So this seems like a good time for the 4.5 teams to have their time until Wednesday when the pairings come out for 3.5 and 4.0. 4.5 is set for the QT weekend on July 11-13.
Here are the matchups. Racer X and AR Hacker we would appreciate your thoughts and you too Corey even though you might be a bit biased on one side of the bracket.
Pretty sure since OC/Branch won the flight there will now just be a four team round robin at the DCC which will include TBar M and the winners of the flight QT weekend.
Hackberry (5-3) v. Royal Oaks (5-3)
On paper Royal Oaks should win easy but they have shown they are the a mysterious team in getting out their best lineup and playing their best tennis. The first meeting went 4-1 for Royal Oaks but they have lost their last two matches of the season and Hackberry has not lost since they played Royal Oaks. Could be a good one.
Winner of above match plays OC/Feldman.
If Royal Oaks wins they have a shot to take out the OC team since they had a pretty close match the first time around. I would like to watch this match I think it would be very exciting.
If Hackberry scores the upset win over Royal Oaks I expect and easy win for OC. If they somehow muster enough for the win on Saturday I don’t see a carryover into Sunday.
High Point (5-2) v. Brookhaven (5-2)
I know the result was BH 5-0 the first time around but it was close. It will hurt that four solid players will be playing on the 4.0 team and Uhlig didn't qualify but Gilson and Yoshida could do some damage at singles and the Phams are tough. I like HP in a close one.
Winner plays Village/Noel
Not sure if I think the winner of the first match which will be dog fight can bring enough heat the following day to challenge the Village. I think if HP or BH wins easy they will cause Corey's team some problems. I know fitness won't be an issue but even though this format is shorter I think knowing you are in an elimination match can take something out of you so I like Corey's team to make it out of the QT.