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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…

The Blog’s 2016 Season Awards!

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Unlike last year, we are getting these awards out as promptly as possible.  In order to celebrate two things – Bowdoin’s surprising, amazing, unexpected National Championship, and the fact that we just hit 2,000,000 all-time views on the blog.  Check any other tennis site that has that many views.  Not sure if there are many.…

NCAA Finals Roundtable: #4 Bowdoin vs #3 Middlebury

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NCAA FINALS ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION With the tomorrow’s finals being an all NE affair, I’ll have a full preview later tonight where I can ramble on and on and on. However, some of the other writers wanted to offer their thoughts on the matchup. If you have any questions you’d like answered, feel free to ask…

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…

5/19 Power Rankings – NCAA Style

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We’re a day late on this, mostly because my colleagues have working behind the scenes to get some Elite 8 Previews for you all and I have been working at a Regional Recap (that sounds weird) for all of those small teams out there.  Additionally, we’ve been trying to come together for our annual “Superlatives…

Regional Players of the Week: NCAA Regional Edition

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POTW: NCAA REGIONAL EDITION Another excellent weekend of tennis is in the books, and the majority of brackets are close to busted. That was the most exciting Regionals weekend in a while, and we’re bringing you the best of the best from the weekend! The Guru will be publishing a round-table piece later today, where…

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…

Power Rankings 5/11

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Time for some postseason Power Rankings! Despite not a ton of matches happening in the past week but a LOT of hype from NCAAs, Power Rankings will always be posted on Wednesdays.  Anyways, there’s also something else that is very exciting going on for the blog and that would be NCAA BRACKET CHALLENGE.  If you…

Regional Players of the Week: 5/2-5/8

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REGIONAL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: May 2nd-May 8th With all the NCAA hullaballoo yesterday, we decided to postpone POTW for a few hours. Some of the answers will seem a little out of date, but it’s fun to see what we said before the release of the bracket. For future reference, you can now find the…