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    SEC Tennis

    There was a rules change. Only two matches in a day can count. No more four or six match days.
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    Stanford Men

    And lost last week to former Cavalier Alex Ritschard, who is ranked below him.
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    Ohio State Tennis

    Yes, the Texas coach getting that non-team-member into school four years ago was the difference in the match today.
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    Longhorn Tennis

    I knew of a local 1-star who had a good sense of humor and claimed on TRN that he had signed an NLI with Virginia when he was in 9th grade. That joke stayed there for a couple of years before being removed. I don't know the story of who instigated the removal. I see from his TRN page that he was...
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    Longhorn Tennis

    Any player with an account at TRN can list his commitment to a school. Players who only end up playing club tennis or intramural tennis can list their commitment. We should not jump to a conclusion when we see a 1-star "commitment." If the player checks the "Signed NLI" box (for National Letter...
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    Tennis admissions scandal

    Where? I call B.S. due to possessing common sense. We will see. No coach was fooled. That's why they had to be bribed.
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    Tennis admissions scandal

    It seems that coaches were taking bribes to claim to the admissions department that a certain player was a high-level athlete in the coach's sport. That makes sense. Only the opinion of the relevant coach would matter to admissions. But that means the coach was definitely not fooled by false...
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    Tennis admissions scandal

    I doubt that a tennis coach can be fooled badly about the level of a domestic tennis player.
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    SEC Tennis

    Assumptions ^^^^ Says it all about your homer tendencies on this subject. I guess you could answer the question about whether you were there, and then no one would need to make assumptions.
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    From LTA to D1

    Very few taxpayer dollars support athletes. The athletic department has to account for a scholarship as out-of-state tuition, which is very high. The cost is about half from TV revenues. The bulk of the other half comes from earnings from football and basketball, student fees, and donations. At...
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    College level players?

    So, just lose as often as you want to players with the same rating as long as you occasionally win. Sounds like a bad system.
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    Stanford Men

    Good win considering that Rotsaert did not play.
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    No-Ad rule change revisited

    They only show doubles when nothing else is available, much to my disappointment. So, shortening doubles matches did not help them get on TV. It just helps the tournament free up courts faster for singles.
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    College Dual Match Format Is The Greatest Thing Ever Invented

    Some conference networks, such as PAC-12 and Big Ten, showed a little college tennis before the format change, and they still show just a little. The only difference is the College Match Day shows a few times each spring on the Tennis Channel. It is not clear that the format change is the reason...
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    College Dual Match Format Is The Greatest Thing Ever Invented

    But the length is irrelevant for played-out matches. If the dual match had been decided, a TV network will be glad to have something to show during the rest of the scheduled time slot, and then they can just drop the telecast and move on. Picture a TV network that supposedly likes the new format...
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    Stanford Men

    Because they don't do a great job of developing the talent that they have. But that is a separate issue; the talent is there.
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    College Dual Match Format Is The Greatest Thing Ever Invented

    A college dual match is great. 8 game pro sets in doubles would not lengthen the match that much, would give fans a few more minutes of doubles to watch (and doubles can be very exciting), and match length is not a problem right now with no-ad scoring, anyway. College develops doubles players in...
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    ITA preseason rankings out

    The absence of Georgia, and the ordering of ranked SEC teams, really looks odd at the moment. EDIT: Odd bit of trivia is that no Power 5 conference has men's tennis teams at all schools. Missouri is the only one to keep the SEC in that condition. Kansas, KSU, ISU, WVU in the Big 12; Syracuse...
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    Ohio State Tennis

    I would add UNC to the mix, even though I don't like UNC. Still waiting to see what the Baylor roster will be when everyone is healthy. Florida might be better outdoors than what we saw at the NTI. There might be 7 contenders in May.
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    Stanford Men

    Stanford is a very talented team. I took a look back at their recruiting rankings in this post.
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    UVA def. Wake

    No, it is not a wise idea. A coach has to develop young players. When someone takes some losses, you move them down a spot and let him regain confidence, then move him back up. Nakashima had a rough stretch, moved down to #3, had a great NTI, will probably move back up to #2 soon. If coaches...
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    2019 Men's National Indoors

    Proves that Stanford would win the American Athletic Conference, and Tulane would be in second place.
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    2019 Men's National Indoors

    Right, confused Riviera club and Riverside city.
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    2019 Men's National Indoors

    ITA All-American tournament is always outdoors in Tulsa (for the men) and Riverside, CA (for the women).
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    Big 10 Tennis

    Axel Geller will declare a major soon, maybe by the start of junior year.
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    2019 Men's National Indoors

    Benitez of Baylor has not played so far this spring, right?
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    2019 Men's National Indoors

    Does Illinois have 12 indoor courts in Champaign?
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    Am I the only one who hates UTR?

    In the Elo ratings in chess, you have wins and losses. No one says "You put up a better fight than expected against that higher-ranked player; you made it to move 55 in the end game, so you get more credit for losing than he does for winning." The whole controversy here is the counting of games...
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    UVA def. Wake

    Brandon was on a losing streak. You might want to investigate the facts before making a fool of yourself.
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    UVA def. Wake

    Gojo had not played yet this year, so there was no flipping to do. He has been playing Futures tourneys.
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