Monday, November 2, 2015

Congratulations 40+ 4.0 Champs... Dallas Brings Home another National Championship!




Keith Clark's 4.0 40+ team won a National Title at Indian Wells.  Needless to say, Texas 4.0 did well this year.  The two teams had some of the same faces but it was actually the lesser known names that came through.  Scott Faris (whoever this is), dominated and will earn a much deserved promotion.  Jacques Mbede (where does Clark recruit this guy?) will get the same.  Both looked to have dominated in the finals.

In Doubles, Tony Le and Mike Pearson won a 3 setter.  Mike Zacakary and Stephen Graham looked to win.  They dropped a third set tiebreaker on the other line.  It appears that they were closer to sweeping than losing.  Congratulations and thanks for bring another title to Dallas!

After sectionals, I thought this was the strongest Texas was top to bottom at all levels.  Texas won at 3.5 and 4.0 18s.  They won 4.0 at 40s.  They placed 4th at 4.5.  All of this success means one thing; Texas will get punished in they ear end ratings by the computer.  There will be a lot of people bumped that otherwise would not.  It s time to just wait for the new ratings to emerge. 

The fall season is wrapping up, Tri-Level is next and Mixed Nationals Season is now upon us.  There is more to discuss than usual.

Once again, congratulations to Fretz/Clark for a National Championship.  As we all know, Houston has got the better f us over the years.  It is really nice to tip the scale back our way.

25 comments:

  1. Tony the Cheater with another national title -- so sad! And looks like others on this team are earning some bad reputations, too. Glad for Texas (and Dallas) to get another national title ... just wish we could earn it fair and square.

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  2. So relieved to see all the events now finished that don't matter. Can we please move on to week 8 of the 3.0 fall league now?

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  3. it will be interesting to see if DTA steps in now and gives Tony the suspension he deserves....my guess is it won't happen

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  4. Suspension for what? Because Mclanahan was able to sign up on his trilevel team? Tony did nothing wrong there. You obviously do not know how the system works. The system has Mclanahan at 3.5. Maybe it is a system glitch or maybe Tony already spoke with the USTA. Who knows. But it is not cheating by Tony that has Mclanahan on the roster. I dont get how he is on there but that is not on Tony.

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    1. 5.0 to 3.5? Why can't I get that glitch?

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    2. You are right. Tony knows how to get someone from 5.0 to 3.5 between ratings periods. You are brilliant. Suspend Tony because a guy who was a 3.5 dq'd to 5.0 was able to sign up as a 3.5 again. Is that on Tony or the USTA? No way is that on Tony.

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    3. is the tri-level considered a 2015 or 2016 event? If 2016 McLanahan may have re-self-rated again and still got a 3.5, meaning another grievance since DTA and TTA are incompetent.

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    4. Trilevel uses 2015 year end ratings

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    5. This looks like a glitch. I am just surprised Tony would even try this without running it by Todd or the DTA.

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    6. Tony should be suspended for his blatant tanking that got him to 4.0 to begin with, as well as his even more ridiculous tanking this Fall.
      He is daring DTA to do something.

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    7. Tri-Level uses 2014 year-end ratings -- get it right!

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  5. A huge shout out to the Austin women's team who represented Texas at Nationals. They all came out at 7:30am to support our team in the semifinals and finals even though they had been eliminated the day before. A great group of ladies and we cannot thank them enough for the support they gave! Thank you all!

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  6. What about a huge shout out to S. Bennett for coming out to all your matches to cheer you on? Can you no thank him enough?

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  7. Bennett played. Why the hate?

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  8. Tri Level uses 2014 Year End Ratings. 2015 hasn't came out yet obviously. Looking forward to see how many double bumps the "Le" clan will get.

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    1. Do you count Carlos Aguilar who got triple bumped to 5.0? I just looked and he is a respectable 4-2 at 5.0. Those 2 losses include a 3 set loss to a former Baylor player and a 4&3 loss to a guy who got DQ'd to 6.0 after 3 matches. That means Carlos got someone else DQ'd for a change.

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  9. It amazes me that there is so little support for Texas, especially Dallas, teams at Nationals. OF COURSE you have to have players out of level to win there. And every other team that is there does the same thing. Most everyone here just bitches about the so called "cheating."

    Congrats to BOTH Dallas teams! Quite a feat to be on one winning national team, much less two!

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  10. Speaking of suspension, what ever happened with Tony Le and the mixed team? Telling someone that isn't rostered to impersonate someone on the team and to play with her too? Disgusting.

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  11. Apparently one of Tony's guys didn't make it. Tony played with that guys partner instead of the one he submitted as his partner. That's all. Get your facts straight.

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    1. Apparently you weren't there.

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  12. Those facts are correct. Only problem is the girl Tony played with introduced herself as the other girl. That resulted in that line being a default. Problem is they had already defaulted a line. That makes it a team default with accompanying team and captain penalties. That doesn't include any penalty for playing as somebody else.
    Does anyone know the penalty for these?

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    1. There is no penalty for playing as someone else?

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  13. Ta team default penalty means the team can't play together the following year. What about a lack of effort penalty? How can you win nationals and then not win another match in the fall. This is getting out of hand. The DTA needs to make an example out of these people. The problem is that canyon creek and Brookhaven aren't really effected by the men's divisions. When they tried to win mixed and could not succeed the DTA help kick people out.

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  14. If you want to know what the match default penalty is ask Steve Nolan at Canyon Creek. Teams he captains have match defaults every year, sometimes more than one, and the DTA has never done anything to him.

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  15. He's the king of making up scores. "We can't make a line up" should be his team name.

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