At the World Tennis tournament, the situation came up that got a player upset because he got knocked out in the first match he played; but was not allowed to enter the consolation. That was because he had a first round match that he won by default … and according to the USTA, that counts as a match.
On the other hand, had he had a first round bye and then lost his match, he WOULD qualify for the consolation. Fair? I think not.
Signing Up Your Doubles Partner
Another situation at the same tournament involved someone who signed up for doubles and entered his partner’s name and USTA number. But because his partner did not sign up (and pay) on his own, when it came time for the tournament, they were not officially registered.
Had the first player paid for his partner, all would have been cool. Is that fair? Couldn’t the money be collected at the desk?
What do you think about these two policies??
At the Naples Bath tournament this week, my round of 16 singles match was given to me by Walkover… Patrick Stone of Tallahassee tore a shoulder muscle and defaulted just before the match. And with no 70s doubles scheduled for that day (strange, because the forecast is for rain on Friday), I had the day “off” and just hit some with Chuck Kinyon and Ted Underwood.
Today is “Double Evert Day”… quarter finals singles match vs. the #3 seeded Evert Jonsson in the morning and re-match doubles vs. #2 seeded Evert and Hank Irvine in the afternoon.
For all other results of matches played and today’s pairings, please click HERE.
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