2018 Season – All Posts

2017 Small College Nationals/ITA Oracle Cup: Doubles Preview

The singles are underway at the #OracleCup, but the doubles aren’t scheduled to start until the mid afternoon. That gave us a little more time to write another little ditty for you, this time with an eye on tennis played in pairs. Just like in the singles draw, Gustavus and Alhouni are the No. 1…

2017 Small College Nationals/ITA Oracle Cup: Singles Preview

Happy Thursday, boys and girls. Today is one of the most fun days of the fall, as the main draw of Small College begins this morning. The DIII men’s singles portion is scheduled to start at 11 a.m., while the doubles is slated for 3 p.m. Even though we already gave you our predictions, The…

2017 Small College Nationals/ITA Oracle Cup PREDICTIONS

Prediction time, boys and girls! This tournament is probably the hardest thing to predict of the entire year, so feel free to point and laugh when it’s all said and done. The most popular singles pick was Mr 10K, Jonathan Jemison, with six picks, but we also have three votes for Daniel Levine. On the…

Small College Nationals: 10 fun/meaningless stats

Happy Wednesday, boys and girls, and welcome to the first of The Blog’s Small College Nationals (now called the ITA Oracle Cup) preview articles! We are hoping to have a prediction article out for you tonight, a roundtable article for you tomorrow morning, and perhaps even more if my fellow bloggers get their acts together.…

Report Card! How Teams Fared at the Northeast ITA

Back in the day, the Northeast ITA was referred to as the “Skidmore ITA.” I was always reluctant to use the term, since it diminishes the other teams in the region, but I have to say, there might be something to it. Year after year, Skidmore flexes their muscles. Four of the past six singles…

GAC ITA Recap

  tl;dr Gustavus showed that they may be the deepest singles teams in the region after U Chicago. M. Alhouni won his third ITA singles title. Alhouni and Whaling won the doubles title. Alhouni (GAC) def. Ekstein (GAC) 6-2, 6-0 Alhouni & Whaling (GAC) def. Anderson & Ackert (Coe) 6-4,6-4 Here’s a link to the…

Power Rankings, 10/5

Welcome back to a blog favorite, Power Rankings! Now that ITAs are over, the writers have again come together to shoot the sh*t on a google document and rank the top 42 teams from Division III Tennis. We have information now from ITAs and can form initial power rankings based on the individual performances that…

New England ITA Recap

Happy Wednesday, boys and girls. Last weekend was the biggest of the fall in terms of DIII action, and some of the older other writers have gotten a jump start on recapping the weekend’s events. I’m going to follow CHB’s report card style system and hand out some mid-term grades. D3Regional has been kind enough…

Chicago ITA Recap: Kalamazoo

Two articles in two weeks?!? What is wrong with me? I have already been told by the Headmaster that I can’t post anymore because that’s stepping on the NewD3Central’s work. Is this how we treat our elders nowadays?!? Guess I am replaceable talent. Hopefully we will get podcasting up and going again soon as that’s…

West Region ITA Rapid Reax

I’m feeling good because the Broncos just won, so I’m gonna pump out a quick rapid reaction from my favorite tennis weekend of the year. The ITA weekend was always my favorite for many reasons: it was the first significant competition for several months, and I was always jonesing; it was exciting to see how…