Thursday, June 9, 2016

4.0 Playoff Picture


 

M4.0 – 39 Teams
3 flights of 10 teams (9 matches) and 1 flight of 9 teams (8 matches)
Wild Card (WC) – McKinney/Kanchi M4.0

League Play Offs Format:
4-2nd Place Teams and 2-3rd Place Teams, 2 flights of 3, Flight Winners advance to League Play Off, Winner advances to City Championship

If Wild Card Needed: 4-2nd Place Teams and 1-3rd Place Team with Best Overall Records and WC, 2 flights of 3, Flight Winners advance to League Play Off, Winner advances to City Championship

City Championship Format: 4-1st Pace Teams and 1-QT Winner, 5 Team Round Robin


Flight A – two of the best 4.0 teams in town still inhabit this flight and one is going to have to fight their way through League Playoffs (QT for the old timers).
High Point/Somabut 6-1 (26-9), remaining schedule is Garland/Sisk (0-6) & Oak Creek/Wei-Ben (3-3).  High Point needs to finish 10-0 over the last two matches to hold McKinney at bay but they can do it.  High Point holds the head to head tie breaker over McKinney so it’s all in High Point’s court.
McKinney/Kanchi 6-1 (26-9), remaining schedule is Oak Creek/Wei-Ben & Greenhill/Parga (2-5).  Same issue here.  One line lost to the house could mean the difference in city playoffs and QT.  Last week HP won 3-2 and McKinney won 4-1 to tie the line totals for the season.
Eldorado/Browning 5-2 (22-13), remaining schedule is T Bar/Snow (4-3) & Royal Oaks/Templeton (4-3).  They are still in the hunt for one of the two third place spots in QT but they finish with two respectable squads.

Flight B – the order here is still up for grabs with a couple of meaningful matches left.
Huffines/Ratcliffe 7-0 (27-8), remaining schedule is Greenhill/Davalos & McKinney/Jacobson (3-4).  Still some work to do before the flight winner title is wrapped up.
Brookhaven/Bartlett 6-1 (26-9), remaining schedule is McKinney/Jacobson & Lakes/Reifsnyder.  The Lakes match is sudden death for these two. 
Greenhill/Davalos 5-2 (21-14), remaining schedule is Huffines/Ratcliffe & Lifetime/Heflin (1-6).  It’s all on the line with Huffines.  Even a sweep over LT won’t pull them out of another loss.
Lakes/Reifsnyder 5-2 (20-15), remaining schedule is Oak Creek/Rich (2-5) & Brookhaven/Bartlett.  BH will need to keep winning so Lakes is likely out.

Flight C – Jayaram’s crew has always fallen a little short in the past.  Let’s see if they can bring it home this time.
Huffines/Jayaram 7-0 (28-7), remaining schedule is Canyon Creek/Patterson (4-3) & Stonebriar/Dickey (4-2).  Can’t fall asleep on the last two matches.
Greenhill/Ohl 6-1 (27-8), remaining schedule is Stonebriar/Dickey and McKinney/Oh (3-4).  Should be able to wrap up a playoff spot but which one will it be.
Hackberry Creek/Myers 5-2 (22-13), remaining schedule is LB Houston/Montalvo (1-6) & Canyon Creek/Patterson (4-3).  Probably on the outside looking in for second place but maybe they still slip into QT.
Stonebriar/Dickey 4-2 (19-11), they haven’t posted their score with Fretz/Ward but SB should roll Fretz so they are still in the hunt.  Remaining schedule is Greenhill/Ohl & Huffines/Jayaram so their odds are slim.

Flight D – this is the tightest flight with two to play but JCC has by far the hardest road.  The McKinney/JCC match has a lot on the line. 
Garland/Sisk 5-1 (24-6), remaining schedule is JCC/Schachter & Greenhill/Alzuro (1-5).  They need to keep their focus to retain first place.
JCC/Schachter 5-1 (22-8), remaining schedule is Garland/Sisk & McKinney/Bazan.  Really tough finish but you either have it or you don’t.
McKinney/Bazan 5-1 (20-10), remaining schedule is Gleneagles/Miller (3-4) and JCC/Schachter.  Fate is their hands with the JCC match.
Oak Creek/Iyer 5-1 (19-11), remaining schedule is Seay/Jacob (2-4) & Las Colinas/Otey (1-5).  At the back of the leader pack currently but an easy finishing stretch could propel them into a playoff berth.
A lot of information but wanted to be as clear as possible.  At this point the flight winners look like: High Point/Somabut, Huffines/Ratcliffe, Huffines/Jayaram and Garland/Sisk.  HP and GTC are relying on tie breakers so their margin for error is pretty small.  In either case, both would make QT if they dropped a spot.  These four will be joined by the QT winner for a five team round robin city championship.  I think this comes down to a rematch of High Point and McKinney (who I’m picking to win QT).  Even though McKinney lost in flight play to HP, the players for both squads in that match didn’t look like their top eight so I’m still going with McKinney to sectionals and the wild card to High Point.  Dark horse to GTC.

