Wednesday, August 13, 2008

3.5 Flights announced

3.5-27 total teams

A
Pretty solid flight with Brookhaven, Canyon Creek and High Point. OC/Nehlsen and Village are question marks but it should come down to the those top three teams.

B
GH/Kayser, High Point, OC, Stonebridge and Westlake. I think all these teams are pretty close to even and this will be a very good and competitive flight all the way to the end. Early pick would be Stonebridge with High Point close behind.

C
I guess this is battle between Oakridge and Gleneagles for the top spot. After looking at this flight I realize I might officially be out of touch regarding 3.5 tennis.

With that said any input from a 3.5 expert would be appreciated.

65 comments:

  1. The Dark Empire has finally been eradicated from 3.5 play,
    3.5 teams no longer need to fear the steely fist of Darth Sisk.
    Garland 3.5 is Dead, Long live the new King.
    Who is that going to be?
    High Point/Jameson may be the odds on favorite, Maintained most of their team, beat "national" Garland twice, and was as good as any team in the city play-offs.
    Oakcreek and Oakridge will be hurting at singles positions this year.
    Gleneagles got Kenneth Fults back off appeal, that should help them.
    Can Brookhaven Kramer add on to their success of last season?

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  2. HP/Jameson's team should be pretty good but they lost some key players. They lost Atlas, Jauregui, Garudhadri and Harrison. That is 1/2 of their starting 8 and none of those guys were real singles players. Singles is where they needed help so unless they find some singles players, they are in trouble. I would pick them by default but not because they will be menacing.

    I am not sure who they still have that is any good.

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  3. HP stills has some good doubles teams. Plus Peter Chan is a pretty good singles player.

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  4. Weird blogging in my past level now. I think HP has to be real strong, but I would think GE Swallow would have to be right up there too.

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  5. 3.5 needs to get some personality

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  6. ANYBODY KNOW . . . ?

    Which 3.5 guys pushed up to 4.0 have won appeals to get back to 3.5?

    Is there any easy way to look that up???

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  7. I'm looking forward to the fall 3.5 season. I was really getting sick of the Garland ringers and the Garland guys lying trying to defend them.

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  8. It looks like all of the personality got moved up to 4.0.

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  9. Mark Anderson of the Oakridge Boys is playing really well recently winning the Brookhaven Tourney. He will be in the top 8 in the rankings by the end of the year. Phill Gridder and Sam Bert are also very good players for Oakridge.

    These guys are my favorites in the 3.5 League.

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  10. Yes, We just need someone named spitz to captain a team.

    Followed by Neil and Bob

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  11. Sounds like they will beat on anybody.

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  12. I don't know how we're going to do in 2009 but I like our chances in 2011. We've signed up two kids from Plano Senior High and one from Plano East. And we're in final negotiations with a kid from Highland Park. We're just haggling over an F-150 or a Tahoe.

    Does anyone know if they have good tennis programs at the high schools in Houston?

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  13. Oh yeah... Oak Creek is going to Southlake and Plano West. Leave it to an HP boy to go to PLano East or Plano. West is where the real players are. 2011--Oak Creek rules.

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  14. Oh yeah... Oak Creek is going to Southlake and Plano West. Leave it to an HP boy to go to PLano East or Plano. West is where the real players are. 2011--Oak Creek rules.

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  15. Yes, I got it the first time.

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  16. We couldn't afford Plano West's asking prices.

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  17. At Plano West a little black tar heroin will get you the whole team.

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  18. Funny posts!Gtc 3.5 will be back in fall '09 Everybody wanted to stay together,meanwhile I'll keep my eye on the h.s. juniors!Go Jameson!!!!!
    Sisk

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  19. GTC can stay together and play 4.0.

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  20. Jameson,
    If you think you could use me at at any capacity,call me!
    Sisk

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  21. There is a RAT in E. Ratcliffe.

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  22. E. "RAT" Ratcliffe is a SCUM SUCKER!!!!!!!

