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Bates Mini Spring Break Preview

Happy Monday, boys and girls. It’s that time of year again, the time of year when Bates makes its westward pilgrimage during its strangely scheduled “spring” break. The NESCAC’s first day of practice for spring sports is February 15, and yesterday, just four days into its season, Bates played its first match against Westmont in California. Here…

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 Preview: #25 Bates Bobcats

Happy Hump Day, boys and girls. I know our previews have been a bit NE heavy recently, but that’s simply because some of them don’t start until later in the year. The NESCAC exception to that rule is the Bates Bobcats, who start their season in February due to their early “spring” break. Bates has been…

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.…

Wallach Recap

Another week, another NE tournament to recap. And it only gets better from here, with next weekend consisting of Small College Nationals and the revamped MIT tournament, which has very quickly become the best fall tournament outside of the ITA. Last weekend seven teams found their way up to Bates for the Wallach Invitational. While…

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…

2017 Season Kickoff – The Blog, 10 Burning Questions

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…