ADULT RANKING INFORMATION
Minimum Tournament Requirements for Adults:
To earn a singles ranking you must play and win at least one match in a minimum of three tournaments. One of these events must be played outside the player's resident city. The Montana State Open will be considered out of city. Doubles teams must compete in at least two tournaments and again have at least one win to be ranked.
MONTANA STATE OPEN COUNTS 1.5 X TOWARD RANKINGS
The ranking season for ranking purposes shall be October 31, 2003- November 1, 2004 for adults and juniors. (NOTE: This is a change from the Jan. 1 - Dec. 31 season for the 2003 season and before)
Player Eligibility for District Rankings:
1. Only players who are USTA members in good standing at the close of the ranking year shall be considered for ranking.
2. Players must have one (1) match win during the ranking year to be considered for ranking.
3. If one player of a doubles team is ineligible for ranking, the team shall not be considered for ranking.
Adults who reach the age of the event during the ranking year January 1 through December 31 are eligible to participate in that event.
Events Considered for Ranking:
1. The results of all tournaments sanctioned by the USTA and held in Montana during the ranking year shall be considered for ranking purposes. (NOTE: League District Championships are not tournaments and are not considered).
2. A player or team may be ranked in more than one group provided that player or team qualified in each age group in which he/she or the team is to be ranked.
1. Head to head matches will be the prime factor in rankings.
2. A long, strong record, even with some losses, is preferred over a short one with comparable wins and fewer losses.
3. The quality of opponents played precedes the number of tournaments played.
4. In the case of two players having identical records, the player with the most recent head to head win will take precedence.
5. Head to head matches of Montana players shall be considered even if played outside Montana, provided they are played in sanctioned USTA tournament and if the player informs the MTA within 15 days following the last day of the tournament.
6. Results of main draw matches as well as consolation matches will count in ranking.
7. A player will not be penalized for not playing the Intermountain Circuits.
8. A bye is not considered a win.
9. Exhibitions and team and inter-scholastic matches will not be considered for ranking purposes.
IF THERE ARE NO RANKINGS IN A DIVISION IT MEANS THAT NO PLAYER(S) MET THE RANKING REQUIREMENT. IE – There was only one tournament offering NTRP mixed doubles divisions of 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5 therefore there are no teams ranked as teams would need to play two tournaments and have one win to be eligible to be ranked.
APPEALS OF PUBLISHED RANKINGS:
1. The Ranking Committee shall have sole jurisdiction over all rankings and appeals.
2. Appeals must be filed in writing (e-mail accepted) to the MTA office by February 25, 2005.
3. Immediately upon receipt of an appeal, the Ranking Chair shall communicate with the members of the Ranking Committee and formulate any ranking list changes (and reasons thereof).
4. The Ranking Committee shall, in written correspondence, inform the player of the reasons for granting or not granting his/her request.
5. Players affected by the appeal shall be informed before the Final Ranking and Rating list is re-published.
Questions: Contact the MTA Office at 406/449-6131 or email@example.com