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New thread as the circle starts round again.

Men

Rhodi Atkinson - Lenoir-Rhyne (Div 2) (See notes on Lewis Scott)

Finn Bass - Baylor

Matt Caroll - ASA Miami (NJCAA)

Oscar Cutting - Memphis

Joel Hancox - Judson (NAIA)

Sebastian Harris - Gardner Webb

Liam Hignett - Tennessee Tech

Emile Hudd - Oklahoma State

Toby Huffer - ASA Miami (NJCAA) (Jan 18)

George Hutchins - Texas-Rio Grande

Charlie James - St Johns NY

Jack Joel - Catawba College (Div 2)

Josh Lazenby - Lenoir-Rhyne (Div 2)

Ewan Lumsden - Tennessee

Tad Maclean - Auburn

Oliver Okonkwo - Iowa

Jake Perry - Lipscombe

Edward Pudney - Montana

Josh Rose - ASA-Miami (NJCAA)

Lewis Scott - Lenoir-Rhyne (Div 2) (and where Alex Croker is mens' Graduate Assistant Coach and Brigit Folland is the women' Graduate Assistant Coach)

Dan Siddall - Tulsa

Luke Simkiss - Tyler (JUCO)

Barnaby Smith - Texas A&M (Jan 18)

David Stephenson - Memphis (Jan 18)

Max Stewart - Oklahoma (Jan 18)

Krishan Taneja - Lake Superior State (Div 2)

Josh Taylor - Lamar

Tom Thelwall-Jones - Tulsa

Pierce Widdecombe - Dartmouth

James Wilkinson - Delaware

Josh Wilson - Liberty

Women

Kyra Akinnibi - ASA-Miami (NJCAA) (January 18)

Jasmine Asghar - Oklahoma (was at Tyler Junior College last year - not sure if she's still there but would normally have to complete 2 years of junior college to be eligible for a Div 1 school)

Odette Beagrie - Missouri-St Louis (Div 2)

Chloe Chawner - Texas-Tyler (Div 2)

Sophie Clark - Iowa

Hannah Davies - Memphis

Megan Forster - Colorado

Martina Jennings - East Carolina

Georgina Jeynes-Cupper - Maryville-Missouri (Div 2)

Beth Lacey - Presbyterian

Jodie-Annie Lawrence-Taylor - Massachusetts

Anna Loughlan - Louisiana State

Kate Malazonia - Southern Illinois-Edwardsville

Chante Malo - West Virginia State (Div 2)

Liz Massie - Wofford

Hannah McColgan - Northwestern

Nell Miller - Texas Tech

Olivia Peet - Texas Tech

Chloe Riley - West Liberty (Div 2)

Gemma Southwick - Lenoir-Rhyne (Div 2)

Aleksandra Topalovic - Memphis

 

MEN CURRENTLY AT DIV 1 UNIVERSITIES

Finnbar Adams - Niagara FR

Milo Bargeron - Appalachian State

Max Benaim - Monmouth-New Jersey - transfer from North Carolina-Charlotte

Will Bissett - East Carolina

Joseph Blakely - St Bonaventure FR

William Bourne - Fairleigh Dickinson SR

Angus Bradshaw - Stetson

Nick Brookes - Northwestern FR

Charlie Broom - Dartmouth

Jack Burkill - North Carolina-Greensboro

Julian Cash - Oklahoma State SR

Donovan Cellupica-Towers - Wright State

Adam Chan - Fairleigh Dickinson SR

Shameal Chaudhry - Davidson SR

Ben Clarke - Drake

Christopher Clayton - Sacramento State SR

Edward Colclough - North Carolina-Asheville

William Cooke-Wharton - Monmouth FR

Stefan Cooper - Weber State SR

Remus Cope - Southern Utah - transfer from Brigham Young-Hawaii (Div 2)

