Gimme some of that old-time amateurism.
The college tennis world is up in arms over the NCAAs format changes announced this week. The new rules arent exactly small stuff.
Under the new rules, singles matches will no longer be played as a full best-of-three, but with a first-to-10-points tiebreaker played in lieu of a third set.Doubles has also been shortened from an eight-game pro-set to one six-game set, and the gap between the doubles matches and singles will be only five minutes. Changeovers have been reduced from 90 to 60 seconds, and opponents will no longer warm up with one another before playing. The changes only apply to Division I matches. [Emphasis added.]
As I mentioned, theres been a strongly negative reaction from coaches
Disturbing news re: future NCAA tennis format, tweeted University of Georgia coach Manny Diaz.... [via Get The Picture]
- NCAA Tennis: Proposed Rules Changes Are a Double Fault (Bleacher Report )