Monday, April 14, 2014

Mid-Season in the Books -- Miller/Fairley Perfection

Well not much to say other than Miller/Fairley dominated going 15-0 this weekend, very dominating. They were money in MTB going 5-0, including 2 in the Birch match and 2 in the Kiker match Birch took 2nd squeaking by Robinson in final match with MTB win at #3 doubles after dominating the singles lines.

MVP for the weekend: Matt Ridgeway Jones 3-0 in dominating performances with the best win being a straight set shellacking of Guy Gilliland/Brent Herring, probably equals strike #1.

Bynum Matthews as always solid in doubles winning with 3 different partners.

Otto Fry also appears to be recovered from calf injury and put together 2 solid singles wins over the weekend beating Kyle Clem and Kevin Luneau handily.

Eddie Bailey showed he is one of the best singles players in the state and puts any injury issues to rest for now.

Interesting result was the Luneau/Toliver doubles team beating a solid Taunton/Martin team and then nearly clinching a win over Gilliland/Herring tandem.

2nd Place went to Birch and assuming they finish 1st or 2nd in league play should advance to state. MTB's were their bane for the weekend going 1-5 in the clutch play. Not having Hudson for the weekend was huge but may not have stopped the juggernaut of Miller/Fairley this weekend. As well as missing Lyon and Edens may not have turned the tide quite yet, but could be interesting come state June 6-8th.

So not much has changed Miller/Fairley is clearly the best team right now in the state and appears ready to make a deep run at Sectionals provided their 40+ guys do not run out of steam playing double duty, same could be said for Birch as well with half of team pulling double duty as well We shall see what happens and will update later with new information as it comes down the wire.

*** Side Note** Kiker's Team as added former Hendrix Player Udai Garimella, nice addition but in the end will not be a game changer.

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