I dunno why there's such hysteric responses.
It's just a fanboard discussion, and I do think I provided valid reasons
for it, like the players' results.
Just think about it. One is a nationally known player for years, AND also a high
ranked player(13). She's playing #3.
Of course it's perfectly reasonable to raise doubts when FAR lower ranked player(and
not even nationally well known) plays #1 AND is losing a lot, AND that #3 is easily
swatting the opponents.
About doubles. There must be a reason why the original team competed at the Riviera, no?
How about the reason being it's the best team? Moreover, one of the player was already a good
one, proving her worth at the NCAA. And now she plays #2 doubles.
The original Nze/Fahoum was pretty good. Just look at the Riviera results. They only lost to the
current #1 Bek/Wong 8-9, and if I remember correctly they were actually leading.
And they later lose to their arch rival UNC's Featherston/McHale..and then to the
So, forget the #1, concentrate on winning 2 and 3. So, the best doubles player in the team, Fahoum,
moves to #2.
The new #1 Nze/Kahan is now ranked 71. (during the Team Indoors Nze/Gorny was the #1. That team lost
all 3 matches)
They lose to Andersson/Juricova 1-8 (I don't think Nze/Fahoum will lose like that score)
lose to the #28 UVA team 5-8
and again to UNC & CU team, and GT team..now 4 match losing streak, lost 5 matches in 6 tries.
But it's ok, since Fahoum going down to 2 immeasurably helps that position, and with the strong
#3, can secure the doubles pt
I think this is a probable scenario. And it's fun speculating
Come on, one can't even raise a doubt or speculate? Is just everything all right? No stacking,
no cheating, a 'perfect world', is that it, eh?