Molina get the number one seed and he better win or I will feel bad for losing to him last week. GO ENRIQUE!!! Getz, Reitzer. Two other favs meet in the first round Wisdom v. Koziol. The bottom half of this draw is tough though with Ballestreros, Prather and Lookabough as well as the two previous mentioned who hit each other on day one. This is one of the better 3.5 draws of the year from what I can remember.
Aranda/Prather and Kinson/LeClair are the two top seeds and will be tough to beat but I do seem some other team members of the FW sectionals 3.5 team looking to get some quality matches in before August 8-10.
This draw is massive, I can only imagine next year when most of the 3.5ers will be still rated 4.0 by this time next year. Ansari got the #1 seed let’s see what he can do with it. Feuille is the #5 seed and has to be a fav to make it far. He could hit Nguyen in the semis which would be a good matchup. The very bottom of this draw much like the 3.5 draw is tough, Blackwell, Gonzalez, Blackwell, Khaning, Carter and Dreskin and I didn’t even mention Trey Mckinney v. Dutchover in the 1st ROUND. That really sucks, that could be a final. I will go out on a limb and say the loser of this match will win consolation.
Newman/Voss have #1 seed but had a bad weekend at the DCC so maybe this tourney can get them back on track. Brouer/Robinson are at the bottom of the draw as the #2 seed again. Let’s see if they can make it to Sunday together. Dutchover/Nguyen might do well if not worn out from doing so well in singles like they have been lately. Morrison/Nishsaki could be a good combo and Hai Nguyen is missing a partner but whomever it is should be solid. Mckinney/Russell also look strong.
Another strong draw with Zheng, Kern, Kallus, Noel, Bigam, Wise, Champagne, Warren, Viktorin, Jelev. I see Don Buford and Trey Berry playing up. Not sure if this was the tourney to play up in but best of luck to you guys. Hard to pick a winner in this bracket, I will leave that up to Corey or Jason who know more about this pack of 4.5ers.