Well, another week is in the books and Mother's Day is over. Why do we play on Mother's Day Weekend?
Not much happened this week other than everybody's favorite player had his matches DQ'd. Contrary to the hopefuls, he was not made a 5.0. The USTA modified the Move Up/Split Up rule and you can only have 3 Nationals players combine. You can have more than three if an entire team moves up. Kelly was the fourth with 3 bump-ups from a 40s league. Until this week, I was unaware of that rule change. It is a really stupid rule but it is what it is and "He that shall not be named" is without a team.
In other blog comment blabber, the Tony Le tank machine is suppose to be in full force. When I look at the results, I am not seeing the over the top tanking that the comment folks are seeing. Other than Tony getting blasted while playing with a 4.0, nothing looks overly suspicious.
Now for what really matters. I prefer to talk about teams that are actually contending. It is hard for me to get too much energy for teams that have zero chance of making the playoffs.
In Flight A, JCC is undefeated and Michael has amassed a very good team. His additions of Kiron, Molina, Cambron and Williams are going to make them tough to beat. They took out TBar 5-0. That is a beatdown and I thought TBar would win this flight. With the exception of Oak Creek, they don't have much left between now and the playoffs.
Flight B had Rossouw losing to Oak Creek/Sands. That Sands lineup was not comprised of killers. It was a solid lineup but the right 8 should have been able to beat them. Brookhaven is still undefeated but the question of the former Superchamp that committed to college has to be a concern. Is he clean and cleared to play or is he a DQ waiting to happen? If he is cleared, BH is on their way to the playoffs. If he is not, it is concerning because that 3-2 win over Rossouw turns.
Flight C has 5 team sitting with 3-1 records. I still think it is Brookhaven's to win but every week that you aren't playing wither Sisk or Le, you have a tough match on your hand.
Hopefully I will have more motivation either next week or later this week.