Tuesday, October 4, 2016

18s Mixed Sectionals Hits Tyler this Weekend







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I don't cover 6.0 mixed but I like this pair's chances.

Nothing seems to get more comments from our loyal readers than a post about mixed.  I find it discouraging and fascinating at the same time.  One more reason I don’t play mixed.  I try to stay away from it on this blog but like so many things in life – particularly college life – I know it’s bad for me but every so often I just can’t help coming back to it.  This weekend is 18s mixed in glamorous Tyler.  I actually like Tyler, at least it’s not Beaumont.  I’d hate to have to play with a surgical mask on.  And why do they send the old people to Beaumont?  That air combined with a little physical exertion and someone could keel over.  Anyway, Dallas is sending some strong contingencies to Tyler this weekend.  I expect Houston to challenge at every level but as is often the case, I like our chances.  Assuming everyone can attend I expect us to come back with some hardware.  And by hardware I mean more towels.
For starters, don’t count out the 9.0 team from Dallas this year.  A core group of this roster went to 18s 9.0 mixed in 2014 and also won 40s 9.0 mixed the same year.  Houston and its mini-me SETX have also had a lot of success at this level.  Dallas is in a flight with Fort Worth (which has several Dallas players on it), NETX and Lubbock.  I like Dallas’ chances to advance to the finals.  The other flight has Houston, Austin, SETX and Valley.  Gonna go with Houston here.  Still like Dallas to advance to Nationals but this one could go either way.
At 8.0, with a Rossouw sized roster, comes the High Point team that went 28-2 for the season.  I mean seriously, 23 people on a mixed roster?  You only play three lines a match.  At some point “I just want to be on the best team” has got to get a little old when you don’t actually play.  I want to be on the best team too but I want to be on it because I’m actually in the playoff rotation.  Ooops, that may answer the question of why I don’t actually get on the best teams.  (Pause for a moment of self reflection)
Dallas 8.0 is in a flight with NETX, San Angelo and Valley, all of which looks pretty manageable.  I tend to worry a little about small market teams that didn’t play many matches.  They’re usually pretty bad, but jump up every so often and are really good and you don’t see it coming.  I like Dallas to advance to the semis – let’s go ahead and get it over with – and to advance to Nationals.
And a nod to Dallas 7.0 which is sending two teams.  Don’t know a lot of these people but I’ve been led to believe that Houston is the favorite at this level.  Interestingly, if both Dallas teams win their flight it looks like they could square off in the semis before one of them would meet Houston in the finals.  It will depend on which flight the lucky loser comes out of.
And in the 'who knew' category, they actually have a 6.0 level playing with three teams.  There are none from Dallas but - wow - so many 2.5 ratings.  Is that really a thing?
Good luck to all.


47 comments:

  1. Kelley play for Dallasor FW?

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  2. The king of mixed Voldemort and his Dallas 8.0 team gonna be tough. They have the two best 3.5's prob in mixed and lots of experience.

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  3. He has to play for Dallas bec of the start Dallas finish Dallas rule. Looking at the roster the guys and gals look to be much better on Dallas roster as well. As far as 7.0 looks like Tony and Raja 7.0 team will dominate sectionals.

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    1. Raja? He bailed out on Tony before cities and then entered a tourney so he wouldn't be in town. Going to focus on 8.0 because he's too good for 7.0. Someone should alert Kelly, Kyle, Gene, Sam and Marcos that Raja is taking their spot.

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    2. Well, raja is decent. He did destroy Kellwys mixed partner in 7.0. I think Raja can compete at either level. 7.0 mixed is pretty weak for him.

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  4. Not too change subject but I just saw TETerud jogging along Tollway and Legacy. Had he of started tennis at age 10 he would still be playing on tour right now.

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  5. In 2018 USTA considering the 2 national and or sectional rule in any 5 year period. Any player who has attended 2 or more national in 5 years will have to move up a year following the second national event. Shit Kelley has been eligible for 6 in last 3 years alone not counting TRILEVEL. He is headed to 40 nationals in November and if he wins 18 mixed that is another. That would be eight in 3 years. Not sure when this will be implemented but this is long overdue. He and Alan have kept other teams from going to sectionals and nationals around here and it's just not fair! Now the SOB is dominating FT WORTH! Something must be done and I will start a petition to see IT IS DONE!

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    1. no need for rules like this.
      Just need to bump/suspend the obvious tankers.
      It's really not that difficult.

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    2. Rules were implemented. The break up rule was basically targeted toward Sprungpark. A certain individual was manually bumped up and then SP faced a bogus suspension. It didn't work. This new rule may finally do the trick. Question is by the time it does work 10 years of dominance has gone by. Most likely you won't see a player advancing to sectionals or nationals every 6 months it seems. Hopefully country clubbers will eventually get to play in a sectional or national event. If you have been playing mixed last 5-10 years Speungpark has been an impossible team to beat. It is not fair. I am all for the new rule!

