Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Match Preview: #8 Trinity (TX) vs. #10 Williams (March 27)

Williams brings a very strong team to Texas where they will face Trinity, who comes off a win over Bowdoin and a split championship at the Stag-Hen invitational. Trinity has been playing very well all year and their doubles have been nothing short of spectacular. Their 3 doubles team has lost only 1 match all year and their 1 and 2 teams have also been excellent. Williams struggled in doubles in its last match, so they will need to pull out at least 1 doubles match. Greenberg should pull out 1 singles and Simonetter should pull out 3. I like Trinity at 2 singles. The bottom of the lineup is pretty even, but I think Williams is slightly stronger. I would expect this to be a very close match, but I will give the nod to Trinity with an exciting 5-4 win as they sweep doubles.

Probable Starters:
1. #13 Gaines/Desantis (T) vs. Greenberg/Thacher (W)
2. #16 Furr/Tran (T) vs. #25 Lebedoff/Simonette (W)
3. #10 Cocanougher/Kowal (T) vs. Furmaga/Devlin (W)

1. # 16 Oliver Gaines (T) vs. #5 Dan Greenberg (W)
2. # 38 James Furr (T) vs. Nick Lebedoff (W)
3. David Tran (T) vs. #37 Gary Simonette (W)
4. Varun Munjal (T) vs. Karol Furmaga (W)
5. Bobby Cocanougher (T) vs. Ricky Devlin (W)
6. Crisanto Ramirez (T) vs. Jeremy Weinberger (W)