Recap of Eastern and Midwest 40 & Over Sectionals

USTA tennis league stats Midwest

Eastern

Women

3.5    Northern wins in an upset. #1 New Jersey Nice Aces did not play four of their top players; A missing singles player on day 1 of the sectional and a retired singles match on day 2 doomed #2 Metro Banks/Blue.
4.0    #1 New Jersey Team Heath/Dugan
4.5+    #1 Southern The SS Tennis Team

Men

3.5    #1 New Jersey Good Boys Repeat as champions. Good Boys won the Adult 18's and now Adult 40's with many of the same players.
4.0    #1 New Jersey Team Moon. Call them the "Tiebreak Kings" as they went 9-0 in TBs .
4.5+    #3 Long Island Point Set beats #1 Southern Armonk Tennis to win the flight; #1 Southern Armonk Tennis comes in second.

Midwest

Women

3.5    #1 Indiana Indianapolis Racquet Club in first; #2 Wisconsin Lake Geneva in second in a very competitive flight with lots of tiebreaks and three set matches.
4.0    "Any of the top 3 teams could win" we said. #2 Illinois Rush Copley Health Plex emerges as sectional champion.
4.5+    In a head to head match featuring 4 third set TBs, #3 Michigan Hope College edges #1 Illinois Challenge Fitness to win the sectional.

Men

3.5    Ohio Olympic Indoor Tennis. #1 Wisconsin- Madison was missing 2 of their top players. #2 Michigan Franklin Athletic finishes second.
4.0    "Less than a tenth of a rating point separates #1 from #5 ... expect 3-2 results" With smart line-ups, Wisconsin Highlander emerges as sectional champion with 3-2 wins over #1 Illinois Northbrook Racquet and #2 Ohio Perrysburg Tennis Ctr.
4.5+    #1 Indiana Indianapolis first; #2 Illinois River Trails Tennis Ctr second.

Congratulations to the new USTA Section champions.


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August 22, 2018

Midwest Section Championships, Adult 40 & Over

Strongest Teams by Championship Event and Flights

Midwest Section Championships for Adult 40 & Over start August 24, 2018 in Indianapolis.

Midwest USTA tennis league stats

All the teams are very good and every team has a chance to beat any other team. Tennis League Analytics ranks the following teams as the strongest.


Women’s 3.5

5 Teams

Top teams:
1. Indiana - Indianapolis Racquet Club
2. Wisconsin - Lake Geneva Tennis
3. Illinois - Midtown AC - Bannockburn

Indiana has a slight TLA strength advantage vs Wisconsin and Illinois, who are very close to each other in strength rating.


Men’s 3.5

5 teams

Top teams:
1. Wisconsin - Madison
2. Michigan - Franklin Athletic

Wisconsin and Michigan are separated by 8 thousandths of a point in strength rating and have good separation from the rest of the field. #3 Illinois - TAM returns to this sectional with many of the same players who played in the Adult 18 sectional this past weekend.


Women’s 4.0

5 Teams

Top teams:
1. Indiana - Indianapolis Racquet Club
2. Illinos - Rush Copley Health Plex
3. Wisconsin - Smokin Hot Shots

Indiana is a little stronger than Illinois and Wisconsin but any of these three could win.


Men’s 4.0

5 teams

Top teams:
1. Illinois - Northbrook Racquet Club
2. Ohio - Perrysburg Tennis Center

Less than a tenth of a rating point separates #1 from #5. Expect tiebreaks and 3-2 results. Every game will count. This should be fun for all the teams.


Women’s 4.5+

5 teams

Top teams:
1. Illinois - Challenge Fitness
2. Wisconsin - North Shore Country Club
3. Michigan - Hope College

While #1 Illinois is TLA's top-rated team, the core team played Adult 18's last weekend and forfeited a singles line in every match. #3 Michigan - Hope College also returns after playing Adult 18's last weekend. Any of the top three can win this but if all of Illinois players show, they have enough strength to win.


Men’s 4.5+

4 teams

Top teams:
1. Indiana - Indianapolis
2. Illinois - River Trails Tennis Ctr

There is very little separation between #1 and #3.


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August 21, 2018

Eastern Section Championships, Adult 40 & Over

Strongest Teams by Championship Event and Flights

Eastern Section Championships, Adult 40 & Over start August 24, 2018 in Schenectady, New York.

Eastern USTA tennis league stats

All the teams are very good and every team has a chance to beat any other team. Tennis League Analytics ranks the following teams as the strongest.


