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post #46 of 49 (permalink) Old May 20th, 2018, 02:53 AM Thread Starter
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Shouldn't we have a dedicated thread for this?

I think you may have misread the draw. UCLA should worry more about (hopefully) Vandy.
Yep I misread the draw...
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Re: Is College Tennis DEAD???

Final on now, Vanderbilt vs. Stanford. Vandy won the doubles point, and singles are just starting.

Vandy beat Stanford 7-0 back in February, but Stanford didn't have Melissa Lord in that match, and I believe it was played indoors.

Let's see how this shakes out!
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Re: Is College Tennis DEAD???

Stanford "upsets" Vanderbilt...

This was a nail biter!!!
It was no big deal that the Dores got the doubles point, especially with the Cards jumping ahead in the singles match, winning the 1st set on 5 courts (#2-#6).

Higuchi and Lampl winning in straight sets made it 2-1, but Sharma tied it up at 2 all.

Shin made it 3-2, with #2 and #4 going to 3rd set, as Dores came back in the 2nd set.
I am thinking at this point Stanford's chances are pretty good, with Arbuthnott doing so well with winning 3 set matches and clinching matches. Also Lord has yet to lose an NCAA team match.

Lord being up 5-3 and Arbuthnott down 2-3, I thought it was smooth sailing...

Then with Arbuthnott trailing 2-5 and with Lord at 5-5, this was too close for comfort!
It became tied up at 3 with Arbuthnott falling 4-6, 6-4, 6-2.

Lord held serve to go up 6-5 in the 3rd set, then broke Fern at 40-30 to win 6-4, 2-6, 7-5 and remain undefeated at 15-0.

Congrats to both teams could of went either way.
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Re: Is College Tennis DEAD???

Great match in the end, when it looked like it easily could have been 4-1 for Stanford early in the singles. Stanford was a completely different team when Lord came back into the line-up, and the fact that she has never lost a singles match in the NCAA tournament is truly impressive. I can't think of a player that I'd rather have playing for the clinch, other than maybe Lauren Embree

That was a great effort from Sharma too, battling through that last game after looking like she pulled something on the first point of the game when reaching for an overhead.

It was also so refreshing to see a women's college match with so little pushing. On all courts, the ladies were going for their shots until the end. I was very impressed by the quality of the ball striking from top to bottom.

Let's see how the singles and doubles go now!
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