of the top 20...
And they're going to have a tough time getting back into the top 16 to even host a regional...They don't have many highly ranked opponents on the schedule other than Pepperdine (Stanford will probably lose) and UCLA. Can't imagine the last time Stanford didn't host a regional.
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And they're going to have a tough time getting back into the top 16 to even host a regional...They don't have many highly ranked opponents on the schedule other than Pepperdine (Stanford will probably lose) and UCLA. Can't imagine the last time Stanford didn't host a regional.
Yeah, they will lose to Pepperdine for sure and most likely to UCLA.
That's using up their 5 loss maximum, for worst season.
If that happens, losing 3 out of 4 matches would be the 1st time in Stanford history.
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Yeah, they will lose to Pepperdine for sure and most likely to UCLA.
That's using up their 5 loss maximum, for worst season.
If that happens, losing 3 out of 4 matches would be the 1st time in Stanford history.
Yikes. They really need Lord healthy and playing well back at the top of the lineup.
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