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Cavalcante Wins Second Straight Player of the Year Award

first_img April 20, 2007BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Since her arrival on the West Florida campus last year, sophomore Suzana Cavalcante (Sao Paulo, Brazil) continues to collect post-season awards. On Friday, Cavalcante was named the Gulf South Conference East Division Player of the Year. Cavalcante was one of four Argonauts to earn All-GSC First Team honors.Cavalcante is just the second player in conference history to claim GSC East Division Player of the Year honors. Former Argonaut Andreea Petrisor was a three-time player of the year honoree from 1999-2001. Cavalcante was also the GSC East Division Freshman of the Year last season.Cavalcante has helped lead West Florida to a number five ranking nationally and a 15-6 overall record. All of Cavalcante’s singles matches were in the first position and she finished with a 13-4 record. She finished the regular season as the fifth-ranked singles player in Division II. Cavalcante also posted a 14-6 record in doubles, with 13 of her doubles wins coming with partner Paola Arevalo (Cali, Colombia). Cavalcante and Arevalo are currently the 15th ranked doubles team in Division II.Two other Argonauts earned their second consecutive All-GSC First Team honor. Like Cavalcante, sophomore Tammy Kevey (Auckland, New Zealand) is also ranked nationally in singles and doubles. Kevey, currently ranked 15th in singles, leads West Florida with 17 singles wins. In doubles, Kevey has combined with teammate Mandy Septoe (Port Elizabeth, South Africa) to form the fourth-ranked doubles team in the nation.Septoe was once again honored by the conference with first team accolades. Currently ranked 45th in singles, Septoe has posted a 9-9 record. For the second consecutive year, she has been half of one of the most dominant doubles teams in Division II. Septoe and Kevey have posted an 18-3 record, including 15 wins in the first position.Renata Mattos (Brazil) earned her first All-GSC honor. Mattos is currently ranked 38th in singles in Division II. She is 11-8 with all of her wins in the third and fourth positions. She has also totaled a 15-5 record in doubles, including 13 wins with partner Anne Claire Beard (Villevaude, France).West Florida, the GSC East second seed will face GSC Weed third seed Henderson State at the Bird and Bear Medical Inc./GSC Women’s Tennis Tournament on Saturday in Arkadelphia, Ark. The match will begin at 11 a.m. CSTPrint Friendly Version Share Cavalcante Wins Second Straight Player of the Year Awardlast_img read more

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Opponent preview: Everything you need to know ahead of Syracuse’s matchup with No. 3 Virginia

first_imgSyracuse (12-4, 1-2 Atlantic Coast) tips off with No. 3 Virginia (14-1, 3-0) at the John Paul Jones Arena on Tuesday at 8 p.m. The Cavaliers have only played in one single-digit game in the last month — all wins — and they were fending off giant-killers in Boston College at home. On Saturday, the Cavaliers held North Carolina, a team that averages 82.6 points per game, to 49 points. This is all to say Virginia, unranked to start the season, has rocketed up in the polls and might be the hottest team in the nation entering the Syracuse matchup.Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim is paying close attention. The Cavaliers are among the five or six best teams in the country, he said.“It’s a tremendous challenge for us,” he said. “No question about that. They’re playing great.”Here’s everything you need to know about the Cavaliers.All-time series: Syracuse leads, 5-4AdvertisementThis is placeholder textLast time they played: A lot happened. In Jim Boeheim’s 1,000th* win, Tyus Battle’s then-career-high 23 points and a full-court press fueled a second-half comeback reminiscent of the two teams’ 2016 Elite Eight matchup, and in the end, students poured from the Carrier Dome stands for the second of what became last season’s three court-stormings.This was last Feb. 4 and the 66-62 upset over then-No. 9 UVA restored hope in a once-lost season. Wing Andrew White complemented Battle’s performance with 23 points of his own. After the game, when asked about the NCAA sanctions that stripped him of victories and made this 1,000th win unofficial, Boeheim said, “I know how many wins I’ve had.”The Wahoo report: Before the season, Virginia was unranked and picked to finish 6th in the ACC. It was easy to rationalize, because the Cavaliers lost four scholarship players — one to graduation, three to transfers — and almost 50 percent of its scoring. Then UVA head coach Tony Bennett added his first graduate transfer, Nigel Johnson, and assembled pieces he thought might work.The Cavaliers finished its nonconference schedule at 11-1, its only loss coming on the road, 68-61, to West Virginia, ranked the 10th-best team in the county by Kenpom. Then Virginia built up a head steam and ripped off six straight wins and the last three coming in early ACC play. Now, this is the best defensive team in the country, according to Kenpom.com, and UVA has held seven opponents to fewer than 50 points this season. In addition, Virginia’s offense that has struggled in the past has found a new gear this season, ranking 37th in adjusted efficiency.“They have a great offense this year,” Boeheim said.The rich even got richer because a redshirt freshman, De’Andre Hunter, has emerged as one of the team’s top on-ball defenders despite not playing a bulk of the minutes this season.How Syracuse beats Virginia: Call on the miracles of Elite Eights past. This is probably Syracuse’s worst possible matchup of strength-on-weakness, but the Orange has never bowed to logic against the Cavaliers. Boeheim seems to have something on Bennett (pressing in the second half?) but the Cavaliers have already beat two pressing teams in Virginia Tech and VCU. They also, as one beat writer pointed out, played “really well” despite losing to a pressing team in No. 2 West Virginia. So, to win on Tuesday, Syracuse’s head coach will need to pull all the tricks out of the suit jacket and have his players shoot it super well.Stat to know: 345Out of 351 Division I teams, Syracuse ranks 345th in adjusted tempo on Kenpom.com. Virginia ranks 351st. If averages hold for each team using about 20 seconds per possession, that means each team would only have 60 possessions. This game could be one of the slowest defensive grinds of the college basketball season.Kenpom odds: Kenpom gives Syracuse a 14 percent chance to win, its lowest for the rest of the season, and predicts a 58-46 loss for the Orange.Player to watch: Kyle Guy, combo guard, sophomore, No. 5The 6-foot-2, 175-pound marksman takes nearly a third of his team’s shots when he’s on the floor, one of the highest rates in the ACC. Part of his strength, a Cavalier beat writer said, is constant movement on the court and an ability to create his own space by coming off on-ball screens. Guy also presents a 3-point threat with the potential to beat the zone from the outside, and Tyus Battle and Frank Howard will need to ensure they keep track of him on Tuesday.On a related note: Three years ago, Guy and now-Syracuse forward Matt Moyer faced each other as high schoolers in an all-star game in New Jersey. In a game featuring much less defense than will be seen on Tuesday, Moyer’s team got the best of Guy’s team. This season will be the first time both players face each other on the court again, and Guy certainly hopes to get some payback. Comments Published on January 9, 2018 at 9:11 am Contact Sam: sjfortie@syr.edu | @Sam4TR Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Syracuse finishes weekend with 6-1 win at Harvard

