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    ACC tennis

    The match was played indoors - I guess NC State only has 4 indoor courts? - so two of the matches were delayed. Melios from Wake was up 7-5, 2-0 when his match was stopped. I agree that NC State seems to have a lot of fight, as several of the matches were pretty close.
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    ACC tennis

    Wake avenges one of their 3 losses this year, beating UVA 6-1. The only loss was Petros - he has earned an off day though given what he has done for Wake the past 3.5 years.
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    ACC tennis

    This is a great post, and you're correct, the Gators crushed Wake at 3-6.
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    ACC tennis

    That's a bad call by Gojo. At the same time that was occurring, Torp had a bad call against Petros that was also captured on video. I wish I had video of Oliver's call for you from yesterday. As I said earlier, they happen. And they happen to the top teams with similar frequency. Trying to...
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    ACC tennis

    I'm not sure the point you're referring to; was it a serve up the T? If so, you couldn't see that on the camera because it was the far side, but Petros seemed pretty upset at the overrule. I think it's been well over a year since I've seen Petros overruled - he calls it cleaner than almost...
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    ACC tennis

    That escalated quickly. Oliver's call was obviously at a key point in the third set tie break, and was pretty bad on video replay. But whatever, bad calls happen. I've watched Wake play a ton of top teams - they have no more overrules than any other team and call it the same way as everyone...
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    ACC tennis

    Petros had won 20 or so straight matches. It went to a 3rd set 10-point tiebreaker (dual match was already decided). Petros was up 8-6 and Oliver made a questionable call on a Petros winner down the line. There was a lot of "discussion" and then Oliver won the final 3 points to win it.
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    Can a player transfer after fall season and play for new team in Jan?

    I don't know the answer for certain (sorry about that), but I think if he plays in the fall at one school, then he will not be able to play at the next school until the following fall. That is based on following the "careers" of several tennis players that have transferred over the years...
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    No-Ad rule change revisited

    A lot of NBA legends fought the 3 point line. No-ad will come to tennis, no matter what the legends say.
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    No-Ad rule change revisited

    No-ad results in fewer points, and fewer points increases parity. So, it is correct that there may be a very slight disadvantage to the stronger player when no-ad is used. However, this difference is small, and as we have seen in college tennis, the better players still rise to the top. So I...
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    No-Ad rule change revisited

    I think it's hard to say if it made doubles more or less attractive. In my opinion, it didn't really change the appeal of doubles one way or another, but from the link you provided the ATP CEO seems to think the change was beneficial.
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    No-Ad rule change revisited

    I disagree. Certainly it would eliminate long games, but it would add this incredibly tense and dramatic point, frequently, which in my opinion would increase the appeal of tennis.
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    College Dual Match Format Is The Greatest Thing Ever Invented

    I agree that there are many good arguments for completing all matches during regular season dual matches, and now that they are playing no-ad/6 game dubs/no warm-up there is the ability to complete all the matches in a reasonable amount of time. I think this should be standardized across...
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    College Dual Match Format Is The Greatest Thing Ever Invented

    I think those players that won Challenger matches and then lost college matches did so because the colleges players they faced are just really good. They essentially faced Challenger level players at #1 singles. I know Gojo lost to Wolf, Sunderlund, and Cressy and beat Blumberg. Those are his...
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    College Dual Match Format Is The Greatest Thing Ever Invented

    Hmmm, I'm not sure I agree with any of that (but thanks for going over your thought process). When I watch the best colleges players in the no-ad situation, they win because they are aggressive and take control of the point. It would be really interesting to see the rate of winners vs unforced...
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