Originally Posted by chalkflewup
Keep in mind that rankings are often the starting point, but still just a tool, not an entrance exam into college. Coaches still want to see a kid hit a ball, preferably in a match with some adversity. At the end of the day, a college coach is more concerned in seeing firsthand a kid's ability to hold serve (singles) and volley (doubles) than a TRN or USTA ranking.
While I agree ( and have heard from coaches directly) they like to see a player hit in a match to view many different aspects
of the kids game ( sportsmanship and style), it will be harder for kids to be seen with the upcoming proposed cuts.