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Spring Break in February: A Summary

Hello again boys and girls, and welcome to the year’s first “spring” break recap. As always, we try to either preview or recap each team’s spring break trip, as they usually involve some very noteworthy matches. While it’s nowhere near spring in the Northeast (though I did see a snowman holding 40’s in each hand…

2/24 Men’s Power Rankings

One thing that Indoor Nationals brings that you probably forgot is the return of our weekly power rankings.  The five bloggers have come together to once again take all the latest results and give you some rankings that are probably more reliable than the ITA rankings (#sorrynotsorry).  We have a lot of big changes due…

POTW #1 2/16-2/22

NCAA MEN’S REGIONAL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: February 16th-22nd Welcome to the first Player of the Week (POTW) article of 2015! For new readers, this is something the writers will do weekly, as we all enjoy giving props when props are due (even D3West). For old readers, how much have you all missed my nicknames???…

Bates Upsets Pomona/Bates vs. Whittier

As the title suggests, #23 (#28 ITA) Bates pulled off the upset of the young DIII season by knocking off #9 (#11 ITA) Pomona 5-4. As this is a fresh reaction, there is no published box score yet. Let’s go piece by piece through the night. Props to both @BatesTennis and @SagehenTennis on their updates…

2015 Season Preview: #23 (#28 ITA) Bates Bobcats

Bates 2014-2015 Season Preview A whole host of issues stand in the way of Bates’ 2015 campaign, some old and some new. We all know the Bobcats play some top-notch doubles, but in recent years their issue was always the bottom of their lineup. I don’t think that will be the case this spring, as…

2015 Women’s Season Preview: #19 Redlands Bulldogs

    UNIVERSITY OF REDLANDS: Location: Redlands, CA   Coach: Geoff Roche (16th year)   Final 2012 rank: #24   Final 2013 rank: #11   Started Spring 2014: #13 in Nation & #3 in West   Finished Spring 2014: #18 in Nation & #4 in West   Finished Fall 2014 : #19 in Nation &…

Rapid Reaction: Pool C Changes

If any of you have been following the writers on twitter today, something huge came out of the ITA convention of all things DIII tennis.  While I was out galavanting through the streets of who knows where in a santa costume, crazy things went down in the DIII world.  As of right now, Pool C…

Wallach (Bates) Invitational Recap

Overshadowed by #SmallCollegeNationals and the Amherst weekend was the annual Wallach Invitational at Bates College.  I’ve always thought of this tournament as the little brother to the Middlebury Invite, as Midd really kicks off the northeast season, and the Wallach closes it out.  Regardless, I really like this tournament because you can see how everybody…

Women’s New England and Northeast ITA Recaps!!!

New England Recap I am seriously late with my review and am expecting a big cut in my salary, but following the format of my counterpart, @D3Northeast, I did a report card for each regionally ranked (from the spring) team in the New England and Northeast ITA regionals. Let’s start with the much stronger of…

ITA Recaps: New England Edition

  The Blog has been on its game of late, and because of this I’ve been allowed to attend the other aspects of my life. I’ve heard the birds chirping, the wind blowing, and the people laughing. Let me tell you, I can’t stand most birds, the wind is cold, and I certainly hate people. Maybe…