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  23. Whats up with all the bashing of E Rat from last Anon poster? I dont think you know him or your opinion would probably be different.Why are you so Hateful?? You must be a real bad judge of people. I have played with and against him many times and he seems to be a good guy. Maybe because Sisks team has been moved up someone has to take his place being bashed. This blog was only tennis related Whats happened to it??? All The anon bashers have ruined it.

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  24. Ed Ratcliffe is a great guy. I don't know why he is a target.

    Garland, on the other hand, deserved every bit of criticism aimed at them. They brought in several guys horribly out of level and tried to cover up with a bunch of lies.

    What has Ed done to anyone?

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  25. Ed Ratcliffe and David Prather critized Garland's obvious cheating. Then, all of a sudden, Ed and Dave became a target of attack.

    Obviously it is the Garland cheaters that are knocking Ed and Dave.

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  26. I highly doubt it is the Garland guys writing this stuff. I would guess it is the same people bashing me or John or Jacques or Forrest just moving on to a new target. The Garland guys don't post anonymously.

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  27. Nancy,
    You are still lying to cover up for those scum bags.

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  28. Ed and Prather attacked gtc,but Ed asked for some of my cheaters once we advanced to nationals. Too funny,attack gtc unless they are available,then I'll take em!
    Sisk

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  29. No negative comments about Dave an Ed until they chimed in about the obvious cheating by Garland. Then a bunch of anon negative comments.

    Figure it out, Nancy. It's SNOTjock and the other Garland scum bags behind all unwarranted criticism of Ed and Dave.

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  30. We're not the ones posting anonymously.

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  31. Ed is a good guy and will have a great team in 2009. Who ever is bashing Ed is a scum bag. Dave and Ed are stand up guys.

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  32. Isn't it ironic? Garland CHEATERS bashing two honest, great guys.

    Why, because like many others, they pointed out obvious cheating!

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  33. Yes, Nancy it is Garland behind the anon bashing of Ed and Dave. I don't know if you are lying again or just dumb.

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  34. Prove it. It's probably you bashing them to make it look like the Garland guys.

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  35. Nancy,
    We know Garland is a bunch of cheaters and we know you are a liar. And we know all the bashing of Dave and Ed happened immediatley after their comments about Garland.

    Not too hard to figure!

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  36. If I'm reading this right, the "Sugar Sheriffs" got caught reaching into a cookie jar? That would be embarrassing. Just my two cents.

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  37. It's more along the lines of talking out of both sides of your mouth. But appalling nonetheless.

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  38. EYE OPENING
    It certainly has been eye opening to follow the events dicussed on this site.

    First we saw two High School superstars (roughly 4.5 level players) recruited onto the Garland 3.5 team by an unethical captain _ John Sisk and his buddies.

    Then we have an ongoing series of lies by Garland supporters, especially Nancy Noel and SNOTjock Delira _ trying to cover up for the cheaters.

    The lies are exposed as a lot of people see these HS superstars actually play. And one of the grossly out of level players is appropriately DQed at Sectionals.

    Next, after two great guys (Dave and Ed) speak out against the cheating, we see Garland players attack these guys with anon postings.

    And still we see arrogant and obnoxious postings by some of the Garland crew, especially Nancy Noel and SNOTjock Delira (who always seem to have a lot to say).

    It's all very "trashy".

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  39. I have argued all of these points before so I'm only going to argue the newest one. The reason Ed and David are getting bashed is because they were so against John and his crew for "cheating" and recruiting players out of level, but when they found out that John's team was going to nationals, they tried to recruit his players for their 3.5 team.
    This once again reiterates the point John and I have made all along that having ringers is okay, as long as they're on your team, according to the people complaining. Everybody's a ringer unless they're on your team, then they're legitimate.
    Once again, I have no problems with Ed and David personally, and I don't condone the personal comments being made here, but that hypocrisy is what led to them being attacked by whomever.

