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Old Feb 14th, 2014, 11:01 PM   #61
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Re: Your perspective on the experimental format

Why couldn't they play singles first and then play doubles only in the case that it's a 3-3 tie?
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Old Feb 14th, 2014, 11:51 PM   #62
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Re: Your perspective on the experimental format

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Why couldn't they play singles first and then play doubles only in the case that it's a 3-3 tie?
Doubles is enjoyed by just as many if not more people than singles. You'd be surprised how many fans leave after doubles. Why would you want to do without doubles. Things should be exactly the same as they are now. Remember after Indoors things go back to normal. 8 game pro set, 2 out of three singles. I say to the scoring, welcome back and I hope you get to stay around for a long, long time. Do I hear a second?
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Old Feb 15th, 2014, 02:45 AM   #63
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Re: Your perspective on the experimental format

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Why couldn't they play singles first and then play doubles only in the case that it's a 3-3 tie?
Colleges would only need to recruit girls who can play singles then. That happens most of the time anyway but I like that it gives girls who are more "doubles specialist" a chance at a scholarship and at playing time.
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Old Feb 15th, 2014, 03:54 AM   #64
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Re: Your perspective on the experimental format

it is a simple thing. doubles is the most exciting part of college tennis--it gets both players and fans psyched up! fast paced, pounding put-a-ways, sticking volleys --0h yeah--getting ready for saturday tennis.
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Old Feb 16th, 2014, 04:23 AM   #65
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Re: Your perspective on the experimental format

I'm not entirely caught up on this, but can someone explain briefly the difference between the new and old format?
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Old Feb 16th, 2014, 04:25 AM   #66
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Why couldn't they play singles first and then play doubles only in the case that it's a 3-3 tie?
Then in that case top schools that regularly record shutouts are not going to even play doubles. That will be unfair in terms of how many doubles matches they are able to play, rankings controversy and needed experience leading up to the NCAAs.
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Old Feb 16th, 2014, 04:46 AM   #67
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I'm not entirely caught up on this, but can someone explain briefly the difference between the new and old format?
The main differences:

- Doubles is played up to 6 instead of 8. If tied at 6-6 then there's a standard tiebreak.
- There's no warm up before singles matches after the doubles matches. What teams are now doing is they will just stay out on the courts to practice/warm up with their own teammates.
- For singles, there's no 3rd set. In place of the 3rd set is a super tiebreaker up to 10 must win by 2.

This experimental format as ended...for now at least.
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Old Feb 16th, 2014, 03:42 PM   #68
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Re: Your perspective on the experimental format

I attended 5-2 match yesterday that took 3 hours 2o min to the point where the 4th point was decided.

However, that included a good 15 minute delay waiting for # 4 doubles to finish since a girl in that match was part of the six in singles.

So official match time if you stopped doubles at the point and then stopped singles at the 4th match point would have been 3 hours 5 minutes. And it was a decent match with some question of outcome for a bit.
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Old Feb 17th, 2014, 05:22 PM   #69
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Re: Your perspective on the experimental format

Somebody forgot to tell the Pacific and Santa Barbara coaches the 'grand' experiment is over for this year? Or are they both just looking for short work days?

Either way, I'll bet the Santa Barbara coach would like to rethink his decision to play 'short' after dropping all four of the ridiculous crap shoot 10 pointers

Pacific 6, UCSB 1
Feb. 16, 2014
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Doubles
1. Hana Ritterova/ Regina Suarez (PAC) def. April Scatliffe/Priscilla Garcia (UCSB) 6-4
2. Cristina Saenz de Buruaga Ruiz/Iveta Masarova (PAC) def. Melissa Baker/Kaiulani Boyer (UCSB) 6-2
3. Luisa Ortiz Candio/Kirsten Meeham (UCSB) def. Francis Dean/Gergana Boncheva (PAC) 6-2

Singles
1. Iveta Masarova (PAC) def. Kaiulani Boyer (UCSB) 6-7 (5), 7-6 (4), 10-8
2. Hana Ritterova (PAC) def. April Scatliffe (UCSB) 6-3, 7-5
3. Cristina Saenz de Buruaga Ruiz (PAC) def. Kiersten Meehan (UCSB) 4-6, 6-4, 10-8
4. Christiana Ferrari (PAC) def. Jaimee Gilbertson (UCSB) 6-3, 4-6, 10-7
5. Stacy Yam (UCSB) def. Francis Dean (PAC) 6-4, 6-3
6. Gergana Boncheva (PAC) def. Melissa Baker (UCSB) 1-6, 6-2, 10-5

UCSB Season Record: (1-6)
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Old Feb 19th, 2014, 11:49 PM   #70
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Re: Your perspective on the experimental format

No surprise about the feedback from players and coaches...responses have been similar to what the majority have stated earlier


From ZooTennis:
http://tenniskalamazoo.blogspot.com/...28ZooTennis%29

As I mentioned last week, I spoke to most of the women's coaches about the ITA's experimental format when I was in Charlottesville, Va. for the Team Indoor Championships. Part one of the article presenting those views is up today at the Tennis Recruiting Network, with part two scheduled to appear on Friday. Frankly, I was surprised at how unpopular the format was with everyone I spoke to. I'm not sure with this kind of opposition how it even made it to the experimental stage, but it did, although I would be even more surprised if it was adopted permanently... (more see link)


From TRN:
http://www.tennisrecruiting.net/article.asp?id=1891

In part one of this two-part series, eight top Division I women's coaches give their thoughts on the experiment... (more see link)
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Old Feb 20th, 2014, 12:18 AM   #71
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Re: Your perspective on the experimental format

Thanks for those links. While mostly the same things that we have been saying here, Dick Gould's statement about the future of tennis broadcasting being online sounds so very true.
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