Thursday, November 12, 2015
Mixed Nationals, 18s and 40+ Up Next
Mixed Doubles Nationals is the last stop before End of Year Ratings. This weekend we have 18+ but unfortunately Dallas is not represented. The following weekend at 40+, Springpark represents Texas in 7.0 and 8.0 (I think but not sure). In 9.0, Fort Worth (aka Dallas-West) represents Texas.
This weekend at 7.0, San Antonio represents the Lone Star State. This team looks solid as they took out both Dallas and Houston. They also look like the 40+ finalists that went up against Alan's Nationals Bound team. This should assist Alan in gauging his team's chances. Best of luck, represent Texas well and bring Texas another title!
At 8.0, San Antonio is once again representing Texas. I have to think this slot belonged to Alan and company had everything that happened did not. At least Greenhill got their shot at sectionals and made the city all proud. I am still unsure about what happened here but something just doesn't feel right. Regardless, this team went 6-0 on lines in the semis and finals. I like their chances to do well. Good luck and represent Texas well.
At 9.0, we have SETX and they look strong. Tyler Cobb, 5.0 with a 4.0 rating plays a line. I have to think that line will be tough! The team has the men from the SETX 4.5 Sectionals finalists. This team should be stout.
Good luck to all of you but if Texas is going to win any mixed titles, I have to say I want it to come from the next group of middle aged geezers. They are from Dallas (many of the Fort Worth team is from Dallas too).
At 7.0, we have Alan's Springpark crew. It has a lot of familiar names like Pearson, Clark, Zackary, Mauldin and Wiley. We know they have the Springpark women and Alan usually has those women Mixed ready. As previously mentioned, they will look have an idea about their chances after they see how the San Antonio team they beat plays this weekend. Good luck as I am not sold on this team but I do think it has the best chance to play on Sunday.
At 8.0, I thought this team was as close to a lock as you can have at nationals. I didn't think anybody could stop this juggernaut but the DTA proved me wrong with a story I would still love to hear. So what happened, now it is Fort Worth representing with who else on the roster??? Voldemort! Well done DTA! We all know Voldemort is a great mixed doubles player and generally puts the team up 1-0. The group from Fort Worth have a lot of guys who have payed a lot of mixed. if they had Alan version 4.0 and Kyle Davidson, I'd love their chances. I don't think they are dead and it is not impossible but it will be tough. Good luck guys, represent Dallas (oops, I mean Fort Worth) well.
At 9.0, Fort Worth (better known as West-Dallas) brings another team to the dance. After losing to Dallas in match one of sectionals, they roared back and made it the dance. They have players from last years 9.0 Nationals team and a others. This team has a good chance to make it a long way. Good Luck and represent Texas well!
After Mixed, we have year end ratings and the all important fall playoffs.