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  • #31
    Tulsa has taken the #4 singles 6-0, 6-1 and the #2 singles 6-3, 6-1 to take the lead 2-1. The Shocks now need to win 3 of the 4 remaining singles matches to win the match.

    Shocker Sr. Haru Inoue in an extremely tight 1st set wins 7-6 in a close tiebreaker at #1 singles.

    Shocks tie it up at 2-2 with a 6-4, 6-1 win at #6 singles.

    #5 singles is tied at 3-3 in Set 3 and Murkel Delien just extended the #2 singles to a 3rd set with a 7-5 win in set 2.

    Haru just closed out a win at #1 singles with a 6-2 win in set 2 to go along with his tough 1st set tiebreaker to put the Shocks up 3-2.

    Shocks need a win at either #2 or #5 singles which are both in the 3rd set.
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    In the #5 singles Shocker Fr. Orel Ovil leading 6-5 in set 3 and receiving serve goes 15-30-40-game-set-match. Shocks win 4-2. Orel came back from a 0-6 drubbing in set 1 to take sets 2 and 3 by scores of 6-2 and 7-5.

    Murkel was in a tight 3rd set at the #2 singles at 1-6, 7-5, 3-2 when Orel finished off the Golden Hurricane.

    How about the Shocker freshmen. Stefan Latinovic picking up a win at #6 singles and Orel Ovil clinching the win at #5 single.

    Well done men. Not really sure at all but this win might put the Shockers in the hunt for an at-large invite to the NCAA Tournament.

    Last edited by 1972Shocker; April 19th, 2019, 02:25 PM.

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    • #32
      Love seeing the celebrations after the match-clinching point!

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      • #33
        The #5 seed Shockers are up against #1 seeded UCF in the AAC Semi-finals today.

        UCF grabs the doubles point winning the #2 doubles 6-1 and the #1 doubles 7-6 in a tight tiebreaker. The #3 doubles was tied at 6-6 with the Shocks up 5-3 in the tiebreaker. If the Shocks had been able to win the tiebreaker in #1 doubles they had a good shot at the doubles point. Close but no cigar.

        UCF extends their lead to 3-0 with easy wins at #5 (6-3, 6-1) and #6 (6-1, 6-3) singles. That puts the Shocks' back to the wall. The need to sweep the remaining 4 singles to pull of the big upset. The Shocks are battling but doesn't look like that is going to happen.

        It did not happen. UCF takes the #3 single 6-3, 6-3 and eliminate the Shocks form the Tournament. The 3 unfinished singles matches were pretty tight and competitive. The Shocks probably needed to win that doubles point to have had a realistic chance of the upset.

        Pretty good year for the Shocker men IMO. Whether or not they are in the hunt for an NCAA at-large big is above my pay grade. I'm thinking they could be on the bubble bit that's more a gut feeling than anything.

        http://scores.tennisticker.de/usa/us...ci2=678&lid=70

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        • #34
          Murkel Dellien & Marius Frosa Tabbed All-Conference

          The men's team consists of six singles players and three doubles tandems, based on ITA rankings. This is fine but seems a little unusual in that the Women's All-Conference team consists of 12 individual players selected by the head coaches. OTOH there is nothing written that say the men's tennis and women's tennis have to use the same system in naming All-Conferece teams.

          In any case the Shocker duo of juniors Merkel and Marius Frosa were 1 of the 3 doubles teams receiving All-Conference honors.

          Congratulations guys.

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          • #35
            Unfortunately, the Shocker men did not make the NCAA Tournament. The AAC is represented by USF, UCF and Tulane in the 64-team field.

            USF and UCF each have 1 players among the 64 players in the singles draw.

            UCF is the only AAC school participating in the 32 team doubles draw. Murkel Delien and Marius Frosa are #2 on the alternates list should any of the 32 teams selected withdraw.



