Sunday, October 16, 2016

2016 USTA League 40 & over 3.0 Nationals semi-finalists are set

The 2016 USTA League 40 & over 3.0 Nationals are taking place this weekend, and the semi-finalists are set.

For the women, Missouri Valley pulled a minor upset winning flight 1, and will play a Pacific Northwest team that also pulled a minor upset to make the semis.  Flight 2 winner was also an upset in Florida, and the pre-Nationals favorite Texas will face them in their semi being the only favorite to make it through.

The current ratings say the finalists should be Missouri Valley and Texas with Texas taking the title.

For the men, Florida won flight 5 in an upset and they will face Intermountain who won flight 7 as the favorite.  The other semi will see Texas play Middle States both favorites in their flights.

Texas remains the overall top seed in the current ratings and is expected to be in the final against Intermountain, but both matches are expected to be close so it could come down to who plays and match-ups.

Will Texas bring in two 40 & over titles to give the state the early lead in the 40+ standings?