Monday, February 1, 2016

How it oughta go.... Unstoppable Force Meets Immovable Object..



Here is how I see this working itself out.  Superman versus Hulk or better known as Dallas West/Fort Worth (also known as Superman) vs NOHO (aka The Hulk).  The comic book question of who wins between Hulk and Superman will finally be answered.  DC and Marvel finally settle it on the tennis court in Kingwood, Texas.

First, they have to take down a bunch of B-List Superheroes.

Flight 2

I will start with the Dallas Team Flight.  The flight has Dallas, Houston, Austin, San Angelo and NETX.   We are represented by none other than Tony Le and his High Point based crew.  He has a strong team and here is my initial (actually final) breakdown.

At 4.5, he has Jean Nguyen, Alfredo Perez, Marcos Chavez and Sam Huynh.  There is a lot to like about that group.  I would think when it matters, he will go with Alfredo/Marcos but I would be hard pressed to leave Jean out.  Jean has won a lot and is as the Kelly sycophants call him... clutch!

At 4.0, we have a gaggle of reigning 18s and 40s national champs in this group.  You have Tony Le, Ryan DelaPaz, Hai Nguyen (not to be confused with Hai Thanh Nguyen as Tony has the better Hai), Victor Tran and Jared Kemp.  This is a very strong line any way he decides to go.  I would guess that he goes Tony/Ryan because they have been together a long time and I think this is as close to a lock down line as you can ask.

At 3.5, he has Mo Mahmoud, Wei-Bin Lai and Nick Strohla.  I'd be lying if I said I knew very much about any of them but I do see where Mahmoud won the 4.0 Cotton Bowl last year and won a lot last year.  The others look like guys who won a lot last year too.

Tony can put out three quality lines and in an event that only takes two to win, he has to like his chances in every match.

The flight has usually mighty Houston.  In no surprise, Freeman won Houston and looked to have a very strong team.  If early indications are correct, Freeman's boys are not representing Houston and are playing dirty pool by playing out of NOHO as Woodlands-Spearman.  More on them later.  This Houston team got beat by Freeman 2-1.  They took a pretty bad beating at 3.5 and 4.0 but won relatively routine (4&4) at 4.5.  I would think they are a 4.5 dominated team and hope to win one of those other lines.

Austin is the next team in that flight.  I am sure that this team is decent as Austin always puts out a good (usually not great) product.  They are captained by a 3.5 and that concerns me.  3.5s usually wouldn't know a good 4.5 if they saw one and are iffy on 4.0s as well.  Also, good 4.5s don't like to associate with too many 3.5s.  Looking at the players history, it appears to be a notch below Tony and Co.

NETX is here again and looks like the same guys that don't win every year.

San Angelo looks to be ready to bring up the rear.  If they are fortunate, they can pull an upset of NETX and stay out of the cellar but this team appears to be a contender for 4.0-3.5-3.0 Tri-Level.

Tony and Co appear to be in the driver's seat and should advance to the finals if he draws his lines out of a hat.

The Other Flight...

This flight has Wild Dallas,Newly Mighty Fort Worth (aka-Dallas West), NOHO, SETX and San Antonio.  This is clearly the tougher flight as all of these teams appear to be strong.

Wild Dallas is captained by the interesting Kingsley-Noel combination.  This team snatched defeat from the jaws of victory at the city level so I am hoping they make the most of their shot at redemption.

At 4.5, they have the captains of Vince Kingsley and Coredawg5.0 (formerly CoreDawg4.5 but originally CoreDawg5.0 and now CoreDawg5.0 again).  They also have the very good but geriatric Robert Barrie.  Rounding the team out you have very good 4.5s in Ryan Kirkpatrick and Hector Valentin. I would guess CoreDawg and Barrie play against toughest competition.

4.0s are Mike Sullivan, Craig Waters, Shawn Arcaria and John Sellars.  I am not sure what he does but Arcaria and Sullivan beat Tran and Le at the City level.  I would guess in the 'big one' this would be the line.

3.5 has Jeff Yarbrough, Jonathaon Wraith, Michael Campbell and Pushkar Chhajed (Random thought--how many names have back to back Hs?).  The first three all played in the sectionals finals and Wraith & Campbell got a win over Freeman's mighty 3.5 team.  I would have to think that is the line in the 'big one' for this line.

