Combo Doubles Southern Sectionals

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  1. tennis_tater

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    I believe its this weekend in Mobile. Anyone playing? Already read about the stacked Alabama 8.5 team. Any other predictions?
     
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  2. Z-Man

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    I predict the Georgia team comes through group 1 and humiliates the stacked team from Alabama by winning all 3 lines in straight sets while funneling beers on court. Almost forgot--the Georgia team wears short shorts and plays with wooden racquets.
     
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  3. beernutz

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    I know our club's har-tru courts have been donated as a venue for the tourney and that it is supposed to rain like dogs and cats tomorrow and Saturday so I would recommend bringing your cleats.
     
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  4. Z-Man

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    Weather is a huge bummer. Windy and wet.
    However my kids really enjoyed the USS Alabama this morning.
     
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  5. Kostas

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    Memphis 6.5 men are strong.

    MS 7.5 women also.
     
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  6. tennis_tater

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    Are they getting any play in today in Mobile?
     
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  7. beernutz

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    It hasn't been continuously raining today so I'd bet they got in some play earlier but it started this afternoon and there is a 100% chance of heavy thunderstorms tomorrow: http://www.weather.com/weather/today/Mobile+AL+36608

    It is a bummer also because it is mardi gras here and the paraders are going to get soaked.
     
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  8. Z-Man

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    Went down in flames tonight in a disappointing 8-game pro set. It sucked. Got called to the courts moments before my dinner arrived. They were OK, but I never got a feel for the courts. Oh well, at least I can hang out with the wife and kids while it rains all day tomorrow.
     
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  9. jonnyjack

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    That's what happened to us in Fresno at Norcal Combo Districts. We had to play no-ad 8 game pro sets on the 2nd and 3rd days.
     
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  10. tennis_tater

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    I just checked out Tennis Link and it looks like they actually finished the tournament despite all of the bad weather on the Gulf Coast this weekend. Also looks like the Alabama 8. 5 team steamrolled their way to another Southern Sectional Championship. I know some poster in another post said that most of the guys on the Alabama team don't play in any other leagues, so they never get bumped up, and they just keep coming back and winning 8.5 combo every year. I don't know if that's true or not, but if so, what's the point? I see Southern's has a 9.5 division. You would think a team that has won 8.5 sectionals three years in a row (as the other poster said) would want to play up in the next division for some competition.
     
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  11. SmackDown

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    Told You SO

    Yep - our Huntsville,AL 8.5 combo team lost to Tuscaloosa 8.5 combo team
    in the finals of Alabama State Combo - and we had 3 4.0's from Alabama's
    national championship 4.0 team and still lost in two 3rd set tiebreakers to
    Tuscaloosa. They ROLLED everyone down at Southern Sectionals (not surprising) I predicted it. Mississippi only got a few games off each court against Tuscaloosa in the FINALS on Sunday. Pathetic.

    They should have filed grievances against 3 of the Tuscaloosa players.
    2 being former pro players with world rankings.

    AND The Alabama Director of Combo knew about the players and did
    nothing about it.
     
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  12. Wakenslam

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    Wait a second, a former world ranked pro can be rated a 4.5? Something's not right here.
     
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  13. SmackDown

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    No - he's a selfrated 5.0 playing with a 3.5 who is really a 4.5....
     
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  14. Bama Bear

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    Tater the 8.5 team has never played Adult tennis. For 6 yrs. they have been playing together. If these players had been playing in the adult league where a rating was generated all of these players would be a minimum of 4.5! Every 3 yrs they self-rate back in and have recently tried to rate in as a 3.5. The Person responsible for this cheating scandal is the Alabama Combo Coordinator Ruth Ann Bendall. Ruth knows these individuals are in total violation of the CODE OF TENNIS. If anyone would prefer to speak with her and have her explain why she lets the State of Alabama continue to receive a black-eye because of this conduct let me know her number is easily accessible. As we all know when you register to participate in a USTA sactioned tournament you expect the rules to be abided by. Ruth Ann knew well before hand that these players were wrong and should have acted yet she chose to quitely standby while the rest of the Alabama tennis community continues to receive a bad name(cheaters etc.) Its time to stand up Ruth and do the right thing for Tennis in the State of Alabama. Its time to stand up or step out. Ruth you've been in pioneer when it comes to tennis especially in Alabama. Don't let a handful of cheaters ruin your great reputation. And last but not least we have Ms. Holly Goddard. Combo is/was a great tournament however it has become no more than a OUTLAW free for all, free for all the cheaters.
     
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  15. tennis_tater

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    Looks like tuscaloosas dominance of 8.5 southerns is finally coming to an end as they already have a loss in group play.

    Bama's 7.5 team looks stacked with a number of players from their recent national teams. Looks like they will be the favorite in their division.
     
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  16. tennis_tater

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    Anyone going to Combo Sectionals in Mobile in a few weeks? Looks like its the same week as Mardi Gras weekend. Heard Mobile has a pretty good Mardi Gras, so could be a fun weekend to be there for Sectionals.
     
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  17. gmatheis

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    I went a couple years ago to Mobile for sectionals (we won 6.5 yay) and it must have been the weekend just after Mardi Gras because there were still beads all in the trees and the bars were pretty dead.

    I bet you'll have a blast if it's going on while you're there , but probably harder to get a room.

    I'm going this year for 40+ 7.5 but it's in Dothan.
     
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  18. BeyondTheTape

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    REVIVED!

    Going for first time this March. Never been to Mobile but looking forward to it.
     
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  19. Rev Ryan

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    I played sectionals there a couple of years ago. It's an awesome experience! Good Luck!!
     
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  20. TroutSc

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    Same here...March.
     
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  21. beernutz

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    Fat Tuesday is February 17th so it will be calm here as hangovers will finally be subsiding by March.
     
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  22. JLyon

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    8.5 team going, but not joining due to officiating all weekend.
    Have fun and hope the weather cooperates
     
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  23. gmatheis

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    I should be there this year as well.
     
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  24. BeyondTheTape

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    It looks like Schedules are out. Good Luck to you and yours !
     
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  25. TroutSc

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    Hope those of you that went had a great weekend. Dodged the weather, rained the whole drive back!
    Won our flight, took home the finalist hardware.
     
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  26. jmc3367

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    Valdosta Ga. wins 6.5 men's 40+: Runner up men's 7.5 18+ and wins Ladies 6.5 40+. Had some rain delays but I believe everything finished. It was a great event at a great Facility. 10% sales tax was hard to swallow but other than that it was first class.
     
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  27. gmatheis

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    Played in the 18+ 7.5 men. Didn't play too well and we went 1-2 but taking some solace in giving LA their only loss and keeping them out of the final :twisted:

    In our last match went up 5-1 and lost in a tiebreak ... went up 5-1 in 2nd set and closed out at 6-2 then lost the 10 point tiebreak. Really should never have lost that but I have to say good job because they played the tiebreaks better than us and earned it.

    Enjoyed every match , very nice opponents all around!
     
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