Originally Posted by g4driver
And what do you make of this:
a strong 3.5 player beats two other strong 3.5 players in very close matches 6-4, 4-6, 11-9 TB and 6-4, 6-7, 11-9 TB
these matches count toward their DNTRPS (both losers to this guy get bumped to 4.0), but not the winner of these matches. Ok
But both players who lost to the 3.5, lost two singles matches and are bumped to 4.0
The 3.5 not bumped goes 7-1, with only one loss at doubles 3&4 and stays at 3.5
any thoughts? The 3.5 had a 4.0E last fall, but no bump at the end of 2011.
My explanation: the 3.5 lost in doubles to a strong 3.5 / average 3.5 (who had played lost 5 matches with a very weak 3.5)
The one loss to the strong 3.5 / avg 3.5 was like App St beating Michigan and the USTA expected result was easy win. The loss pummeled the 3.5 who went 5-0 in singles and only loss this match.
Entirely possible. Without more info and the specific players involved in all matches, I can't really say, but yes, a loss to a weaker team could be the match rating that pulls the overall rating down. But even the other wins may not have been matches that were rated high enough if the opponents were weak and/or the partner was strong.