Date of Award
Bachelor of Science (BS)
Mathematics, Physics and Statistics
The purpose of the project is to apply graph theory to tennis tournaments, specifically to rank players based off their performance in a given tournament. Four main methods are studied and applied to tennis tournaments to determine which methods best rank the competing players based off of various factors such as number of rounds won, opponents played, individual match scores, and performance throughout the year. These methods include: the Hare Method, the Kendall-Wei Method, percentage of games won, and the ATP ranking system.
Scala, Megan, "Tournaments on Tournaments: Using Graph Theory to Analyze Tennis Tournaments" (2017). Honors Projects and Presentations: Undergraduate. 48.