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Six Pack Preview of New England / West Regional Questions

Blog fam! As the summer winds down, I start to question what I’m doing with my life when I get home from work and don’t need to think about writing an article. Then, as teams start to have their first practices and I see Brad Gilbert tweeting pictures with Connecticut College during the US Open,…

This Week in West: The SCIACs

It’s the final week of the pre-NCAA’s season, and that means it’s the SCIAC championships. The conference isn’t quite as strong as it once was, but with three teams in the top 15, it’s still clearly the third strongest conference in the country. Here’s a preview: Quarterfinals (1) CMS def. (8) Occidental 5-0 – The Stags…

This Week In West: The Ojai!

With the regular season winding down, it’s time for the most unique event on the DIII tennis calendar: The Ojai. Here are the draws. You’ll notice that the following changes have been made: The singles draw has decreased from 64 to 32, and the doubles draw has decreased from 32 to 16. The draw is…

POTW: 04/10-04/16

REGIONAL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: 04/10-04/16 Our blogger group chat has devolved (evolved?) (D3W: definitely evolved) into more talk about dogs than tennis over the last couple days weeks months. Apologies to our resident cat-man, D3RegNE/C, but I’m taking it a step further this week. Woof… A-SOUTH Player: Emerson Walsh Team: Johns Hopkins Results: 1-1…

Regional Roundup – Colby Spring Break and More

According to D3West, the #2 rule of being a blogger is “don’t let blogging get in the way of your personal life”.  He still won’t tell me what rule #1 is.  Anyway, I bring this up as I was traveling last week and didn’t have the chance to write my weekly Regional Roundup.  However, this…

West Region ITA Report Card

Because the ITAs typically represent the first and only look we get at West region teams prior to the start of the season in earnest, I would like to take a second to recap the ITAs, and pen a few thoughts on each of the major competitors. We’ll go chronologically Northwest ITA George Fox: A-…

West ITA Preview

ITA weekend is upon us, and it’s a weekend that always has me feeling a bit left out as a regional writer. However, D3West decided to be charitable/lazy and let me take the lead on writing about the west ITA, which frankly feels like a wide open tournament this year.   There are several story lines,…

Kickoff: D3Regional (New England and West)!!!

Guess what, regional fans? I’m back! With less teams! D3AS has gotten tired of reading massive regional roundups and decided it was finally time to not make me cover four times the amount of teams of anybody else. I will be focusing on New England and the West this year, and I couldn’t be more…

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…

This Week In West: The SCIAC Tournament

The SCIAC tournament has always been one of the best conference tournaments in the country. At times, the conference has had three or four teams in the top ten (much like the current UAA), and there are usually some major post-season implications in the final weekend before NCAA selections. One thing the SCIAC tournament has…