Tuesday, June 16, 2009

4.0 Week 8

So a pretty good weekend as the playoff picture is getting ever closer to being decided and should be locked in by the end of day on Saturday barring any major upsets in the final weekend. There is still positioning as far as the DCC and QT to be decided though in the final two weeks.

Flight A
T Bar all but clinched the top spot in this flight as they beat Hackberry this past weekend. Hackberry has an outside chance at a wildcard but they would have to sweep their final two matches and they would still need some help from other teams. Team Bob had a close victory but keeps qualifying more and more players for the playoff run. There is one development I could see happening in this flight that could be dramatic but I will hold off on making that prediction until it happens...

Flight B
Looks like the MOW occurs in our flight again as Garland takes on Brookhaven/Bartlett for a claim for 1st place in this flight. A win would guarantee Garland a spot in the DCC since all other teams in this flight would have two losses. Of course I am cheering for that result. Go GTC!!! We made it through Stonebridge in a tight match last weekend but now sit with them hoping to rack up some style points this weekend and await the outcome of the MOW.

Flight C
This flight heated up as the Village took out LBH/Hicks this weekend and now it is a three team race between those two and Brookhaven/Pearlman. They all play each other over the next two weeks. LBH has HP/Harrigan which will not be easy followed up by BH/Pearlman so they could move up to first or drop out entirely. The Village has BH and then JCC so I like their chances to split those matches. I want to make a prediction on this but it is just too damn confusing. If I have to make a wager I am putting my money on BH and the Village to come out with the 1st and 2nd spots here. Not sure why I have picked the Village in the past and they have let me down so I am due on this pick. Most likely whoever finishes 3rd will not have strong enough numbers to get a wild card spot.

Flight D
ZZZZZZZZZZZ. This flight is just as boring as flight A now. I guess the only mystery is how many more players Eddie can get DQ'ed in two weeks. It is too bad the big final week showdown will not decide anything more than seeding in a round robin tourney which I can't see being advantageous to anyone. I did hear Eddie had a rough go at the Plano Open as he had a set lead and up 5-1, 40-love and somehow lost the 2nd set and the 3rd set. Ouch!

143 comments:

  1. brandon myers and eddie hill
    wow, being up 1 set plus 5-1 and 40-love -> and LOSING??? thats got to be one of the biggest chokes in history. no other way to look at it. i guess the pressure of such a important tournament (not) just got to those turds

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  2. That is so yesterday's news! It was fun to tease them at first, but its over already. Everyone already knows that Myers went down with dehydration and 2 legs that locked up on him from dehydration. Myers could only stand there. It was 1 against 2.

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  3. But 1 was Eddie. Eddie cannot be beat. He would have got to serve and that is 4 straight aces. How can this be?

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  4. You all have to know by the way I dish it out that I have to be able to take it as well. I was a fun match to be a part of. Brandon showed some amazing toughness, refusing to default after severe cramps in both calves hit him during second set. Dre and Alex were good to give him the time he needed so he could at least stand up and make a go of it. I would like to say it was all about Brandon's inability to move, but those guys made some great plays as well to come back and win. Congrats to them. Brandon and I will be back at full strength to fight another day.

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  5. I'm interested to hear about this pending development in flight A?

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  6. LIKELY PLAOFF LINE-UP

    DCC (Sorry no Round Robin)
    T-Bar-M
    Garland/Sisk
    Brookhaven/Pearlman
    Spring Park
    HP/Somabut
    QT Winner

    QT (5 Team RR)
    LBH
    Brookhaven/Bartlett
    LTF/Hill
    LBH
    HP/Bazan

    I look for HP/Bazan to win the QT and make the DCC.

    In a big upset, Garland/Sisk takes the DCC this year. (Garland/Sisk also wins 3.5 DCC by the way.)

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  7. Nancy must love that prediction.

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  8. Off course he does, especially when it is Sisk giving the prediction. He did everything but forget to sign his name!

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  9. Garland/Sisk sweeps all Dallas levels next spring.