Wild Dallas should compete favorably as long as they make the right decisions.  They should have won Dallas and any team that can win Dallas is tough. 


Next up is West Dallas (aka Fort Worth)--Also Superman, this team is captained by the brain trust known as Sisk-Rigney.  Sisk has been around a long time and I think this is first time he has ventured out of of the friendly confines of Dirty Garland and now he teams up with Dirty Hurst and Wayne Rigney.  This joint venture appears to have worked out extremely well.  As this team is probably the best team either Sisk or Rigney has assembled.

4.5 has Voldemort Kelly anchoring his 4.5 line.  He is joined by very good 4.5s Donnie Pollard and Stephen Shreiner.  I would guess at the end of the day,  Kelly and Pollard are in the 'big one.'  As previously mentioned, I have to wonder if Kelly and Faris aren't actually the best 4.5 line.

4.0 has Scott Faris who laid waste to the competition at 4.0 40s sectionals and nationals.  There is Hai Thanh Nguyen ( the lesser Hai Nguyen in this event), the always precocious and controversial Mike Zackary (or is it Zackry, Zacry, Zackery, Zachary....), the even more precocious and controversial (not to mention hard to spell) Alan Abbruzzese, Mark Nguyen, and 1/2 of the team brain trust Wayne Rigney.  I would have to guess it will be Faris and ????.  All are good players so we will have to wait and see.

3.5 has the 9.0 line of Dong Long and Tam Huynh (1/2 of your 4.5 Cotton Bowl Champions).  They are joined by Phat Vu.  I have t think ths is the most unbeatable line at the whole event.


NOHO--Hulk is next also known as 'the big one'.  This is mostly your Houston city champs that abdicated their Houston spot to play out of NOHO and add a few pieces at 4.0.  After winning Houston they move to NOHO.  Dallas cannot do this and once again our friends at the DTA handcuff their teams.  To make matters worse, the DTA power trip rubbed off on Fort Worth.  I actually agree with Houston as the point is to play more tennis and not limit the amount that is played.  I just don't think it is fair that everyone doesn't play by the same rules and the DTA works their hardest to ensure we are handicapped.  This is a testament to Dallas tennis as we are effectively putting in 2 1/2 teams in sectionals (and FW gets 1/2).  Take that Houston!!!

4.5 has a potential Voldemort slayer in Tim Green.  He is joined with Antoine Ford, Phong Regent and Conor Holton-Burke.  I presume someone with Green will be the line when it matters.

4.0 is an interesting one as they add long time Houston 4.5/5.0 nefarious captain Red Benzon.  He was conspicuously missing from the Houston team.  I have to believe he is the reason for the move to NOHO.  I have to think it is Red and one of Freeman's famous Thursday night guys because that is what the rest of them look like.

3.5 has 4 defending 3.5 national champions but it doesn't matter as none of them can beat FW's mighty 9.0 pair.  I would guess Freeman goes with Benedict Wiley and one of the other guys. 

SETX may have some of the best 4.5s in the state; they just don't appear to be playing on this team.  This team won 2 of 3 doubles lines at sectionals finals against Freeman's mighty 4.5 nationals team but the ones that won are not on the roster.  Sadly, that is all they have.  The only way they beat one of these other teams is if someone gets injured.

San Antonio is represented by the mighty Borg that does well at sectionals every year and occasionally breaks through.  Like SETX, they just don't have the depth of lines to keep up with the big boys.  If they were in the other flight, they are fighting it out with Tony for a trip to the finals.  As it is, they are eliminated on Friday.

In the end, it will go to West Dallas (aka FWINO--Fort Worth in Name Only).  Kelly and partner will be just a little too much for Green and partner.  Will Faris and partner be a little too much for Benzon and one of Freeman's Thursday night extras?  The biggest question is whether FWINO's 3.5s serve 1 or 2 bagels to NOHO.  I guess Superman beats Hulk.

In the Finals, I see no way Tony's crew beat the Sisk-Rigney machine! 

159 comments:

  1. Well done Murray! Very thorough. Agree with all of it. There are many respectable teams but when you have prob the best player at Tri level in Kelley on what might be the best team in Sisk / Rigney they are hard to pick against. It will be interesting.

