Sunday, July 13, 2014

The Biggest Loser Winners are...







Here are the before and after pictures of the winners.  All of the hard work paid off and now they get to prove themselves in city playoffs with a chance to make it to sectionals. 

At 4.5, Lakes/Way took out Brookhave/Goswami in flight play.  Tridib was missing some players Friday night and even had to default a line.  Ron Way always has a good team but so often comes up just a little short.  He has enough to be formidable next week.  His guys had a pretty easy time with Brookhaven/Harllee.  The Fankhouser v. Loesberg line 1 match didn't feel like a 4.5 line 1 but it counts as one line.

Reiman is still the favorite but so many of his players are on Pickett's Fort Worth team and many played in the playoffs.  I think Reiman still wins.  It will come down to which players are available.  Ask Tridib... 

At 4.0:

Apparently, there are two flights with both going to cities in 4.0.  I did not know that as I was waiting for the finals to get posted.  I have never seen that.

Red Flight had Oak Creek/Rich winning.  Most believe this was the easier flight.  On the previous thread it was asked how well they would do in the blue flight and someone commented 0-3.  I can't say I know much about the flight but that may be true.  Regardless, they are in city playoffs.

Blue Flight was the most talked about and Canyon Creek went through the very difficult flight.  They beat three teams that are full of players that have been to cities/sectionals at their level.  I thought they were due as they have been close. 

My very early pick for 4.0 champion is Somabut but that might change when the final schedules are released.


64 comments:

  1. Lakes has solid doubles but Le and possibly Welwood have to get involved in singles for them to have a chance next weekend.

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  2. The lakes won? Wow, who is good on their team?

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    1. Oberg, Pollock, Le, Richardson. They have some good players.

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  3. Who knows who Reiman has available? His best win easily but many of them are Pickett's.

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  4. I am a 4.0 but I pick whoever Kellye play for bec u just have to win 2 of the other 4 lines.

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    1. He is not even playing right now u idiot!

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  5. How will the DTA seed Cities? 1-4-6 2-3-5 1-4-5 2-3-6?? Any good guesses?

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    1. Probably put the best teams in one flight and the mediocre ones in the other flight.

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    2. Looks like they aren't playing the event. They wanted the schedule out today. EPIC FAIL. We've come to expect that from the DTA

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  6. Midseason ratings should be out any day.

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  7. They'll be out tomorrow ...

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  8. So as far as 4.0 seeding, is it 1. Somabut, 2. Clark, 3. Village, 4.Brookhaven, 5. CC, 6. Oak Creek ?

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    1. Blue-High Point, Brookhaven, CC
      Red-Fretz, Village, Oak Creek
      Fretz d. HP in the finals

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  9. Looks like a cool front is coming in this week. It might be all of 90 this weekend.

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    1. I think Kelly requested that for his FW matches

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  10. Speaking of Clark, saw him roaming around the 4.0 QT's over the weekend, not sure if he was doing more scouting or more recruiting. Anyhow, my pick for this weekend now that we are out is def Somabut.

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    1. I was out supporting my friends from GTC. Evidently I didn't help them much. I pick Somabut too.
      Keith Clark

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  11. Scouting?? Nobody could help Clarks team from qualifying tournament. Lol

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    1. Different type of scouting......who's playing what lineup against what opponent, what shots are effective against which players, etc......Clark's superior tennis brain is doing all the math and then he works it all into sign language that Zachary and crew can comprehend.

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  12. Huff has a Fort Worth major zone mixed doubles match at 5pm on Friday? Hope Canyon Creek doesn't get the 6pm Friday match.

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    1. I thought Joel was swearing off mixed for a while?

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    2. I expect to see a withdrawal from the Ft Worth tourney shortly

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    3. Zachary playing ftw as well. Why do they always have a major zone the same weekend?

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    4. Fort Worth holds their major zone the same weekend as Dallas city playoffs every year. Its so FW players have a better chance of winning something.

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  13. There are several people playing in the FW major zone that could have been at cities and some that are playing at cities. Wonder how that works?

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  14. Really curious to see how Rossouw handles his lineups at cities. And whether he can actually keep from playing himself. A lot of near misses through the years but not making sectionals at all would be a big disappointment.

