Dina Hegab and Masha Tritou setup SU’s 4-3 upset win over No. 3 Georgia Tech

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on April 1, 2018 at 5:29 pm Contact Anthony: amdabbun@syr.edu Even after Gabriela Knutson and partner Miranda Ramirez steamrolled the No. 1 doubles team in the nation, 6-2, Syracuse still needed one more win to earn the doubles point.All eyes turned to court one, where Dina Hegab and Masha Tritou trailed. The pair had squandered the 3-2 lead they had early in the match, and now had to serve to keep themselves in the set. Tritou used her lanky 6-foot frame to control the net. The combination of Hegab’s aggressive baseline play and Tritou’s net control produced three volley winners for the Orange to level the set at 5-all.Moments later, the pair played yet another pressure filled point as the 11th game of the set went to a deciding deuce point. Hegab forced a missed volley, and SU went ahead for good. Despite the numerous long rallies, Hegab and Tritou won almost every crucial point in the set. On an 18-ball rally, they clinched the doubles point as the ball floated beyond the baseline.After the heartbreak of two close 4-3 losses decided in the final match earlier this season, Knutson and SU closed out a program-defining victory. But Knutson would not have been in position to pull off the biggest upset in school history if not for Hegab and Tritou, who combined to deliver 2.5 points for SU. No. 34 Syracuse (14-3, 6-3 Atlantic Coast) had never defeated a top-10 team in school history prior to Sunday, when the Orange upset No. 3 Georgia Tech (14-4, 6-2) 4-3.“When we stepped on the court we knew it would be close,” Hegab said. “It would be really tough, we knew doubles would probably matter, we knew it could be a 4-3 match.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textLike she has done so often this season, Hegab took care of business on court six. Hegab’s match is often overlooked because she plays her match a few hundred feet away from the bleachers, with no way for the fans to get close to the action. With all eyes poised on Knutson’s tight third set on one side of Drumlins, Hegab quietly took care of business in the opposite corner, winning 6-3, 6-3 at sixth singles.When Hegab clinched the match, she let out a huge yell, and it took many of the fans a few moments to turn around and realize that SU had just grabbed its third point of the afternoon.Sunday was Hegab’s 12th singles win of the season, and eighth in conference. She has yet to lose in singles at Drumlins this season, and has played the majority of her home matches on court six.“I definitely feel like I own it,” Hegab said. “This is my court, even in practice.”After sitting out four of the last five matches in singles, head coach Younes Limam made the lineup decision to reinsert Tritou into the singles ladder. At fourth singles, Tritou played one of her most consistent matches. She jumped out to an early 5-2 lead, breaking serve twice in her opponents first three service games.She closed out the opening set 6-2 but faced much tougher resistance in the second. Tritou never trailed in the second set, but could not pull away until the final two games of the set. She battled back to hold serve at 4-all and then delivered a break of serve to close out her first singles victory since March 13.“It was a huge team effort by everyone,” Limam said. “Every point matters, it doesn’t matter if it’s one or six.”Even after Hegab’s day on the court was done, she could barely stand still. She looked on nervously, watching as Knutson tried to close out the biggest win in program history. The match was on her racket, serving on match point.Hegab let out a huge cheer as Knutson served an ace up the middle to clinch the victory for SU. Before Knutson could even shake hands with her opponent, her teammates mobbed her at mid-court. Hegab made sure she was the first person to embrace her close friend. The two shared a moment together, hugging out all of their emotions as the entire team joined in for a celebration years in the making.“Watching someone else makes me even more nervous than playing,” Hegab said. “I was so excited and so nervous, I wanted it so badly and we got it.”Knutson’s clinching win may have ignited the celebrations for SU, but without Hegab and Tritou, the greatest in Syracuse history wouldn’t have been possible. Commentslast_img read more