Lewi Cox - Nicholls State FR

Adrian Crastes - Bucknell

Charlie Croxford - Wisconsin-Green Bay - transfer from Nevada-Las Vegas

Olly Cull - North Carolina-Asheville

Max Darrington - Marist

Will Davies - Iowa FR

James Davis - Oklahoma FR

Josef Dodridge - Wisconsin SR

Ben Draper - California FR

Caleb Dyer - Incarnate Word

Chris Edge - Middle Tennessee State FR

Joe Ellis - North Florida FR

Julian Farthing - Longwood

Tom Fisher - Northern Arizona

Piers Foley - Washington

Ross Gilbert - Gardner-Webb

Vinny Gillespie - Drake

Josh Goodger - Tulane FR

Freddie Grant - Grand Canyon FR

Alastair Gray - Texas Christian FR

Austin Gwilliam - Idaho State FR

Luke Hammond - Oklahoma State FR

Tom Hands - Drake

James Hardiman - Youngstown State

Youssef Hassan - Fresno State SR

Jack Haworth - Brown SR

George Hedley - Louisville

Rickty Hernandez-Tong - New Mexico

Millen Hurrion - Gardner-Webb FR

Giles Hussey - Georgia State

Paul Jubb - South Carolina

Zak Khan - Belmont

Dominic Lea - Duquesne FR - transfer from North Florida but only played Sep-Nov to presumably 4 years eligibility left

James Ling - Wisconsin-Green Bay FR - transfer from East Carolina where he only played 8 matches to assume 4 years eligibility left

Dan Little - Utah

Aswin Lizen - Virginia

Jack MacFarlane - Georgia State

Calum MacGeoch - Drake SR

Douglas Macintosh - Tulsa FR

Shakeel Manji - Memphis SR

Sebastian Mathieu - Santa Clara SR

Miles McDowall - Wisconsin-Green Bay

Freddie McGeehan - East Carolina SR

Paul Midgley - Dartmouth SR

Takuro Mlambo - Alabama State SR

Jack Molloy - California FR

Ewan Moore - Tulane

Michael Morphy - North Carolina-Wilmington

Christopher Morrow - Harvard

Jake Munns - Furman

Jac Newis - Indiana-Purdue SR

Louis Newman - William And Mary FR

Oli Nolan - North Carolina-Asheville FR

Freddie O'Brien - Eastern Illinois

Peter Odegbami - Hampton SR

Peter O'Donovan - Nevada

Taylan Ozdemir - Niagara

Ollie Palmer - North Carolina-Greensboro FR

Henry Patten - North Carolina-Asheville

Ryan Peniston - Memphis SR

Lawrence Perrin - Coastal Carolina - transfer from New Mexico

Sam Philp - Mercer SR

Josh Pistorius - Furman SR

Freddie Powell - Drake FR

Luke Purser - Youngstown State

Christ Reynolds - George Washington SR

Sam Rice - Charlotte

Charlie Ridout - Wisconsin-Green Bay

Sam Roberts - Portland State FR

Julian Robinson - Marquette FR

Damien Rodriguez - Princeton FR

Alex Rozkowski - St Johns

Alex Sendegeya - Texas Tech SR

Harvey Shackleton - Boise State

Rohan Sikka - Cornell

Tommy Smalley - Northern Colorado FR

Hamish Stewart - Tulane FR

Matt Storey - Memphis

Ben Stride - Drake SR

Emerson Styles - South Dakota State

Matt Summers - Denver FR

Lucas Taylor - Northern Arizona

Luke Thompson - Hampton SR

Barney Thorold - Drake

Conor Tordoff - Southern Utah

Joe Tyler - Iowa FR

Daniel Vishnick - Furman FR

Nick Wade - Northern Colorado - transfer from Colorado State (Div 2)

Elliot Ward - South Dakota State

Andrew Watson - Memphis SR

Ross Watson - Pacific-California

Rohan Wattley - Chicago State

Dominic West - New Mexico

Jake Williams - Southern Utah FR

Josh Wilson - Niagara

Ben Wood - Drake SR

Joe Woolley - Utah

Thomas Wright - Arizona State

 

