Monthly Archives: May 2012

Revisiting the Top Stories of 2012

10. Can Williams do it again? The Ephs one-upped their performance from last year and finished 3rd rather than 4th, getting revenge against Wash U in the process. A near win against Amherst and a 2nd place regular-season NESCAC finish are both excellent accomplishments, however I believe 2 losses are going to stick in the…

Fitness

If Emory and Kenyon had a week off and then played the National Championship, Emory wins comfortably. I think everyone knows that too including the Lords. Emory has crushed Kenyon twice this season, once in the Indoors semifinal and the other time in the Stag-Hen semifinal. Neither match was even remotely close. But the Championship…

6-15 (And the Rest of the Day)

Let’s review Amherst’s season against opponents currently ranked top 20 in the country. Hopkins 6-3 win (Led 2-1 after doubles) Carnegie 8-1 win (Led 2-1 after doubles) Bowdoin 7-2 win (Led 2-1 after doubles) Cal Lu 5-4 win (Led 2-1 after doubles) Pomona-Pitzer 7-2 win (Led 3-0 after doubles) CMS 6-3 win (Led 2-1 after…

Elite Eight Preview

Amherst vs. Wash U If Wash U has a chance to keep this match close, they will have to take at least two out of three doubles matches. Unfortunately for them, Amherst is just better than they are at doubles, and Coach Garner knows how to get his players pumped up for the big matches.…

Sweet Sixteen Recap

Amherst def. Vassar 5-0 You gotta hate an NCAA system that yields Sweet Sixteen matchups that aren’t even worth writing about. Amherst absolutely dominated this match. It didn’t look like two top teams playing each other; it looked like a fly vs. a windshield. One thing that could be said is that Amherst seems to…

California Region + Round-of-32 Wrapup

Emory Region #20 Washington & Lee def. UT-Tyler 5-3 The Generals had a bit of a scare in the first round, dropping all three doubles matches to the Patriots. After winning the first four singles matches quickly to take control, the match was decided by a couple three-setters. Washington & Lee showed a fantastic amount of fortitude…

Round-of-32 Preview

Most of my NCAA predictions are already out there because of the tennisrecruiting.net article, but just so we all have something to talk about, I’m going to post a few predictions for the significant round of 32 matches that will be taking place tomorrow (and the CMS/Cruz final). Amherst Region- nothing happening Emory Region #2…