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The Guru’s Top 20 Teams of the Past Five Years

Tweet As the blog historian, I wanted to come in with my version of a season kickoff article. This will review the top 20 teams of the past five years as determined by average finish between the 2011 and 2015 seasons. There is one exception to this which I will explain below. I will also…

2016 Season Preview: #21 Bates Bobcats

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Tweet Bates 2015-2016 Season Preview OVERVIEW Hello again, boys and girls, and welcome to another NE rambling wall of text, season preview. Today I’m taking a look at the Bates Bobcats, but I feel like we’ve seen this movie before. Bates lost its top player last year, and another guy who was important to the…

The 2016 Fantasy Draft – Full Draft Results

Tweet Well, well, well.  The team and 3 others got together for the Fantasy Draft I was telling you about earlier, and we absolutely killed it.  It’s tough to get 10 working dudes in the same google doc at the same time to draft Division III Tennis players for hypothetical teams, but we did it.…

2015 Wallach Tournament Recap

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Tweet 2015 Wallach Recap Hello again, boys and girls, and welcome to one of our last regional tournaments of the fall. Last weekend eight NE teams got together up at Bates and played a little ditty known as The Wallach Tournament. This tournament field has gotten progressively stronger with each passing fall, and this year…

2016 Inaugural Men’s Power Rankings

Tweet Yo yo yo.  It’s been a slow week for us at the blog but we’re back with some Power Rankings to freshen up your early Tuesday morning (Monday Night for you westerners).  Now that we have D3ASW on our team as he dual-wields the Men’s and Women’s sides with gusto, we’ve added another column…

New England ITA Recap Part II

PART 1

Tweet Happy beginning of October, boys and girls! Welcome to Part II of the New England ITA Recap. If you missed Part I, check it out here. Nothing against the teams that didn’t get mentioned in Part I, I just didn’t think people would read the recap if it was 2x as long as what’s…

Women’s ITA New England Regional Preview

Tweet Hello tennis fans! We have less than 9 hours before the Women’s ITA New England Regional gets underway! I’ll make this short and to the point. Here are the draws: http://athletics.middlebury.edu/sports/wten/2015-16/releases/20150924or6tmk First, 2 of the big name players missing from this year’s tournament are Juli Raventos from Williams (who would have been the #1…

2015 New England ITA Preview

Tweet New England ITA Preview Happy Thursday, boys and girls! It’s that time of the year again, time for another exciting weekend full of ITAs! D3Central already did his schtick, D3West has given us a PNW preview, D3Regional will be giving us a Northeast preview, but I’m lucky enough to bring you a preview of the…

Middlebury Invitational Recap

Tweet D3R: Not gonna lie, us bloggers have taken a bit of an extended summer hiatus this year.  Honestly, I completely forgot that the Midd Invite was even happening this year until I saw some Twitter updates during the day on Saturday.  All slacking aside, I am back and ready to go!  D3NE and I…

A Tribute To Our Fallen NE Seniors

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Tweet Another DIII season is starting up, and we here at The Blog couldn’t be more excited. However, in order to fully rid ourselves of the 2014-2015 season, we must first take a look back and give thanks to those dearly departed souls who spent much of the past four years pouring everything they had into your…