So I guess Houston isn’t the only one with drama going on near the playoffs.
Bob Somabut’s team just lost a player to DQ: Adam Blumberg. I am not sure who filed but they looked up the info that was readily available on the web to pursue this grievance. I actually saw this info as the season started along with Jonathan Renwick’s college experience but I didn’t feel either worth pursuing. Now if either started crushing people I might have felt otherwise about this issue.
I know we should all follow these guidelines but I have met guys who told me they have “college” experience but can barely keep the ball in play for a 5 ball rally so I will be advise them which level they will be competitive at.
Maybe this brings ups bigger questions like the chart we are using, is this thing really an accurate measure of our leagues and the level of play out there.
Somabut lost Phy Pham at this same time last year and they still had a successful run to the sectional finals and I wish them the best.
The Zack Courtney 3.5 grievance did fail and I have never seen him play so I don’t really have an opinion but I have seen Adam play and he has a great game but I don’t agree with this rating bump at all. As good a player has Adam is I am not sure he would have won a singles match at sectionals. And now he is rated 5.0, seriously USTA?!