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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…

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…