Originally Posted by LeeD
D-3, at least 4.0 to make the team, 4.5 to actually play singles
D-1, at least 4.5 to make the team, usually at least 5.0 to play singles, but for higher ranked schools, 5.5 for sure.
It really does depend on the school. My friend coached D1 and in his first season, his 6th singles had never played tennis before. That being said, most D1 schools would have 4.5/5.0 as the bottom rung of the starters. I currently coach D3 and although most players are 4.0-5.5 in ability, there are players on other teams that would be 3.0 if not for USTA making sure that all college players are at least 4.0.