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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