Saturday, October 3, 2015
2015 USTA League Nationals 18 & over 3.0 Men semi-finals are set, up to date prediction here
In one semi, Northern Cal, my top seed in their flight, will play Caribbean, the 3rd seeded in their flight (but perennially underrated).
The other semi finds Pacific Northwest coming out of the toughest flight facing Middle States, the top seed coming in to Nationals.
This means the pre-Nationals, #1, #4, #7, and #11 teams advanced.
But when factoring in the play at Nationals, the top-8 averages for each team would predict Caribbean and Middle States advancing, both narrowly, to the final with Middle States 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.