Thursday, January 17, 2013

40 and Over Week #5


I hate rain out weeks.
Totally messes up the flow of things,
and there is always that one team that waits until the last day of the league to post their score.
Or if your in Ft Worth there is always one team that says 'Fuck It' and does not play that match.
It really messes with my OCD streak.
Hopefully we will get the make ups played right away.

Up this week....

Men's 3.5

I just don't know anymore....

Men's 4.0

A minor test this week for Canyon Creek Hughes vs Greenhill Alzuro.
It's not the CC vs GH match we want. But it's probably the match we deserve.
4.0 MOW - Wiley vs Peterson
Looks like Wiley has added a few more quality Lifetime players in recent weeks adding some much needed depth.
Wiley is going to be a tough out. The winner of this match will be the odds on favorite to win the whole thing.
Should be fun to watch.

Men's 4.5+

With their win last Week Brookhaven has moved to the top of the heap.
Brookhaven will get to continue the winning streak vs Fair Oaks this week.
There will not much to report until the Final week of play when Brookhaven meets TBar, just love when that happens.

47 comments:

  1. I would take a healthy Wiley on my team any day.

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    1. Healthy and Wiley should never be used in the same sentence.

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  2. After the Greenhill Peterson vs. HP Wiley and Greenhill/Brookhaven(Alzuro) vs. CC/McHugh matches Saturday, Greenhill Peterson vs. CC McHugh will makekup 4 of the 5 lines this Sunday.....we'll get back to you if that decides anything Marc to help with that OCD.

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  3. Looks like the masses think Peterson has the goods. At this time, 81% think Peterson beats Wiley. I agree but that is a bigger difference than I would expect.

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  4. McHugh put a beatdown on Alzuro's team. Any word on Peterson vs Wiley?

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  5. As expected, Wiley got the W. And horrible Wiley put a beatdown on somebody.

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  6. Fretz 3.5 has 9 players that were in the playoffs last year. Shouldn't be close.

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  7. Really? Who cares. McHugh has the class of 4.0. Still can't figure out why Newman's squad was a sectionals finalist a few months ago and lost two out of their first three in 40s

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  8. Newman's squad apparently wants to get back to 4.0. Lets see how they do against CC. CC is probably better anyway. Just ask them.

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  9. McHugh is the class of 4.o, that's laughable. Last week the flavor of the week was Peterson, how well did that go over. McHugh has no lock down singles players and their doubles are so so. McHugh and Peterson are playing for 2nd place.

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  10. Peterson posts scores, not Wiley. You are obviously lost.

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  11. 3-1 CC McHugh over Peterson as of today's results. Line 1 singles to be scheduled.

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  12. Who played for Peterson against Canyon Creek?
    Surprised if it was 3-1 Canyon Creek...

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    1. CC keeps throwing out different lineups and CC keeps winning...

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  13. Looks like CC is the class of the league. All you CC haters should take notice.

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    1. Also, does this make CC DOA too?

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    2. Meant Greenhill....

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  14. Revised year-end rankings after 5 weeks:
    1) High Point/Wiley (plays bottom 4 teams next four matches)
    2) Canyon Creek/McHugh (play Rockwall and Springpark next two weeks)
    3) Greenhill/Peterson
    4) Rockwall
    5) Springpark
    6) Greenhill/Alzuro
    7) Stonebriar
    8) Canyon Creek/Hodge
    9) Huffhines
    10)High Point/Jameson

    Looks like High Point/Wiley versus Canyon Creek the last weekend will be for first. Opinions???

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  15. High Point will take down Canyon Creek for first and Rockwall will win out the rest of the way and finish in 2nd, followed by CC and then Greenhill. Mark it down boys.

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    1. Rockwall is like a third High Point team. They are very Somabut heavy so they are very capable of beating everyone. I can't help missing that Kargel forgot to play after they lost a couple.

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    2. That is exactly right. Kargel is too good to lose like he has the last couple. I say he's tanking, can't handle playing 4.5 where he belongs.

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  16. figure Rockwall will start tanking so they can get rid of those 4.5 rankings by mid-year...

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    1. Yeah, they can prove us wrong by trying this week. I can't tell if they are tanking or not.

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  17. Here is how GH vs HP went down as I can remember it.
    S#1 - Michael Glasgow def. A J Schwartz
    S#2 - Klamecki def Tuan A. Quach
    D#1 Wiley & Gerber def Steve Huynh/Son Do
    D#2 Doug Fries/Robert Irving def Russell Head & Some Dude
    D#3 High Point def Drew Frick/Larry Goodman

    I'm sure those dubles lines are prob jacked up, but that's how it went down. 3-2

    AJ and Glasgow was the last match left on the court, I think AJ had a match point at 9-8, but lost the TB 10 - 12

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  18. Glasgow was up 9-8 and played a couple out balls (bad eye sight) that would've given him the match. He lost both points and A J had a match point at 10-9 but Glasgow nailed a serve to tie it, and then went on to win it 12-10. It was fun to watch, both solid players.

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  19. Any details on the Greenhill/Canyon Creek make-up match?
    Who played today?