League Playoffs (QT) should be won by flight A’s second place team, at this point McKinney.  Joining them in the contest as second place finishers I’d go with Brookhaven/Bartlett, Greenhill/Ohl and McKinney/Bazan.  In years past that could have easily been the city championship lineup so it’s looking like a deep and well balanced QT.  Since the WC holder will finish in first or second, two third place teams will advance.  I’ll take what should be a one loss Oak Creek/Iyer team and then it gets tough.  Best odds look like Hackberry Creek/Myers and Eldorado/Browning.  I’m going with Hackberry.

27 comments:

  1. Kanchi is the new biggest cheat in 4.0. He even brags about it.

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    1. If he is bragging about cheating, he isn't very good at cheating.

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    2. exactly, just another newcomer that will disappear like a fart in the wind

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  2. Who the hell is Kanchi? No one cares about Dallas anyway. Without a super team, Houston will go back to winning 4.0.

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    1. He is the guy who said he wants a piece of Freeman and Houston doesn't concern him.

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    2. Check the Houston leagues. No Freeman team this year. Taking the year off, at least in 18+ 4.0. Looks like San Antonio's Buster Ashes is stepping up to fill the Freeman void though. Amarillo means business this year too.

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    3. Kanchi and Somabut have lucked into the only year that Freeman is sitting out? Lucky guys.

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    4. That guy can't stop talking. He's lucky several Dallas captains are taking this year off too.

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    5. Yeah, he has told pretty much everyone in the state and Todd already has him under the microscope. He should ask Tony what happens when you pull shenanigans... even Computer Rated players get popped.

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  3. Get Todd to look at Mike Kelly. Another nationals this year. When will it stop?

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    1. Shut up. Mike Kelly is dead. I killed him.

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  4. Boooooooring. 4.0 = A bunch of old men who didn't play sports in high school and want to recapture glory long passed by. Congrats on taking that beginner tennis class in college... Took ya 25 years, but glad it worked out!

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  5. Kanchi is a good guy. He plays tournaments and is new to the league tennis scene. So what if he has a good team. After Tony Le last year, I'm glad to see some new people stepping up. Since Dallas totally dominated 4.0 scene last year it will be hard to replicate that. Better Dallas then Houston.

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  6. QT is going to be brutal with likely McKinney/Kanchi, Greenhill/Ohl, Brookhaven/Bartlett, McKinney/Bazan, Oak Creek/Iyer all having only one loss each. That would make a decent City Tourney.

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    1. Kanchi may still sneak in. They are tied with Somabut with one loss and same lines. We must sweep and Somabut lose a line but not out of it.

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    2. Kanchi just had his chance to pass Somabut when Bob lost his line this weekend. Looks like Teterud made sure High Point kept the lead.

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    3. Teterud is showing is High Point colors.

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  7. after looking at last weeks results, clearly Bobby Smith and Bruce Hatch are both tanking!

    Does Kanchi have a job? He has played 90 tournament matches in 2016 alone!

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    1. He must not have a wife, kids, job or a life.

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    2. Bruce Hatch is terrible and Bobby Smith can't play singles unless it's indoors, too fat.

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    3. I wholeheartedly agree with the statement above about my singles prowess.

      Bobby Smith

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    4. I wholeheartedly agree with the statement above about my singles prowess.

      Bobby Smith

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    5. You agree so much that you needed to say it twice? So do you agree that you are tanking?

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    6. It is ok for Hatch to be terrible at 4.5 (1-4). He is a 4.0 player and was (8-1) there.

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  8. Is Kelly finally off suspension?

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    1. Yeah he is now playing for High Point 8.0 team

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  9. I believe he has all of those last time I talked with him. But not for certain, Raj is a good guy, wish he was still on my team, Mckinney combined team next year????

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