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Thursday, December 21, 2017

College Tennis Today Makes a Move; Full Replays of Junior Orange Bowl Finals Available; Inside Tennis with the Koz Recaps Eddie Herr

Bobby Knight of College Tennis Today announced today that he and his family are moving to London, so he will be, understandably, providing less coverage of Division I college tennis. It would be hard to overstate what he has contributed to college tennis in the past several years, and just how important he has been to those of us who follow it will become apparent in the next few months.  We all hope he will still be able to keep tabs on the major stories in college tennis, while recognizing that the in-depth coverage he provided is no longer feasible.  Two years ago, Knight contributed a post to Zootennis.com called "How Do You Grow College Tennis" and it was one of the most popular posts on the website in 2015.  His passion for the sport is evident in every suggestions, as is his knowledge of what makes college tennis such a special and under-appreciated facet of it.  Thanks again Bobby, for all you've given college tennis.

The Junior Orange Bowl announced this evening that all four of the finals Tuesday are now available for viewing online courtesy of Tennis Analytics.  The dead time between points and changeovers are edited out, so an entire match can be viewed, even the three-hour-plus girls 12s and girls 14s finals, in less than 75 minutes. I still plan to post short videos of all the finals on YouTube, but that may take me weeks to process, what with Eddie Herr and Orange Bowl videos also in the queue.  See this page for links to the videos.

Speaking of professional videos, David Kozlowski was at the Eddie Herr covering all the finals, and he produced a 10-minute recap for his "Tennis with the Koz" show, embedded below.  There are match highlights and player interviews, and I talked with Dave after the tournament about several players, with my comments featured throughout the show.