Originally Posted by Govnor
but how do you do in these "3.5 " leagues? If you do well, then you are almost certainly a 3.5. Possibly a lower 3.5, but likely still a 3.5.
I think the USTA says that a 3.49 would likely beat a 3.01 6-0 6-0... both are still 3.5's... but 6-0 6-0 is a pretty big spanking of a difference. So like Govnor is saying, even if you are losing 6-1 6-2 to rated 3.5's... you are probably still a 3.5 yourself. But if you are beating solid 3.5's (guys that are beating other 3.5's handily) if you are beating them 6-1 6-2, then you might very well be a low 4.0. At least that is what I understand.