Wednesday, December 9, 2009

4.5 Playoffs

Here are the flights and match times for the 4.5 playoffs this weekend. I will leave you guys to make the predictions.

Blue Flight

T Bar--What I believe to be the strongest roster of any of the playoff teams. I have information that says that some of their players will play 5.0 in the playoffs instead though. This makes sense because the 5.0 team only has 4 players rated 5.0 so they will have to have at least one more to even field a lineup.

High Point--Hard to imagine this team overpowering anybody, but they have solid doubles players that can compete with anybody. They will need to pull out some tiebreaks to advance. Clint is a sure win at any line I would think, so it will be interesting to see where he plays.

Northwood--This team clearly has the best captain of any teams in the playoffs. Many of the same doubles players that have anchored the team for a while now. Those players plus Andy Xu will have to carry the team for them to have a chance.

Saturday at 8 a.m.

Northwood v. High Point

Saturday at 2 p.m.

High Point v. T Bar

Sunday at 10 a.m.

T Bar v. Northwood

Red Flight

Oak Creek--Essentially the identical team that won last fall. Mark Teat and Kamran Mir are new additions that will contribute. Viktorin will have to go undefeated for them to advance, but he has carried them before and I could easily see him doing that again.

Royal Oaks--Drastically different team from last season with the losses of Joey and Andrus. I'm not sure they have found replacements good enough to advance. Spotty results this season make it difficult to tell if they were saving up for the playoffs or just weaker than expected. Rauschuber is always good for a win though.

The Lakes--Surprise team of the regular season. They were the most dominant team in the regular season but I'm not sure they have the firepower to win it. A couple of very solid doubles players but singles could be an uphill battle for them. If their opponents can strategically avoid their best doubles team, they are in trouble. Oberg and Pollock have proven themselves as a force to be reckoned with.

Saturday at 10 a.m.

Royal Oaks v. Oak Creek

Saturday at 4 p.m.

Oak Creek v. The Lakes

Sunday at 10 a.m.

The Lakes v. Royal Oaks

Finals are on Sunday at 4 p.m.

Good luck to all.


  1. top three doubles teams from the Lakes were undefeated (Jannasch/Wagner and Feldman/Morgan in addition to Oberg/Pollock). solid doubles through and through

  2. Good write up.
    Can the TBar guys not play both 4.5 & 5.0 Playoffs?

  3. winner of the lakes v. oc/feldman will win it all this season.

  4. No, you are not allowed to play more than one level in the playoffs.

  5. I hope we score some indoor courts for the morning matches. It's going to be cold.

  6. where are these matches being played?

  7. It's not going to be that bad. Sunday the high is 68. I played last night and it will be about 15 degrees warmer that morning. I wouldn't count on indoors, at least not for everybody.

    All matches are at Brookhaven.

  8. should be interesting. heard that TBM will be losing about 3-4 of starters to 5.0 team. Should open this bracket up. Regardless OC will repeat.

  9. Uhhh....You heard that in my write-up. Feldman has a good shot to make the finals for sure.

  10. High Point will win