Women’s 3.5

6 Teams

Top teams:
1. New Jersey - Nice Aces
2. Metro - Banks/Blue

New Jersey and Metro are separated by 8 thousandths of a point in TLA's strength ratings - it's a toss-up.


Men’s 3.5

6 teams

Top teams:
1. New Jersey - Good Boys
2. Southern - Dynamos

#1 and #2 are very close in strength rating. New Jersey won the Adult 18 3.5 Section this past weekend with many of the same players.


Women’s 4.0

6 Teams

Top teams:
1. New Jersey - Team Heath/Dugan
2. Long Island - Kings Park
3. Metro - Bailey/Pavels

#1 to #5 are very close in rating and any one could win. NJ has enough strength and doubles depth to win with smart line-ups.


Men’s 4.0

6 teams

Top teams:
1. New Jersey - Team Moon
2. Metro - Tallia/Brown/Akpan
3. Northern - Dunn/Lee

This sectional event should be a lot of fun. A tenth of a rating point separates #1 from #6. Expect tiebreaks in every match and many 3-2 results. Every game will count.


Women’s 4.5+

5 teams

Top teams:
1. Southern - The SS Tennis Team
2. Long Island - Carefree
3. Metro - Bacey

The top three are very close in strength rating with good separation versus the rest of the flight - toss-up.


Men’s 4.5+

5 teams

Top teams:
1. Southern - Armonk Tennis Club
2. New Jersey - Caradonna/Charnow

Southern will be hard to beat if their top players show up. #3 not far behind NJ.


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Recap Midwest 18 & Over Sectionals

USTA tennis league stats Midwest

Women

3.5    #2 Indiana - South Bend Racquet Club wins in a flight where the top 3 teams were within 5 hundredths of a rating point.

4.0   #1 Indiana - Jeffersonville wins exactly as indicated.

4.5   #4 Wisconsin - Greenfield. As we indicated last week, "Any of the top four could win this but Illinois has enough strength advantage if the full team shows up". In an interesting result, #1 Illinois defaulted the number 2 singles court in all of their matches. #2 Michigan had a player disqualified (DQ'd).


Men

3.5  #1 Michigan - Bloomfield Tennis wins exactly as indicated.

4.0  #2 Illinois - Rush Copley Health Plex wins in a flight with the top two teams separated by five hundredths of a rating point.

4.5  #2 Ohio - Highland High prevails in what we called a toss-up among the top 3 teams.

Congratulations to the new USTA Section champions. On to Nationals.


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August 15, 2018

Midwest Section Championships for Adult 18 & Over

Strongest Teams by Championship Event and Flights

Midwest Section Championships for Adult 18 & Over, start August 17, 2018 in Indianapolis. It is interesting that Lincoln Motor Company sponsors this event.

Midwest USTA tennis league stats

All the teams are very good and every team has a chance to beat any other team. Tennis League Analytics ranks the following teams as the strongest.


Women’s 3.5

5 Teams

Top teams:
1. Illinois - Tam Tennis and Fitness Club
2. Indiana - South Bend Racquet Club
3. Wisconsin - Four Lakes Athletic Club

Illinois is ahead of Indiana by 5 hundredths of a rating point. Indiana and Wisconsin are separated by 2 thousandths of a point.


Men’s 3.5

5 teams

Top teams:
1. Michigan - Bloomfield Tennis
2. Illinois - Tam Tennis and Fitness Club

Michigan has fair strength advantage in a flight that has lots of spread. It will be hard for MI to not finish on top if they bring their full team.


Women’s 4.0

5 Teams

Top teams:
1. Indiana - Jeffersonville
2. Michigan - Franklin Athletic Club

Indiana has a good strength rating advantage vs the other teams.


Men’s 4.0

5 teams

Top teams:
1. Indiana - Evansville
2. Illinois - Rush Copley Health Plex
3. Michigan - Eastside Tennis and Fitness Club

Indiana is the top rated team by five hundredths. Illinois and Michigan are separated by 2 thousandths of a TLA 's strength rating point. WI not far behind.


Women’s 4.5

5 teams

Top teams:
1. Illinois - Challenge Fitness
2. Michigan - Mvp Athletic Club
3. Indiana - Indianapolis Racquet Club

Any of the top four teams could win this. But Illinois has enough strength advantage to win if the full team shows up.


