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State of the Region Address: Atlantic South

Did you guys know that the State of the Region Address was my idea last year, as a rookie?  I think I might have been rookie of the year last year but I never got my trophy.  Started from the bottom, now we here.  Despite taking over the national scene and getting a better understanding…

Best of the Rest: Atlantic South Preview

For reasons I still do not know, Best of the Rest columns seem to be some of our highest requested articles.  Kidding, I know why – we just don’t give some of these teams enough love.  Either way, I’ll be projecting some of the “Best of the Rest” of the Atlantic South region below.  Unfortunately,…

ITAs – The South Region

ITA Regionals – South Region http://www.emoryathletics.com/sports/mten/2013-14/files/2013ITA_MAIN_DRAW_SINGLES.PDF As we all try to get up to speed with the latest D3Tennis happenings, this weekend brought two regional tournaments featuring some of the best players in the nation.  The first ITA regional I will recap will be the South Region, which really lived up to the whole “Emory’s…

The Others: ASouth’s Unranked Team Stock Watch

At the behest of the almighty D3TG (calling me out in comments), I will be focusing on some of the teams that I’ve overlooked this season.  The beauty of the DIII landscape is that teams can come out of nowhere to become nationally ranked teams.  Case Western is the most recent example of a team…

New Season, New Years’ Wishes

Well, tennis fans. It’s a brand new season. Everyone has a fresh start. Some teams are burdened by expectation, while others are optimistically lurking in the shadows, eagerly awaiting the opportunity to prove their worth. As much fun as it is to analyze every match, dissect every lineup decision, speculate over the cause of a letdown,…

Final Rankings/Results

So the final rankings came out the other day. I think they pretty accurately represent the collective bodies of work of each of the teams involved. Of course, you can make arguments for certain teams being higher or lower (I’m surprised MIT isn’t in there, and GAC should clearly be ahead of Trinity at least),…

Regional Players of the Fortnight: April 16th-29th

I felt like last week was very similar to the one two weeks ago. There just weren’t enough matches to separate any one individual performance from the others. See here are the Players of the Fortnight (POFs) Atlantic South Dillon Pottish (Emory) I know. I know. Pottish, again? Unfortunately, some of Pottish’s teammates lost a…

Wild Weekend

Another crazy set of matches in the last 24 hours, and I’m not really sure how to cover them, so I’ll just go chronologically. #19 Case Western def. #16 Depauw 6-3 I couldn’t have been more wrong about Case Western, but at least this time, the original D3 was with me. They played strong doubles,…

Saturday Recap

Sorry, but this post will not include the Case/Depauw match because it’s not over yet (at least, the scores aren’t available), and I won’t be able to post later (Saturday night!). In all honesty, that match is probably over by now. Case lost to Ferris State, and that just doesn’t sounds like a team that’s…

D3tennisguy’s Weekend Preview: February 18th-19th

Weekend Preview #2 Saturday Washington & Lee @ #13 John’s Hopkins Washington & Lee beat Christopher Newport 5-4 over the weekend (in a match that went unnoticed by me), but that doesn’t mean that they’re ready to compete with the Blue Jays. Still, I’m interested in this match to see which of Hopkins’ 39 freshmen…