Singles should run through Enrique Molina with Prather not far behind since they both have good seeds.
Ones to watch: Scott Blackburn, Gilberto Flores, Marc Ivy, Robert Wisdom
I really like the top two seeds; they will be tough to beat.
Ones to watch: Ivy/Centi, Stein/Kincy
Tuyen and Ismael as the 1 and 2 seeds, when I saw this I felt like I was in a time warp and it was 2007 in the 3.5 draw. I have to give it up to Tuyen for his point grabbing as he moved up a level. He has a better record at 4.0 I think than he did last year at 3.5. Not sure either of could win it but they should be factors. Forrest Feuille has to be the strong favorite; no one has shown they can beat him yet. Jose Gonzalez of FW had a strong run last week and might be the one to make him work; I hope they don’t meet early.
Ones to watch: Donald Allen, Blumberg, Matt Ellis and Turpen
Can anyone stop a Newman/Voss—Brouer/Robinson finals rematch? I don’t see a team that can do it so I guess we will just wait to see how this time around goes. Shouldn’t they just play each other at HP some night during the week so they can head home early on Sunday after the semis?
Ones to watch: Ellis/Kistler, Freeman/Morris, Martin/Nguyen, Ludwig/Kraemer
This group should be excited that Alfonso Rodriguez is taking the weekend off and letting someone else have a shot at 400 points. Shmucker would be the favorite and the #1 seed but there are some other candidates out there like Miles, Goldberg, Kallus and maybe two other dallasites Noel and Warren could make a run if they don’t see each other early like in Waco.
Only two seeds and both look pretty solid. Romerhaus and Hopper should be tough to beat. Some of the 4.0 Somabut team are playing up to get some good practice. I like one of them to make it far, probably Phy Pham and Hai Nguyen. I am going to plead ignorance on most of the other names so I will ask for some insight.