Men Who Were Seniors Last Year

Max Andrew (Miami-Florida), Tommy Bennett (Rice), Stefan Burnett (Florida Atlantic), Harry Busby (Arizona), Tom Colautti (Princeton), Paul Cook (Texas A&M-Corpus Christi), Adam Coyne (Alabama State), Kieran Cronin (Nicholls State), Jack Findel-Hawkins (North Florida), Alex Gasson (Denver), Johnny Higham (South Dakota State), Tom Hill (Pepperdine), Will Huyton (Louisiana), Christian Kerringan (Georgia Southern), Jathan Malik (Michigan), Ronald Mataba (Alabama State), Euan McIntosh (Fresno State), Rob Mitchell (Lipscomb), Josh Page (San Diego), Oliver Plaskett (Arizona), Simon Pritchard (Kennesaw State), Sebastian Rey (Tulane),  Stefan Rhodes (Furman), Joseph Smithyman (Niagara), Sam Taylor (Radford), Jacob Whalley (Fairleigh Dickinson)

 

Men No Longer Shown On Rosters Who Were Not Seniors Last Year

Matt Bennion, Samm Butler, John Horoz-Garner, Jamie Malik, Peter Molloy (men's tennis discontinued at Southern Illinois), Cameron Norrie, Joel Ovenlen-Jones, Lewis Roskilly

Some of these I suspect have graduated (Butler, Malik, Ovenlen-Jones) but maybe started their first year in January which sometimes throws their year-grouping out.  No idea (apart from Cam N) whether the others have given up or transferred to lower division schools.

 

Men By Conference

Power Conference in italics (strongest football conference and therefore the wealthiest and so strongest in other sports)

American Athletic

Will Bissett, Shakeel Manji, Freddie McGeehan, Josh Goodger, wan Moore, Ryan Peniston, Hamish Stewart, Matt Storey, Andrew Watson

Atlantic 10

Joseph Blakeley, Shamael Chaudhry, Dominic Lea, Douglas Macintosh, Chris Reynolds

Atlantic Coast (ACC)

George Hedley, Aswin Lizen,

Atlantic Sun

Angus Bradshaw, Joe Ellis

Big 12

Julian Cash, James Davis, Alastair Gray, Luke Hammond, Alex Sendegeya

Big East

Julian Robinson, Alex Roszkowski

Big Sky

Christopher Clayton, Stefan Cooper, Remus Cope, Tom Fisher, Austin Gwilliam, Sam Roberts, Tommy Smalley, Lucas Taylor, Connor Tordoff, Nick Wade, Jake Williams

Big South

Edward Colclough, Olly Cull, Julian Farthing, Ross Gilbert, Millen Hurrion, Oli Nolan, Henry Patten

Big 10

Nick Brookes, Josef Dodridge, Joe Tyler, Will Davies

Colonial Athletic

Michael Morphy, Louis Newman

Conference USA

Chris Edge, Sam Rice

Horizon League

Donovan Cellupica-Towers, Charlie Croxford, James Hardiman, James Ling, Miles McDowall, Jac Newis, Luke Purser, Charlie Ridout

Ivy League

Charlie Broom, Jack Haworth, Paul Midgley, Christopher Morrow, Damien Rodriguez, Rohan Sikka

Metro Atlantic

Finnbar Adams, Max Benaim, Max Darrington, Taylan Ozdemir, Will Cooke-Wharton, Josh Wilson

 Mid Eastern Athletic

Peter Odegbami, Luke Thompson

Mountain West

Youssef Hassan, Ricky Hernandez-Tong, Peter O'Donovan, Harvey Shackleton, Dominic West

Northeast

William Bourne, Adam Chan

Ohio Valley

Zak Khan, Freddie O'Brien

Pacific 12 (PAC12)

