My teammate is a self-rated 3.0 that was bumped up to 3.5. So whereas before we were no. 2 contending for no.1 in our section, now we are no. 3. And before that, another of our players was dq'ed. I am starting to think the top team and the league coordinator is conspiring against our team who for the first time had a chance to make it to sectionals. Anyway, here's my teammate's 3.0 singles record. Teammate: 6-0, 7-5 W 6-1, 6-1 W 6-4, 6-3 L (against "2.5" opponent) 6-0, 7-5 W 6-3, 6-2 W 6-0, 2-6, 1-0 W (against guy who the "2.5" opponent beat 0 and 1) I think there might be a conspiracy because the one player he LOST to is self-rated as a 2.5 and just happens to be on the no. 1 team that displaced us and who we were in contention with until our second dq. Here's his record: "2.5" Opponent: 6-2, 2-6, 1-0 W 6-4, 6-3 W (against my teammate) 6-0, 6-1 W (against guy who took my teammate to a third set tiebreak) 6-1, 6-1 W (same guy who was his first opponent) The third player in this list this 2.5 opponent beat 6-0 and 6-1, my teammate had to go to a third set tiebreak against. So how the heck is it that he and his other "2.5" teammates are not dq'ed and bumped up to 3.5? It's more egregious that a 2.5 player could play at a 3.5 level than a 3.0 at a 3.5 level, no? The league coordinator's response was that it's all dynamic rating but I don't buy it cause this 2.5 opponent is beating everyone else so badly except for the first guy who coincidentally they played again and he beat 1 and 1 (1 and 4 are the same guy). My teammate did play at the 3.5 level which he won 0 and 1 singles #2 but lost in doubles #3. The opponent did not. So is this favortism and colllusion?