If you'd like to read more about my vacation you can pick up my memoirs from the trip in a Half Price Books near you. Yes, that's me on the horse just before I fell off.
My apologies but I took a much deserved vacation across the pond. I didn’t take my racquets and I didn’t think about tennis. I’m back and refreshed but it doesn’t seem like much changed in my absence.4.5 flight A couldn’t have been more predictable. Greenhill/Rossouw is rolling and I’m not yet sure there is a second place team that would deserve a playoff spot.
4.5 flight B, however, could be its own city playoff by itself. Brookhaven/Harllee and JCC/Reiman remain the dominant forces here having only dropped three lines between them in seven combined wins. Both have already laid waste to some pretty respectable teams as well. Brookhaven has already done all of its heavy lifting except for JCC on June 4. JCC still has a little work to do before the title match.
4.5 flight C has fallen into line as expected. I took a chance on the new kids at Springpark/Aguilar and they have not disappointed yet, sitting now as the only undefeated team in this flight and having already beaten all of the major contenders. The close TBar match left a question mark on their depth but we’ll see when the playoffs arrive.
No 4.0 matches this weekend with Mother’s Day taking precedent.4.0 flight A was a strong pick of mine when the season started and only four weeks in everyone has lost. What do I know? This flight still has six one loss teams but McKinney/Kanchi and Oasis/Moehler hasn’t posted yet so one of them is at two losses now. McKinney also plays TBar on May 15. High Point’s loss to Royal Oaks further underscores my earlier thought that there looks to be a real absence of dominant 4.0 teams this year.
4.0 flight B shows that the 4.0 world still remains somewhat upside down as Lakes and Huffines/Ratcliffe are both 4-0. WTF? The two flight leaders square off on May 15.
4.0 flight C has Greenhill/Ohl and Huffines/Jayaram both at 4-0 with Hackberry at 2-0. That’s a little more like it. Greenhill and Hackberry square off this weekend while Former Fretz/Jayaram plays the last team actually left standing at Fretz, the 0-fer life time Ward team.
4.0 flight D has the retooled dirty Garland at 4-0 and 19-1 but also having only played one team with a .500 or better record. Their next match isn’t until May 22 but it’s against second place McKinney/Bazan.
Maybe its jet lag or maybe the results to date really are a snoozer but I don’t think we see anything really interesting until the playoffs except for the 4.5 Brookhaven v JCC tilt. And it’s a month away. Plenty of time for a nap.