Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Weekly Wrapup

I don't have much to write as the season has been so disjointed so far.  Things still are not in focus and not much in the line of big matches have been played yet.

It is still tough to tell who the actual big dogs in 4.5 are.  If you can't tell, then you probably don't have a serious contender.  Rossouw has his usual quantity of players yet, his better team is in Fort Worth.  Although, this team is definitely capable of winning Dallas and getting to sectionals through Dallas.  Since he already lost to Pickett in Fort Worth and FW almost never gets a wildcard in 4.5, he has to win Dallas.  Dallas is pretty hit and miss on 4.5 wildcards.  If I were Marc, I would abandon my Fort Worth team and focus on Dallas.  It is hard for me to say this but Dallas is the easier road to sectionals with Rossouw and Pickett taking the best Dallas teams west.

In flight A, T-Bar is till the team to beat with their 2-0 record.  Brookhaven is the other and they are 2-0.  The JCC is 1-0 and could make some noise.  T-Bar has OC this week and they have a a lot of 'experienced' (aka old) players.  They are a capable group but I don't think they have enough.  Brookhaven had the best win with a win over OC this week.  Looks like they flipped their singles to escape with a win at 2 singles.  Looks like they were fortunate as it went to three sets to get the 3-2 win.  BH and JCC play each other this week, we might have something to discuss next week. 

Flight B is between Brookhaven and Rossouw.  BH added Ribman which should improve their roster.  Rossouw has his usual cadre of players.  They face off this week and we should have a pretty good idea of the eventual flight winner when we write next week.  If Marc gets his 8 best, I think he wins.  Trid has good players but not a large numbers.  He will need to get them out.  I predict Rossouw wins 3-2.

Flight C has 3 teams with a 2-0 record.  I only believe in Brookhaven.  Does anyone else think BH might should consolidate their teams into one very good team instead of three pretty good teams?  Fretz and LB Houston are pretenders.  Yeah, they are 2-0 but I'm not sold. 

I am not sure why but there is just not enough drama or intrigue in 4.5.  It is almost boring this year.  We need Pickett to come back and we need Sisk to get better.  We miss Rusty badly as his perpetual success gave us a lot to complain about.

4.0 had one big match and Fretz beat Canyon Creek.  CC just has a way of not quite accomplishing their goals.  Another season and another close loss to the team in their way.

Flight A has the familiar name of Bob Somabut sitting atop the standings at 3-0.  He hasn't played a lot but 3-0 is 3-0.  Eldorado is 2-0 as the other remaining undefeated team. I still think Sisk has a contender after that epic fail in week 1.  Still, one of his main guys, Flora, is 0-2.  I'm not really familiar with Flora but I have read about him for a very long time, that has to be a little scary to Big John.  Still the match for the flight is likely to come down to this weeks match between Somabut and Sisk.  He needs to make sure his long time horse is ready and isn't ready for the glue factory.

Flight B is the toughest flight and has already been mentioned, the biggest match of the flight was just played.  Fretz beat CC.  It probably relegates CC to the QT.  The rest of the flight is tough but still should not be an issue.  Greenhill may have something to say about this flight but they don't have to worry about anything until 6/8 against CC.

Flight C has two 2-0 teams.  T-Bar is not surprising to be 2-0 but Oasis?  Who is Oasis?  Village is 1-0.  TBar has Brookhaven so it should be a good test.  I  know a lot of the T-Bar guys and I don't see them having much trouble.  Oasis gets 1-2 Springpark but I think SP ends the Oasis Cinderella season. (if you can call 2-0 a cinderella season).

Flight D has two 1-0 teams but neither team is a real contender.  The rest already have losses.  I still think Bartlett has the best team.  He may have had that week 1 hiccup but that is over.  Brad has 1-0 OC and that should end OC's 1 match winning streak.

Oh well, another week in the books and the season just hasn't been very compelling.  I hope it gets better.  Please feel free to tell me and the world how wrong I am.  If I look stupid, it won't be the first time I had to put a paper bag over my head.  After all, I am a Cowboys fan.

118 comments:

  1. How can you say Sisk needs to get better? He has the best 4.5 in the state in Kelley.

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    1. He barely got by a 4.0. He is overrated.

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    2. This is Kelly. I am just playing for fun and fine tuning my game. I will be back in full force in 2015 or 2016. Joel can easily win without me and I am currently training to do a triathlon. Not done, just taking a breather this year and playing nice w everyone.
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  2. You idiot, one person out of 14 does not make you a strong team.

