Thursday, June 17, 2010

4.0 final regular season matches

So it seems like we just started but we arrived at the end of the regular season.

Flight A:
High Point and Garland end with tough matches both looking for a win to get to the DCC and also in jeopardy of falling out of playoffs entirely if they have a really bad match. Most likely they will both win and then it will come down to style points to see who goes to the DCC and who goes to the QT. I have to go with High Point but I think it will be very close because I don't expect the big self rates out and risk being lost for the postseason.


Flight B:
Well I think this one is easy. Win or go home in the MOW between the SWAT team and Lifetime. Brookhaven just needs to mop up last place JCC to keep their hopes alive and pass the loser of this match to get into the QT. I won't make a prediction, I will leave that up to you all. I do like our chances better now that the teenagers are off the menu.

Flight C:
So it looks like Gleneagles v. Village for the QT spot. I am not sure who to pick but if you are forcing me I guess I will take Gleneagles just on the shear amount of depth but I will admit ignorance on these rosters.

Flight D:
Greenhill is in the clubhouse with a strong finish but their hopes lie in Stonebriar who have really nothing to play for but I know they are type of crew that will still bring their best if they are available that is. I don't see an upset here, Lakes will stay undefeated and head to the DCC.

Flight E:
JCC goes to DCC. Congrats! Canyon Creek heads to the QT, congrats to Mark's team for making it to the postseason, I will be honest I did not see that one coming. I thought 3rd or 4th at best.

Best of luck to all except for those Lifetimers.

184 comments:

  1. Disqus is upgrading their system,
    So this post is going "UN-MODERATED"
    Have Fun.

    Let me start with this nugget:

    I heard that Stuart D. Reynolds and
    Chad M. Ritchie won't be playing this weekend because they are only 18 and their Dad's won't let them play on Fathers-Day, :)

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  2. Also, It appears that the polls no longer work, Thanks Google.

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  3. The biggest cheater in Dallas league history, John Sisk, does everything possible to dig up information on Lifetime. It's easy to dig up information when you know every which way to beat the system. Then since he is nutless, turns the information over to Bazan. Since Bazan himself has been caught cheating this season and has had a player DQed (on top of being a fairy ass thong wearing faggot), he turns the information over to Pearlman. Pearlman turns it in to the league to better his chances of 2nd place in his division (a lost cause cause his team absolutely sucks).

    Unfortunately, this is what the league has become about. Since the likes of Sisk and Somabut play the system, others must do the same in order to compete, and guess who doesn't like it when that happens. And the worst part about it is that these captains do it for the fun of it, because their own tennis game sucks (ie. Sisk, Bazan), or they are too old to win (ie. Bender, Somabut) and they barely play anymore.

    Lifetime is hoping Bazan plays this weekend, that's for sure. That will be the easiest victory of them all. And just in case, we will hire an Oak Lawn transvestite to distract Bazan while Bennett is eyeing the donuts.

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  4. Its about time the anons are back!!! We can all see what a better blog it is when people can just say whats really on there minds instead of the PC crap that they thing keeps this all "civil"...

    I have to agree with the anon regarding his thoughts on the cheating ways of Sisk, Bender, Bazan and probably even Somabut. The "if you cant beat them join them" mentallity is rampant in usta, and most of the capt. think they have to cheat to win then what kind of the league are we left with???

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  5. Anonymous,

    I couldn't tell by looking at the Lifetime roster who was going to be DQ'ed. My guess is that if there is someone about to be DQ'ed that it is a self-rate who "inaccurately" answered questions concerning previous college experience. There are published guigelines that the USTA uses to help determine what is the "lowest" level that a new player may self-rate themselves. If you have previous college experience and self-rate below that level and you will be DQ'ed.

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  6. It's going to be hotter than Hades at 2PM Sunday at High Point. And tempers will likely be on a short fuse with the threat of disqualifications in the rumor pipeline. This is what USTA league tennis is all about. Are you ready to rumble Lifetime vs High Point?

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  7. Klamecki, I thought you said this was going unmoderated, why are you deleating posts?

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  8. Lifetime has joined the ranks of self-rated cheaters but are about to get caught.Sooner or later thesew cheating captains are going to learn to play by the rules and not try to beat them.

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  9. Not the good ones, like the Bobs. So suck it.

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  10. >>June 17, 2010 3:22 PM

    How many years have the big three captains been at it?
    I don't see things changing anytime soon.

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  11. If Bazan,Pearlman,Santa didn't file a grievance, I would have. Lifetime filed on us last year, no big deal, what goes around comes around. No big deal.Congrats to all the teams headed to the post-season

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  12. Pathetic is all I can say about Sisk's comments. The old saying that there is no honor among thieves, in this case cheaters, is reinforced by Sisk. One cheater reporting another cheater is the height of hypocrisy. From my perspective, in the playoffs its anybody but Garland, unless its Brueckner's team.

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  13. Any predictions for Tyler this weekend?

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  14. Hey Cary,

    You need to go after Mike Carey as well....

    Maybe a lopsided win for him might end his season and reverse some scores.

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  15. Careful what you ask of Cary, or that butt pirate may literally go after Carey alright.

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  16. If you win, you're a cheater and are out of level. If you lose, you suck,right??

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  17. How is everyone focused on Lifetime? That is what Sisk wants as it takes the focus off his team. He has 5 recent high school graduates who play in Tyler for a junior college club team. They are all way out of level. That does not even include Zack Courtney who is a former super champ who should be at 4.5.

    All these players play college club tennis, Zack Rogers, Tyler Price, Isaac Maceiunas, Trent Obannon, Matt Moreman. They are all out of level. You should be looking at Sisk.

    It looks like cheating Lifetime will be caught, now get SiskN the biggest cheater of them all

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  18. I agree with the previous poster. Sisk has 2 teams, an A and a B. If he has a self rate on his A team you know the player is way out of level as Sisk has placed him on his good team. All those players above are self rates and I am sure he has a few more.

