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MariaS
11-17-2006, 08:06 PM
How should a Combo League really work? Our particular team had a mixture of 3.0 and 3.5's. But many of the teams we played only had 3.5's. :smile:

cghipp
11-17-2006, 08:17 PM
What was the level?

dennis1188
11-17-2006, 08:44 PM
Combo 6.5 is a 3.0 and a 3.5.
There is no combo w/ a 3.5 and another 3.5.

dpfrazier
11-17-2006, 08:49 PM
That's the main point of combo leagues. To mix up players of different ratings in a less competitive environment than the regular adult season.

You can have two 3.5s playing together, but only on a 7.5 combo team...

cghipp
11-18-2006, 04:17 AM
Unless you're talking about mixed doubles, which is (in our area, at least) 6.0, 7.0, 8.0, and so on.

Topaz
11-18-2006, 04:26 PM
In Northern VA we had combo leagues for the first time a few months ago. 6.5 combo was 3.0 + 3.5, but you could also play two 3.0s (essentially putting a 6.0 combo up). We had teams at 6.5, 7.5, and 8.5. It was pretty successful.

heycal
11-18-2006, 11:12 PM
Unless you're talking about mixed doubles, which is (in our area, at least) 6.0, 7.0, 8.0, and so on.

How do they account for differences in ability between a male 3.5 and a female 3.5 to figure out combo teams? (I think the USTA suggests that a male 3.5 is equivalent to a female 4.0, and so on -- a half level gender difference until you get up to the 6.0 level or something like that, where it becomes a full level difference.)

cghipp
11-19-2006, 09:59 AM
Well, they don't. Our mixed teams are (at 7.0, for example) two 3.5s or a 4.0 and a 3.0. At the state tournament, a great number of the teams we played were a 4.0 guy and a 3.0 woman, but one of the most difficult teams to beat consisted of a 4.0 woman and a 3.0 guy.

At the 8.0 level we had one 4.5 guy on our team and there may have been one other in the league. Everyone else, for the most part, was 4.0.

Topaz
11-19-2006, 07:25 PM
How do they account for differences in ability between a male 3.5 and a female 3.5 to figure out combo teams? (I think the USTA suggests that a male 3.5 is equivalent to a female 4.0, and so on -- a half level gender difference until you get up to the 6.0 level or something like that, where it becomes a full level difference.)

Our combo league was *not* mixed. Same gender teams, but mixed levels.

MariaS
11-19-2006, 08:11 PM
I checked on the USTA site and we're considered "3.5 womens doubles". So then we're not a combo I guess.

However, we have 3.0 and 3.5's players on our team. I thought that would make it a combo. But it doesn't say 6.5 or 7.0 anywhere.

I'm confused. :(

BreakPoint
11-20-2006, 12:06 AM
I checked on the USTA site and we're considered "3.5 womens doubles". So then we're not a combo I guess.

However, we have 3.0 and 3.5's players on our team. I thought that would make it a combo. But it doesn't say 6.5 or 7.0 anywhere.

I'm confused. :(

That's NOT a "Combo" team, that's just a regular adult or senior 3.5 league. A 3.5 team can have members that are rated 3.5 or below, meaning 1.0, 1.5, 2.0, 2.5, 3.0, or 3.5. You cannot have any 4.0 rated players on the team.

Combo is a different league. So a 7.5 Combo doubles team can consist of a 3.5 player and a 4.0 player or a 3.0 player and a 4.5 player, as long as the TOTAL of the two players ratings DO NOT EXCEED 7.5. I think there also a rule that says the rating difference between the two players cannot exceed 2.0, so that a 3.0 playing with a 4.5 to make 7.5 total is OK (4.5 - 3.0 = 1.5), but a 2.5 player CANNOT play with a 5.0 player to make the 7.5 total, since the difference would then be 2.5 (5.0 - 2.5 = 2.5).

GRANITECHIEF
11-20-2006, 03:42 PM
My buddies Erin and his partner Ashley just swept the 10.0 mixed nationals in Vegas. I guess they went 17/18 losing one match in a match TB. Cool!

BiGGieStuFF
11-01-2007, 07:30 AM
That's NOT a "Combo" team, that's just a regular adult or senior 3.5 league. A 3.5 team can have members that are rated 3.5 or below, meaning 1.0, 1.5, 2.0, 2.5, 3.0, or 3.5. You cannot have any 4.0 rated players on the team.

Combo is a different league. So a 7.5 Combo doubles team can consist of a 3.5 player and a 4.0 player or a 3.0 player and a 4.5 player, as long as the TOTAL of the two players ratings DO NOT EXCEED 7.5. I think there also a rule that says the rating difference between the two players cannot exceed 2.0, so that a 3.0 playing with a 4.5 to make 7.5 total is OK (4.5 - 3.0 = 1.5), but a 2.5 player CANNOT play with a 5.0 player to make the 7.5 total, since the difference would then be 2.5 (5.0 - 2.5 = 2.5).

I thought it said it can't exceed 1.0 between the players.

cghipp
11-01-2007, 07:40 AM
That depends on the state of region. In SC we can have a larger differential in some leagues, for some reason. It rarely comes up, though.

tennis-n-sc
11-01-2007, 09:08 AM
In South Carolina, there is a restriction on the separatin level in Mixed Coubles of 1.0. In adult Combo, there is no restriction. In 8.5 adult combo, you can have a 5.0 and 3.5.

JavierLW
11-01-2007, 09:19 AM
Our combo league was *not* mixed. Same gender teams, but mixed levels.

Mixed Doubles (6.0, 7.0, 8.0, 9.0), technically are combo type leagues. (anything with diffrent combined ratings is a combo type league)

We just do not normally call it that because we can confuse it with the other single gendered Combo leagues.

Doc Hollidae
11-01-2007, 09:56 AM
How should a Combo League really work? Our particular team had a mixture of 3.0 and 3.5's. But many of the teams we played only had 3.5's. :smile:

It's called Early Season Ratings. Pretty stupid imo. It allows people to play their previous rating as long as they signed up before their ESR kicked in.

JavierLW
11-01-2007, 01:25 PM
It's called Early Season Ratings. Pretty stupid imo. It allows people to play their previous rating as long as they signed up before their ESR kicked in.

I dont know, it sounds better than my area which doesnt have ESR. (it means that players can sandbag all the way to New Year's Day even though the real ratings come out in November)