As McEnroe would say, "you got to be kidding me...what the !@#$%^& were they thinking?"
I mean seriously, was careful consideration of the SA's perspective and needs. I can see alot of players bypass the college route and go straight to the pro's, so who will be attending these tennis matches, once that happens??? This will dilute the quality of tennis players playing at the collegiate level. Forget about who it benefits now...these players won't find that the format will benefit their transition to the pro's, unless they have no expecations to play beyond college. From a fan perspective, sitting in the crowds wondering who is going to be the next pro, would no longer happen. This rule change would definitely be a step back. No foresight at all. So disappointing to hear if this should ever happen.
If the NCAA committee wants to cater to the frat boys, then let them be ball boys
that would certainly shorten the game.
I mean seriously...sometimes I am spending most of my time watching the players chase down balls on the court than I see actual tennis being played
I am sure that teams can get volunteer ball boys/girls. Next step is to convert the atmosphere to more of a Davis Cup or Olympics like match. This will not only enhance the match but it will get the girls more prepared when they play overseas.
My next idea is to bring in the band and cheerleaders to liven up the matches like a football game...after all, if we're going to go stupid, we might as well go all the way!