Ben Draper, Piers Foley, Dan Little, Jack Molloy, Joe Woolley, Thomas Wright

Patriot League

Adrien Crastes

South Eastern (SEC)

Paul Jubb

Southern

Jack Burkill, Ollie Palmer, Sam Philp, Daniel Vishnick

Southland

Lewis Cox, Caleb Dyer

Southwestern Athletic

Takuro Mlambo

Summit League

Ben Clarke, Vinny Gillespie, Tom Hands, Calum MacGeoch, Freddie Powell, Ben Stride, Emerson Styles, Barny Thorold, Elliot Ward, Ben Wood

Sun Belt

Geiles Hussey, Jack MacFarlane

West Coast

Ross Watson, Sebastian Mathieu

Western Athletic

Rohan Wattley

 

WOMEN CURRENTLY AT DIV 1 UNIVERSITIES

Abby Amos - James Madison

Emily Arbuthnott - Stanford

Georgie Axon - Auburn

Elle Baker - Kennesaw State

Anna Battersby - Northern Colorado

Corinne Blythe - North Carolina Asheville SR

Hannah Brett - McNeese State SR

Madeleine Brooks - Lipscomb

Ellie Burns - Winthrop - transfer from South Dakota

Lidia Burrows - Middle Tennessee State

Amelia Campbell - Tennessee-Martin FR

Paige Christian - Georgia Southern

Nicole Clarke - Milwaukee

Immie Cowper - Charlotte

Megan Davies - South Carolina FR

Sophie Dodds - Alabama-Birmingham

Zoe Douglas - Iowa SR

Sabrina Federici - Texas Tech SR

Hannah Ferrett - Furman

Hannah Gamage - Lipscomb SR

Claudette Ghillespie - New Orleans

Alannah Griffin - Auburn

Jennifer Gogova - Long Island-Brooklyn

Worthy Goldman - Northern Arizona FR

Tina Gwaze - Coppin State

Laura Hopton - Kennnesaw State SR

Holly Horsfall - Samford - transfer from Middle Tennessee State

Holly Hutchinson - Old Dominion

Lauryn John-Baptiste - Arizona State FR

Alex Jones - Texas State SR

Jovan Knezevic - Pittsburgh

Chloe Lant - Marist

Georgia Lawson - Fresno State

Ema Lazic - Duke FR

Rachel LeComber - Illinois-Chicago

Joely Lomas - Drake

Christin Louw - North Carolina-Asheville

Nina Luiggi - Bryant SR

Louie McLelland - Old Dominion FR

Kate Merrick - Northern Iowa FR

Ellie Millard - Northern Arizona FR

Ella Monsey - Georgia Southern SR

Natasha Munday - New Mexico FR

Bronte Murgette - New Mexico FR

Serena Nash - Missouri - transfer from Oklahoma

Constandina Nicolaou - Houston

Tana Nita - Coppin State

Olivia Noble - Fresno State

Lolande Ogungsbesan - Buffalo GR - transfer from Pittsburgh

Maria Pandya - Binghampton - transfer from South Dakota

Alice Patch - Temple - transfer from Div 2 Armstrong State which has merged with Georgia Southern

