The Captain didn't invite the guy on a 4.0 team, but rather a 6.5 Combo team. The guy self-rated at 4.0 when he was a 3.0 at best. The Captain was doing the guy a favor trying to get him to play. The player thought taking lessons meant he was enrolled in a school or something and self-rated at 4.0. The USTA only granted his appeal down to 3.5 where he remains with no wins ten months later.