So a great day of tennis yesterday still has a lot up in the air in some of the divisions.
Garland and High Pt are tied at the top with Oak Creek and Lifetime trying to claw their past them. Two sets of matches today. One is underway now and will go a long way to determining the two sectional spots.
Someone mentioned Flora and Slemon are in DQ limbo and I have to agree. They are probably playing one another right now and my guess would be the winner of that match gets yet another strike. It doesn't really hurt Slemon to win big since his team is out of it and Flora can't let off the gas either because Garland can't afford a 2nd loss and he is their lone superstar left although Rockjock is winning well in dubs this weekend.
The Lifetime/Garland match was curious since Ferrell decided to throw Beck to the wolves and take one for the team but OMG Flora wasn't there and he was playing Key who he lost to in straight sets. If LTF doesn't advance that has to be a decision they will think about for awhile. I have to think there was someone else on the roster who could have beaten Key in singles.
High Point and Greenhill play one another after both beating TBar M yesterday. I have a feeling this match might be closer than expected but it depends on the lineup. If John can get out his best 8 which would include Durand, Windham/Ryan, Contreras, Englsebard and Sline and take your pick at throwing in the last two I think they could give High Point problems.
The High Point doubles has looked vulenarable, I really expected the pairings of Newman/Voss and Robinson/Brouer to drop the hammer but they haven't quite dominated. Should be a great match.
Springpark v. Lakes could be interesting, I know my Lakes coughed up a big one yesterday but they have the guys to hang with Springpark and Jim is managing playing time and that might cost him a close one but most likely Springpark will advance.
5p Final: I think Jim put it best, this will not be a tankfest but the best 16 players will probably not be on the court and if I were them I wouldn't put them out either. This is a good time to put out the bench players and have them prove themselves for playing time at sectionals. I would be shocked to see McGowan and Davis on the court although they have managed their scores well.
All but sealed for Royal Oaks and OC/Branch. I don't see these teams going down and losing their top two spots.
T Bar won and is advancing to sectionals, congrats guys!