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Old 06-15-2012, 04:51 AM   #4
floridatennisdude
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Originally Posted by Matt H. View Post
We're in our local playoffs that have to be finished by next Tuesday.

We're down to final match that got rained out 2 weeks ago. Tonight we play and the other team only brought 6 players. No match for #3 doubles. We assume it's a default.

We play for 2 hours and then rain comes. One match is finished. Other 3 are deep in the 2nd set.

We reschedule for next Monday, but the other captain says #3 doubles will play then. We say no way it's a default. Anyone know what the ruling is in this kind of scenario?
http://assets.usta.com/assets/651/15...08_2011%5D.pdf

2.03C(1)c Match Started, Suspended, and Resumed Another Day. If the team match has started and play has been suspended and rescheduled for another day, a new line-up may be presented for any individual match that has not started and for any individual match indicated as a default on the initial line-up. Individual matches that started will resume play at the point play was suspended.

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Unless your local league has an over-riding rule, your opponents got super lucky. IMO, this is a bad rule. If it affects the outcome of your match, I would write a letter letting the section folks know the story.
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