The #1 singles guy for Caribbean warming up for his 3.5 match.
Well, it’s a Freeman weekend. Having 3.5 and 4.5 at nationals the same weekend puts him in a quandary. Not only does he captain both teams but he also plays on the 3.5 team. Here’s betting he spends his weekend at Indian Wells with the 3.5 team but since Rancho Mirage is right next door, he may just be shuttling back and forth.
At the sectionals post I picked the 3.5 team to win it all and nothing about that has changed. In flight 5 they will have to navigate through Northern, Caribbean and New England. If years past is any indicator, the Texas/Caribbean flight play match will likely be for the national title. The good news is if Texas wins its flight they draw probably the weakest flight for the semi-final match versus one of Intermountain, Midwest, Mid-Atlantic and Florida.
The 4.5 team is playing right next door and drew the five team flight with Missouri Valley, Mid-Atlantic, Florida and Eastern. It’s always a tough road to travel when you have to win that extra match and stretch your guys before the semis. There just isn’t any down time. If they can make it through they would see the winner of Flight 7 in the semis consisting of Midwest, Intermountain, Middle States and Northern California.
I called Freeman's office for a quote but evidently he left for the desert several weeks ago to start acclimating to the climate. I wonder how far ahead he had to let USTA New York know that he was winning both 3.5 and 4.5 this year so he could get them scheduled for nationals at the same location?
Good luck to our friends from the swamp lands.