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Tuesday, April 15, 2008

College Tennis Surprises

I've been out of touch with college tennis the past two weeks, except for the tidbits picked up here and there from a few of the college coaches recruiting at Carson, before the signing week dead period began. The ITA released the latest rankings today, and they aren't showing many significant changes, with Northwestern leading the women's rankings and Virginia the men's. Virginia completed its regular season undefeated, and won its fifth straight ACC title. The Cavaliers will open ACC tournament play this weekend in Florida. The Daily Progress filed this story.

Another impressive winning streak came to an end when Tennessee dealt Georgia a 4-3 loss in Knoxville on Saturday. Georgia had won 40 straight SEC matches before the Volunteers took wins at the No. 2 and No. 1 positions to clinch the upset. Utsports.com has the details here.

The University of Texas-Austin men's team was upset by Texas Tech over the weekend, and again it was on the road and by a 4-3 score. The Texas Tech website provides the specifics here.

Yet another 4-3 win, this one by the Cal men over Washington, is the subject of this eyewitness report by Bear fan John Tsutsui.

And finally, Ohio State continued its domination of the Big Ten with a close 5-2 win over Illinois. Four of the singles matches went three sets, two ended in tiebreakers, and the Buckeyes prevailed in both. For more on the match, see fightingillini.com.

7 comments:

Austin said...

Now the best part of the tennis year gets underway. SEC Tournament should be very good. ACC is weak this year so I dont think it will be as good as it has the past few years.

Austin said...

Now the best part of the tennis year gets underway. SEC Tournament should be very good. ACC is weak this year so I dont think it will be as good as it has the past few years.

5.0 Player said...

In my opinion it is both embarassing and pathetic that the vast majority of all these players listed in the line ups for Cal Berkeley; University of Washington; University of Texas; and Texas Tech are obviously non-American players. A few is one thing, but it looks like over 80% of the starting line-ups for these teams are composed of non-Americans.

rondo snead said...

5.0 you are right usta and ncaa have head in the sand on this!
You have to quit school and play @ train all day to get a shot at decent d-1 college..

Usta show some guts and stand up for american players.

Austin said...

Blame the NCAA.

RedHed88 said...

the university of illinois womens ream beat ohio state 5-2. big upset. not ohio state beat illinois, thats incorrect

Colette Lewis said...

The OSU men def. Illinois, the Illini women def. OSU, both scores were 5-2.