Sian Payne - Stephen F Austin

Elsa Pool - Samford

Jemima Potter - Tennessee Martin

Harri Proudfoot - Northern Iowa FR

Alisha Reayer - Memphis FR

Molly Reed - Cal Poly SR

Eden Richardson - Louisiana State FR

Louise Ronaldson - Colorado SR

Lana Rush - Texas Tech - transfer from Florida State

Georgie Sanders - Illinois-Chicago

Natalie Sayer - Radford SR

Nicole Shakhnazarova - Towson SR

Rebecca Smaller - Duke SR

Emily Smith - Vanderbilt

Mia Smith - San Diego State

Millie Stretton - Maryland - transfer from Kansas State

Alice Taylor - North Carolina-Greensboro SR

Beth Taylor - Presbyterian

Sophia Thomas - Arizona

Darinka Tiboldi - Stephen F Austin

Elise Van Huevelen - Iowa

Kirsty Venter - Arkansas State - transfer from Boise State

Camille Verden-Anderson - Denver FR

Brodie Walker - Northern Illinois

Georgie Walker - Furman FR

Natalie Wall - Coastal Carolina SR

Lauren Watson-Steele - North Carolina Asheville

Hannagh Watton - Northern Kentucky FR

Megan Webb - Drake FR

Katty Weymouth - Furman

Emma Wilson - Fresno State

Faye Worrall - Eastern Washington

Cecily Wuenscher - William and Mary SR

There do seem to have been an awful lot of women transferring this year, including 3 from South Dakota.  Do hope it wasn't a Long Beach State sort of situation there.

 

Women Who Were Seniors Last Year

Pippa Carr (Texas State),Beth Coton (Northern Colorado), Lynsey Cover (North Carolina Central), Eva Dench (Texas State), Laura Eales (Long Beach State), Brigit Folland (South Carolina), Pardis Khianoush (Alabama-Birmingham), Oana Manole (illinois-Chicago), Claudia Marsala (Jacksonville State), Hayley Marshall (Milwaukee), Shannon Newnes (Akron), Gabby Paul (Memphis), Victoria Pisani (Arkansas State), Alicia Robinson (Indiana), Kim Schmider (Indiana), Georgina Sellyn (Vanderbilt), Elle Stokes (Louisville), Anna Woosley (Massachusetts)

Unlike the men, no sure I've seen any of them pop up on the pro circuit, so probably no coming through from the college route this year.

 

Women No Longer Shown On Rosters Who Were Not Seniors Last Year

Flo Abbot (DePaul), Jennifer Brown (Mississippi State), Athena Chrysanthou (Southern Illinois), Emma Foster (South Dakota State), Elif Gabb (South Dakota State), Meghan Montgomerie (Northern Illinois), Jazzi Plews (Baylor), Abbie-Jade Riley (Northern Illinois), Zainab Williams (Houston)

Jennifer I believe is still at Mississippi St but no longer playing tennis, Southern Illinois have dropped women's tennis as a sport and I believe Athena is finishing her degree there as a non-athlete (scholarships honoured), Elif may have graduated (she was a January starter I think), Abbie-Jade has transferred to Tiffin (Div2) and Zainab was found ineligible.  No idea about the others.

 

Women By Conference

As with the men, power conferences shown in italics (strongest football conferences to wealthiest and strongest for other sports)

American Athletic

Constandena Nicolaou, Alice Patch, Alisha Reayer

Atlantic Coast (ACC)

Jovana Knezevic, Ema Lazic, Rebecca Smaller

Atlantic Sun

Elle Baker, Madeleine Brookes, Hannah Gamage, Laura Hopton

Big 12

Sabrina Federici, Lana Rush

Big Sky

Anna Battersby, Worthy Goldman, Ellie Millard, Rafaella Mora, Faye Worrall

Big South

Ellie Burns, Natalie Sayer, Beth Taylor, Lauren Watson-Steele

Big 10

Zoe Douglas, Millie Stretton, Elise Van Huevelen

Big West

Molly Reed

Colonial Athletic

Abby Amos, Nicole Shakhnazarova, Cecily Wuenscher

Conference USA

Lidia Burrows, Immie Cowper, Sophie Dodds, Holly Hutchinson, Louie McLelland

Horizon

Nicole Clarke, achel LeComber, Georgie Sanders, Hannah Watton

Metro Atlantic

Chloe Lant

Mid-American

Lolade Ogungsbesan, Maria Pandya, Brodie Walker

Mid Eastern

Tina Gwaze, Tanna Nita

Missouri Valley

Joely Lomas, Kate Merrick, Harri Proudfoot, Megan Webb

Mountain West

Georgia Lawson, Olivia Noble, Emma Wilson, Natasha Munda, Bronte Murgett, Mia Smith