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  2. Do Kingsley, Rigney or Zacry even play? Going to be tough to get them in.

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    1. Kingsley will play after they are eliminated Friday. They won't play Rigney or Zacry.

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    2. Zacry better then Abbruzzese period.

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  3. Hey just wanted to reach out to bob bender and make sure he is feeling ok, after dominating in the 3.5 draw Bent Tree indoor doubles tournament it seems as if he lost a leg or something as he cant win a match in his 3.0 league. Anybody know if he is really sick or anything? Please advise.

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    1. Has a bad case of Ratingschondria. He has been suffering from it for about 30 years.

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  4. Good write up. Don't underestimate Tony's team.

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  5. If Tony loses he could prob still convince Tosha and Todd he won.

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    1. Is it true that Tiny had players lie about their scores while others were watching? I would like to hear from someone who was actually there! I just can't really believe that story.

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  6. No one is going to post their name if they were there. Call Tosha or Todd and ask. It's deplorable he is even allowed to play that event again. Pathetic!

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    1. You are right. I won't post my name but I was there and still feel sick.

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  7. Sisk team is unstoppable. They may not lse a line all weekend.

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  8. You guys underestimate the Dallas teams.

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  9. Kelly will not win this weekend he to old and to slow.

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    1. 6:19 Zacry
      " it's Too Old and Too slow", not to

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  10. The 3:48 is Zackary. Zackary is not better than Alan. Ive played them both in practice. Alan has more weapons and is a much better partner. The are probably close, but NO ONE wants to play with Zackary. All he does is start trouble and when he gets beat, he just tells everyone how bad his partner or team is. He's just an a-hole who thinks he is a tennis God. The dude is just an idiot that can't find a team anymore. He's pissed off way to many people.

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  11. I agree Zackary has burned some many bridges. If you ever play him and win there had to be something wrong with him cause he can never be beaten. Alan much better player just doesn't go around telling everyone how great he like Zackary does.

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  12. Alan has more weapons. Bigger serve, bigger forehand and more doubles savvy. Zackury a good 4.0 but not ready for Primetime. You can dominate and be an ass but you can't bee avg and be an ass. Ask ohl, Sisk, Alan and tiny how they feel about zackury

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    1. If Sisk and Alan hate Zacry, why they on same tri-level team.

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    2. Alan's on the team because of Kelly and Pollard.

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    3. Alan on the team bec he is a solid 4.0 and never tells people how good he is or complains. And that's the truth. Period.

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  13. 7:32 is bad grammar Zackary. They on same team because Zachary is now a big ass more than before. He just start trouble now and being a a-hole. He never be in team again with Alan or John. They had enough of crap.

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    1. Was that good grammar?

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    2. LOL this pick on Zackary day?
      Will Kelly win this weekend?

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    3. Everyday is pick on Zackary day. Mother Nature started is some 45 years ago. Everyone else is just catching up.

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  14. 8:16 Zachary as well

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    1. Zachary has already told plenty of people he's better than Alan. And when Zachary doesn't play this weekend he'll be telling everyone.

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  15. SETX could have been great. Wonder why they dont have Tyler Cobb at 4.0 and the good 4.5s. Had they got those guys, I think they would win this. Instead, they are the only breather in n this flight.

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    1. Looks like the SETX 4.0 line is really bad. One of those guys got beat 0&0 by Zackary last year at tri-level.

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    2. Look at his record. He was a 3.5 bump up and playing w another 3.5 bump up in a meaningless match. Guy also plays 60 singles tourneys. Not exactly a star 4.0. ha ha

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    3. Zacree make terrble criminal. He leave driver license at scene of banc robbry. He postt 12:26 to git pwayin time at twi-wevel bu sayin setx pwayers week. Tisk, tisk. Don't buy it Sisk, too much risk

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    4. ROFLMAO!!!! Freakin hilarious !!!!

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    5. I'm sure zackry will play in that match not the important ones!

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    6. Everee match at twilevel important. I donts tank he pway unless FW out of contention or Somewun git hurt

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    7. Post 8:45 who are you ? You sure hate zackry
      Say your name chicken shit

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    8. 9:50 definitely Zackary. period.

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  16. How did Kingsley find this Chhajed guy? He's still a 3.5 and just went 0-2 at a crappy tournament.

