As many know and are debating int he previous thread, the 40 and above Mixed Sectionals was last weekend. From now on, I am renaming this bastardized version of tennis the Inter-Gender Championships. With no further Adieu...
At the big boy level (there is no 10.0 for over 40 and it makes little difference for 99% of you anyway) for the over the hill crowd, Brookhaven-Ware represented Dallas. They competed well but fell to flight winner NOHO 2-1. NOHO advances to get the crap kicked out of them by Austin. In what seems like in every 40+ event at these higher levels, it is dominated by the ageless Juan DeKruyff. Austin wins 3-0 and who really cares since our boys (and girls) were a non-factor.
This is the level that gets all of the talk because Voldemort, Alan A and Zackary (or Zacry, Zachry, Zachary, Zackry and feel free to add about 10 more spellings if you wish) play. Voldemort joined Zackary in Dallas-West (aka Fort Worthless or the easy road to sectionals as most people know it). In the finals, they easily defeat NOHO 3-0. I am attaching a picture of Voldemort from his pre-tennis playing days. Most had no idea that he was a pro-wrestler back in the day.
There is a rumor that with the current political climate that Alan has started self identifying as a woman tennis player so he can dominate mixed even more than he has in the past. I am sure it has not escaped many that Voldemort played doubles with a Zackary. Is there any truth that he is self identifying in a new way to help his mixed team?
In the usually important Dallas, Alan A had a team that fought admirably but with his usual team playing on the wuss side of the city and not yet playing with questionable gender identification, they finished 2-2. I am certain with the return of Voldemort and this new gender identification scheme, Springpark will return to dominance. I really have no desire to see Alan or Zackary in a skirt so I hope that is just rumor but in this new day of accepting everything, I am not sure.
Dallas looked to be in good shape by reaching the finals but ran into an all too familiar city. They met up with mighty Houston and lost a 2-1. There are cities we love to beat and cities that we hate to see win. For most of us, Houston has been the bane of our existence. I accept when Amarillo brings Logan Powell and beats us but I really hate losing to Houston. Oh well, I will pull for Texas but I will not pull for Houston. When they go by Texas, I will root for them again.
Intellectually, I know there is a 6.0 mixed. I have heard about it but never actually witnessed it. I would have forgot about it but several of you really showed some interest in the last comments. While I suspect that was maybe one person who showed interest, Dallas wins and deserves a shout-out. The field was extremely deep with both teams in the field narrowly winning their own cities. Although, the deep Dallas 6.0 competition must have really prepared Alzuro (who I was told self-identifies as a 5.0) and his forces as they played Austin 3 times and emerged victorious 3 times!
Best of luck and next week we can get back to men's tennis. I am wondering when Freeman will start a women's team in Houston and have all his male ringers identify as women.