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Hard for me to evaluate being clucth among UVA tennis players.

I usually think of being clutch in terms of excelling at the end of critical games, like Brady in FB and in all his Super Bowl wins and Jordan or Kobe in the NBA. Obviously in college tennis it takes 4 points to win and the same player rarely finishes his matches last. At UVA given our dominance under Boland I expect but have no data, that there were very few crucial matches that ended up 4-3 with the same guy winning the last match more than once.

I We had a 4-3 win in 2013 at U of Illinois and a 4-2 in 2017 in Athens. I was at both of them so I will go with Mitchell Frank who won the 2013 deciding match at #3 singles vs. UCLA after the somewhat famous barely touching the net with his foot incident was called by the chair umpire against UCLA's Adrien Puget on championship point for UCLA. My second is JC Aragone who won the deciding match at #5 in our 4-2 win over UNC in Athens in 2017.
[Post edited by 1969hoo at 03/30/2020 3:54PM]

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Posted: 03/30/2020 at 09:08AM


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