USTA team roster shows 3 rating, click on name and it shows 3.5

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  1. jtap

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    There's a player on an opposing 6.5 combo team that shows as 3.5 when I click on his name but in the team roster he shows as 3.0. I'm confused by this. How is he able to be a 3.0 on the team so that he can play with a 3.5 when USTA is saying he's a 3.5 at the same time? He can't be both and he's not listed on the early ratings. When I click on someone's name who is listed on the early ratings and is 4 in those ratings, his current rating of 3.5 is shown on his USTA page. Anyone have a clue what is going on here?
     
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  2. Mauvaise

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    It's a bug (for lack of a better word). Sometimes on the team page the rating for a player is not the same as their profile page rating. I've been told that the profile page is their actual rating, so you might have cause for protest. I would bring it up to your captain (if you're not it) and/or the opposing captain. Maybe even a quick email to the League Coordinator (with screen caps!!).
     
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  3. jtap

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    We haven't played this team yet but this is that team's court 1 and we are about to play them and I have been playing court 1 and anticipate playing this duo. The other player (3.5) is ranked 4.0 in the early ratings, so it's not like they need to pair a legit 3.5 posing as a 3.0 with a guy on the cusp of 4.0 to be competetive. I may be wrong and the guy is really 3.0 level but this is his 3rd USTA season, he's probably 3.5 by now an the profile page says it.

    I'm taking screencaps right now and then I'll try and hunt down the Coordinator's email. I'm sure that will be the hard part.
     
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  4. emilyhex

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    I think that whatever their rating is at the time they sign up for the team, that is what you will see on the player roster. But, their rating may have changed since that time, and whatever their most current rating is should display on their individual page.

    It's not illegal to have a 3.5 on a 6.5 combo team as long as he and his partner's NTRP rating add up to 6.5.
     
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  5. SlapShot

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    I've been told previously that the rating that you register at is the rating that you play at for that season, regardless of any subsequent bumps, provided the bump isn't a DQ. There was a big kerfuffle in Northern when they did the big bump up a couple of years back because they said that the people bumped couldn't participate in post-season play, but they then went back on that and allowed the people bumped to play in the playoffs due to the fact that they started the year playing at their computer rating.
     
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  6. emilyhex

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    I wonder if the guy in question was a self-rate or computer rated.
     
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  7. jtap

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    Ok. Here's the deal as the Coordinator explained.

    He self-rated to 3.0 and signed up for the combo team and has since been bumped to 3.5 and is now in the process of an appeal. He is allowed to play at the rating he was when he signed up.

    It is just confusing to me to see the team page say 3 and his rating say 3.5 when to my knowledge everyone else that is scheduled to get bumped is on the early ratings list and this guy wasn't. I have never seen anyone bumped mid-season before so I didn't know this was possible.



    His partner is a 3.5 (side note: who is on the early ratings list as being scheduled to be bumped to 4.0). This is a 6.5 combo league. So if the USTA rating of 3.5 for this guy stood then they would be playing at a 7.0 total.
     
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  8. Local Girl

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    When your captain prints the scorecard for the match it will list the team roster and should show the 3.5 rating for the player. This is how captains can check to see if the combined ratings of partners are correct before the match begins.

    It's weird that the coordinator didn't change the rating shown in the on-line roster to 3.5 -- the coordinators in our section update rosters (for on-going leagues) when players get bumped. Since this is a 6.5 combo, if the 3.0/3.5 player partners with a 3.5 and wins, that match could be reversed if the appeal is denied.
     
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  9. cknobman

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    This is not anything unnormal.

    When mid season bumps come out (July) the team roster ratings for players already registered on a team show their previous EOY rating but when you click on their name to view their individual results you always see their current rating (which reflects mid year bumps).
     
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  10. Islandtennis

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    As some have mentioned, the "real" rating is what shows when you click on someone's name. The rating on the roster was the person's rating at the time that they registered for their team. Your local league coordinator can change the roster rating to the correct one if it would avoid controversy.
     
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  11. jtap

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    His current real rating is 3.5 but he's appealing it and he's apparently allowed to play while the appeal is underway because he was 3.0 when he registered for the team.
     
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