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NCAA/US college eligibilty

Lord's Rainmaker
08-25-2008, 03:03 PM
This is a question that I have been having trouble finding the answer to.

Does a tennis player lose eligibility to play NCAA/college tennis if he has competed in ITF Futures or ATP tournaments?

I noticed that junior players sometimes get wildcards to ATP tournaments (eg. the US Open). Do these juniors still have the option to go to college?

Thanks for any helpful answers.

Schu
08-25-2008, 03:23 PM
I know someone who was a college coach about two years ago and if rules are still the same - as long as the player does not accept prize money (or money over and above expenses)they are still eligible to play NCAA tennis. There are a few other minor requirements but basically that's it.

gusman890
08-25-2008, 04:12 PM
Doesn't matter if they win the US Open or are number 1 in the world.

As soon as they start accepting money, they forfeit their amateur status and are not allowed to play.

Lord's Rainmaker
08-25-2008, 11:10 PM
Thanks for the answers, guys!

Fee
08-26-2008, 03:00 AM
Doesn't matter if they win the US Open or are number 1 in the world.

As soon as they start accepting money, they forfeit their amateur status and are not allowed to play.

Unless they are Europeans who played for club teams and then get recruited by US colleges to create winning teams and keep the Alumni happy. Then it doesn't matter (but that's another issue for another thread). ;)