Not gonna mention te state or the region. But this weekend my firend participated in 4.5 regional tournament. Found out that a singles player had participated in satellite/challenger tournaments from 1993-2004. Filed appeal against player. Here is the USTA respnse. We acknowledge his previous tennis experience = yes we know hes was a pro Due to his recent results we will not DQ him at this time= He can drop games He will be bumped at end of year = you wont have to face him next year The kicker is if you look up his results he hides in doubles for most of year except for 4 singles matches in which he loses no more than 3 games. He wins first matc at regionals 6-2 6-2 against benchmark. After appeal is known he some how loses a set in his next singles match, very interesting. Then says he has broken toe plays doubles and wins easy. Then in the finals by some sort of miracle the toe heals and he beats another benchmark 6-1 6-1. Its not sour grapes over my friends team lost it is for guys like me and others that cant play any tennis because USTA says we are to good. Before you know it the highest level will be 3.5.