Friday, October 28, 2011

4.5 Nationals

Joel Pickett's Dallas 4.5 team travels to Tuscon this weekend for Nationals. They've been placed in what appears to be a fairly tough flight. Traditional powers Northern California and Florida as well as a Seattle-based Pacific NW team (coached by Roger Mark?) will all be tough outs.

The Texas Section has been successful on the men's side at Nationasl this year, with runner-up finishes in both 5.0 and 4.0. As you probably know, this will probably result in some ratings inflation and significant "bump ups" throughout the state.

Ratings for the 2012 season will be published sometime in late November or early December.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Weekend Results

It was the last busy tennis weekend of the year for many local players, as Mixed Sectionals and the Fall Fest filled the schedule on a beautiful tennis weekend.

There were some interesting results at the Fall Fest. First of all, kudos to Jason Cooney and Musa Salihu for taking the Men's 4.5 and 4.0 singles titles. Doubles winners were the teams of Roberto Narajos and Hung Nguyen in 4.5 and newcomers Alex Truong and Andrew Wu in 4.0. Winning the mixed were Hall/Hall and Vu/Houston.

Former 4.5 superstar Odion Dibua won the Open doubles. 4.0 rated George Hernandez toppled Quack Bui in the first round of the 4.5 and then was soundly beaten by Foad Ansari. Hersh Pise, playing on the Deucebags fall team, won the Open consolation.

Local mixed teams met with some success at Sectionals in Southlake. Monty Lindloff's 9.0 team won the title behind wins from Arnold/Breaux and Taylor/Corbin in the finals. SA imports Orlando Galvan and Cynthia Rice and Brett Bernstein/Melinda Montes were both undefeated as Robert Plummer's 10.0 mixed team also made it to Nationals. Michael Tran's 8.0 team didn't fare as well.