Friday, June 10, 2011

Congrats are in order..

Congrats to Lakeside 5.0, JCC-Blast, the Deucebags and Lakeside 4.5, all of whom had a nice night last night for one reason or another. At some point or another this season, I've underestimated all of them.

Greg Schmucker had a nice win last night over Ricardo Martinez. Renish Halani has been impressive in his 4.5 matches and should be tough in the 4.0 playoffs. Jaison John and Shibu Ninan with an impressive debut for the Sienna Aces last night. Will the Aces be a playoff factor?

One byproduct of the "games" element used in wild card calculations may be some teams giving their all up until the final bell sounds. Katy Coaches had a bad loss last night...but are they still "in it" for a wild card? I haven't done the game calculations, but I would think they still have a shot.

120 comments:

  1. I, Bobby Trinh, was beaten.

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  2. any details on the blast vs titans?

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  3. RIOS REALLY SUCK!!!

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  4. So does your Mom. Tell her thanks for me!

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  5. Good for the Deucebags. Perhaps they can win their division. If I am not mistaken did the Deucebags play at Copperfield last night? Good job guys.

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  6. good job dbags, i knew if you took one line of singles, that you will have a chance. good win schmucker, martinez is tough. wondering why copperfield did not play adam kent, line2 singles

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  7. As for Titans-Blast, I believe the winners for Blast were Taylor, Kiser/Giordanelli, Rios/Jacobs and Smith/Gabriel. John Day beat Greg Medford in three for Sugar Creek.

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  8. htown, did taylor whip up on simon again?

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  9. It makes sense not to play Adam Kent. Lobsters were already in the playoffs regardless of outcome of Deucebags match. Regardless, Martinez is a tough out for anyone.

    Why risk Adam Kent getting any additional strikes, when you can save him for the playoffs.

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  10. Will the sienna aces be able to get a wildcard?

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  11. i wouldnt count my chickens before they hatch. is copperfield offically in the playoffs. they have 3 more matches and an upset will send them 6-2. no guarantees. an yes, you should have played your two best players against a top team in your division. also kent's rating is "b", he cant be dq'd

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  12. Still no scores reported for some of the 4.5 matches last night either. I did see the HTA helicopter overhead last night though.

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  13. will hurricane 4.0 miss playoff if they lose to chancellor because of game score?

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  14. I'm sure greg (hurricanes) won't let that happen...

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  15. Which players can't be DQ'd? Is only "c" rated players right? Or is "c" and "b"?

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  16. it's both "c" and "b" can't be dq'd.

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  17. Unicorn newcomer Kevin Lotz with a nice debut last night. Gotta' keep an eye on them.

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  18. I am glad that when the teams advance to the next level that the team names are not used - only Houston and Wild Houston. Unicorns...WTF really?

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  19. Lakeside showing some depth last night at 4.5. They have contenders in all three divisions. Could be factor in Playoffs in 4.0 and 4.5. Kudos to D Bags for last nights win, well played by Tran.

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  20. Its horses unicorns and ponies Mr towle!

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  21. lol anyone can have a great debut against Pecan Grove... their average age is like 60...

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  22. Kevin Lotz is nothing to worry about when he comes up to the net. no net game what so ever!

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  23. i love how the unicorns anonymously put down their players. they are sneaky good.

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  24. Freddie's 4.0 team barely beat the awful Acers 3-2 last nite. The score will be reported in 2014

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  25. Add Kevin Lotz to the list of teaching pros playing 4.0's.

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  26. Any news on Clambakes/Bangers? I know the Clambakes defaulted a line and that they won at least one line of doubles.

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  27. Bangers won 3-2 with the default. We had a guy call at like 645p saying he could not make it. Not sure why and hope all is alright. This is not like him.

    Honestly the line they did not play was the dude from Tennis Express (Armen?), so he probably could have taken it regardless.

    Little did we know that some of the 4.0 guys were on the other side of LLTC playing with you Greg. Rectal vision is 20/20 as we would have had them fill in.

    Is it a good biz practice to be beating your clientele? I am not sure I like that too much.

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  28. wow thats messed up... could have let Towle know ahead of time... but then Towle you should have had a backup person just in case of no shows

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  29. I am not steering the ship. Merely a passenger this year.

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  30. Steering the ship, driving the bus, etc. SUCKS, Never again.

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  31. I am really surprised that Taylor keeps winning. He is good but not great in my opinion. I am not sure this run will last, but who knows.

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  32. A Horse with a giant horn on its head...Brutal.

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  33. Just got done reading Dallas league and Austin league blogs. Boooring. No hating. No cursing. WTF? Bunch of sissie ass bitches!

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  34. Taylor is a beast for the 4.5 level. His game I definately unorthodox but he is very very consistent off both sides and has a huge weapon in his forehand. Its not a run, he is just above level.