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    1. Make that 0-4 ! 2 losses in Singles and 2 in Doubles..

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  17. I expect FW to win this weekend but at least one of their team members may get lynched before the weekend is over. I guess that's more playing time for the rest.

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  18. Great analysis. I agree NOHO wins but NOHO has some big time players. I thought Green was 5.0 and Benzon was 4.5.

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    1. Meant to say agree FW wins but NOHO has a chance.

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    2. Yes, green was 5,0 and benzoin was 4.5. Both lost big in fall then remembered how to play just in time

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    3. At least we don't have anyone in Dallas that would do something so dastardly.

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    4. What? We have Kelly, Tiny, Alan, Zackary, Rigney and all their players and friends. They are just as bad as Freeman.

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    5. Benzon was actually a 5.0 maybe 3-4 years ago and got the Tiny Tony syndrome and forgot how to play until he fell to the 4.0 stage, pathetic loser

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  19. Yes. One member of Siske team demanding playing time but possibly 10th best player on roster! Any guesses?

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    1. Either rignee or zakree

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  20. Red and Green could be would be a colorful tanking team. They aren't the only cheats. Every player on Freeman's team is a tank down.

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  21. Please, Rigley knows his place and Zackary thinks his place is on the 4.5 line against the best team.

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  22. Zacwy no pway dis weakend. He complame so mutch day he good enuf

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    1. My guess is Kelly and Pollard play vs Wild Dallas, faris and Alan, and Long and Tam. I don't see wild Dallas getting any of those lines. Only way they have a chance is if Donnie and Alan unavailable. John has the best 4.5 in Kelly, the best 4,0 in Faris and the best 3.5 in Tam, should be fun. Wish my team was going.

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    2. Best 2 3.5s in Tam and Long. Green is better than Kelly and it isn't close.

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  23. Supposed to rain Sat and Sun. What happens then???

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  24. 2 all no ad and 3rd set tiebreaker. That would make the event fun. Would be toss up.

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  25. Please, this is Texas. The forecast will change 4 times before this weekend. It's already changed from last night. Now it's just Saturday morning. And I know I'm going to be blasted for this, but alan is as good as Faris, when he wants to be. He never brings his A game in Dallas. He's beaten some really good players at sectionals and nationals.

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    1. Alan and Faris can't be beat at 4.0. Period.

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    2. Alan hasn't beaten anyone good in a men's match and there won't be a lot of 3.0 women for him to play this weekend. Good thing his partner is a strong 4.5. Probably why he will be playing with Faris so he has someone who can carry him.

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  26. LOL..............

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  27. We will see the best lineup Friday morning for Sisk and sat afternoon. Who that is no one knows

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  28. Who is Rene Aluzo playing with this weekend?

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  29. why are 4 of the 5 last posts all about tri-level. who freaking cares. and yes, I've been to indian wells

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    1. Same reason Murray posts about mixed so much

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  30. Kelly will tank all matches as long as 3.5 and 4.0 are cruising. But when needed, he will win the big matches.

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    1. Great prediction since he was already 0-2 when you posted

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    2. Haha, I bet he goes 0-4. I knew he was done.

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    3. Yes. He is done and this is the happiest day of my life!!! I hope he never wins another match. Drinks for everyone on me!!!!!!!!!

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    4. As I have said many times before. He was always lucky in who he played on opposing teams and never drew a tough opponent at any of his sectional and national event. He will struggle to be asked to play on many teams bec he is just an average player. Now reduced to playing a line two or three. The world is a beautiful place. Tosha and Todd loving this! Praise the Lord!!

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    5. Never drew a tough opponent at nationals? Not sure how stupid of a statement that can possibly be.

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    6. And please do not blaspheme the Lord! This is not a praise the Lord event. Your child being born is one. Being able to provide for your family is another. Being healthy is too. There are literally trillions of reasons but Kelly losing or winning is not a Praise the Lord event.

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    7. Yes. He never draws tough opponents bec they stupidly try and avoid him. He usually gets their second or third best line. And when he gets their first best line he cheats them. Asterisk beside anything he has won.

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    8. How do you avoid someone at tri-level NATIONALS or SECTIONALS finals? They only play one 4.5 line. Mike is not unbeatable but he is still very good. I will never understand the hatred toward him. Is he perfect? No, but neither are you. Get over it. I'd laugh if he got to 4.0 to watch the angst and gnashing of teeth.

