I'm ready to play, coach.
Now it's time for the real tennis to start. Bring on the kids. Let's see what we have for this weekend.
5.0+ (yes, the chart keeps going above 5.0) has one 10 team flight. Wow, 10 teams. That has to be a recent record. There are several good matchups in week one but for the Match of the Week I'm going with Greenhill/Rossouw versus TBar/Bartzen. TBar has the wild card from the fall so let's see how strong they decide to come out this spring.
4.5 A - This flight is a 4.0 city playoff reunion. Almost all of these teams are 4.0 bump up squads. Greenhill/Rossouw better run away with this flight. Samuell Grand/Hanna versus McKinney/Jett is a mid-market undercard for week one.
4.5 B - Lakes/Way versus Oak Creek/Herget-Clark is MOW for this flight. And it's easily the hardest flight when you take these two and add JCC/Reiman, Brookhaven/Harllee and Lifetime/Arcaria. Whoever makes is out of here will be battle tested.
4.5 C - For MOW here I like SpringPark/Aguilar versus Village/Valentin. SpringPark was my surprise pick in this flight so let's see how they get started.
4.0 A - Match of the Week for week one overall may be the match of the season in 4.0 with McKinney/Kanchi and High Point/Somabut squaring off on week one. These were two of my early favorites for Dallas city champions and after the first week one of them will have a loss. Big stakes so early. I'm going with the fall champs out of McKinney in this one.
4.0 B - Easily of the most interest in this flight will be Brookhaven/Bartlett versus Huffines/Ratcliffe. Again, someone starts off with a loss early.
4.0 C - in a QT battle, Huffines/Jayaram faces McKinney/Oh in week one. Is it just me or did everyone USTA men's team leave Fretz?
4.0 D - not much of interest here for the first week, but we'll watch McKinney/Bazan versus Seay/Jacob for grins.