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Monday, November 14, 2011

Recap, Slideshow and Videos of USTA/ITA Indoor Intercollegiate Championships

Although there will still be signing announcements surfacing in the next month, this recap, slideshow and videos from the USTA/ITA Indoor Intercollegiate Championships marks the end of college tournament coverage until 2012.

My recap for the Tennis Recruiting Network is a detailed overview of the tournament for those of you who weren't able to follow the daily reports I filed from New York. The slideshow contains photos of all singles quarterfinalists, semifinalists and finalists, the consolation and sportsmanship winners, and the doubles semifinalists and finalists.

The short videos of champions Marta Lesniak and Mitchell Frank are below. Links to videos of the finalists from the tenniskalamazoo YouTube channel are below.












YouTube video: finalist Dennis Nevolo

YouTube video: finalist Joanna Mather

5 comments:

On the rise said...

Franks style ain't pretty but obviously effective. To see college indoor tennis played 10 ft behind the baseline is worrisome.

Thomas Gamble said...

You are right. I totally agree with you, On the rise.

Yea, said...

its not ideal given what we have seen at the top of the game from the likes of tsonga, federer etc. However, as you say the game style is seriously effective in that you need to have a monster weapon to hit him off the court otherwise he will probably outlast you. There are probably 200 or 300 people in the world that can do that. I think as Frank's serve game gets better you will see him winning more indoor matches like the one he lost against steve johnson a couple weeks ago.

work-hard-tennis said...

I recently watched a boy's practice at a top D1 program. I found it interesting b/c the coach (very esteemed) encouraged his player to NOT take it early, but to back up and take it in their respective comfort zones.

He noted that repeatedly to his players....

** they also played tennis games...isn't that cool! Makes tennis fun...

West Nott said...

His style is pretty and effective. Clean strokes, great mover, and relentless. Why is playing defense a negative trait? It's beautiful watching players self destruct against him sprinkled with his own subtle offense. Very pretty style in my opinion.