Discussion in 'College Tennis Talk' started by bfactor61, Apr 27, 2011.
What exactly is a dual match?
A dual match is when the tennis teams from two schools play each other, with one team winning the match. In Division 1, it consists of 3 doubles matches, and 6 singles matches. Each team submits a lineup of its three best doubles teams ranked in order of ability, and its six best singles players, ranked in order of ability. The two lineups are matched up, so each team's best doubles team plays the other team's best doubles team, and the same with singles.
There is one point awarded for the team that wins two out of the three doubles matches, which are usually played first, and are a single pro set (play to 8 instead of 6). Each singles match is worth a point, for a total of 7 point available, 4 needed to win. In a tournament, the match is halted when a team reaches 4. In the regular season, they play out all matches.
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