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This Week In West: The Ojai

I’m feeling pretty terrible today – as in, I’ve been reduced to laying in bed in a Gryffindor onesie. This is bad for me because I am incapable of doing my actual work, but it’s good for Blog fans because these articles don’t usually require my full mental capacity. (Though I might make better picks…

This Week in West: April 14 – …

West region fans, it deeply saddened me to punt last week’s West segment to Regional (who did a great job, btw, give the guy a hand), especially The Battle of Sixth Street looming, but I had a hard time telling the bossman, “yo, I know you pay me to do this, but I gotta take…

The Six Week Spring Break

Preamble from D3West because I like to see my words on the screen. This article is the result of a whimsical tweet from D3AS and a whole lot of awesomeness from the guys in the Hen House. One unique aspect of the West region is that many of the teams in Southern California have these…

This Week in West: March 23 – Whenever

Friends, fans, and well-wishers, I want to apologize for providing what I would consider to be a sub-par blogging experience to my West region teams. As much as I love DIII tennis, sometimes life gets in the way. Alas, it is time for my fortnightly State Of The Region article. I will do a brief…

Stag-Hen Finals Micropreview: The Battle of Sixth Street, Round 1

I’m going to start off this micropreview by pointing out that I picked every match correctly the first day: I picked every match correctly yesterday Now that that’s over with, we can get to the analysis. I actually had plans last night, so I didn’t really follow the matches very much, but here’s a microrecap…

Stag-Hen Round 2 Micropreview: A Big Moment for the Central Region

Well, tennis fans, here we are. Round 1 of the Stag-Hen is officially over, and Round 2 starts shortly, which means you’re going to get my stream-of-consciousness rambling predictions for Round 2. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to watch or follow much of round one because I had to fill in for a friend in a…

This Week In West: March 1 – March 8

As one commenter pointed out in the Power Rankings article, we bloggers need to get back to doing what we do best: butchering predictions and angering people with our analysis. Because the other writers are basically covering the West region matches by previewing and recapping Spring Breaks, the onus of responsibility falls on me to…

Spring Break Walla Walla Preview

Oh DIII tennis, why can’t I quit you!? I keep trying to pretend each article is my last, but it’s not even worth pretending anymore. Last year, Whitman hosted a major DIII tennis weekend for the first time since Coach Northam created DIII National Indoors, and it was a blast. Though CMS pretty much stole the…

2015 Men’s Season Preview: #13 Whitman Squirrels

Apparently, we’re having trouble getting all the previews out, so The Headmaster has talked me out of retirement once more for this preview, making me the Roger Clemens of DIII tennis blogging. I haven’t exactly hid this fact from readers before, but Whitman is one of my favorite teams in the West. They’re like the Kenyon of…

2015 Season Preview: #20 Cal Lutheran

California Lutheran University Location: Thousand Oaks, CA Coach: Mike Gennette (20th season) Preseason Ranking: 20 Overview: I know you guys missed me, so I’m gonna use some of my precious, precious free time to preview the Kingsmen. After being defined by Ballou and (to a lesser extent) Giuffrida for the better part of a decade, year 1 AB…