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Tyler/Kenyon Preview

I’ve been really slacking on the articles end of things, but thank goodness, we have the newer, better version of me to pick up the slack. Here he is to give a thorough look at one of the bigger Florida matches this year: Tyler vs. Kenyon. I’m not sure if you remember, but last year…

Indoors Backdraw Rapid Reaction and Mini-preview: a West/Central showdown of proportions

The first back-draw matches just went final, and we finally got a taste of the drama that Indoors is known for. Since both matches featured teams from my region, and I wasn’t able to help with previews last night, I got stuck with mop up duty. Here are the box scores: #8 Case Western def.…

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…