Wednesday, October 1, 2014

News Flash! Tri-level Results Are In!

BREAKING: Hydrogen Leak in Elmira

For those of you who can’t make it out to watch tri-level this weekend, here are the results.  I think.  At least the color commentary is accurate.  In a shocker, Robinson advances to sectionals.  Bloggers note: thanks to a couple of friends of mine who provided invaluable personal insights on some of the 4.0s.  As for the 3.5s, if it wasn't on tennis link I just made it up.


Friday evening – 6:00 at Canyon Creek
Sisk versus DeFeo: a matchup of former team mates, and a closer competition than the final result suggests, went 3-0 to Sisk.  Vassberg pulls out a win with Kelly getting a slow start, evidently something about having an allergy to Canyon Creek; Wilson and Taylor’s time together in the spring was too much; and Sisk’s 3.5s successfully started down their path to an undefeated cities run.
Robinson versus Alzuro: in another shocker, Alzuro sits Vahdat so he’s rested.  The match is stopped 20 minutes in when both Spellman and Carlquist injure their opponents from the baseline with blistering forehands.   Somabut actually played this match so he could have an up close look at the carnage.
Bye for Minter: confident in their chances, Minter has the entire squad out to scout Friday night’s competition.

Saturday morning – 8:00 at Canyon Creek
Sisk versus Alzuro: this one started out looking like more trouble than expected with Alzuro blowing up Kelly with his 5.5 serve.  Adcock steadied the ship for the win and Kelly hit Alzuro up to play as his 8.0 mixed partner next spring.  Vahdat filed a protest against Kelly and Adcock because he thought this was 8.5 combo again.
DeFeo versus Minter: in another meeting of former team mates, DeFeo’s crew takes a decisive 2-1 win.  The 4.0 line was retired 90 minutes in at 4 games to 2 in the first set after DeFeo wrapped up the 4.5/3.5 lines.  Evidently with his short bench DeFeo was worried that his 4.0s would be exhausted by all of Welch’s lobbing.  Impressed by the match, Muniz signed Welch to his 8.0 mixed team.
Bye for Robinson: Bearden spent the morning icing his knee and having a beer.  Nothing wrong with that, I joined him. 

Saturday mid-day – noon at Canyon Creek
Sisk versus Robinson: the marquis match-up and likely the only match that matters.  These are the players you will be leaning on at sectionals.  Sisk has Kelly and likely Chavez, with several options at 4.0 and 3.5.  Is it Wilson/Taylor again or Zackary/Clark?  Does he go with Bender’s group of Fenter/Nguyen or Gardner’s group of Adams/Wah?  All had deep successful runs at sectionals and aren't afraid of the big lights.  Robinson is limited at the 4.5 line, but can roll out Carlquist/Johnson at 4.0.  They were a formidable team at 18s sectionals, as good as there are in Dallas, and Carlquist had a great run through 40s sectionals as well.  Gardner/ Nordlund/Bennie bring their own sectionals success to the table.  Will Gardner face off against his former players?  A 2-1 win for Sisk that was worth watching, most of the matches this weekend weren’t.  Somabut sat out injured.
Alzuro versus Minter: in the only upset of the weekend, Minter’s crew pulled out a 2-1 win.  Evidently Vahdat pulled out of the competition after being outclassed by his 4.0 partner Saturday morning.  That and someone finally told him that this actually wasn’t 8.5 combo.
Bye for DeFeo: the squad takes a mid-event break to have a luncheon mixer and introduce everyone to each other.

Sunday morning – 10:00 at Brookhaven
Robinson versus Minter: another sweep in the making, although watching Spellman try to hit it through Rajani and Bearden hopping around on one good knee was entertaining.   Somabut sat out injured.
DeFeo versus Alzuro: USTA Texas shows up to investigate after another player goes down to a blistering forehand, this time from DeFeo.  DTA also fines him for the damage to the back fence.  Alzuro was down to only five players to start this match.  Evidently no one realized they could walk away until Vadhat left.
Bye for Sisk: it’s off to Snuffer’s for an early team lunch but they don’t have a table big enough for everyone.

