Tennis tournaments USTA abbreviations and acronyms

When you or your kid is playing on USTA tennis tournaments you will see for sure many acronyms and abbreviations, especially when a game was not finished regularly.

Def (ns) = defeat – no show (player didn’t show up in time)
Def (refs) = defeat – refusal to play (player refused to play after being asked by an official)
Def (refsl) = defeat – refusal to play (player refused to play after being asked by an official)
Def (pe) = defeat – player error (e.g. player signed up for a wrong division)
Def (cont) = defeat – for conduct
Def (ad) = defeat – adult decision (e.g. Default due to Adult Decision by parent, coach or other 3rd party responsible for the Jr. to not start a match due to disciplinary reasons.)
Def (dq) = defeat – player got disqualified by a referee
Ret (ill) = retired – ill
Ret (inj) = retired – injured
Wo (inj) = walkover – injured (a walkover is an unopposed victory.)
Wo (pc) = walkover – player canceled

FMLC = First Match Losers Consolation
FRLC = First Round Losers Consolation
FIC = Feed-in Consolation
SE = Single Elimination
RR = Round Robin
M = Men
W = Women
FS = Father/Son
MD = Mother/Daughter
MS = Mother/Son
FD = Father/Daughter
S = Singles
D = Doubles
Mxd = Mixed Doubles



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