Originally Posted by andfor
Welcome to TT at TW. The only place were the exception becomes the norm.
Its not the norm. Nor is it an exception. Its just much more common than you think. Tennis is not basketball or football. It is not seen as something that grabs national attention that aids in getting kids to come to the school. Schools in ACC, SEC, Pac-10 are super-competitive in nearly every sport. Schools are trying to win the President's Cup and win as many titles in as many sports as possible. Other conferences have teams that are there just to hold down a spot and a winning record is a bonus. Producing happy successful people who donate money back to the school is just as important to them. Most schools have greater expectations than this, but again, most conferences have schools at the bottom and they are always there because the program isn't funded and cared for by the school.