Sunday mid-day – noon at Brookhaven
Sisk versus Minter: it’s Garland versus Garland.  In what has now become a tri-level tradition, this match didn’t actually get played but the scores were turned in as 6-1, 6-1 for every line in case it came down to tiebreakers.  
Robinson versus DeFeo: this might be the most interesting match of the weekend.  If there were going to be another upset it might be here but Robinson’s boys proved to be too much.  Somabut sat out injured.
Bye for Alzuro: he spent his lunch break trying to get Sherri to let him add another 4.5 and replay all the matches.

Latest Update

In an interesting turn of events, the DTA awarded the sectionals birth to Robinson.  Something about not handing any more local champion towels to Kelly.  Austin quickly upheld this decision but I understand an appeal may be in the works.



123 comments:

  1. If I hear any more news about the appeal you will be the first to know!

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    1. Looks like Kelley getting another towel

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    2. In case you all haven't heard. ...sisk and co. went 12 and 0 this weekend. Only dropped 3 sets. DANG!!!! THATS STOUT!

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  2. Classic!!!!!! One of the funniest of all! Funny thing is you are right, DTA would rather have their teeth pulled than give Kelley another champion towel or umbrella. Funny stuff Murray!

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    1. Don't think they will have a choice. Nobody beats Sisk & Co It is the return of GTC dominance.

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    2. Does that mean we can get the often missed GTC Guy back? He was almost as endearing as the Mike Getz hater.

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    3. GTC dominance. That's interesting. How would you come to that conclusion? None of Sisk's tri-level players are actually on any of his spring teams. Several of his guys are on OTHER teams.

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  3. Sounds like Murray must work for the DTA. How else could he know.

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    1. Murray is way too clever to work for that group of buffoons.

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  4. I have to agree with anonymous, classic !
    I just pray the 5.5 serve shows up this weekend or I'll
    Be at sniffers all day!!!
    Rene'

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    1. I'm rooting for Rene. Worth the price of admission.

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    2. All hail Alzuro... Long live Alzuro!!!

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  5. Forget the serve, I can't even blog worth a crap...

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  6. I think we are giving Alzuro too much credit. Sisk should be crowned best captain move of year. In assembling 4.5 lines that lost to Kelley last two years he decided to ask him to play this year. Will it be enuff? Can the 4.0's hold up?

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    1. Pickett didn't field a team

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    2. Sisk hasn't cared in awhile. Now that he cares again, can he be stopped???

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  7. Yep, Kelly starts them out 1-0 in every match but I see an upset brewing at 4.0 and 3.5 somewhere.

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    1. Somabut's guys will take the 4.0 & 3.5 lines

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    2. Come on, Kingsley is the player that makes that line go.

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    3. Kelly and Kingsley are the reason Somabut decided to focus on 4.0 and 3.5

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  8. Only Thing I see brewing is beardens homemade beer

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  9. Wonder how Sisk will get 5 4.5 players eligible???

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  10. who is Murray Langston? He is keeping the blog alive.

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  11. We are all Murray Langston

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    1. I asked a lot of people and nobody seems to know for sure. One person said it was Klamecki and makes some sense since he came around right about the time he took the DTA job.

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    2. Interesting thought. Hmmmm.

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    3. Doesn't sound spiteful enough to be Klamface but maybe he mellowed after his DTA stint.

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  13. So who does big Sisk roll out at 6 tonight?? This matchups of 3.5's gonna be good

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    1. Sisk's 3.5s are his best locks all weeeknd

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    2. Pretty much unbeatable through sectionals. Must be nice to start 1-0.

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  14. Defeo 4.0 solid as well. Could be an upset brewing in the very first match.

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    1. More brewing, really? DeFeo's 4.0s are good but they're gonna have to play guys who beat them in practice all spring. Should be a walk.

