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Old 01-14-2007, 06:33 PM   #26
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Originally Posted by SATennis View Post
Although I know it must be tough for local American players to get scholarships on D-1 teams, I am all about bringing the foreigners to the States. That's what makes D1 college tennis so competitive. And they do have rules about players ages and playing pro before college. Of course, always ways around those rules, but if foreigners weren't in D1 tennis, the standard would be levels below. I would blame title 9 instead of blaming the foreigners.
Tennis scholarships for non-americans is a great opportunity for many. It is not so great an opportunity for americans. The system has been abused by college coaches and I blame them and the NCAA. Its no wonder that college tennis programs are being cut back or cut out altogether. It's not about the competetion-its all about winning at any price.
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