Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Mid Level 4.0 and Mid Life Crisis Nationals 40+ Nationals
We are in our last weekend of Men's Nationals Our very own 40+ 4.0 Dallas team represents us. Fretz/Clark looks eerily similar to Le/High Point 18s sans Tony's young ringers. Regardless, you have Tony, De La Paz, Newman/Voss, Arcaria and Clark. That looks like some pretty stout doubles.
In singles, Clark used Scott Faris (who?) and Jacques Mbede (Who?) in the sectionals finals. Both easily handled Janek and Vu who are a couple of Freeman's front tine players. There is Zackary for quality depth. I can't imagine many people have this much 40s singles depth.
I am liking their chances but they are in a tough flight. They have the always tough Caribbean and they get to start with them. They follow that up with Eastern which is not a typical power section but they will have something. On Saturday, they get Florida and I have to think Florida is better at 55+ but they usually have excellent players. They finish with Midwest which is usually tough. They don't have an easy go of it.
In the end, since I am a Dallas guy and I am picking Texas to win everything, I am picking them. Their excellent doubles lines and great singles depth tell me they have a great chance. Good Luck Boys!