It was what it was last night. They had a very good run the last several years and nothing last night does anything to dampened what happened this season and nothing to be ashamed of whatsoever. If you put everything into to it and it does not happen then it just was not meant to be. If you are analyzing what the issues are for this season it would seem to me you have two main themes in my mind. 1. Whatever combos that were put out there during the season in order to win the doubles point was not consistently working this season. Only the coaches would know the detailed technical issues since they are their all the time - but if you consistently losing the double point during the regular season at some point one would think if you get to this point in the season that could very well become an issue that no team could overcome especially in tight matches. 2. It would appear to me there is no dominant singles player on this roster during this NCAA run the last 2-3 years. And before people jump on me before saying look at Embree's career - just hear me out for a second. I think we can categorize Embree as a brick wall type of player meaning her game is to just hit the ball back and just wear down your opponent in the end thus she is not capable of ending points quickly during rally's on a consistent basis - and granted she is very, very good at doing what she does and is probably the best college tennis ever to do that. But - again I would say there is no body on the roster one would probably classify as a power tennis player like what UF had in Raymond or Craybas. If you note that even with the success the last 2-3 years of this team - that no body on this roster has won the individual NCAA title which again says there is no power type player on this roster that can get thru points quickly and just mo down opponents. Now granted there is extreme difficulty in recruiting any player like that because that type of player is going pro immediately instead of going to college so the chances of every having a player like that on any roster is probaby low and it says alot of the team as a whole ability to win the whole thing the last few years without having anybody on the roster who has won the individual NCAA title or the NCAA double title when the team event stuff is done which if you just reflect upon that should tell you what a remarkable job the players have done to won the whole thing the last two years in the first place. In baseball terms I would say look at the Braves starting pitching rotation staff in the 90s - they had Glavine, Smoltz, Avery, and Maddux. Your finesse guys were Glavine and Maddux, power guy was Smoltz, and the between guy was Avery. You had alot of different type of pitchers on the staff that complimented each other well. From a total team standpoint the women's team is obviously very good but if you are analyzing the roster individually now and into the future that somehow a certain type of player (if it is out there) needs to be recruited to make it easier for them once they get to this point in the tourney. But again finding that type of power/dominant player is something that is hard to find because just like baseball - high profile recruits go pro instead of college. Now for Alex and what she did last night. Unless you are the coach, trainer there, or Alex herself then I am not qualified to be critical of anything that happened last night. I'm sure she is devestated by what happened just like any UF athlete in any sport that might be put into any similar situations. If you are playing an event like this for which you know you are playing a ton of matches within a small time frame then there is an obvious need to be extremely hydrated coming into a week like this. Hydration process obviously begins one week before you start this thing up again. I see it at high school football games for which these kids decide on Wednesday or Thursday before the Friday night game to hydrate and you tell them you can't do that. Hydration process begins the day after the game ends or a week before. But again I would assume we have the trainers with these girls all the time in order to make sure they are properly prepared. Different people react differently to pressure. And some can handle it and push thru in the end and sometimes it just does not happen for person on that given night. It's sports, it happens to the best of them. I do agree that in general whether it is college or professional women's tennis that it would appear to me that the concept of players just losing big leads does happen more often in the women's game. Guys tend not to fall into that type of trap meaning that once they get that big lead that they tend to finish it off more often than not. I can't explain it - guys have a better tendency to step on the throat of somebody once they got them down and out. Again it happens - very good season for them, maybe a few of them do well in the individual/doubles events this week and hopefully they can bring in players to continue the winning ways in the future.