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  15. Are schedules out for city playoffs?

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  16. Why does eveybody keep picking Somabut when Clark clearly has the better team if you break it down man to man.

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    1. Vinh tran is the best player in the league.

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    2. So one guy makes the team unbeatable?

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  17. Has anyone seen the ft worth mixed draw. VERY interesting team in 4.5 that will be a scary opponent. Kelly is playing w a 3.5 and on a collision course w Vince Kingsley ( his doubles partner in men's) and Lynn Pham. That my friends will be worth the price of admission. If an 8.0 team wins a round in effectively 9.0 that would be something.

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    1. Anyone have a guess as to who wins that match? Kelly took apart Drew Casper ( very, very solid player) yesterday in ft worth mixed match and is basically owning the ft worth league as well. Kelly also dismantled Shawn Wooley and a solid female partner.

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  18. If he is playing two events in the heat he will be ineffective. No way he carries Vince and a 3.5 thru a tourney. A 5.5 couldn't do that.

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    1. Could be interesting. Lynn is no average 4.5 girl. She definitely volleys better than Vince.

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    2. Returns better too.

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  19. Exactly. No way does Kelly and a 3.5 beat Vince and a 4.5. Now if Kelly was playing w a solid 4.5 that match lasts about 30 minutes.... But he is not quick enuff to cover for a person two levels lower than the female counterpart.

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  20. Kelley an idiot! Who does he think he is playing 4.5 w a 3.5? He should have been barred from entering. At least he should have only been allowed to enter w a 4.0. If I was their opponent in first round and paid $74 to play an 8.0 team I would ask for money back.

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    1. Phy did it in 08. Made it to the finals before losing 6-4 in the 3rd. We'll see how Kelly stacks up.

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    2. Looking at this objectively bec Kelley would not be on my Xmas list.. But in my opinion Kelly is the best 4.5 mixed player in the united states. If anyone can do it he can. Agree w above poster, him and a 4.5 walk thru the tourney. Him and a 3.5 will be very interesting.

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  21. Some tourney rules state you can only be a half level lower to enter a doubles tourney that is a levels tourney. For instance if playing in a 4.5 tourney a player must be a 4,0 at least. Either way I don't think his opponents in first round know what they are in for. On paper they should win but playing Kelley fresh will be no cakewalk .

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  22. what good players are in the Ft. Worth major zone that would play in cities?

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    1. Why is there no schedule. I thought the point of the double default threat was to make sure we got schedules today .

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  23. Ballsy move to play w 3.5. Give him credit.

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    1. Would you quit giving him a virtual blow job and go ahead and give a real one. Let us know if his dick tastes like shit.

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  24. Alan or Pickett can tell you what it tastes like if you really want to know.

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  25. Classy bloggers. Dallas fails miserably in blogging as well as winning. Gee, wonder why.

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  26. No doubly. No wonder we are looked at as a joke. Classless and jealous.

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  27. What is going on with the schedules?

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    1. If the DTA hasn't sent it you, they are trying to keep you from playing.

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  28. Can Kelly pull a double and win 4.5 men's and 4.5 mixed in FW?

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  29. Ratings out today?

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  30. Dont think he can. He plays at such an energetic level that he will be gassed. Both his partners would need to be stronger to do so. Gets to finals of mixed and semis in men's and after 6 matches in two days the tank runs out.

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  31. Ratings are out! There are some unbelievable results!

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  32. http://:.tennislink.texas.rating.screwjob.org

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    1. That link didn't work. Interesting that it has "screwjob" in it. Wait, are you being funny?

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    2. Can't believe Kelly is 4.0. Wow!!!

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  33. Nope. That is the linked I hacked into that shows what the DTA wants you to be. Not official but what they pushed for. Interestingly all their "peeps" moved down a level and any threats to them moved up.

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  34. Screwjob link had him as 5.5. Appellate court moved him to 5.0. His national appeal got him to 4.5 and his TLR is 4.0. Pick one.

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  35. It's official, Le's a 4.0:
    http://assets.usta.com/assets/642/15/2014_Early_NTRP_Ranking_Report_men.pdf

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  36. Congrats Tony. It takes serious dedication to go up and down every other season. Give the man some credit.

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  37. this has some messed up ratings.

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