Early Start Ratings are out

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  1. lethalphorce

    lethalphorce New User

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    For us in New England, the Early Start Ratings just came out.
    Considering that we're done with all our league play for 2010, how much will these change when the official new ratings come out?

    I went 16-1 at 3.5 and got bumped to 4.0, but I was very surprised at some of the guys on my team that didn't get bumped. My dubs partner was 10-2 (6-0 at districts/sectionals) and he didn't get bumped. Another guy was 12-3 and no bump.

    If these ratings are any indication, I'd say the USTA is going to be pretty stingy with their bumps this year.
     
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  2. njsigman

    njsigman Rookie

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    Damn. Nice record. Congrats on a great season. I am in NJ and am waiting for the early start ratings. Perhaps ours are up next due to geography? I have no idea what the timeframe is for them to come out over here...
     
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  3. Nor'easter

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    Where can I find the 2011 Early Start Ratings for New England?
     
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  4. njsigman

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  5. robert

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    ESR isn't same as the YER. I went 50-5 this season and got also got bumped.
     
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  6. Nor'easter

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    Found it! Shows my ESR to be 4.0. Do you think this will stick as my YER? I played both 3.5 and 4.0 this season. Went 10-0 at 3.5 dubs making it through the semi's at districts...7-3 at 4.0 level.
     
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  7. kaissoz

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    Rating in North NJ should come out anytime now (since it's part of Eastern), but Central and South NJ are part of Middlestates and their ESL usually come out closer to the end of the month.

    After playing USTA leagues for a few years now, from what I understand, ratings have little to do with one's win-loss record, but more with quality of the opponent(s) and margin of victory. I've seen cases of players with losing records getting bumped as all their loses very close to quality opponents. I've also seen in one case a player with a perfect 9-0 record getting bumped down, due to the fact that he often went 3 sets at 3rd doubles against opposition that was playing up.

    In addition, I believe one's dynamic rating at the start of the season also plays a major part in getting bumped (or not). For example, if a long time, above average player, of a particular level happens to partner a newly bump up and they go 10-0 at 1st doubles with fairly close matches all season long, the former will probably be bumped while the latter might not.

    Congrats to all with close to perfect records! I would love to have the same stats :)
     
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  8. J011yroger

    J011yroger G.O.A.T.

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    Eastern just came out.

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  9. JoelDali

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    What a joke of a system.

    Guys that made it to State don't get bumped but guys that only won like 3 matches in league play with non dominiating results get bumped.

    Pathetic.
     
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  10. sphinx780

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    Hey! It was two matches, and I worked hard in at least one set :)
     
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  11. njsigman

    njsigman Rookie

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    I agree with you, JoelDali. Same thing happened to me. It makes no sense whatsoever....

    Will play the tri-level season and see what happens with the year end rankings...
     
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  12. kylebarendrick

    kylebarendrick Professional

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    My experience watching ESRs in Norcal has been that many more people get bumps with their year-end ratings than with the ESRs. My guess has been that they don't want to jerk people around too much with the interim ratings.
     
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  13. PinkTennisNinja

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    How does the ESR work? I started league in Spring of 09 and I don't remember any ESR towards the end of the year. Do all sections do it or is it state specific? (I'm in Southern)
     
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  14. kylebarendrick

    kylebarendrick Professional

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    It is specific to each section, depending on whether the schedule for that section includes early start leagues.
     
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  15. tennismonkey

    tennismonkey Semi-Pro

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    would be nice to see automatic bump ups for teams that make it to districts and sectionals and nationals. would give more teams chances at postseason.
     
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  16. JoelDali

    JoelDali G.O.A.T.

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    This is the joke of it all.

    My buddy won 3 districts, then Regionals and didn't get bumped, yet 3 of my self rates with non-dominating wins get bumped for no damn reason.

    USTA has lost $4000 from me and my team for next year.

    I'm joining a bowling league instead.

    :(

    [​IMG]
     
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  17. Cindysphinx

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    Slow down, man.

    I was on a team that went to sectionals last year. I only played to matches during the regular season, and didn't play thereafter.

    And you think I should have been bumped up just because the team did well?
     
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  18. J011yroger

    J011yroger G.O.A.T.

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    Yes, you no good cheating sandbagger!

    lol

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  19. jonnythan

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    How does this work? I got bumped to 3.0, does that mean I'll be a 3.0 next year?

    And why are only 2 guys from my team even in the PDF at all? Where are the rest?
     
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  20. Nor'easter

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    You have to play at least 2 USTA matches to get a rating.
     
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  21. tennismonkey

    tennismonkey Semi-Pro

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    fine let's say a minimum number of games + a trip to postseason = bump up.
     
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  22. jonnythan

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    All of the guys on my team have played at least 3, actually.
     
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  23. njsigman

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    I agree with tennismonkey 100%...
     
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  24. AceKing

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    Our team made it to Sectionals, but we had a guy that went 3-8. Do you think that guy should get bumped?
     
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  25. dizzlmcwizzl

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    They usually come out the monday after senior sectionals for middle states which would be Monday sept 13 ...
     
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