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The West Region Recap: A Tribute to Seniors

With the season winding down, I return to the tradition of recapping the season for all the teams I covered, while spending a little space on each senior that helped make the DIII community so fun to cover for the past four years. I only covered seven teams this year, so fans of Southwestern and…

Bracketology #4: The Final Countdown

The final regular-season ball has been struck, the results are in, and the selection committee is doubtlessly hard at work trying to come up with a fair bracket. I’m not sure if this recommendation is coming too late, but I would like to remind coaches to put in bids to host, even if they’re not…

This Week in West: The SCIACs

It’s the final week of the pre-NCAA’s season, and that means it’s the SCIAC championships. The conference isn’t quite as strong as it once was, but with three teams in the top 15, it’s still clearly the third strongest conference in the country. Here’s a preview: Quarterfinals (1) CMS def. (8) Occidental 5-0 – The Stags…

This Week In West: The Ojai!

With the regular season winding down, it’s time for the most unique event on the DIII tennis calendar: The Ojai. Here are the draws. You’ll notice that the following changes have been made: The singles draw has decreased from 64 to 32, and the doubles draw has decreased from 32 to 16. The draw is…

This Week in West: The 6th Street Rivalry

I know many of you are probably wondering how I could possibly have time to write an article after my identity reveal with my upcoming appearance on Ellen and everything, but, as I’ve always said, I don’t do this for me. I do this for you, the little people. All joking aside, this is a…

A Blog First: Pool B Update

Since I’ve got a bit of time on my hands, I wanted to take some time to discuss a subject I know none of you were anxiously wondering about: Pool B The following will be a brief history of what Pool B is and what it means for the tournament, but if you want a…

This Week In West: A SCIAC Showdown and a Texas Triad

Alright you worthless peons, I’ve got an upsetting amount of free-time on my hands, as I’m in between jobs at the moment (read: unemployed), which means I do what any self-respecting adult does when the chips are down, waste time on an unpaid leisure activity. I’ve been setting the NESCAC apologists straight in the comments of…

The Texas Quad: Hosting Duties

THE TEXAS QUAD: Hosting Duties D3 WEST INTRO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3HoZNpPTRDU Trinity TX Power 6: 71.43. Chas Mayer (12.54), Wilson Lambeth (12.22), Jordan Pitts (12.12), Liam Crawley (11.80), Mckenna Fujitani (11.37), Matt Tyer (11.38). Midd (NO CUBA) Power 6: 74.79. William de Quant (13.03), Hamid Derbani (12.97), Kyle Schlanger (12.75), Timo Van der Geest (12.04), Allen Jackson…

State of the Region Address: West

Because the inaugural regional rankings are forthcoming this week, and most teams’ Spring Breaks are now completed, I thought it was a good time for a state of the region address. I’m gonna start by taking a dive into the mess of results that make up the individual qualifiers in both singles and doubles, and…

Slugs Go South: A UCSC Spring Break Preview

I’m going to add to the abundance of previews that have been released over the past couple days with a spring break preview for D3’s forgotten team, UC Santa Cruz. They currently hold a blog power ranking of #32 and an ITA ranking of….oh…obviously their scheduling is to blame :/. Santa Cruz has played 8…