Sunday, October 4, 2015

2015 USTA League Nationals 18 & over 5.0+ Men semi-finals are set, up to date prediction here

The semi-finals for the 18+ 5.0+ Men are set.  I'm guessing a bit on the match-ups since TennisLink doesn't show them yet.

In one semi, Southern Cal, #4 seed in their flight, will play Southern, #2 seed in their flight.

The other semi has Pacific Northwest, #2 seed from their flight playing Intermountain, the wildcard and #1 seed from their same flight.

This means the pre-Nationals, #2, #3, #5, and #11 teams advanced.

But when factoring in the play at Nationals, the top-8 averages for each team would predict Southern Cal and Intermountain advancing to the final with Intermountain 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.

Update: Corrected match-ups per TennisLink.