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  • 1972Shocker
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    UCF, Memphis, USF, Tulane Earn Opening-Round Wins in NCAA Championship

    http://theamerican.org/news/2021/5/8...mpionship.aspx

    And the Shocks were a gnat's eyelash away from making a 5-0 first round showing for the AAC. I guess the AAC is a men's tennis conference.

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  • 1972Shocker
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    Shockers Exit NCAAs with Tight Loss to Sun Devils

    https://goshockers.com/news/2021/5/8...un-devils.aspx

    Quotes from the Coach
    Head Coach Danny Bryan
    "I mean, it was obviously a super close match. In the doubles point, we were in pretty good position to win there. We felt like coming into it, that was gonna be a big point for us to get. But the guys showed the toughness that they've shown a lot this year and we were able to get three first sets, which meant that we were in the match. Frosa had lost the first set pretty quick. And basically, when we were getting all those first sets in, he was already up a break in the second and it was kind of giving us life. Murkel, you know, another great performance from him; Luka, then Frosa coming back. We got that in three sets, which was great. And then, you know, it's a horrible feeling for the guys and Nico. But like I told the guys, and everyone knows, like, we love Nico in that spot, we still love Nico in that spot. We trust him. We know he's gonna give his best effort and he only lost the match by an inch."

    "Overall, for the whole year, we accomplished a lot of our goals. They did a lot of great things. The seniors are having their best years of their careers, and there's no doubt of that. So that's obviously what our goal is for everyone when they leave"

    "It was still a great season. We made the NCAA tournament, and it came down to the last match on and having match points against a team that made the Pac-12 tournament finals and beat UCLA and Stanford. There's a tremendous season with management as leaders and really, really high character guys all around."

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  • 1972Shocker
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    Great reporting WuDrWu

    What a tough way to end the season. Does not sound like that match could have been any closer

    Would have been the first ever NCAA Tournament win for the Shocker men.

    ​​​​​​​Hopefully the breaks will go Murkel's way in the NCAA Singles.

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  • WuDrWu
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    It was 4-2 Nico. Stroupe won a tough point then held for a 5-4 lead. Then Nico had a loose point and a service winner and Stroupe served for the match at 6-5.

    Nico blistered a service return down the line and it was called out...couldn't have been out by more than an inch if that.

    Shocks lose a heartbreaker 4-3, losing the #4 match 6-2, 6-7, 6-7.

    ASU won all 3 tiebreaks on the day, and they had to. Great season for Danny Bryan and his Shocks.

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  • WuDrWu
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    Changing ends after 6 points....it's either 4-2 Acevedo or 5-1 Acevedo....hard to tell.

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  • WuDrWu
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    Stroupe double faults on the first point but not called (not sure who calls what) and wins the point. 1-0 Sun Devils.

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  • WuDrWu
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    6 all and a tie break will decide the match and who advances.

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  • WuDrWu
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    Really tough to tell, but I THINK Acevedo just broke and it's 6-5 Shocks...but not sure.


    EDIT: Wrong. 2 really close calls after 40 all but it's 6-5 Sun Devils. Nico will serve to extend the match.

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  • WuDrWu
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    Argh! Acevedo is broken and it's 5-5.

    Seriously great dual.

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  • WuDrWu
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    The Shocks dropped the tie break at the #3 doubles match which cost them the doubles point (they split the first 2 matches).

    Acevedo then dropped the 2nd set tiebreaker in his #4 match which has forced this deciding third set.

    Tiebreakers have not been good to the Shocks today.

    ACEVEDO BREAKS!!!! 5-4 and he'll serve for the match and to advance!!!!!


    Go Shocks!

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  • WuDrWu
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    Stroupe breaks right back and it's 4-2 and the Shocks are at the edge. Sun Devils are close to closing us out.


    I've got too many irons in the fire.....I think the match is actually on serve at 3-2 not 4-2. I'm trying to decipher what's going on.
    Last edited by WuDrWu; 2 days ago.

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  • WuDrWu
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    Marius Frosa wins 1-6, 7-5, 6-2 and it's 3-3.

    Hold the phone, Acevedo breaks Stroupe and then holds and it's 2-2 now in the deciding set. Fantastic dual in the first round of the NCAAs.

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  • WuDrWu
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    Marius breaks again and it's 5-2. This match is about over and it all hinges on Acevedo v Stroupe at the 4.

    Stroupe is up a break at 2-0.

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  • WuDrWu
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    Marius still up a break in the 3rd at 4-2 but Stroupe breaks Acevedo and leads 2-0 in the likely deciding match. That match is not going well and Acevedo took a tumble at the end of the last game.

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  • WuDrWu
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    Acevedo's opponent has been putting a ton of pressure on him at the net. He should have closed him out in 2, but now the Sun Devils have the momentum.

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