Monday, October 20, 2014

Nationals Season, Combo Finished and Fall Season in the Home Stretch


We are in late October and there is a lot of Dallas tennis things going on.  The least interesting is actually the fall season. 

Nationals Season

First and probably least important to Dallas this year is it is Nationals Season.  I see where the Dallas arch-enemy Jason Freeman's 4.0 team lost 3-2 in the National finals.  Somebody astutely said that you can't get swept in singles and win.  Although, if you get swept in doubles, I guarantee you won't win either.  Looking through the results, it appears he left his best singles player in Houston or at least he couldn't bribe the toddler with enough candy.  On a serious note, I know Freeman has to feel down but National Runner Up is a tremendous year.  That crew deserves a major congratulations.

A week prior, Keith Clark's Hong Kong recruited 3.0 team did win nationals.  I give a congratulations to him.  The party will be held at Lover's Egg Roll if anyone wants to attend.  It appears he rode some great singles to a championship.

Next up is 3.5 this weekend.  Steven Nguyen is sending his team to Tucson to see if Texas can continue their impressive start to Nationals Season.  Good luck and bring Dallas and Texas another title.

Also, this week is 4.5.  We have no Dallas team and shockingly it is not a Houston team.  We have Amarillo.  I think Texas has a good chance to bring this home.  This team has some straight up ringers.  If they get their top guys out to Indian Wells, they will be a tough out for anybody.

Our own Oscar Flores sent a team out to Open Nationals.  They acquitted themselves well but didn't win.  Austin also sent a team and won Nationals.  My favorite is they had Ryan Harrison on the roster.  Ryan has been disappointed this season as he couldn't crack the starting lineup.  John Nallon got a doubles win over Alex Bogomolov.  Nice win over a former top 50.

 Combo Sectionals

Combo is possibly the second least cared about event in tennis.  I think it may be slightly better than the fall season and slightly below mixed.  Regardless, the sectionals event was this weekend and Dallas had three teams competing.

Sisk's all-star unbeatable GTC team played in 8.5.  After winning a routine match over San Angelo he ran into the always mighty juggernaut... Wichita Falls .  Yes, you read that right; the almighty Combo roster loses two 3rd set breakers to eventual champions Wichita Falls.  I hate to add insult to injury but the might one whose name cannot be mentioned, did go undefeated.  The unnamed one has to be a bit disappointed as there is a rumor that combo sectionals results will be included in ratings too.  I do think this crew can take a moral victory knowing that Wichita Falls did win this event and they were one tiebreaker away from beating them.  I've always wondered who took Combo serious and I guess the answer is Wichita Falls.  I didn't even know they were a CTA.

At 7.5, Edward L. Gardner and  George Cheng sent teams.  Cheng's team lost to flight winner and event runner up usually mighty Houston.  Yet, Houston falls to the new sheriff in town, Edward L. Gardner.  Gardner's team defeats Houston 2-1.  This is a good sign for Sisk as a number of Gardner's 3.5s players are on Big John's tri-level team.  Congratulations to Gardner.

Fall Season

This is probably the most important thing going for Dallas but has to be the least interesting.  The best players are often not trying.    At least the wannabes get a chance to make the playoffs.

4.5

Flight A:  Nothing has changed as Greenhill/Rossouw and Lakes/Way are both undefeated and waiting for 11/1 to determine who wins and who is runner up.  Neither should cafe much as both will be in the playoffs.  While others are nt mathematically eliminated, they are just dreaming.

Flight B: This is a three way race.  BH/Harllee, GH/Rossouw2 and OC/Herget.  Herget and Harllee were suppose to play yesterday but I don't know the results and they are not posted.  If BH won, then it is pretty much over for OC.  I started the season thinking it would be GH and BH and still think so,

Flight C: JCC/Reiman needs to win one line against Huffhines/Bogle to win the flight.  There is a logjam with Village, Huffhines/Bogle and Greenhill/Tucker for runnerup.  All three have 2 losses and won the same number of lines.  Bogle has to play JCC and that is a tall task.  I think this eliminates them.  GH plays Aud's team.  I think they probably winbut it will of the 3-2 variety.  The Village gets BH/Bartlett.  This is BH's weakest 4.5 team so I suspect a 4-1 or even a 5-0.  I think Village advances on tiebreakers.

4.0

Flight A: There is a huge logjam in this flight.  Nobody is undefeated.  There are so many teams s close and a number of matches unreported so I will stick with CC winning the flight and somebody will be runnerup.

Flight B:  This is a 3 team race.  GTC/Sisk abd BH/Bartlett are undefeated but Fretz/Noel is lurking with 1 loss to GTC.  I think the runnerup slot will go to Fretz/Noel when they knock off BH.

Flight C: Huffhines/Ratcliffe is running away with this.  McKinney/Peterson has 1 loss to Ratcliffe.  Everyone else looks pretty mediocre to down right bad.  I will go with Huffhines and McKinney.

Flight D: This flight has four teams with 1 loss.  I will update when they start playing each other.  This flight appears to be as bad as first thought.  At least some usual also rans will get to experience some playoffs.


61 comments:

  1. Women 4.0 won nationals.

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    1. Were any hot?

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    2. If so, they don't play mixed.

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  2. helps that WF has two major sandbaggers in Stegner who played at Midwestern St and Prigmore who played at OU as 4.5, much like Kyle Davidson somehow is a 4.5 even though playing #1 at Midwestern State.
    4.5 has become a joke playing these cheaters, lest we forget Houston 4.0 and their former A&M player

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    1. I thought Kelly was on your roster. If you have him on your roster, you automatically win.