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on February 25, 2018 at 4:16 pm Contact Anthony: amdabbun@syr.edu Syracuse (8-1, 1-1 Atlantic Coast) earned its second consecutive road victory in as many days Sunday morning when the Orange defeated Harvard (4-6, 0-0 Ivy League) 6-1. The win marks five-straight wins for SU. The Orange came out firing to the tune of 6-1 wins at first and second doubles. Gabriela Knutson and Miranda Ramirez continued their unbeaten record together this season at first doubles, earning their sixth win as a pair in the doubles competition. At second doubles, Sofya Golubovskaya and Anna Shkudun improved their record as a team to 6-1 on the year.With a point already in hand, Syracuse continued its solid play into singles. No. 18 Knutson battled through a tight first set to eventually win 7-6, 6-1 over Erica Oosterhout at first singles.At third singles, Golubovskaya battled through the peaks and valleys of her game when she overcame a tough 6-4 second set loss to win in the third set. She improved her singles record to 6-1 on the season.Harvard earned its lone point at fourth singles, as Dina Hegab dropped her second consecutive match of the weekend after a 6-0 start to the season. Natasha Gonzalez of Harvard defeated Hegab 6-4, 7-6.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWith two wins under its belt in this five-game road stretch, the Orange will now travel to Virginia Tech next Friday as the Orange reaches the bulk of its ACC schedule. Commentslast_img read more

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India’s chess wizard Viswanathan Anand turns 50

first_img First Published: 11th December, 2019 14:00 IST Last Updated: 11th December, 2019 14:00 IST India’s Chess Wizard Viswanathan Anand Turns 50 India’s chess legend and winner of five world titles Viswanathan Anand turned 50 on Wednesday. The Chennai-born chess ace is celebrating the day with his family Written By A book “Mind Master”, penned by Anand along with sports writer Susan Ninan is being released to coincide with his birthday. Anand, India’s torchbearer in chess and the country’s first-ever Grand Master, has inspired a legion of players including the city-based R Praggnanandhaa.  Anand won the World Chess Championship for the first time in 2000. He won the World Rapid Chess Championship in 2003 and 2017. READ | NBA Trade Rumours: Kevin Love On Verge Of Leaving Cleveland Cavaliers For Boston CelticsREAD | David Schumacher To Race In MRF Challenge COMMENT LIVE TV WATCH US LIVE India’s chess legend and winner of five world titles Viswanathan Anand turned 50 on Wednesday. The Chennai-born chess ace is celebrating the day with his family. He had posted a picture of himself and his son Akhil on Twitter and wrote: “Partners in crime! Yes there’s cake tomorrow!”READ | Captain Woods Sends Himself Out In 1st Presidents Cup MatchREAD | F1: Watch Young Charles Leclerc And Max Verstappen Battle In Kart Race SUBSCRIBE TO US Press Trust Of India FOLLOW USlast_img read more

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