Combo season is all but over, with the 6.5 men already booked for sectionals Jan. 22-24 in Daytona Beach, and the 6.5 women rolling along at 8-0 with one more match to win to punch their ticket.
The 7.5 men, sadly, are 7-1 but have to hope for a miracle in order to pass Fishhawk Ranch. Although HG7.5 beat Fishhawk 2-1, the first tiebreaker, inexplicably, is lines won, and the Ranchers, despite owning an identical record as HG7.5, have a huge edge over the good guys.
Which brings us to team play, which is fast approaching.
The deadline to register teams for 2016 adult 18-over tennis season is Nov. 23.
Initial rosters are due Dec. 9.
Remember, people, check your ratings before you sign up because there are no refunds. The new ratings come out that first week in Decemeber (or thereabouts) so those who are getting bumped up or getting bumped down (probably John Slatniske) should wait on those.
Here’s what the start days and times look like:
Also, this little tidbit, from James Williams, our local league coordinator — in 2016, Hillsborough will return to an Early Start 18 & Over League in the Fall. The Combo will move to June.
I think that means an 18 & Over League in the winter (Jan.-March) and then one in the spring, and the two winning teams playoff for the sectional spot?
I only kinda but really not that much know what that means, exactly, but hoping Bob Schmidt will explain in the comments. Thanks Bob!