Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Fall Mid-Season Review and Mixed Sectionals


Fall Mid-Season Contenders

Not a lot has been resolved in 4.5 to this point in the season.  It still looks like some of the biggest matches will be at the end.  The key for now is to not stumble before the big one so you maintain a little breathing room for playoff qualifications. 

Flight A – Greenhill Red/Rossouw and Lakes/Way have distanced themselves from the crowd and are just waiting for their season end match up.
Flight B – Three horse race with Greenhill Blue/Rossouw, Brookhaven/Harllee and Oak Creek/Loose-Herget in the running.  It will be Greenhill and Brookhaven in the playoffs with the seeding determined when they play the last week of the season.
Flight C – This flight has been a bit of a mystery.  Village/Warren starts out 1-2, then beats previously undefeated JCC/Reiman.  If Greenhill/Tucker can get past Huffines and Collin College they can squeeze Village out of the playoffs.  JCC will rebound and still win this flight.

It looks like the 4.0 flights took an opportunity to bunch up a little closer before we start the second half of the fall with a couple of previously undefeated teams falling.  Should make for some interesting finishing runs.
Flight A – One loss Brookhaven/Tarangioli got a close win over previously undefeated Canyon Creek/McHugh  leaving the two of them and McKinney/Parish all with one loss.  I still like Canyon Creek and Brookhaven to advance. 
Flight B – Probably the best flight with Garland/Sisk, Brookhaven/Bartlett and Fretz/Noel all still undefeated.  This flight had the MOW but the Garland v Fretz scores haven’t posted yet.  All three have good top 8 lineups but I’d say Fretz lacks quality depth so I’m going with the other two to advance.
Flight C – Huffines remains undefeated with McKinney and Stonebriar still in hot pursuit.  Huffines has already beaten McKinney so they have a little cushion to work with.  I like Huffines and McKinney to advance.

Flight D – Previously undefeated Fretz/Jayaram lost.  Huffines/McIntosh remains undefeated.  There are two other one loss teams but I still like these two to advance.


Mixed Sectionals

Congrats to the 9.0 and 7.0 teams out of Dallas that won sectionals last weekend.  This has been a good year for Dallas mixed with 9.0 and 7.0 teams having won 18s and 40s.  We may have come up a little short in 8.0 this year but I have a feeling we might be a little better next year.  Goswami/Brookhaven had a tight 2-1 win over Houston in the finals, with Christian/Ware taking a third set tie breaker for the deciding win.  McKinney/Muniz took the 7.0 level with the team of Salinas/Botero also taking a third set tie breaker for the 2-1 win.  Good luck to both at nationals.

62 comments:

  1. Can't believe Dallas has been reduced to a Mixed City. Have we really fallen this far? What if Houston/San Antonio/Austin decide to take mixed serious? We will get completely shut out.

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    1. Get your spring team number and take them to Nationals. At 4.0/4.5/5.0 it's not that easy.

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  2. Get your spring team number and take them t Sectionals. At 4.0/4.5/5.0 it's not that easy.

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  3. Where's the men's 3.5 review?

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    1. I realize this has been a recurring question but I don't really know any of the 3.5s so it's difficult to provide any analysis or meaningful insights. I'm passable at 9.0 and 8.0 mixed only because I know a lot of the guys. I have had a couple of very helpful 4.0 volunteers soayje someone will educate me on 3.5 one day.

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    2. I volunteer to help review the 3.5 men. Should have a completed review to you by the end of the week.

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  4. Houston/San Antonio/Austin did try at mixed. They got beat. Dallas ladies are better. The men are close. The main difference is the other city's put together super teams. We have 3 or 4 solid teams instead of 1 bad ass team. We have to many ego's to put together a super team.

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    1. That's funny. The two best Houston teams can't stand each other, would never join together, and still beat us.

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  5. Not true, the national break up rule is the biggest hurdle. Alan has put Dallas on the mixed map in recent years but USTA got together and wanted to give other teams a chance. Rumor is there will be no more bringing back only 3 people from a national team.

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    1. We're talking about men's tennis

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    2. Rumor? The new rule has been out for a while. Could just read it

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    3. Why are we talking about Alan. Muniz and Goswami won. Alan won nothing this year.

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    4. Thanks for your input Reuben. Also, if you've ever been called a tanker on here, it was Reuben doing it

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    5. It is spelled Rueben. This is my first comment on this thread. I will admit to previously commenting on self-rates, but not tankers. Not sure why the previous posted wants to comment on me.
      - Rueben

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    6. Spell my name, spell my name. Isn't thar a Beyoncé song? No wonder he captains mixed.

