Wednesday, February 18, 2009

National Indoors Preview: #2 Washington vs. #16 Trinity (TX)

Projected Lineups
1. Cutler/Hoeland vs. Cocanougher/Kowal
2. Woods/Stein vs. Carroll/Murray
3. Watts/Choradia vs. Ramirez/Hoing

1. John Watts vs. Max Frey
2. Charlie Cutler vs. Bobby Cocanougher
3. Max Woods vs. Don Murray
4. Isaac Stein vs. Andrew Hoing
5. Danny Levy vs. Cory Kowal
6. Chris Hoeland vs. Jose Borges

Someone please correct me if I'm wrong, but I just don't see where Trinity(TX) is going to win a match here. Frey and Cocanougher are tough as we've seen in the fall and last year, respectively, but they aren't Watts and Cutler. If Wash U plays good doubles, they should sweep that also. Levy was great at 3 last year so he shouldn't lose at 5 for pretty much the entire season. While I would be surprised by a 9-0 for Wash U because I think they will slip in at least one spot, it's too hard to predict where it will be. This will be a great test for Trinity(TX) and if they make it a close match, they can let the country know that this young team is for real. Of the 9 players who they will be using in their lineup this year, only 3 started last year. I'm calling 8-1 for Wash U.