I would recommend option 1. Most people who play USTA are competitive by nature, and those who make the team would want to field the strongest team possible.
Just make sure you make it clear to everyone in advance about what the selection criteria are, and don't be shy about polling each of your players individually to make better decisions about who the strongest players and most desirable partners/teammates are.
Most captains would consider yours a good problem to have.
POG OS. 368 SW, 12.54" balance, 21.0 MgR/I.
Problend kevlar 16 / Prestretched SPPP 17, 72/50 lbs.
Last edited by travlerajm; 11-13-2012 at 10:34 AM.