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    2. Defeo is an outstanding 4.0 but he has to play 4.5.

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  15. Well, then they will have to win 3.5 and 4.5

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  16. They have a shot. Defeo and hill are tough. And if they can steal a 4.5 win anything can happen.

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    1. Vince is playing?

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    2. Kelly is not nearly as strong as his blog rep. Wonder why he chose not to play himself against Houston last year? He knows he would be exposed as the blog fraud he is.

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    3. Agreed, a national trilevel title and undefeated in Tri the last 3 years is not that great. Fraud!!

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    4. You are nowhere near as good as you think you are.

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    5. Agree w the Houston guy who posted at 6:59. He is scared of us and knows he will not win another national title. We haven't won a national title here in Houston but know we could if we wanted to.

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    6. No one says he sucks. We just believe he isn't as good as he tells us. Of course Federer in 2006 wasn't as good as he tells us either.

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  17. Id be more interested in watching Vadat play with one of those 4.0s

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  18. Why an 8.5 team, they have another 4.5 on roster

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  19. I am a 4.5 and had I of played w my spring partner we would have beaten Kelly and his partner tonight, easily

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  20. Vahdat will roll tomorrow like he did tonight

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    1. I knew Vahdat was a good singles player but he really showed it tonight.

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    2. If vahdat plays Kelly that will turn into a singles match and vahdat will win bec of his speed alone.

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    3. No doubt , vahdat best player at Tri level and will go undefeated

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  21. Depending on who vahdat draws tomorrow morning I think Alzuro team will get a 1-0 lead

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  22. It will be easy to figure out. Kelly/Adcock played tonight so it will be a combination of chavez/Kingsley/ vassberg

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    1. Sisk would play kelly every match, every line if he could

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  23. Alzuro is dickhead. Defaulting a line in tri-level when there are only 3 lines to be played? DTA should ban him from entering next year.

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  24. That's my captain.. Sniff.. Sniff... He is our rock. We play hard for him and he brought us an unbeatable 5.0 in vahdat. Alzuro is a superb leader.

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  25. Big match coming up. Who will Sisk roll out? Kelly just went three sets so you never know if he'll play or not. 4.0s and 3.5s will be interesting.

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    1. Sisk wins 2-1 if Kellye plays and loses 2-1 if he doesn't.

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  26. No way Kelley goes again, looked hurt and was barely moving this morning and he played last nite. Bad move to put him in as I think he was losing big when I left earlier. Vahdat a beast and most likely won that line. Kelly will use back issue as excuse for loss.

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    1. Why won't tennislink post scores????!!! I want to know if Andre stuck it to Kellye???

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    2. Playing with a 4.0 partner? Andre would be lucky to not her beat 2-2

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  27. Kelly is a big pussy. Regardless if he plays.

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  28. He is a good p***y though. If he won today that makes 24-0. Ooops, I meant to say he sux, my bad.

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  29. How did Sisk/Robinson match go?

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    1. Somabut played instead of Carlquist?

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  30. Kelly and his partner beat Andre and his partner is a 3rd set tie breaker.

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    1. Andre played with a 4.0

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    2. Damnit! Kellye keeps streak alive. Ugh!!!!!

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    3. Thanks for keeping us informed Mike. Please tell us if he will pussy out again when he plays someone good.

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    4. We will def let you know.

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  31. Maybe he will get beat tomorrow and cost Sisk sectional spot. I would love that!

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    1. It's over. He won't play.

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    2. Probably has a triathlon.

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  32. Sisk has already clinched.

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    1. told you GTC was back to dominance.

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    2. How can back to dominance be when they were never dominant.

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    3. Hilarious, none of those guys actually play at GTC or for Sisk

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  33. Haha did andre really play with 4.0s all weekend? Why

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    1. He couldn't play with self rates.