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  20. Since scores aren't posted yet and won't be until we play line 1 singles, here are our results to date:
    Line 2 Singles (CC wins) McHugh d. Do 7-5, 6-1
    Line 1 Doubles (GH wins) Ea/Hunyh d. Dawson/Loving 6-2, 6-3
    Line 2 Doubles (CC wins) Schmidt/Parten d. Fries/Goodman 6-1, 5-7, 10-7
    Line 3 Doubles (CC wins) Huff/Foster d. Lockhart/Swanson 6-4,7-6
    Still say nothing is decided for a few weeks yet, as there is a lot of parity in this league. Agree with posts above about High Point - Wiley being the odds on favorites having made recent additions to an already strong team, and having an easier four weeks coming up than some of the others. Besides, at CC, we're just a bunch of country club hacks that enjoy having a few beers after the matches, hoping to come in 3rd so we get an extra weeks play. We don't even bother to have all our top 4.0's on the same team.
    -McHugh

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  21. First of all anyone who knows Kargel knows that he isnt and dosent tank. He is a very good player, but can get beat when he plays better players but always beats the lesser players.

    As far as one of the above posters who stated that he didnt see any weak players on the High Point Wiley team... he might want to look a little closer. I am not nameing names but there are at least 4 or 5 that would not make the CC team! Just saying.

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    1. Kargel appears to be tanking. He got beat 4&2 by a guy who has played 3 seasons and lost more than he has won.

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    2. I have my doubts that Mark Kargel is tanking, as anyone who was within a hundred yards of his match would agree with.

      I suppose all of the racket throwing and cursing that was coming from his side of the court could have just been a smoke screen to divert attention from what he was really trying to accomplish.

      But I don't think so; he is a guy who clearly hates to lose.

      Keep your eye on the youngish 40 something dude who beat him.

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    3. would that be the same youngish dude....Abdelilah Chahed that lost to the 75+ year old Hans Reinhart on 10/20? guess it was a retirement though, so you could be right ..... heard that Huffines has younger singles player that hasn't been played much

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    4. How do you have a youngish player in a 40s league? I guess all things are relative. It looks like the tanking police are back and Kargel is their first arrest.

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  22. No shame in losing to Hans. He probably has the best shot in the league, that being his drop shot that he can place on a dime. Also, he wears a nice hat. In fact, I would say he is a role model to everybody else in the league who aspires to play competitive, but gentlemanly, tennis well into their later years. Anyone who witnessed Hans going to the aid of his hurt opponent in the previously mentioned match, would have been touched by his humanity.

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    1. I cannot be the only one wanting to hurl right now.

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    2. It's your body, so hurl if you want to. But take a poll among Canyon Creek players, and there will be a clear winner as to who wears the best hat. IMO, it's better to look good on court than to play good. I'm digging those pink shoes Roger is wearing down under.

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    3. Yes, I have never been touched by another Man's HUMANITY, and don't plan on it.

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    4. I've never heard Hans and sportsmanship in the same sentence and I know several people who have played him.

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  23. Nope, I beat you to it...

    Damn cheaters ruin adult tennis and the league that allows it is no better. That Todd idiot and his cronies are useless.

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  24. On a positive note, kudos to Klamecki for fixing the blog and getting it rolling again!

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    1. Agree 100%... Most talk in 2 years.

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  25. My god, how bad has the USTA messed up the 3.5 level. With all the drastic bumpups and bumping people that should not be there is no one left playing 3.5 tennis. Just look at the tournaments, 3.5 is lucky to get 4 teams entered for doubles. The USTA really butchered this up.

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    1. Have you seen what is left in the 4.0 division in Dallas? Pitiful.

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  26. Some good matches this week.

    MOW - Newman v McHugh - McHugh 3-2 and finally puts Newman out of his misery and their team can get back to work of trying to get back to 4.0.

    Peterson v Alzuro - Peterson 4-1. They really need it but Alzuro can put out some good lines. Last week appears that he did not have his best available.

    Wiley v Bell - Wiley 4-1. Bell has some pretty good players but just not quite enough.

    Femrite v Prather - Femrite 4-1. Prather may be winless but his team is not without some players. He just does not have enough to beat Brett.

    Hodge v Jameson - Hodge 3-2. This could go either way but easily the least interesting matchup.

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  27. Think it will come down to whether McHugh can continue to throw out 5 good lines each week. With the parity in the league, a couple of unavailable players could flip a 3-2 win to a 2-3 loss.

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  28. Maybe because of the fewer number of teams and the use of mid-season ratings that allows bump-ups to play at their former level, it seems the overall quality of play in the 4.0 40 & over league is better than the 18 and over league. Certainly, there have been fewer blow-outs. Who needs the youngsters?

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    1. The best and worst players are below 40. All of the good self rates are like 25. All of the good computer rates are over 40. There are some good doubles in this league.

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    2. The league is definitely tougher. It is not watered down. The overall depth is mch better. In the 18+, half the time, you play someone who should be playing down at least 1 level. Really only about 5 or 6 teams are any good and there are 40 teams. We have 10 teams and our last place team, Prather, made the playoffs.

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