Wednesday, October 14, 2015

2015 USTA League Nationals 40 & over 3.0 Men Preview

The third weekend of Nationals is October 16-18 and has the 40 & over division starting with the 3.0 level playing.  Here is a preview of the 3.0 Men.

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.

There are three 5 team flights for the 3.0 Men as two sections are not sending teams.  That means there should be a wildcard in the semis.

The top team has a top-8 average of 3.26 down to the lowest at 2.89.

Flight 2 appears to be the toughest with Caribbean, Eastern, Hawaii, Southern, and Southern California which includes the #1, #2, #6, #7, and #8 teams.  Whew, getting out of this flight will be though and perhaps the wildcard comes from here.

Flight 1 has Middle States, Midwest, Northern California, Pacific Northwest, and Southwest which comprises the #4, #5, #12, #14, and #15 teams.

Flight 3 has Florida, Intermountain, Mid-Atlantic, Missouri Valley, and Texas which comprises the #3, #9, #10, #11, and #13 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.