Friday, March 27, 2009

#4 Williams at #3 CMS Match Preview

1. Chaplin/Thacher vs. Schils/Wang
2. Lebedoff/Petrie vs. Erani/Wu
3. Shallcross/Weinberger vs. Keiffer/Lim

1. Nick Lebedoff vs. Lawrence Wang
2. Jeremy Weinberger vs. Robbie Erani
3. Rick Devlin vs. Mikey Lim
4. Will Petrie vs. Russell Brockett
5. Kevin Shallcross vs. Victor Chien
6. Karol Furmaga vs. Ronald Wu

Williams is one of the few teams in the country who can compete with CMS at the bottom of the lineup. These two had a great match at NCAA's last year and I would expect a similar result this time. CMS should jump on top in doubles on their home courts with wins at 1 and 2. I would expect Williams to answer with a win at #3. The top 2 singles spots are definitely an advantage for CMS and should give them a nearly insurmountable 4-1 lead. The bottom 4 matches will all be competitive and I would expect a split at 4 through 6. I think Williams has a good chance, particularly with #4 singles to keep the score respectable. CMS should be too much and I would expect a 6-3 victory for them.