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2017 Season Preview: #10 Wesleyan Cardinals

Welcome, boys and girls, to my final season preview (you can’t see this, but I’m writing while surrounded by balloons and streamers). I left Wesleyan for last because for me they are one of the toughest teams to forecast, both for a lineup and their season prediction. This is a team that has been consistently…

2017 Season Preview: #12 Williams Ephs

Happy Super Bowl Sunday, boys and girls! I’m dealing with my Pats anxiety by diving into The Blog. I strongly considered making this whole article prop bets-themed, but I think I’ll turn that into a separate article somewhere down the road. You know, something like, “over/under 1.5 NE teams in the final four”, or “over/under 20 times…

2017 Season Preview: #28 Christopher Newport Captains

Location: Newport News, VA Coach: Eric Christiansen (5th Season) ITA National Ranking: 28 ITA Regional Ranking: 6 (Atlantic South) Blog Power Ranking: 31 Twitter Handle: @CNUTennis Happy Saturday to everyone! I would first like to say that Tom Brady is slightly over rated and Matt Ryan is going to the lead the Falcons to a Super Bowl tomorrow…

2017 Season Preview: #19 MIT Engineers

Happy Thursday, boys and girls, and welcome to another episode of Talented but Troubled: Season Preview edition. For as difficult as the academics are for so many of the top tennis programs in DIII, MIT might have them all beat. Perhaps that’s why this team seems to perennially underachieve. Do you know what Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal…

2017 Season Preview: #31 Pacific (OR) Boxers

Pacific University (OR) Coach: Brian Jackson (10th season) Location: Forrest Grove, OR ITA Ranking: #31 Blog Power Ranking: #35 nationally, #7 in the west Power 6 Rating: 62 Twitter Handle: @BoxerTennis – very strong updates Twitter Hashtag: Nothing consistent…#GoBoxers looks to be a Pacific U athletics wide hashtag.  I think the tennis team can do…

2017 Season Preview: Whittier

The newbie D3Westv2 is showing his SCIAC chops again with a Whittier season preview, which concludes our West region coverage in terms of season preview. We have our first big West region matches of the year this weekend, so look out for a Spring Break Walla Walla preview! Coach: Quinn Calderon, 2nd Season Location: Whittier,…

2017 Season Preview: #23 UT-Tyler Patriots

Coach: Joe Vann, 1st year Location: Tyler, Texas ITA Ranking: #23 Blog Power Ranking: #15 Overview: The story of last season for the Patriots was 5-4 losses. They lost 5-4 to Kenyon, GAC (twice), Redlands, Trinity, Whitman (5-3), and Claremont. They finally pulled out a 5-3 victory over Whitman in the NCAA tournament and were somehow rewarded with the #23…

2017 Season Preview: #21 Skidmore Thoroughbreds

Location: Saratoga Springs, NY Coach: Nate Simms, 12th year ITA National Ranking: 21 ITA Regional Ranking: 8 (Northeast) Blog Power Ranking: 22 Twitter Handle: @skidmenstennis   Another night, another blog! After getting up this morning at 3:30 to watch the historic finals of the Australian Open, I’m more excited than ever to cover some tennis! I’m definitely riding the…

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…