No. 19 Texas falls to Santa Clara, 4-1 in opening round of NCAA Championship

Longhorns get a straight-set singles win from Lloyd Glasspool, as UT’s season comes to an end at 16-10.

STANFORD, Calif. – No. 19 Texas picked up a singles win from freshman Lloyd Glasspool, but Santa Clara emerged with a 4-1 win over the Longhorns Saturday in the opening round of the NCAA Championship. UT’s season comes to an end at 16-10.

Santa Clara (22-5) opened the match by winning a tight doubles session to assume a 1-0 lead. UT’s Alex Hilliard and Sudanwa Sitaram opened up with an 8-3 win at third doubles over the Broncos’ Maxime Armengaud and Nicolas Vinel. Santa Clara responded with a win at first doubles, where John Lamble and Ilya Osintsev defeated UT’s Chris Camillone and David Holiner, 8-6. The Broncos locked up the doubles point with a win in the deciding match at second doubles, as Kyle Dandan and Tom Pham prevailed by an 8-5 count over UT’s Ben Chen and Daniel Whitehead.

Texas evened the tally at one behind Glasspool’s 6-1, 6-3 win over Eugene Muchynski at sixth singles. The Broncos reclaimed the lead at second singles, where Lamble outlasted UT’s Whitehead, 6-3, 1-6, 6-0.

Santa Clara assumed a 3-1 lead when UT’s Sitaram retired in the third set of his match at third singles due to an injury. The Broncos’ Vinel walked away with a 6-3, 3-6, 1-0 (retired) victory over Sitaram. Santa Clara closed out the victory at fifth singles, where Osintsev edged UT’s Chen in a pair of tiebreak sets, 7-6 (3), 7-6 (5).

Texas’ Soren Hess-Olesen and Holiner had claimed their opening sets at their respective singles positions, Nos. 1 and 4 singles, but their matches were suspended when Santa Clara clinched the team victory by picking up the fourth point at fifth singles.

POST-MATCH COMMENTS
Texas head coach Michael Center
I give Santa Clara credit. They came and played a nice match, and they had a nice crowd out here to support them. We’re pretty disappointed in how we finished the season. We have a lot of work to do this summer. We feel that with everyone back and some new guys coming in that we’ll have an opportunity to be better. Losing in the first round (of the NCAA Championship)….that’s not where we want to be or expect to be, and I take full responsibility for it. I have to figure some things out, and we have to get better so this doesn’t happen again. The guys played hard, but we just didn’t play well enough at the end of the season. We have a lot of work to do.

NCAA Championship First Round (Round of 64)

Taube Family Tennis Center – Stanford, Calif.

No. 39 Santa Clara 4, No. 19 Texas 1
DOUBLES – Order of Finish: 3, 1, 2

1) John Lamble/Ilya Osintsev (SCU) d. No. 36 Chris Camillone/David Holiner (TEXAS) 8-6
2) Kyle Dandan/Tom Pham (SCU) d. No. 78 Chen/Whitehead (TEXAS) 8-5
3) Alex Hilliard/Sudanwa Sitaram (TEXAS) d. Maxime Armengaud/Nicolas Vinel (SCU) 8-3

SINGLES – Order of Finish: 6, 2, 3, 5

1) No. 73 Soren Hess-Olesen (TEXAS) vs. No. 91 Kyle Dandan (SCU) – 6-2, 4-6, 3-2, susp.
2) No. 123 John Lamble (SCU) d. No. 102 Daniel Whitehead (TEXAS) 6-3, 1-6, 6-0
3) Nicolas Vinel (SCU) d. Sudanwa Sitaram (TEXAS) 6-3, 3-6, 1-0, ret.
4) David Holiner (TEXAS) vs. Tom Pham (SCU) – 7-5, 6-5, susp.
5) Ilya Osintsev (SCU) d. Ben Chen (TEXAS) 7-6 (3), 7-6 (5)
6) Lloyd Glasspool (TEXAS) d. Eugene Muchynski (SCU) 6-1, 6-3

NCAA Tournament Saturday Results – AGATE

SATURDAY RESULTS

WOMEN
Westwood Regional
UCLA 4 Long Beach State 0

Oxford Regional
Rice 4 Mississippi 2

Berkeley Regional
Cal 4 Pepperdine 0

Tuscaloosa Regional
Georgia Tech 4 Alabama 3

Durham Regional
Duke 4 South Carolina 0

Charlottesville Regional
Virginia 4 Tennessee 1

Austin Regional
Texas 4 Nebraska 2

Athens Regional
Georgia 4 Clemson 3

Los Angeles Regional
USC 4 Vanderbilt 1

Waco Regional
Baylor 4 Tulsa 0

Evanston Regional
Norwestern 4 Notre Dame 2

Palo Alto Regional
Stanford 4 Yale 0

Chapel Hill Regional
North Carolina 4 Arizona 2

Coral Gables Regional
Maimi 4 Utah 0

Ann Arbor Regional
Michigan 4 Texas A&M 3

Gainesville Regional
Florida 6 Washington St 0

MEN
Los Angeles Regional
USC 4 Fairfield 0
Texas A&M 4 South Carolina 0

Champaign Regional
Illinois 4 Auburn 3

Starkville Regional
Baylor 4 Mississippi St 3

Durham Regional
LSU 4 Northwestern 0
Duke 4 George Washington 0

Charlottesville Regional
Virginia 4 Fairleigh Dickenson 0
Virginia Commonwealth 4 Columbia 0

Berkeley Regional
Texas Tech 4 Cal Poly 1
Cal 4 UTSA 0

Palo Alto Regional
Stanford 4 Sacramento St 0
Santa Clara 4 Texas 1

Lexington Regional
Kentucky 4 Indiana 0

Columbus Regional
Ohio St 4 East Tennessee St 0
Notre Dame 4 Vanderbilt 3

Gainesville Regional
Harvard 4 Virginia Tech 2
Florida 4 Navy 0

Oxford Regional
Mississippi 4 Binghamton 0
Michigan 4 Middle Tennessee 0

Westwood Regional
San Diego 4 Fresno St 0
UCLA 4 Eastern Kentucky 0

Malibu Regional
Pepperdine 4 Washington 0

Norman Regional
Tulsa 4 Oklahoma 1

Chapel Hill Regional
North Carolina 4 College of Charleston 0
Tennessee 4 UNC Wilmington 1

Athens Regional
Florida State 4 Boise St 3
Georgia 4 South Carolina St 0

Rambling commentary for tomorrow’s second round matches

WOMEN
Westwood Regional
UCLA 4 Eastern Kentucky 0
Long Beach State 4 Arkansas 0
LBSU is an interesting team. They are obviously fairly solid, but unless Snoop is able to slip something into the Bruins stash, they ain’t gonna win.

Oxford Regional
Rice 4 Illinois 3
Ole Miss 4 Southern 0
Owls avenged a home loss from earlier this season, but the Rebels are just too tough for this squad.

Berkeley Regional
Cal 4 Sacramento St 0
Pepperdine 4 Purdue 0
A rematch from a March 5-2 Golden Bear win. I expect more of the same, but obviously not 5, since we stop at 4 here….

Tuscoloosa Regional
Georgia Tech 4 Oklahoma St 1
Alabama 4 Army 0
I look at this and really am not sure how Georgia Tech can win this match. Then I remember that this is women’s college tennis and anything is possible. Then I go back and look at the results and realize that the Tide is probably just too strong.

Durham Regional
Duke 4 Winthrop 0
South Carolina 4 TCU 1
Duke is really good. Like really good. I think they get Capra back, so I think you know where I am heading here. Now if Beatrice somehow doesn’t make it back to down this could be interesting… or not.

Charlottesville Regional
Tennessee 4 VCU 0
Virginia 4 Fairleight Dickinson 0
A rematch from a match played at the USTABJKNTC back in early January that the Wahoos took 4-3. I like the Wahoos in this one. Maybe I just like saying Wahoo… instead of Cavalier. Hoos, Hoos, Hoos.

Austin Regional
Texas 4 Wichita St 0
Nebraska 4 North Texas 0
Ugh. Nebraska could win this. If you want my honest to goodness thoughts on this, I hope they gag. But seriously, the Cornhuskers look better than they have been in previous years. Texas has had a great season, but it has been a roller coaster, due to some personal issues that I refuse to discuss. I think Texas is deeper and this match will be decided by that depth. Texas

Athens Regional
Clemson 4 Arizona St 0
Georgia 4 College of Charleston 0
I was speaking with a coach today about Georgia. On paper, they look like they should be a great team, but he wasn’t convinced of their ability to dominate matches like they should. I think they are good enough beat a team they dominated back in February 7-0.

Los Angeles Regional
USC 4 Fairfield 0
Vanderbilt 4 San Diego 1
USC is good. They are young though. I think they are a great sleeper team that could sneak up on anyone and potentially could win this all. But they are probably a year or two away. They get this one though.

Waco Regional
Tulsa 4 Stephen F Austin 0
Baylor 4 Oral Roberts 0
Baylor. Nothing else to say

Evanston Regional
Northwestern 4 Akron 0
Notre Dame 4 Hawaii 0
Northwestern won 4-3 in South Bend last month. They are TOUGH at home. I like the Wildcats at home, but have they had a crazy year.

Palo Alto Regional
Yale 4 St. Mary’s (CA) 0
Stanford 4 Stony Brook 0
Stanford. Easy.

Chapel Hill Regional
UNC 4 Richmond 0
Arizona 4 Minnesota 1
UNC. Quick

Coral Gables Regional
Utah 4 Texas Tech 3
Miami 4 North Florida 0
Miami is solid.

Ann Arbor Regional
Michigan 4 UI-Chicago 0
Texas A&M 4 LSU 1
Here we go with the Aggies and Michigan. A&M is so ready to head to the SEC, they forget they are still a card-carrying Big 12 team. That may last only a few more hours, unless they can get the doubles point. The problem is Texas A&M is WEAK at 4-6. They can compete with anyone at 1-3, but have to win those and the doubles point against any decent team. They know it, their opponents know and the fans know it. I pick Michigan just based on odds, but I am serious when I say A&M can compete with anyone at 1-3. Those top-3 are solid.

Gainesville Regional
Washngton St 4 Florida St 3
Florida 4 South Carolina St 0
Sorry Jasper… you are Gator bait manana.

MEN
Champaign Regional
Auburn 4 Drake 2
Illinois 4 Western Michigan 0

Starkville Regional
Mississippi St 4 Alcorn St 0
Baylor 4 Memphis 2
I favor Mississippi St for two reason, home turf and depth. Baylor is like a vampire those – they are incredibly hard to kill. They just keep coming at you, battling till the final shot.

Lexington Regional
Indiana 4 Louisville 2
Kentucky 4 Radford 0
Kentucky is a good team, but they’ve had some issues (inconsistencies) at the bottom of their lineup, so you never know. Personally I think they run through the Hoosiers like a hot knife through butter.

Malibu Regional
Pepperdine 4 Wisconsin-Green Bay 0
Washington 4 NC State 1
Pepperdine is just better than Washington. BTW, can you imagine that the UWGB guys were too upset to have to travel to Malibu this weekend? I can just see it at their watch party last week… “and UWGB will travel to play Pepperdine in the first round”… you could probably hear them screaming with excitement all the way in Appleton, which by the way is absolutely beautiful.

Norman Regional
Tulsa 4 Minnesota 2
Oklahoma 4 UM-Kansas City 0
I think John Roddick is fairly excited to be able to kick Tulsa’s behind after what happened last year in the first round. OU is just a lot better this year. Tulsa didn’t have their best day in Austin this year. I have never seen more overrules. There were 4 in one match alone. I could say more but will better not…

NCAA Tournament Daily Results AGATE

WOMEN
Westwood Regional
UCLA 4 Eastern Kentucky 0
Long Beach State 4 Arkansas 0

Oxford Regional
Rice 4 Illinois 3
Ole Miss 4 Southern 0

Berkeley Regional
Cal 4 Sacramento St 0
Pepperdine 4 Purdue 0

Tuscaloosa Regional
Georgia Tech 4 Oklahoma St 1
Alabama 4 Army 0

Durham Regional
Duke 4 Winthrop 0
South Carolina 4 TCU 1

Charlottesville Regional
Tennessee 4 VCU 0
Virginia 4 Fairleight Dickinson 0

Austin Regional
Texas 4 Wichita St 0
Nebraska 4 North Texas 0

Athens Regional
Clemson 4 Arizona St 0
Georgia 4 College of Charleston 0

Los Angeles Regional
USC 4 Fairfield 0
Vanderbilt 4 San Diego 1

Waco Regional
Tulsa 4 Stephen F Austin 0
Baylor 4 Oral Roberts 0

Evanston Regional
Northwestern 4 Akron 0
Notre Dame 4 Hawaii 0

Palo Alto Regional
Yale 4 St. Mary’s (CA) 0
Stanford 4 Stony Brook 0

Chapel Hill Regional
UNC 4 Richmond 0
Arizona 4 Minnesota 1

Coral Gables Regional
Utah 4 Texas Tech 3
Miami 4 North Florida 0

Ann Arbor Regional
Michigan 4 UI-Chicago 0
Texas A&M 4 LSU 1

Gainesville Regional
Washngton St 4 Florida St 3
Florida 4 South Carolina St 0

MEN
Champaign Regional
Auburn 4 Drake 2
Illinois 4 Western Michigan 0

Starkville Regional
Mississippi St 4 Alcorn St 0
Baylor 4 Memphis 2

Lexington Regional
Indiana 4 Louisville 2
Kentucky 4 Radford 0

Malibu Regional
Pepperdine 4 Wisconsin-Green Bay 0
Washington 4 NC State 1

Norman Regional
Tulsa 4 Minnesota 2
Oklahoma 4 UM-Kansas City 0

Links to all NCAA Regional Sites

Here’s a starter list. I will update as we get going with better information

Men
USC Los Angeles California Saturday LINK
Illinois Champaign Illinois Friday LINK
Mississippi State Starkville Mississippi Friday LINK
Duke Durham North Carolina Saturday LINK
Virginia Charlottesville Virginia Saturday LINK
Cal Berkeley California Saturday LINK
Stanford Palo Alto California Saturday LINK
Kentucky Lexington Kentucky Friday LINK
Ohio State Columbus Ohio Saturday LINK
Florida Gainesville Florida Saturday LINK
Mississippi Oxford Mississippi Saturday LINK
UCLA Los Angeles California Saturday LINK
Pepperdine Malibu California Friday LINK
Oklahoma Norman Oklahoma Friday LINK
North Carolina Chapel Hill North Carolina Saturday LINK
Georgia Athens Georgia Saturday LINK
women
UCLA Los Angeles California Friday LINK
Mississippi Oxford Mississippi Friday LINK
Cal Berkeley California Friday LINK
Alabama Tuscaloosa Alabama Friday LINK
Duke Durham North Carolina Friday LINK
Virginia Charlottesville Virginia Friday LINK
Texas Austin Texas Friday LINK
Georgia Athens Georgia Friday LINK
USC Los Angeles California Friday LINK
Baylor Waco Texas Friday LINK
Northwestern Evanston Illinois Friday LINK
Stanford Palo Alto California Friday LINK
North Carolina Chapel Hill North Carolina Friday LINK
Miami Coral Gables Florida Friday LINK
Michigan Ann Arbor Michigan Friday LINK
Florida Gainesville Florida Friday LINK

Hilltopper Men’s Tennis inks Katy’s Agoglia

AUSTIN – St. Edward’s head men’s tennis coach Russell Sterns is pleased to announce the addition of Maximo Agoglia to the 2012-13 recruiting class.

Agoglia has competed the past four years at Cinco Ranch High School in Katy, Texas for head coaches Colin Harvey and Richard May. Agoglia was a four-time district champion. In 2011, he finished third in Class 5A in singles and compiled a 46-6 doubles record. Agoglia was ranked seventh in the state in 14’s, #16 in state in 16’s, and currently #15 in 18’s.

“I am very happy to have signed Max Agoglia from Katy, Texas,” Sterns said. “Max is ranked in the top 20 in the state in under 18’s division and had a very good senior year playing high school and advancing to the state Class 5A singles competition. Max is also very solid academically and should be a good fit for our University. In seeing Max at junior tournaments, I was very impressed with his consistency, his athleticism and court demeanor, and of course it doesn’t hurt that he is left-handed. I think Max can immediately step in and contribute in the middle to top of our lineup.”

I’m big enough to admit an error when found, but…. still throw out the first run

OK, someone gently suggested my first run was wrong, so I kept digging on how and why. This morning after manually checking the results for errors, I came across that the Cal-Washington match from 4/26 was somehow entered into the database twice. I have no idea how that happened. Anyhow, it obviously makes a tremendous impact on Cal, considering that would substitute a win over #70 with #26 in their best nine.

With that adjustment, here’s the first run…

1 University of Southern California
2 University of Georgia
3 University of Virginia
4 UCLA
5 Ohio State University
6 University of Kentucky
7 Pepperdine
8 Duke University
9 Mississippi State University
10 University of Oklahoma
11 Stanford University
12 University of Florida
13 University of Mississippi
14 California
15 North Carolina
16 University of Illinois
17 Auburn University
18 University of Tennessee

But here’s the second run….

1 University of Southern California
2 University of Virginia
3 University of Georgia
4 UCLA
5 Ohio State University
6 University of Kentucky
7 Duke University
8 Pepperdine
9 Mississippi State University
10 University of Oklahoma
11 Stanford University
12 University of Florida
13 University of Mississippi
14 California
15 University of Illinois
16 North Carolina
17 Auburn University
18 University of Tennessee

Obviously they are very similar, but UVA jumps UGA. The first run makes more sense to use in the seedings again because of the flip-flops of Duke-Pepperdine and Illinois-North Carolina, but what about Virginia?

The whole 15-18 is strange because Tennessee has defeated Auburn who defeated North Carolina who defeated Illinois. Why wasn’t Auburn allowed to jump UNC for a hosting spot?

Anyhow? Here’s the entire corrected list.

1 University of Southern California 27 1 86.90
2 University of Virginia 24 1 77.02
3 University of Georgia 23 2 76.46
4 UCLA 22 3 75.11
5 Ohio State University 30 3 73.72
6 University of Kentucky 26 5 67.90
7 Duke University 22 5 62.69
8 Pepperdine 23 6 62.56
9 Mississippi State University 19 6 58.24
10 University of Oklahoma 18 3 54.84
11 Stanford University 17 8 52.50
12 University of Florida 14 9 51.38
13 University of Mississippi 13 8 49.57
14 California 12 11 48.32
15 University of Illinois 15 7 38.93
16 North Carolina 13 7 38.89
17 Auburn University 17 9 38.71
18 University of Tennessee 14 13 37.94
19 University of Tulsa 18 8 35.47
20 University of Texas 16 9 35.11
21 University of Michigan 16 6 35.03
22 Texas Tech University 15 8 34.45
23 Harvard University 22 2 33.00
24 Indiana University-Bloomington 23 9 32.13
25 Louisiana State University 14 10 32.01
26 Baylor University 17 11 31.73
27 University of San Diego 17 8 30.97
28 University of Washington 16 8 29.64
29 University of Notre Dame 20 8 27.75
30 Texas A&M University 13 14 26.20
31 Virginia Commonwealth University 22 4 25.27
32 University of Louisville 18 9 24.91
33 Florida State University 18 9 24.83
34 University of Memphis 19 5 24.28
35 University of Minnesota 13 7 23.40
36 Fresno State 19 4 23.34
37 Boise State University 26 6 22.12
38 Santa Clara University 21 5 21.33
39 North Carolina State 19 9 21.17
40 Vanderbilt University 8 15 19.07
41 University of South Carolina 15 11 18.52
42 Columbia University 18 4 18.16
43 Northwestern University 14 9 17.65
44 Virginia Tech 11 11 17.04
45 UNC Wilmington 17 6 16.89
46 Middle Tennessee State University 19 7 14.72
47 University of Alabama 10 15 14.09
48 Drake University 23 2 13.91
49 Dartmouth College 18 4 13.82
50 Brown University 17 7 13.22
51 University of Maryland-College Park 8 15 12.88
52 Rice University 18 9 12.74
53 University of South Florida 11 13 12.61
54 St. John’s University 17 9 12.51
55 University of Denver 12 9 12.34
56 Michigan State University 17 10 12.14
57 University of South Alabama 17 7 12.05
58 Brigham Young University 16 9 11.10
59 University of Arkansas 14 13 10.73
60 Georgia State University 20 5 10.59
61 Georgia Tech 9 13 10.44
62 Cal Poly 12 7 10.10
63 University of New Mexico 19 8 10.05
64 San Diego State University 15 8 9.73
65 Clemson University 9 14 9.50
66 University of Miami (Florida) 8 13 8.96
67 University of North Florida 18 6 8.78
68 Wake Forest University 14 15 8.00
69 UC Santa Barbara 14 10 7.95
70 University of Louisiana at Lafayette 15 8 7.49
71 Cornell University 10 15 7.43
72 East Tennessee State University 14 8 7.23
73 University of Nebraska 9 15 6.80
74 University of Oregon 17 8 6.12
75 UAB 16 9 6.07
76 Yale University 13 11 5.93
77 University of Pennsylvania 10 10 5.90
78 Princeton University 12 12 5.77
79 George Washington University 17 7 5.68
80 TCU 8 15 5.57
81 University of Wisconsin 12 11 5.51
82 College of Charleston 18 4 5.48
83 Purdue University 10 14 5.42
84 Stetson University 17 4 5.27
85 Univ. of Texas at San Antonio 13 10 5.26
86 University of Utah 14 12 5.23
87 Wichita State University 16 5 5.13
88 Tulane University 11 10 4.67
89 South Carolina State 20 3 4.38
90 Radford University 20 5 4.28
91 DePaul University 11 15 4.09
92 Penn State University 11 13 4.05
93 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 12 12 4.01
94 Old Dominion University 12 10 3.93
95 Samford University 17 5 3.58
96 Charlotte 15 8 3.54
97 SMU 9 11 3.40
98 Florida A&M University 14 10 3.17
99 Wright State University 18 4 3.15
100 Appalachian State University 16 7 3.14
101 Northern Illinois University 16 7 3.04
102 Oklahoma State University 7 14 2.97
103 University of Southern Mississippi 9 15 2.93
104 Georgetown University 14 8 2.92
105 Temple University 9 10 2.91
106 Nicholls State University 9 9 2.87
107 Illinois State University 8 14 2.84
108 Ball State University 16 9 2.84
109 University of Texas at Arlington 10 12 2.83
110 Montana 9 5 2.76
111 Fairfield University 15 4 2.74
112 UNLV 7 16 2.71
113 University of Nevada 10 10 2.65
114 Xavier University 15 9 2.60
115 Marquette 10 13 2.57
116 Florida Atlantic University 13 9 2.54
117 College of William and Mary 10 16 2.53
118 Western Michigan University 15 11 2.53
119 University of Portland 14 9 2.48
120 Coastal Carolina University 14 6 2.47
121 Boston College 6 14 2.46
122 University of Central Florida 10 13 2.44
123 Univ. of Wisconsin-Green Bay 19 6 2.41
124 University of Buffalo 10 10 2.37
125 Fairleigh Dickinson University 15 8 2.36
126 Univ. of Maryland-Baltimore County 9 10 2.34
127 Cleveland State University 10 12 2.33
128 Eastern Kentucky University 19 9 2.33
129 Liberty University 15 8 2.32
130 Binghamton University 15 11 2.31
131 Fordham University 16 9 2.26
132 University of the Pacific (California) 8 14 2.24
133 Bradley University 12 12 2.23
134 University of Toledo 12 10 2.19
135 U.S. Air Force Academy 11 13 2.18
136 Eastern Washington University 10 8 2.13
137 Tennessee Tech University 11 8 2.12
138 East Carolina University 13 11 2.12
139 James Madison University 11 9 2.12
140 Loyola Marymount University 10 14 2.10
141 Duquesne University 11 8 2.09
142 U.S. Naval Academy 17 8 2.09
143 University of South Carolina-Upstate 10 10 2.07
144 George Mason University 14 8 2.05
145 Campbell University 7 10 2.03
146 University of Idaho 14 14 1.97
147 Chattanooga 13 9 1.93
148 UNC Greensboro 9 12 1.92
149 Alcorn State University 10 8 1.91
150 University of Richmond 12 10 1.91
151 Sacramento State 11 12 1.90
152 Youngstown State University 9 10 1.89
153 University of Hawaii 6 12 1.86
154 NJIT 12 9 1.85
155 Gonzaga University 9 13 1.82
156 New Mexico State University 8 14 1.80
157 Creighton University 9 10 1.77
158 Marist College 5 6 1.75
159 IPFW 12 10 1.73
160 UC Irvine 7 15 1.68
161 University of Texas-Pan American 7 10 1.64
162 Winthrop University 10 13 1.63
163 Longwood University 8 10 1.60
164 Kennesaw State University 10 12 1.58
165 Norfolk State University 13 13 1.57
166 Stony Brook University 7 9 1.53
167 Furman University 9 16 1.51
168 Idaho State University 6 7 1.50
169 University of Detroit Mercy 9 14 1.50
170 Quinnipiac University 8 11 1.49
171 Saint Joseph’s University 11 14 1.48
172 U.S. Military Academy 7 10 1.45
173 Colgate University 7 9 1.43
174 Bethune-Cookman University 10 14 1.38
175 UMKC 9 15 1.37
176 Lamar University 7 11 1.35
177 Presbyterian College 13 16 1.35
178 Western Kentucky University 7 11 1.33
179 UNC Asheville 6 10 1.33
180 Lipscomb University 6 9 1.33
181 University of Delaware 6 8 1.33
182 Elon University 8 15 1.30
183 Bryant University 5 6 1.29
184 Morehead State University 5 7 1.26
185 Southern Illinois-Carbondale 7 13 1.24
186 St. Francis Univ. (Pennsylvania) 7 11 1.23
187 Valparaiso University 8 14 1.23
188 Montana State University-Bozeman 7 13 1.23
189 Weber State 6 10 1.22
190 Drexel University 5 7 1.20
191 Florida Gulf Coast University 6 10 1.18
192 Davidson College 7 13 1.18
193 University of Connecticut 6 10 1.18
194 Lehigh University 4 6 1.16
195 Austin Peay State University 5 9 1.14
196 Niagara University 4 5 1.04
197 Bucknell University 5 9 1.00
198 Wofford 5 10 1.00
199 Jacksonville State University 5 10 1.00
200 University of Arizona 5 18 0.95
201 Univ. of Dayton 5 11 0.91
202 Univ. of Northern Colorado 3 4 0.90
203 Northern Arizona University 6 16 0.89
204 IUPUI 5 15 0.88
205 Monmouth University 3 5 0.86
206 Holy Cross 2 1 0.85
207 Univ. of Arkansas Pine Bluff 3 5 0.85
208 Utah State University 5 13 0.85
209 Univ. of San Francisco 5 17 0.84
210 University of New Orleans 2 1 0.84
211 Saint Mary’s College of California 5 18 0.80
212 Saint Louis University 4 10 0.80
213 University of Iowa 1 22 0.79
214 UC Davis 5 15 0.78
215 North Carolina Central University 4 11 0.77
216 Mount St. Mary’s University 3 6 0.77
217 Gardner-Webb University 3 14 0.76
218 Troy University 5 18 0.76
219 Murray State University 3 8 0.70
220 Jackson State University 3 7 0.67
221 Univ. of Illinois at Chicago 4 14 0.66
222 Alabama A&M University 3 8 0.66
223 Alabama State University 4 12 0.65
224 Centenary College (Louisiana) 2 4 0.64
225 Prairie View A&M University 4 15 0.63
226 Eastern Illinois University 4 13 0.62
227 Western Illinois University 4 15 0.61
228 Coppin State College 2 4 0.60
229 La Salle University 3 10 0.59
230 Belmont University 3 12 0.57
231 Seattle University 4 16 0.57
232 Tennessee State University 2 6 0.52
233 Jacksonville University 3 13 0.50
234 Sacred Heart University 2 7 0.47
235 Hampton University 2 7 0.47
236 Mercer University 2 9 0.46
237 The Citadel 3 16 0.46
238 Southern Illinois-Edwardsville 2 9 0.41
239 University of Hartford 2 9 0.41
240 South Dakota State 2 10 0.40
241 Boston University 2 12 0.39
242 Villanova University 2 11 0.38
243 Georgia Southern University 3 20 0.36
244 Portland State University 2 12 0.35
245 Rider University 1 3 0.34
246 Butler University 2 18 0.31
247 Hofstra University 1 5 0.29
248 UC Riverside 2 17 0.28
249 St. Bonaventure University 2 17 0.27
250 Morgan State University 1 8 0.23
251 Siena College 1 9 0.21
252 Robert Morris University 1 13 0.16

Quick talking points on the men’s draw (or let’s just throw out that second run)…

I just wanted to rush through a few things pertaining to the men’s draw. I will stick to the seeding for tonight and go around the pods tomorrow.

First off, there has been some confusion on the rankings I posted Sunday. Those are what I feel the ITA Rankings are if they actually published the double-run today. I know this to be quite accurate because I have tested it several times.

I have no agenda or care one way or another. I just like a math problem and trying to solve it.

Several people have thought these were mine or thought there might be a mistake with UCLA jumping so high. Honestly, I did too, so I have checked and double-checked and until someone from the ITA says otherwise, UCLA is currently #2 in their rankings.

If you look at what I posted about the women’s seeds, you will see I was 100% correct on the top-16 and understand why the NCAA Committee altered some seeds.

I also want to state that it is absolutely the NCAA Committees prerogative to change the seeds how they see fit. I do not have an issue, I just want to point out how I think they got there from the actual data.

So here’s what I say was the ITA Rankings if they were double run with the actual NCAA seeds next to them.

# Predicted ITA NCAA seed
1 University of Southern California University of Southern California
2 UCLA University of Georgia
3 University of Georgia University of Virginia
4 University of Virginia UCLA
5 Ohio State University Ohio State University
6 University of Kentucky University of Kentucky
7 Duke University Pepperdine
8 Pepperdine Duke University
9 Mississippi State University Mississippi State University
10 University of Oklahoma University of Oklahoma
11 Stanford University Stanford University
12 California University of Florida
13 University of Florida University of Mississippi
14 University of Mississippi California
15 University of Illinois North Carolina
16 North Carolina University of Illinois

They really aren’t too far off, except a few blips here and there. The most obvious would be UCLA jumping from the 5th-ranked team last week to second. One simple reason would be that UCLA added another win against Cal this week. That allowed them to drop #26 Washington as their lowest win and replace it with #14 Cal. Only two of Georgia’s wins get the away bonus, while three do for UCLA. The divisor for each school is about the same (9.3 to 9.4). Georgia’s lowest win was #15 Auburn. So you can see, these teams were close.

Then I realized something this evening.

I decided to look at this week’s first run the ITA was supposed to do and this i what I found.

1 University of Southern California
2 University of Georgia
3 University of Virginia
4 UCLA
5 Ohio State University
6 University of Kentucky
7 Pepperdine
8 Duke University
9 Mississippi State University
10 University of Oklahoma
11 California
12 Stanford University
13 University of Florida
14 University of Mississippi
15 North Carolina
16 University of Illinois

Does that look familiar? Let’s see it next to the NCAA seeds

# ITA first run NCAA seed
1 University of Southern California University of Southern California
2 University of Georgia University of Georgia
3 University of Virginia University of Virginia
4 UCLA UCLA
5 Ohio State University Ohio State University
6 University of Kentucky University of Kentucky
7 Pepperdine Pepperdine
8 Duke University Duke University
9 Mississippi State University Mississippi State University
10 University of Oklahoma University of Oklahoma
11 California Stanford University
12 Stanford University University of Florida
13 University of Florida University of Mississippi
14 University of Mississippi California
15 North Carolina North Carolina
16 University of Illinois University of Illinois

Pretty amazing stuff, eh? It’s obvious they didn’t like what they saw with the double run, so they went with the first run.

As for Cal getting bumped down…. They had two losses to Stanford. I guess they thought they needed to be dropped further back to their spot the week before. Cal had actually jumped so high in the rankings because they didn’t have 9 ranked wins before beating Washington in Ojai last weekend. They gave them a huge bump That was 40-50 points right there.

So that’s how I think they got there. It is their decision, I just like seeing the data behind it.

Let’s go through the women’s bracket first tonight

The teams I said were in, were. The only difference was that instead of NJIT taking an autobid spot, LSU got in. On Friday I was told that NJIT was supposed to get the AQ spot by someone at the ITA. I guess that was incorrect information and the Great West is provisional for at least one more year.

As far as the top-16 seeds go, I had all 16 correct. There was no funny business, as you can see by my comparison with the ITA Final Rankings I calculated.

# NCAA Predicted ITA
1 UCLA UCLA
2 Florida University of Florida
3 Duke Duke University
4 Stanford University of Southern California
5 USC Stanford
6 Georgia University of Georgia
7 UNC North Carolina
8 Cal California
9 Alabama University of Alabama
10 Miami University of Texas at Austin
11 Texas University of Miami (Florida)
12 Baylor Northwestern University
13 Northwestern Baylor University
14 Virginia University of Virginia
15 Michigan University of Michigan
16 Ole Miss University of Mississippi

There are just a few changes, all allowable under the rule that switches two teams that are next to each other in the rankings who have a direct win over the team in front of them. In these cases, Stanford has a win over USC, Miami has defeated Texas and Baylor defeated Northwestern earlier in the season.

A look at the Texas teams and regionals.

AUSTIN REGIONAL – Texas v Wichita State, Nebraska v. North Texas
Texas is a prohibitive favorite here. Not to disrespect Nebraska, but they really beat up on a bunch of teams between 25-65. The did beat Northwestern, but also lost to them. Tulsa is their only other top-25 win. They should beat UNT, as their only ranked wins are against TCU (32) and K-State (67).

WACO REGIONAL – Baylor v. Oral Roberts, Stephen F. Austin v. Tulsa
Tulsa has no wins higher than 33, but they have won 12-straight and are confident. SFA’s best win is over North Texas (56), but like Tulsa, they are on a hot streak, having won 21 of 23. This should be a great match, but Baylor shouldn’t have any problem with the winner

OXFORD REGIONAL – Ole Miss v Southerm, Illinois v Rice
Out of all the places and teams to send the Owls against, they get an Illini team that already beat them in Houston. Not sure that changes.

DURHAM REGIONAL – Duke v Winthrop, TCU v. South Carolina
Another team on a 12-match win streak is TCU. Their competition hasn’t been on par with what South Carolina has faced in the last month and a half, but winning is good for a team. South Carolina is probably just a little better.

MIAMI REGIONAL – Miami v North Florida, Texas Tech v. Utah
Again, Texas Tech gets sent somewhere to play a team they’ve already played. They fell to the Utes back on February 25, 4-3, but are a different team since then. On the other hand, Utah has only won five times since then. I like the Red Raiders to get revenge, but Miami might be too tough.

ANN ARBOR REGIONAL – Michigan v. UIC, Texas A&M v. LSU
What’s up with sending teams halfway across the U.S. if you are going to make them play someone they’ve already played? TAMU d. LSU back on February 5th, 5-2. The Aggies are tough at 1-3 and WEAK at 4-6. No matter, they are too good for LSU. As for Michigan, A&M is going to have to win the doubles point. I don’t see them having much of a chance at the bottom of the lineup. They should compete very well at the top, but the doubles advantage has to go to the home team.

St. Edward’s Women’s season comes to end with 5-0 loss to No. 6 Abilene Christian

ABILENE – Coming off a 5-1 victory over Central Oklahoma in the first round of the NCAA South Central Regional Tournament, the Hilltoppers of St. Edward’s looked to knock off the number one seed Abilene Christian in the finals. However, a home court advantage and a national ranking of #6, Abilene Christian proved to be too much for the 36th-ranked Hilltoppers to handle, who lost their final match of the season, 5-0 at the Eager Tennis Courts.

St. Edward’s (15-10) dropped its second match of the year to Abilene Christian this year, with the most recent one coming in the NCAA Regional Tournament. In their previous match up, St. Edward’s was defeated, 7-0, and once again the Hilltoppers got shutout 5-0.

The only spark of light shinning through the clouds for St. Edward’s came at No. 1 doubles where Alexandra Khadzhyan (Murmansk, Russia/Murmansck Secondary) and Audrey Tompkins (Katy, Texas/Taylor HS) took the 11th-ranked pair of Hannah Kelley and Micah Hermsdorf the distance, forcing a tie-breaker. In the tie-breaker, Kelley and Hermsdorf of Abilene Christian edged out Tompkins and Khadzhyan defeating them, 9-8 (7-3).

This loss concludes the St. Edward’s Women’s Tennis team’s season where they earned a 15-10 overall record, a national ranking of #36, Heartland Conference Coach of the Year, and Five All-Heartland Conference selections.

St. Edward’s vs Abilene Christian
May 01, 2012 at Abilene, TX
(Eager Tennis Pavilion)
#6 Abilene Christian 5, #36 St. Edward’s 0
Singles competition
1. #2 Julia Mongin (ACUW) vs. Alexandra Khadzhyan (SEUWT) 6-2, 2-1, unfinished
2. #4 Micah Hermsdorf (ACUW) def. Paige Rachel (SEUWT) 6-0, 6-0
3. Brittney Reed (ACUW) vs. Audrey Tompkins (SEUWT) 6-0, 3-0, unfinished
4. Laura Mongin (ACUW) def. Rafaela Haegele (SEUWT) 6-0, 6-0
5. Hannah Kelley (ACUW) vs. Mary Bain (SEUWT) 5-3, unfinished
6. Emily Conrad (ACUW) vs. Heather Brien (SEUWT) 1-6, 3-0, unfinished

Doubles competition
1. #11 Hannah Kelley/Micah Hermsdorf (ACUW) def. Alexandra Khadzhyan/Audrey Tompkins (SEUWT) 9-8 (7-3)
2. Julia Mongin/Laura Mongin (ACUW) def. Paige Rachel/Rafaela Haegele (SEUWT) 8-2
3. Brittney Reed/Madelyn Walker (ACUW) def. Mary Bain/Francesca Chahor (SEUWT) 8-0

Match Notes:
St. Edward’s 15-10; National ranking #36; Regional ranking #3
Abilene Christian 24-3; National ranking #6; Regional ranking #1
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (4,2)
NCAA DII South