How is your USTA team doing this year?

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  1. EasleyTennis

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    I'm playing 3.0 right now in the upstate of South Carolina and we're 3-0 so far. Our first match was 5-0, second match was 3-2, and our match today we won 5-0. What is your rating and how is your team doing?
     
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  2. Jim A

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    must be nice to start so early in the year, we don't start until May in my area
    good luck with your season
     
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  3. EasleyTennis

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    Oh really, what area do you live in if you don't mind my asking. Yeah we have 12 matches so it will be a pretty long season actually.
     
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  4. Jim A

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    I'm in the Intermountain section, we don't start until May I think its 9/10 weeks
     
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  5. cak

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    My senior team lost in the first round of playoffs. Regular season starts in April. I see 19 teams in our sub district, I'm guessing two flights, 8 or 9 matches a piece.
     
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  6. pmacino

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    3.0 / We are 2-1.

    Our team is a lot of the 2.5 team that placed 3rd at nationals last year who moved up...Our loss is to a 3.0 that went to nationals last year.

    PacNW (Seattle)
     
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  7. ttbrowne

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    Played our first 3.5 yesterday. Lost 4-1. Our #1 singles guy was the lone winner.
     
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  8. seleswannabe

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    First time poster but long time lurker ;-) I am captain of a ladies 3.0 team in Kalamazoo Mich. We went 10-0 for EarlyStart and won our first match of the season last week (4-1). Hoping to make it another strong season!
     
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  9. EasleyTennis

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    Congrats on the win, and Kalamazoo..what a name!
     
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  10. seleswannabe

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    ^^I know! Our claim to fame is Derek Jeter, Lindsey Tarpley (US Women's Soccer) and The Boy’s Junior National Tennis Championships. Other than that.....we are just a weird name : )
     
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  11. EasleyTennis

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    Hey that's more fame than my town can claim, although Michigan is too cold for me..especially for tennis!
     
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  12. pmacino

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    You forgot the Wings! :)
     
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  13. Topaz

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    Our indoor league doesn't start until mid to late April, and outdoor will start in May. Last year we had 23 teams in our 3.5 indoor league...yes, that was 22 matches! :shock: I have a feeling we will be split up into two flights this year.

    We are in the middle of our mixed season right now. 7.0. And...the team? Not doing so hot.
     
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  14. thanatos2948

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    I'm a Western Michigan University Alumni and I can tell you Kalamazoo made an awesome college town. Where are you playing in Kalamazoo this time of year?
     
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  15. seleswannabe

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    ^^ I play year round (indoors) at West Hills Athletic Club. It's a pretty decent club and they have pretty good teaching pro's.
    I am a MSU grad so I don't know a ton about WMU, but I hear it's a great school. I think their Men's Tennis Team is pretty solid too. They practice /play at our club.
     
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  16. Lendl

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    I play at West Hills almost daily and play for the men's 4.5 team. We play two sessions per year and just took second in the Winter and start the summer in a couple weeks. Only four teams in the 4.5 unfortunately.

    thanatos2948, what year did you graduate?
     
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  17. thanatos2948

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    I graduated in 1996. I am out in Denver Colorado now and let me tell you the weather here is a lot better for tennis than back in Michigan. I miss the great lakes and Bell's beer though!
     
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  18. Lendl

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    I'll have some Oberon for you.

     
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  19. Jim A

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    Thanatos - who are you playing with when the leagues start up out here?
     
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    I will be playing with APR GOLD out of Aurora Parks and Rec. We will be using Utah park as our home courts. I'm jealous of Lendl right now because he can have Oberon and I can't.
     
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  21. Jim A

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    great, what level? I think I'm playing out of Wash Park and maybe the JCC as well depending on how many nights I am allowed out :)

    I'll take good ol Avery Brewing Company over most any other beer out there...a nice tour on a weekend with some of their stuff on tap that almost never makes it to retail and an avg content of 9% or greater...but there are some good stuff in MI
     
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  22. thanatos2948

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    I play at the 3.5 level. Avery makes some good beers with Karma and White Rascal being a couple of my favorites. I've tried a lot of beers here in colorado and nothing quite matches up with Bells Oberon, Amber, or Two-Hearted Ale. Favorite brewery out here so far is Odell, every beer they make is delicious.
     
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  23. gould2000

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    Playing 6.0 Mixed for my first USTA league in Western NY. Having a great time and my team is 4-0 so far. I am 3-0 and loving it. I am a fighting a chest cold and hoping I can pull out a win this Saturday
     
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  24. Rob Johnson

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    My 2.5 adult team is at 2-2 right now, and we're tied with the other two teams record wise, but we're actually winning as we've won the most courts.

    Our league is evenly balanced though, as the team we've beaten twice has beaten the team twice that has beaten us twice (read that a few times...it'll make sense).
     
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  25. SlapShot

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    My 4.0 team is 3-5 right now, but we lost 2 matches 2-3 with multiple matches going into third set breakers. :(

    My 7.0 mixed team is 6-1, and has only lost 4 matches total - tough group of folks. I feel like we've got the depth to make a dent at nationals, provided we can make it there.
     
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  26. jms007

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    Just joined a league for the first time at 3.0. First meet: 0-5 in matches, 0-10 in sets, 13-60 in games. Ouch.
     
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  27. pmacino

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    We won our match again tonight barely..eeked out a 3-2 win and we are now in 2nd Place in our flight of 10 teams @ 3-1 as a team.
     
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  28. pmacino

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    That happened to us our first match...We were 1-4 matches, 3-7 in sets and 26-60 in games.

