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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Chuck Kriese's blog( post on format change)

Prior to 2006, men and women’s teams played at different sites. A 51-2 vote by men’s coaches in 2005 wanted to keep it that way, but the board pushed forward an agenda to combine all men and women’s teams to be the same site anyway. "

So naturally, they should revert to separate venues(from ma blog)

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Solution for the 'schedule' problem for Div. I

There is a perfectly feasible and logical solution for that purported schedule problem.
I've mentioned it before.

Separate men and women, hold it at different venues. Recommend men's to be held at UGA, and women's to be held at Stanford lol(so I can actually travel there!).

That'll eliminate the blank one day problem(women team don't play on the day after  the round of 16).

They play NTI at different venues so why do they combine at the NCAA. It's not like women players 'ride the coattail of men', like the former CEO of IW Raymond Moore said lol.

"The two formats were presented. The First format was that singles matches would be 2 out of 3 sets with traditional scoring. However, a tie-breaker would be played at 5-5 instead of 6-6. The doubles would only be a 6 game set instead of a pro-set. The Second proposed format was that the players would play full singles matches and a pro-set for doubles. However, the abbreviated system of no-ad would be used. The vote was made. Coaches voted to protect the integrity of traditional tennis scoring with a 21-19 vote in favor of using regular scoring with TB’s at 5-5 instead of 6-6. A vote had been made, and most left the room feeling that a small victory had been won in the preservation of a scoring system that would not diminish the game."

But they diminished doubles.

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