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  19. JUCO club tennis? Seriously? They may be good but I can't imagine that means much. Club tennis is just glorified intramurals. Maybe some of these JUCO grads around here can tell us about the level of JUCO club tennis.

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  20. Hey dipshit, if they are on Sisk's A team, you can bet they are good. You think the best cheater in town is going to pick up intramural scrubs? Look at his track record, it's almost as good as the record for putting down twinkies.

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  21. I may regret this, but I'm going to take the bait. What are the circumstances of this grievance against Lifetime and how does anyone know that a player is about to be DQ'd? It couldn't happen to a nicer group of guys.

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  22. Wait so someone is using JUCO club tennis as an argument for why people are rated too low?

    BWAHAHAHAH.

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  23. It appears that a couple of their players are Super Champs and they are not past the 5 year time limit to self rate below 4.5.

    That is all I know and I knew about the Super Champs already but other teams did our dirty work.

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  24. Why don't you call Sisk and ask him the circumstances of where and how he dug them up. I'm sure he will not give you a straight answer, but he'll send something to Bazan, who will send something to Pearlman, who will send somthing to the league, whom will communicate it to Gilpin. You can then go to Brookhaven and get the low-down from Kraemer. This will all take place as Sisk, Bazan, and Pearlman enjoy each other in the sauna while their respective teams are actually playing a little tennis out there somewhere.

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  25. USTA sucks and I'm laughing my ass off. There big ratings bump was all about preventing the same teams from going to playoffs, sectionals, and nationals.

    But look out. The same captains are tkaing their teams to the playoffs in 3.5, 4.0, and 4.5's. Not just in Dallas but in Houston as well.

    And I love that fact. Screw the USTA. They could not fix a leaky faucet if they had 6 Mexican plumbers.

    The more they screw with the system the more they screw the system.

    Go Bender, go Sisk, go Somabut, go Branch!!!!!! Kick the hell out of everybody. And give the finger to the USTA while your at it!

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  26. There is truth to that statement,
    The USTA said they did this to because the same players were in the play-off every season.

    However, across the board the same players are in the play-offs.

    It just goes to show, If you Really want to be there at the end of the season you will find a way.

    Sisk, Bazan, Somabut, Bender, and Branch are Dallas institutions and should be honored for all the hard work, time, and sacrifices they have made for Dallas league tennis, imho

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  27. Look how many times Puerto Rico has won Nationals 3.5/3.0 in the last 8 years. An island 43 miles long and 21 miles wide can produce more National champs than Cailfornia, Texas, or Florida,really???? These big markets will get all their dq's and PR will win again. PR never wins nats at 4.0 or 4.5 because they are all playing 3.0-3.5.

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  28. Truth does not equal right. Why the hell then do we even bother playing local usta league to begin with? Lets just say screw it, hire the biggest cheaters/manipulaters around and form a superteam to compete with the dirty Puerto Ricans. Better yet, why don't Sisk, Somabut, Bender, Branch, etc. just have their own little league so they can stop manipulating the rest of the people that just want to legitimately play at their level and maybe even make a playoff game if their team is truely good enough. I mean, the system is so screwed up right now that you have cheaters turning other cheaters in so that their own chances improve. What a joke.

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  29. I find it funny that a 1st time captain comes out of the gate and puts together a winning team.
    He does so exactly the same way as the bender, sisk & Somabut do and they get all pissy and tell tales to the usta...

    wankers.

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  30. First of all I wanted nothing more than for all 4 of my teams to go to the post! I can't believe Zack Courtney's 4.5+ superstar status has diminished to just 4.5.

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  31. How many former super champs do I have on my 4.0 roster??? Courtney is a former Champ not Super!

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  32. Those twinkies are getting to your head. Just shut up already, you are the biggest problem around and think it's all a joke. Just buy yourself a ticket to Puerto Rico for $400 and go have fun. Just make sure Greenpeace doesn't see you on the beach anywhere.

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  33. Pretty stern talk from an Anon, which lft guy are you?? Don't you mean Tucson and not PR? They have empanada's in Tucson, no twinkies

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  34. Sisk, stop coming on here like you do nothing wrong.

    Here, without much research, Trent Obannon was a Superchamp, or are you going to deny that?

    Put the twinkies down, the sugar has ruined your brain.

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  35. That is right, 14's? Got me there, you win.

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  36. Sisk I have good news for you. They now have twinkies in Tucson. If you are inferring that you will be taking one of your teams to that locale this year for the Nationals you might want to check your blood sugar because you are dizzy. I do have to admire your chutzpah.

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  37. Ok Sisk, since you think you are Mr. Clean and everybody else cheats, why did you super star Flora get DQed from your national 3.5 team after sectionals? Oh that's right he wasnt very good either right?

    You really believe your own bullshit dont you? You are nothing more than a frustrated wanna be who gets his kicks out of watching other people play tennis, why dont you just STFU and go get some exercise? You will be better for it and the local usta league wont miss you one bit!

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  38. I agree with Klamecki that we should bestow an honor on Sisk and the other "Dallas institutions". But Sisk I believe deserves particular recognition for revitalizing this left-for-dead blog with some lively banter.

    Mr. Sisk it is an honor and privilege to play in the same league as your high caliber teams. I aspire to some day be good enough to be recruited by you.

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  39. I will be going to Tucson only to watch Bender/ Somabut to compete for a National tile.

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  40. Mr. Overly Competitive USTA Tennis Game Player...still having issues for all these years after being cut from your high school team. ("I have issues!")

    Leave it all out on the court, your sweat, your blood, your dignity!

    The way you play the game will leave us all in stitches (laughing).

    Mr. Overly Competitive USTA Tennis Game Player

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  41. Look -

    The system works as the system should. The fact is that about 80% of the players out there are playing for competitive fun on a recreational level. The other 20% which is typically recruited by the Sisks, Benders, Somabuts, etc. are there to build teams to be able to compete beyond regular season into the post.

