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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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    College Dual Match Format Is The Greatest Thing Ever Invented

    I think we'll probably have to agree to disagree, but could you explain why you think defensive tennis is more effective in a no-ad format? I'm not following that line of reasoning.
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    College Dual Match Format Is The Greatest Thing Ever Invented

    It's not even close. A no-ad point is way more dramatic than the third ad, which by definition is a scenario that has already played out twice that game. The deuce point at no-ad is do or die - there's nothing more exciting.
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    College Dual Match Format Is The Greatest Thing Ever Invented

    This is a great post. I think "no let" should be universal across all tennis - if it can hit the net and go over during the point, then why not on serves? Volleyball instituted this and it has worked really well for them. I also like no-ad. It accomplishes two things: 1) it creates some...
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    2019 Men's National Indoors

    Do you think Stanford will make the NCAA tournament this year? I think they'll be a solid top 20 team all year and will have a chance at making the round of 16.
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    2019 Men's National Indoors

    He's been playing really well for 6 months or so. Sometimes players just get into grooves, and he appears to be in one. Petros beat him 6-1, 6-3 in NCAAs last year and made it look easy.
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    2019 Men's National Indoors

    Great tournament for OSU. I like their team and coach - I really enjoyed watching them at Wake last year in the NCAAs. They call it fair and have likable players (unlike some ACC teams...). Solid tournament for Wake. I have no doubt Petros would have won that third set, because that's what...
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    2019 Men's National Indoors

    Gojo does have very flat shots, but he can also play a very consistent style and often does so outdoors.
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    2019 Men's National Indoors

    If you want spectacular shots and amazing topspin, you should watch Petros.
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    2019 Men's National Indoors

    Petros is very fast.
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    Big 12

    Interesting. The Wake release says "injury and illness" and the Baylor release says "illness" with "flu-like symptoms."
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    Big 12

    Baylor was supposed to play at Wake today, but the match was cancelled because Baylor had injury issues. That seems odd - certainly an NCAA basketball or football game wouldn't be cancelled because of injury issues. Plus, Baylor has 11 guys listed on their roster. Anyone have any insight into...
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    UVA def. Wake

    Gojo definitely may have been affected by flying back the previous day from Dallas. In regards to Bresky's schedule, who knows. I think if Bresky is going to continue to recruit and support the very top notch players, which he plans to do, then he'll need to support them when they play pro...
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    UVA def. Wake

    Looked like a good match. UVA played well. Gojo looked a bit off at 1, Petros also looked a bit sluggish at 2 but got things done. Wake was up a set and a break at 1 and 6, but UVA battled back. Wake will have to figure out 5-6 singles, like they had to do all of last year. I think...
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    ACC tennis

    Hard to know. Wake has 7 different players they will use at 4-6 in the lineup (Melios, Solomon, Cungu, Banthia, Gadjiev, Zlobinsky, Nava) throughout the year.
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    ACC tennis

    Wake won easily and didn't play their #1, Gojo.
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