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  31. I predict some smartass will comment on my post

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  32. Tony Le team cruising. Don't forget about us. We have already dominated men's in Dallas and we will do same here.

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  33. Zkry hasn't lost yet, he dominating

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    1. He probly not play til needed gainst NOHO

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  34. He won't play vs noho I will bet zuckerburgs billions!!!!

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  35. Go Team Le! This is the year! No stopping us now!

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  36. NOHO or FW wins tri-level
    Dallas doesn't have a chance!!!!!!!!

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  37. FW beat NOHO! 2-1.

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    1. Question answered. Superman beats Hulk.

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  38. Looks like Sisk is saving Zackary for finals!

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  39. Zackry has bad knees. He out !!

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  40. Zackary has crap attitude, he out!!

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  41. Was tough to fit him in this bracket. Had FW of been in other side of bracket he would have maybe played. Sisk just had too many 4.0,s to get him in

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  42. Zackary being very supported of team.
    Go FW

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  43. Zachary 10:21 and 10:42

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  44. FW will win tri-level
    Kelly in the line up

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    1. Oh yeah, he has been the difference maker.

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    2. My God why does everyone on here have a hard on for Mike Kelly!?

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  45. TONY BRINGING THE HEAT THIS MORNING! Sisk somehow may get to yet ANOTHER nationals. Feel good story of the year.

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    1. Obviously. The whole opposing flight was a joke.

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    2. FW DIDN'T SWEEP US! were u there??!!! Lost 3.5, 4.0 could have gone either way and we defaulted third match. Get ur facts straight befor u post

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    3. Well every match was reported in favor of FW...3-0...I think that's a sweep in my book

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    4. Did sweep. Up 3-1 in third set breaker on 4.5 line.

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    5. Three little check marks on the same side is a sweep

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  47. Were you even there u idiot??! Our flight was not a joke and we dominated it. We didn't have our best guys in finals . Get off this blog!

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    1. Amusing. The final was played with NoHo and FW. The rest was a formality.

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  48. Go back to your room and play toys! I didn't see Noho in the finals but I did see Dallas!!! Delapaz was I'll and Chavez was hurt and we still got to finals so suck it!

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    1. I saw FW in the finals...

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    2. What happened Tiny Lee?

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  49. Two of tony top players either injure or ill. Almost beat FW w B lineup. Changes a sweep to 2-1 Dallas. Period

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    1. Whatever...was there illness a lack of balls.

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    2. Kelly no balls against NOHO.

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    3. No appendix either. Guess ball less Kelly and Alan A headed to yet ANOTHER nationals. Damn. Every time you turn around those bastards headed to nationals. I would give up my balls to go as well

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    4. Or...you could say Kelly is a team player. He wasn't playing very well and thought that the other 2 4.5's had a better chance. Wait...you wouldn't say that because that's the truth.

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    5. I am on the Dallas team. I talked to Kelly and def still feeling effects of a month stay in hospital. He played horribly all weekend and if you know Mike you could see it. He simply felt he was hurting the team. Brent had a sore shoulder after two matches yesterday and Kelly was asked to play. He did and gave it his all. Say what you want but mike k is a team guy. Many may differ but I saw different this weekend.

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    6. I'm sorry, all I read was "Mike Kelly is a pussy".

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  50. Both flights were good and Tony had a solid team. We were just a little better.

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  51. On another note. Springpark 8.0 beat Brookhaven 8.0. Looks like the post a few weeks ago about a changing of the mixed guard was a little early. All team are tied 2-2. It's a brand new league now.

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  52. Listen. Kelly will be hated on until the end of time so enough is enough. Now that trilevel is over can we PLEASE discuss men's playoff scenarios and top picks to advance to sectionals. TRILEVEL IS OVER.PLEASE MOVE ON

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    1. Season doesn't start until April.

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    2. Last tri comment. Dallas 4.0 won first set if line judge had of been on court everyone was saying??? Anyone out there actually SAW the call with their own eyes please comment. FACTS ONLY if that's possible on this blog.

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    3. Not true. Ft worth dominated the first set. Close call at 5-2 in the second. People said it looked in, but we were all 2 courts away at the net and the call was at the baseline. It was close.

