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Men's Semifinal Previews - UNC/UGA & UVA/OSU

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It's a semifinal Monday in Athens with both matches expected to be close. Originally these matches were scheduled for noon eastern but with rain expected around 2 they've been moved up to 10 a.m. Georgia and North Carolina will play on the Henry Feild Stadium Courts while Virginia and Ohio State will play on the McWhorter Courts. North Carolina is making its first-ever appearance in the semifinals while Georgia, Virginia, and Ohio State have been there on multiple occasions. 

In each of my match previews below I'll list the projected lineups with individual singles and doubles records, individual and team UTRs, team doubles records, box scores from the previous meetings this season, plus I'll make my prediction at the end. I'll give the first one away for free but to see the other you'll need to be a CTT subscriber ($9.99 month/no long term commitment required). 

#9 North Carolina [9] vs. #12 Georgia [13] - Monday 10 a.m. ET - This will be the fourth time in the last six years that these two have met in the NCAA Tournament with Georgia having the edge 2-1. North Carolina won the regular season meeting in the National Team Indoors Round of 16 though only two of the six singles matches are expected to be rematches. 

Overall Record: North Carolina 28-4; Georgia 22-7
Doubles Record: North Carolina 26-6; Georgia 20-9
UTR Power 6: North Carolina 85, Georgia 84
Regular Season Result:
#5 North Carolina 4, #12 Georgia 2
Feb. 17, 2017 // ITA National Indoors // Charlottesville, Va.
Doubles Results
1. Jan Zielinski/Robert Loeb (UGA) def. #21 William Blumberg/Robert Kelly (UNC), 6-4
2. Paul Oosterbaan/Walker Duncan (UGA) def. Jack Murray/Ronnie Schneider (UNC), 6-4
3. Nathan Ponwith/Wayne Montgomery (UGA) vs. Blaine Boyden/Simon Soendergaard (UNC), 5-5, unfinished
Singles Results
1. #16 Ronnie Schneider (UNC) def. #15 Wayne Montgomery (UGA), 6-3, 7-6(9)
2. William Blumberg (UNC) def. #55 Emil Reinberg (UGA), 7-5, 2-6, 6-3
3. #117 Nathan Ponwith (UGA) def. Simon Soendergaard (UNC), 6-4, 6-3
4. Jan Zielinski (UGA) vs. Robert Kelly (UNC), 6-2, 6-7 (4), 3-4, unfinished
5. Jack Murray (UNC) def. Walker Duncan (UGA), 7-5, 6-4
6. Blaine Boyden (UNC) def. Robert Loeb (UGA), 6-2, 6-3
Match Notes
Order of finish: Doubles (1, 2); Singles (6, 3, 5, 1, 2) 
Recent NCAA History:
2016 - Georgia 4-0 (Quarterfinals)
2014 - North Carolina 4-2 (Round of 16)
2012 - Georgia 4-0 (Round of 16)
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  • Comment Link Pool failure Monday, 22 May 2017 17:46 posted by Pool failure

    In the pool xdotedot5 and kalboka are phenomenally accurate in their picks. They have a whopping 150 and 144 points respectively. And they picked UVA for tomorrow so will probably add 32 more points. If true 182 points would likely be an all time record.

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