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    2. Dallas lost two third set tie breakers so I don't think you'll hear this team complaining. WF played well but it could have gone either way.

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    3. He was on the roster and won both matches and defeated the player from
      OU, easily

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    4. Kelly on ur roster is an automatic win at one line. He can't play all 3. He went undefeated and took down the collegiate player .... And he did so w an injured partners. Like him or not all Kelley does is win.

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    5. Maybe the college guys were tanking?

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    6. As the man said, could have gone either way.
      Those who live in glass houses shouldn't...(throw around the s... word)

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  3. Hey! A little 3.5 love. Gooduck to the 18s and 40s headed to nationals.

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    1. they don't have a chance...

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  4. Might as well change your pick for 4.0/A.....CC not showing up every week, will be fortunate to get 2nd in the flight at this point.

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    1. We'll see. CC is still the mighty CC and will be just fine.

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  5. So what if Kelley went undefeated, his team lost so he made no difference whatsoever. They still lose two matches if he doesn't even show up.

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    1. WF had 2 illegal self rates. This loss is in Sisk. A good captain catches that.

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    2. If he doesn't show up they lose three matches

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    3. Doesn't matter, what good does his win do?? They still lost two matches so he could have stayed home. Having him on the roster made absolutely no impact even by him winning all his. Quit trying to be a homer. HE MADE NO DIFFERENCE!

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    4. Wait, didn't one of the "illegal" self-rates lose and the other squeak by in a 3rd set tie-break? So every team is "illegal"?

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    5. Out of level? Sure but not illegal. Still, Sisk missing that is an embarrassment.

      I bet his players are pissed.

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    6. Wichita Falls went undefeated all week long so suck it Dallas!!!! Your 50 year old lucked out Saturday against us. We could play 100 times and would win that match 99. Kelley totally got lucky in that match. Otherwise, we beat them
      3-0!!!

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    7. Kelly acted like a total jackass. He couldn't outplay us so he resorted to petulant behavior.

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    8. The Dallas wives/women on the sideline were the worst behaved. I felt bad for the little kids in earshot.

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  6. Why on earth does the TTA continue to let players continue to play 4,5 whose background are division one schools??? Worse than that why waste their time w Texas combo???

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    1. A captain has to file a complaint so Sisk or Kingsley one needs to shoot an email off to Todd Reed

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    2. Don't forget about Altman. He played D1 for Baylor.

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    3. 3 illegal players and an experienced captain like Sisk and an experienced player like Kingsley missed that?

      It is the captain's job to research and scout. It isn't like they are playing captains.

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  7. Why no 5.0 talk .. Three way tie for first lol

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  8. What did everyone think about the 2nd to last episode of Boardwalk Empire? I did not see that coming, that's all I have to say.

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    1. Just when I thought Dallas Blog was the absolute blog of losers, we have a couch potato. I think there is a blog for that too.

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  9. OU, Baylor and Midwestern State, that's a pretty good 4.5 lineup

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    1. Yeah, OU and Baylor both ranked in the top 5 in Div I and Midwestern State in the top 20 at Div II.

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    2. Does prove Kelly is the big ass cheater everyone says.

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    3. Kelly's partner carried him

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    4. That's what his partner told me.

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    5. How can Kelley be the big ass cheater when Wichita falls had D1 self rates playing 4.5? I don't like him but can't see how he did anything wrong this time.

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    6. This isn't calculus.

      If Kelly can beat a former D1 player who is clearly playing out of level as it is, then what does that say about him?

      Granted, this was combo, or whatever the hell it is. And there are two 4.0's on the court too. So there's a nice twist to it, and maybe he played it like it was a mixed match (meaning the 4.0 male was the girl on the other side).

      Who knows.

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  10. Hey we won this weekend why isn't our picture posted here?

    Teterud

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    1. Which 4.0 was his partner?

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    2. Looks like Murray acknowledged you guys. Give it a rest Pat.

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    3. Yes, Women's 4.0 nationals was mentioned above, congrats.

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    4. I would expect our pic to be posted on next blog. Our 7.5 team was the bomb.

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    5. Hey Teterud, why aren't you on that 3.5 nationals team?

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    6. Wouldn't 3.0 be a better question?

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  11. 4.0 MOW is a clash of two undefeated teams. GTC and Brookhaven square off. Bartlett get GTC and Noel's crew in back to back weeks so he has two elimination matches.

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  12. I see Rossouw's best buddy Scott Baker got beat 1&0. He used to be good and now he is working his way back to 4.0. Hmmmm?

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    1. His results won't send him to 5.0 so he must be trying to get to 4.0 He'd be a tough 4.0

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  13. My game might improve if the GOP wins in November. It's been pretty crappy this last 6 years.

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  15. looks like Nguyen's 3.5 team is out of it. Won't make it out of their flight.

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  16. Amarillo's 4.5s won their flight at nationals

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  17. Of course we did.

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    1. How'd you do in the semis?

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    2. We lost. How did you do in the semis?

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  18. Congrats to Dallas 4.5 Women. 2nd in Nationals. Awesome job

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  19. Nguyen's 3.5 guys were close. Went 3-1 in their flight. Only loss was to eventual champions NoCal. Nice work guys.

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  20. Paul To & steve Nguyen got beat? I thought they were unbeatable. That was the line the counted. ouch

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  21. Just glad to see NorCal beat Caribbean. Swept them in dubs. Always nice to see Caribbean lose.

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  22. Tanker of the week, Bob Bender! He is now 0-3 in 3.0 tennis. What is he trying to do get to 2.5? Tim Newman is 4.0 tanker of the week, playing on one of the biggest cheaters team (K. Clark) no surpise here.

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