Monday, February 20, 2017
Quick seniors update
4.5+ over 40 - the tight race that was anticipated is holding true to form. Six matches in with five remaining there is no team that is undefeated so far. Oak Creek/Sweeney and Brookhaven/Harllee are the only one loss teams with OC holding a slight line lead even though BH beat them head to head. In third with two losses is Lifetime Fitness/Arcaria and Greenhill/Rossouw. The big question is what happened to JCC/Reiman? 4-3 at the halfway mark isn't a typical JCC season.
4.5 is at the halfway mark and 4.0 is already done. Is that right? Seems so. Advancing out of the two 4.0 flights are, in order of strength of record, Oak Creek/Ramasami (6-1, 27-8), Springpark/Walters (6-1, 26-9), Canyon Creek/Patterson (6-1, 21-14), and Huffhines/Clark (5-2, 24-11). Oak Creek had a dominant season until the last match of the season against CC. Having already wrapped up first place in their flight they lost a tight 2-3 match. Does that match have a different conclusion at city playoffs? This a much more competitive field than in years past but I'm not yet sure if that's because Dallas is weaker or there are just more good teams.
9.0 over 55 has Oak Creek/Sweeney clear of the field at 7-0 and having already beaten second place and one loss Brookhaven/Bartlett. Gleneagles/Juhn sits alone with two losses and could still work their way back into the mix.
8.0 over 55 has a very similar look with Greenhill/Kayser sitting alone and undefeated (with a mighty impressive 17-1 line record to date), Springpark/Blesi alone with one loss, and Lifetime/Heflin alone at two losses. Greenhill and Springpark square off the last match of the season so it could come right down to the wire.