Default acronyms and abbreviations?

gully

Professional
I recently saw this designation for a default in a junior event: refsl. Does anyone know what that means? Something to do with a referee?

I know inj (injury), emerg (emergency) and ns (no-show). I have seen admin, but I am not certain exactly what that means, either.
 
I believe it is "refusal" to play after you sign up to play a tournament and withdraw with out a "real" excuse....just don't want to play

My son just withdrew from a tournament with a knee injury and the director asked for a note from the doctor so he would not be penalized by the USTA...this first time he had been asked for a note and told this since he had been playing....over 8 years now He was "really" injured and had seen a doctor so we were able to have a note faxed faxed over. Other kids in the tournament who withdrew had "refsl" next to their name...guess they really were not injured and had other excuses than medical.

I have seen this more in consolation matches where kids don't think it is worth playing.
 

gully

Professional
Hmmm. It was in a doubles draw, near the end of a long event, so that makes sense. I have been hearing a few instances of parents being asked for doctors' notes after withdrawals. Does not providing one lead to suspension points?

Also, can anyone shed any light on the "admin" withdrawal? Does that simply mean that the excuse is viable, but non-injury related?
 
Hmmm. It was in a doubles draw, near the end of a long event, so that makes sense. I have been hearing a few instances of parents being asked for doctors' notes after withdrawals. Does not providing one lead to suspension points?

Also, can anyone shed any light on the "admin" withdrawal? Does that simply mean that the excuse is viable, but non-injury related?
USTA does not take kindly to entering tourneys and then pulling out...especially after the draws have been made. I know kids will look at draws and if they don't like it, they will bail. Also, because you get so few points for backdraws in Nationals, players tend to pull out of the consolation draw. Maybe the USTA is getting stricter on this matter...anyone know?

Admin usually means an "error' by the tournament director and the player should have not been in the draw in the first place...like if a player withdrew and the director forgot to take the player out of the draw.
 

LeftyServe

Semi-Pro
"Admin" can also cover a situation where an ineligible player enters the tournament and the tournament director does not discover that the player is ineligible until after the draw is released.
 

scraps234

Hall of Fame
what does it say when a ref defaults the player because of bad calls or getting in a fight with a ref? also is there like a list of all of these and their meaning....
 

ClarkC

Hall of Fame
what does it say when a ref defaults the player because of bad calls or getting in a fight with a ref? also is there like a list of all of these and their meaning....
I believe that admin is used for these defaults as well. I know of one conduct-related default that I just checked out, and it says def(ad) on the draw sheet.
 

LeftyServe

Semi-Pro
I believe that admin is used for these defaults as well. I know of one conduct-related default that I just checked out, and it says def(ad) on the draw sheet.
def (ad) means default because of an "adult decision." That most often occurs when a parent (not an official) pulls their kid for conduct reasons, though it could mean pulling the kid for other reasons as well (illness, injury, where the kid just doesn't want to come off the court).
 

scraps234

Hall of Fame
yeah ive seen that happen....^^^ i feel bad to because one of the kids was playing well but his dad got mad because he was just hitting topspin and not any flat winners...
 

SoCal10s

Hall of Fame
just recently I ran into a result from a open men's tournament ,it said 5-4 Def (cond) .. I guess the tournament director defaulted the guy for conduct..
 
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woodrow1029

Guest
what does it say when a ref defaults the player because of bad calls or getting in a fight with a ref? also is there like a list of all of these and their meaning....
Def. for conduct (cond.). This is NOT for admin. Admin means error by the referee or tournament director.
 

brad1730

Rookie
This recently happened in our club's tournament. A player received a def(pe) because he signed up for another tournament in town, and couldn't make the match at our club, and didn't reschedule with his opponent.
 

Traffic

Hall of Fame
So what penalties can be faced for having something like DEF (refsl)?
We discovered a conflict in schedule and e-mailed the director. We thought maybe it could be a WO (pc) Walkover personal circumstances.

But got DEF (refsl). I e-mailed the director and was told that's the only code he could think of that wouldn't withdraw him from the tournament.

Just wondering what consequence of having that on his record?
 
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