2017 Season Preview: #22 Stevens Ducks

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Location: Hoboken, NJ Coach: Steve Gachko (12th season) ITA National Ranking: 22 ITA Regional Ranking: 9 (Northeast) Blog Power Ranking: 36 Twitter Handle: @Ducks_Tennis Hello all, another day another preview! I will be the first to admit that I was probably a little harsh on the Ducks in my kickoff article, however they let the rackets do the talking and…

2017 Season Preview: #26 Swarthmore Garnet

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I am happy to say that I will be finishing my season previews after this.  This allows me to totally prepare for the fantasy draft, which we will be completing on Monday, January 16th.  Shoutout to Martin Luther King, Jr.  Now that I’m on the topic of the draft, let me say this.  If you…

2017 Season Preview: #15 Amherst ______________

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Location: Amherst, Massachusetts Coach: Todd Doebler, 3rd season at Amherst ITA National Ranking: 15th ITA Regional Ranking: 6th Blog Power Ranking: 6th Twitter Handle: @AmherstMTennis. Good before and after matches, not the best for in-match updates. Overview: Happy Friday, boys and girls! This is my 3rd preview of the season, so does that mean I will be taking my 3rd…

Van Zee’s Vault: How to Build a Winning Program: IN MATCH COACHING

I would like to welcome you all back for the 5th installment of the How to Build a Winning Program series. The more and more that I write these, the more I realize I miss being a coach. But because I live by the 50 cent model of “Get Rich or Die Tryin’” I find…

2017 Season Preview: California Lutheran

Here’s yet another article provided by the new guy (@D3Westv2), which he wrote on a whim. Look at the young man go! Coach: Mike Gennette Location: Thousand Oaks, CA ITA Ranking: NR Blog Power Ranking: NR Twitter: @CLUmTennis , provides updates after doubles and final scores, i.e. not great. Team Hashtag: Overview: After a terrible…

2017 Season Preview: #17 UW-Whitewater Warhawks

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Coach: Frank Barnes, 15th Season Location: Whitewater, Wisconsin Preseason ITA Ranking: 17 Blog Power Ranking: 27 Twitter Handle: @UWWTennis Overview 2016 was quite the year for the Warhawks, to say the least. Under the tutelage of THE Frank Barnes, UW-Whitewater amassed a 23-7 overall record, a national ranking of 16, and an epic upset victory over Kenyon. Their season ended on…

2017 Season Preview: #32 Lewis & Clark Pioneers

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Lewis & Clark College Coach: Patrick Dreves (6th season) Location: Portland, OR ITA Ranking: #32 Blog Power Ranking: #39 Power 6 Rating: 65 Twitter handle: @lclarktennis, excellent updates Twitter hashtag: #P10S or lots of variations of this including but not limited to #letsgoP10S, #nowP10S.  I also like #upsetbrewing for their #1 doubles team, let’s keep…

2017 Season Preview: #24 Whitman College

We’ve found a potential D3West replacement, and we’re trying him out with a preview of the newly-appellated Whitman College Blues (though they’ll always be the Fighting Squirrels to me). I think he did a pretty good job, but please let him know what you think in the comments. Coach: Jeff Northam (17th or 18th season)…

2017 Season Preview: #34 DePauw Tigers

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Location: Greencastle, Indiana Coach: Scott Riggle, 9th season ITA National Ranking: 34 ITA Regional Ranking: 8 Blog Power Ranking: 30 Twitter Handle: @DePauwTennis, wasn’t good for in-match updates last season. Before we start, some good news: Everyone’s favorite non-anonymous D3 Tennis blogger D3Central has graciously offered his expertise to help with this preview. His thoughts…

Van Zee’s Vault: How to build a winning program: Match Preparation

It’s January and we all know what that means. Teams will be coming back from Winter break ready to hit the courts for their first practices of the year. National Indoors is just six short weeks away! In this next segment of the How to build a winning program series, I will address how a…