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  3. If Kelly were looking for the spring playoffs he'd be on another team. He and John are solidifying his availability for combo and tri-level. He'll be back when he's ready.

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  4. You couldn't help yourself. You had to take a shot at Canyon Creek.

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    1. Ten minutes of updates and that's you're take away? CC has a very good team. They'll still be in the city playoffs.

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    2. CC may still have the best team. They were put in a tough flight and hard to be at your best every week. They will have a tough time getting out of QT but they aren't dead yet. Tony Le made it through QT and got to sectionals last year. Other than Freeman, Tiny may have had the best team in Texas last year.

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    3. Tiny? Is this his wife?

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    4. Tony got beat in the first match at sectionals. Freeman got beat in the first match at nationals. Tony can be Freeman's mini-me. Or tiny-me I guess.

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    5. Tony is creating a super team for next year. Freeman will finally get his comeuppance.

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    6. Haven't we heard that song before? Next verse is same as the first. Le, Arcaria, Somabut, and Sisk all have the same results and they aren't a trip to the desert.

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    7. Too bad Tony is already getting waist deep in spares and problems for next year

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  5. If you think about it 11:05 poster is dead right. Any team he stepped on would instantly be the favorite. He is not interested. Nationals gets boring I guess. Must be nice to just play for fun after having been to nats so many times.

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  6. That is a stupid argument. What has Kelley ever done at trilevel and combo that he would manage scores to play just those events?

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    1. While it may not be up to your lofty standards he has won a national title in tri-level and sectionals titles in combo (no nationals to actually win).

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    2. He didn't have the balls to play against Houston last year. He would have lost but would rather find a reason not to lose.

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    3. I thought balls were included in the league fee!?

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    4. Wouldn't you have to make sectionals to find out?

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    5. I've made Sectionals. We were given balls. Lots and lots of balls.

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    6. I've also made Sexuals. Different kind of balls. But still, they were provided.

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  7. Well, let's see. Kelly has NEVER lost a Tri level match in two years and won a national title...as far as combo he is also undefeated the last two years. Nah, he hasn't done much.

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  8. Big deal. The best players don't play Tri level and combo!

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    1. Now that's funny. The very best computer rated players play tri-level but no self rates allowed. Yes, some others play it just for fun (a dirty word these days). Combo can be hit and miss but it's very strong too. And tri-level nationals is by far the single best event of the year.

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    2. Quit taking up for Kelley. You are prob Kelly anyway. If trilevel was such a great tourney there would be more participation. Big deal, you win one weekend in Dallas and one in Kingwood then you go to nationals. If they had a league I would be impressed.

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    3. Don't really know Kelly but I do know that winning tri-level sectionals is like trying to win the all-star version of spring 18s. There's not much participation because everyone knows only one or two teams have a chance because they are so loaded. That has nothing to do with Kelly, unless maybe you have to play him.

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    4. You can't tell me the teams from Cali and Florida couldn't field a better team to beat him. Not buying that. Trilevel just a mix of recreational players.

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    5. Can to: The teams from Cali and Florida couldn't field a better team to beat him.

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    6. Actually, Pickett's tri-level champs played Southern, Cali and then Florida in the finals. Kelly and Moore were the only line that went undefeated. And two of those three including the finals were 3d set breakers

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    7. They have 3D set breakers? Amazing. Did they pass out the little glasses with one blue lens and one red one?

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    8. How did Pickett's 4.0s do?

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    9. If you're asking, I bet you already know.

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  9. Really? Go ask Houston ( who had 3 5.0's at 4.5) how they did at Indian wells. No good players in trilevel huh. To go down there and go 6-0 like Kelly did last year I guess was just average. Hmmm, well I guess he can do better next time.

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    1. I asked Houston. They said they had a nice time, fun trip, and the tennis was stellar.

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  10. I guess I am the only person not missing Kelly.

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    1. We should start a support group. Mike-a-holics Anonymous...or just Anons. Whatever.

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  11. Hey 2:07 aka Sisk, why dont you just STFU and quit defending your man crush Kelly!

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  12. Hey, Murray. WTF? Can't you see your wrap up should have been all Kelly all the time?

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  13. Yeah, you didn't even mention his egoness

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    1. Look around. Murray didn't need to mention him; he talks enough about himself. Get a friggin' life. Did daddy not hug you enough or more likely hug you a little too much and not necessarily in the good way?

