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Monday, November 7, 2016

On labeling upper/lower position players

Some might say that my 'labeling' upper position/lower position players is harsh.
Not so, I'm just stating the fact.

TF's iPetty(dunno why he changed his id to Demosthenes lol)'s rant that the rest of UCLA team is garbage, now that's harsh.


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Great week still for Ena. Should have a fun time playing 1 this season. Too bad the rest of her team will be garbage this year.


Of course, he is just being his usual sorry and obnoxious self lol.
But maybe, it's his usual twisted way of mentioning UCLA's lack of depth this season.

I'll just post the results for the Trojans, you judge for yourself.

All results from USC;

NCAA 2nd Rd 
(1) #6 Luisa Stefani (PEP) def. #27 Giuliana Olmos (USC) – 6-1, 6-0
(2) Laura Gulbe (PEP) def. #117 Madison Westby (USC) – 6-1, 7-5
(3) Dzina Milovanovic (PEP) def. Zoë Katz (USC) – 7-6 (5), 6-3
(4) Gabby Smith (USC) def. Apichaya Runglerdkriangkrai (PEP) - 6-4, 6-4
(5) Matea Cutura (PEP) vs. Jessica Failla (USC) – 6-1, 6-0
(6) Michaela Capannolo (PEP) vs. #119 Rianna Valdes (USC) – 6-4, 3-6, 0-1 susp.
Order of finish: 1, 5, 2, 4, 3*

Ryann Foster (LSU) def. #97 Jessica Failla (USC) - 6-1, 6-2
Maureen Slattery (Denver) def. Angela Kulikov (USC) - 7-6(9), 7-6(4)
[14] Ashley Lahey (Pepperdine) def. Zoë Katz (USC) - 6-2, 6-1

[12] Zoë Katz (USC) def. Hayley Thompson (LBSU) - 6-3, 4-6, 6-2
[12] Zoë Katz (USC) def. Elisa Elhadj (CSUN) - 3-6, 6-3 ret. (inj.)
[10] #123 Dzina Milovanovic (Pepp.) def. [5] #83 Rianna Valdes (USC) - 6-2, 6-1
 Jada Hart (UCLA) def. [4] #88 Madison Westby (USC) - 6-2, 6-4

Round of 32
Lee Or (Northwestern) def. Madison Westby (USC) - 4-6, 6-3, 6-1
Brooke Rischbieth (Northwestern) def. Zoë Katz (USC) - 6-2, 2-6, 6-2
Karla Portalatin (CS Fullerton) def. Angela Kulikov (USC) - 4-6, 6-1, 6-4

Or and Rischbieth played 5,6 last season.
Portalatin played 3-5 last season.
Foster played 3,4 last season.
Slattery played 2 last season.
Thompson played 4,5 last season.


tennisfan said...

Wow, that's harsh commentary by that guy. The UCLA team certainly isn't as deep as in previous years, but they have a handful of very solid players besides Ena -- Hart, Fleming, Miller should be solid middle of the lineup players. Wiley and Magill may be a bit of a question mark. I think whoever gets slotted at #2 may struggle a bit.

USC doesn't look like they've been posting great results this fall, but they've been a deep team the last few years, with 7-8 girls who are viable starters (which was the opposite of the case for UCLA last year). Will be curious to see who tops their lineup this year.

I see Cal topping the Pac 12 again this year -- such a strong lineup.

fan said...

I concur, UCLA isn't that bad. Fleming just made JKC final and Miller should've defeated Failla and reached Regional Semi. Hart routed Westby. Just that, that guy only cares about the very best elite players lol.

I think Stanford defends the title, they still maintains depth. Higuchi made Regional final. Cal. lost Chi and Fabikova, and Nelson and Jansen aren't as powerful(they're good doubles players).