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2015 Season Preview: #20 Cal Lutheran

California Lutheran University Location: Thousand Oaks, CA Coach: Mike Gennette (20th season) Preseason Ranking: 20 Overview: I know you guys missed me, so I’m gonna use some of my precious, precious free time to preview the Kingsmen. After being defined by Ballou and (to a lesser extent) Giuffrida for the better part of a decade, year 1 AB…

Rapid Reaction: Pool C Changes

If any of you have been following the writers on twitter today, something huge came out of the ITA convention of all things DIII tennis.  While I was out galavanting through the streets of who knows where in a santa costume, crazy things went down in the DIII world.  As of right now, Pool C…

2015 Season Preview: #2 CMS

Claremont – Mudd – Scripps Colleges   Location: Claremont, CA   Coach: Paul Settles   Preseason Ranking: 2   Intro: Hey y’all, I’m back in action and today I have the pleasure of writing about the CMS Stags. If I were to summarize this preview in just one word it would be ‘depth’. I know, I…

Fall Nationals – A Joint Preview

Fall ITA Nationals technically start in 40 minutes with the play-in matchup of Hewlin (Whitman) and Krull (Trinity TX), so this preview kind of needs to go out.  I’m getting real nervous here writing this paragraph because I’m scared the commenters will behead me and burn me at the stake if this goes out at…

West Region ITA Recap

First of all, I have never been so wrong and so right in a single weekend…. Obviously no one could have predicted the winners of the tournament, and to be honest I am still not quite sure how it ended up that way, but such is the Fall Regional. I guess it’s past time for…

2015 Season Opening Power Rankings!

Wassuppppp wassup wassup. After an exciting weekend of ITAs where it looks like a lot of our viewers came back for some classic blog action, we decided to keep the ball rolling with our Weekly Power Rankings.  Now, they won’t be weekly here in the fall season because the blog here is all about efficiency,…

Southwest ITA Wrapup

The Main Event Trinity (TX) It’s difficult to analyze this tournament for the Tigers because they always dominate it so thoroughly. We’ll start with singles: Trinity did predictably well here. Their three top dogs – Deuel, Skinner, and Krull – cruised into the semifinals, with the solid play of Skinner being particularly encouraging after a…

Southwest ITA Preview

Well, it’s late on a Friday night, and I have an early morning tomorrow, but the Southwest ITA deserves some coverage, so I’m gonna do my best. Coach Bizot did a great job to get the draws out as early as he did, all things considered, but this still might not be my best quality…

ITA Northwest Regional: A Wrapup

Whitman “Whitman freshman.” Get used to seeing those two words next to each other, both in the rest of this post and for the rest of this season. That might not be a great thing against the rest of the nation, but youth certainly served Whitman this weekend. The top-seeded Whitman freshman, Chase Friedman, had…

ITA Regional Preview: Northwest

Traditionally, the ITA Northwest region has been great for determining who could beat Whitman in the event of a Walla Walla ebola outbreak, but some NWC teams aren’t quite as willing to get nutted by the Squirrels this year. (Boom. Thrown shade, topical humor, testicle joke, and intrigue all in the first sentence). Anyways, buckle…