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I Do not know why he left, but I doubt he will have much success as a pro.

Maybe he has improved dramatically and gotten incredibly fit, but while playing 1,2, or 3 at UVA, he did not dominate. He lacks a big weapon (serve or forehand) and is only about 6 feet tall, so his power potential is low. He had very good college tennis ground strokes. but his speed and court coverage will be below average compared to a top 100 pro.

From a UVA tennis viewpoint his loss really hurts. With him IMO we had a top 3 as good or nearly so, as anyone in the country and we could field a solid 4,5, and 6 with Lizen, Alhogbani, Lord, and Tsygura. I think we would have been #2 or 3 in the ACC behind WF and maybe UNC (assuming Blumberg does not turn pro), We would have been a top 5 to 10 NCAA team with a chance at making the final 4. Without him, unless 2 or 3 of the new guys are really, really good (meaning as good as HW or CA) or we have a hot shot (as good as CS) recruit or two arriving in January, I think we will struggle to make the sweet 16 and likely have a middle of the pack ACC season.

I have said many times on this board that Boland's incredible recruiting success is what made UVA tennis so great. For 10 to 15 years He recruited like UK or Duke basketball, often signing the #1 player in the country. Only time will tell about how well Pedroso recruits, but I doubt he or anyone else will do as well as Boland did.

Sorry for the negativity, but that is what I think.

[Post edited by 1969hoo at 09/12/2017 07:41AM]

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Posted: 09/12/2017 at 07:02AM


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