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  10. Is that person above a Wacko. Hp/Bazaan ain't getting to the playoffs so how do they win the QT. Look at the standings. Oak Creek and Lifetime will win 5-0 this week and then match up each other. That will be a 3-2 or 4-1 match at worst either way. HP/Bazaan has too many lines lost to pass either one of those teams.

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  11. There are 2 spots for wildcards. These are likely to go to Lifetime and Bazan unless lifetime beat Oak Creek in which case Oak Creek gets it.

    The prediction is pretty close except I don't see 2 LBH teams getting in. Hicks will make it and Oak Creek needs to be there instead of the 2nd LBH team. Sadly, without a miracle (like Bazan losing one of their last 2 matches) , Hackberry look like they'll miss out by 1 wildcard spot based on tie-breakers.....

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  12. Sisk will think he's back playing Puerto Rico if and when they play High Point Somoabut.

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  13. Yep I think the poster was correct with their assessment but forgot OC instead of LBH. That QT will be tough but whoever comes out of it (thanks for the vote of confidence) they will be a force to be reckon with since they will have just come out on top of a very tough 5 team RR.

    Russow,

    You can ask me offline about my thoughts about a Flight A mix up but I don't want to influence anyone by stating it on the blog but if you just look at the top teams and their rosters you might be able to figure it out.

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  14. Sisk has hard time recruiting cheaters at the 4.0 level because he uses them for his 3.5 team!

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  15. Excellent point!

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  16. No kidding, last year he could have had Flora and Defeo for his 4.0 team, instead he dropped them even further down to the 3.5 level. Classy guy!!

    Rumor has it he has 2 more guys this year that he has done the same thing with. The biggest cheater in Dallas league tennis!

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  17. Andre Vahdat Fan!!!June 16, 2009 at 2:07 PM

    Andre just signed with the HP 4.5 team. I'm sure we will see him in the line-up this weekend if they want him to qualify for the playoffs. Taking bets now -

    A. Andre Vahdat fan!
    B. Andre wishes he was back at 4.0

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  18. I think Andre will do fine. He won't continue blowing people away, but he will be competitive. That's the way it's supposed to work.

    Good Luck Andre.

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  19. I think Andre will do well in 4.5.

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  20. Andre will enjoy the competition more at 4.5. However, he will have to get use to losing. I don't think 4.5 high point can afford to play him. They need every line they can get, and they have much better players than Andre.

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  21. I believe Andre played his 4.5 match this morning, as the Lakes had a scheduling issue and neeeded to play a match early.

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  22. Well if that's true what was the result?

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  23. Andre have trouble at 4.5? First match at 4.5 he won 6-1,6-3

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  24. Wharever happened to last years Andre, Forrest Feuille?

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  25. He broke his ankle in the second game and conceded the match

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  26. I guess his weakness is his achilles heel lol....

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  27. High point added another 4.5 - Chris Dean.

    Biggest roster in Dallas. lol.

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  28. "That is so yesterday's news! It was fun to tease them at first, but its over already. Everyone already knows that Myers went down with dehydration and 2 legs that locked up on him from dehydration. Myers could only stand there. It was 1 against 2."

    Eddie???

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  29. When I post. You know it. When have you ever heard me talk like that Ahab.

    Eddie.

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  30. Everyday! You probably have 10 accounts on here:P

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  31. Chris Dean is a good add if he is in shape.

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  32. You must mean for the 4.5 league. He is on Ngyuen HP team. Eddie probably already tried to add him to LT.

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  33. I know it's late responding, but I don't read this religiously like some of you.
    I love when comments are made without knowing all the facts and some get distorted...I guess that is some people's entertainment...oh well. Pressure was not present, I just don't like letting teammates down.
    The 4 LTF teams that played in the tourney, for the most part, never really played together, so it was alot of fun doing it and also enjoyed the trash talking along the way.

    I don't think I drank enough. Ha!
    Beer anyone?