    I too have thought about a "super" team but actually realize it would do more harm than good. You need to have strong competition in the post season in order to prepare your team for Sectionals and beyond. By having the top 10-20% of the players spread out amongst 4-teams as opposed as all being on one makes the winner all the stronger.

    I see the post season being very competitive and teams from all flights contributing to some good competitive tennis (perhaps the exception is flight E).

    For someone at this point to call the QT winner, much less the DCC winner would be a stretch. My guess it goes down to the last match at both.

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  42. This blog is amusing and sometimes educational, but it is solely populated by people vying for second place. Year in and year out there are new pretenders to the throne and just as regularly the Bobs send them packing. Somabut and Bender will do the same this year and no one should be suprised. The only suprise would be if either of them ever posted on here.

    I don't play for either of them, its just an observation. Posting here seems to be the antidote to a trip to nationals.

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  43. Somabut & Bender & Branch have way too much class to post on this sewer of a blogsite.

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  44. JOHN KRAEMER IS A LIAR
    We are still waiting for Kraemer to post something that explains how the DTA handles putting teams into flights. He promised to post something last fall. Promised again in this spring. Now he has decided to keep this a secretive back-room process. WHAT IS THE DTA SO ASHAMED OF???

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  45. First it's the Lakes vs. GH crap, now it's the Sisk vs. LFT rage. Can we move on to the Stonebriar vs. Lakes match.

    Stonebriar's top 8 (Chad, Terrance, Ryan C., Layden, Mauzey, Walley, Schmitz, Gaines) can match up pretty well against Lakes.

    It's a question of who's going to show up for them. If this match was at the beginning of the season where they had something to play for, I would have called an upset. Not so sure now.

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  46. Stonebriar sucks! They are not worth talking about and do not stand a chance. Quit hyping them, they have failed over and over again. Get over it.

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  47. As far as I am concerned Bazan, Arcaria, and Sisk all deserve each other. They have all been proven cheaters, and now they and there teams all have to live with themselves and the ramifications of the cheating. In most if not all cases the other team members are as guilty as the captains as they are usally in on the cheating, so all of you can suck it!

    Brookhaven rules! And we dont have to cheat!

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  48. Klamecki and 11:51am poster---thanks for the kind words. Blog contributors all need recognition as well. Some people say"Sisk, I don't see how you do it" the same question I pose to you guy's! To keep up with the wealth of information is exhausting to me.

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  49. I always find it funny that people accuse the top teams of playing out of level.
    Compared to what and whom? you?
    Just because a team is consistently successful doesn't mean they are out of level, maybe it means you suck, or have a bad captain, or your rated a level above your ability.
    I encourage every whiner on this blog irregardless of rating to take some time in August and go watch 1 match at sectional at your level.
    At that point I think you'll get the point that the teams that represent Dallas at sectionals need to be that good to compete.
    If you got your way and all those teams disappeared and you represented us, we'd be embarrassed at sectionals.
    But hey I guess we'd be sending players that are appropriately rated right?

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  50. I agree, we should treat the 3 Bs (Bob, Bob and Branch) as Dallas institutions. There is no other city in Texas with captains at each level that dominate year after year as these guys do. We should all be proud. I gotta feeling we'll see the 3 Bs packing for nationals this year.

    A clean sweep for Dallas at sectionals!!!!!!!!

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  51. This is a blast from the past. Lifetime has players that lied on self-rate forms and were documented super champs playing 4.0, and yet John is at fault. If you want to criticize John's team for playing out of level, that's fine. But why is it OK for Lifetime??

    --Ready for more anti-Nancy rhetoric.

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  52. It's wrong to say the same guys go to Sectionals every year. Only the same CAPTAINS. The top captains have to re-load every season. So every season it is a batch of new players _ just as the USTA intended.

    The top captains are successful because they work harder at it and they do a better job captaining teams. Also the top players in a given level seek them out and want to join their teams.

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  53. Which captains have had the most DQed players?

    Sisk had 1 DQed last year and 1 the year before. And some of his 3.5ers are approaching the 4.5 level this year.

    How many players were DQed from LTF? How many has Branch, Somabut & Bender had DQed?

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  54. Hey Nancy, for once one don't you be honest and tell all that you and Sisk are homosexual lovers. Why else would you always come to his defense?

    It's ok for Sisk to cheat, but when he finds out someone else is doing it he turns them in. He doesn't want to have to play against anyone in the playoffs that cooks by his same recipe.

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  55. Hey Brookhaven, get over yourselves. You may not have been caught cheating but you never stand a chance of advancing beyond DCC with all those players that are 90+ years old. Your teams are horrible and consist of a bunch of grumpy old men.

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  56. John Sisk is the best captain in Dallas today.

    He has easily the best 3.5 team in town. And probably the best 4.0 team in Dallas as well. And his #2 level 4.0 team wasn't bad either. Also his 4.5 team was a better than average 4 - 3. No one else compares.

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  57. Glad to see the blog back in full form !!!

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  58. Cory,
    You have no idea what you are talking about. Once again you come to defend Sisk and do not know what you are talking about. In regards to my 2 players we went by the guidelines of self rate. They did not lie on the questionaire. No where on the guidelines or questionaire does it ask if you were a super champ. The only junior level questions it ask are f you were nationally ranked as a junior in the top 150 or 20 sectionally, which they were not, nor were they anywhere near. As long as that is not the case a junior player or high school player can self rate at 4.0. So we went by the guidelines.

    It came to my attention from Sisk that if a player played super champs in the past 5 years he needs to self rate at 4.5. Which I found out is true, but it is stated in a completely different area. It is not easy to find that rule. It is no where in the guidelines when someone is self rating. I knew nothing about super champs, champs, etc until recently.

    When Sisk told me about the rule and that my players could get DQd, I looked up the rule. I called Todd Reed and told him about my players and I also told Sisk I was not playing these 2 players anymore until it was worked out. I did not play them last week nor did I intend to play them again.

