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ITA Preview: Northwest

Ladies and Germs, welcome back to another year of snarky ITA West region Division III Men’s Tennis coverage brought to you by me. The NW ITA is this weekend, which means I’m once again forced to pretend that someone other than Zach Hewlin will be representing Whitman at the ITA Small College Nationals (if they…

Save University of La Verne Tennis!!!

Dearest Readers, I know we’ve been touting this in other article and on Twitter, but I wanted to dedicate a (very brief) article to the University of La Verne women’s tennis program. I just spent a fair bit of time looking through some of the signatures on this petition, and it warmed my heart so…

The 10 Best Blog Moments of the Past 5 Years

As I’m sure some of you have figured out by now, I am d3tennisguy. When the original Guru decided to take a step back from the blog in 2012, it left a chasm in the D3 tennis blog universe that many were were trying (foul language) to fill. As a player, I very much appreciated the blog and knew that…

NCAA Quarterfinal Preview: #7 Chicago vs #2 CMS

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NCAA Quarterfinal Preview: #7 Chicago vs #2 CMS D3West: to everyone who is now doubting CMS because they got swept in doubles by Tyler, I’m going to leave this here. People are also talking about Chicago as if they discovered the secret ingredient to Chik-fil-A sauce when they beat GAC 5-2, but they haven’t had…

This Week In West: Season Recaps and a Tribute to Seniors

West region DIII men’s tennis fans, we’ve had ourselves a week. UT-Tyler went 6-0 in doubles over the weekend, scored the mini-upset over Whitman, and nearly made DIII tennis history by being the lowest ranked team ever to make it to the Elite Eight. CMS proved their mettle. Trinity wasn’t able to take advantage of…

This Week In West: The California Regional

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As I mentioned in the POTW article, we played witness to a truly great match on Sunday that showed both CMS’ greatness and vulnerability. In the last month and a half, the Stags have gone down in doubles to P-P (twice), Redlands, Middlebury, and Williams. They may have won all of those matches, but they’re…

This Week In West: The SCIAC Tournament

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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 has…

This Week In West: Pomona-Pitzer vs. Redlands

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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 region…

This Week In West: The Ojai

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 were…

This Week in West: The Wayward Sons

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 had…