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  34. Gerber beat Cary 6-1 7-5. Time to get bumped down to 3.5 big fella.

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  35. Here is how it will turn out.

    Lifetime beat OC to end season. Lifetime wins QT dropping only 2 lines along the way(probably Eddie both times). Lifetime meets HP in the DCC final and wins 3-2.

    See you at sectionals!!!!

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  36. With HP so strong, the best LT could hope to do would be second in the DCC. All teams other than HP are playing for second, but that would still get them in the Sectionals.

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  37. I personally think Tbar M is for real and might be the team to beat in Dallas. They may not have beaten HP's best lineup but they beat a good one. They are no joke and you better bring your "A" game vs them.

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  38. without a round robin in DCC, it will come down to seeding and who is in which flight. It's not the best way to measure the best 2 teams in Dallas as the top perceivable 2 or 3 teams could be in the same flight, but it is the way it is. Will not be good for any team that is in HP's flight. But hey, every body has a bad day sometime, it just might be during DCC for HP.

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  39. No matter what TBAr and HP will not be in the same Flight at DCC because they are in same flight now. So whoever get's to DCC Final will have to beat either of those teams. Same is true for Sprinpark and Lifetime. They cannot be in same DCC flight.

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  40. HP has 22 players to TBar's 21 so they must be better. There are only 2 matches at cities that count so which of you losers won't get to play?

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  41. What team has the most players? I heard a Houston team has 26 players. That is insane.

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  42. Sienna Plantation does have 26 players.

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  43. "Sisk will think he's back playing Puerto Rico if and when they play High Point Somoabut.

    June 16, 2009 11:51 AM"

    THAT QUOTE MADE ME LAUGH OUT LOUD!!! VERY FUNNY!

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  44. Who is Sienna Plantation and who cares if they have 26 players? Is that Freeman's 4.0 team?

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  45. Nope. Freeman's team sucks this year.

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  46. anon 9:35 am
    great point. we'll get a 4.0 wild card entry to sectionals for sure. so it really matters which teams finish 1st and 2nd.

    a problem with the 6-team pool is thats not a good way to pick the best 2 teams since top 2 or 3 may be in the same pool. a round robin is much better.

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  47. yep with the flight system you can't just say me and Team Bob are making it to sectionals because you might just be in his flight.

    I will leave it up to Rockettman who seems to be a playoff flight expert, it makes me dizzy when I try and figure it out.

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  48. So when did i become an expert at anything (outside of rehabbing knees)?

    You must be confusing my big mouth with someone else's smarts.

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  49. Assuming that these are the teams that make it to the play-offs:
    T-Bar-M
    Garland/Sisk
    Brookhaven/Pearlman
    Spring Park
    HP/Somabut

    QT:
    Oak Creek
    Brookhaven/Bartlett
    LTF/Hill
    LBH
    HP/Bazan

    I would be interested to hear how the "experts" handicap the field - what at the Vegas lines?

    It seems that it is assumed that Bazan makes it out of the QT which is not so clear cut to me considering they will probably have to go through Lifetime.

    My Thoughts (I am not an expert!):

    Favorites Somabut even money
    4:1 Garland
    5:1 Spring Park
    6:1 Bazan - if they get out of the QT.....
    6:1 Lifetime - losing Vahdat is a big blow; have to get bout of the QT
    7:1 TBar - their singles is v strong but when it comes down to the big teams they lose all 3 doubles lines
    10:1 Oak Creek - I think they're behind LT & Bazan in the QT
    30:1 Pearlman - long shot at best
    40:1 LBH - I don't know these guys but the competition is tough to get out of the QT
    50:1 Bartlett - sorry guys I just don't see it happening

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  50. ODDS for DCC

    Lifetime even
    HP 2-1

    Garland 3 -1
    TBar 5-1
    Springpark 8-1

    Everyone Else. No chance!!!!

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  51. Which 4.0 teams outside of Dallas do you guys see as the best this year?

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  52. Eddie,
    What makes you think that your team is better than HP?

