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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

International Spring Championships Slideshow, Videos

I posted the link to my Tennis Recruiting article on the International Spring Championships on Monday, but here it is again in case you missed it. I still have the videos of the ISC finalists to process, and of course I will be working on the Easter Bowl slideshow and videos later this week, once I complete the articles for Tennis Recruiting Network.









15 comments:

getreal said...

Am I missing something but does anyone else find the french open WC playoffs very weak, I hope is is not representative of the state of US tennis. Anyone know why Jack Sock was missing

College Tennis said...

Jack Sock is playing high school tennis and i heard that Ryan Harrison turned down the invitation to play. Domijian, Johnson, Klahn, Shabaz, Krajicek, Jenkins, Kosokowski, etc are in the heavy part of their college season. Sweeting is aleady top 100 Not sure who else you would invite that deserves a chance. Unless you invite kuznetsov, Ram, and reynolds to play. I'm sure Blake turned it down. american tennis is actually looking better.

Poor Field Poor Decision said...

Interesting that the 6 male players are all invoved with the u.s.t.a. Why would you not invite the men who make a living professionally like Bobby Reynolds, Rajeev Ram, and this type instead of these Futures level players. This is for a Grand Slam not some lower tier A.T.P. event. Other than Young and Smychek this is disgraceful. Even the college guys shouldnt be invited. If you want to play Grand Slams then turn pro.

ctong said...

The women's side also very weak...

getreal said...

to college tennis,

agree with poor field...Domijian, Johnson, Klahn, Shabaz, Krajicek, Jenkins, Kosokowski, etc, may be in the heavy part of their college but hardly contenders for a spot in the Main Draw pfo the French open. Totally different levels of the game. Other than Donald YOung is really the only one who would have a shot at winning a round.

College Tennis said...

I agree with you Halebian and collarini should not be in a grand slam playoff. but then you might have Ginepri and Blake play as they are the only ones who at least have quarter finals of a grand slam. You can promote that locally and get little kids more inspired. Ram, Kuznetsov, and Reynolds are all challenger players who spent a some time playing atp events. I would like to know why ryan would turn down something like this playoff. It's so easy compared to qualifying at french open. This palyoff should only be for top 200 players. No one else has a shot of winning a grand slam main draw match. just have tim and donald play for the wc or just give it to someone

College Tennis Fan said...

Since no one answered my question (posted for sevral days) as to what happend to Ryan Noble at UNC I can only conclude that either no one knows what happened or no one will talk about it. Mysterious to say the least.

T SMITH said...

College Tennis Fan

i doubt there is an issue on this website about people being too shy too comment about someone or something.

Like you, i hope he is doing fine and that he is on the tennis court somewhere.

College Tennis Fan said...

I also hope he's doing fine and that's the primary reason that I'm asking the question. I hope something bad didn't happen to him for him to quit the tennis team after one year. I'm hoping to find out that nothing bad happened but the silence makes we wonder if it's a sore subject.

I don't think anyone is being "shy" but perhaps they are trying to protect the team or the player by not commenting.

getreal said...

to college tennis fan...give me a break..."I hope something bad didn't happen to him". What does that mean. Kids stop playing tennis all the time once they reach college. I can think of a bunch who did that, or used tennis to get into a top academic school as an athletic recruit because the "academic" bar is so much lower and then quit. I know one top "Ivy" recruit, a girl, who never even stepped her little pinky on a Yale tennis court. If you are so concerned about how Noble is doing, give him a call. Your comments sound pretty insincere, like you are fishing for something. My advice to you is get a life.

John said...

getreal - I think you read WAY too much into those posts. It is puzzling when some topics come up there can be endless banter and others nothing but crickets chirping.....humor nature to be curious......

College Tennis Fan said...

Getreal-You seem to be suffering from the delusion that you can read someone's mind that you don't even know. Your post was irrational and inappropriate. You claim to know that my post was "insincere" with zero basis. Your comparison to people who quit tennis after getting accepted to Ivy League schools is completely inanalogous to the situation of Ryan Noble and Bo Seal. First of all, both are great players, two of the top juniors in the USTA and in the world (ITF). They were one of the top doubles team in the world and even had a chance to even perhaps make it professionally in doubles some day. So, it is a lot more puzzling and shocking when players of this caliber quit the sport after one year in college.

They went to schools that had very serious tennis teams and it is unlikely that they even needed their tennis to get them into UGA and UNC (Noble was in-state). Furthermore, unlike your lame Ivy League examples, players at this level are obviously on an athletic scholarship so they can't just quit and continue to collect that athletic scholarship money which makes their decision to quit all that more surprising.

Then your last comment just proves how presumptuous and naïve you are because you appear to claim to "know" that I know the kid personally by suggesting that I just make a call to someone that I don't know.

Simply asking for information on a matter is not "fishing" as you characterize it.

You, my friend, are the person who needs to “get a life” rather than spending your time gratuitously flaming a person just because they asked a good and sincere question.

You're right said...

@College Tennis... I believe you are right. I remember on some forum awhile back that someone asked the same question about Noble, and a representative of UNC said that he is safe, not playing tennis, and for everyone's protection not to pursue the subject.

Getreal's comment was ignorant but had a point. Yes kids stop playing tennis all the time for no reason, but this time I don't believe that's the case.

I'm interested in why he stopped playing but I'm taking the representative's advice and not pressing the issue.

work-hard-tennis said...

The "nobleness" of this chat cracks me up. And aren't we all perfect gentlemen at the college matches too? No screaming or yelling at 18 year old kids, oh no. None of you cheered for a double fault did you? Of course not, we are royalty and were taught to not gossip and not do things like that.

Give me a break. Of course everyone is curious why they quit. Tennis is a high pressure sport. Coaches are crazy sometimes. Kids are crazy sometimes. Sometimes its as mundane as they want to study. Sometimes the kid was coached by their parent and can't change. Whatever. Sometimes, they don't go to tutoring when they say they did. Sometimes they say they practiced when they didn't and coach caught them.

At least lose the "Oh gosh, we don't gossip in our house" line. Nobody believes it.

Objective Observer said...

That last post by "Work-Hard-Tennis" sounds a lot like "getreal."

They both seem to share that same cynical, negative and downright crappy attitude. Perhaps they're the same person with a different moniker or twins or cousins or something.