Friday, August 8, 2008

D. Terrill tourney starts today

I am looking forward to playing my first singles tourney since I can't even remember when, I think it was 2002. It is only 99 degrees today so I guess we are playing out the sets. I am hoping for another degree, I love me some 3rd set tiebreakers.

I look forward to watching some good matchups mainly in my draw where there should be some good early round action. Harrigan v. Rafiq, Azhar v. Gonzalez and 8p could we see OC BL v. Scottrussell.com?

See you all this evening.

60 comments:

  1. they go by heat index which is usually greater than temperature, so who knows if there wil be a 3rd or not

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  2. Russell beat Marcos 4 & 3.

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  3. Cary, you are just a nice guy. I mean, for Rafiq to get a mention as an interesting match? That's almost as bad as mentioning Marcus.

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  4. Some Results:

    I glanced at the 4.0 and 4.5 draws on my way out and saw that Dante Edwards won his first match pretty easily, Matt Armstrong also won, and I think Jeffry Wise won as well.

    In 4.0 I didn't notice a whole lot except the no.2 seed lost.

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  5. why the hell does everyone mention Marcus???

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  6. I heard that Trey injured himself against Dante so I guess we won't know who was right there. Although if he was way up when the injury occurred, then obviously I was wrong. I will have to find out the details.

    Congratulations to Scotty on the win. This blog is getting pretty bad when the founder's partner in crime is boycotting it.

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  7. Marcos (aka OCBL). I hate to say I told you so but 3 & 4 is exactly what I called. And he is not very good. WOW. Want to talk about my mom some more now... Maybe she could give you some tennis lessons.

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  8. Mr.Anon,
    Marc and Scott have good records and are good players!! What about your record? I'd bet these player's could beat you. Marc would be an asset to any 4.0 team including mine!
    J.Sisk

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  9. he would be a solid asset to your 3.5 team. Line 3 doubles.

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  10. From what I saw of the Dante v. Trey match. Trey didn't get hurt till the 2nd set. I don't know if the score was indicative, Trey was forcing Dante into a lot of errors but Dante's strokes are very low and penetrating and I think the amount of running Trey had to do might have caused the injury.

    Got to see the end of the OC BL v. Rusell match, good hitting by both. Anon is an idiot these are both solid 4.0 players, Marc's game has picked up considerably from a year to go and he is getting better.

    I ran into a tough first rd opponent who served me off the court. I would like to see him go far and meet Forrest or Noaman to see how they match up. He is playing for Fretz in 4.0 this year and I am sure he will make some noise. Really nice guy too. He just beat Allum in a 3rd set TB.

    I have won 2 consolation matches so far and hoping to just try and enter diretly into consolation if I play another 4.0 tourney. Playing again at 2p, like my match up but I can feel my body starting to give way, hopefully that hamburger and fries will give me soem energy.

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  11. Matt Cloninger is a good player. He and Jack Smithheisler will make a good singles combination on the Fretz 4.0 team. I talked to him before your match yesterday and he said his arm injury is gone so he's back to hitting his big topspin forehand.

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  12. Who is "OC BL" and "bmo"? What are their names and what do their screen names mean?

    Re. Dante and Trey, I called that one, posted that Dante was a beast and would win easily. I know cause I've played both of them.

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  13. Oak Creek - Big Lebowski - aka Marcos Klemickiopolis

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  14. anon is just right. take emotion out of it. they will both be lucky to go .500 in #2 singles at 4.0. Russell and Marcos are bottom half guys at this level.

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  15. and "BMO"? What's that?

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  16. Brian = B Morrison = Mo BMo

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  17. Who's better, BMO or OC BL?

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  18. Tough call. Bmo is more doubles, OCBL more singles. If I am a captain of a team and had to chose one of them. I would go with BMo. Lefty and can play both singles and doubles.

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  19. Wouldn't you go with BMO cause he can get you links to Ashley Harkleroad?

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  20. To the 1:53 poster, Scott has consistently been above .500 at any singles line in 4.0. I can't speak for Marc because I've never seen him play. Scott also won both his matches today and is in the semifinals. Do your research before you assume how somebody will do. We already know how Scott will do because he is played for several seasons now.
    Scott is not a bottom-half guy.

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  21. you check your stats he was 3-3 this year in 4.0 singles in League and QT play. that's .500 in my book.

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  22. And your post said that he would be lucky to be .500 at line 2 singles. He was 3-2 and one of those losses was against an obvious stacked line.
    Nevertheless, Scott has proven this weekend he is not a bottom 4.0 by making the semifinals of this tournament.