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  53. My guess is the Dallas teams at sectionals will instantly be considered top there. San Antonio and Fort Worth will be decent and I'm sure Houston will be competitive.

    Dallas will be the favorite. Our league is much bigger and much more competitive than any other cities in Texas. This gives us a great advantage.

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  54. ive gotta agree with mr bullshit on this one. here are the 4.0 texas champs over the last 5 years
    2008 lubbock
    2007 houston
    2006 waco
    2005 san antonio
    2004 amarillo

    dallas has not done shit in the last 5 years

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  55. Houston will have the most talent. 2 Dallas teams will be 2nd and 3rd.

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  56. Fort Worth looks sneaky good. I know there's not much competition over there, but that team has some talent they have been keeping under wraps.

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  57. Houston is tough this year with most likely Sienna and Freeman coming to Dallas. Waco also has Bill Sanders returning with some of his former studs. NETX has some strong players that took out some guys I know are borderline 4.5ers.

    As far as Dallas I think whichever two teams make it they will be in the mix. I of course love my team and would love to win the QT, etc but I know all the teams in the QT will be talented enough to win it so I would not say we are the best and the rest are chopped liver. I am curious to see how LTF does v. OC, I might even come watch.

    Eddie:

    Time and place for that one????

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  58. Lifetime vs Oak Creek. Saturday 6/27. At Oak Creek at 3pm.

    Eddie

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  59. Are you expecting a crowd at LT v OC? Does anyone care? I know Somabut really does not care.

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  61. What time is Bartlet / Garland Match?

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  62. What time is Bartlet / Garland Match?

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  63. Spring Park wouldn't care about OC/LT match, except to root against Lifetime.

    We just want to hear the post match interview with King Eddie. It should rival the self aggrandizement of the Williams sisters.

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  64. Thanks for the info Eddie. Good luck in Tyler. I would love to come watch but I will be in the midst of a Beauty and the Beast birthday party, maybe I can tivo it.

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  65. Gtc/Brookhaven Dubs play at 11:00am, singles at 1:30pm. I will txt Cary. It will be a good match win or lose. Wish everyone well.

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  66. # OF LEVEL 4.0 TEAMS
    DALLAS 40
    San Antonio 15
    Austin 14
    Fort Worth 12
    NETX 7

    Here is a totally fair way to assign wild cards to Sectionals:

    All cities send one team to Sectionals per ten teams competiting with a min of 1.

    With 40 teams Dallas would send 4 teams to Sectionals.

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  67. What about Houston, NOHO, SETX, Lubbock, Amarillo, all the other areas?
    Do you realize there is limited space at Sectionals. Giving out that many WC would make sectionals a week long event.

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  68. Can't have all the extra teams. Sectionals is a long tiring weekend, as is. This year needs to be our year. That is a pretty pathetic record of Dallas teams not winning sectionals.

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  69. wont be any dallas 4.0 or 4.5s at nationals again this year, not even close

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  70. Somabut team looks pretty good. I give them a strong shot at it.

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  71. Look back at 2003 and you see a 2nd at NATIONALS!!!!

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  72. Betting on who wins the finals is like predicting a preseason football game. It doesn't matter so who cares. Doesn't look like a round robin so it comes down to how the flights line up. You want to know who the best team is - ask Bob who he hopes isn't in his flight.

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  73. Branch's team is 33-2 if you consider all the lines played this season. They're looking awfully strong this year, and not all their top players have been regularly playing in every match.

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  74. Kern and Davis have been getting some discussion in the 4.5 thread. When they were playing down at 4.0, did they receive as much animosity as Andre and others who have played out of level?

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  75. Andre is only taking a beating on the blog because he played for Lifetime. Your insulting Gene and Jason by comparing Andre to them. He would be lucky to take a couple of games off either of those guys.

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  76. Have you seen Andre play or are you just spitting garbage out?

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  77. Gene would crush Andre I have seen both play.

