A ranking question

Discussion in 'College Tennis Talk' started by The Dawgs, Apr 14, 2012.

  1. The Dawgs

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    Can anyone help me with this. Today Tennessee forfeited a match to the Georgia women's team because they didn't have enough healthy players to compete. Does a forfeit count the same as a win as far as rankings are concerned?
     
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  2. jaggy

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    I am not sure, good question. It seems strange that this could happen but there you go, I remember a few years ago Indiana men went on a road trip with just 5 players due to quitting the roster and injuries. We obviously started doubles one down then singles we lost a point.
     
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  3. PowerPlay

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    Wow - I have never heard of an entire team having to forfeit. I mean, a line or two max, but to not be able to even fill a majority of the lines for a possible win...strange.
     
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  4. floridatennisdude

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    It will have a null effect on individual rankings. They didn't play, thus no results.
     
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  5. mikej

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    correct regarding individual rankings, that's clear in the ITA rules

    team is a different story - i would bet everything in my bank account that it counts, but i don't see an answer on the ITA site - otherwise there's a huge loophole for teams that want to protect their ranking by not playing matches they expect to lose

    (this loophole isn't an issue in singles/doubles rankings b/c you're hurting your team by forfeiting - no coach would let a player forfeit in a team match to protect an individual ranking)
     
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  6. The Dawgs

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    Team rankings is what I was referring too!
     
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  7. andfor

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    Forfiting an entire conference match? Wow! ITA rule is you must have 4 players to play a match. According to UT "The Lady Vols have seven players on the roster, and three players are unable to compete because of injury. An illness to another player Friday night has rendered her unable to compete Saturday, putting the team under the required number of participants".

    Coaches make the rules in college tennis. If this incident is a major beef we may see a rule proposed next year to curb this. Likely won't happen on a national basis. Maybe more likely a conference issue it an issue at all.
     
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  8. floridatennisdude

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    Well, yea. If the team forfeits, they lose. Sorry, thought you were wondering about the individuals. The team scenario is pretty simple.
     
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  9. floridatennisdude

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    What would they change? If you only have 3 able bodies, you can't win the doubles point and at most you can only win 3 singles points. There is no chance of winning, so there is no point playing it out.
     
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  10. JLyon

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    Memphis pulled out of their scheduled match Saturday @ UALR due to same issue of injuries and probably trying to be ready for CUSA tournament
     
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  11. andfor

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    I can see pulling out of a non-conference match.
     
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  12. 10sfreakky

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    let's be honest. Ever since Stanford got the nations top recruits in Thacher and Klahn, they've failed to produce any amazing results. The fact is Stanford's coaching staff doesn't progress their player's abilities. Stanford failed to win even 1 measly match against USC this year. That's just plain embarrassing. 0-18
     
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  13. ClarkC

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    Does this have anything to do with the thread you posted it in?
     
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