Re: Rumored Format Changes - 2013 Edition
If you are a (lazy) coach who is trying to shorten your work day by doing this, why would you schedule two matches?
USF beat Sac State on the same this week and UW beat LB State on the same last week. In both cases multiple second sets to Sac State and LB... only to have the opponent win these ridiculous super tie breaks that then decide the entire dual match in about 15 minutes. All the momentum was with Sac State and LB with convincing 2nd set wins... then 'lets play 10 points' to decide the dual match.
If the REALLY want to shorten matches and make them fan friendly, just stop at 4 points like they are currently stopping doubles at the point.
I hear the Pac 12 is adamantly opposed to this. I fear coaches at lesser programs will support to either shorten day or maybe create these upsets like soccer teams play for ties and hope for penalty kicks.
Wait till a USC, UCLA, Stanford, Miami, Duke, etc... lose a fluke.
Thank god this experiment ends Feb 10... until the USTA and the NCAA rep try to push it in permanently.