Advanced Level – Level 5
- New England Level 5 singles and doubles events offer an advanced level of competition for USTA members of any Sectional Association and award National Ranking Points.
- Singles draws for all Level 5 events are limited to a maximum of 24 players and are Feed-in-Championship (FIC) through the round of 16 format. Semi-final losers playoff for third player (winner third, loser fourth) and round of 16 and quarter-final losers playoff for fifth place, the remainder of players will playoff for sixth-ninth place. All main matches are best of three tie break sets and use regular scoring while all consolation matches are best of three tie break sets and use a 10 point tie break in lieu of the third set. Note: where applicable, an increase in draw size will be approved.
- Doubles draws for Level 5 events are limited to a maximum of 16 teams and are Feed-in-Championship through the round of 16 format. Main draw semi-final losers playoff for third and fourth place. All matches are eight game pro sets with regular scoring and a set tie break at 8-8.
- Important: Consolation finals are not played.
- Important: Junior Doubles selection will be modified as noted below due to the shortage of doubles events in 2020. This modification will remain in effect as long as the section deems appropriate.
- Selection to Doubles only will be based on the combined ranking of the partners based on the most current combined National Standing List.
- Selection for all Level 5 singles and doubles events is based on the most recently published National Standing list available in descending order with the highest ranking players selected first. Selection is not on a first come, first-served basis.
- Seeding for all Level 5 singles will be based on UTR. Note: A new rating system may be used for 2021.