Monday, September 28, 2015

Mixed Doubles again, always courteous, ever polite



I have that jacket and white pants combo but no one ever wants me to wear it to a match.



Ok, you want more posts?  That only seems to happen when the topics are mixed or He Who Can't Be Named, so you asked for it, you got it.


Over 18 mixed sectionals is coming up.  Here's a look at what's in store and my picks.

Mixed 10.0 has Oak Creek/Pearson as it representative with only Austin and Houston in one flight.  This is way too rich for my blood but I’ll take Austin if Dekruyff plays.

SpringPark/Abbruzzese represents Dallas at 9.0 and is in a flight with Austin, San Antonio and Lubbock.  Flight 2 features Fort Worth, NETX, Houston and SETX.   Don’t laugh but I’m going to take SETX to win it all with Vernon, Duplechin and Cobb leading the way.

The largest field is 8.0 with three flights and Greenhill/Carlson leading the way for Dallas.  Flight 1 sports Fort Worth, NETX, Corpus Christi and Valley.  Flight 2 has Austin, Dallas, SETX and Waco.  Flight 3 is Houston, San Antonio, Lubbock and Amarillo.  Many questions in Flight 1, notably will Voldemort be playing for Fort Worth.  I think FW advances with or without him but no further if he is absent.  Dallas has the team to go all the way if the captain gets the right lines out. 

In 7.0, Dallas is represented by SpringPark/Abbruzzese which finds itself in a flight with San Antonio, Austin, Wild Austin and Waco.   Both Austin teams should be pretty good with all three lines going to third setters in their cities match.  Flight 2 has Houston, Fort Worth, NETX, Valley and San Angelo.  Houston has several guys off of their 3.5 sectionals championship team.  I’ll give Houston the edge with 3.5 girls.

And in the did you know this was actually a thing category, we have Greenhill/Alzuro representing Dallas at 6.0.  It’s one flight with Austin, NETX, San Angelo, Amarillo and SETX joining Dallas.  Flipping the ever popular six headed coin, I’ll take Austin. 

Remember, these picks are for recreational purposes only are not made against the spread.



17 comments:

  1. You better not advocate any gambling or the DTA may throw you out for a year

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  2. For a quick follow up on the 55s sectionals results, Houston won 7.0 and 9.0 while Houston playing out of NOHO won 8.0. Hope I never have to play 55s.

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  3. What the lack of posts really proves is that most of the people who just get on here to bitch didn't even know the USTA had a playoff system.

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  4. Can we get a fall update on 4.5 and 5.0 please , you admins need a lesson in keeping your audience interested

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    1. Clearly you know how to post on here. Go do the research and post it up yourself. I seriously doubt berating people who do this for free is the smart way to go.

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  5. Dallas 4.0 men and women are at nationals this weekend. Good luck to you all.

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  6. nice call on 9.0 SETX cheated their way to the title, Tyler Cobb at 4.0 is a joke former D1 player playing with a former #2 Lamar female player as a 5.0.
    Nice job sandbaggers

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  7. 9.0 mixed finals teams played a hard match today and setx team played with a player with a broken thumb losing line 3. This guy posting got in the teams face only after losing. Sore loser...didn't even play ..go cry to your mommy and I hope you lose sleep at night having been on the sidelines. As far as the teams go.. watching them play was very close and a very entertaining match. Congrats to all!

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    1. WTF!! Are you talking about, you think this is someone from SA? You are a f'n idiot then. All you have to do is look at the BS they pulled in Fall 2014 with their sham of a 5.0 league to get guys down to 4.5 and 4.0.
      Harbuzi played Top 3 at Lamar and was All-Conference, she should be 5.5, Tyler Cobb http://www.lamarcardinals.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=1717&path=mten
      Care to explain how he deserves a 4.0 rating?
      Harbuzi: http://www.lamarcardinals.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=2138&path=wten

      Hell this even makes Tony Le look somewhat clean, but go ahead and pop off some more

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  8. Setx only played their broken armed captain to get the rating of the female he played with down. The only straight up match they played was against Houston. Tanked one line the rest so wasn't too much of a blowout. Cobb and his 5.5 partner who self rated as a 5.0 did some excellent score managing though. Funny to see their level a Friday compared to saturday. Setx has gaming the system down to a science.

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  9. Bitter, Party of 1 you're table is now available in the children's section! Both teams were very nice and I don't know where this guy came from. Players don't control USTA ratings, the USTA does... that's their job not yours.

    PS didn't they give yall a line for free... or did he break his thumb on purpose for his partners rating?!? This guy is an idiot.

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    1. oh nice trying to use semantics, so when players purposely manage scores it is the computers fault, nice glad to know that, I guess it is also the computers fault when players lie on self rates to get a lower rating. Thanks for clarifying, good luck to SETX hope the cheating is worth it in the end for that little trophy and towel.
      Nothing bitter here, just calling a spade a spade, not a fan of MXD anyways, but what lets you sleep better as you cheer on your team.

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    2. Having three healthy guys and one with a broken arm/thumb, you would think you would play your three healthy guys in your three lines each match, not your injured player in a line almost everytime as a throw away. They are a good team and know how to work the ratings. the usta does not make up ratings-they are based on results, which can be altered by players. Players have control over their ratings.

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    3. Looks like SETX did just that when they had their three healthy players for Friday. But for Saturday and Sunday, they only had two healthy players and one injured player. Would you have play injured (with your least dominant hand) or would you sit the bench and watch?

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  10. It is amazing that players who so obviously lie on the self-rate form cannot be protested/disqualified at sectionals. Under this system, if you manage to get Roger Federer through to sectionals, then even if you provide evidence that he is in fact Federer, the USTA would do nothing about it. Goal for next year perhaps? congrats to SETX, who did a great job of blatantly cheating and tanking and which nothing could be done about.

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  11. It is amazing that players who obviously don't take losing well, have to tell themselves since a team won, they must be cheating to do so. If competition is something you can't take well, then maybe it isn't for you. Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're gonna get.

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  12. It is amazing that players who obviously don't take losing well, have to tell themselves since a team won, they must be cheating to do so. If competition is something you can't take well, then maybe it isn't for you. Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're gonna get.

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