Yikes, is it almost Thursday already, I guess I better get a lineup together since somehow we are in the 4.0 MOW. Things are starting to flesh out in the 4.0 ranks but after this weekend it will look even more clear. Can't skip over the big news that came down on Monday though as Team Eddie (Lifetime) lost Andre Vahdat to a DQ and thus lost their match to Springpark. (That is why I picked you all to win 4 so you had some leeway guys). This does alter their team significantly but they are not out of the playoffs but will be headed to the QT instead most likely with OC/Smith who they face in the final match of the season.
ZZZZZZZZZZZZZ. Hackberry still has their makeup match with TBar so there is an outside chance this flight could get interesting but I am not banking on it. TBar to the DCC along with HP/Bob everyone else stays home in this flight. Don't expect Bob to be doing anything but qualifying players because he doesn't want to risk joining the DQ counter.
Last week was an interesting one as Brookhaven pulled off a great win over the Lakes to knock them out of the playoffs and keep pace to stay right behind Garland. I was at the match and the Lakes had this match in their hands to win but unfortunately a few points turned the momentum as Brookhaven was able to prevail in what turned out to be the deciding doubles match. That breaks a pretty good streak of playoff appearances for the Lakes with this core group of players but I have a feeling they will be back again soon. The MOW occurs in this flight as the SWAT team hopes to avoid joining the Lakes in the "gone fishing" category of league tennis as we take on Stonebridge (5-1) who is also at the top of standings with Brookhaven and Garland. Next week is the Brookhaven v. Garland showdown which might just decide 1st place. Garland picked up a few players this week as well as Sisk starts to plan for the future in 4.0 as well as 3.5.
This flight could be decided this week as a big matchup occurs between the Village and LBH/Hicks. LBH is showing they are for real as they continue to stay unbeaten and I think they will do the same this weekend. They will play Brookaven on the final weekend to decide 1st place if they keep on pace.
So this flight is all shook up at the top as Lifetime dropped from 1st to 3rd and evil Springpark someone sits in 1st with OC and LTF matches behind them. I think that final match will be interesting but as I mentioned both of them will be in the QT anyway so they might just wait until then to show their best lineup.