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2nd Annual Top 20 Teams of the Past Five Years

This is my season preview and the 2nd Annual Top 20 Teams of the Past Five Years. For those who want to reference last year’s article, the link is here: http://www.division3tennis.com/7148-2/ The rules of this are pretty simple. You need to be ranked in all five of the seasons examined and you need to have…

2017 Season Previews: #3 Middlebury Panthers

Location: Middlebury, Vermont Coach: Bob Hansen, 6th season at Midd (2nd 29th season…) ITA National Ranking: 3 ITA Regional Ranking: 2 Blog Power Ranking: 5  Twitter Handle: @middtennis. Very reliable updates, solid hashtags and occasional arrogant snark. Overview: For a brief moment, the rest of DIII was trembling. A top-4 of Farrell, Cuba, de Quant, and Derbani? Print the shirts! But…

2017 Inaugural Power Rankings

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.…

MIT Invitational Recap

Lost in the past weekend of #Surprise(s) and Small College Nationals was the MIT Invitational. While this is not a new tournament, it might as well have been this fall. Last year, MIT hosted teams like BU, Dartmouth, and Harvard for this tournament, but this year it was STACKED with DIII talent. 8 teams made…

ITA Oracle Cup (Small College Nationals) Picks!

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

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,…

NE ITA RECAP

Another New England ITA, another showcase of the best depth the country has to offer. I’ll save the ramblings for the recap itself, but congrats to both Lubomir Cuba and Kyle Wolfe/Jerry Jiang on taking home the hardware. Rather than go through the actual event piece by piece, D3Regional and I are going to go through…

New England ITA Preview

Happy ITA weekend, boys and girls. The New England ITA is the best thing that happens during the fall season in my 100% biased opinion. The amount of talent at this ITA is bordering on dangerous, and that’s without some of the region’s top players! The #1 player in the region and player generally thought to…

Middlebury Invitational Recap

Happy hump day, boys and girls, and welcome to the first tournament recap of the season! The Midd Invite is usually the NE fall tourney with the 2nd strongest field (behind only the ITA). This year, some of the other tournaments (Bates and MIT) will give it a run for its money, but as this…

KICKOFF: D3NE AND HIS RAMBLINGS

Hello again, boys and girls, and let me be the 2nd person to welcome you to another rousing year of DIII tennis. D3AS did his thing and give a broader overview of the DIII landscape with his Burning Questions, and now here I am to take you through my eight teams for the 2016-2017 season. If you haven’t…