Next year will be a big year for the men considering that Ohio State is losing 4 starters (JJ Wolf, Martin Joyce, Alex Kobelt and Hunter Tubert). Ohio State will reload quickly, but this is definitely our chance to jump ahead of them.
Unfortunately, we lose four likely starters too.
Wait, are you talking about 2019-20, because I don't see how you come up with that if you are. We are supposed to have 5-starters back next year.
Our lineup at the end of last season was: 1) Kovacevic 2) Brown 3) Clark 4) Montsi 5) Mayo 6) Budic
Who else, besides Mayo, is not coming back?
Btw, I always thought Mayo was a strange recruit for Dancer. (I won't go into the reasons why.)
Dancer needs to land several more major recruits in the next two classes, because it would really suck to host nationals and not make it there again.
No, I am talking about the following year as, I think, was the previous poster. That is when they lose the players that he listed. We lose Kova, Clark, Budic and
Actually, Joyce and Tubert are done while Wolf and Kobelt have remaining eligibility. So, yes, I am confused. Either way, next year would seem to be the year to take them down. Wrt Dancer's recruiting - both Mayo and Montsi have younger brothers who are very good. Mayo doesn't look too promising now.
He was either talking about next year or he is misinformed. Joyce and Tubert were Seniors and most people are assuming that Wolf is going pro and won't be back.
Besides, even with those players, we'd better be competitive with tOSU next year because they have another monster recruiting class coming in.
I am guessing that Montsi's little brother will skip college to turn pro early. I wouldn't count on him.
And the #3 player in next year's class, Alex Lee from Hinsdale, IL just committed to Stanford. We seem to lose most of the top North Shore recruits to them.
Missed out on Alex Lee, but Hunter Heck (blue chip in next year's class) has verbally committed.
And Mayo beats Brown in a third set tie-breaker (6-4, 6-7, 7-6)
Mayo has transferred to Loyola Marymount. Not a strong program but, I assume, closer to home. Does anyone know anything about Emily Casati who will join the Illini next year? I know that her sister played for us a few years back and that she comes from a tennis family but I can't find any results for her lately. At one time she was highly rated. Is she injured?