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  40. ANOTHER SMOKE SCREEN!
    Garland 3.5 put two outrageously out-of-level players on their roster, Glen Flora and Zack Courtney. Both were HS superstars and both played at about a 4.5 level. Only a captain with no integrity would put guys like that on a 3.5 team.

    Neither Ed or Dave ever asked about adding Flora or Courtney to their 3.5 roster and neither would do that.

    No one ever said that every player on the Garland roster was out of level. Just the two ringers mentioned above. Ed inquired only about the ststus of the legit 3.5 players (who played 3.5 and were not bumped in level)not about the ringers.

    "Having ringers on my team is OK but not on your team" _ that's not at all true as it relates to Ed and Dave. Neither Ed or Dave would have ever put Flora or Courtney on their 3.5 team.

    There is no hypocricy here. Just Nancy Noel continuing to lie and blowing smoke. Nancy hopes to divert attention from the Garland cheating.

    Nancy, you are really pathetic. You are a pathological liar and you are worse than the cheaters you defend.

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  41. Let me fill you in on something. There were two people in the conversation, me and Ed. So you have no idea what he asked me. He said in paraphrase: If any of the guys off of John's team want to come join my team, have them give me a call. Oh, and if you happen to find anymore high school superstars, send them my way.
    I'm not trying to out Ed or anything, I'm just trying to prove you have no idea what you're talking about as usual.
    Now what?

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  42. Ed was trying to find guys for his fall 3.5 team. Flora and Courntney were both pushed to level 4.0 at midyear. Therefore he was NOT asking about Flora and Courtney who are not eligible to play 3.5 in the fall. You are dumber than I thought. Ed would not put that caliber of player on a 3.5 team.

    Nancy, you are just not truthful when you blog. Why don't you just stop lying?

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  43. Everything's pretty clear . . .

    Ed Ratcliffe and David Prather did not cheat. Sisk did.

    Ed Ratcliffe and David Prather did not lie. Noel did.

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  44. Your right everything is pretty clear. Prather and Ratcliffe got thier butts kicked and are now bitter old men. Sisk and his team won and are going to nationals... pretty clear to me!

    Barrack

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  45. And one of the cheaters, Glenn Flora was DQed and will NOT be playing at Nationals.

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  46. I'm w/ the "Oak Ridge Haters" on this one!

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  47. I didn't say he was trying to get Flora or Courtney. He said that if I found anybody of similar level, to send them his way.

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  48. After all the whining....that's pretty cheesy.

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  49. Have I heard this story from our bitter anon poster before..It just keeps being repeated and I know the story already..I think I can quote it verbatim. It is getting old. Let me help you out with some of your way off the wall so called facts. I personally have zero problems with Ed or David and would never say anything that I would not say to them directly. I have known these guys before all this 3.5 blog BS. They are my friends and I never would hurt them in any way. Our team has never said a bad thing about them. It is you the anon poster playing games! It is too bad the tennis community here has to put up with your added bullshit on a daily basis. FYI Glen is out of level in 3.5 but not 4.0 get over it! Other teams at Nationals will have Glen Flora's or Mudsams and more, we know it..It is how the game is played ..is it cheating..yes only when you are the loser! The system works by the way and we are going with one less 4.0 to nationals but we still have depth.

    Get a life and get over it and stop worrying about the past cheaters and look for us to cheat in 2009 for the 4.0 Nationals. Move on to the next round!!! Please!

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  50. OK, here I am again having to try to clean up other peoples lies or stretching of the truth: first: I have nothing to do with the Oakridge 3.5 team anymore. I am friends with Ed and have been for over 27 years, so I will defend him when needed, but I won't lie. Second: I had nothing to do with Ed trying to get players for his team. I talked to him and I know he was asking about 3.5 level players not ringers from sisk's old team. Not everyone on sisk's team were ringers, some are were and are still 3.5 level players. Third: If Ed said something to Cory about looking for others like Flora, I knew nothing of that and I would actually think Ed was joking; if he wasn't joking, then that's all on him. Everyone can look at what went on for the 3 seasons I was captain and know that I had no ringers on any of the 3 teams and I am totally against that kind of practice. It only promotes more cheating and from where I stand, that's not what playing tennis is all about.

