Originally Posted by sureshs
This brings me back to the "bad day" thread. If your former teammate loses to a 3.0 in a competitive match, then she is a 3.0 or 2.5, by definition. She is not having a bad hair day because it is a competitive match. I understand all about the jitters of playing under pressure, but losing to someone a whole level below shows that her game has many cracks.
Unless...that 3.0 is not really a 3.0.
In my little corner of the world, ladies will self-rate 3.0 for the mixed season, meaning they can pair up wit ha 4.0 guy. Then, come ladies league, they don't even bother to play 3.0...they just play 3.5. We have a few of them running around in singles, and if they beat a well established, strong 3.5, it doesn't necessarily hurt the 3.5...it gets the 3.0 bumped up to where they belong.