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KICKOFF: D3NE AND HIS RAMBLINGS

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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…

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…

2016 Women’s Post-season Blog Awards

What’s up people?  So many people have asked for more women’s articles that I feel like my life has meaning.  I’m here to fill that void for you.  This is one of my favorite articles I’ve written cuz I get to commemorate the great seasons so many players have had.  These competitors have sacrificed all…

2016 NCAA Individuals Bracket Challenge!!!

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Here are the links for our NCAA Singles and Doubles Bracket Challenges!!!!!  2016 Singles & Doubles Bracket Challenges *PLEASE NOTE THIS IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION* PLEASE DO NOT JOIN YET. Quick turn around here, boys and girls, but here are your singles and doubles bracket challenges. You have until 9am (Eastern) tomorrow to fill out your singles…

2016 Women’s Quartefinal Preview

What’s up people? Long time no blog.  While the women’s side of the blog hasn’t been nearly as lively this year as we’ve hoped this is the NCAA tournament.  I have to some quick thoughts on these elite eight matchups and maybe some thoughts on the week to come.  I’ve gotta try to get this…

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…

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…

NESCAC Finals Preview

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NESCAC FINALS Happy Mother’s Day, girls and boys, and I hope you enjoyed that Wesleyan/Middlebury match as much as I did. I know the final score ended up 5-2, but the level of play was very high. I’m not going to get too sentimental about Wesleyan or Amherst here (all in good time), but I…