We made the NCAA QF's last year, so not sure if that is a decline after
2018's admittedly lousy season. This year we are definitely down and probably will not make the NCAA finals which now only takes 8 (used to be 16) teams. If one of our top 3 players (especially if it is Carl) has a significant injury things could go south in a hurry. IMO the biggest factor by far was unexpectedly losing Brandon Nakashima to the pros after only one year at UVA. He has had some wins over top 100 pros and if he was playing I think both he and we would be undefeated and we would be ranked in the top 10.
I am hopeful but very skeptical that any of our 3 recruits for next year will be anywhere near as good as either Carl or Brandon, so the continued success of men's tennis is a concern [Post edited by 1969hoo at 02/12/2020 5:26PM]