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  34. Silly Tri level rules. Playing at their current levels Vahdat and Kevin smith are a 9.5 team. Some of defeos guys played at a current 7.5 team. How could two guys whose rating currently at 5.0 and 4.5 play the 4.5 level?

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    1. You obviously didn't watch Smith lose to two mid-level 4.0s today

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    2. Alzuro comes in last and you are complaining?

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    3. Hey, Alzuro finished fourth. Vadhat's wins kept him out of the cellar.

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  35. We were 3 matches from finishing second.

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  36. Everyone picked us to finish last but we didn't. And we had the only player in Tri to win 3 matches. Who's ur daddy now biaaatch!!

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  37. We just needed one more solid player and we go from fourth to first or second.

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    1. A better plan would have been to drop a player

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  38. looking at the records, he wasn't the only one to win 3 matches. Looks like Bearden for Robinson won the three lines he played and one was at 4.5 and he is a 4.0. Why didn't they play him against Sisk? Looks like he and Carlquest would have been a better matchup there.

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  39. There should be a MOW poll with commentary for 5.0 Village/Tbar.

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    1. Post your analysis here

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    2. if Rafa plays for T Bar they start up 1-0. If he doens't and Loren plays for Village, they will be up 1-0. I actually think a few of the Village guys are not at their A game right now so I give T Bar the edge in doubles. But of course they both have huge rosters so a lot will have to do with what players actually go on court. If it's top 5 vs. Top 5, I take T Bar 3-0.

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    3. Rafa isn't available. We are stuck with Murray.

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  40. Tbar will win easily

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  41. Will the be a wildcard for trilevel? We deserve it bec we had to play w a smaller roster.

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    1. There is a wild card but Sisk is splitting his team in half and taking both spots.

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  42. Anyone care about dallas teams in mixed sectionals?

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    1. Mike


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    2. Obviously you care. Go ahead and stroke your ego and let us know how you are doing.

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    3. No shit. No one cares but someone in it so go ahead and tell us. Mixed is for pussies. So tell us about it pussy.

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  43. No one cares about mixed period not even in the professional world

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  44. Todd reed and tosha care ... Lol

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  45. Those that suck at it don't care

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    1. corey you should appeal to 4.5 .. Looks like 5.0 maybe out of your game

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    2. I don't disagree but me appealing would put the blog in a frenzy.

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    3. Appeal to 4.5? Nobody would be upset. Appeal to 4.0 and you would catch hell.

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  46. Nah you should give it a try

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    1. Probably won't have to after the season ends.

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  47. Corey is a stand up guy, never manages scores or tanks matches. Stop hating on him and get a life of your own!

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  48. First anonymous backup ever. Thanks.

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    1. You guys need to decide. If you want to bitch about guys moving down you shouldn't really bitch at at guy who wants to stay up. Regardless of where he fits at that level.

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  49. Dallas won 7.0 mixed.

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    1. You simply cannot imagine the immensity of the crap I do not give.

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    2. 9.0 won too. Wonder which roster you are on? Giid job and hope that we'll needed pat on the back helps your ego. Best of luck at nationals. When is it?

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    3. Don't know the difference between we'll and well?

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  50. All eyes are on the Dallas 7.0 mixed team as they make a national championship run!

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  51. How about 3.0 men. THey just won nationals. Led by Keith Clark?// Is that the same Keith Clark that runs 3.5 and 4.0 ? Looks like he went to PF Changs during Chinese new year to recruit.

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    1. That's like Pimp of the year but pimping out 13 year olds on the street, having guys like that playing 3.0. What some people do to get a trophy.

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    2. Yep, the victory party is being held this week at a Pho resturant in Richardson.

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    3. USTA should ban that 3.0 team and capt Clark for cheating the way they did. Shame on you USTA. I heard clark was recently asked Roddick to play on the 3.5 team next year as they need a good singles guy to play line 2 singles and maybe play line 3 doubles.

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  52. Combo sectionals this weekend. GTC dominance will continue!

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  53. Still don't care...

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