Saturday, May 16, 2015

5/16 Update - Handicapping 2015 USTA League 40+ Nationals - Who are the favorites to win it all in the men's 40 & over division?

This is the second update to my Nationals Previews taking a look at the strongest men's teams by level in the 40 & over division of USTA League tennis.  Strength of a team is based on taking an average of the Estimated Dynamic NTRP Ratings I calculate for each team.

I am continuing with using the top-8 average which I did last time.

Here are the new lists:

Men 3.0
LocationAverage
SO. CALIFORNIA / SO.CALIFORNIA / SAN GABRIEL VALLEY3.14
SOUTHERN / ALABAMA / AL - BIRMINGHAM - 20153.13
SOUTHERN / SOUTH CAROLINA / SC - COLUMBIA-CTL3.11
SOUTHERN / LOUISIANA / LA - BATON ROUGE3.09
SOUTHERN / SOUTH CAROLINA / SC - HILTON HEAD-HH3.08

Men 3.5
LocationAverage
SOUTHERN / NORTH CAROLINA / NC - CAPITAL AREA (Ral)3.70
SOUTHERN / SOUTH CAROLINA / SC - BEAUFORT COUNTY- CCTA3.63
TEXAS / AUSTIN3.63
SOUTHERN / ALABAMA / AL - HUNTSVILLE - 20153.62
SOUTHERN / ALABAMA / AL - MONTGOMERY - 20153.61

Men 4.0
LocationAverage
TEXAS / AUSTIN4.15
SOUTHERN / NORTH CAROLINA / NC - PIEDMONT (GSO/HP)4.13
SOUTHERN / GEORGIA / GA - ATLANTA - 20154.12
SOUTHERN / SOUTH CAROLINA / SC - HILTON HEAD-HH4.11
SOUTHERN / GEORGIA / GA - SAVANNAH - SATA - 20154.10

Men 4.5+
LocationAverage
SOUTHERN / GEORGIA / GA - ATLANTA - 20154.66
NO. CALIFORNIA / Men's 4.5 - UP4.65
FLORIDA / REGION_3 / PINELLAS4.65
SOUTHERN / GEORGIA / GA - ATLANTA - 20154.64
HAWAII / OAHU4.63