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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Pepperdine loses Stefani? Etc.

Was going to write(again) Pepperdine vs UCLA as title contenders next season, but Pepperdine already updated their roster and Stefani is not there. Did she turn pro? Is that why they got Failla instead?
What about Levashova, she isn't on the roster either.

All contenders last season suffered losses, especially in top positions: now Pepperdine as well.

So by the logic of elimination, is UCLA winning NCAA again a sure thing? Lol.

Florida certainly can repeat, if their seniors get their act together lol. And they just recruited Burrage for next season as well.

Georgia lost Perez and Brinson, but if Jokic is that good..also adds Coppoc and Goulak, so they won't lack depth.

Gordon(Stanford incoming freshman) just defeated Shibahara and Neel at 2 Nor Cal. ITF tournaments. She's not playing the National(seems to have withdrawn) but Shin is.

UNC updated their roster and Sanford is playing(Alle?). They'll miss Carter, but won't lack depth either.
Vandy as well, wonder how good Appleton is. Meyer is very good.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

I thought she was going to Ohio State. I wonder what happened with that. Pepperdine could sure use her with Stefani gone now.

tennisfan said...

UCLA has struggled quite a bit the last two years -- are you thinking the addition of Dolehide would be enough to turn them around? That would be a pretty big 1 - 2 punch, with Dolehide and Shibahara. Their other players are very talented, but seem to have lacked consistency thus far though.

Also, wonder why Failla transferred to Pepperdine...

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fan said...

Altick recently defeated Shaffer and Neel. Also UCLA won't lose the Doubles point. Dunno why Failla changed to Pepperdine either.

tennisfan said...

Good point -- UCLA will have a great doubles lineup. Stella Sampras seems to do a good job of recruiting strong doubles players. After ending their season with a first-ever loss to Oregon, I bet the UCLA girls will be eager for a much stronger year.

Pac-12 will be interesting next year. I could see Stanford and Cal being slightly weaker after losing some key seniors. Don't know much about Gordon. Not quite sure what to expect from USC, but with the transfer students, they could definitely be in the mix.

Anonymous said...

UCLA will be okay, especially with Dolehide joining the team. She pushes everyone down in the lineup and that will be good for the players they have. Fleming at 3 instead of 2, Hart at 4 instead of 3, Miller and Altick at 5 and 6.

USC's problem is that they don't have any top players. Who will be winning at 1 and 2 for them?

Stanford will be okay. I feel like they're not losing much with Gordon and Shin coming in for Doyle and Davidson. Stanford will have solid players at all 6 positions.

fan said...

Yes Stanford is very solid all around. Gordon and Shin are both pretty good doubles players as well. Them and UCLA will be top contenders from PAC 12

Anonymous said...

Ayan Broomfield is transferring to UCLA. She played #2 for Clemson. I'm not sure how she fits into UCLA's lineup.

fan said...

Yes I've noted that too. Is Dolehide indeed turning pro...?

Anonymous said...

How many scholarships does a team get? 8 or 9?

fan said...

8. It's just sudden, and Zootennis and collegetennistoday are speculating that it might be related to Caro turning pro.