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I thought it would be nice to post reactions from interested dual matches going on before the NCAA's. I don't pay too much attention to the other teams beside my gator girls. Today they took on USC Trojans at home.

A #3 UF vs #4 USC turned out to be a 7-0 win for Florida. On the UF side, I am guess Peggy has regressed further since her freshmen year? She was also once ranked #1 recruit last year so not sure what's going on there. She wasn't even in the lineup.
 

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I thought it would be nice to post reactions from interested dual matches going on before the NCAA's. I don't pay too much attention to the other teams beside my gator girls. Today they took on USC Trojans at home.

A #3 UF vs #4 USC turned out to be a 7-0 win for Florida. On the UF side, I am guess Peggy has regressed further since her freshmen year? She was also once ranked #1 recruit last year so not sure what's going on there. She wasn't even in the lineup.
UF has nice depth this year. They're my pick to win it all. They have Porter and Liang on the bench. They only graduate Morgan this year and they have a great recruit coming in.
 

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Not too surprised to see UF cruise like that. USC isn't the same team and have no guaranteed point (which they had 2-3 every match last year).
 

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Does no one has anything to add about your interested dual match results?

Today UF took on Baylor with a 4-0 sweep with wins from the Sophomores. Austin, Danilina, and Kuhlman won their singles matches after the team secured the doubles point. Just another day in the office for UF.
 

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Got to attend the Ohio State vs. Vanderbilt match and that was a tight one. Will be writing about it soon. Match was up and down, Colton losing it again. Gotta feel for her.

I expect these two to face off deep at NCAAs. They bring out the best in each other. Only a few points separated each team.
 

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Got to attend the Ohio State vs. Vanderbilt match and that was a tight one. Will be writing about it soon. Match was up and down, Colton losing it again. Gotta feel for her.

I expect these two to face off deep at NCAAs. They bring out the best in each other. Only a few points separated each team.
oh wow vandy losing again? I know Ohio has Di Lorenzo to anchor, but how deep is their lineup?
 

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oh wow vandy losing again? I know Ohio has Di Lorenzo to anchor, but how deep is their lineup?
They're missing Sandy Niehaus due to injury, but I think they're a Top 5 team and it'll come true next week. Their 6 is Olivia Sneed, who I think is one of the best 6s in the country. Really underrated and doesn't have the typical backboard game 6 game. Their doubles lineup is pretty strong and with DiLorenzo at 1 is a near-guaranteed point. Kowase and Angeles Paz at 4-5 is a strong duo too. Hopefully they can continue the momentum and get their 1st Big 10 title!
 

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Meanwhile UF continues their ruthless streak of blanking their opponents (if not using Liang or Porter that is...), this time # 22 Clemson bowed down to a 7-0 gator win. Notable wins include #19 Austin dismantling #11 Joana Eidukonyte 6-0, 6-2 while Morgan & Danilina sitting pretty @ #5 and #6 singles winning their matches easily. They are looking fab so far!

I wonder how they will do in next weekend's road swing at the west coast against newly crowned national indoor champ Cal & Stanford. Any thoughts?
 

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Meanwhile UF continues their ruthless streak of blanking their opponents (if not using Liang or Porter that is...), this time # 22 Clemson bowed down to a 7-0 gator win. Notable wins include #19 Austin dismantling #11 Joana Eidukonyte 6-0, 6-2 while Morgan & Danilina sitting pretty @ #5 and #6 singles winning their matches easily. They are looking fab so far!

I wonder how they will do in next weekend's road swing at the west coast against newly crowned national indoor champ Cal & Stanford. Any thoughts?
UF is good at all 6 positions. They will beat both Stanford and Cal. The score will be closer against Cal.
 

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UF is good at all 6 positions. They will beat both Stanford and Cal. The score will be closer against Cal.
that's a swift and short prediction. i'd like to think that my girls will have to earn it. I think a little road block will be good come NCAA's lol
 

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Miho Kowase sounds familiar... didn't she use to play for UGA? or was it her sister or?
Yeah, Maho was an All-American. Miho was 14 in the ITF juniors and has built a pretty solid resume at OSU. She's also incredibly sweet and probably the heart of the team.
 

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Wayment... mIho played for UGA and the sister mAho now plays for OSU? not the same person I hope or she would be playing like 6 years college tennis...
 

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Wayment... mIho played for UGA and the sister mAho now plays for OSU? not the same person I hope or she would be playing like 6 years college tennis...
Maho played at UGA from 2010-2014
Miho started at OSU in 2012

Sorry for any confusion
 

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Cal beat #11 USC. 6-1 today. Not as impressive a win as Florida had against USC, but a strong showing by the Bears nonetheless. USC's point came at #1 singles, where Olmos beat Manasse.
 

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Cal swept the LA schools this weekend, beating UCLA 5-2.

The match was closer than the score indicates, as UCLA got the doubles point, with Harrison/McPhillips beating Manasse/Starr. The Bears have some work to do in doubles.

But against a team like UCLA who is having a down year, Cal's singles line-up is strong enough to provide the Bears margin of error needed to make up for losing the doubles point. As usual, Popovic killed it at #6. Then Starr at 4 also won quickly. Chi at #3 ran out to a big lead, but found herself tied in the 2nd at 5 all; the senior closed out the next two games to give Cal the 3-1 lead.

But in the other matches (#1, #2, and #5) UCLA had won the first set. Freshman Olivia Hauger, who has been playing well for Cal, took a straight-sets loss at #5, and UCLA was back within 3-2, with the other matches (#1 and #2) going into the third.

Manasse and Fabikova jumped out to early breaks in the 3rd and held off the Bruins for the final tally.

It was good that Manasse got a win this weekend. Cal needs her to get back on track to have a chance against Florida next weekend.
 

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I said it in the beginning of the season that Cal was the team to beat, even when USC was near the top of the ranking and UCLA had the residual respect to be a top team.

With all of the players graduating or turning pro neither of the So.Cal teams can compete against Cal and it was proven this weekend.

I still think Stanford has a shot at Cal but it is still to early as they have untested players and their top 3 is no match against Cal's top 3, so I consider Cal the favorite and Stanford a dark horse.
 
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