Thursday, July 12, 2012

Weather Permitting...

I'm really looking forward to three matches tonight. In 4.5, I think the JAM-JCC match could be interesting. On paper, it should be JAM all the way. Mario Hornsby is 9-0 in doubles on the season, and has got to be 2012's Rookie of the Year. Does anyone really think Sydney Jim will lose? I'll believe it when I see it. Still, JCC's Kiser/Richardson combo has been unstoppable, Pete Taylor is still a quality singles guy, and players like Medford, MacKinnon, and Berry are dangerous. I'm still going with JAM 4-1.

In 4.0, there are two headliners to watch. The Good Guys play Copperfield. Copperfield's Heath Bromley and Zach Salinas played their first match of the season together. If I'm not mistaken, neither will get a strike for that one as the computer can't really assign a DNTRP with multiple players with no record. So Bromley probably has one strike. Would LOVE to see him match up against Andrew Nguyen... There are a bevy of solid guys on both teams: Salinas, Salinas, Bombonatti, Hays, Kiss, Mei, Helvenston, Le, Truong and a bunch of others. Should be a 3-2 match. A shame one of these teams won't make it to Dallas.

The other good 4.0 matchup is between the Unicorns and the Mob Squad. How good are the Unicorns? A better question: Just how good are Shishir Mohan and Phi Nguyen? Are they better than anything the Mob Squad can put out there? Do they give the Unicorns a 2-0 lead from the outset? I don't know, but it's definitely possible. Coke winners Tuan Tran and Bao Hangoc are the top 4.0 doubles team until someone beats them. Mob will have to find two more winning lines. Kim Lequoc? Joseph Mai? Thomas Hoang? Someone will have to come up big in crunch time. I see another 3-2 finish.

Also on tap tonight if Mother Nature cooperates: Hurricanes-Deucebags, Black Sheep-Lakeside, and Copperfield-HRC in 4.5, and Lakeside-Sienna and Canes-Phoenix in 4.0.

53 comments:

  1. too bad we didnt get to see hornsby play against connell/wright, who have been undefeated for 3 years.
    blast vs jam, sydney is beatable, that's why he's 4.5 instead of atp. it just takes the right person and game to do it.
    blacksheep vs lakeside, who is the really underdog here? westside has indoor courts, so dont know if tommy can reserve a couple. copperfield vs hrc, i smell an upset
    canes vs dbags, canes will roll as dbags will make excuses

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    1. Babu will take on connell/wright combo and will hand them their first loss after 3 years

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  2. mobsquad will take it 90% their doubles will win it all 3-2

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    1. Huh? New math? 90% = 3-2? Last I checked 3 out of 5 = 60%. Moron

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    2. if you are from fob squad, please stop posting predictions...

      it's getting embarrassing.

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    3. Really interested in seeing lakeside vs blacksheep. Lakeside has a solid roster that will really test blacksheep to see how deep they really are. A loss for blacksheep would crush there chances of making it to sectionals.

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    4. MOB will take everybody down 4-1 in the city playoffs, and win 100% of all our matches that's my prediction

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    5. stand clear cause Tuan will be out for blood like a hungy vampire, no one is getting in his way.

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    6. I am really embarrassed for you. Winnig 4-1 means that you will win 80% of your matches. If you win 100%, you should beat everyone 5-0. I thought Asians were good at math. :-)

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    7. Tuan out for blood...he's just hungry.

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  3. over rated canes and under rated Deucebags = upset in the making.... Canes are over rated

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    1. Must be a deucebag. You'll see how over rated the canes are when they bring the broom out.

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    2. Bring out the body bags, You guys will need them after playing Dbags during city.

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  4. let's check the history of canes 4.5 and dbags. i wouldnt call canes over-rated. didnt they come on top on a stack division against blast and gooder guys? dbags had 3 loses and was in an uncompetitive div.

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  5. JAM's hype will be done after tonight

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    1. I don't think jam will respond to this one

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  6. prediction for westside n blacksheep?

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  7. Should do a coordinated email at 3p to see if inboxes are capable of explosion.

    http://i.imgur.com/ZOxkt.png

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  8. clicked on it and got a virus chris towle

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    2. yall aint got shit on us gaycanes

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    3. 1131a was not me. Pulled the comment.

