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Old 04-28-2013, 01:42 AM   #20
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Originally Posted by thejackal View Post
he's unseeded because he doesnt play ITF-sanctioned tournaments very much. most of those tournaments are in europe. his national federation ranking is very good, but the international ranking from ITF is another system entirely.
Originally Posted by WildVolley View Post
It's just college team tennis. There is a national champion team in each division and then also individual titles. Also, League titles. A school like UCLA wants to be nationally competitive in Division 1 (the best division - UCLA has something like 40,000 students), so they are willing to give full athletic scholarships to good players. Some of the best players in Europe are playing for US Colleges because they can get a free education playing tennis, and the competition can be quite good.

It used to be that very good players went directly to the tour, but it seems that young guys are having a harder time competing these days, so some choose to do some college tennis first. Isner is an example.

The players on a team like UCLA probably start at 5.5 ntrp and go up from there. Some of the better players hope to have a professional career.

From what I understand, Brymer goes to a public high school and doesn't travel much to play, so he doesn't have an international ranking. However, he has done well against some players who do.
So basically he's the personification of the guy no one wants to draw? Impressive.
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