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This Week In West: The SCIAC Tournament

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Tweet The SCIAC tournament has always been one of the best conference tournaments in the country. At times, the conference has had three or four teams in the top ten (much like the current UAA), and there are usually some major post-season implications in the final weekend before NCAA selections. One thing the SCIAC tournament…

This Week In West: Pomona-Pitzer vs. Redlands

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Tweet Well gang, I picked a really bad month to start stacking up 80-90 hour work weeks, so this is going to be very brief. Last week, CMS turned the city of Ojai into their own personal playground, while the West region’s wayward suns all punched their tickets to the big dance. (Note: the West…

This Week In West: The Ojai

Tweet Last Week In West The last week in the West region was quite a bit more eventful than the week before it, as we got a Texas Triad and a good match between CMS and Redlands, but it could have been better if Emory had made the trip out to San Antonio like they…

This Week in West: The Wayward Sons

Tweet I’ve always had a soft spot in my heart for Whitman, Trinity, and Tyler. Part of it is because they’re all basically building programs on an island. For a long time, Whitman’s closest ranked opponent was 850 miles away, and their second closest was another 300 miles or so. Trinity and Tyler have always…

This Week In West: CMS vs. Redlands and PP vs. UCSC

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Tweet Every year, for the month of March, the west region is the heart of the DIII tennis world. Most of the big-time schools use their Spring Breaks to head down to Claremont and play at least two out of CMS/Redlands/P-P, while picking up matches against whoever else they can along the way. Once the…

The Battle for Sixth Street!

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Tweet The time has finally come for CMS and PP to renew their cross-campus rivalry, and I could not be more excited. After suffering direct losses to Williams, CMU, Midd, Emory, and Amherst (coupled with Bowdoin’s win over CMS), Pomona-Pitzer likely does not have a way into the NCAA tournament through Pool C (which is…

This Week In West: Midterms

Tweet Since three of my more prominent West region teams just completed their spring breaks, I feel like this is an opportune time to hand out some report cards. Cruz is in the midst of their spring break, and the California teams all seem like they’re on a perpetual spring break (tennis-wise), so I’ll give…

This Week In West: March 13-20

Tweet Wow, the Stag-Hen may have started off with a little bit of a fizzle, but it finished with a bang. The other writers are sure to chip in with their thoughts, but here are a few of my observations since the tournament included my three top teams and another one of my top 7:…

Stag-Hen Round 2 Preview: In Brief

Tweet The rain delay and my timely getting off of work has allowed me to do a quick preview of Stag-Hen round two. I’m playing tennis myself soon and have to leave in 15 minutes, so let’s see how many words I can fire off. My guess is about 500. I’m hoping they will be…

This Week in West: Whitman/Swarthmore and Redlands/Mary Washington

Tweet If the last two “Spring Break Walla Walla”s were the first two Godfather movies, this year’s iteration is definitely Godfather III. It’s OK in that it still has live streaming and at least one good match, but it’s not one of the best movies of all time. I apologize for mixing metaphors, but with…