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  14. Different thread. Same posts. I AM SO SICK OF READING ABOUT KELLY.

    Kelly - go see a shrink to cure your narcissism. We know you love to post about yourself. I cannot imagine there are other men out there who would obsess about you like this. So what --- you're a good recreational player. That's it. Pull off your skirt and quit playing mixed, and go win singles lines at Nationals at 18+ . Then you can have a reason to be narcissistic. Until then STFU.

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  15. I would but there is no competition at 4.5, plus Scrussow asked me not to play men's league until he actually advances past sectionals since his manipulation of the computer didn't work. Plus I like to spread the wealth , it is time for a new King in Dallas.

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  16. Speaking of, it looks like Marc and Joel are running a dead heat in FW. Both have 25 players on the roster. Surely someone can hit the 30 man roster mark.

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    1. That is freaking stupid. So much for actually playing tennis.

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  17. At the rate they are defecting Screwso will need 50.

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    1. Who looks to be the best matchups for the weekend in 4.5?

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  18. This is like the funny papers for me . i log on once a week and get my laugh in

    Andre

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  19. No doubt, this is better reading than anything out there!

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    1. It is the best tennis blog going. From pimps to Apocalypse Now. The wraps actually have 4 5 insight. In the past we got 3.5 and 4.0 talk and that was all.

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    2. Here's your 3.5 analysis for the year. Bender won 40s and will win 18s. Now that its out of the way.
      4.5 match of the week is BH/Goswami versus GH/Rossouw. A lot of talent on both teams. It will be interesting to see who they get out for the match.

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  20. I know who won't be the match of the week. Sisk vs Oak Weak.

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    1. That was last week. Head has some players. I expected more from OC than a 4-1. Shocked Flora/Corcoran lost again. I would think that is Sisk's best line.

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    2. Flora must be tanking. There is no other explanation. He is better than that.

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    3. Losing in three isn't tanking, it's just losing

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    4. Guess he just isn't very good anymore.

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    5. Flora definitely isn't the player he was 3 years ago. Serious drop off in skills. But then again, I think he's playing less and less now.

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  21. The one that posts all the MK crap is not him, but rather his boytoy Pickett. He can't get enough of the guy, on top of wanting to kill the blog.

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  22. Why do you people even want to post on Kelley, he has zero interest in winning this year and does not take it serious. Not sure who he will play this week but I would bet my house he wins very close or gets blown out. Why not post on people trying to win their respective leagues. He is so good he can tank and still win.

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    1. Good question, but why did you feel the need to post about him then? To tell us how good he is?

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  23. Unless he is actually trying to get his team to advance do not post about him. In other words, let's not talk about him until 2016. That is when he will make another run.

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    1. Feel free to ignore him if he is trying too. I could go the rest of my life without hearing about him.

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  24. Unfortunately he is Dallas' only hope to keep tennis on the map.

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    1. whose map? Do people really care about what other sections think about Dallas tennis?

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    2. No, they don't. They just get on here and blog bec they are bored.

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  25. In Greek mythology the punishment for the greatest hubris was dealt to a king who had to push a boulder up a hill all day long only to see it roll to the bottom and have to start over again every day. The punishment here is to have to read about Kelly every day and then watch it start over again with every new topic.

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    1. I think the Greeks got off easier.

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  26. We are Oasis. We are the Cinderellas. We are taking it to the howse.

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    1. Clock strikes midnight soon. Very soon...

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  27. What I saw today at Garland tennis center was absolutely incredible. Best comeback of any player I have ever seen.

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    1. Elaborate. Did Kelly beat another 4.0 in three sets?

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    2. Why ask? No one is biting. Move on.

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  28. Nope, he was up 5-0 in both sets and somehow his opponent came roaring back to 5-5 in each set. Absolute intestinal fortitude and will power. Unfortunately, he didn't win another point.

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  29. I saw that match, leading a 4.0 5-0 and 5-0 not impressive at all. Try that on a 4.5, Kelly would be lucky to get up 3-0 in both sets.

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  30. The only match that mattered today was BH/Goswami versus GH/Rossouw. Tight match but BH pulled a 3-2 win. Looks like Dallas may be as tough as FW. Is Waco next for Marc?

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    1. I nears he is going to Midland.

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  31. Yep, play dubs w David Koresh

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  32. All the Kellie B.S. is getting old, really really really old. ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZman. Go play mixed doubles with your wife please.

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  33. Disagree, nothing else exciting. What should we talk about? Mavs spurs?

