Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Dallas USTA 4.5 Men Flight B & C –week 4

Corey is studying for his final exams (Good Luck!) so I will fill in for him this week again on flights B & C.

Flight B:

There are 3 unbeaten teams in this flight: Lakes, Brookhaven & Las Colinas. But that will change after this weekend.

HP/ Nguyen are playing the dangerous game of relying on their wildcard and coasting through the season. Hopefully for their sake they won’t get complacent or forget how to win….. winning is a habit and the hunger is important for a winning campaign (ok, ok– I know I’m not Dr Phil). I think Hai and co know what they are doing though and they now have a 20 man roster (I think more are still to be added) who are probably beating up on each other (in a good way) during weekday practices to stay sharp. I think they will bounce-back this week and take down TBar who have been surprisingly competitive so far. HP 4-1

Brookhaven have a routine week vs LBH/ Jones. Forecast: BHaven 5-0

Garland Sisk will likely build on their Week 2 thrashing of LBH and beat Oak Creek 2 handily. Sisk 4-1

DFW have the bye this week so…….

Match of the Week will be Lakes vs Las Colinas. One of these teams will lose their unbeaten status. It looks like Thomas Wagner is moving to singles and had an impressive win last week over Blumberg. This move could be a good one for a Lakes team that in the fall struggled to find singles strength to support their deep doubles talent. I’m picking the Lakes 3-2

Flight C:

Congrats to Corey and his team on taking down Royal Oaks. 3 & 0 to start with that schedule is impressive. They should cruise this week against LBH/ Wise. Garland 4-1

Royal Oaks will get back to their winning ways against SpringPark. Royal Oaks 4-1

Lifetime have an easier week this week playing JCC. Lifetime 4-1 (but could be 5-0!)

Greenhill have the bye this week so…….

Match of the Week (kindof) in this flight will be HP/ Bowman who are playing the dangerous Gleneagles Juhn team and need a pick me up after their disappointing showing against Lifetime. I’m going to go with the upset here. HP 3-2