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    3. People you will not see another run in mixed like this ever again. Alan A will move on to another job and Kelley can't continue dominating at this pace. You are seeing the last of the dynasty. It is physically impossible at 51 years of age to continue this run. Speingpark will be bulldozed for condos at some point. Be patient, the playing field will finally be fair.

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    4. Teterud will be the new king !!!!!!!!He will take over the torch!

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  6. I think the rule really for TET as he is improving daily. Jus ask him

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  7. pat tetrud is sollid 4.0. He in grate shape butt only good in dubbles. And that's the truf

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  8. Everyone knows that Alan is controlling the high point team. It's his players from his usual Springpark team. He knows how to captain. The roster my have 23, but he will take the best 4 teams and tell everyone else "thanks for playing". That's why he wins. He doesn't play everyone, he plays the best. Maybe some of the other captains should put the team ahead of the individuals. He goes into ever season trying to win nationals. He tells his players that before they register.

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  9. Who is Pat Teterud?

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    1. He is the man! The myth! The Legend... in his own mind.

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  10. Who is Pat Teterud? I've been seeing his name on here but the guys results on tennislink are just a mixed bag. Definitely not worth the respect.

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    1. He is just a guy that tells everyone how great he is. Not even Kelly is as self important.

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  11. Pat a nice guy. Just leave him alone.

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  12. Alan A is the best mixed captain in history. You will NEVER see dominance like this again. It's actually pretty damn incredible, and I dislike SP

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  13. He has taught and mentored the best mixed player around and their is mutual respect. Do you people realize Kelley has quietly taken the LAST TWO 40 and over mixed teams to nationals???? Some wonder if Alan pulling the strings of that team too. I know Kelly is listening to him for advice.

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  14. Not true, he was suspended last year. Couldn't play. Know your facts!!!

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    1. He qualified before suspended. THATS THE FACTS, JACK!!!!!!!!

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  15. If Dallas wins 8.0 sectionals they will have to break up again. Of course w Gene, Danielle white and Kelley as the 3 returning players and Alan A playing w a solid 4.0 and adding Coates or Kwong then nobody beats them. Alan a might add Pearson as a 4.0 to the 8.0 team is the rumor. Pretty solid!

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    1. Not a rumor. They have already started practicing. If you are a 4.0 woman wanting a national mixed title, call Alan. They will be loaded.

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  16. Yes. They have been practicing and I saw Alan actually yelling at Mike K over lazy feet. I now see why these guys have put together a mixed dynasty. They are practicing for 40 and over 3 months before it starts. Absolutely incredible!

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  17. What a waste of time and effort!!!!!!!!! Do something constructive like a charity or volunteer! Kelley is an IDIOT anyway!

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    1. I guess they could let one of the country clubs win. Would that be considered charity?

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  18. You know not sure why the anons questioning Teteruds game? Maybe whoever it is should come forward and challenge him. He won a couple big matches 0 and 0. I am sure he would like to play his detractors and knowing Pat he would enjoy it. Pat is a nice guy who has improved by leaps and bounds. The hate is ridiculous.

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  19. Thanks for your thoughts TET. You would think that someone who is a solid 4.5 in his mind would easily win his matches at 4.0 sectionals. Bitches to play in the big game and gets no results against a mediocre 4.0.

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  20. 4.0 sectional players are not 4.0's so I would suggest winning two matches 6-0,6-0 pretty darn good. TET only getting better and a very dangerous player to face.

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    1. Winning 0&0 might get him double bump. 5.0 watch put!

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  21. 0 and 0 doesn't count

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    1. Ask Teterud and he says it counts to him and that is all that matters.

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  22. Most of the Dallas mixed doing great this weekend. 9.0 are 1-0, 2-1. 8.0s are 2-0, 5-1. Unfortunately Dallas 7.0s are 0-2, 2-4.

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  23. SpringPark I mean high point kicking butt. 2-0, Toni kicking butt 2-0, Alzuro getting butt kicked 0-2, and the biggest f-up, Zackary's ft worth can't field 3 lines. Only 2 lines per match and 0-2.

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  24. Zackary is a beloved captain. Can't imagine how his players would abandon him.

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    1. True, he is easily as beloved as Wayne Rigney.

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  25. Dallas lost 0-3 WTF.

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    1. What were you saying about the mastermind behind this team? Who wants to take credit now?

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    2. Lost 3 tiebreakers to 18 year old Mexican self rated. Pooh happens. It's not a big deal.

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  26. if dallas wins one line against valley they would have advanced. Kelly, Gene and Sam all lost in three setters? Crazy.

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    1. Kelley biggest choker ever... hahahaha!!!!

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  27. Sometimes you get beat. It happens. Just shows, winning dallas 10 years in a row doesn't mean you can win sectionals.

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    1. If you don't believe that, ask Rossouw.

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    2. Rangers Suck!!!

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