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2017 Inaugural Power Rankings

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They said we were dead. They said we couldn’t do it anymore. But here we are, giving you the inaugural power rankings of 2017. Not only that, we’re giving you a bit of new flavor this year. We have Regional AS and NEC on board, and we have a new writer in D3Midwest as well.…

ITA Oracle Cup (Small College Nationals) Picks!

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Prediction time, boys and girls. Everybody’s favorite chance to point at us and laugh after our picks go horribly awry. You can see that there’s a pretty even split towards the top of the singles picks, with 4 of the 8 contestants/teams being picked to win by different writers in both the singles and the…

ITA Oracle Cup (Small College Nationals) Preview

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SMALL COLLEGE NATIONALS SINGLES PREVIEW Today, there’s this thing called Small College Nationals happening at 10:30AM PT from somewhere in Arizona. Welcome to the desert, folks. Let’s hope that this is real life and not an elaborate theme park for rich people (Westworld Reference! Hit me up on twitter to discuss the newest HBO show,…

ITA Central Region Championships Recap

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Here are my top 10 takeaways from the ITA Central Region Championships. The great D3Central has added some commentary as well (in bold). 1. Chicago is ridiculously good (stolen from D3Central’s recap last year). Alright, the Maroons love this tournament. For the past three years, Chicago’s won both singles and doubles. Something about this year’s…

Kalamazoo ITA Quick Reactions to the Draw

I am not sure if I even remember how to do this now that it has been so long since my last post. But I have a few extra minutes and thought I would give some quick reactions to the Kalamazoo regional ITA draw. While my focus this season is going to be national with…

ITA Central Region Championships Preview

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I didn’t completely butcher my first post, so the bloggers kindly allowed me back. Since I’m new, I’ll again plug my Twitter info and e-mail. Tweet @d3midwest10s and e-mail d3midwest10s@gmail.com Because the ITA Central Region Championships are of course the best in the country, let’s get right down to business. Things to Consider 1. Originally,…

Kickoff: D3Midwest10s

I’m not going to lie. I’m a little nervous about making my blog debut. Just kidding. For those of you that don’t know, my name is D3Midwest10s, and I am the new Central Region blogger. Without giving my identity away, please know that you are in good hands, kind of. I’m not going to be…

The Greek’s Freshman 15 – Fifteen Freshmen to Watch This Season

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The new season is upon us, which means a new set of upsets, nail-biters, and, most importantly, freshmen. A few months ago, I wrote an article for the Tennis Recruiting Network (TRN) describing the impact of recruiting at the D-III level and how the caliber of recruits is at an all-time high. Today, I want…

2017 Season Kickoff – The Blog, 10 Burning Questions

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Did y’all miss us? Well, I hope you did, because we’ve got some great things in store for you this year.  I promised some big things over the summer and those things will hopefully come to life as we move throughout the season.  If you need an introduction again, we are The Blog, the only…

UTR Analysis of the Women’s Elite 8 and Singles Individual Tournament

Hello fans, as I did last year, I’d like to get an article out to you with some analysis of the NCAA Team Tournament (Elite 8) as well as the NCAA Singles Tournament. I’m going to be using the UTR (Universal Tennis Rating) system. UTR is increasing in popularity as a tool, and is proving…