    I understand the mentality of doing that, because as a captain I knew there was no way my teams could compete with the teams that chose to cheat, so unless some miracle happened, we were doomed to just get to the QT or city tournament. That is a truth I realized from the beginning and as much as it made me feel like doing the same thing, I could not. What's the point? In the past I lived to get what ever I could, any way I could and to hell with the consequences, but I cannot do those types of thing any longer. Some of you may understand this, but I guess most of you don't or won't . Either way I am OK with my decisions and if you're not too bad.

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  51. I do believe Ed was joking when he told me that, I was just trying to point out that this person had no idea of what was said since he wasn't involved. I have the same problem David and I'm sure I would feel the same way as you if I had a 3.5 team.
    I had the only 4.5 team in Dallas that made the city championships without losing anybody to 5.0, and we went 0-3.
    Good luck to you in 4.0 and if you thought there were ringers in 3.5, think again.

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  52. Stonbriar: We thought better of you:

    http://www.collegetennisonline.com/view/player.asp?plId=38315

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  53. Nancy,
    You are running away from your prior comments again.

    7:19 comments: 'The reason Ed and David are getting bashed is because they were so against John and his crew for cheating. When they found out John's team was going to Nationals they tried to recruit his players".

    You indicated that Ed and Dave felt "having ringers is OK as long as they are on your team" . Then you followed up "that hypocrisy led to them (Ed and Dave) being attacked".

    Ed and Dave do not feel that it is OK to have ringers like Flora on ANY 3.5 team including their own. And they did not show any "hypocrisy". (Now you say Ed was joking.)

    You are a deceitful bastard and your comments/lies are there for everyone to see.

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  54. Nancy,
    Earlier you denied that the attacks on Ed and Dave were coming from Garland. But you now indicate that the reason Ed and Dave were bashed was because of the hypocrisy in critizing Garland cheating YET ASKING ABOUT GARLAND PLAYERS.

    The only people who would even know about that were YOU and JOHN and your close circle of friends. The anon bashing of Ed and Dave came directly from either you or your buddies.

    Your continued lies are coming back to bite you.

    And that's the problem with you Nancy, you do not seem to know the different between truth and lies. You try to distort and "spin" every issue.

    Persoannlly I do not give a dam about ringers or who goes to Nationals. But I am going to challenge you everytime you blatantly lie. And that happens very frequently.

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  55. ringer hunter found one that looks like he needs to rate at least 4.5. Of course it could be a different Chad Moomjian.

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  56. Yep it is a pretty common name. I have two Chad Moomjians at my work.

    Any 4.5s looking for team members?

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  57. When will we see Moomjian on the "Holding Team"?

    Wow... two at your last place of employment... I thought it was odd when I met two today. :)

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  58. You can challenge me all you want. Everybody knew they asked for John's players because that was posted on here days ago. They weren't attacked before then. I'd rather be accused of being a liar than a coward. If you're so sure of yourself, why can't you use your name?

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  59. "that hypocrisy led to them (Ed and Dave) being attacked"

    That comment by Corey was misleading and mean-spirited.

    And it does indicate who was behind the anon bashing.

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  60. If you guys would spend half as much energy working on your game as you do bashing each other, you would all get bumped up a level! Ya'll look at the 3.5 draw for the Beaumont Labor Day tournament - we should have some real good matches and I hope next year, a few more of you will make the trip down here. We will be a lot nicer to you than you are to each other on this blog!!! Mike Getz

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  61. Anons criticizing anons. Funny.

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  62. Corey,
    Thanks for going to tucson with us,
    any anon's want to go? I have some sponsor money left!
    Sisk

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  63. No problem. They would have to give you their name to get the plane ticket so it will be just us and the rest of the team.

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  64. Well, well, well . . . Nancy will be going to Tucson with her boy friends!

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