Men’s 4.5

5 teams

Top teams:
1. Michigan - Premier Athletic and Tennis Club
2. Ohio - Highland High
3. Illinois - Lake Bluff

Toss up amongst the top three teams.



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August 14, 2018

Recap So Cal and Texas 18 & Over Sectionals

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Southern California Sectional Championships - 18 and Over

Women’s 3.5

As stated in the scouting report, singles play was expected to determine the winner of this flight. The #1 rated team won only 2 of 6 singles matches - #2 won the flight - SFV Party at the Net.


Men’s 3.5

In a very competitive flight with the top three teams within a few hundredths of a rating point, SGV Underdog Aces won three 3-2 matches to take the flight.


Women’s 4.0

In another very tight flight, SGV Chow Fun won the flight.


Men’s 4.0

TLA's #1 won the flight - OC Lower PC.


Women’s 4.5

TLA's strongest rated team did not bring their two strongest rated singles players. SFV Braemar wins the flight


Men’s 4.5

TLA's #1 rated team did not bring two of their top three singles players. OC Lower PC wins the flight.


Texas - 18 and Over - 4.0

Women’s 4.0

Three of the four flight winners were TLA's top rated team in the flight. But Wild Houston wins the section in an upset.


Men’s 4.0

TLA's top rated teams win Flights 1 and 2. Waco wins Flight 4 and the sectional championship in an upset.


Congratulations to the new USTA Section champions.

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August 8, 2018

Texas Section Championships - Adult 18 & Over - 4.0

Strongest Teams by Championship Event and Flights

Texas Section Championships for Adult 18 & Over, 4.0 Men and Women start August 10, 2018 in Richardson, Texas.

Texas 4.0 USTA tennis league stats

All the teams are very good and every team has a chance to beat any other team. Tennis League Analytics ranks the following teams as the strongest.


Women’s 4.0

16 teams in 4 flights.

Top teams:
1. Dallas
2. NOHO
3. Wild Austin
4. San Antonio
5. Wild Dallas
6. Houston

Flight 1 contains the 3 strongest team - very challenging flight. Austin is the highest TLA rated team in flight 2. In flight 3, San Antonio and Wild Dallas are separated by 2 thousandth of a point. Singles play should determine the flight winner. Houston is strongest in flight 4.


Men’s 4.0

18 teams in 4 flights.

Top teams:
1. NOHO
2. San Antonio
3. Dallas
4. Wild San Antonio
5. Corpus Christi
6. Houston

Wild San Antonio is the highest TLA rated team in flight 1 - Austin, while not in the top 6, is a strong contender. Flight 2 contains the 2 strongest teams, NOHO and San Antonio, as well as another strongly rated team, SETX. This should be a highly competitive flight. In flight 3 where there are 5 teams, Dallas has good depth to win the flight. Flight 4 contains 5 teams also - the team that manages their line-ups the best, Corpus Christi or Houston, should emerge as the flight winner.


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August 7, 2018

Southern California Section Championships - Adult 18 & Over - 3.5, 4.0, 4.5

Strongest Teams by Championship Event and Flight

Southern California Section Championships for Adult 18 & Over - 3.5, 4.0 and 4.5 - start August 10, 2018 in Fountain View and Costa Mesa, California. The Southern California District - Area championships were covered 2 weeks ago; we are now down to the final 4 teams in each NTRP level.

Southern California USTA tennis league stats

All the teams are very good and every team has a chance to beat any other team. Tennis League Analytics ranks the following teams as the strongest.


Women’s 3.5

1. SDNC S1 Lomas Santa Fe Michaels
2. SFV N2 Party at the Net BTC Bruyninx

Singles play will determine which team takes this flight and moves on to Nationals.


Men’s 3.5

1. SDNC S2 Kit Carson Park Warren

SGV N1 Underdog Aces and SGV N2 Racketeers are both just a few hundredths of rating point behind.


Women’s 4.0

1. BC S2 Westchester Perkins
2. SD S1 LaJolla TC Fitzgerald
3. SGV N2 Chow Fun Aye Chow
4. SB N1 Volley Girls

Strong doubles vs strong singles is the story line in this flight. Any one of these four teams could win this very competitive flight final.


Men’s 4.0

1. OC S1 Lower PC Frank
2. BC S2 Alta Vista/Ramirez-Hsu
3. SGV N1 Alley Gators Tang

The top 2 teams are separated by 3 thousandths of a point - it's a toss-up. With SGV not far behind.


