Thursday, March 13, 2008

Match Preview: #14 Redlands vs. #15 Carnegie Mellon (March 15)

Carnegie Mellon is a very hot team right now, looking to continue their winning streak against a strong and intense Redlands team. Redlands has the homecourt advantage and this should allow them to take 2 of the 3 doubles. The singles is a different story. Similar to the Mary Washington/Redlands match, doubles should be competitive, but the team from the East Coast should take over in singles. Carnegie has been nearly untouchable in the middle of the lineup and should take positions 3,4,5 without much of a problem. Redlands will need to pull out both 1 and 2 to be able to hang. This is a Carnegie team on the rise and most likely on its way to the top 10 in the country. Redlands will fight very hard as they always do, but they don't have enough strength in singles to take 3 or 4 singles matches. I expect a 5-4 or maybe even a 6-3 win for Carnegie Mellon.

Probable Starters:
1. #18 Wagar/Cook (UR) vs. Muliawan/Mactaggart (CMU)
2. Hasenyager/Reading (UR) vs. Clearfield/Raghavan (CMU)
3. Wong/Hammond (UR) vs. Nemerov/Spero (CMU)

1. #48 Matt Liebman (UR) vs. Andrew Clearfield (CMU)
2. #36 Eric Wagar (UR) vs. #31 Alex Nemerov (CMU)
3. Aron Ouye (UR) vs. #46 James Muliawan (CMU)
4. Mike Reading (UR) vs. Jon Spero (CMU)
5. Ransom Cook (UR) vs. Ravi Raghavan (CMU)
6. David McCall (UR) vs. Yiran Liu (CMU)