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The Guru’s Brief Midseason Review

It sounds amazing, but we are just about half way through the 2017 season. I wrote some brief comments on each team and broke things into five categories. I tried to touch on just about everyone in the top 30 as well as a few other teams that have stuck out to me. Apologies if…

WEEKEND PREVIEW: 3/24-3/26

WEEKEND PREVIEW: 3/24-3/26 Happy weekend, boys and girls. Instead of posting six or seven short previews throughout the day, we decided it would be easier for everybody if we condensed all the top-30 ranked matches into one larger weekend preview. If you want to read more about #10 Williams’ weekend (vs #4 Chicago, #11 Redlands,…

2017 Power Rankings, 3/23

It’s Thursday, and that means Power Rankings. While the top 20 was fairly silent with no big upsets the past week, we did have some movement down below that I am sure our regional writers and readers are more than excited about. Also, we just released AVZ’s first podcast ever, featuring an interview with #8…

Power Rankings, 3/16

So, I will admit. This should have gone out early this morning but I got distracted by all the bracket madness going around. These are the best two days of the year hands down. So, excuse me if I let Power Rankings take a back seat for another college sport. Anyways, we had a ton…

Power Rankings, 3/9

On Thursdays, we power rank. Well, technically we power rank on Wednesdays, but I don’t get around to posting it until Thursday afternoon. Shoutout to all the bloggers who made it to the power rankings powwow yesterday even though I was not able to make it. I’m still recovering from that 3 hour episode of the…

Around the country preview: Saturday, March 4

Happy Friday, boys and girls, and welcome to the 1st of what will be far too many weekend previews throughout the spring. Today, as we tend to do, we’re looking ahead to tomorrow, where we have three big matchups with Redlands @ Pomona Pizzeria, UWW @ GAC, and Bates @ MIT. In this article alone we have…

2017 Power Rankings, 3/2

We’ve got what you’ve all been waiting for. Another edition of Power Rankings for you to dissect, comment on, and ridicule in the comments. With the ITA Rankings coming out today, this is a nice way for you to preview what’s probably about to happen in the rankings. Except, we can be more subjective about…

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…