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PlaySight-ITA Men's Match Of The Week - Feb. 21, 2017


Virginia Tech To Host First PlayFair Challenge Dual

Date: Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017
Time: 1:30 p.m. EDT
Location: Burrows-Burleson Tennis Center, Virginia Tech
Teams Playing: College of Charleston Cougars at Virginia Tech Hokies
Link to watch: http://www.hokiesports.com/mtennis/live/

Overview:
The Hokies (2-3) enter this match after a 10-day layoff. Led by head coach Jim Thompson, they are very excited to be the first host site for PlaySight’s inaugural PlayFair Dual Challenge – players from each team will have the ability to challenge line calls using SmartCourt instant video technology.

Coach Thompson:
“This is the first time ever for college tennis to use the technology for challenges, but I think this is not a test run. This is inventing the future.  Who knows what it will look like in years to come but I feel certain this will be more the norm in 10 years.”

The Cougars enter the match with a 4-1 record after a win/loss this past Friday against the University of North Florida.
Coach Thompson talked about PlaySight and what it has meant for his team in a recent interview.

“We mainly use the PlaySight technology for statistics. The machines provide all types of information: spin rate of the ball, speed of every shot, calories burned, distance traveled and location where balls are landing. We certainly use this as much as possible, but we are always trying to improve. It is the same with our strength program, nutrition and even sports psychology. Every edge helps!”

Link to watch: http://www.hokiesports.com/mtennis/live/
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