The Dual Matches module is the tool you will use to add dual matches to your team's schedule. The schedule details will also appear on the opponent's schedule.
You will find the Dual Matches module on your ITA Team Workspace. Select the Dual Matches menu item from the left side vertical menu.
Dual match scheduling
If you manage both your women's and men's programs, please make sure you are on the correct team workspace before adding dual matches to our team's schedule.
Adding a dual match to your team schedule
Click on the blue “Add dual match” button.
Complete “Add dual match” input details. (See image below.)
Match scoring options are:
D1, D2, NAIA
When you add a dual match to your schedule, the schedule details will also appear on the opponent’s schedule.
You can delete a dual match from your team’s schedule by selecting the trash can icon. This option is no longer available when match scores get recorded.
Dual match results entry
Here are the steps to add match scores:
Click on the “Add score” link.
During the initial release of the Dual Matches module, the Tournament Desk program will launch in a new browser tab with a simple draw of the two teams that are playing the dual match. Next, click on the result draw line and select “Enter Score.”
Once "Enter Score" has been selected from step 2, a dual match scorecard will appear for you to add players to the doubles and singles positions.
Recently added is a "Refresh player rosters" button in the upper right scorecard area. The button updates the players recently added to the team's active roster to be selected in the doubles and singles positions.
Select players and assign match scores. (See below for score entry shortcuts.)
There is no submit button as scores entered automatically get saved to the ITA results repository. To exit, just close the Tournament Desk/Match Scorecard browser tab.
Score entry shortcuts
If the score was 6-4, enter 4 (the system will assume the first player/team listed won 6-4). If the score was 4-6, hold down shift and press 4.
In the above video, Randy Jenks of ClubSpark walks through adding dual matches to a team's schedule and reporting match scores.
Change score format to a 10-point match tiebreak at one set all
To change the scoring format to a 10-point match tiebreak for a third set, follow these steps.
Before entering the match score, click on the "Edit score format" link.
Change the default "SET3-S:6/TB7" (i.e., Best of 3 tiebreak sets) score format to "Two tiebreak sets, 10-point match tiebreak at one set all" (i.e., xx) and then click "CLOSE."
Enter an incomplete match score
Follow the steps below to enter an incomplete score due to retirement or a match that did not finish due to playing a dual match clinch format.
Enter the incomplete set score by adding the losing score first. The entry form will automatically populate the result as a completed set, which you can correct by highlighting the box (do NOT press backspace) and entering the score.
Enter the reason for the incomplete match. Click on the three dots next to the player(s) name. The match status box will appear; choose from one of the options. Click Apply, and then the score will be updated.
Click Save & close to save the entered score.
Watch this animated graphic to see how to enter an incomplete match score. The example used here is for Tournament Desk, but the "Enter score" form works the same way.
Match Status Options
Clinch format: For a match that did not finish due to playing a dual match clinch format, select "Other" and then "Abandoned match."