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|Subject: IMO no one on the UVA team is a potential top 50 pro player. Possibly|
|Posted by: 1969hoo on Sat May 26 2012 6:57:08 PM|
top 100, but more likely between 100 to 200 is the best they will reach.
I think JJ has the best chance, because he has a complete game. He
improved a lot this year, so if he can improve more and achieve the
next level he has a good chance. His speed and all around tennis
stroke making makes a player with upside potential
AD needs better mobility or an even bigger game sort of like the way
Isner plays now. AD seems to like playing from the baseline. I do not
think it will work in the pros with his current mobility. His serve
was not close to dominant at the NCAA's.
MF is currently just as an incredible no miss type of retriever (99th
percentile at this style of play), but I do not think he can beat any
current pro in the top 150. He needs some offensive weapons and his
serve is not going to be one. His style is incredibly challenging from
a physical viewpoint. It takes a lot of energy to play 5/6 matches in
row the way he plays. If his legs are not fresh he will not be able to
win playing this way at the top level. Playing two matches as a
collegian a week is easy.
I think all will return next year. Some college players do not get a
lot better and some do. JJ has gotten better. I think AD has stayed
about the same. MF is too early to tell.
The tough thing is that the only really good college players play #1,
with just a few exceptions. That means AD and MF are not facing much
serious competition in dual matches, especially in the weak ACC.
Playing really good players is the best way to get better.
Has any non #1 college player ever made the top 100 or even 200 on the
pro tour? Given that there are no more than 4/5 college players in the
top 100, I doubt there are any #2's who have made it.
|Sounds like Mitchell plans to return for another year. From his twitter: -- hootennis14 Sat May 26 2012 3:52:58 PM|
|I don't think there was any chance of him going pro. ** -- Automator Sat May 26 2012 4:11:46 PM|
|Had he won the NCAA's you don't think it would have crossed his mind? -- hootennis14 Sat May 26 2012 4:18:39 PM|
|IMO no one on the UVA team is a potential top 50 pro player. Possibly -- 1969hoo Sat May 26 2012 6:57:08 PM|
|Mitchell beat current 168 in US open qualies ** -- A_10star901 Sun May 27 2012 2:48:23 PM|
|Technically, Yes. Just from Illinois this decade there's.... -- PTWahoo14 Sat May 26 2012 7:35:35 PM|
|James Blake didn't play exclusively at #1 until his sophomore year, -- WhataHoo Sun May 27 2012 9:48:51 PM|
|No Subject -- PTWahoo14 Sat May 26 2012 7:37:51 PM|
|Rajeev Ram played #3 for Illinois in his only year in college - career high 78 -- TopDawg Sat May 26 2012 7:22:02 PM|
|1 more - Benjamin Becker - played #2 at Baylor and hit #38 in the world -- TopDawg Sat May 26 2012 7:32:47 PM|
|If that is all it is very rare indeed. ** -- 1969hoo Sat May 26 2012 7:28:12 PM|
|Most impressive guy on the team to me ...but he did play at #3 ** -- wadhoo Sat May 26 2012 4:50:47 PM|
|I actually don't think JJ's seniority will be enough to put him at 1 next year -- PTWahoo14 Sat May 26 2012 6:00:57 PM|
|Crossing his mind is a long way from leaving. -- WahooFla Sat May 26 2012 4:45:57 PM|
|He seemed to have trouble with the Buckeyes this year ** -- EspressHoo Sat May 26 2012 4:29:05 PM|
|Kobelt played the match of his life against Mitchell at the ITA ** -- heater Sat May 26 2012 5:55:55 PM|