D3West

2017 Season Preview: California Lutheran

Here’s yet another article provided by the new guy (@D3Westv2), which he wrote on a whim. Look at the young man go! Coach: Mike Gennette Location: Thousand Oaks, CA ITA Ranking: NR Blog Power Ranking: NR Twitter: @CLUmTennis , provides updates after doubles and final scores, i.e. not great. Team Hashtag: Overview: After a terrible…

2017 Season Preview: #24 Whitman College

We’ve found a potential D3West replacement, and we’re trying him out with a preview of the newly-appellated Whitman College Blues (though they’ll always be the Fighting Squirrels to me). I think he did a pretty good job, but please let him know what you think in the comments. Coach: Jeff Northam (17th or 18th season)…

2017 Season Preview: #18 Redlands

Just a reminder to all those reading that I’m actively seeking a replacement freelance, volunteer, west-region DIII men’s tennis blogger. Please e-mail me at d3tennisguy@gmail.com Coach: Geoff Roche, 18th season Location: Redlands, CA ITA Ranking: #18 Blog Power Ranking: #18 Twitter: @UofRMTennis, not very active Team Hashtag: #RollDawgs, also not frequently used Overview: For the last…

2017 Season Preview: UC Santa Cruz

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I know you guys want me to keep writing this column forever because I’m clearly the best blogger, but please someone take my place: d3tennisguy@gmail.com Coach: Michael Napoli, 3rd season Location: Santa Cruz, CA ITA Ranking: None Blog Power Ranking: #37 Twitter: Nothing active Team Hashtag: #SlugLife Overview: I’m in Santa Cruz as I write…

2017 Season Preview: #6 CMS

The call for a successor will continue until morale improves. Please e-mail me: d3tennisguy@gmail.com   Coach: Paul Settles, 14th season Location: Claremont, CA ITA Ranking: #6 Blog Power Ranking: #4 Twitter Handle: @CMSTennis, one of the better team Twitters out there Team Hashtag: #GoStags, pretty generic, but we’ll see if they come up with something new this year. Overview: First off,…

2017 Season Preview: #9 Pomona-Pitzer

I’m going to continue to plea for a successor until I get an e-mail or the season ends, whichever comes first. Please e-mail me at d3tennisguy@gmail.com for more info Coach: Steve Bickham, 4th season Location: Claremont, CA Preseason Ranking: #9 Blog Power Ranking: #10 Twitter Handle: @defendthecoop, stopped tweeting at the end of the season.…

2017 Season Preview: #14 Trinity (TX)

Welcome back to another great season of West region DIII tennis coverage! Here, as always, to provide snarky and poorly researched analysis of our wonderful region is yours truly. If anyone out there is interested in taking up my mantle, please DM me on Twitter or e-mail me at d3tennisguy@gmail.com. On to the preview! Coach:…

West Region ITA Report Card

Because the ITAs typically represent the first and only look we get at West region teams prior to the start of the season in earnest, I would like to take a second to recap the ITAs, and pen a few thoughts on each of the major competitors. We’ll go chronologically Northwest ITA George Fox: A-…

ITA Preview: Northwest

Ladies and Germs, welcome back to another year of snarky ITA West region Division III Men’s Tennis coverage brought to you by me. The NW ITA is this weekend, which means I’m once again forced to pretend that someone other than Zach Hewlin will be representing Whitman at the ITA Small College Nationals (if they…

Save University of La Verne Tennis!!!

Dearest Readers, I know we’ve been touting this in other article and on Twitter, but I wanted to dedicate a (very brief) article to the University of La Verne women’s tennis program. I just spent a fair bit of time looking through some of the signatures on this petition, and it warmed my heart so…