Intermediate Level – Level 6
- New England Level 6 singles and doubles events offer an intermediate level of competition for USTA members of any Sectional Association and award National Ranking Points.
- Singles and doubles draws for all Level 6 events are one (1) to two (2) day events with round robin flights or Feed-in Championship (FIC) through the round of 16 format.
- Doubles draws are round-robin format.
- All round robin matches are best two our of three short sets to 4 games with no-ad scoring and a set tiebreak to seven at 3-3 and a 7 point tie break in lieu of the third set.
- All FIC + 16 main draw matches are 2 out of 3 tie break sets with a 10 point tie break in lieu of the third set and all consolation matches are 2 out of 3 short sets to four with a 7 point tie break in lieu of the third set and a set tie break at 3-3.
- Selection into Level 6 singles and doubles events is based on the most recently published combined National Standing list available.
- Flights will be determined by the waterfall method.
a) Once players are selected, they will be waterfalled into flights. Waterfalling players is new for New England players and is a method of distributing players into separate draws so that each draw is of similar overall strength. For example, assume there are four draws (A-D) and that the 16 players entered can be ordered based on standing, rating, or ranking. The distribution would be:
8. Determining the order of finish. The player who wins the most matches is the winner. If two players are tied, then the winner of the head to head match is the winner. If three or more players are tied, the Referee shall take the following steps to determine the order of finish:
- a) The head-to-head win-loss record in matches involving just the tied players;
- b) The player with the highest percentage of sets won of all sets completed;
- c) The head-to-head win-loss record in matches involving the players who remain tied;
- d) The player with the highest percentage of games won of all games completed;
- e) To the extent that the above methods eliminate players/teams from consideration at any step, the win-loss record between the remaining players/teams shall be considered before going on to the next step.
- f) If the Referee has applied all the steps and a tie still cannot be broken, the Referee shall use a random drawing among the remaining tied players to determine their order of finish.