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  9. Weather looks like it is cooperating. Hope the matches can get played.

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    1. just called HTA and they said the matches are cancelled. looks like another week to practice.

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  10. sounds like a prank call to me. or anothe towle link bomb.

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  12. Ok. That sounds like the real Towle. Sucks matches got cancelled. So matches will be played tomorrow?

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  13. Someone is having fun with the "name/URL" comment function. You can put in a name and URL and it looks like a real user.

    If you hover on my name and see some bogus URL it is not me.

    Earlier is was xxx.com, then yahoo.com and this one is tennis.com. Not very creative or believable.

    Two people just texted me that matches are ON.

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  14. Lakeside 4 - Bull Shit 1
    No Dallas for the BS unless Ristau and Lacy pray and a miracle happen.

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  15. bye bye blacksheep. run your mouth all season and got spanked by a real team. did you really think all season that you were the best team? who played and what line did they win?

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  16. Congrats to JCC team. They won 3-2 tonight over Jam. Good matches.

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  17. great job jcc! that's a shocker. what happened and who played?

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    1. Jim beat Griffin
      Taylor beat Hornsby
      Kiser/Richardson beat Day/Marco
      Medford/Cy beat Lotz/Coyle
      Ballesteros/Coyle beat Gabriel bros.

      JCC to good tonight. Played big points well.

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    2. Ballesteros and Morris almost lost to an easy team of the gabriel bros.

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  18. that a huge win for jcc. that victory lands them to sectionals. copperfield and hrc wont be good enough. lakeside still have to play hurricanes, which is evenly matched. the winner from those two will make sectionals

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  19. If your going to play Sydney this weekend get a line judge before the match,he thinks lines are out!! He was looking beatable tonight so Douds better have the suicide hotline on his speed dial in case Jim loses this weekend. It won't be pretty. The rest of the team is a class act.

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  20. God damn Red. Has the talent to go to Nationals and cannot get right lineup out on a given night.

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  21. That guy Sydney is a cheat!

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  22. there are plenty of players who would stoop as low as dog shit to cheat. cheaters never win!!! what the hell is hornsby playing singles? that guy has been untouchable in doubles. what a bad decision by red. now red will try to ride freeman's coat tail with the canes. as for ristau, the blog was right, you would find a way to lose

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  23. Sugar Creek were missing Burrman and Simon Jim. They needed them. JCC came out and won the match. Playoffs are all about getting your players out.

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  24. Actually cheating won Sydney the match tonight so yes the sad fact is cheaters win..the best part is if somehow Jim would have lost tonight he would have blamed it on an injury. His inflated ego has to always make up an excuse for losing, he would never think of giving his opponent praise for playing well. I'm impressed he only called lines out tonight he usually calls anything out within three inches of the baseline and is to stupid/clueless to think people don't notice. This is how you stay undeafeated, CHEAT.

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  25. Burmann, Baer, and Simon were all MIA! Awful line up.

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  26. What happened in 4.0s?

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    1. Mob Squad squashed the rainbow out of the Unicorns. 3-2.

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  27. WTF, how does TennisLink list Javier Chavarria as playing twice in the Deucebags loss last night?

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  28. Senior and Junior

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  29. Hornsby at singles was a colossal blunder. Even bad captains know not to switch away from a winner. If Red made that call, gotta wonder whether he is secretly trying to sabotage Sugarcreek so his NOHO team has a better shot at Nationals.

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  30. westside blacksheep seem to be the team to beat in city
    sugar creek doesn't seem to have their 2nd singles guy, is coyle and lotz better than lotz and baer?
    also hornsby/morris day/burrman should be a staple
    in 4.0
    good guys will win their flight after their win tonight
    mob squad doubles are the strongest, but if hurricanes bring out berry nitayamiken dornbos nguyen, they will have the strongest team, unicorns are playing musical chairs with their lineups

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    1. Lotz and Baer are by far better than Lotz and Coyle

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  31. Copperfield 5-0 over HRC and Lakeside 4-1 over Blacksheep. Even with home court advantages teams managed to lose.

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  32. The Ristau Prophecy = Stay in Houston. We will let you know how Dallas goes.
    It that was your Best Line up? where was Muhala, Milos, Luna, Alzate, Nigel?

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