It always seems very quick for me since Sectionals just ended but this weekend is the Combo tourney and there is a full slate of teams that are signed up to play.
We will start with a look at the 7.5 draw, which is broken into two flights.
Brad Bartlett, Ruben Muniz and Scott Russell.
These tourneys usually hinge on your lower rated player and they have Mitterer and Strohl in their farewell to 3.5 tennis so they will be very tough to beat. Their 4.0s are not stellar although Rivera is very tough along with Ludwig and even Brad gets lucky here and there.
The Muniz team looks to be a Lifetime/Stonebridge combo team and the LTF 3.5ers are good and will help them compete but not sure their 4.0 players are quite at the level of some others in the this tourney. Papanek and Henk will be tough but will struggle against a few in this draw.
The durty Garland team is stacked and even brought in Chris Jones for good measure at 3.5. I don't see how this team loses with O'Bannon and Defeo at 4.0 and Clark, Wiley and Jones playing 3.5, they have to be the fav to win this flight and the whole thing.
Terry Foy, Dietrick and Walters
The Lakes (Foy) team has some good players but only one standout from the last league in Fries, Foy is capable himself but their is no big firepower here.
Dietrick's crew is stacked with himself, Vacalis and more importantly the 3.5s of Mays, Stein and Palacoiz will be very hard to beat.
Walter's team seems like they are in it for the exercise but will not be an easy out in fact they could finish 2nd with this roster but should not match up well against the Village based team captained by Deitrick.
I see a very close Russell 2-1 victory over Deitrick in the finals.
Now onto 8.5, wait this one has already been decided. Joel Pickett's roster scared the rest of the teams off and they will just show up for the formality. This roster is sooooo stacked they are looking to not just win this tourney but the Sectional tourney.
Good luck guys!