      Just like the call made on the 4.5 line at 8-8 in the tiebreaker in the first set. Again, I couldn't tell if either call was good or bad, but after one of the ft worth players dropped an f bomb, he was given a point penalty and that's how ft worth lost the first set.

      Let's stop making excuses and just move on. Ft worth won. Period

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    4. Who made the call? Faris or Nguyen? I bet it was Mark Nguyen. He might need a new eye glasses prescription.

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    5. Thanks, you just made my point. Kelly so selfish to drop an f-bomb bec he can't control his emotions it cost him the set. Why anyone would play with that guy is insane! Had he of been my partner and let a curse word fly and been given a point penalty costing me a set IN A FINALS match I would have walked off the court and embarrassed his selfish ass!!!!!

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    6. Walk off the court huh? Probably why you won't get an invite to play. Real team move.

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    7. People play with him because he still won the match.

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    8. Is he the first F bomb guy you have ever played with.

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    9. No but he would be the first guy I have ever seen throw out an f bomb that cost his team a set because he put himself first in a TEAM EVENT!!!! What a douche!

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  53. Stupid question. Scott and mark saw it out. Tony and Jared saw it in. Ignorant post

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  54. As I said on my 10:47 post yesterday. Kelley again avoided a lineup of Chavez and Perez or Chavez and Nguyen. Chavez was hurt therefore Le playing with prob second best 4.5 line or Mike would have got beaten in straight sets. Another unlucky injury by his opponent. Never seen one guy get more lucky wins or a default win in my life. Total shamster!!

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    1. Jean and Alfredo suddenly suck? I bet Tony can arrange for them to kick your ass.

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  55. I don't care if they can. I don't play trilevel, it's a joke.

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    1. Bunch of big egos winning a tourney to spend a bunch of money to play out of town. Big whoopsie. Who cares !

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  56. Can Newton no good. Panthers need play Zackry. He best QB. period!!!

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  57. That's true. Both ft worth players called the ball out at the same time.

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  58. Thank you all for the entertainment. I've enjoyed these tri-level posts and comments. I appreciate all of your passion about our sport. It was a great event and I had a lot of fun. Good luck to Fort Worth/West Dallas at Nationals. Kick some butt, Texas Style.
    -Anthony Horsley, Co-Captain Austin

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  59. Pretty good predictions.

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  60. Fort Worth went into the match 1-0 against everybody. Their 3.5 line lost no more than 3 games total in 2 sets. Untouchable, even against current and former National 3.5's.

    At 4.0 Faris was every bit a lock as reviewed. Never gets rattled and puts lots of balls in play for other team to make errors. Could have gone undefeated at 4.5 too had he wanted to.

    4.5 Kelly may not have had the results but he didn't have the help needed. He can only cover half the court and this isn't mixed. Will say he played his best against Dallas in the finals.

    Glad Fort Worth won. They will win it all and Congratulations to the Dallas Women too for winning the event. At least one Zackry got some playing time this weekend. Just was the women's side.

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    1. Dallas wins with Delapaz and Chavez healthy. Period. End of story.

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    2. Lazarin went 4-0 at 4.5 tri-level sectionals without dropping a single set. Yet paired with a recent 5.0 player (Miles) he lost 2 & 3 at the Cotton Bowl to someone rated 3.5?

      We've gotten use to seeing the teams winning sectionals playing with guys that should be at the high end of the next rating up (4.0 national teams with guys that play at high 4.5 level, etc.) but this raises the bar even further. Now we need strong 4.5 / borderline 5.0 guys in order to compete at 3.5?

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    3. Wayne Rigney is the culprit and he'll be at it again

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  61. Seriously who is posting this non sense about the Le team? You are embarrassing your entire team. FW was better than Dallas. Your team couldn't even beat Wild Dallas and Chavez played and lost. Quit making excuses. Your flight was a joke and you wouldn't even have been in the finals had you been in the other flight.

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    1. You are an idiot. Chavez wasn't even their and if he was he would have kicked butt for revenge on losing to Pickett in 2013. T
      Chavez was injured you FW apologist

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  62. Those 3.5s took cheating to an entire new level. League tennis will get ruined if this continues.

