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Southwest ITA Wrapup

The Main Event Trinity (TX) It’s difficult to analyze this tournament for the Tigers because they always dominate it so thoroughly. We’ll start with singles: Trinity did predictably well here. Their three top dogs – Deuel, Skinner, and Krull – cruised into the semifinals, with the solid play of Skinner being particularly encouraging after a…

Southwest ITA Preview

Well, it’s late on a Friday night, and I have an early morning tomorrow, but the Southwest ITA deserves some coverage, so I’m gonna do my best. Coach Bizot did a great job to get the draws out as early as he did, all things considered, but this still might not be my best quality…

ITA Northwest Regional: A Wrapup

Whitman “Whitman freshman.” Get used to seeing those two words next to each other, both in the rest of this post and for the rest of this season. That might not be a great thing against the rest of the nation, but youth certainly served Whitman this weekend. The top-seeded Whitman freshman, Chase Friedman, had…

ITA Regional Preview: Northwest

Traditionally, the ITA Northwest region has been great for determining who could beat Whitman in the event of a Walla Walla ebola outbreak, but some NWC teams aren’t quite as willing to get nutted by the Squirrels this year. (Boom. Thrown shade, topical humor, testicle joke, and intrigue all in the first sentence). Anyways, buckle…

Men’s West Region: 5 Burning Questions

Well, it looks like the blog is up and running for the year, and since I can’t get in touch with the new guy, I’m just gonna go ahead and do the 5 burning questions for the West region. I know you all missed my snark ever-so much, so I’ll try to give you all the…

The Santa Cruz Budgeting Crisis: Interview With Coach De Jesus

It has been a tumultuous five years for the UC Santa Cruz men’s tennis program. After winning the program’s seventh national championship in 2009 and seeing Brian Pybas and Marc Vartabedian lead them to a surprising National Indoor Championship in 2010, the Slugs have been slowly fading into obscurity. They lost their legendary coach the…