    So before you make a comment why don't you do a little research. We did not intentially cheat. they were good players who fit the guidelines. Texas has another rule that you need to search for that mentions super champs and unless one knows the rule upfront I do not think they will search for it.

    On a side note, one of the players in question had no idea he was a super champ. he was a super champ for less than 30 days because he won a champ event. He never played a super event.

    Sisk did the research, told Bazan and Morrison about it and whovever else. Bazan told Pearlman, and Pearlman submitted it. I respect Pearlman who told me he submitted it and was stand up about it. Bazan was afraid to submit it himself instead he secretly forwarded it to another captain.

    It is irrelevant because we win this weekend we are in DCC.

    I hope that clears it up and puts an end to this.

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  59. A 3-5 record is good for a 4.0 team? Here we go with GTC Guy posting as an anon. What a moron!

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  60. Bazan looks like the weasel in super champ-gate. In my opinion, he's a super-chump.

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  61. Noel will always defends Sisk even when Sisk is wrong.

    When Sisk had Flora, Defeo, Cortney, etc on his 3.5 team Cory played down their abilities. And that's when the Nancy thing got started.

    Most recently Cory has tried to re-write history and tell us he only defended Sisk from personal attacks. But that's just a lie. Cory poked fun at the guys raising legit complaints about 4.5 players playing 3.5 for Sisk. That was always the issue and Noel lied about the caliber of players on Sisk's team.

    I don't fault Sisk for adding ringers to his teams. Almost everyone does it. But PLEASE don't lie to defend the guy.

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  62. My b team record is 3-5 by design---I took my foot off the gas after my 3rd loss!!! Was Conan Heath, Mark Hess or myself in the line-up after that loss??? I know I stink and can't play, but do you think Hess/ Heath could have got a 3rd line???? I have 2 players that just got bumped to 4.5 this season from 2008 team, Lifetime had how many?? How's their success at 4.5 vs mine?? Let's just say everyone on all my roster's are 4.5+ superstars and leave it at that! Some have atp points!

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  63. Big John - your players didn't get bumped up because you have them manage their scores well. If they played tennis to their full abilities, you would have had more bumped up.

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  64. Score management= Glenn Flora, how did that turn out! Give me an "F" in score management

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  65. That's the problem with you Sisk, you clearly know you are doing something yet you don't want to fess up. You come one here stating you clearly have to cheat to win and make it deep in the playoffs, yet you don't manage scores or anything of the sort. Save your sob bullshit stories for Nancy, he's the only homo that believes and defends you.

    And lets not just put the chump label on Bazan, cause it all started with Sisk, and he just passed on the information to Bazan and Morrison and likely others in hope that someone would turn it in so that he wouldn't look like the bad guy. You can't be friends with the man upstairs and the man downstairs, doesn't work that way. Sisk will get what he deserves in the long run.

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  66. Acaria,

    Your player may have told you that he didn't know that he had been a Super Champ, but he was not being truthful. Any Junior tennis player who plays enough USTA tournaments to reach the Super Champ level knows exactly what match moved them from the level of Champ to Super Champ. Any Junior player who is serious enough about their game to reach the Super Champ level knows that by winning a Champ level tournament you automatically earn enough points to move up to the Super Champ level.

    So while he may have told you that he didn't know he was ever a Super Champ, in my opinion he lied to you.

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  67. Maybe not because he doesn't remember playing in Lubbock or winning that major zone, when I last talked to Shawn.

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  68. It is possible, just like Nadal may not have known he'd be #1 in the World after winning the French

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  69. 12:20pm poster< what he deserves is a National trophy 2/4 of his teams are undefeated, first season at 4.5, has a winning record. It does look he could have had his 2nd 4.0 team above 500 too. He is a good captain!

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  70. Big John - Flora was 2 years ago!! You may have gotten an "F" back then, but you learned your lesson and you know better now! Don't play dumb with me!!

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  71. 4:26 anon - pull up the player in question and you will see it was the only tournament this player played. If you go to the tennis recruiting network site, you will see he is only a 1 star recruit with a 2-1 record. Hardly something of significance. If I was in Lubbock and won a tennis tournament, I wouldn't want to admit being in Lubbock and forget it about as soon as my brain would let me!!

    Goes to show how gullable some of you anons are and how quick you are to swallow whatever is shoved down your throats. sorry nancy

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  72. I'm pretty sure I wouldn't forget winning a major zone. I don't care how old I was at the time. Also I think John is a good captain, but isn't in the same league as the Bobs.

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  73. This is complete bs. He won a champ major zone and didn't know he was a super champ. That is the easiest way to become a super champ. If he was a ZAT player that didn't know he was a champ, that's one thing. But somebody who is a champ knows what it takes to be a super champ.

    I apologize Shawn that I thought you knew a basic rule that is given to every captain at the onset of every season that super champs must self-rate at 4.5 or higher. Look at the document Jane Gilpin mailed you at the beginning of the season. It's highlighted under IMPORTANT INFORMATION--PLEAE READ. If you didn't know he had been a super champ, that's fine.

    Again, John's players may be better than the level they are playing, but that is within USTA rules. Super champs playing 4.0 is not.

    So, in what regard don't I know what I'm talking about?? If they were truthful on self-rate forms, that is a flaw in the form itself for not asking about champ or super champ history. That is why it is in the document you receive weeks before the season begins.

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  74. Whether I will defend Sisk regardless is questionable, but I would love to know what he is wrong about in this situation. I would say he did Shawn a favor by telling him he had illegitimate players, which he didn't have to do. Had he not, Arcaria would have continued playing them and had other matches reversed right?
    I don't believe John was given that opportunity with Wickman.

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  75. Wickman could not have played the weekend that went down anyhow. He was having surgery to re-attach his serving arm.

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  76. Nancy -

    You are so blind to our own cheating mentality. Your comment:

    "Again, John's players may be better than the level they are playing, but that is within USTA rules."

