Monthly Archives: October 2012

Team Preview: #22 Skidmore

Coach: Nathan Simms, 8th season Location: Saratoga Springs, NY Conference: Liberty 2009 Ranking: 21 2010 Ranking: NR 2011 Ranking: 30 2012 Ranking: 22 2013 Projection: 24 Overview: Skidmore has developed a reputation for underachieving over the last couple years, but I don’t think it’s necessarily deserved. Last year, they started off their season by dominating Vassar and New York before stunning Trinity (TX).…

DIII Mascot Challenge: Purple Haze Region

  The second set of first-round matches is in the books. The Lords cleaned up, the Tartans eeked out a win over the Bobcats, and the Tigers got tamed. The Thoroughbreds had a tougher time taming their tigers, as the Polar Bears issued a awe-inspiring display of mascot superiority. With the Lords set up to…

Team Preview: #6 CMS

Coach: Paul Settles, 10th season Location: Claremont, CA Conference: SCIAC 2009 Ranking: T-5 2010 Ranking: 3 2011 Ranking: 5 2012 Ranking: 6 2013 Projection: 5 Overview: As you can see, Claremont has been “stag”-nant rankings-wise in recent years. (ha. ha.). We often talk about them as a team on the brink of greatness that just hasn’t been able to break…

DIII Mascot Challenge: Kenyon Region

It’s official, the Jumbos, Spartans, Hens, and Golden Gusties are on to round two. The Spartans prevailed with on a buzzer-beater, squandering a huge lead in the beginning before eventually pulling out the victory in classic underdog style. Both the #1 and #2 seeds were defeated, exhibiting the exhilarating parity in a one-and-done tournament like this one.…

DIII Mascot Challenge

Well, the offseason is officially here (again), but I know there are some of you out there who just can’t get enough DIII tennis. To fill the gaping void in my life, I have invented the DIII Mascot Challenge. Everybody knows that DIII has some of the most unique and amazing mascots on the planet,…

Pigs Fly: and other stuff

Aaron Skinner (Trinity) def. Robert Kjellberg (NCW) 1-6, 7-6 (5), 7-6 (5) So Aaron Skinner just won the national championship. I guess you could say that was a little bit of a surprise. I’m hoping I’m not the only one who didn’t see that coming. Anyways, this victory is a great sign for TU, a…

ITA Day 2 Recap, Finals Preview

same link as yesterday, but draws can be viewed Singles Semifinals #4 Andy Hersh (Hopkins) def. Aaro  Aaron Skinner (Trinity) def. #4 Andy Hersh (Hopkins) 6-3, 6-1 I’m getting ready to pick against him again in a couple minutes here, but man, what a performance by Skinner. In the past two days, he’s defeated two…

ITA Small College Nationals Recaps and Previews

Singles For scores and info look here Recap: Putterman def. Skinner 6-2, 6-3… Skinner def. #1 Putterman 6-4, 7-5 I really don’t know what to say about this one. When you’re wrong, you’re wrong. I really didn’t think Putterman, who rolled through the Central region could possibly lose to Skinner, and that wasn’t even supposed…

Doubles Semifinals Set, Starting at 5

Brown/Lim (Hopkins) vs. #4 Rivers/La Cava (Whitman) I haven’t heard about the scores of the Hopkins/Whitewater match, but I heard these two got through. The semifinals start in two hours. Whitman Coach Northam will have live tweets going. Rivers and La Cava won their match against Emory 1 and 1, which is quite impressive to…

ITA Small College Nationals: Quarterfinals Preview

Singles #3 Adam “Thank God Pottish is Gone” Putterman (Wash U) vs. Northwest/Southwest winner It doesn’t really matter who wins the play-in match. Putterman is going to win this match in straights. He lost just five times in last year’s regular season; twice to Pottish, once to Loustenko in a 10-pointer, once to DII Drury,…