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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