I have a player on my 4.5 team who has self-rated at 3.5. Background: player was a 4.5 about 5 years ago, had some chronic injuries, and had to quit. She feels better, so she started hitting again a couple of months ago. (Now, I don't know why she rated herself at 3.5, so don't ask me. What's done is done.) She decided to play leagues again; she is definitely better than 3.5, but all the 4.0 teams at our club were full. The 4.5 team was a little short of people, so we took her. It's a bit of a strange situation, but she was on the team 5+ years ago, and she is definitely a 4.5 player based on strokes and past experience; just really rusty. So far, so good. She probably won't win a lot at first, but that's okay. What I'm worried about is that I noticed she's also on an 8.0 mixed team. Since she is playing two levels up during the USTA season and is a self-rated player, if she holds her own at all in the 4.5 matches, isn't she at risk to be moved up to 4.0 pretty quickly, even mid-season? And if that happens, won't it DQ her for any matches she plays with a 4.5 guy in 8.0 mixed? I might be misunderstanding how this all works -- probably I am, since all this DNTRP is pretty muddy. But I was wondering if anyone had any experience or advice.