NFL playoff schedule: Dates, times, TV channels for every 2019 postseason game

first_imgThe Rams beat out the Cowboys 30-22, behind a big performance from both C.J. Anderson and Todd Gurley. The duo combined for 238 yards rushing yards and the three Rams touchdowns of the game. The Saints held off the reining Super Bowl champions, the Eagles, to win 20-14. Two touchdown passes from Drew Brees and two interceptions from Marcus Lattimore sent the Saints marching to the conference championship game. New Orleans scored 20 unanswered points after Philadelphia took a 14-0 lead in to the second quarter. The Saints will host the Rams on Sunday in the NFC title game. SPORTING NEWS BEST OF 2018Read our favorite stories from the year in sportsThe Chiefs were successful in shutting down the Colts to earn their first AFC title game appearance since 1994. The Chiefs were set on changing history from the opening kick off. Kansas City scored on their first three possessions and again before halftime, giving them a significant lead that they never lost. The Chiefs will host the AFC championship game on Sunday. The Patriots won big over the Los Angeles Chargers, 41-28, to earn a AFC title game appearance for the eighth straight season. Sony Michel carried the offense with three rushing touchdowns and 129 yards. New England finished the season 9-0 at home.If the playoffs are anything like the regular season, this year’s title games will be exciting. Both contests are rematches of two of the most excited regular season matchups. The Rams beat the Saints last season in Los Angeles 26-20, and the Saints were determined to not let that happen again. In their Week 9 meeting, the Saints handed the 8-0 Rams their first loss of the season, 45-35. Drew Brees added to his MVP candidate resume that game, passing for 346 yards and four touchdowns. Nobody could forget when the Chiefs and Patriots met in Week 6. This was a quarterback showdown on primetime that featured two fourth quarter lead changes and a 75-yard Kansas City touchdown that tied the game up with just over three minutes to play. The Patriots edged out the 43-40 win with a 28-yard game-winning field goal. Here is the updated NFL playoff bracket and schedule:  MORE: Watch the NFL playoffs live and on-demand on fuboTV (7-day free trial)(All times Eastern)NFL playoff bracket The NFL conference championship final four has been set. In the divisional round of the playoffs the Rams, Saints, Chiefs and Patriots were all victorious and are one game closer to securing a spot in Super Bowl 53.  (SN Illustration) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/5b/95/nfl-playoff-bracket-011419-ftr_kdqvdvmhhxq1j7b4ax2jaicz.png?t=1326826144&w=500&quality=80 NFL wild-card roundDateMatchupTimeTV/streamingSat., Jan. 5Colts 21, Texans 74:35 p.m.ABC/ESPNSat., Jan. 5Cowboys 24, Seahawks 228:15 p.m.Fox/fuboTVSun., Jan. 6Chargers 23, Ravens 171:05 p.m.CBS/fuboTVSun., Jan. 6Eagles 16, Bears 154:40 p.m.NBC/fuboTVNFL divisional roundDateMatchupTimeChannelSat., Jan. 12Chiefs 31, Colts 134:35 p.m.NBC/fuboTVSat., Jan. 12Rams 30, Cowboys 228:15 p.m.Fox/fuboTVSun., Jan. 13Patriots 41, Chargers 281:05 p.m.CBS/fuboTVSun., Jan. 13Saints 20, Eagles 144:40 p.m.Fox/fuboTVNFL conference championshipsDateMatchupTimeChannelSun., Jan. 20Rams 26, Saints 23 (OT)3:05 p.m.Fox/fuboTVSun., Jan. 20Patriots 37, Chiefs 31 (OT)6:40 p.m.CBS/fuboTVSuper Bowl 53DateMatchupTimeChannelSun., Feb. 3Rams vs. Patriots6:30 p.m.CBS/fuboTVlast_img read more

Mike Tyson says he smokes around $40K worth of weed per month

first_imgMike Tyson smokes a lot of weed. How much? About $40K per month.On a recent episode of his “Hotboxin’ with Mike Tyson” podcast, the legendary boxer said that he and his friends smoke about $40,000 worth of weed every month at Tyson Ranch. View this post on Instagram “What do we smoke a month?” asked Tyson. “Is it $40,000 a month? Yeah, $40,000.”That equates to ten tons of marijuana per month, according to his business partner and former NFL offensive lineman, Eben Britton.Unwinding with the newest addition to the Tyson Ranch family, The Original OG cultivated by The Originals 💯 pic.twitter.com/LDFoSL3bJZ— TysonRanch (@tysonranch) July 31, 2019Marijuana is legal in California and Tyson grows his own strains at his massive 40-acre ranch in the Mojave Desert.center_img #MikeTyson reveals he smokes $40K of weed monthly 😙💨🍂 #twobeestoldmeA post shared by Two Bees Entertainment 🐝🐝 (@twobeesent) on Aug 13, 2019 at 12:14am PDTMORE: Joshua-Ruiz in Saudi Arabia can change boxing foreverlast_img read more