Saturday, October 3, 2015
2015 USTA League Nationals 18 & over 3.0 Women semi-finals are set, up to date prediction here
In one semi, Florida, the winner of the 5-team flight and #2 overall seed coming in will face Intermountain, the second seed in their flight.
The other semi finds Missouri Valley, a very close second seed in flight and winner of a tie-break at 2-1 against the team they lost to, going up against Southern Cal, the lowest seed in their flight and winner of a 3-way tie at 2-1.
This means the pre-Nationals, #2, #6, #11, and #12 teams advanced. There were some upsets!
But when factoring in the play at Nationals, the top-8 averages for each team would predict Florida and Missouri Valley advancing to the final with Florida winning it all. This of course assumes top-8 averages represent how a team match will go, but who actually plays and getting favorable match-ups is equally as important. And it appears some teams may not have their top-8 at Nationals, so it should be interesting.