Save University of La Verne Tennis!!!

Dearest Readers, I know we’ve been touting this in other article and on Twitter, but I wanted to dedicate a (very brief) article to the University of La Verne women’s tennis program. I just spent a fair bit of time looking through some of the signatures on this petition, and it warmed my heart so…

UTR Analysis of the Women’s Elite 8 and Singles Individual Tournament

Hello fans, as I did last year, I’d like to get an article out to you with some analysis of the NCAA Team Tournament (Elite 8) as well as the NCAA Singles Tournament. I’m going to be using the UTR (Universal Tennis Rating) system. UTR is increasing in popularity as a tool, and is proving…

An Interview w/ the NCAA Commentator!

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Hello everyone! As we wind down the year with a few wrap-up articles (see my Bowdoin article here), I was able to catch up with the person that got to commentate the NCAA Finals and Individual Finals this year.  If you noticed, he did an excellent job, with a great knowledge about the DIII landscape.…

2016 Fantasy Draft Revisited

This is my favorite type of fantasy tennis

D3Reg: The season has been over for about a week now, and you might think the bloggers have gone into hibernation (which we kind of have since it took us over a week to write this), but we really wanted to reflect on the fantasy draft that we conducted over the winter.  I know I…

The Bowdoin Journey

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Four years ago, a tradition was born when the Williams Ephs won the National Championship in dramatic fashion over the CMS Stags.  It was one of my favorite NCAA Tournaments as there was definitely a ton of drama and a very exciting final.  I remember it because it was also my first NCAA Tournament as…

2016 Women’s Post-season Blog Awards

What’s up people?  So many people have asked for more women’s articles that I feel like my life has meaning.  I’m here to fill that void for you.  This is one of my favorite articles I’ve written cuz I get to commemorate the great seasons so many players have had.  These competitors have sacrificed all…

The 10 Best Blog Moments of the Past 5 Years

As I’m sure some of you have figured out by now, I am d3tennisguy. When the original Guru decided to take a step back from the blog in 2012, it left a chasm in the D3 tennis blog universe that many were were trying (foul language) to fill. As a player, I very much appreciated the blog and knew that…

A Ode to the Victors: 2016 National Championship Poem

When in May, the D3 tennis world is at it’s end, Some have joy while others heart’s need to mend. This post season brought us many a thrill, Tests of courage, talent, and young men’s will. It all began with the journey of one team, Behind 3-0, an exit in the quarters it seemed. Backs…

The Guru’s Elite 8 Recap

A recap of the eight teams that participated this week. I’m still speechless 48 hours later… Johns Hopkins – I don’t think the Blue Jays have received enough credit for reaching four Final Eights in the past five years. That’s something teams like Bowdoin, Kenyon, Williams and Trinity (TX) have failed to do. Due to…

The Blog’s 2016 Season Awards!

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Unlike last year, we are getting these awards out as promptly as possible.  In order to celebrate two things – Bowdoin’s surprising, amazing, unexpected National Championship, and the fact that we just hit 2,000,000 all-time views on the blog.  Check any other tennis site that has that many views.  Not sure if there are many.…