Thursday, January 8, 2015

Let's Get The Old Guys Out In The Cold Already

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Just when I thought tanking discussions were reserved for the fall.  Oh, well, let’s see if we can jump start a little discussion about the actual season.  Of course Sunday is the Cowboys – Packers game and it’s currently showing a 60% chance of rain and 40 for a high here in Dallas.  Not quite the Ice Bowl but rough conditions for tennis.

4.5 MOW – Flight A doesn’t look to have a big match this week.  I’d expect the favorites to roll.  Flight B has Greenhill/Rossouw versus JCC/Reiman (again).  Do these teams ever get tired of playing each other?  With the small number of teams in the 4.5 flights and about six teams who can really compete for the playoffs, expect some level of fireworks every week.  Not much of an opportunity to take a week off for most of these guys, particularly in flight B.

4.0 MOW – Flight A would be McKinney/Peterson-Frick versus Brookhaven/Taragioli: it’s a little early to be a ‘lose and you’re out match’ but these two teams have a shot at the playoffs and one will be 0-1 on Monday.  Flight B has two similar matches:  Brookhaven/Bartlett versus Springpark/Walters and McKinney/Jacobson versus Canyon Creek/Patterson.  Don’t take anyone of these four lightly because somebody from this bunch will be in the playoffs, maybe two.

OK, fine…for 3.5 watch Canyon Creek/Gable versus JCC/Mellman.  Not my picks to win but either could contending with some good fortune.

Finally, a quick peak at 8.0 mixed since it seems like that’s going to be where most of the comments come from.  Springpark started with a win over Greenhill/Murphy in a pretty convincing fashion.  Not much else to discus since Canyon Creek and Greenhill/Moseley still haven’t reported, or maybe finished, yet.  For this weekend, Canyon Creek and Brookhaven play the two Greenhill teams.  Neither Greenhill team is bad but comparatively, those are the matches you’re going to have to play your B team so watch out for an upset if that happens.  The excitement doesn’t really start until January 18 when Springpark and Canyon Creek collide for one of two matches.

And if you didn’t have a chance to get out to the Cotton Bowl for any of the Open matches, Arjun Kadhe (#2 seed) from Okie State defeated Will Stein (#1 seed) from Frog Worth in the final.  The two paired to win the Open doubles as well from the #1 seed position.  There were no seeded players in the 4.5 or 4.0 singles finals.


31 comments:

  1. Let's Go COWBOYS!!!!!!

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  2. Bad weather, Cowboys playing!!! Could see some serious upsets

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  3. Watched Teterud play, how many people tanked against him to get him to 4.5?

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  4. Dallas goes down and no tennis today so I had to watch

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  5. Cowboys got screwed

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  6. Who is the guy who played with Muniz? The guy was trying to hit every ball as hard as he could.

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  7. Here's something fun:

    Lata Assudani - played D1 tennis at Sam Houston State, was once ranked in the top 1500 on the WTA tour. As of October 2014, was a 5.5 (as she should be) and went 5-0 without dropping more than 3 games in any set. She is somehow now a 4.5.

    Explain this. Anyone. Unbelievable. She wasn't tanking, so it's not her fault. But how does this happen?

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    1. The NTRP calculation process obviously has some flaws. There's no transparency behind the process though, so no way to differentiate between poor rules, improper execution (bugs) or a USTA employee changing a rating from it's calculated value because they think it's the "right thing to do".

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    2. How the hell is that possible? She beat others who are still 5.0.

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  8. Another fun one (the Bent Tree tourney was very entertaining this past weekend):

    Carlos Aguilar: http://tennislink.usta.com/Leagues/Main/StatsAndStandings.aspx?t=T-0&par1=Dt1EhWXB%2fEyikSoECK89Vg%3d%3d&e=1#&&s=8||0||11689925++||2014

    How do you go 1-5 in men's 4.0, yet win OPEN matches in singles, doubles, and mixed in tournaments.

    What the heck?

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    1. wow that even makes MK look tame, what a flipping joke, lose bad all 4.0 matches then go out and beat 5.0 players!!

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  9. Hey DTA lady, you paying attention to the above?????? You said you read this blog, so now do something about these cheats! Along with the above, you can start with every single player that will be on the Tony Le spring team.

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    1. So if I just sign up for that team I am a cheater? That seems pretty easy.

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    2. They will not allow you to sign up for that team unless you are a tanker, that's for sure.

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    3. It doesn't look like Lata is a cheater. She is winning matches, and winning them easily. So she's not tanking to get her rating down. It just makes no sense that she somehow was a 5.5 in October 2014, but got a double bump DOWN to 4.5, while beating the snot out of people that were rated 5.0.

      Carlos Aguilar, on the other hand, seems to be the ratings manipulator extraordinaire. As long as he can sleep well at night, I guess.

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  10. Ohio State? Really?

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    1. Yes Ohio State!!!!!! Yes Really!!!!! Why Not?

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    2. That phony Urban Meyer ran the score up. What a douchebag.

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  11. He beat another douchebag in Nick Saban!

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  12. Surely there's a blog for freaking College Football somewhere else. Go away.

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  13. How in the hell is Carlos Aguilar a 3.5?????? Losing 4.0 matches 0 and 2 but winning open level tourneys?????

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    1. In his defense, there was about a 20 day time period between his last, painful 4.0 loss, and when he started playing (and winning, even major zones) OPEN level matches/tournaments.

      After that last 4.0 loss, he'd had enough, and decided to do something about it. So he probably quit his job, took 16 private lessons and clinics a day, and watched the Tennis Channel over night, all night, to really improve.

      It could happen, right?

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    2. Check the record. Kid was a Super Champ in 2009.

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    3. Actually, he took lessons from Teterude and went from 3.0 to 4.5 overnight.

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  14. Did anyone play this weekend? Hardly any score posted.

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  15. And the results are now in. This officially sets a new record for bitching just two weeks into a year. Keep it up, that's why we play the game.

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  16. What do you expect......90% of all tennis players are un-athletic bitches to begin with.

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    1. Which 10% are athletic bitches. That number seems high.

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  17. Could one of the hipsters on this blog educate me as to what point in time in our recent history and why men are now referred to as "bitches". Knucleheads, morons, dipshits - I get those terms, but "bitches" sounds like a millennial adjective.

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    1. Have you met these guys. Bitches is pretty right on.

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    2. It is because a lot of these types of posts are a single person. The same person who has been called out on this blog a few times over the years.

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