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  34. I don't know, talk about how your 4.0 40 and over team will tear up Houston at sectionals or talk about the waether. Talk about about your high loopie shots into the other players backhands. Talk about why you left Garland if nothing else. Just please give it a rest, please. I will start agreeing with CC if you don't. It got old a year ago. No joke dude!!!!

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    1. I didn't leave Garland. Just the 4.0 competition was awful. I will be moved up to 4.5 next year and will keep hitting those loopy shots. It wins.

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  35. He's just posting about himself then responding

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  36. Dude, talk about how you blew your 8.0 mixed teams's line up at city's. Give it a rest. Why did you play yourself instead of the sure bets on the bench? Wanted to be a hero???

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  37. Yeah anon. Get him to tell us why M went to sleep on him last night when he was trying to figure out how to eat her pussy because he had been sucking Mike's cock for so long. Should we tell him they would be complete opposites?

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    1. Please watch language around here. While we are pretty liberal with allowing things, this one is over the line. I would hate to revert to the non-anon system.

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    2. Can someone take that down?

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    3. If I knew how, I already would have.

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  38. Right now, that is funny. I will leave it up here so people can read it but we will have to delete tomorrow. Very deserving and long overdue. Thank you.

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  39. I thought mixed doubles was something you played when you were banging a chick or when she was trying to bang you. Why else would you play mixed doubles? More action off the court than on. It's pretty boring otherwise.

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  40. ZAK ATTACK is in the move. Look out 4.0 nationals!

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    1. If we are talking nationals, then you must be from Houston.

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  41. Mike Zakery attack!!

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    1. Pretty sur Zackery would know how to spell his own name.

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    2. Speaking of Zackary, nice tank job by him and Mbede yesterday...twice.

      Absolutely pathetic results.

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    3. He needs to stay 4.0, would get pummeled at 4.5.

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    4. zachary not tanking. He is just a better singles player than doubles.

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    5. Has anybody ever played doubles against Zackary. He has like a 30 mile an hour serve and h never comes to the net.

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    6. If he is not a good doubles player how in the heck is he undefeated in combo cities AND sectionals??

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    7. Who was his partner? Wasn't it the greatest mixed player on the planet and combo is a lot like mixed.

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    8. yes. he was a whopping 1-0 in combo last year. If you're talking about 2012 he did go 10-0 but all those matches were with Kelly so he was just standing there while Kelly played mixed

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    9. Kelly is used to playing mixed. This one is a hard sell.

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  42. Tony Le's gang put up a solid 0-5 effort today

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  43. Tony Le has run into a bad string of luck lately. His guys are giving full effort, ball just not bouncing their way.

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    1. That happens a lot when you aren't trying.

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  44. They are trying, they just aren't any good. What have they ever won? Believe me, they are not a threat to beat anyone decent.

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  45. Why don't you put your money where your mouth is anon. I'll play you anytime and lets see what happens when I'm trying.

    Arcaria

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  46. That is not me posting that above. Another piece of shit trying to stir it up.

    Arcaria

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  47. how about brookhaven vs rossouw. nice win from tridib. put him on bubble in both leagues. dallas should have winner plus wildcard with fw only winner advancing to sectionals most likely.

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    1. Tridib added a couple last minute Superchamps.

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    2. JCC added Kiron and a couple others too. JCC really took it to Fikes' team.

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    3. JCC is pretty tough.

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    4. Christopher Carrillo is easy DQ, he signed NLI with UTSA so 5.5 Rating, easy DQ if anyone protests
      http://tennisrecruiting.net/player/overview.asp?id=702381
      other youngester is non-issue

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  48. No surprise here but 3.5 tanker of the week goes to who else.................... Bob Bender! Nice 1-1 beatdown! Stop waisting everyones time!

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    1. Bender's got to be 70 now and this is no longer a 3.5 blog. Who cares

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  49. So many of you have no clue, all that talk about Somabut tanking and his team is losing on purpose and here they are at 3-0.

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    1. Oh yeah!!! Someone is clueless and it's YOU! Somabut's 4.5 team is 0-3 and has only won TWO lines.

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    2. Tony and Bob should have combined their 4.5 teams. They still wouldn't win a match

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  50. How do these guys continue to tank and nobody says anything? I guess they are no threat to anyone.

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    1. Which guys? Most aren't good enough to play at the next level and they still don't win at the lower level. There is a certain amount of irony to it. Most of the ones they mentin haven't done anything at any level.

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