    It is??? If you self-rate based on the guidelines provided by the USTA, they wouldn't be better than the level they are playing.

    It's like ordering your food and saying you will have water, but then you go fill up your "water" glass with Sprite. You may not get caught, but it is still lying and cheating.

    Basically what you are saying Nancy is that it is o.k. if you don't get caught ??? It is not cheating if you play better than a 4.0 level and can beat the vast majority of 4.5s, it is ok to self-rate as a 4.0, as long as you weren't a junior super champ??? bullshit

    Then you bring up Wickman?? Didn't he play college?? Isn't that one of the first questions asked as you self-rate?? Should Lifetime let him play in City and then submit the DQ ?? Would that have made things better??

    You are so hypocritical, it is not even funny.

    You can look the word up on Dictionary.com.

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  77. We should all be praising all the 1-7, 2-6 teams at all levels right??!! They are at the right levels right??? We should just do away with league in Dallas, and let all the other "true level" teams in the State compete for Nationals. Did Branch/Somabut/Bender really lose to a true level team?????REALLY?????????? Quit drinking the kool-aid!!!!!!!!!!

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  78. No, what you guys are saying is that it's OK to have super champs on your 4.0 team, because John has players better than yours.

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  79. Looks like Sisk / Arcaria drama jumped up the bumps on this site dramatically.

    In regards to champs/superchamps. I got my book from Jane Gilpin as well, and while the pamplet is extra small typing and boring, I don't quickly or easily find anything about champs/super-champs self rating. So, sorry Noel, but I don't find that argument compelling.

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  80. Sent out to ALL captains

    Dear Captains:



    New team numbers for the USTA Dallas Spring Men’s League were dropped in the mail today. Please be looking for your information in a white business envelope with a Dallas Tennis Association return address.



    For all of 2010 the 3.5 & 4.5 levels will play on Saturday and the 3.0, 4.0 & 5.0 levels will play on Sunday.



    Please remember the 50% at level guideline when you are recruiting your team. Maintaining a 50% or a higher percentage of players on your roster protects the integrity of play for all teams. If you foresee a problem meeting the percentage, you may submit a request for a waiver to John Kraemer, VP of Leagues.



    Teams need to have 8 players (3.0-4.5) and 5 players (5.0) registered prior to March 3rd to be included in the scheduling process.



    If a player was a Super Champ in the past five years, he must self-rate at or above the 4.5 NTRP level.



    Players must be 18 or over or turn 18 by December 31, 2010 to be eligible to register for a team in the adult league.



    Our annual captains’ meeting is March 6th at 1:00 pm at Brookhaven.



    Jane K. Gilpin

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  81. What I don't get is why Nancy has to insert himself into this Sisk/Arcaria discussion.

    I know Arcaria and he is a good guy and a stand-up guy. I believe his posts.

    I know Sisk and I know he is a scumbag. Maybe he did nothing wrong in this instance. I don't know. But he is an ass. Remember last year when he tried to collaborate with Ed Ratcliff so that their two teams would finish 1-2 in the DCC? Just ask Ed if you don't remember. Sisk has no integrity.

    But Nancy has nothing to do with this whatsoever. Nancy just has a big mouth and wants to defend his unethical buddy.

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  82. So the easiest way to be a "good guy" as a captain is just don't read the rules. Seems simple enough. Maybe you should have to pass a test to be a captain.

    As for "I don't remember winning a major zone" and "I didn't know that made you a super," absolute nonsense. Maybe not Arcaria's fault, but complete BS.

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  83. Post season predictions: neither sisk nor arcaria makes it out of their flight. As usual, all the blog traffic is focused on what doesn't matter.

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  84. Sisk has some heavy dudes on his roster. Gota give em that.

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  85. An anon criticizing me for inserting myself in a situation I'm not involved in. Classic.

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  86. Anybody know the reason for Kayla Blackburn's DQ on Jamie Ribman's 9.0 team? I have to say it's pretty funny since that team was loading up for Sectionals and now they're in fourth place.

    Nice tankjobs in 4.5 this week by Chris Bell and Kiron/Stein too.

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  87. I don't know why she got DQ's but it sent her to 5.5 so it must be significant.

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  88. Looking a little closer, apparently, she was the all time tennis win leader for Slippery Rock. She won 179 matches and broke the record in 2009. That is a poor job of cheating.

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  89. I would say that karma had something to do with Bazan losing the match today, but I won't, it was just a good old fashioned ass whiping.

    At the very least I hope he takes it like a man.

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  90. On that note, nice tank job by Zack Courtney as well.

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  91. How could you possibly even imply that, Captain John doesn't manage scores. The dumb ass isn't even on the team moving on, he obviously has more fun cheating than playing. That way he can put down the twinkies in the shade.

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  92. Hey Nancy seriously, why is it that you feel the need to defend Sisk at every opportunity? The only explanation is that he pays for your monthly tube of vagisil.

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  93. I love this f*ing blog now that Anonism is back and the smack talk is flying back both ways. I can see Klamecki now checking out all the IP addresses seeing who posted what and how many times.

    Klamecki - can you tell me all of these posts just came from 1 or 2 IP addresses and it is all just from Getz getting himself off???

    NOT..........

    THE BLOG IS BACK BABY !!!!!

    ANON 1001

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  94. Hey Anons -

    Be sure and shut off your modem at night so you can get a new IP address in the morning. You will keep Klamecki's head spinning.

    Way to go little muffin! Nice win today !!!

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  95. Blackburn played #1 singles and doubles for division II Slippery Rock Univ.

    Wouldn't that have meant she would have had to rate at 5.0 or better?

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  96. so, i don't get the deal about lifetime players. i thought they got DQed, but those two self-rates played against high point today.... confused?????

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  97. Those 2 self rates did not play. They have not played the last 2 matches. Lifetime beat Bazan even without those 2 players.

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  98. Carey and Sam are self rates too! Sam won Plano open!