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  23. Bottom half, not bottom. He seems to be a good guy, but in bottom half of Dallas 4.0 players. This tourney only has 3 players in the Top 20 in Dallas area. Making the top 4 here does not mean much. He will lose 1-1 in the morning at best.

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  24. I have no idea who he's playing but Forrest couldn't beat Scott 1 and 1, and he's the favorite to win the tourney? We'll find out tomorrow. He already beat a top 30 player in Smithheisler. If we assume there are 200 tournament and league 4.0 players in the Dallas area, Scott would be in the top 50, if not top 25. I will use your prediction as motivation for him tomorrow morning.

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  25. Thanks, Mr. Anonymous. You are right. You win. I suck at tennis. Let's leave it at that. You are correct, Sir.

    Scott

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  26. You're right, Forrest couldn't beat him 1 and 1. But he could beat him 0 and 0. Nancy, you continue to show how clueless you are. Incidentally, Forrest would beat you in straights.

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  27. Watched Forrest play Dane today, it was a good match, Forrest looks good but Crouch gave him a run for his money in the 2nd set, he had a chance to go up a break point.

    Forrest could not beat Noel in straights and I doubt he could beat him at all, no offense but Corey is better player.

    I know Rafiq may have been a stretch and he seems uninterested as he plays but he was in a dogfight with Jose today but lost out in the 2nd set, and most people get beat rather easily by Jose.

    I am interested to see how I fare against him tomorrow, I think it is a good matchup for me but I am sure Ismael and Adam thought the same thing.

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  28. Scott beats forrest 4 and 3. Jose G. gets beat (god I pray) 5 and 5. Hack the g.d. c.s. m.f. baster to death.......please!!! You are going to need to hit some winners though. After you hit the winners, don't think the point is over. Watch out for the line calls and don't worry about calling in the umpire. WE UNDERSTAND!!!! J.G should take up horseshoes or something else.

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  29. My 2 cents on Dante and myself.

    Dante played a great match and on that day he was quicker, stronger and just flat out better. There were points in the match where I hit every shot where I want to and with the pace I wanted to and he still won the points. I didn't get hurt until real late in the match - next to last game. As most of you know tennis is a game of matchups and my game at least on that day did not matchup well with him. He thrived on my top spin and pace and ate me alive. I do not know Philip Griggs so I am not sure how Dante will will do there, but if he makes it to the finals I will be interested in seeing how he handles Corey's slice. Late in the match before I got hurt I tried switching to slice with less pace and Dante didn't seem to fare as well. Should be interesting. He's a great player and I enjoyed meeting him.

    PS - To the fellow who predicted I would get crushed (correctly) - says he had played me before which makes me curious - come on, who are you?

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  30. NEEW, not gonna tell.

    Signed,

    Bush 41

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  31. Oh God, I need a box of tissues after reading 10:51pm.

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  32. Nancy Noel,
    Thank you for continuing to give us the ladies' point of view.

    Oh, there is a big pink panties sale at Nordstroms. You won't want to miss it.

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  33. I've already picked them up thanks. I think you would probably like to see me in them.

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  34. Trey, it ain't like the pros where you got beat on "that day." It doesn't matter what day you play Dante, you ain't winning. I'd bet a lot of money on that.

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  35. Hey Noel why don't you just shut up and stick to your division. Russell lost 1&2. Sorry I was off by a game. I am sure Forrest was just being nice.

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  36. You're telling me to stick to my division and you're making predictions about other people. Yeah, Scott played 8 sets and three tiebreaks yesterday and he still got more games than you predicted today. Forrest is a great player so let's leave it at that. That's why Trey and I asked him to join my team a few weeks ago. There's no shame in losing to him by any score. But what's the point in running down other players to make yourself feel better?

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  37. Not running anyone down. just responding to some fool that said Russell was one of the top 4.0 players. Just not true. Average at best. that is a fact.

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  38. Here we go again...

    I appreciate all the concern on whether I'm average or not. I played eight 4.0 matches this weekend (singles and dubs), and won seven of the eight. If you want to call that average, that's cool.

    Kudos to Forrest. Nice guy. Great player. I definitely think he would have beaten me if I were fresh. I think the score would have been a little closer, but he would have won.

    I'm completely satisfied with this weekend's tennis. Great tournament. It's for a great cause. That's pretty much all I have to say on the subject.

    As a sidebar, congratulations to the two Dallas teams that made it to the 3.5 finals this weekend. Good job to the Garland team for advancing to Nationals!

    scott

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  39. Trey, are you alright? You must be sore all over carrying Russell to that tourney win. I predict a two week recovery.

