So I am guessing everything is posted from this weekend since most matches were rained out including SWAT v. Garland (we hope to make up in early May).
TBar took out fall playoff participant BH/Helterbran fairly easily with the only win coming at line 2 singles for BH. Colao/Martin winning at line 1 v a good doubles team was impressive but not sure if this shows more of a step back for BH or a step forward for TBar. Maybe a little bit of both but nothing mind blowing here. If anything I think it shows 2nd place is more wide open than I thought here. Hackberry and OC have the roster to jump up and contend in this flight with TBar. 1st place is all but decided but the rest will be very tightly contested.
Oakridge v. CC was rather close but in the end it shows as a 4-1 win for CC. Oleg had to face Hans which is no treat and he fell i n 3 sets along with 3 other matches that went to the 3rd set TB. BH/Bartlett got off to a strong start taking on the Village B team which struggled especially at doubles. Don Buford looks to be back in good form with a good win over Khaning who has a lot of talent. If Buford can stay on track this team will be dangerous because they have many options at doubles. I expect them to contend all season long.
Royal Oaks put up a good showing as a new 4.0 team but fell to the Village. It looks like most new teams they have some top talent but get somewhat thin after that. Although they have a big roster so there may be some hidden surprises. The Village will make noise in this flight especially if everyone stays healthy and they can keep up at singles. High Point got off a strong start with a 4-1 thumping of OC/3. Not sure what to make of this one but starting out with a win is always good and if Harrigan stays at singles (hint hint) they will be tough to beat. Go get'em guys! The most impressive or depressing result was the sweep put on by Brookhaven/Pearlman over new team Collin County. I know some of these guys have bounced back and forth from 3.5 and I have a feeling come June they will be back at 3.5 (maybe that is what they are working on) if they continue to have results like this. Nice win for BH, I expect more good results from them.
Thorntree had a good debut sweeping doubles which was good since they were swept at singles. This is not a bad LBH team but Thorntree will have to improve at singles if they want to contend in this tough flight. LTF started off the season strong with a 5-0 sweep of Stonebriar, new singles player Vahdat started off the season with a woodshedding of Moomjian (6-0, 6-0) ouch! And yes Eddie is back and didn't drop a set along with the rest of the team. Springpark also had a good outing with a 4-1 crushing of Stonebridge, and they added a new player..........drum roll please..............Jonathan Marcus. Jonathan if you needed a place to play you could have called you didn't have to go to the dark side. (OMG)
I will post something later in the week about week 2 which for most will be week 1.