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  99. JOHN KRAEMER IS A PUSSY. STILL NO INFO TELLING US HOW FLIGHTING IS DONE. JUST SHOWS YOU CANT TRUST ANYONE ASSOCIATED WITH THE DTA.

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  100. So what if their self rates you clown! Not every self rate gets DQd.

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  101. DCC seedings if based on record and lines won. BH could be the 6 seed or 8 depending on how they value the fall champion.

    1. Sisk
    2. Lakes
    3. JCC
    4. Somabut
    5. Lifetime
    6. BH
    7. QT 1
    8. QT 2

    Based on this, I see 2 flights looking this way.

    Flight A
    1. Sisk
    2. Somabut
    3. BH
    4. QT 2

    Flight B
    1. Lakes
    2. JCC
    3. Lifetime
    4. QT 1

    These are 2 event flights. Even if BH is put as the 8 seed the flights would still look pretty even.The only difference would be QT 1 would be flight A and QT 2 would be in flight B.

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  102. QT looks to be a 3 man show for 2 spots between GH, BH, and GTC. Can the other 2 teams compete?

    Teams are GH, CC, Village, GTC, BH.

    GH will win QT, second place will come down to the GTC vs BH match.

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  103. I love how C. Noel accuses other 4.5 teams of tanking yet defends Sisk who has players do the same thing. Cory is the biggest hypocrite in Dallas tennis!

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  104. Arcaria,

    Just like ignorance to the law is not a valid excuse in court, ignorance to a rule you should have known and was sent to you by Jane is not a valid excuse for you trying to cheat. "It was not easy to find" that rule... really? Its also not easy to find players that are way out of level either but you seem to have dont a good job with that one!

    I dont see a whole lot of difference in you and your buddy Sisk. You both cheat (proven) you both get pissed off when someone turns in your players, and you both try and justify both.

    I think in this situation your ignorance is bliss defense came back to bite you in the ass!

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  105. So.....if the LTFs self rates get DQ'd, their matches will get over turned. Will this make them lose any of the previous team matches they had won? This could have a huge impact on who makes the cut and who doesn't in that flight and the USTA needs to act if they are going to do something. Who are the guys who are in trouble?

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  106. 936 am poster-----go back to sleep, I'll wake you Aug. 2nd

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  107. the other self-rates are mike carey and zach baker. both are good players, but one (zach) managed scores better than the other. he even lost a match on purpose. LFT = a bunch of cheats

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  108. LTF would still win those matches. Nothing changes.

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  109. Sisk's best level 4.0 players are playing on his 3.5 team as 3.5 self rates. No issues this year due to good score management. They'll be kicking butt in level 4.0 next year.

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  110. They could have dominated on Rusty Branch's team, but I didn't want to risk losing them. 4.5+ superstars!!

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  111. Is it me or is the deafaning sound of silence coming from Bazan and the other swat boys after the ass whipping that they took yesterday a welcome sound?

    It appeared that T. Mckinney and Bazan himself were not in the lineup... reasons?

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  112. who were the players on lifetime team who were the subject of this blog for the last week? the ones that were super champ level before...

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  113. Because Bazan sucks and he knows it! You think people are kidding when they talk about Bazan's tennis game? The guy belongs at 3.5, end of story!

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  114. Dude, I've never seen so many self-rates on one team (as there are on LTF). So, the lesson learned here is that you have to start trolling the local high schools for varsity tennis players? Eh, It's just 4.0...we're not playing the US OPEN.

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  115. Another self rate of interest is Nathan Quist for Somabut. He appears to have some college experience and looks to have won quite a bit too. He was All District and went to Nationals. He played 5.0 a few years ago and then rerated at 4.0.

    Not sure if this is DQ worthy but his results are pretty pedestrian for a guy with those credentials.

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  116. Why don't you talk to Sisk, Somabut, Bender, etal. It's those clowns that started all this shit and now to compete you have to play their game.

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  117. Hey Klamecki, why don't you fess up about letting the anons back in rather than making up bullshit about Disqus. Smartest thing you ever did, now leave the damn blog alone and butt out asshole.

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  118. I think Marc has disallowed me commenting, I have left two comments and then the page says, there has been an error. hopefully this one goes through. I have been away from the computdora until now (consoled myself with chocolate, wings and beer yesterday)

    Nice playing by LTF. Two wins over team Eddie and then it took Gerber and Arcaria to take us out. S**t happens. Trae was not available as he made it to finals in Tyler. I was one of available subs but I put in Dennis instead who played well but Sean and Mike Smith played just as well.

    Best of luck to all. I will try and stay on top of playoffs but I will be headed to MZ tourneys on those weekends.

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  119. Wow. Just shows the masters of manipulation at work.

    Typically, you cannot self rate more than one level below the level you were playing before. That is if you were a computer rate, and it has been more than 3 years since you last played.

    In looking into Quist. He played 5.0 back in 2002 but only had 2 matches and most likely did not receive a year-end rating. He most likely should have self-rated at 4.5 but since he did not have the computer rating, he probably will squeek by unnoticed.

    It looks like he played tennis at William Jewell college back in 1994 where if he was a Senior, it would make him around 38 years old. Since this isn't a Division 1 college, he can probably get by self rating at 4.0. If he was a freshman at the time, that would make him under 35 years old, and he would need to rate at 4.5. Might be worth digging into for some of you captains.

    Seems, you can't get anything by some of these masters of manipulation.

    Good luck

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  120. Thank you confucious. That is ridiculous to self rate from 5.0 to 4.0. I would hope that Bob would not do something like that.

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  121. Quist played in NAIA and is between 31-45 which means he was required to self-rate at 5.0.

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  122. ^
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    That is only if you played for a nationally ranked NAIA or were nationally ranked as an individual.

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  123. He was an All American in 94.

