This flight is starting to take form as it looks like it comes down to 3 teams for 2 spots. Stonebridge has a big tie break edge on High Point Somabut but they also have a remaining match with High Point/Giuhat. The only problem for Bob’s team is that team Giuhat doesn’t need to win that match so why would they play their best players? Who knows what will happen but I think the High Point groups will get in here although I wouldn’t be shocked if this Stonebridge team messes things up because they are on a roll lately.
So the clash of Lakes and Greenhill turned out to be rather anti-climactic as the Lakes won easily 4-1. That result in my mind kind of cements Springpark and the Lakes as the winners in this group, I just don’t see one of them dropping back far enough to have Greenhill catch them. I am still not totally sold on the Springpark team as a big contender but I do think the Lakes could cause problems in the playoffs for some of the other top teams although they would still be an underdog.
My team’s hopes ended Saturday with a loss to JCC so our big match up with Garland turned into a casual match for us and it showed as Garland won 4-1 and also picked up a 5-0 sweep over T Bar M to shoot up to 3rd in this flight. Lifetime had a dominating win to hold position in the 2nd playoff spot. Bartlett’s continued to look good as they won over Canyon Creek. So it really comes down to these three teams. I have played all three and Bartlett’s team is the best of the bunch but not by a huge margin. Both Garland and Lifetime use good 3.5 players to fill out #3 doubles and last I checked those players couldn’t even play in the playoffs because they would be needed more on their 3.5 teams for the playoffs. It should come down to the last week of the season when Lifetime plays Garland and they will need to win because they should be a 2 loss team by then since they still have a date with Bartlett’s team. If I had to put money down I would go with Garland because of their singles players but if they can manage to split singles with Garland I think they have better doubles teams.