A few surprises in the young 4.5 season but most of the matches are going according to plan. Huffhines and Branch both beat playoff teams last week to put themselves as the favorites of their flights. High Point and Royal Oaks remain undefeated and are poised to capitalize on every opportunity to claim the top position. Less exciting matchups this week but there are a few worth watching.
Match of the Week: None really but I will say Oak Creek/Branch v. High Point/Bazan for comic purposes
Shouldn't be any surprises this week as the top four teams all play lower teams. Only potential upset I see is Village v. T Bar since Village has such strong doubles teams. T Bar has been rolling in singles though and I see nobody on Jason's roster who can beat their singles players. In the "feature match", I am putting the over-under at 20 games for Bazan's team. I am confident enough to say that there is no lineup I could create where Bazan's team wins this match. His top 8 vs. Rusty's bottom 8 would still be an Oak Creek victory in my opinion.
Branch d. Bazan 5-0
Bovermann d. Stonebridge 4-1
Feldman d. Hackberry 4-1
Royal Oaks d. Collin County 4-1
T Bar d. Village 4-1
Royal Oaks looks to be the only team that can challenge Branch at this point but inconsistent lineups in the past have hurt them.
Match of the Week: High Point v. Brookhaven
This is a week full of competitive matches but the feature match is by far the most exciting. This is a must-win for Brookhaven after their loss to Huffhines. I will have to root for Brookhaven since my team beat them but if they have the same lineup they had against us, I don't like their chances. Only other drama will be to watch to see if any of the other frontrunners take their opponents too lightly and lose valuable position.
HP d. Brookhaven 3-2 (Home-court advantage is always big for HP but if David and Carl play singles, I would have to give Brookhaven the edge)
Greenhill d. DFW 4-1
Lakes d. Springpark 3-2
LB Houston d. T Bar 3-2
Huffhines d. Juhn 4-1
It should be fairly obvious after this week who the top two teams in this flight are. If HP wins, I would have to say it will be a two-team race between them in Huffhines. If Brookhaven wins, it is a little grayer but Huffhines will be a solid #1 with Brookhaven a close second.
Don't forget to voice your opinion for the over/under on Cary's team match.