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  35. Maybe on Taylor you are right. Was he a good junior player? Looks like he probably didnt play juniors.

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  36. Kevin Lotz has a bum knee I should know I played college tennis with him, hes half the player he was since then.

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  37. taylor is a line#1 singles player without a doubt and everyone else in div5 is a line2 singles player. he should be winning those matches. when city comes, he will be tested

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  38. looks like the season is coming to an end. theses are you top singles players heading into the playoffs.
    div1- hess, q.bui
    div2- sanborn, mahula, callaway
    div3- borkop, pumma
    div4- kudrick, kent
    div5- taylor

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  39. Freeman for prez!

    He'll be back in Dallas for another beat-down of his looks good on paper but not really a team team.

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  40. Div 5 john day fool

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  41. Jcc was lucky, titans main man was no show, Douds would have made the difference one of the best in this league

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  42. Where did Lotz play in college?

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  43. Lakeside sweep? 5.0, 4.5, 4.0

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  44. Lakeside sucks.

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  45. Congrats to Schumucker. Isn't he about 45? Nice win for the old guard against a much younger player.

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  46. Unicorns DEFINITELY got to get moved over to play at Memorial Park. If you boyz need some help with that, contact Emily Schaeffer at 713-803-1112.

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  47. I think schmucker is 41, but not for sure. Either way he runs down a lot of balls for someone in his forties.

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  48. greg, how strong are the wranglers from division 3? and also lance lokens copperfield team compared with the rest of the field (lakeside, hurricanes, unicorns, chancellors, rpm)

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  49. Who is babu? What is babu?

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  50. Greg, Please remove the 11:39am post. It's inappropriate.

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  51. That is the double edged sword - if you start policing for one person's assumed appropriateness then you end up running people off.

    I would estimate that about 20% of the topics are off comment and should be removed.

    Agree the comment is out of line, but you need to have thicker skin and be able to overlook that stuff - this is the internet BTW.

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  52. Yea. Tell em Chris.

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  53. Greg delete 6:38 please he is a p...y

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  54. pinoy....racist pig


    GUILLA

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  55. Greg is not 41 try 49

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  56. Actually he is 45.

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  57. He actually works on improving his game instead of bitching and whining about players rating...

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  58. Schmucker does not look 45. I thought he was somewhere between 36-38. Regardless he must be in really good shape.

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  59. Lakeside is 29-1 in 4.0 this year, although haven't been truly tested yet by Hurricanes yet etc, we'll see at playoffs if they are for real.

    Lakeside 4.5 team is undefeated in all of their regular summer league matches since last year. Same story, we'll see come playoffs with Copperfield, Hurricanes, etc.

    Schmucker has been a competitive player for past decade, and will be a test in playoffs. Add Borkop, Medford, Taylor, Bui and Hess should be fun to watch. Kudrick is as good as he wants to be.

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  60. Sienna Aces will not even make the playoffs.
    Sienna Sucks

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  61. it'll be funny if sienna makes its instead of chancellors

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  62. Prepare to laugh...

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  63. As long as 1 Chancellor's team makes it, they all get to play at sectionals. They all look the same and nobody can track the names.

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  64. it will be funny if copperfield miss playoffs if they get upset one more time. 6-2 and being second in your div is not a sure thing. teams like nwo, coaches, bangers, clambakes may sneak in there with 5-3 records

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  65. How will Schmucker do this weekend in Tyler after his big confidence boost this past Thursday?

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  66. 4.5 singles is crazy weak. Minh Honag would smoke all of the top 4.5 guys. Give him 1 year.

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  67. No way Copperfield misses the playoffs!! At least I hope not. I want to see what Kudrick really has.

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  68. You mean what he has left?? in his golden years

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  69. Minh Hoang can't keep up with the likes of Hess, Kudrick, Taylor, or Jim

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  70. you just insulted hess, kudrick, and taylor by mentioning jim in the same sentence

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  71. you know if it wasn't for jason freeman the other teams wouldn't had to recruit sandbaggers

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  72. Hurricane 4.0 could miss playoffs if they loose to Chancellor this week.

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  73. Hurricanes are like Miami Heat, recruiting all the talent but will come up short just like LeLoser and company

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  74. Coming up short of what?

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  75. Hurricanes goal is to go to nationals and win but they won't even make it out of state

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  76. Coming up short of nationals. Jason Freeman can't win the big one.

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  77. lol hurricane's beat chancellor last time without using their best line up... what makes u think they will loose this time? 'Canes fo life!!!!

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  78. chacellor was missing more good player than hurricane and it still could of went either way. teams are even.

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  79. then Hurricanes better bench all their asian too LOL ... esp Arata the Japanese kid.

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  80. All the same person posting anonymously creating controversy. Both the Hurricanes and Chancellors will be in the playoffs. The match this week is just another match. No reason for all the hype.

