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Your Extensive West Region Fall Recap

Though the fall season is a relatively quick one for the players out West, I see it as one of the most grueling weekends of the year. There aren’t many times in the spring where you’ll play up to 10 matches (singles and doubles) in one weekend, so huge props to those who played an…

Small College Nationals: 10 fun/meaningless stats

Happy Wednesday, boys and girls, and welcome to the first of The Blog’s Small College Nationals (now called the ITA Oracle Cup) preview articles! We are hoping to have a prediction article out for you tonight, a roundtable article for you tomorrow morning, and perhaps even more if my fellow bloggers get their acts together.…

West Region ITA Rapid Reax

I’m feeling good because the Broncos just won, so I’m gonna pump out a quick rapid reaction from my favorite tennis weekend of the year. The ITA weekend was always my favorite for many reasons: it was the first significant competition for several months, and I was always jonesing; it was exciting to see how…

The West Region Recap: A Tribute to Seniors

With the season winding down, I return to the tradition of recapping the season for all the teams I covered, while spending a little space on each senior that helped make the DIII community so fun to cover for the past four years. I only covered seven teams this year, so fans of Southwestern and…

Power Rankings, 5/4

I’ve spent most of my morning listening to the podcast with AVZ and Coach Browning of Emory, which is why these Power Rankings are going out a little bit late. If you would like to listen to the podcast, which you should, feel free to click the link below. Power Rankings aren’t going anywhere. Van…

4/27 Power Rankings

Another edition of Power Rankings are here, and this week we FINALLY had some movement in the Top 10! With a ton of upsets (check the ticker bruh!) this past week as well as the UAA Tournament completing, the top 10 got shuffled around a bit. We had a huge upset that we were able…

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…

2017 Bracketology Issue #2

AS: We promised you a Bracketology from the Guru earlier today and we certainly plan on delivering. With the Pool C debate very much up in the air, there are a couple of brackets that we would like to get to and we will get to them in the below bracketology. Most of the NCAA…

Power Rankings, 4/21

I’m a bit upset about getting these out late, not only because I don’t like being late (actually I don’t really care) but the fact that I missed out on 4/20 Power Rankings jokes. We could have given a few teams that 420Boost, but alas, we are at a regular day now, so that means…

A Blog First: Pool B Update

Since I’ve got a bit of time on my hands, I wanted to take some time to discuss a subject I know none of you were anxiously wondering about: Pool B The following will be a brief history of what Pool B is and what it means for the tournament, but if you want a…