Northeast

Jennifer Gogova, Nina Luiggi

Ohio Valley

Amelia Campbell, Jemima Potter

Pacific 12 (PAC12)

Emily Arbuthnott, Lauryn John-Baptiste. Louise Ronaldson, Sophia Thomas

Southeastern (SEC)

Georgie Axon, Megan Davies, Alannah Griffin, Serena Nash, Eden Richardson, Emily Smith

Southern

Corinne Blythe, Hannah Ferrett, Holly Horsfall, Elsa Pool, Alice Taylor, Georgie Walker, Katty Weymouth

Southland

Hannah Brett, Claudette Gillespie, Sian Payne, Darinka Tiboldi

Summit

Camille Verden-Anderson

Sun Belt

Paige Christian, Alex Jones, Ella Monsey, Kirsty Venter, Natalie Wall



-- Edited by The Optimist on Monday 17th of September 2018 01:32:40 PM

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Article on Brigit Folland who graduated from South Carolina this summer.  A graduate assistant coach is someone who is taking a graduate degree (usually 1 year) and who is paying for it by providing coaching to the institution's tennis team.

athletics-news-lenoir-rhyne-university-tennis-names-brigit-folland-graduate-assistant-coach.aspx



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Article (from May) announcing Max Stewart's signing for Oklahoma

http://www.soonersports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=31000&ATCLID=211603907



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Good to see it come round again

I was surprised how long Sofia Kenin took to decide to go pro. Ranked in the top 150, and having just won $140k at the US Open, she finally decided to de-commit from college. But it's a sign how close it was (maybe Emily App and Jodie might ponder thereon).

And Geller, the runner-up at Wimbly Boys, junior WR 4, and still in the US Open juniors, is still going to Stanford, showing no sign of going pro.

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For the top young Americans who are very comfortable with the college system and what it has to offer, I feel it is as much about level of maturity as standard of tennis.  Whilst great to have the potential to earn a living from playing sport, the lifestyle for the first few years can be stressful and at times a bit lonely.  Not all 17-18 yo's can cope with that (indeed I feel a lot of our female players over the years haven't reached their potential more due to the lifestyle than any lack of ability).  So why not go to college for a bit until you feel a bit more grown up, independent and self-assured.  



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I had a brief chat with Alex Geller at Roehampton and he was extremely excited about going to Stanford. I would be very suprised if he didnt go.

Academically a fabulous opportunity and given you also have to consider the competition on campus, becoming No 1 would be a challenge and an opportunity to develop from a tennis perspective. He would definitely keep Tom Fawcett on his toes.

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The Optimist wrote:

For the top young Americans who are very comfortable with the college system and what it has to offer, I feel it is as much about level of maturity as standard of tennis.  Whilst great to have the potential to earn a living from playing sport, the lifestyle for the first few years can be stressful and at times a bit lonely.  Not all 17-18 yo's can cope with that (indeed I feel a lot of our female players over the years haven't reached their potential more due to the lifestyle than any lack of ability).  So why not go to college for a bit until you feel a bit more grown up, independent and self-assured.  


 I think most of our 19-21 ish female players on tour would have been better off going to U.S. College. And i don't say that in hindsight, but because i think that unless you are truly elite jnr at 18 AND showing results in pro tournaments, College is the best option. 

I don't sense that the lifestyle on tour has held them back, but i'm not sure what aspect of it you are looking at when you say that. I'm unaware of them showing signs of unprofessionalism or immaturity, or emotional difficulties with tour life.

I think certain players are now stagnating WR 300-400 because they are simply fulfilling their projected rankings for juniors of the level they were. Not because something has gone wrong. They are decent, but everyone else ranked around them is decent at tennis too. And those ranked significantly above them have exceptional talent.  

 

 

 



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College is a better option for many of the British young female players, in particular, because, as mentioned elsewhere, we have no club structure of any note here.