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  81. both will make the playoffs, but chancellors suck and they will prove it again when they lose to the hurricanes. if chancellors really want to win, then they need to make a statement this time around and beat the canes.

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  82. Minh Hoang cant keep up with Hess? Taylor? Really?

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  83. If he vietnamese he can kep up stupid

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  84. Who is Vietnamese Hess or Taylor or Really?

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  85. Hey Jones, no chinese hea we from vietnamese

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  86. That is funny. I just spit my drink on my monitor when I read this.

    Poor kid, seemed like he had so much promise after Temple of Doom and Goonies.

    Here is his bio --
    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0702841/bio

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  87. @ Mr. Towle, im confused, what does the temple of doom kid have to do with anything?

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  88. I must have missed the previous comment as I was on portable device - I read it as how Short-round talked to Indiana Jones in the movie.

    Mis-interpret, my bad.

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  89. Your excused cris. at least you have a sense of humor, shows a good player. Those guys pretend to be good players have no sense of humor at all

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  90. 7:57, that was stupid.

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  91. bored bored bored

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  92. speaking of movies. had a Benzon sighting the other night. Gran Torino, great flick. Short stocky Hmong gang banger. you slap some cheesey tennis gear on that guy and troll him around LLTC or MPTC and I guarantee you, people would think it was Red recruiting!!

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  93. And all you white guys over 40 look like Clint Eastwood

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  94. damn that was a complement, try rodney dangerfield

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  95. Big match ups this week?

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  96. Im still struggling with how Taylor beat Jim. Was Jim coaching all day? Maybe Taylor is better than I thought.

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  97. I think taylor won more games in both sets, that how he beat jim

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  98. Maybe jim lost that's why taylor won

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  99. Maybe Taylor is better than Jim.

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  100. first of all, the real players know that jim cant hang with the top 4.5. maybe your comparing jim to the rest of the titans, instead of the rest of the top teams. jim is a good line2 singles. and taylor is a line1 singles players. taylor proved that he's better then jim,,,,, TWICE.

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  101. The only reason Taylor won is because he either won 6 or 7 games in each set.

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  102. 7:11 are you on crack or weed? He fucking dominated Jim 2 times and you are wondering how he beat Jim? Jesus Christ why don't you go ahead and break down the NBA finals for us oh wait I'll do that for you..."I don't know how Miami lost they looked so good on paper but yet they got beat and yet my feeble mind can't grasp the concept so I'll stick my finger up my ass and debate facts instead of opinions. You truly are either Jim's brother or completely clueless which are basically the same..

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  103. 11:18 Sorry man if I hurt your feelings, did not realize you were taylor girlfriend

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  104. Jim sucks and is a middle tier singles player. He likes to show off with flash shots, but gets his ass beat. Most of the line 1 or 2 singles player on each team can beat him. Plus have you seen the guy... he's ugly too.

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  105. Right now Taylor is probably the 2nd best player in the 4.5 league behind Kudrick. That's a lot to be said.

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  106. both kudrick and taylor behind jim, I think you guys are jealoouuuus of jim

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  107. This blog is a joke a one or two shills for Jim talking trash I really don;t feel the need to respond look at the results. Any comment shilling for Jim should be considered extremely prejudiced and/or either teammate or gay/jealous lover...not that there's anything wrong with that..

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  108. Thinking back on watching him play he does have a hard body and cute haircut. If anyone was to turn me for the other team it would be Simon! Maybe I should call for a lesson..non tennis related

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  109. This blog is S I C K..

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  110. u mean S i c k like awesome

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  111. i watched sidney jim play adrian valdez before, pretty close match, that makes him opens level, not 4.5

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  112. the mastermind jason freemanJune 15, 2011 at 1:16 AM

    Here's the average games lost for the top teams in 4.0 (should be similar to winning %) . Looks like this new rule helps out Freddy's RPM team the most (surprise!). They were possibly eliminated before, but with the new rule they're up there. Of course they still have to play the good guys. It really ruins teams like Sienna and makes every game count a lot! Assuming they use this for seeding, it also sets up an early matchup of Unicorns vs Hurricanes in the playoffs. With all the sandwich talk on the board that could be a good one.

    Division champs:
    Lakeside (26.1)
    Good Guys (27.3)
    Cinco (28.3)
    Unicorns (31.4)
    Hurricanes (40.6)
    Copperfield (41.7)

    2nd place:
    RPM (32.6)
    Chancellors (38.6)
    mason creek (43.5)
    west side (43.6)
    GTAC (44.3)
    Sienna (45.7)


    yes but RPM havnt posted their loss to double trouble, also will probably at least one match to the good guys, also those percentages are so close after the next 2 matches who knows where everything could stand, and why do you say 4 and 5 (hurricanes and unicorns) will necessarily be thrown into the same flight?

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  113. Yeah, answer Phil's question!!!




    GUILLA

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