Interesting weekend for Mother’s Day.
4.0 is scheduled to play on Saturday and will have to put any weekend plans for Mamma on hold. Out of 5 flights of teams, the first place and second place team will be playing each other in 3 of the 5 flights.Flight A is between Garland and Eldorado – When you look at up-to-date stats, each team has 22 wins, 3 losses, 9 sets lost. Eldorado has fewest games lost at 128. On paper, it makes up for a great match. In reality, neither team has really been tested, and I have to favor Sisk with a 4-1 win. Eldorado should secure 2nd for a trip to QT.
Flight B Springpark/Walters and T Bar/Snow – T Bar stumbled to Oak Creek a few weeks back and could be an indication they are not as tough as Springpark who beat OC. They still have Brookhaven/Bartlett to face although not sure what is going on with Brookhaven having lost to Fretz/Jayaram 1-4. Springpark should finish out the season taking this flight, with a 3-way fight between Brookhaven, Oakcreek and T Bar for 2nd.Flight C - High Point/Le and Fair Oaks/Noel face off as well. Both teams are undefeated and both teams very close in stats like flight A with same # of wins and losses. High Point has fewer sets lost by 1, but Fair Oaks has 12 fewer games lost. Again, like flight A, it’s one thing on paper, but another story once they hit the courts. Neither team has been challenged, so the numbers to this point are meaningless. However, if Le doesn’t have his top 8 and Noel has his, I think it becomes a closer match than one would expect, but still take Le with a 3-2 win.
Flight D – no drama this weekend for this flight. Canyon Creek/Dawson leads the pack followed by Gleneagles/Fults. This flight will have their showdown the last week with these teams facing each other. I still go with CC taking this flight.Flight E – McKinney/Bazan and Huffhines/Prather are both undefeated and face off each other next weekend. Bazan has won 2 matches 5-0 and the other 2 matches 4-1. Prather has won all of their matches 4-1. Can Greenhill/Ohl provide an upset this weekend and knock Huffhines off their undefeated path? Just depends on how many beers Greg has in his cooler and if they hit a few before they step on the court.
So with Mamma to please, will enough of the boys get a hall pass to play and each team come stacked with their best rosters? Or will Mamma, tired of the Sunday Brunch buffet, demand that the weekend is tennis free, and matches get postponed or teams exposed to vulnerabilities?
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