Women’s 4.5

1. SDNC S1 Surf and Turf/Sullivan

The top team possesses strong doubles and singles - a combination that will be hard to beat. This flight has a lot of strength spread.


Men’s 4.5

1. SFV N1 Calab Aceholes Calabasas Skuro

The top team is loaded with talent.


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August 6, 2018

Recap Texas 18 & Over Sectionals

Winning 4.5 Men had 8 self-rated players. All other TLA #1 rated teams win.

USTA tennis league stats Florida

Texas Sectional Championship - 18 and Over

Women

4.5 - #1 Dallas won the Sectional over #2 Austin.

3.5 - #1 Wild Dallas won the Championship over #5 San Antonio.

Men

4.5 - In a very interesting result, Abilene, which was not in the Strength Rating top five, finished 2nd in their flight to #3 Dallas and qualified for the knockout stage.

Abilene beat #2 Houston in the semis 4-1. Then beat #4 San Antonio in the final 4-1. Both were very big upsets in terms of TLA Strength Ratings, especially at the 4.5 level.

We looked at other TLA reports and found that 8 of Abilene's 11 players are self rated. A little more research showed that Abilene's roster holds four Division 3 college players (McMurry and Hardin-Simmons), 1 two-time Texas high school state champion, and 1 college assistant coach. It will be interesting to see how the team does at Nationals.

3.5 - #1 Dallas over #2 Houston for the Section Championship.


Congratulations to the new USTA Section champions.

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July 31, 2018

Texas Sectional Championships - Adult 18 & Over - 3.5, 4.5

Strongest Teams by Championship Event and Flights

Texas Section Championships for Adult 18 & Over, 3.5 and 4.5, start August 3, 2018 in Dallas. The heat index will rise to over 100 degrees, start hydrating today!

Southern 3.5 4.0 4.5 USTA tennis league stats

All the teams are very good and every team has a chance to beat any other team. Tennis League Analytics ranks the following teams as the strongest.


Women’s 3.5

15 teams in 3 flights.

Top teams:
1. Wild Dallas
2. NETX
3. Austin
4. NOHO
5. San Antonio
6. Fort Worth

Flight 1 is fairly competitive with Fort Worth as the strongest team. Flight 2 contains 3 of the top 6 teams, Wild Dallas, Austin and NOHO. NETX and San Antonio will battle for the top spot in Flight 3.


Men’s 3.5

16 teams in 4 flights

Top teams:
1. Houston
2. Dallas
3. Amarillo
4. San Antonio
5. Corpus Christi
6. Wild Dallas

Houston should dominate Flight 1. None of the 6 strongest teams are in flight 2; Fort Worth should emerge as the flight winner. Flight 3 contains 3 of the top 6 teams with Dallas the strongest rated team. Flight 4 will come down to San Antonio vs Wild Dallas.


Women’s 4.5

10 teams in 2 flights

Top teams:
1. Dallas
2. Austin
3. Fort Worth
4. NOHO
5. Houston

Dallas, flight 1, and Austin, flight 2, should be in the final. However Fort Worth could upset Austin with a smart line-up to win flight 2.


Men’s 4.5

12 teams in 3 flights.

Top teams:
1. Austin
2. Houston
3. Dallas
4. San Antonio
5. Valley

San Antonio should finish on top in Flight 1. Flight 2 is the most difficult with the top two teams, Austin and Houston. That head-to-head match-up should be very competitive and fun to watch. Dallas is the strongest team Flight 3.


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July 30, 2018

Flight Scouting Recap: Southern 40 & Over, Southern Cal 18 & Over

TLA Top Rated Teams win Section and Area Championships.

TLA team strength ratings and flight scouting reports continue to provide accurate insights. The vast majority of the USTA championship events played out as indicated in TLA's flight scouting reports.

USTA tennis league stats Florida

Southern Sectional Championship - 40 and Over

Women

4.5 - #1 NC over #2 GA in the final, exactly per the Flight Scouting report. Both went 3-0 in the group stage.

4.0 - #3 MS won over #2 LA.

3.5 - #1 NC won

Men

4.5 - #2 AL over #1 NC in the final.

4.0 - #1 and #2, both GA teams, met in the finals exactly as the Flight Scouting Report showed.

3.5 - #2 TN won the final, coming out of the easier Flight B. The tougher Flight A finished in a three way tie.


Southern California Area Championships - 18 and Over

North Women

4.5 - #1 SFV-WD LLWNAP advanced. TLA's #2, V-VENT WC finished in a three-way tie in Team Wins and Individual Wins but missed by two sets.

