At 4.5+, SpringPark/Sweeney was as good as their undefeated regular season record suggested. No real surprise here since they went undefeated in by far the more difficult flight. They went 10-0 against the Rossouw squads and were two third set tiebreakers away from going 15-0 for the entire weekend. While the JCC match looked close at first blush, SpringPark won the first three lines in straight forward fashion and only lost the remaining two matches in third sets. Westmeyer was as good as advertised for SpringPark going 3-0 at #1 singles with ease. Honorable mention goes to Shawn Foster with JCC/Reiman who also went 3-0 in singles for JCC. Not easy for these old guys to do over two days. SpringPark has a nice squad and it will be interesting to see how they fare at sectionals come September.
At 4.0, Huffines/Clark wins this level with a basically new team. After starting with a 3-2 win over McKinney, they seemed to get better as they went, finishing with a 5-0 sweep over second place Greenhill/Kayser. This isn’t last year’s team but they do look to have a lot of depth at singles which will help at sectionals in the San Antonio heat.
It’s back to SpringPark for 8.0 55s, where the Blesi team topped Greenhill/Kayser in the final 2-1. In the only real drama of the weekend, Number 1 doubles was the difference with Giller/Rajani pulling out a third set tiebreaker to advance.
Congrats to SpringPark on a strong 40/55 season overall.
This had to be a little hard on the 55s squads, many of whom were playing 40s on Friday and Saturday to then have to turn around and play 55s on Sunday. Somebody probably needs a nap today.
Now bring on the 18s season!