Again, junior fed cup. From a very small country that I'm not going to name on here. And...she was played in dead rubbers. Professional tennis? And, Not sure I agree with you on that. I had a previous hitting partner that was ranked as a junior, and two years ago, I could get games off of her. I think more context is needed to determine 'professional' tennis status. A bad self-rate? How is that? The captain sent the player's info to section and point blank asked what she could self-rate as. The section said 3.5. She played 4.0. Where is the conspiracy? I understand if you are upset with the section, but there was no motivation to underrate here IMO. And that is why the grievance was denied. If she had self-rated 3.5 then I would be more inclined to agree with you. I disagree she dominated. Her scores clearly don't indicate that. If she had that much control over a match, wouldn't the wins be a bit 'safer'? Not so many timed out matches? (not sure if you guys have that...but our matches are only allowed 90 minutes...if you don't finish in that time you 'timed out', meaning it was a pretty close, competitive match). And again, that team was one TB from not even making to sectionals. If my friends' captain was trying to get away with something, wouldn't she have put the gal on a 3.5 team since the section said that was the lowest rating she could self-rate? Again, look at her scores. You may think she 'controlled' things, but you have NO way of knowing that unless you were there. And it would be unfair of you to assume that based on hearsay from other people. People who, IMO, may have been more than a bit upset by their loss. To turn their attention to one person for that loss is unfair IMO. What about the other courts they lost? So, you admit that the team from your area is full of underrated players. My friend's team had ONE underrated player (in your opinion)...who exactly do you have an issue with here? Perhaps that team thought they were going to plow through everyone, and got a bit of a surprise when that didn't happen? Why assume that someone who beats them must be taking advantage of the situation? Unless...they are too? Just some food for thought...I think Cindy mentioned it before and I wholeheartedly agree...you need a DEEP team to make it through. One superstar won't do it. Again, where is the *intentional* underrating? I think your issue is more with the USTA than with this player/captain. IMO they did nothing wrong, and the captain went above and beyond to make sure she was NOT doing exactly what you are (sort of) accusing her of. I have seen good, correctly-rated teams make it to nationals. More than once. Please know, just kind of a disclaimer...that I hope we are both discussing this in good faith. No mirth or anger of any kind here on my end. But because it is an internet message board where things can be easily misunderstood, I just want to clarify that!