4.0 - #1 LA and #2 SGV advanced. #3 V-LLWNAP lost to #5 SB Volley Girls. All of the top rated teams in this draw were very close in TLA Strength Rating.

3.5 - All top teams advanced

North Men

4.5 - The top ranked teams in each flight, #1 SFV and #3 SGV, won flights and advanced.

4.0 - #1 and #2, SGV and SFV, won flights and advanced.

3.5 - #1 and #2, both are SGV teams, won flights and advanced.


South Women

4.5 - #1 and #2, SDNC and OC Lower PC, won flights and advanced.

4.0 - #2 BC won over #1 in Flight II - the teams were separated by one hundredth of a point. #3 SD won Flight I.

3.5 - #1 and #3, SDNC Lomas and SD WD Eastlake, won flights. TLA's #2 was a miss at 0-3.

EDIT: Aug 2 We thought this miss was too big and researched the line-ups. Our #2 team did not play their best player, that is, the player with the highest TLA Strength Rating. The team lost 2-3 and by tie-breakers in each team match.

South Men

4.5 - #1 BC MiraCosta finished second in a three way tie in Flight I to #3 SDNC Fairbanks Ranch CC - this was a surprise - big congrats to SDNC.

4.0 - #1 and #2, BC AltaVista and OC Lower PC, won flights and advanced.

3.5 - #1 SDNC Kit Carson Park and #2 BC AltaVista finished in a three way tie for first.

Congratulations to the new USTA Section and Area champions.

July 27, 2018

Southern California South Area District Championships - Adult 18 & Over 3.5, 4.0, and 4.5

Strongest Teams by Championship Event and Flight

Today we cover the South Area event of the Southern California District Championships for 40 & Over 3.5, 4.0, and 4.5 Women and Men. For the North Area, scroll down to yesterday's post.

USTA Socal 3.5 4.0 4.5 USTA tennis league stats

Again, major kudos to USTA SoCal, TLA's data driven analysis shows that SoCal does an excellent job of balancing flights for both numbers of teams as well as team strength.


South Area Playoffs

Women’s 3.5

Two flights - 8 teams overall.

Top teams:

1. SDNC LLWSAP Lomas Santa Fe
2. SDNC WC La Costa Resort
3. BC LLWSAP Honda
4. SD WD LLWSAP Eastlake

The top five teams sit within 5 hundredths of a rating point. But the top two teams should finish 1 and 2.


Men’s 3.5

One flights - 4 teams.

Top teams:

1. SDNC LLWSAP Kit Carson Park/
2. BC LLWSAP AltaVista

There is a lot of spread between #1 and #4. But 3.5 has relatively large variability and with only four teams in the event, anything can happen.


Women’s 4.0

Two flights - 6 teams overall.

Top teams:

1. OC WE LLWSAP Spring Chix
2. BC LLWSAP
3. SD WD LLWSAP LJTC/

Less then 5 hundredths of a rating point separates #1 from #6 - this event is wide open. I really like BC's depth. Expect tie breaks and 3-2 results. Every game will count.


Men’s 4.0

Two flights - 6 teams overall.

Top teams:

1. BC LLWSAP AltaVista
2. OC LLWSAP Lower PC
3. SD 4.0 LLWSAP Mountain View

There are strength rating gaps between each team so upsets should not be expected if every players shows up.


Women’s 4.5

Two flights - 6 teams overall.

Top teams:

1. SDNC LLWSAP Surf and Turf
2. OC WE LLWSAP Lower PC
3. OC WD LLWSAP Costa Mesa

Interesting match ups when the top three play each other - they are close in strength.


Men’s 4.5

Two flights - 6 teams overall.

Top teams:

1. BC LLWSAP MiraCosta
2. IE2 WC McDermottSC Crickets
3. SDNC 4.5 LLWSAP Fairbanks Ranch CC

Hard to see BC LLWSAP not winning.


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July 26, 2018

Southern California District Championships - Adult 18 & Over 3.5, 4.0, and 4.5

Strongest Teams by Championship Event and Flight

Southern California District Championships for 40 & Over 3.5, 4.0, and 4.5 Women and Men start July 27, 2018 at Camino Real Park Tennis Center, Ventura College Tennis Center, North Ranch Country Club, Lakewood Tennis Center, and El Dorado Tennis Center.

