The NCAA Division I men's and women's tennis championships will use the no-ad scoring format, starting next spring.

The NCAA Division I Competition Oversight Committee announced the decision Thursday.

In no-ad scoring, when a game is tied at 40-40, the player who wins the next point wins the game. Under regular scoring rules, a player must win a game by two points.

The change was approved during a committee teleconference after more than three years of discussion.