How did this happen? Ratings question

Discussion in 'Adult League & Tournament Talk' started by dode, Aug 3, 2012.

  1. dode

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    I was looking through opponents for sectionals coming up, and I found one that had the following scenario. He is not eligible for sectionals, but I would like to know. He is a self rated player that according to what I see joined USTA on 5/2/2012 and registered on a 3.5 team. He played one match on the team, a doubles match, and won 6-1, 6-0 against a team consisting of a 3.0 player and a senior 3.5 player with a well under .500 record. That was the only match he shows as having played ever under tennislink, either tournament or team. That match is not showing as having been a DQ. His rating is now show as a self-rated 4.0. Can someone please explain how that might happen?

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  2. Orange

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    I'll start. He wasn't DQ'ed. A player who has played only one match could not be DQ'ed for that match because players get three strikes before being DQ'ed, and the matches that counted as strikes wouldn't be revealed until the DQ. Also, whether that match should have been a strike would depend on the dynamic ratings of all four players. A score of 6-1, 6-0 would not be a strike if the dynamic ratings of the opponents before the match are low and his partner's dynamic rating before the match is high.

    The next question is how he got from 3.5 to 4.0, then. It is possible to appeal up, and a player might do so if he wanted to play on both a 4.0 and a 4.5 team. That's my guess.
     
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    Wouldn't that show as an appealed rating? That was the only thing that I could think of, but it seemed odd that they were not so much as registered on another team? It just seemed odd.

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  4. J_R_B

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    Self-rating appeals continue to show as S rated in the computer. I've only ever seen cases where people appealed down (in other words, their self-rating came out to 4.5 and the district approved an appeal down to 4.0). In this case, the rating shows up as 4.0 S, not 4.0 A. I'd presume that self-rating appeals UP probbaly work the same way.
     
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  5. emilyhex

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    Yep, he probably just went out to the USTA website and clicked a button and rated higher. Kudos for him that he realized 3.5 was too easy and changed his rating to reflect his true ability.
     
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  6. OrangePower

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    This.

    His 3.5 captain however is probably crying over the loss :)
     
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