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  78. I agree with the earlier comment. I think some of the venom, if you will, towards Andre is based on Lifetime hate by some anons.

    They likely havent interacted or watched with Andre at all.

    I've seen Andre (albeit doubles) and Gene play. Gene is a better player at the moment. More overall polish to his game so he would have an advantage. Andre may keep getting better as he knocks the rust off so we dont know his complete capability yet. He hits it like a ton of bricks and that power blows away most 4.0's especially the ones he has played to date. Gene has all the shots and has more tools to work the points and that would be the difference from what i've seen. I think it would be a good match to watch.

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  79. Two of the big matches this weekend featured different Brookhaven teams. I assume they both won - and both clinched their flights. Two Brookhaven teams in the city will be much better than 2 HPt teams.

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  80. Both of the Brookhaven teams lost!

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  81. Keep taking this GTC team lightly and see what happens.

    It appears Sisk team has locked down the #1 seed in the DCC.

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  82. Sisk will get respect if he wins city. All he has done so far is beat a bunch of really weak teams. He is in an easy division.

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  83. Sisk didn't beat the other teams. The players on his team did.

    You're overrating the role of the captain. It's not like he functions as a coach and helps players to improve their games. He can of course make a difference in recruiting.

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  84. Garland once again proves it dominance! Garland will win DCC this year.

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  85. lol Garland actually getting a mention and props...lol its hard to beleive.

    I loved the comment by anon at 2:46 "Two of the big matches this weekend featured different Brookhaven teams. I assume they both won - and both clinched their flights. Two Brookhaven teams in the city will be much better than 2 HPt team"

    Lol thats a good one right there lmao.

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  86. believe - was 3.5 dominance, here comes 4.0 dominance

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  87. I'd much rather be a non-playing cpt w/a winning team, than a victorious cpt w/a losing team.

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  88. In 2009 Big John wins BOTH 3.5 and 4.0 DCC. I dont think any captain has done that before.

    Garland 3.5 is a cinch. GTC 4.0 will have a tough battle but will prevail over Somabut's team. (Look for Somabut to screw up his line-up in a critical match.)

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  89. Anon,
    Now you say GTC is in an easy division. I didn't read your pre-season prediction. Now it's over, who can't look at all flights and look like Einstein.

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  90. Tuan Quach on Garland’s team is one crazy mofo! He’s going to get his ass kicked ……

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  91. Why? Cause he plays like a damn 3.0? You could fall asleep playing him if it wasn't for his horrible line calls to wake you up.

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  92. Quach is tough to be because he makes such bad line calls. Ask anyone this prick cheats!

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  93. I actually think Garland was in the 2nd toughest flight - the DCC should be fun.

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  94. Because of his sportsmanship. Tuan Quach likes to clap and cheer while watching his opponents make a mistake.

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  95. Yeah and TQ has been a cruitial part of all the Garland vicotires thus far right??? LOL. Like TQ is going to be the deciding factor in Garland's success or faliure in the playoffs??? MOFO please!!!

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  96. @ anon 9:06: Its better then laughing at your mistakes. LOL.

    Easy solution to not wanting the supporters clapping at your mistakes is to not make any. Problem solved!!

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  97. That's a dumb response. don't make any mistakes... if it was only that easy.

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  98. Nobody said he was a critical part of Garland's team. They just said the guy irriates people. The only way he will impact their success or failure is if they were to actually stick that guy out there during a critical match - which would never happen.

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  99. I don't see that the Hpt/Bazan match is in TLink yet. Can I assume that HPt has lost this one to the Village and Brkhaven still has a shot to get a team to the city? ....yeah - go ahead and laugh at me Anon 5:10.

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  100. Yes, Gene would beat Andre.

    Andre's strokes aren't that great, Gene's are.

    I've played both.

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  101. I'll rephrase:

    Gene would stomp Andre.

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  102. Sisk winning city championships at 2 different levels would be a big accomplishment. But it looks like Freeman might one-up him - winning 4.5 and 4.0 in Houston. You out there Jason?

