So there was a bye this weekend but some make up matches did get played and one very big upset as TBar M took out HP/Somabut and started to dash the hopes of a DCC round robin in July. This match was supposed to take place in June but was played in advance (mixed sectionals possibly, who knows?). Bottom line is TBar M came up big and won 3-2 led by Shannon Grant and Sam Stollenwerck, does this team need to be included among the favorites for this Spring, looks like it.
So TBar M now sits alone at the top with only Brookhaven/Helterbrann in their final match as a team that could knock them from the ranks of the unbeaten. Although this week they do play a solid Hackberry team and I wonder if Russow is freaking out since he thought Bob's team was the second coming. Here comes TBar...
Garland sits at the top with 5 teams at 2-1 right behind. The SWAT team snuck by the Lakes this Thursday night by a very close margin. The Lakes is a solid team and will be a factor the rest of the way and we were unbelievably fortunate to win that match. This week we don't get a break as we play Brookhaven/Bartlett. Garland takes on Village (2-1) which could be interesting depending on the lineups but I don 't think John will take them lightly.
Confused would be mild word for what I thnk when I look at this flight. I am now feeling good about HP hanging in there when I look at the other teams. Greenhill seems to have taken a step back unless something changes soon. BH/Pearlman will climb back to the top but with the one loss already they must be perfect if they want to vault to the top spot. LBH and Garland are undefeated but I don't see that lasting long. In fact they both might lose this week. The match of the week in this flight is HP/Harrigan v. Greenhill. I like HP to take this one and solidify their top spot. LBH will have a tough test against JCC who knocked off GH last week, I am not so sure JCC lead by Elovitz and Lieberman cannot win that match and shove Greenhill towards the bottom of the flight.
Two good matches here as things might shake out a little more after this weekend. LTF takes on a solid Garland team but they should pull thru OK but it will be a test for them. The MOW is Springpark v. OC. Oak Creek had a great fall playoff and Springpark was a sectional finalist not much longer than one year ago and this roster is not that different, OK no Gene Davis but their doubles teams are mostly intact. I don't know who to take in this one but I have to go with OC in a tight one.