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Entries in NCAA Tennis (7)

Friday
May192017

Athens, Ga. Serving Up NCAA Tennis Championships

Once again, and for the final time in the next five years, Athens Ga., and the University of Georgia and playing host to the NCAA DI Men's and Women's Tennis Championships.

One of the most exciting events in tennis.

Tuesday
Sep252012

Georgia Hit With Football Recruiting Violation Because of Tennis

Seth Emerson does a pretty good job giving the details in this piece on Macon.com.

http://www.macon.com/2012/09/25/2190784/tennis-anyone-well-better-pay.html

Basically, the University of Georgia reported itself for a violation because a football recruit gain entry to the tennis complex in Athens for free back in May during the NCAA Championships.

Huh?

Guess the NCAA had nothing better to do, or should I say a ticket taker had nothing better to do that report this seconday violation.

Saturday
May262012

Quarters Gives us "Big" Match on Men's Side at NCAA Tennis

Steve Johnson is looking for his 70th straight win and Alex Domijan of Virginia is looking to pull an upset.

These two big, strong players will take the court in what should be an interesting match with lots of winners being hit.

Domijan is tall and has a big game.  He will serve, he will crack forehands.  Johnson will try to do what he always does and just win.

Hot temps expected today in Athens and big hitting in this men's match.

Steve Johnson - USC 

Alex Domijan - Virginia

Friday
May252012

Huge Round of 16 Women's Match Today at NCAA's in Athens

Duke's Beatrice Capra

Florida Junior Lauren EmbreeIt's a match that could've made a good finals.  It features two players with quite a bit of professional tournament experience.  Both players are members of two of the top college teams in the land.

It will be one of the feature matches of the tournament today when Duke's Beatrice Capra takes on Florida's Lauren Embree this morning at 11 am in the round of 16 of the NCAA Women's Singles draw.

No. 2 ranked Capra survived a tough match against Lindsey Hardenbergh on Thursday to advance.

"It was a really tough match," Capra said. "She definitely made me work to win that match today. I think in the first set, I did a good job of stepping up and moving forward in the court. In the second set, she made me play a lot more balls and I was kind of on the defense. I knew what I needed to do to win that match in the third set and I just did it."

Embree has won 20 consecutive matches and just led her Florida Gator team to the team championship.  She has a 31-5 mark on the season, and I'm puzzled why she is only seeded in the 9-16 range.

This should be a close two-set match or a tough three setter.  Even though Capra is favored, I wouldn't be surprised to see Embree win.

Could this be the last collegiate match for one or both of these players.  Embree has said she is coming back for her senior campaign, but you never know.

Looking forward to this one.

Saturday
May192012

USC, Steve Johnson Move On in NCAA's

By beating Illinois, USC finds itself in the quarters as they try to win their 4th straight NCAA team title.

They are led by the best college player in the country, Steve Johnson.

After beating Illinois, USC coach Peter Smith and Johnson spoke with the media next to some umbrella tables in between the courts.  A unique setting in Athens, GA.

Have a listen: