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Dan Little to be fare also really kicked on in a competitive conference. I think he's raealised he's quite good at tennis!

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The first big competition in the college calendar is the Oracle Masters.  This will take place 21-24 September at Pepperdine University / Malibu Racquets Club.  One man and one woman is selected from each Div 1 conference and the event consists of a 32 man / woman singles draw and a 32 mixed dubs draw.  This event has only been running a couple of years and I'm not sure how the players are selected.  Anyway the competitors list has just been released and although we have no women we do have a couple of the guys:

Jack Molloy - California - At large selection (i.e. organisers pick)

Vinny Gillespie - Drake - Missouri Valley



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Coup Droit wrote:

Last year we had Cameron breaking on the scene which was exciting.

And the year before that there was Lloyd.

We don't have a 'star' player this summer but it seems to me that our college players, in particular Julian Cash, Andrew Watson and Ryan Peniston, have been way more successful than our usual batch of college players who do some tournaments over the summer.


 

Just to highlight:

Our 'best' college player, Julian Cash, was unranked at the start of summer and is now 992

Ryan Peniston was unranked at the start of the summer and will be up to about 1040 in a week's time.

Andy Watson was 1675 and will be at about 1090 in a week's time.

 

(It's true that the unranked two were ranked previously but they've all blasted through their previous CHs). And, of course, a lot of others have got into the rankings this summer.

NB Julian is playing the 15k in the US this week; Ryan is down for Roehampton but seemingly Andy W hasn't stayed on in Canada. So maybe more rises ???

 

 



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Put the list of men currently in Div 1 up on the first page.



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Isn't Thomas Wright a freshman at Arizona State this their first year with a programme?

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Oakland2002 wrote:

Isn't Thomas Wright a freshman at Arizona State this their first year with a programme?


 Yes and no!!  He went over in January last year (as did a few others I believe) so they could get a core of a team training together in advance of their first season so technically he is a sophomore (and shown as such) but this is the first year he will compete.



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So that would make him a redshirt freshman, very common in football where players (often QB's) train for a year to learn the playbook and still retain 4 years of eligibility. You grey shirt if you are injured.

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Hamish Stewart certainly caught the eye at Roehampton this year, the only 99-er, along with Finn Bass from previously, really to do so.

There's a good interview with him on the BBC site, after winning his Commonwealth youth medal, and before going off to Louisiana.

www.bbc.com/sport/scotland/41037435

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The Optimist wrote:

The first big competition in the college calendar is the Oracle Masters.  This will take place 21-24 September at Pepperdine University / Malibu Racquets Club.  One man and one woman is selected from each Div 1 conference and the event consists of a 32 man / woman singles draw and a 32 mixed dubs draw.  This event has only been running a couple of years and I'm not sure how the players are selected.  Anyway the competitors list has just been released and although we have no women we do have a couple of the guys:

Jack Molloy - California - At large selection (i.e. organisers pick)

Vinny Gillespie - Drake - Missouri Valley


 In the mixed event, Jack is partnering Lauren Proctor from Winthrop and Vinny is with Elizabeth Tsvetkov of Stony Brook



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R32

Vinny Gillespie (Drake) bt Josh Sheehy (Abilene Christian) 7-6(5), 7-6(5)

Jack Molloy  (California) bt Connor Thompson (North Carolina-Greensboro) 6-4, 6-4

Mixed R32

Lauren Proctor (Winthrop / Jack Molloy (California bt Tyler Smith (Jackson State) / Kennosuke Nouchi (Western Michigan) 6-0

Elizabeth Tsvetkov (Stony Brook) / Vinny Gillespie (Drake) bt Andrea Lazaro (Florida International) / Adam Moundir (Old Dominion)

R16

Elizabeth Tsvetkov / Vfinny Gillespie  (Drake) bt Veronica Miroshnickhento (Loyola Marymount) / William Bushamuka (Kentucky) 6-4

Kaitlyn McCarthy (Duke) / Tanner Smith (Southern California) bt Lauren Proctor (Winthrop) / Jack Molloy (California) 6-3



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Added Barnaby S to those going.  Also article from Texas A&M introducing him to their fans

http://12thman.com/news/2017/9/20/barnaby-smith-signs-with-texas-am-mens-tennis.aspx



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ITA Masters

R16

Billy Griffiths (California) bt Vinny Gillespie (Drake 7-6(3), 6-4

Harrison Scott (Texas) (ATP=1885 CH=1405) bt Jack Molloy (California) 3-6, 6-4, 6-4

Mixed Dubs

QF

Kristina Mathis (Dartmouth) / Victor Pham (Columbia) bt Elizabeth Tsvetkov (Stony Brook) / Vinny Gillespie (Drake) 6-4



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Added 2 freshmen to those Stateside - Freddie Grant and Nick Brookes (just missed them first time around...)



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-- Edited by The Optimist on Friday 29th of September 2017 03:54:05 PM

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Have listed the men who graduated last year or left their colleges early.  Also listed the men by conference.  On Page 1



-- Edited by The Optimist on Friday 29th of September 2017 03:55:38 PM

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