TV coverage of the PRO circuit it shrinking due to ratings drain. So NOW this is your argument for radical change?
You could have nude tennis and if schools don't market it then nobody will know. And about 2 out of 320 D1 teams market tennis beyond the courtesy poster in the Student Union or a Facebook page. That's not OUTREACH.
How about a certain sub-set of lazy coaches who want the days to end quicker. Or David Benjamin needs to leave his mark on the way to pasture?
Next up, change college baseball because it's the 2nd longest sport to play in NCAA. At 2-2 count, the next pitch either walks you or you strike out. Or you get one foul ball and then it's a strike if you do it again.
Hopefully the NCAA will do what they did with last year's proposed changed... SEND THEM BACK because they weren't properly instituted (vetted) before a similar lame letter what sent out.
Gimmick changes to the game will only make people respect it LESS. Not bring more people in.
Under this mandatory tryout procedure with doubles gutted and singles shortened, I hope they are eliminating the individual national championships. You could have top players, matches that naturally take longer when it's too strong opponents, never completing matches. And doubles becomes a total joke.
Good job driving serious juniors away from college tennis though.
The people on the ITA operating committee, and the USTA committee who recommended even more radical shortenening of matches to mirror club tennis, should be put to pasture. Quoting Roy Hobbs to the weasel newspaper reporter in The Natural: "Have you ever played the game?"