D3West

2016 Season Preview: #1 CMS

Tweet Coach: Paul Settles Location: Claremont, CA Ranking: #1 Twitter Handle: @CMSTennis Overview:  After finally getting King Kong off their back with an undefeated National Championship season in 2015, the Stags have bid adieu to the program’s two winningest players and the guy with probably the winningest facial hair in DIII history. They have have a monster recruiting…

2016 Season Preview: #23 UT-Tyler

Tweet Coach: Chris Bizot, 12th Year Location: Tyler, Tx Blog Power Ranking:23 Twitter Handle: @patriotstennis (d3west edit: one of the best on the Twittersphere) Overview: Coach Bizot and the UTTyler Patriots have given us, here at the blog, a plethora of topics to discuss in regards to D3 tennis over the past few years. The…

2016 Season Preview: #30 UC Santa Cruz

Tweet Coach: Mike Napoli, 2nd season Location: Santa Cruz, CA Preseason Rank: #30 Twitter Handle: @Cruz_Tennis (pretty good) Overview: I’ve made no secret of my predilection for the Slugs. Ever since the departure of Bob Hansen, the name of the head coach has shifted as frequently as the tide off West Cliff thanks to the poor institutional support of…

2016 Season Preview: #17 Whitman

Tweet Coach: Jeff Northam, 89th season Location: Walla Walla, WA Preseason Rank: 17 Twitter Handle: @whitmantennis Overview: Whitman is another team in the West region that is undergoing an upheaval this season. After clambering in the dregs for several seasons, the Squirrels have established themselves as a perennial top 20 team starting in 2012. Nevertheless, they haven’t beaten a…

2016 Season Preview: #8 Trinity TX

Tweet Here comes another stellar article from the Texas Fanatic, his first season preview. As long as he keeps writing these fantastic articles, I will keep pawning my work off on him. Soon we’ll get him his own log-in. I honestly have nothing to add, and I feel his analysis is spot on. Coach: Russell…

2016 Season Preview: #5 Pomona-Pitzer

Tweet Coach: Steve Bickham, 3rd year Location: Claremont, CA Preseason Ranking: 5 Twitter Handle: @defendthecoop, @sagehentennis? Overview: In the past, I’ve been effusive with my praise of the 2015 Pomona-Pitzer Sagehens, and I welcome one last opportunity to fawn. They posted 19 wins over ranked teams, 10 by a 5-4 margin to go with a couple more comfortable…

2016 Season Preview: #15 Redlands

Tweet Coach: Geoff Roche, 18th season Location: Redlands, CA Preseason Ranking: 15 Power Ranking: 20 Twitter Handle: @UofRMTennis for all of your sporadic coverage needs Intro: As much as I’ve beaten the whole Lipscomb/Cummins thing to death over the past couple years, Redlands tennis has pretty much been defined by those two players for the past…

Reloading: The ITA West Regional Reportcard

Tweet As I stated in my preview, graduation hit California DIII tennis like Kam on Megatron, which left several of my favorite teams with a lot of questions entering the 2015-2016 season. This weekend went a long way towards answering many of those questions, but it also brought up a whole new batch of quandaries.…

Hearing Footsteps: The ITA NW Regional Report Card

Tweet An excellent day of tennis yesterday got me stoked to hit the Blogosphere today, so y’all are getting a NW Regional wrap-up. There’s not a ton to discuss about the regional, so I’m just going to write a quick blurb about the top four teams. Whitman Grade: B+ This tournament was basically dominated by…