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  124. Quist graduated 1993 from High School and Jewel went to Nationals where only 24 teams compteted

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  125. Core dog, not sure how you can acuse Chris Bell of a "tank job" when a) he won his match in the 3rd set, and isnt tanking when you lose on purpose? And b) is tanking what you did in that double bagel loss to the guy from Lifetime?

    You really might be the all time hypocrite or are you really just stupido?

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  126. I can assure that the double bagel on Nancy was no tank job, he got his ass handed to him. In fact, after that match, Sisk personally applied the vagisil after removing sand from Nancy's vagina.

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  127. I just noticed that was Corey that threw out those tanking accusations.

    Corey - you better be careful slinging around those kind of accusations. Its better for you if you just go anon w/ that crap instead of mouthing off about matches you didn't see.

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  128. Quist will be DQ'd as an illegal self-rate. Somabut was smart to only put him in 2 matches and hoping he would qualify and fly under the radar. Those 2 lines reversed won't change the standings. Some captains may wait and protest in the DCC - if so, that could be really interesting.

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  129. Just tried to look up information on Quist. He wasn't All-American in "94". He made the All-District/Region team along with three of his teammates. Not sure how impressive that is. I'm sure Bob has done his research. Should be interesting.

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  130. is that like saying you went to the Pro Bowl but your not a pro bowler?

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  131. I predict the USTA will be inclined to rule against HP, Sisk, LFT....these are the rule busting jerks that all the bump ups were aimed at last year. USTA will not take kindly to the same old tricks.

    I say the USTA should put Sisk, LFT, and HP all in the same divison in the DCC then DQ the winner!

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  132. It's more like someone saying that a team won Nationals because that is the first heading on the page, when farther down the page it list them City Champions. Not quite the same.

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  133. Bob already talked to Todd Reed. Quist is 36 and William Jewel was an unranked NAIA school. He also self-rated at 4.0 in 2002 but played at 5.0 and won 1 and lost 1. According to the NTRP chart, if you played at an unranked NAIA school and you are 36, you can start at 4.0. It would have been different if W.J. was a D1 or NAIA ranked team. I already looked at the published ITA 1994 NAIA ranking which Todd asked me to look at and go by and William Jewel was not in the top 25. As long as Quist told the truth and stand by what he said in the self-rate questionnaire, that’s all Todd cares. Todd also said this is the worst year that he has seen in a long time about players lying on the questionnaires

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  134. 12:13 poster, you said Bob talked to Reed and you mentiond Reed telling you something, are you Bob? Tosha must have been showing Reed the forms for a long time,because Reed has only held that position for 1 1/2 years. Hmmmm

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  135. 24 teams go to nationals; they go to nationals and they are not in the top 25??? interesting. He is 36 but he graduated high school in 1993; he self rated in 2009 but he is 36. I guess he was held back somewhere along the way. also, interesting. He self rated as 4.0 in 2002 even though he played 5.0 and played college tennis... interesting. I have no idea who he is but that sounds like he is a Somabut, Sisk, Bender, Branch and now Arcaria player.

    Also, I googled him and he apparently won a high school state doubles title in Oklahoma too.

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  136. There is no way that he self rated at 4.0 but played 5.0. That doesn't pass the smell test. It's just that you can't read what he self rated before.

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  137. If he self rated at 4.0 in 2002 as a college player... didn't he lie on his self rate at that time? There is way too much smoke for no fire. He was all district/region in college and a state champion; this just smells of fair play grievance.

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  138. plus at that time he would of been younger than 36 years old in 2002, like the other person pointed out, the math does not work. He could not have self rated at 4.0 in 2002. The absoluted minimum was 4.5 (but he played 5.0, so he most likely self rated at 5.0 in 2002).

    So Bob was being really slick, but not slick enough. He forgot to subtract from 2002 and 2010 the extra 8 years which makes him younger than 32 years old on the intial self rate (which would then be self rated incorrectly).

    There will be grievances filed during the playoffs. Bob will have a sure DQ line on his hands.

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  139. Self rating guidelines changes every year. 3 years ago, super champs could rate at 4.0.

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  140. cute, but not true, because it says December 2007 on the USTA guidelines. I can find my old guidelines. It may be very aged, but I can find them. And it won't say he can rate at 4.0.

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  141. Life Time Fitness has always been very shady!

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  142. Arcaria – Come on! You knew exactly what was going out. Cut the BS! You got busted!

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  143. BOOM!!! I found the smoking gun... On line!!! BOO Yah!!! Bob's in for a wake up call come playoffs. Bye Bye Nathan Quist.

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  144. 1. LTF Rules. Best looking ladies and best tennis in the metroplex, period.

    2. If you need to know anything on the rules, just save yourself the time and either call Bender or Sisk.

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  145. And further to the above, LTF Plano will soon be starting construction of 9 indoor courts, so all you other faggot asses that don't belong better start saving up so you can join shortly. I'm warning you ahead of time though, if you have a girlfriend of wife that will join as well, they are required to get on a scale prior to membership approval. No chics under 5'3" or over 125 lbs.

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  146. If you have more info to dq Quist, do it now. In the playoffs it is too late as they will dq him afterward and not overturn results.

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  147. If I recall, didn't Adam Blumberg play for Somabut and have a similar problem?

    It appears Sisk, Bender and Somabut are all the same. In fairness to Arcaria, he is new to the club but it is good company.

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  148. I think you're dreaming if you think LTF is going to build 9 indoor courts. How many outdoor courts to they have, 5? Not many facilities have almost twice as many indoor courts as outdoor courts. I doubt LTF Plano is going to be the tennis mecca of DFW.

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  149. Don't you worry, the indoor courts are coming. It will be like Brookhaven North, except with young people.

    Hey Klamecki, you nailed it on the head, this one poster guy must have like 50 personalities.

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  150. Looks to me like there are 3 or 4 distinct, different posters there. Come on though, do you really think someone from LTF would post all that stupid shit about LTF? Someone faking to be a LTF person obviously.

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  151. Looks to me like there are 3 or 4 distinct, different posters there. Come on though, do you really think someone from LTF would post all that stupid shit about LTF? Someone faking to be a LTF person obviously.