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  103. Freeman and Benzon are working together on those teams. It's possible they could sweep 3 divisions counting 5.0.

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  104. SWAT won 5-0 without dropping a set. Score should be posted tomorrow. Clerical error

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  105. Those of you hating on me and predicting matches really need to get a grip.. dont hide behind the anonymous screenname and let everyone know who you are, regarding Gene, i dont know who he is but if he would like to play me, let him know im up for my ass getting whooped supposedly..

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  106. Yeap, I'm out here. I check this blog periodically hoping to find some Kern-bashing taking place.

    Are far as winning Houston 4.0 and 4.5 this year - we are trying but the competition is tough in both. I hope at least one team advances to sectionals so I can have an excuse to make a trip to Dallas. Plus, I need some more USTA socks :)

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  107. Brandon Myers WINS back to back 4.0 singles Major Zones with win in Tyler this weekend. Congrats to him. Great prep for team playoffs with Lifetime getting 3 players in the final 8 in Tyler.

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  108. I would love to see a Andre / Gene match. I have to say, I would bet my beer money on Andre. I think he could beat him.

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  109. Lifetimer, ever since your man put on that pink shirt, he has never been the same.

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  110. Hope you don't have much beer money and have a friend that will buy you a beer after the match. Andre may turn out to be a good 4.5, but he's not near Gene's level. Apples and Oranges. Ask Brouer and Robinson about challenging Gene.

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  111. Is this better. Definately better days for him.

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  112. I knew it, I just knew it. BH has been behind most all of the nasty post about GTC over the last year (3.5, 4.0, etc.). I don't play on either team but I kind of thought it through. Creamer better get a handle on it before it eats him up like a big giant hairy pussy.

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  113. There you go. I like the ode to him in his wimbledon white. He is still there in spirit now.

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  114. Bazan must of squeezed out a 3-2 win and doomed his chances at making the QT. This is why he is so slow to input it into the system. He input his 4.5 scores already, so it wasnt like he was not on the computer...

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  115. I hope we play lifetime in the playoffs. All the talk about these supposed beasts of Dallas 4.0 singles is entertaining and huge motivation. Almost as entertaining as the presumption that both Brookhaven teams won this last weekend. lol "presumption is the mother of all fu*k ups"

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  116. How did Brookhaven lose both matches? I thought they were one of the better teams out there? How does that affect playoff implications?

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  117. PLAYOFF NIGHTMARE SCENARIO!!!!

    If Lifetime beats Oak Creek this Saturday and wins the QT the flights at DCC will be split like this.

    Flight 1

    Seed #1 Garland, Seed #4 HP, Seed #5 Lifetime.


    Flight 2

    Seed #2 TBar, Seed #3 Springpark, #6 LB Houston


    Best 3 Teams in Dallas in the same Flight at DCC. They really need to change this format.

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  118. Why? Everyone earned those seeds. Had you not had your player DQ'd you would not be complaining because the seedings would have changed.

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  119. What about HP should they be the 4th seed??? come on.

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  120. I thought division winners were 1 - 4 seed, and QT winnner and fall winner were either 5 or 6 seed depending on record.

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  121. NO. Top 6 teams in order by record and Lines lost.

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  122. Eddie,

    I don't know how you can say the top 3 teams would be in the same flight - TB,SP and LBH. I think HP would be one of the top teams. Maybe you meant oldest teams as TB and SP average age is about 55.

    There is no fair way to divide 6 teams in to 3 team flights to determine 2 spots. But if they won't have a RR, you just have 2 win 2 matches. Favors the team that is top heavy rather than deep.

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  123. True Jim with RR. I think Lifetimer meant the 3 teams in his flight #1???? :-)

    Anyway, lot's of Tennis still let before all that happens anyhow.

    Jim please feel free to drop 3 lines this weekend so I can go to San Antonio MZ July 10-12th. Poor Brandon won't get a shot to 3-peat the MZ's.

