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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…

POTW: 3/6 – 3/12

REGIONAL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: 03/06 – 03/12 Happy madness, boys and girls! We have an absolutely phenomenal week ahead of us between the Stag Hen and the opening weekend of the tournament. Please keep checking the site for Stag Hen coverage. We already have two Stag-Hen previews up, and hopefully we’ll have our master…

The NESCAC Awakens from Hibernation

There is a scene in SpongeBob SquarePants when the titular character and his starfish sidekick discover and eventually awaken their rodent pal from her annual winter slumber. At some point along the way, Patrick utters the line, “hibernation must mean the opposite of beauty sleep.” In this example, and in many other cases, the philosophy of Patrick…

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…

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…

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 Previews: #3 Middlebury Panthers

Location: Middlebury, Vermont Coach: Bob Hansen, 6th season at Midd (2nd 29th season…) ITA National Ranking: 3 ITA Regional Ranking: 2 Blog Power Ranking: 5  Twitter Handle: @middtennis. Very reliable updates, solid hashtags and occasional arrogant snark. Overview: For a brief moment, the rest of DIII was trembling. A top-4 of Farrell, Cuba, de Quant, and Derbani? Print the shirts! But…