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I'd like to post a situation that happened yesterday and get your thoughts

I was playing a division 3 college match. So no line judges. I had just dropped the first set 7-5. In the first game of the second set it was 30 all and my opponents serve. We played the point out and I hit a poor lob and uttered the words "oh no that's bad" but pretty quietly as the lob was in the air. Hardly loud enough for my opponent to hear. My opponent missed the overhead into the net. Turned around as if to walk back toward the baseline but after a few seconds turned back around and claimed it was a "noise distraction" and that the point was his. I stood my ground and said no way it's my point. After discussion by the coaches he was awarded the point and frustration was a big part in dropping the set and the match as he won the next point and therefore the game. Any honest thoughts on this and how it should be ruled? Who is to keep an opponent from claiming a noise hindrance every point? There may be no answer but any thoughts on this? I've talked to myself during points numerous times and have never been called on it.

Posted: 04/20/2017 at 12:13PM


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Current Thread:
  It was your point -- Wahoos79 04/21/2017 09:45AM
  They actually ended up looking up the rule -- DougC 04/20/2017 6:01PM
  This is a good summary ** -- T Room Cav 04/22/2017 09:12AM
  I mean hinderance. here's the rule: -- hoomonger 04/20/2017 5:38PM
  I have seen the same call made against my son -- BrevardHoo 04/20/2017 3:25PM
  No, delay makes it 100% wrong ** -- hoomonger 04/20/2017 11:12PM
  I'm a senior at Randolph college in Lynchburg -- DougC 04/20/2017 5:55PM
  Hi, Doug. I went to college at -- mtbrookwahoo 04/21/2017 6:12PM
  Nice, is the season over now? ** -- BrevardHoo 04/21/2017 09:03AM
  We have one more match against Shenandoah -- DougC 04/21/2017 10:34AM
  Opponent is a douchebag. -- MunichHoo 04/20/2017 12:36PM
  Your opponent seems like a beta male ** -- jhmoss1812 04/20/2017 12:19PM

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