In USTA, the winner of a match is the team that wins at least 3 of 5 lines, and the winner for the season is the team that wins the most team matches. A friend of mine plays in another league. Rather than having the team winner for the season be the the team that won the most matches, this league does it differently. The winner for the season is the team that wins the greatest number of individual matches. I'm idly wondering what the impact of such a system might be if adopted for USTA. I doubt it would make much difference at the very top or the very bottom. It seems it would make a lot of difference in the middle, though. There are lots of medium-strength teams who win or lose 3-2 or 2-3. Shouldn't the team declare to be stronger be the team that won more matches overall? Shouldn't a 5-0 pasting count for more than a 3-2 nailbiter? Would it give captains an incentive to do anything differently with their line-ups? The current system does seem a little arbitrary as applied to the middle of the pack.