4.0 Nationals

Discussion in 'Adult League & Tournament Talk' started by jl83, Sep 16, 2011.

  1. kelawai

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    but yeah, the way he kept score was a bit strange too...did you notice that? did you pull out your second set of your singles match?[/QUOTE]

    Downs, I respect him as a pusher and still able to win at the Nationals. Thanks for bringing up about keeping score. It happened once to me when I serves.
     
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  2. downs_chris

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    thanks! actually, one of the richmond ladies randomly gave me a beer without talking to me...it was a little strange, but she was like, "it's ok...i'm from virginia too..." haha
     
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  3. JoelDali

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    Because they shunned the Eagle and chose the dark side. Seriously though, former 4.5s playing 4.0. Thats a mega LOL.

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  4. Fuji

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    Same????

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  5. Xisbum

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    Nice to see that you "get it," my young fast friend.
     
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  6. JoelDali

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    A little baby eagle bird told me that Darcy Cobb is investigating a few of these teams and there might be an eventual forfeit of titles, towels and pens.

    The sandbaggery must be squashed. Dammit.
     
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  7. kimbahpnam

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    where are the sandbagging ringers ;)
     
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  8. Matt H.

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    DQ'ing people at Nationals doesn't sit right with me because at that point it's a ton of tennis and a ton of money laid out over the course of the season to get there.

    The local and sectional level needs to address it better.

    There's plenty of easy fixes too. They can start with the people who register using their middle name or re-registering and purposefully rating themselves lower than their computer ranking.


    Nationals was still a blast and awesome experience, but it was a tad ridiciulous watching a couple teams win every match 5-0 with some bagels sprinkeled amongst the set scores. That should not be happening at the National Level.
     
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  9. tennisadict

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  10. tennisadict

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    It was hottttt 107 deg
     
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  11. tennisadict

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    I heard from one of the Hawaii guy that he paid $900 for the flight to Tuscon LOL
     
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  12. Angle Queen

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    Just for the sake of discussion, why, then, would it be OK for a legitimate player to spend all that time and money, sometimes over many years/seasons to arrive at Nationals, only to lose to a sandbagger-ringer? In the womens example I gave earlier, the player was clearly hidden in doubles, played the bare minimum to qualify for further playoffs/advancement, then shared travel expenses with her mother (who was also on the team). Her third strike probably would have come early in the Nationals process and would likely have affected the outcomes of their flight and, ultimately, the Championship match. What do you say to the teams left in the wake of that scheme? Even the USTA officials on-site were apologetic, recognizing that their system had definitely been, well, played (to perfection, obviously).

    Absolutely. BUT, as I see it, there's no incentive for them to do it. In fact, I believe it to be the opposite -- why not allow the engineered team to progress, hoping for a National Championship for their District/Section to brag about. Until National USTA tightens the reins, it'll never happen at the lower levels.

    Actually, I think that's one of the harder ones for the computer and/or opposing teams to catch. There's a current example of that scenario in the Florida district and, despite seemingly overwhelming evidence of it, little action was taken. No, I'm fast becoming a firm believer that self-rates should not be allowed in playoffs at all. Period. That's the easiest, cleanest fix to most of this foolishness.

    I'm really glad you had a great time in AZ. It's a chance I'll probably never have (and that's quite OK with me) but I'm truly excited for those that do. Keep up the good playing...and you might get there again. :)
     
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  13. SlapShot

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    I play mixed with some of them. :)

    My 4.0 team was in the same flight as the 4.0 Northern team that represented us at Nationals. They weren't the most high-powered team, but they played quality tennis. We had to beat them the last match of the year to qualify for playoffs, and lost 2-3 in a tight match. My partner and I were the only people to beat their #1 doubles combo all year. :D

    My experience at 3.5 Nationals a few years back is pretty much echoed with what people have said here. For the most part, it's an enjoyable experience, but you do run into the occasional jerk. There was a guy from So-Cal who hid at doubles, and then lost 3 games in 4 matches at singles when they got to Nationals.
     
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  14. Matt H.

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    nice! :lol:

    do you play mixed with a brunette chick that uses a youtek radical? She was playing a singles match against Puerto Rico at Nationals.
     
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  15. jbetti

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    I was the guy on the Intermountain (Idaho) team that gave Matt ^ a decent run just by lobbing him all day. Haha. Just busting you. Awesome playing, man.

    Just for the record, I think *most* of the teams at Nationals weren't really sandbagging much. I know my team only had 1 self-rate, and he went 0-3 on the weekend. I just strategically picked all our areas best guys who have been at 4.0 for forever and (in most cases) have slowly improved. Our team went 1-3, but two of our losses were 3-2.

    It was a good time.
     
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  16. Matt H.

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    justin and rob, correct?

    we played saturday morning i believe.

    small world. lol
     
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