Dig that groovy hair. Looks like the father of the mullet, but with curls. I still have that racquet but I had to get rid of the short shorts.
Last year 4.5 over 40s was won by Austin while our Dallas boys won 4.0. The over 40 events haven’t been around too long so let’s review the recent history. At 4.5, the event has been won by Dallas (first year of the event and no nationals so I don't count it), then Fort Worth, San Antonio, Austin and Austin. At 4.0, it was Dallas, then San Antonio, then Dallas, then San Antonio, then Dallas. Clearly I’m picking San Antonio to win 4.0 sectionals this year just based on the history.
I’ve been swamped and haven’t had any time to research the state, but I’m tired of getting burned by the Dallas 4.5s so I’m not picking them to win sectionals at this event in its Nationals form until they actually do it once. SpringPark is our Dallas rep this year and they do have a nice squad but you know the old saying, fool me once - something or other. Then again there is my favorite tennis quote of all time, “Nobody beats Vetas Gerulaitis seventeen times in a row!” Since its only been four times in a row, still not picking Dallas.
A quick review of the Dallas 4.0 squad does not inspire me to pick them either. It’s almost impossible to reload after having won the prior year. While this is a nearly new squad and it looks like they’ve moved to Huffhines from Fretz, it is a shell of last year’s team and I don’t see them getting it done at sectionals either.
Sorry to not be more enthusiastic about Dallas’ chance at 40s this weekend but I just don’t see it. Hope they both prove me wrong.