Wednesday, October 28, 2015

2015 USTA League Nationals 40 & over 4.0 Women Preview

The last weekend of Adult Nationals is October 30-November 1 and has the 40 & over division 4.0 level playing.  Here is a preview of the 4.0 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 top team has a top-8 average of 4.11 while the lowest rated team is at 3.84.

Flight 4 appears to be the toughest with Caribbean, Eastern, New England, and Pacific Northwest comprising the #1, #2, #5, and #16 teams.

Flight 1 is not far behind with Intermountain, Midwest, Northern California, Southern, and Texas comprising the #3, #6, #8, #9, and #15 teams.  With some traditionally strong sections, this could be very tough to advance out of.

Flight 2 with Hawaii, Mid-Atlantic, Middle States, and Missouri Valley comprises the #4, #11, #12, and #13 teams.

Last, flight 3 has Florida, Northern, Southern California, and Southwest comprising the #7, #10, #14, and #17 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.