Monday, October 31, 2016

And Finally, Mixed Nationals

I’ve mentioned this before but I really don’t like mixed.  Most of the drama and complaining begins in mixed in one way or another.  Unless you up in the 9.0/10.0 range its bad tennis.  And the men and the women have to really change their doubles games to have success.  Tried it, don’t like it.

That being said, all we have left at this point in the 2016 season is mixed nationals.  This weekend has two sites in action: Tucson has the 18 and over 7.0 and 9.0 while Surprise has 40 and over 6.0 and 8.0.

The 18/7.0 team is out of Dallas.  A quick check of their results were interesting.  Didn’t drop a line in during the season and then lost to the second place team at cities.  Got to sectionals as a wild card and won it with a very short bench.  Don’t see them winning it all but with a favorable flight they might make Sunday.  The 18/9.0 team is out of Fort Worth.  A couple of Dallas regulars on this squad but not one of those Dallas West teams.

The 40/6.0 team is also out of Dallas.  I hate to even speculate what 6.0 mixed tennis looks like but they have what looks to be a rough flight so enjoy the scenery in the Phoenix suburbs.  The 40/8.0 team is out of Fort Worth but has a distinctly Dallas look to it.  Not sure how this team does.  They have Kelly so they likely start up 1-0 in a 40s division but they look thin after that.  I don’t see any high end talent at any level.   Someone’s gonna have to really show up for this team to go far.

Good luck to the DFW mixed participants this weekend.

 

19 comments:

  1. Kelly back again. WOW
    How does he do this over and over with different teams.

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  2. Kelly back talking about himself again. WOW
    How does he do it over and over without getting suspended for life. It's obvious he tanks all his men's matches. What a f'n joke.

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  3. Why are you so hard on Mike..he's a very nice guy.

    Teterud

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  4. He is an asshole, and most likely so are you for defending him! "Birds of a feather..."

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  5. What about Tri=Level.

    I see Raja is playing in San Antonio. I thought you couldn't play in Dallas and another event. I see Red Benzon is doing the same. I also thought you could only have one out of market player.

    Raja is playing fast and loose with the rules again.

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    1. Raj is stupid and just doesn't know the rules apply to him too.

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    2. Looks like Red Benzon moved from Missouri City to San Antonio last night.

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  6. Why does Dallas always dominate mixed?

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  7. Because no one else cares outside of Dallas. Other cities are focused on dominating men's and women's while good Dallas tennis players and captains are distracted with jealousy, anger, country clubs, self image and mixed leagues.

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  8. Dallas 7.0 in the semifinals at Nationals.

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  9. How about them Cowboys !!!

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  10. 8.0 mixed lost in semis 2-1.
    Kelly lost

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  11. Teterud won his semis match!

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  12. Dallas losses because Mike Kelly losses his match. LOL

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  13. I guess someone showed up Murray Langston.

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