Now teams are starting to cancel matches to avoid finishing under sub 0.500.
#46 Georgia State who is 6-8 overall has canceled 2 matches they could lose in at Louisville and vs North Texas. The only explanation given was a schedule of conflict.
I don't understand how this is being allowed. We see teams that are devastated with injuries that can only send out 4 players and have to forfeit 2 singles & 1 doubles but still have to play the match.
Was this rule invented by the same committee that wanted to shorten the matches by using third set tiebreaker, no warmup, etc.?
I was looking up about the host team for the NCAA national tournament, and found another example of inventive scheduling by a team facing the bite of the 50% edibility rule. head coach Michelle Dasso said. "We needed some wins, and we got them." They added a doubleheader match with an experimental format where they played four singles matches simultaneously with one doubles match. They counted the doubles match as two points, and each singles match as one. Mysta played the second set while sophomore Mia Townsell (Gardnerville, Nev./Douglas) played the first set of the doubles contest.
Last edited by 2nd_serve; Apr 7th, 2013 at 08:21 PM.