USTA Socal 3.5 4.0 4.5 USTA tennis league stats

The way that USTA SoCal structures championship events is impressive, with two Area playoffs spanning 5 venues. Brackets are generally very well balanced with an equal number of teams in each flight. We'll cover the North Area playoffs today and the South Area tomorrow.


North Area Playoffs

Women’s 3.5

Three flights - 9 teams overall.

Top teams:

1. SFV WE LLWNAP Party at the Net
2. CC LLWNAP- SLOCC Ventura
3. SGV LLWNAP-Arcadia Angels
4. V LLWNAP - WD NRCC Net Girls

Flight I has two of the top three teams. Flight III is the most competitive, with a small strength rating spread


Men’s 3.5

Two flights - 6 teams overall.

Top teams:
1. SGV LLWNAP-Underdog Aces
2. SGV WC -Racketeers
3. V - LLWNAP


Women’s 4.0

Three flights - 9 teams overall.

Top teams:
1. LA - LLWNAP-Not Our Fault
2. SGV LLWNAP-Chow Fun
3. V - LLWNAP - WE Arroyo Vista Black Widows
4. SFV-WD LLWNAP iAce

The top 6 teams are within one tenth of a rating point. And the flights are evenly balanced with two of the top 6 in each, with Flight 1 the most competitive. Good scouting and line-up decisions by captains will determine the finalists.


Men’s 4.0

Two flights - 6 teams overall.

Top teams:
1. SGV LLWNAP-Alley Gators
2. SFV LLWNAP LATPA
3. SB LLWNAP

This is a very competitive flight with less than one tenth of a point separating the entire draw.


Women’s 4.5

Two flights - 6 teams overall.

Top teams:
1. SFV-WD LLWNAP
2. VENT WC
3. SGV LLWNAP-Advantage Players

Very competitive with top four teams separated by a few hundredths of a point.


Men’s 4.5

Two flights - 6 teams overall.

Top teams:
1. SFV LLWNAP Calab Aceholes
2. LA - LLWNAP-Downtown Aces
3. SGV-LLWNA/P-Claremont Crickets

All the teams are strong but it will be an upset if the TLA top rated team does not win the final.

The South area will be covered tomorrow.


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July 25, 2018

Southern Sectional Championships - Adult 40 & Over 3.5, 4.0, and 4.5

Strongest Teams by Championship Event and Flights

Southern Section Championships for 40 & Over 3.5, 4.0, and 4.5 Women and Men start July 27, 2018 at the Copeland-Cox Mobile Tennis Center.

Southern 3.5 4.0 4.5 USTA tennis league stats

When built in 2007, MTC was the largest public hard court tennis facility in the world. The size of the facility seems fitting since Southern is by far the largest USTA Section. TLA's April 27, 2018 post shows the size of each Section.

All the teams are very good and every team has a chance to beat any other team. Tennis League Analytics ranks the following teams as the strongest.


Women’s 3.5

Two flights - 9 teams overall.

Top teams:
1. NC
2. AR(A)
3. TN
4. AL
5. GA

The flights are unbalanced with three of the top four teams and a total of five teams in Flight A. TN or GA should have an easier time in Flight B and be more rested for the final.


Men’s 3.5

Two flights - 9 teams overall.

Top teams:
1. NC
2. TN
3. KY
4. GA
5. AL

Flight A has three of the top five teams and five teams total. Flight B should be easier with only four teams. The top two teams should make it to the final.


Women’s 4.0

Two flights - 10 teams overall.

Top teams:
1. AL(B)
2. LA(A)
3. MS
4. AL(A)
5. TN

There is not a lot of rating spread from top to bottom in this event so anything could happen. The host state has two teams in the top five. Flight B has the top two teams with #5 not far behind. Flight A has the easier draw. Scouting and smart decisions by captains should pay off in this event.


Men’s 4.0

Two flights - 10 teams overall.

Top teams:
1. GA(B)
2. GA(A)
3. AL(A)
4. TN
5. AR

GA boasts the top two teams and both should play in the final. Flight A will be the more challenging of the two.


Women’s 4.5

The Women's 4.5 draw consists of two flights - 10 teams overall.

Top teams:
1. GA
2. NC
3. AL
4. LA
5. TN

It would be surprising to see teams other than GA and NC in the final.


Men’s 4.5

Two flights - 8 teams overall.

Top teams:
1. NC
2. AL
3. GA
4. LA
5. AR

There are a lot of very strong teams in this 4.0 event. The tennis played should be excellent in most matches. But the top team will be hard to beat.


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