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Greatest SMU Tennis player

Postby EastStang » Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:18 am

I had to think about this one. Lots of greats. Hardie, Wallmark, Harmon, Ross and Reneberg. I guess Richey Reneberg gets the nod due to winning the US Open Men's Doubles and coming in second in Doubles twice at Wimbeldon.
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Re: Greatest SMU Tennis player

Postby GrapevineMustang » Fri Jun 12, 2020 11:48 am

You know more tennis than I do. I immediately thought Reneberg, although Claire Sessions was pretty awesome, too.
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Re: Greatest SMU Tennis player

Postby PonyTales » Sat Jun 13, 2020 1:20 am

Reneberg
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Re: Greatest SMU Tennis player

Postby mustangxc » Tue Jun 16, 2020 11:25 am

Greatest coach in SMU tennis history? Dennis Ralston or Carl Neufeld?
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Re: Greatest SMU Tennis player

Postby EastStang » Tue Jun 16, 2020 12:21 pm

I'm old enough to have seen Ralston play. But didn't we get to NCAA finals with Neufeld.
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Re: Greatest SMU Tennis player

Postby mustangxc » Tue Jun 16, 2020 12:51 pm

We got to the Final Four in 2001 matching the feat from 1986, which I believe would have been under Ralston.
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Re: Greatest SMU Tennis player

Postby Hilltopper » Tue Jun 16, 2020 2:39 pm

EastStang wrote:I had to think about this one. Lots of greats. Hardie, Wallmark, Harmon, Ross and Reneberg. I guess Richey Reneberg gets the nod due to winning the US Open Men's Doubles and coming in second in Doubles twice at Wimbeldon.

That raises a question I have had about these threads ID-ing the greatest player in different sports or at different positions: are they supposed to consider pro careers, too? Or just their time at SMU? Because those can be very different answers.
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Re: Greatest SMU Tennis player

Postby EastStang » Tue Jun 16, 2020 3:30 pm

By all means, pick either one. Just trying to bring some life to this board.
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Re: Greatest SMU Tennis player

Postby mustangxc » Tue Jun 16, 2020 4:38 pm

Johan Brunstrom was pretty solid at SMU and has had a fairly solid doubles career on the ATP Tour.
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Re: Greatest SMU Tennis player

Postby Hilltopper » Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:14 pm

EastStang wrote:By all means, pick either one. Just trying to bring some life to this board.

OK, I was always partial to Genius Chidzikwe. The couple of times I saw him play, he completely wrecked the guys he played against.
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Re: Greatest SMU Tennis player

Postby Doesntmatter » Sat Jun 27, 2020 7:35 pm

Jai DiLouie or Rodney Harmon
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