Thursday, October 20, 2016

2016 USTA League 40 & over Nationals continue with 3.5 and 4.5+ levels in the California desert and 55+ in Arizona

There are just two more weekends of Adult Nationals for 2016 and this weekend has the 40+ 3.5 and 4.5+ levels playing in Rancho Mirage and La Quinta.  Meanwhile the 55+ 6.0 and 8.0 levels are playing in Surprize, AZ.

Here is a quick preview of the 3.5 level.

The 3.5 women has flight 3 being the toughest with the #1, #2, #5, and #11 seeded teams.  The other flights are more balanced with flight 4 having the #3, #8, #9, and #16, flight 2 the #6, #7, #12, and #17, and flight 1 the #4, #10, #13, #14, and #15 teams.  Will all the top seeds make it through?  With the weakness of flight 1, could a bottom third team make the semis?

For the 3.5 men, flight 5 is by far the toughest with the #1, #3, #4, #6, and #14 seeded teams.  Not only do these teams have to play four matches, they have to do so against the toughest opponents.  Flight 8 is the next toughest with the #2, #5, #7, and #13 teams, which leaves flights 6 and 7 the easiest with no team seeded higher than #8 and flight 7 having #16 and #17.

Good luck to all!