epa03339339 Mardy Fish of the USA returns a ball to Xavier Malisse of Belgium in their semifinal match during the Citi Open tennis tournament in Washington, DC, USA, 03 August 2012. Fish defeated Malisse 6-3, 6-4. EPA/SHAWN THEW |
It is unfortunate to hear about what the NCAA has done with deciding to revise college tennis. Coming into effect September of 2013, doubles will be a regular 6 game set and singles will have a 10 pt tiebreak in lieu of a third set. Here are just a couple of ways this is bad….1) There is now no reward for the hard work training off the court and in practice. 2) The platform of developing juniors into top level professionals will take a substantial hit. For coaches, it makes the job of trying to recruit an individual who is considering turning pro much harder with just the 10 pt tiebreak for a 3rd set. Those players will think it’s a joke….which it is.
Hopefully, there will be a way to make this stop before it happens. I encourage everyone who wants to voice out against what the NCAA is doing. What they are doing is hurting tennis all across the board.
Editor’s Note: Tennis fans and players please tells us what you think of the changes.
G'day. Good night. Good something wherever you are. We have spent the night celebrating the ladies doubles win. What a night. Global chick had finally put her nose to the net versus hanging with the Hollywood awards season and global art and fashion shows.
Roger. Roger. Roger. You are the best tennis player ever. You are the G.O.A.T. ! You are really Betterer. But you are only one guy with a big, big , big , big life. Mirka and her pink hat looked adorable. The girls look beautiful. Leo and Lenny are adorable.
G'day from Melbourne. The jetlagged team is finally getting it together. It's so great being down here. It feels so good. We always feel jittery till the tourney gets going. That first round match in any tourney is tough.
Hawaii was awesome. We even took a short heli - ride to Lanai to catch a dinner before we left the islands. We made a puddle jump to the Island of Lanai for some sliders @NOBU among everything else yummy there. Last time we were in Lanai was 25 years ago ,time flies and there wasn't a Nobu.
Aloha and Mahalo. There's nothing like the north shore of Oahu. Especially during the Triple crown. Or even better the "Eddie" ... BIG Waves ... This has always been a favorite pit stop on the way to Australia. Whether we are coming from east coast / west coast it just helps in length of flight and jet lag.
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