Do players with Early Start Ratings (ESR) ever get DQ'd? I am not that familiar with these ratings since my state (South Carolina) doesn't use them, but there are states in the Southern section that do use them. Over the past few years when looking at teams who advanced to sectionals, I have never noticed a player with an ESR rating getting DQd (I realize this is a very limited pool). The reason I ask this question is every ESR rated player I have seen on Tennislink ends up having a C or B rating at the end of the year. For example, lets say a player starts an Early Start League with a 3.5 ESR rating. At the end of the year he gets a 4.0 C rating. He continues to play as a 3.5 with his 3.5 team, which I understand. Does the fact that he is now a C rated player mean he cannot get DQd, even though he is playing in a 3.5 league based on his ESR rating?