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HW has mostly played #6 in his career, so a likely move to #2

obviously means he will play much better players, so his winning % will likely drop. He has only played doubles occasionally, but I expect he will play doubles in almost every match this year. Our doubles lineups and expected success is harder to predict than singles at this point. When you really think about not having AR, TSK, and CA usually playing 1 through 3 and not having LC at #1 doubles, it shows just how much talent we have lost from our NCAA championship team.

I doubt we have enough talent to beat WF or UNC, but I think we will be as good as the rest of the ACC, but Unless most of our new guys playing at 3 through 6, where we have been especially strong in recent years, win at a high percentage rate, I think we will struggle to beat the better teams we play. The non NTI OOC schedule is weaker than in recent years with only Illinois away and maybe Kentucky at home appearing to be challenges. The home BHSC indoor schedule is especially weak.

We have no team events or matches until January 20, so until the NTI in Seattle, the strength of our team is mostly a guess. On paper our projected lineup appears to be weaker than I can remember for any UVA men's tennis team, since the early 2000's before Boland arrived. The one positive is that all of our new guys appear to be very strong players, so they just may well continue our winning tradition this year. It is going to be an interesting year compared to the last 8 to 10 years when we knew we would and did win (usually convincingly) almost every match.

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Posted: 11/17/2017 at 11:05AM


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