Friday, October 9, 2009

4.5 Feature Matchups this Week

Instead of going through every match, I will highlight the important matchups of the flight. With all of the rain, very little has been established in any flight since all the teams have played a different amount of matches. The forecast this week should be a little better and we should learn more about the teams.

Flight A

Nothing exciting this week. Weak v. strong unless a team can pull an upset. Really will be amazed if Ludwig's team is 4-0 but I will still predict them to miss the playoffs. Their last 3 weeks are against Greenhill, T Bar, and Feldman. They will most likely have to win two of those three to advance and I don't see how that happens.

Flight B

Feature match is between Royal Oaks and Juhn this week. Both teams are coming off losses but Royal Oaks is still expected to make the playoffs. A win by Juhn would make this flight much more interesting though. DFW and Lifetime could also be an interesting match. I would say loser drops out of contention officially.

Flight C

LB Houston v. Lakes has to be the most intriguing matchup. Both teams are certainly a surprise thus far and I think we will see who the true contender is this week between the two. The Lakes team has gotten progressively stronger each year and I look for them to move to 3-0. For now, I'm counting LB Houston's opening week win as a fluke. Hackberry and Oak Creek is also intriguing. This flight really seems to be very evenly balanced, much more than I thought originally.

Any thoughts?

26 comments:

  1. Yea, flight C is the most interesting this weekend b/w Oak Creek vs Hackberry and LB Hou Baird vs Lakes

    ON flight B, Bovermann actually has a bye this week (they play Royal Oaks next week). I am actually curious to what pans out b/w DFW hilton vs Lifetime. DFW took 2 of the 3 doubles lines against Bovermann (they defaulted both singles and lost 2-3). If DFW can get 8 guys out, depending how they line up their singles guys, it could be a good match.

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  2. My mistake. Too much rain to keep up. I fixed it. Too many Oak Creek teams too. I do think DFW is much stronger with the addition of Huffman. That's almost a guaranteed win. They took a doubles line against us last time too and played close with us at line 1. I've noticed their lineups are much stronger for home matches though.

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  3. LB Houston Baird beats Lakes.

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  4. Previous post a prediction or a result?

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  5. Definitely soothsaying if post date is correct.

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  6. Lakes beat LB Houston Baird 3-2. Tough match

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  7. Lifetimes wins 3-2 over DFW Hilton. Swept in Singles...Sweeps doubs. watch out for LTF

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  8. I am a first year bump up, and I have to say 4.5 tennis is exciting. I would rather lose at 4.5 tennis than win at 4.0 tennis. The matches are just so satisfying. So many great points contained in just a single game, let alone the match. FUN STUFF!

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  9. Can't believe Baird lost. Nice Win for The Lakes.

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  10. Baird's team does not have the depth to succeed. Lakes has strong depth but no unbeatable lines. I'm not surprised that the Lakes won.

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  11. Anybody know the story on the line 3 doubles that retired for Royal Oaks? Seems odd to say the least.

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  12. TBar with the big comeback against Feldman in the completion of last week's match. 2 lines were made up Saturday and TBar won both to pull out a 3-2 win.

    Fall playoff ticket punched.

    Props to BH Ludwig for the 4-0 start. The cinderella story ends there though.

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  13. Not just props, but MAJOR props to BH Ludwig. No one could've seen 4-0 and first place in the flight coming.

    Even so, if they win two of their three final matches, it's still possible that they miss the playoffs. T Bar-Schnittker and OC-Feldman still loom on the schedule, and they'll be contending with them to advance.

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  14. I agree. Great story, but Ludwig and crew turn in their glass slippers soon and ride home the rest of the way in a rotted pumpkin.

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  15. Dateline Plano, Texas. Headline THE EGO HAS LANDED, EDDIE HILL 0-2 IN 4.5 TENNIS SO FAR THIS SEASON. What is this blog coming to? No wonder its been so quiet!

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  16. Is Eddie tanking?

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  17. Yes. Eddie is tanking so he can get bumped back to 4.0. I know this for a fact.

    NOT!!!!


    I am not tanking at all. Lost 2 tough matches to solid 4.5 players. My singles match was closer than score indicates as I had many break points and could not close them. Anyway. I love playing 4.5. Much better quality of tennis. You have to hit the ball cleaner and have less loose points. 2 things I need to work on. I will get better, be sure of that.

    GO LIFETIME!!!

    Eddie

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  18. I heard its NOT supposed to rain this weekend.

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  19. That is a pretty sweet headline about Eddie!!! Some good creativity! Keep it coming anons!

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  20. It is a conspiracy. Everyone has decided to tank vs Ludwig & crew. Hopefully we'll get a few of those guys bumped by year-end.

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  21. our 6-game fall schedule kinda sucks

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  22. Lifetime beats Oak Creek/juhn 3-2. Look out for LTF now 3-1 at 4.5

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  23. Lakes 3-2 over OC/Hergert. Swept the doubs

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  24. LTF with nice win over OC-Juhn, but still with RO and OC-Bovermann on the schedule ...

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  25. Lifetime has back to back showdown matches (OC and RO) to see if they are for real or not. Maybe that blowout vs Norwood was caused by 3 or 4 missing guys. We will see in the next 2 weeks. Seems like they don't have much margin for error.

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