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  63. Would be a lot more impressed with FW team without their 3.5 line. I'm not sure who that was a bigger waste of time for, them or all the opponents that had to play them this weekend. Congrats guys that 3.5 championship on your mantle is very impressive. Maybe next year you guys can compete in tennis at the Special Olympics too. Or the next Dallas junior ZAT.

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    1. Your team wouldn't have beat NoHo anyway. Would you have talked about how there 4.0's and 4.5's should play the special olympics as well. And really, the special olympics. Class Corey, total class. Way to insult people using the physically or mentally handicapped people. You da man.

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    2. Rigney has taken cheating with those 3.5s to a new level.

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    3. Yeah I'm the one who isn't classy. I never said we would have beaten NoHo or FW. Nobody would have beaten FW. Nobody will beat FW at Nationals. I just don't get it and I never will. After winning one match 0 and 0 I would be out.

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  64. Waaaaaaaaaaaaa. We lost.

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  65. It's obvious from looking at Tam Huynh's record that he was attempting to tank down from 4.5 to 4.0 in the fall of 2014. Perhaps not realizing that many of his opponents were 4.0s playing up, he went overboard and got moved all the way down to 3.5.

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  66. Wow Corey! As a parent of a kid with needs you and your elitist attitude is sickening. Sitting up in your cushy Aerobics center cubicle while some can't walk and are fed w a tube. Going in a wheelchair to the court to enjoy even ATTEMPTING to make contact with a ball. Typical comment from a DTA follower and supporter. Absolute disgrace to the tennis community to disgrace and degrade the people who are physically and mentally handicapped. No apology in the world will make up for your post! PATHETIC

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    1. Ha ok thanks for that insight. My cushy aerobics center that hosts wheelchair tennis every year. At least those players don't tank.

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  67. Coree yii dew not apweciate makeng fyunn of me whiff
    Yurr rant an fwind it d is gusting u pwejudice libweral

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  68. What I can't figure is why Tosha or Todd, knowing that this crap from Rigney team is going on didn't do anything. Knowing that they blatantly cheated to get to 3.5 and then went and played tournaments at the 4.5 level is just rubbing it in everyone's faces. If they were smart and wanting to control things, they should have been out there with actual ratings judges watching the matches and handing out Disqualifications. Instead, they simply collect their fees, hand out their T-shirts and towels, and move on.

    Pathetic Texas Region.

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    1. And the shirts were ugly

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    2. Thanks to complete inaction by whomever is responsible for ratings integrity at the USTA, we've long since reached a point where tanking is mandatory if you want to compete at 3.5 or 4.0. The only part of this that's amusing is Tony Le being defeated by the very tanking system that he helped to perpetuate. I can't wait to see what's in store for next year.

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  69. 3:10 get over yourself, we all knew what point Corey was trying to make and it wasnt to insult people with special needs! Just calling out the obvious cheaters and wondering at what length some people will go to in order to win a stupid trophy and to puff out there chests! You should be more concerned that you son might have to play these low life's at some point because they will do whatever they have to, to get a trophy.

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    1. 3:10? Do you need someone to help you keep time. Did you mean 3:31 or 3:46. Are you special needs for telling time.

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  70. Would any other team take those 3.5's??? Corey would pass, but Vince would take them. Corey couldn't beat NOHO. Be happy with your 1st sectional shirt Corey.

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    1. Please. Corey would take them in a heart beat. He will take the high road, but he is just as low as everyone else. He wants to win just as bad as almost everyone else. But, I do respect him for having the balls to sign his own name.

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    2. Thanks John. I would not take them. I was offered a spot on John's team about 500 times and declined. I don't need to win that badly. I do want to win as badly as everyone else, but wanting to win and doing anything to win are two completely different concepts.

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  71. Waaaaa....waaaaaa. Your team better than mine (stomping foot)... Waaaaa!

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  72. Did anyone bother to ask why Tam was 3.5? I love where everyone just assumes he tanked. Tam was in a serious car wreck in 2014 was going to PT weekly and cramping every match at 4.5. Then shortly into PT his house burned down. He fought not insurance companies for the better part of 2014. Just to be clear he really struggled on the tennis court but he didn't want to stay home. For obvious reasons. I appreciate the passion for tennis. But it seems a lot of times before we throw stones we should make sure we don't live in a glass house!

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