Thursday, March 5, 2009

#12 Mary Washington at #16 Redlands Match Preview

1. Loden/Murata vs. Reading/Spearman
2. Dunn/James vs. Hammond/Wong
3. Goff/Parrish vs. Ouye/Trippel

1. John James vs. Michael Reading
2. Randy Loden vs. Cameron Spearman
3. Jason Dunn vs. Aron Ouye
4. Riley Baver vs. Matt Liebman
5. Andrew Frisk vs. Chris Trippel
6. Bryce Parrish vs. Jeff Hammond

These teams are pretty close in ability but I think Mary Washington has the slight edge at almost every spot. Both of these teams have been fairly disappointing so far this year so this is an opportunity for one of them to show that they can beat a good team. Redlands' strength is their doubles and I would expect them to most likely take 2 of the 3 doubles matches. Mary Wash should come right back with wins at 1-2 to take a 3-2 lead. The 3-6 part of the lineup is pretty even and I would expect a 2-2 split in the bottom part. This would give Mary Wash a 5-4 win and confidence heading into the rest of the season.