Friday, August 1, 2008


The local teams fared pretty well in the 4.0 division. Jason Freeman's Hurricane team took 9 out of 10 lines, using 4 different singles players and all of his available players in the process. The team looks deep, and Freeman may have a tough time deciding on a lineup if his team gets in a do-or-die situation. Ricardo Martinez was particularly impressive today for the Hurricanes, and Bill Morris and Robert Pritula had a nice doubles win. Freeman's team will have its hands full with Dallas and Gene Davis, who stomped both of his singles opponents. It's quite possible we could see an all-Dallas final on Sunday afternoon.

Jerry Pham again provided the decisive 3rd set breaker for Chancellor's in the morning match as they pulled out a 3-2 win over favorite Austin, who played without ringer Colin McKinsey. Ismael Dutchover also pulled out a gutsy singles win. Chancellor's had a late afternoon matchup with Midland to get a stranglehold over Division II.

I didn't see any of 4.0 division looks like Tyler is gonna' take that one.

I thought Division IV had the highest quality tennis, with each team fielding quality players at almost every line. Wild Dallas is 2-0. Dan Keller has been unchallenged in both of his singles matches and Jean Nguyen beat tough Fort Worth lefty Ryan Reid in the afternoon match. Somabut's team looks like a shoe-in to make it to the finals.

Noho gave that Dallas team a scare, losing 3-2 as Peter Razeghi cruised in winning his first set 6-1, but couldn't hold on. In the afternoon match, Noho beat a tough Valley team. Kevin Burke, a 3:19 marathoner, used his superior fitness to wear down a tough opponent at line 1 singles. Rick Pricket sliced and diced his way to victory at line 2.


  1. It looks like Chancellor's lost to Midland 3-2. They'll need some help now...possibly from Austin. The loser of the Amarillo/Chancellor's match tomorrow will surely be eliminated.

  2. suprised to see Razeghi lost to Pickett in a close third set breaker. Perhaps the lack of matches played for the noho ringer was his downfall.