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Swarthmore Invitational Report Cards

Intro: Just because it’s INDOORS WEEK (!!!!) doesn’t mean that we’ll be forgoing our non-Indoors-related DIII tennis coverage. There were some great matches this past weekend in Pennsylvania, as the middle of the Atlantic South started their seasons with a West region visitor crashing the party without bringing any In-n-Out with them. Rude. Box Scores:…

Spring Break Walla Walla Report Card

I know you don’t usually get grades over Spring Break, but let’s be honest, we all know none of these teams are actually on Spring Break, and we have only used this monicker to lightly poke fun at Walla Walla for being a potentially sub-optimal spring break destination. On to the grades. Here are the…

Spring Break Walla Walla!!!!

D3W: Welcome to the Spring Break Walla Walla preview, and boy do we have a doozy of a quad lined up for you this year. This is undoubtedly the best quartet since the very first (featuring CMS, Trinity, and a still-relevant UC Santa Cruz), and it’s nice to see some early interregional action with Gustavus…

2017 Season Preview: Whittier

The newbie D3Westv2 is showing his SCIAC chops again with a Whittier season preview, which concludes our West region coverage in terms of season preview. We have our first big West region matches of the year this weekend, so look out for a Spring Break Walla Walla preview! Coach: Quinn Calderon, 2nd Season Location: Whittier,…

2017 Season Preview: #23 UT-Tyler Patriots

Coach: Joe Vann, 1st year Location: Tyler, Texas ITA Ranking: #23 Blog Power Ranking: #15 Overview: The story of last season for the Patriots was 5-4 losses. They lost 5-4 to Kenyon, GAC (twice), Redlands, Trinity, Whitman (5-3), and Claremont. They finally pulled out a 5-3 victory over Whitman in the NCAA tournament and were somehow rewarded with the #23…

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

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,…