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verdasco
08-24-2008, 12:20 PM
What does "dual singles" mean in college tennis?

I keep on seeing it on all the athletic sites.

saram
08-24-2008, 05:26 PM
Not sure--but nice to see another Verdasco fan out there!

JLyon
08-24-2008, 05:39 PM
numerous schools play "team" tournaments in the Fall but they do not play the singles and doubles in the same day so it does not constitute a match. Dual singles could be similar except the teams only play the 6 lines of singles and play 2 matches a day against various schools. Maybe some of the actual coaches that read might be able to elaborate.

10isDad
08-24-2008, 06:10 PM
Dual Match format is simply a format wherein the entire team participates against another entire team. It's a way of allowing for teams scores in otherwise individual sports.

The term is also used in wrestling and other sports.

ClarkC
08-24-2008, 06:54 PM
You are probably seeing someone's "dual singles" record, meaning their singles record in dual matches.

When one college plays a dual (i.e. two-team) match against another college, the #1 singles players from each college go against each other, likewise for the #2 from each college, on down to #6 from each college. Before the singles (at least in NCAA Division I), the top 3 doubles teams from each college play each other.