HP/Bender 2 to 1
I have never seen David Atlas play but from viewing results he seems to be a lock for one win and with Ashok, Fujii, Richardson and Ferrell they look pretty strong.
Oakridge 7 to 1
Hmmm. Don’t want to get the Oakridge group going but I am not sure I see this roster prevailing this weekend. I like Prather, Reitzer and Anderson but not sure if they have depth after those three. They obviously are good enough to compete but can they beat three solid teams in a weekend. Their tourney toughness will help though which gives them an outside chance.
Huffines 8 to 1
I don’t know these players as much as the other three rosters but Newman, Leopard and Haney are strong players. Alexander seems to be very strong with Newman which should be a good tandem for them. It is hard for me to pick against them since they had such a good regular season but hard for me to pick them to win the whole thing.
Greenhill 25 to 1
If I had to pick a winner before this season started Kayser’s team would have been an easy pick after their great win in the Fall Adult League but that team seems to have been split up a bit with Huffines so it is hard for me to see them not struggling to win a match this weekend. I don’t think they will get crushed or anything but they just aren’t deep enough to come out on top.
This level is a little easier to look at with just two matches deciding the champ.
Springpark v. Bartlett
The first time they met Bartlett’s team won taking lines 2 and 3 in third set tiebreakers and Springpark dominating at line 1 with Raney and Roten. It is hard to go against this result repeating itself since it seems they both put out their best rosters. I have a feeling the results will be very similar and Bartlett will squeak out a win.
Both Springpark and Brookhaven lost to TBar M and it is hard for me to see one of those teams taking a lunch break and then coming out and beating TBar M in fact I think it might be lopsided with TBar M winning.
TBar M will also be waiting for a winner at the 4.5 level. I know it is seniors but I like Oak Creek and their winning experience to win the initial match and then have a very close match with TBar M and unlike at 4.0 I think Oak Creek will come out on top over T Bar M.