D3West

West Region Obituaries

Well, the season is over, and what a season it was. It had everything. It had 5-4 matches galore, the birth of team hashtags, great comment debates, many great tennis teams, and, most importantly, tasteful shit talking. Ultimately, the racquets did the talking, and, though Amherst walked away the champion, the West region will finish…

‘Twas the Night Before Natties…

‘Twas the night before natties, and all through the West Teams eagerly waiting to see who is best The Boxers in Oregon, new to the scene Learning to squash squirrels, if you know what I mean   A tough band of Slugs with a Quaker, a transfer Pairing him with LJ, was the right answer…

Through the Eyes of D3West: The Elite Eight

I’m sure some of you (my twenty fans) have noticed that my activity has dropped off pretty significantly at the end of this year. Some of that is because of other (read: real) obligations got in the way, but mostly it’s because my usual end-of-season melancholy kicked in a little earlier than usual. I always…

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…

2014 NCAAs: CMS Regional

I’ve got an extra day to preview the lone West regional, but you all know that I’m not one to slack off around here. (Ha!). I really liked both D3Central’s and D3NE’s formats, so I’m gonna pull a Google and take the best parts of both previews to make a better product. Zing! CMS Stags…

SCIAC Tournament Recap

As always, the SCIAC conference tournament provided some big time fireworks this weekend in Thousand Oaks. I’ll recap the results in this article, but if you’re looking for a convenient place to check out box scores, here it is. Let’s go to the team-by-team recap: 1. CMS Dominance can get so boring. Unlike the NESCAC…

SCIAC Tournament Preview

A couple weeks ago, it looked as though this year’s SCIAC tournament would be pretty inconsequential in the grand scheme of things. CMS was going to dominate. P-P didn’t have anything to worry about, and Redlands and Cal Lu had both eliminated themselves from Pool C contention. CMS is still going to dominate, and P-P…

Ojai Recap

Starting off with Ballou, let it be known that I f***ed up and didn’t get his stuff out yesterday or early this morning when he sent it to me. Here it is: Ojai Valley, Where the Stags Run Free in 2014 Well just read the title that I put. Article Done! Okay, okay, not by…

Ojai Day 2

D3West, here. You know the deal. Time for some Ballou Stop…Libby Time This has probably been the most fun I’ve had in D3 tennis: getting to watch, converse and hang out with all the players this weekend and then write all about it. I am happy to say that I will be able to cover…