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    7. Put Beyonce on the court and I will play mixed.

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    8. I'm just saying, if your going to talk about me, get my name right.

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    9. "I don't know your name, but you know mine!" -Dez

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  6. Huge matchup this week in 4.5 Rissouw VS Sisk. Can't wait to see fireworks for that!!!

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  7. Houston will dominate us every year. Too many chiefs and not enuff Indians. Our 3.0's can beat theirs though

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  8. Watch for Sisk 4.5 team. They've been flying under the radar waiting for just this moment.

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  9. Sisk is toast, his 4.5 boys are weak.

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  10. SIsk 4.5 teams are not very good

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    1. His combo team isn't bad though

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  11. That's a laugh. Rueben has told me he posts negatively about team mates because he's mad at them and thinks it's funnny. Can dish it out but can't take it.

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    1. Maybe that's why he has so much trouble finding teams to play on?

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    2. I can take it just fine, if it is true. Not sure what teammate I would have an issue with? The teams I have played on have been relatively successful. Why would I be mad at a teammate?
      I have played on many good teams the past two years. I haven't had trouble finding teams to play on.
      - Rueben

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    3. Sorry but too many people knoe the truth at this point

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  12. Let's hear from anyone but the bitter anon and Rueben. I have never had an issue with Rueben over the many years he was captain at Stonebridge.

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    1. I don't really know him but I have been warned about him. Seemed like a nice guy when I met him though.

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    2. Rueben is a pretty good guy. Any guesses who the bitter anon could be?

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    3. He does think it's funny to piss people off. Could be a lot of people.

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    4. Bitter anon, again? My guess is it someone who got beat and can't stand it.

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    5. That would be a short list

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    6. "I don't know your name, but you know mine!" -Dez

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    7. My guess would be whoever came in second at cities. Probably thinks their team should be going to nats.

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    8. It's mixed. No one cares.

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    9. Exactly. Get over it and move on. Seems like a petty loser.
      I wish good luck to any Dallas team that makes it nationals.

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  13. GTC will be back in 2015. Get ready!

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    1. Nope, GTC is done, all their players are fleeing to mixed teams. And I heard the city counsel is considering bull dozing the place to make way for a new Fiesta Mart Supermarket. You can't stop progress.

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    2. That's Supermercado to you

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  14. Kelly is playing combo sectionals this weekend. Any over under wagers on how many losses he has?

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    1. I see Sisk only has two flight play matches. Can they even play everybody?

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    2. Austin couldn't afford all the T shirts so they had to cut one match

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    3. My wager is he goes undefeated if they need his wins, loses if they don't.

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  15. Houston swept doubles to win their first match at 4.0 nationals 3-2

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    1. Swept Hawaii. Should advance to semis.

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    2. In semis but singles look shaky

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    3. Both singles lost and the team lost 3-2 to SiCal. Still a great run.

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    4. Can't rely on sweeping doubles.

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  16. TL shoes Sisk and Co lost to Wichita Falls. Didn't see that coming.

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  17. Great!! I just hope Kelly lost his matches. To have Sisk team AND Kelly lose would be awesome!

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    1. He lost the one that mattered

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  18. Sisk still can't get that title. Lol

    Btw, why did the Swction have a flight of 3 teams (2matches) and then a flight of 6 teams (5 matches). Why so lopsided? Makes no sense.

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  19. Sweet!!! I knew Wichita falls was solid. Just proves he can't carry a 4.0. Who beat him?

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  20. Not sure, scores aren't posted. WF had some unbeatable team that prolly who it was.

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  21. Freeman's 4.0 team finished second at nationals. Great year.

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  22. Ed Gardner team won 7.5 combo sectionals. Congrats, beat Houston in the final.
    Let's move ahead the next few posts...
    1) Combo sore loser sarcastically thanks Ed for posting this comment
    2) Ed says it wasn't me, I was in Austin
    3) Sore loser make a few consecutive posts acting as different people and says Ed has ringers from High Point, Ed didn't play when it mattered, Ed shouldn't have won Dallas...
    4) Ed says thanks for the attention, I'm having a few beers and celebrating with my team and signing our banner - how's your day going...
    ---end of string of posts----

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    1. No one will accuse you of having ringers. Looks like a good team effort.

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    2. You forgot, no one cares about 7.5

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  23. Seriously i think the board is only interesting with 4.5 or 5.0 talk the rest is begginers bickering

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