Thursday, October 15, 2015

2015 USTA League Nationals 18 & over 2.5 Women Preview

The third weekend of Nationals is October 16-18 and has the 18 & over division wrapping up with the 2.5 level playing, and the 40 & over gets started 3.0 level competing.  Here is a preview of the 2.5 Women.

The ratings used in preparing these previews are my Estimated Dynamic NTRP Ratings.  And for the purposes of comparing teams, I'm calculating the average of the top-8 players on each National's roster.

The highest top-8 average is 2.65 and the lowest is 2.31.

Flight 4 with Caribbean, Hawaii, Mid-Atlantic, and New England comprises the #2, #3, #5, and #16 rated teams.

Flight 2 has Eastern, Southern, Southwest, and Texas which includes the #4, #6, #8, and #11 teams.

Flight 1 has Florida, Midwest, Missouri Valley, Pacific Northwest, and Southern California which comprises the #1, #10, #12, #13, and #17 rated teams.

Last, flight 3 with Intermountain, Middle States, Northern, and Northern California compriases the #7, #9, #14, and #15 teams.

If you'd like more details on any of the flights, I can generate a flight report for any of the them that will show the average rating for the roster and the top-8 average.

Or if you want to see details about a team including each player's rating and a summary of their record and courts played on the team through each phase of the season, a team report is a great resource for your team or any opponent as a tool to scout them.

Contact me if you are interested in any reports.

Note: As always, average ratings for a team does not win a team match.  Who plays in the match, the line-ups and how they match-up, and how a given player plays on that day are what determine who wins.  So the highest rated teams using top-8 average may or may not win, but it is interesting to look at.