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  40. How about Schick getting a set. Schick is deceptively good.

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  41. Good results...Below Average tournament... Average player

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  42. For clarification. Tyler MZ/Abilene MZ/Corpus MZ are average tournaments. SA 1 and 2 MZ's/Waco MZ/FW MZ are above average tournaments. Houston MZ/SA Sectionals are very good tornaments. Elite 8 in Austin Great tournament. D. Terrill, great cause and well run... Below Average Tournament.

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  43. Amazing that in the entire state of Texas there is only 1 great tournament a year and less than 1% of players get to play in it.

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  44. It is the only tournament with Zero busters in it. You have to strap it up everytime you play.

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  45. That is a crazy statement. Most of the Major Zones are great tournaments. All the players that are in the Masters get the majority of their points from the Major Zones - so you are still playing those same 8 guys, and then in 4.0, theres another 70 plus players to deal with.

    Also in the Masters at most you play 3 matches in a division. Houston and Waco took 7 matches to bring home the hardware. Get a clue man.

    The whole point of your post was basically to degrade all the players in this tournament and shit on anyone who brought home a trophy. Typical negative post that has made this blog the cum dumpster that it is.

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  46. Poster from 4:43 and you're right at the bottom of all the shit.

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  47. Boy you gotta love this blog???

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  48. I called Dante Edwards the 4.5 darkhorse to win it and he came through. Now I just need to collect my enormous cash winnings...haha

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  49. I completely agree with the 4:43 posting. So to be an above average player you only have to make the masters tournament in November. So there are only 8 above average players at every level. And I don't believe each match is played in a win by 2 format in the masters so I'm not sure what the previous poster was talking about. Most of the major zones play a full third set as well.

    Congratulations to Forrest and Dante for their singles titles and to Trey and Scott for their doubles wins. For me the size of the draw is often indicative of its difficulty and Dante and Forrest both had to win 5 rounds to claim the title.

    Not necessarily my choice of words about the blog but that opinion is not to far from mine these days.

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  50. Its easy to see now why Dante bailed on Boverman for the upcoming 4.5 fall season. OC had a pretty terrible singles record and who knew they had this gem all along being misused.

    The new HP team will enjoy his forehand. Just not sure they have the depth to compete with the Spring City playoff teams.

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  51. Dante told me about some players HP will have and it sounds like they will be strong. To me it depends on how much they decide to play their 4.0 bumpups. Most players don't do well in their first season moving up.
    I also asked Dante why he never played singles and he said the captain always put him in dubs. I am pretty confident they would have been in the playoff hunt if he were playing singles.

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  52. The problem with Noel is that he tries to talk authoritatively and he is usually wrong. Then he doesn't just admit it and stay quiet but rather continues to prove how much he doesn't know. Everyone loses respect quickly for someone like that.

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  53. I can't believe nobody picked me to beat Jose. But after playing him today I can see why. For the guy who posted that this tourney was below average. Maybe that is true in 4.5 or other levels but the 4.0 singles draw was very tough with two of the top guys in Feuille and Gonzalez. Noaman and Harrigan as well as Schick made it a very top heavy draw.

    I was impressed a lot more on the court with Jose than watching him from the sidelines. I actually watched his Sat afternoon match and thought I had him figured out but he has great disguise in his shots and I don't even have to mention his defensive skills. I had to fight to get the one game I got from him when I was down 6-0 ,5-0. Great guy and I know someone said he had line call issues and even the guy next to me said he hooked me on a call but there were numerous backhands I hit today that hit the line and outside of the line and he never called them out.

    Overall I had a great experience playing in this tourney, I wish I could play more but until my little girl is old enough to want to hang out with her friends at the mall instead of with us then I probably won't get to play many more.

    I would like to play one in Houston, what is the best one down there? My in laws live there so I could use that as a cover for my true purpose and save on hotel bills.

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  54. Prove me wrong and I'll admit it.

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  55. The only Houston tournament I'm familiar with is the major zone in April but that draw has been 256 before so I don't think you would like that one. It is the biggest tournament in the state though.

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  56. You are so right, Nancy Noel is a real peice of work!

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  57. Cary, did you see that Jose pulled out in the match after you? You must have done more damage that you think in that 1 game!!!!

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  58. Cary,
    The Houston Fall Festival tournament Oct. 3-6 is a good 200 point tournament. The weather is pretty nice by that time of the year.

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  59. I will keep that in mind, that actually might be a good weekend for me.

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