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Quite a sweeping statement perhaps the general sentiment is correct, I don't know exactly what the difference in outcome is but definitely something the LTA should survey.

Stanford include in their recruiting literature (for their footballers and possibly basketball players where they are up against it to recruit the NFL quality talent with the academic pedigree to get in) the difference in mean earnings of a Stanford graduate against incomes of other University graduates from athletic powerhouses. A powerful recruiting tool for those where they are close to but not a given to succeed in professional sport.

Top 30 juniors at 18 have a dilemma if their agenda is purely to be an elite tennis player, if they are well resourced either by the LTA or their families it has to be a nuanced choice. For many, finances dictate that choice and agreed college is a cheaper way of continuing to play competitive tennis but the standard is at its best excellent but variable. Let's face it the NCAA singles tournament, the pinnacle of American college tennis would not necessarily compare with the Murcia futures tournament in Spain and that comparison is valid year on year. The power conference finals are probably at the level of the British tour. If you are outside the top 50 College is probably a very good choice for many.

If the goals are as stated and they are well resourced there are a number of things to consider. Will they play No.1 if not when, is the University in a powerhouse conference, how will there off season shape up (often where they step up in standard and get really tested) do they like the coach and assistants, how much individual coaching will they get and how important is that to be them, do they plan to stay 4 years, how long is the coach likely to stay; there is an element of local politics and lack of control.

If the realistic goal is elite tennis going pro does give one control over development. It is also an early introduction to running a small business ie themselves, you have to become resourceful and proactive very early to survive which along with the life experience is not to be sniffed at. Billy Harris who went into it with his eyes open but desperate to give pro tennis a go for example probably has a set of people skills (above and beyond white van driving) that he would never have learnt at University. It is very much about the players expectation and what they feel they need to do to succeed.



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Coup Droit wrote:

College is a better option for many of the British young female players, in particular, because, as mentioned elsewhere, we have no club structure of any note here.


 i'm glad you mentioned that because I was thinking of it as a factor too, particularly from following recent posts on it by others. 



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College players across the US will be dreaming a little bigger tonight. Kevin Anderson, former NCAA semi-finalist, into the #USOpen final


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First lot of rankings released.  Think these are voted on by a committee.

Women

58 - Holly Hutchinson - Old Dominion

69 - Emily Arbuthnott - Stanford

92 - Zoe Douglas - Iowa

94 - Alannah Griffin - Auburn

101 - Sabrina Federici - Texas Tech

114 - Georgie Axon - Auburn

117 Elise Van Huevelen - Iowa

Dubs

8 - Sabrina Federici - Texas Tech

17 - Emily Smith - Vanderbilt

24 - Georgie Axon - Auburn

28 - Alannah Griffin - Auburn

31 - Emily Arbuthnott - Stanford

42 - Zoe Douglas - Iowa

42 - Elise Van Huevelen - Iowa

55 - Katty Weymouth - Furman

Men

18 - Julian Cash - Oklahoma State

52 - Vinny Gillespie - Drake

77 - Ewan Moore - Tulane

80 - Dan Little - Utah

92 - Josef Dodridge - Wisconsin

100 - Charles Broom - Dartmouth

Dubs

25 - Julian Cash - Oklahoma State

28 - Alastair Gray - Texas Christian

41 - Matt Storey - Memphis

44 - Charles Broom - Dartmouth

56 - Ewan Moore - Tulane

58 - Tom Wright - Arizona State



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Good to see, The O.

Happy to see Luke Hammond, in only his first week or two there, with wins in singles and doubles, and helping the Oklahoma Cowboys to some college title. He certainly sticks out from a crowd ! (He's the tall one ). A good lad to watch out for in the future - one of Matt James' players (Matt posts on here sometimes, and is tennis coach at Millfield).

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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.

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It would be very nice to see if Julian can make the top 10, transferring after your freshman year must have been a bit of a frustration. I am also optimistic that the boys starting at Cal will have an impact on the PAC 12. Will be fun to watch.

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