    We've gone 3-0 since then, you'll be fine...have fun :)
     
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  29. EasleyTennis

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    Our match got rained out today, this is the 2nd rain out of this season. Not cool imo.
     
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  30. ttbrowne

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    I'm on four teams. 3.5, 3.5 seniors, 4.0 seniors, 6.0 w/ wife.

    We're about .500 (all added together)
     
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  31. pmacino

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    We're on to 4-1 (won our last 4) and about halfway through our flight...fingers crossed for momentum!
     
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  32. raiden031

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    My 8.0 mixed team is in first place.
    My 7.0 mixed team is in last place.

    I am 3-1 so far. Looking forward to the men's league starting soon.
     
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  33. Topaz

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    Raiden, did you ever get to plaly for the 8.0 team, or is that ending up to be somewhat of a bust?
     
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  34. raiden031

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    Played a match and won in 3 (although it should have been 2), and scheduled for another one coming up.
     
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  35. Topaz

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    ^^^Good job...glad to hear you're finally playing/going to play!
     
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  36. Jim A

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    I would love to be able to play multiple divisions per season, unfortunately Intermountain-CO doesn't allow it.

    It hurts when putting together teams at certain levels (i.e 4.0/4.5 women)
     
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  37. Topaz

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    We haven't started yet, but so far I'm slated for 3 teams:

    3.5 indoor women
    3.5 outdoor women
    3.5 women, next 'district' over, and I'm co-captaining this one, too :shock:

    And here I thought I had retired from captaining!!!
     
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  38. EasleyTennis

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    My team won today 5-0. We are 5 and 0 for the year and have only lost 2 matches so far. Finally some decent weather, we have a make up match tomorrow as well.
     
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  39. duketennisgal

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    My 4.5 team is 4-1. We started off the season with several injuries so we lost our first match but have been doing well since then. Right now we are in first place but we still have 6 or 7 matches left so I know it is going to be tough to hold on to first as the league is pretty tough.
     
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  40. pmacino

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    Thought I would kick this one back up...

    Any big changes?

    We're still winning and are at 7-1 in our flight with one match to go. We can finish no less than second and are getting into playoff mode in our practices and line-ups. We seem to be getting stronger each week and hopefully we haven't peaked yet.

    On the down-side, as the B Flight #2 team, we'll have to play the A Flight's number 1 team in our district...and that happens to be our shop's other team in our NTRP....bummer that we both won't have the opportunity to advance as it looks to play out.
     
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  41. Jim A

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    We're 2-0 so far, I've played one singles and won in 3 sets, just hung around long enough for my game to show up. Working construction all day hasn't been beneficial :).

    The next 2 weeks have some strong competition. Tomorrow against a group of older men who are going to test our patience and another against the prohibitive favorite who held out their best last week and took an 3-2 loss, if we beat them they are essentially done (it will take 9-0, maybe 8-1 to win our flight) and we can focus on 1-2 other matches later in the year.

    I'm not sure if its helping or hurting, but most of my hitting has been with 4.0 men and women lately. It's a good way to work on my weaknesses at the higher levels and am hoping it allows me to feel like the match is in slo-mo tomorrow
     
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  42. SlapShot

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    Summer season just started.

    We're 0-2 so far (Men's 4.0), with one close match (2 breakers, lost both, lost the match 2-3) and one not so close (lost 1-4 to a team that we should not have lost to).

    Personally, I'm 2-0 at #1 dubs, with both wins coming in straight sets.
     
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  43. Grover Sparkman

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    My winter team won our league and is playing in the state tournament next month. My summer team, consisting of 4 players from the winter team (and not even be best 4) is 2-0 in our singles league.
     
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  44. Jim A

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    3-0 after tonight, won 4-1 with our #2 dubs rallying from 5-3/40-0 down in the 3rd to take it in the tiebreak for best match of the night. Won my singles but need to play better, worked on hitting 5+ balls per point to get some consistency going.
     
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  45. SlapShot

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    Alright....first team victory of the season. Won our match 3-2 on a third set tiebreak.

    My dubs partner and I are now 3-0, but we dropped the first set in a breaker last night. Third set breaker score was 15-13. Nail-biter for sure.
     
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  46. Cindysphinx

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    1-2 and in big trouble.

    Got one good player out with TE.

    Got lots of players for court three, few players for court one.

    Had one new and promising doubles partnership dissolve.

    Singles players have won only one match (through retirement) and have won no sets in the three singles matches that have been played to completion. We have a lot of singles players and they have been practicing, but they just can't seem to find a way to win just yet.

    Playing a tough team tonight. Ugh.

    [edit: Oooh, just got a lead on a top doubles player looking for an additional team. No two-player problem. Wins consistently on Court One. Perhaps the cavalry has come to the rescue?]
     
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  47. vizsla

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    4.0 team won state this past weekend. 3.5 team has state a week from Saturday.
     
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  48. Jim A

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    4-0 after a tough 3-2 win tonight vs one of the better teams. We have to navigate through some player rotations the next couple weeks and hopefully will hold the course. Right now our games/sets lost are in good shape if we get into a tiebreaker
     
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    My team is half way thru the season with 6-1. We made play-offs last year and lost in the first round. Tie-breaks killed us, so practicing a lot of those...

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    Middle States Division
     
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  50. Jim A

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    Lost last week, now 4-1. Need to win out in order to reach the playoffs and have a little help without getting heavy into tiebreakers

    It came down to my match and I couldn't get it done, lost in 3 sets and nearly 3 hours after having a 15-30 lead in the 2nd at 4-5. My opponent is good and I was prepared for a long one, didn't think I'd let it get away but he did a good job controlling the play.
     
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