    Eddie

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  124. Wow! That is a pretty tough flight. Now here is where some serious captaining/jockeying for position can come into play.

    The best scenario that could happen for flight A is if HP dumped 4 lines or more and Brookhaven took out LB Houston to win their flight. (which is a distinct possibility).

    That would drop HP to the 6th seed. They would battle out against TBar M for a re-match (better prepared), and then SP where SPs only hope is having to win both lines of singles every time.

    Almost guarantees them into sectionals like a walk in the park.

    Otherwise, they face an unknown Sisk team who is notorious for having ringers out of level and LFT which has enough players that they could wear out HP for GTC or vice versa. As much talk as they talk, it seems that that Myers guy seems solid for singles, plus Hill, Mudsam, Y, Morrison and Kennedy, plus 2 unknown new players added. I could see a 3-2 win over HP not being a ridiculous thought - Especially if HP singles is already tired.

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  125. Sorry but TBAR and HP cannot be in same DCC flight because they were in same Flight in Regular season. Does not matter what seeding is they will be split up.

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  126. GTC has Defeo who was a "3.5" last season, but has gone undefeated and won most of his matches this season pretty easily, including a 6-1 2nd win over superman like he played with kyrptonite in his jock strap.

    MacFarlane, a 4.5 bump down (whom seems to have adjusted to 4.0 singles ok).

    We also don't know if Sisk has any ringers lurking around waiting for city and sectionals to bring them out - much like Flora playing doubles all season long until playoff time...

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  127. Did ,Y, get piercings?

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  128. Then flight A is totally screwed.

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  129. I guess GTC is the new Lifetime. Do me a favor and shut up until you win something. Defeo going undefeated just shows how crappy their division is.

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  130. Quote anon at 4.51:

    "GTC has Defeo who was a "3.5" last season, but has gone undefeated and won most of his matches this season pretty easily, including a 6-1 2nd win over superman like he played with kyrptonite in his jock strap.

    MacFarlane, a 4.5 bump down (whom seems to have adjusted to 4.0 singles ok)."

    Hmmmm.. MacFarlane isint a "bump down"?. He made his own decission to play 4.0 after selfrating last season at 4.0. There was NO "bump down", infact i'd be looking for a bump up soon if anything. I would put my money on him VS "any" other singles players in Dallas 4.0 tennis.

    Defeo i'd also put money on vs "almost" if not all other 4.0 Dallas singles players on offer from the other Dallas teams.

    Steve Carnley would most likley also take 90%.

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  131. "Did ,Y, get piercings?"

    No tatoo's or piercings for me.

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  132. I think going to Nationals last season is "winning something". Why don't you try to "win something" yourself cause unless you were on my team, you did not go to Nationals last season and I did.

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  133. This is a 4.0 thread sir. Who cares what you did at 3.5.

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  134. anon 451
    A fool and his money are soon parted.

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  135. Anon,

    That wasn't Defeo, he doesn't read this stuff. You may think Jerry has no game and hasn't beaten anyone, can he begin with you? Would you be the his first worthy victory? I doubt it!!! If you can't sign your name, you are spineless sir. There is one guy on his mixed team that said "Jerry sucks" and I'd like to see the singles match!!! Stick to the facts.... I can read this anon trash on the 3.5 thread.

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  136. Defeo was only rated 3.5, never a 3.5 talent. He will have post season success as well.

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  137. John don't respond to the anons. It only gets worse if you do. I look forward to seeing you in the playoffs. It should be fun.

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  138. What happened to BDE String? I use to get the 15 gauge gut that lasted awhile, but I can't find it anywhere anymore. Did they go out of business? Any other inexpensive gut out there for a hybrid mix?

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  139. a fool and his money are a girls best friend

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  140. I ordered some BDE gut string about a month or two ago from tennis warehouse. I like it as well. Hope they aren't out completely. If they are, you can try or read about technifibre biphase. It's not natural, but it does have a gut like feel and is $15. I used it a few times and just ordered some more.

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