So one week till the QT starts so we might as well start the smack talking. Two teams will advance because of Brookhaven's finish in flight A. This makes each match very important, should be a great weekend of tennis.
Odds to advance:
If not for a slip up early in the season this team would be in the DCC, but as we all know (especially me) early season slip ups will come back to haunt you. I think this team matches up well especially since there is no amazing singles players in this mix of teams. My only concern is the number of self rates that are already flirting with expulsion. Having to play more matches cannot be a good thing if this team has August aspriations.
Garland (5 to 1)
On paper this team doesn't do much to excite me but I cannot argue with their results in a solid flight A. My apprehension from making them a lock would be their lack of depth. I think they have a solid 8 that they used against Bob's team but is there anyone that can step in. Vijay will be the most important player along with Kingsley and Sierp, if those three are on this team should do well..
Brookhaven (8 to 1)
This is a hard pick between Garland and Brookhaven. I like the doubles teams of Burt's better than Garland but I think for the most part their match will be a 3-2 toss up. Echeverry and Boccara will be key in that match up. Is Arenas going to see more singles time or will he help out in doubles?
Canyon Creek (25 to 1)
It is a good thing for this team I am picking them so low because I did the same in the regular season and look where they ended up. The match I have to look at to see how far this team can go is their match v. JCC. The match wasn't close at all and that is the level of play they will see from the top 3 teams in this QT.
Village/Gordon (Pick a large number to 1)
I didn't realize they had made it into the QT until I just pulled up the schedule. Actually just looking over their roster Crow was a good pick up and Angulo is solid. Durand and Ravoof are very capable players but there is just not enough depth or star players to make me think this team can be competitive.
Garland v. Brookhaven (This could decide 2nd place very early)
Greenhill v. Brookhaven ( If there is a team that can take out BMo and crew it would happen here)
Greenhill v. Garland (Depending on what happens in the other two matches this one will either decide seeding in the DCC or who makes it in.)