We have had 5 matches in our USTA League, we're 4-1. This is my 1st year, same with another guy on our team so I apologize for not knowing all the rules. Today, he was DQ'd and bumped up to 4.5, resulting in our team giving back 2 matches and possibly missing districts. They said it was a "computer ranking". He is 3-1, and the matches which drew strikes against him were against older guys (40+) when playing singles, who all had losing records last year. In fact, a match that drew a strike was a doubles match that he and his partner lost. How can someone draw strikes when they beat crappy players and the records of those players he beats speak for themselves? Could it be because they have a track record for themselves and he is a self rated newbie? I am 3-1 as well and my only loss was 4,4 in singles, won the rest in singles play as well with scores not that close. Am I am risk too or does is just depend on who the competition is? Like I said, I am new to league so I'm sorry for not fully understanding this.