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  152. You're right anon, I totally tanked against Lifetime. I mean, I can totally beat the #1 guy from my old college team. Especially since I'm in danger of moving to 5.0 with all of my dominant wins.

    As far as Bell goes, I beat Frank 1 and 3, and Chris loses the second set 6-1. Sounds very believable for somebody that was being recruited by Texas Tech.

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  153. For this Quist situation, I don't think it matters what he self-rated in 02. After three years, that rating means nothing. Unless he has played continuously since then, he can self-rate fresh.

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  154. The only issue with Quist is (1) is he under 36 or (2) was he considered a "top player" or was his team considered a "top team."

    If either applies he illegally self-rated and will be DQ'd. If not, he's clean and Bob has a nice player.

    He was all region in 1994 and his team went to nationals in 1993 and 1994. Not sure what "top" means.

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  155. Not sure about the age, but he was a state champion and an all district player and his team went to nationals. That sounds like he was a top player and a top team. In 2002, looking at his two matches he looked competitive at 5.0.

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  156. This Isner match is obsurb! It is now 49-48 in the 5th set.

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  157. Somabut, we know you troll this blog, why don't you defend yourself or are you the cheater everyone is claiming?

    I think by cheating and being on a winning team it makes your knees feel better. It certainly makes Sisk feel 75 lbs lighter. Adrenalin works wonders, too bad it's short lived and you have to go back to your miserable cheating ways

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  158. Bob fields the best team he can within the rules. All his players are legit. Don't be jealous because you are not good enough to play for him.

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  159. Stop drinking the Koolaid dumbo. Look what happened at Jonestown.

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  160. is BMO straight?

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  161. That depends on who's asking?

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  162. If the guys that we think will get bumped to 4.5's midyear do, who will that leave as the top 4.0's for the fall?

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  163. John Sisk and Dave Prather and Ratcliffe!

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  164. He said 4.0, not 3.5!

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  165. Arcaria's Super Champs still have not bee DQ'd. DOes this mean that he did not take this to the USTA as an unknowing participant. It looks like he is being Siskesque, Benderesque, or Somabutesque. If he does not come clean, he is asking to be captain sanctioned. Everyone on this blog knows about it and he still does not tell the USTA that he made a mistake.

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  166. It is not a mistake. Self rating is just that, SELF rating. The USTA issues guidelines but they are just that, guidelines, not requirements. If you have a problem with that then just piss off.

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  167. Piss off you nutless wanker.

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  168. I do not know why they have not been dq'd nor do I care. I told them, Pearlman told them. What happens then is up to them. I did not play them the final 2 matches like I said I would not. Sounds like your scared they may not be dq'd come DCC. Why don't you man up and do something about it rather than whine on this blog.

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  169. Does that mean you won't play them in the post season? I mean you were ethical to not play them the last 2 matches.

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  170. You obviously can't read, so one must deduce that you are either Prather or Ratdick.

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  171. He'd be a fool not to play them. If they have been turned in and have not been dq'd then I guess they are ok to play. Let's ask Sisk what he would do.

    I also find it funny that the USTA cant figure out a way to not allow this kind of thing from happening. The USTA number should be able to reflect ones status, therefore, seeing the conflict and not allowing them to be placed on a 4.0 team. I wonder if Andy Roddick has a USTA numer. If so, could we use it and self rate him at 4.0? Maybe the computer program wont catch the fact that he is on the tour.

    The USTA is all about money. They dont give a shit about fair play. The more that sign up the more money they collect.

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  172. Is that a joke, what would Sisk do? Sisk and Somabut would play them for sure. Somabut is already playing someone that should not be playing. These two would not think twice about it.

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  173. If you complainers practiced tennis as much as you bitch and whine about others then maybe a top captain would want you on his team as well. Until then just suck it. Accept the fact that you don't have the skill set to be an attractive option for a competitive team.

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  174. so, is it safe to say Sisk, HP/Sam, LFT, stategy was to put together a good enough team to win, sign up some dishonest self rates, play them just enough to qualify, hope they fly under the radar, then play the hell out of them from DCC on????

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  175. Not sure how LTF got busted since their two superstars are still on the team. Maybe they are not as super as everyone thinks.

    I doubt they would win all of their matches anyway. I am sure there are other players that could beat them.

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  176. Anon 1:53 is correct,

    The big problem over the past few years has been the number of self-rates. Most of the questionable / out of level players have been self-rates.

    4.0 LFT has 8 out of 16 players that are self-rated. They could all be legitimate as far as I know, but it does send up a red flag.

    There should be a limit to the number of self-rates on a team and the number of self-rates in a lineup.

    I don't think this will ever happen because the USTA and DTA makes money for every self-rate who joins the USTA and plays leagues.

    There is also a few players who are willing to tank matches to play at a level below what they would normally have to play. There's not a lot that can be done to prevent this from happening. In my opinion this is a much smaller problem than the self-rates. I have no respect for players who tank matches to get a lower rating.

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  177. Well we are all feeling better now that an anon has no respect for tankers. Finally I can get a little sleep.

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  178. When do the new ratings come out?

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  179. The cure for self rates is to not permit them to particpate in post season play. Computer rated players only.

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  180. I agree, but I doubt the USTA would ever have this rule. They would probably lose members because most self rates wouldn't sign up just to play the regular season.

    Self rates could still receive an inaccurate computer rating after a period of time, but they would have to invest more time and money than just answering a few questions online.

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  181. Self-rates can tank in the fall to get a computer rating in the Spring. If a cpt recruits c rated players from another team, what does that make the cpt??? Recruit, Recruit,Recruit---have success and the players will seek you out! Any system in place can be manipulated, just play.

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  182. Every system will be manipulated, but I have long advocated for the no self-rates in the postseason.

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  183. I agree with no self rates in the post season.
    In the regular season they can play 3 matches and get rated so all good.

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