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            • #36
              Originally posted by 1972Shocker View Post
              UCF is the only AAC school participating in the 32 team NCAA doubles draw. Murkel Delien and Marius Frosa are #2 on the alternates list should any of the 32 teams selected withdraw.
              The Shocker M&M duo have been officialy invited to a participate in the 32 team NCAA doubles chamionship draw.

              https://goshockers.com/news/2019/5/1...pionships.aspx

              Doubles competition will be conducted May 20-25 at the USTA National Campus after the conclusion of the team championship. All matches will be a best-of-three sets, with a 10-point match tiebreaker being played in lieu of a third set.

              Frosa and Dellien, who reached as high as No. 25 in the ITA Rankings, paired up for the first time on March 17 and reeled off nine straight wins as a duo. The two currently rank No. 35 in the latest ITA/Oracle Rankings and hold wins over three ranked duos. Their lone loss came in a thrilling tiebreaker to No. 18-ranked Trey Hilderbrand and Bogdan Pavel of UCF in the semifinals of the American Athletic Conference Championship in Orlando.

              Good luck, guys.


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              • #37
                RH: A Pairing That Works

                Frosa and Dellien went 9-1 this spring and are No. 35 in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association rankings. Their loss is to UCF's 18th-ranked team of Trey Hilderbrand and Bogdan Pavel, 6-7 (5-7).

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                • #38
                  Shockers in the men's double national championships. https://www.kansas.com/sports/colleg...230628014.html

                  Still a ways to go.
                  Last edited by ABC; 3 days ago.

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                  • #39
                    Looks like M & M are slated to play around 6:00 pm CT against Oklahoma’s Alex Bakshi and Stefano Tsorotiotis in the round of 32.

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                    • #40
                      Shocks beat the OU 6-1, 6-4 to move on. Congrats Murkel and Marius!

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                      • #41
                        The 35th ranked Shocker duo moves on to the Round of 16 after taking down No. 25-ranked Tsorotiotis and Bakshi in straight sets, 6-1, 6-4. With the win, the Shocker duo moves to 10-1 on the season, with wins over four ranked foes.

                        Next up for the Shocker pair is Payton Holden and Ryan Seggerman in the Round of 16 slated for Wednesday at 3:00 pm CT. The Princeton duo took out No. 4-seed Oli Nolan and Henry Patten of UNC-Asheville in first round action.

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                        • 1972Shocker
                          1972Shocker commented
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                          They were alternates on selection day. But enough slots opened ahead of them to make it in.

                          https://shockernet.net/forum/wichita...29#post1186629

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                          ShockTalk commented
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                          Yeah, that's what I was referring to as my guess. Still, how does a bottom seed not play a top seed in the first round (unless OU was a top seed while only being 25th rank).

                        • 1972Shocker
                          1972Shocker commented
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                          That I could not tell you. They only seed the Top 8 teams and the way it looks form the bracket they seed the Top 4 and the the next 4 teams are each listed on the bracket as (5-8). So this is quite different than what most of us are used to.

                      • #42
                        Princeton wins the first set 6-4.

                        M & M came back to win the second set 6-3 and then won the tiebreaker 11-9.

                        The WSU duo fell behind 4-1 to Princeton. But Dellien and Frosa recovered to take a 9-7 lead. Princeton fought off two match points to tie the game, 9-9, but WSU won the final two points to win the match.

                        On to the Sweet 16. Very nice work guys. Shocker Duo Earns All-America Honors, Reach Elite 8

                        Frosa and Dellien will take on the winner of Patrick Kaukovalta/Mazen Osama of Alabama and Bo Boyden/William Blumberg in quarterfinal action, slated for 3 p.m. CT on Thursday.

                        The Shocker duo become just the second pair to earn All-America honors. Shocker Hall of Famers Roberto Saad and Paul Smith were named All-Americans in 1983 after reaching the semifinals of the Championships.




                        Last edited by 1972Shocker; 1 day ago.

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                          • #44
                            This is bad ass! Let's go!!

                            Got a feeling this duo was severely underrated coming into this.
                            Kung Wu say: "If Chuck Norris had a coach, his name would be Gregg Marshall."

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                            • #45
                              Awesome win !

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