Looking for sandbaggers for 4.0 team in Greensboro NC

I know you sandbaggers have been catching a lot of grief lately here on these boards. With all that NorCal stuff and such. But I came here in peace with an offer of redemption. We would love to get a few true 4.5s or even 5.0s that have either lost on purpose to keep your ratings down or have not played USTA since your college days and would like to self rate or even those bumped up and not returned for several years and are ready to self rate again.

We are a fun loving team with beer after every match. We play to win at all costs, but understand if you need to drop 3-4 games each set to avoid a DQ. You will need to keep the first weekend of July open for the States as well as the dates for sectionals and nationals. Rest assured that when those inevitable whiners come on board to complain that I will post righteous responses and a consistent defense of the makeup of our team.

So here you have a team ready to ask no questions and take no prisoners. We even have experts in document forgery that will pass both the magnifying and blue light test employed by border security. Therefore you will not have to worry about ID checks at nationals if you need to change your name in order to self rate.
 

tfm1973

Semi-Pro
i just want to be the first to congratulate the 2008 4.0 national winners from Greensboro NC.

backboard if you had even a shred of decency you would already be congratulating these national champions.

;)
 

kevhen

Hall of Fame
Good stuff there! Dang I got bumped to 4.5 this past year and forgot to appeal. I know the weather would be nicer there so would have been willing to move.
 

Applesauceman

Semi-Pro
Don't forget, you're gonna need some 4.0s on the roster to help hide the sandbaggers.

Ha! I love it...very funny, very funny indeed!
 
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kevhen: I am not sure if it is not too late to appeal back down. The weather is very nice here and if it is a little too cold or wet the first few weeks of the spring season we try to move indoors. Also, we have the Reggie Bush package if you have a strong enough record, with a free house to live in during the season. Or we have the Dook Blue Devils package which also gets your mother/father/wife a job here to help with the transition. This package will double their pay and job title.
 

moonshine

New User
I can think of a guy from Greensboro who might be a perfect match for your team. He played college tennis for some years (out of state), but he is losing pretty frequently at his current level and he might be willing to play some 4.0. He is 6 ft 9 with a good serve, fairly weak groundstrokes and horrible movement. Sounds like a prototypical 4.0 to me. He does have some good recent tournament experience though - including a four set loss to some guy from Switzerland - Roger something or another.
 
Moonshine: I know who you are talking about. Have already talked with him, but he said a team out of Texas has already contacted him and if he is going to play he will play with them.
 
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tfm1973

Semi-Pro
i wouldn't try and get that 6 foot 9 guy. he's too obvious. you should get the guy who beat him in college. this guy is under 6 feet tall and weighs about a buck fifty soaking wet. nothing flashy - just solid all around. that 6 foot 9 guy with his booming serve would get DQ'd as soon as he stands up. i don't think this kid from UVA is doing anything either.

 

spiderman123

Professional
Moonshine: I know who you are talking about. Have already talked with him, but he said a team out to Texas has already contacted him and if he is going to play he will play with them.
Yes yes I know the team. Andy something is the captain. He claimed that he is closing the gap with other 4.0 teams. Andy mentioned that his biggest fear is that the 6'9" guy will not pay his league fees on time.
 

goober

Legend
was this by any chance a 3.0 team that recently won nationals?
and what if it is? I just want to remind you guys that the USTA rating system allows for 6-0, 6-0 scores within the same level. If you complain you probably are not successful with anything in your life...

or something like that:)
 

DrewRafter8

Professional
John, Look up the results from the tournament that went on in Greenville this weekend. The open draw was great. That's where you need to pull your players...
 
Right now the best that are signed up for USTA are me (just kidding), Cory Orms, Dan Koening, David Berger, Venkatesh Peruvemba, Scott Schofer (Burlington), and Mike Parker. I Know there are a few more I left out and a couple that have not signed up yet. There are several very good doubles specialist, so you would have to break it down between doubles and singles.

There were two or three that got bumped and did not win appeal, so it is pretty wide open this year with 16 teams and 4-5 with a legit shot at the crown. The scheduals will really make a difference this year and if they break it into two divisions and how the break out goes. Not sure if 16 teams gets you two into states.
 
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safins back

New User
Cool I am playing the singles in that tournament as well! I will see you there, I think I remeber you from a tournament at spencer love. I played you and then Scott Harrison in the finals. Good luck this weekend.
 

DrewRafter8

Professional
Harrison is tough, gets everything back. I don't know how he will do at 4.5. A guy I know here took him to 3 at state hard courts. There's a guy who I think was at spencer love that you should watch. Played 4.5 and got the bump. Don't want to put his full name here. Last is Matthews. He's originally from my area. Great player.
 

safins back

New User
Hi Drew if you are talking about Andrew matthews then 4.5 in Greensboro isn't as strong as I thought it may be! He is fast but has No, repeat no weapons.
 
Well, Drew Mathews is fast and he does have a weapon. His speed, groundstrokes and consistancy. He lost once in 8.5 combo, lost none in 4.5 league (all singles), no loses in 8.0 mixed, won out at states at 4.5 (singles) and went 15-0 in NTRP 4.5 last year. The only singles loss he had was in the Crown Open to a 5.5 player. Pretty good for no weapons. I do know Drew pretty well as he is one of the teaching pros at my club and have played doubles with him several times and taken lessons from him as well. We will see how he does at 5.0 and Harrison does at 4.5. Harrison and I are pretty even over the years with me winning early and he winning the last few times. I am getting too old and too many physical issues to play my best 3-4 singles matches in two days.
 

safins back

New User
Will do John. Just for the record, I was joking about Drew Matthews, I know him and have played him. I though Drewrafter was Drew Matthews thats why I said what I said. Sorry for the confusion.
 

DrewRafter8

Professional
Will do John. Just for the record, I was joking about Drew Matthews, I know him and have played him. I though Drewrafter was Drew Matthews thats why I said what I said. Sorry for the confusion.
Nope, not me. We do share a name and a high school though. Both graduated from the same place....
 

DrewRafter8

Professional
Looking at the tournament this weekend, Woodard is a friggin backboard. Hopkins should win the open draw though. There's a couple guy's who went from Greenville last weekend to Greensboro this weekend.
 
John, Look up the results from the tournament that went on in Greenville this weekend. The open draw was great. That's where you need to pull your players...
I don't post often but I just wanted to jump in this thread since I live in NC. I was at the tourney in Greenville this weekend (women's 4.5). I watched a couple of great open matches. One in particular, there's a certain open player that is way too full of himself and it's always fun watching him get beat.
 
Man, there was this guy we played a couple years ago in the finals of Southerns named S Cooke. He was probably one of the best 4.0s I've ever seen. He got bumped to 4.5 after that but he's a 4.0 again. I checked his record and it looks like he might have tanked a season or something to get moved back down to 4.0.
 
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