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State of the Region Address: NE Part I

I know you all have been waiting, and now the time has come. It’s time for the State of the Region to end all State of the Regions. ARE YOU READY FOR SOME NORTHEAST DIII TENNIS?! Can’t you just hear the Monday Night Football Theme playing in the background? I’ve been prepping my rankings all…

NE Weekend Preview 2/20-2/23

INDOORS? WE DON’T NEED NO STINKIN INDOORS! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VqomZQMZQCQ (Just insert indoors everytime you hear “badges”) All I keep hearing about is indoors. Blah blah blah indoors. Well I’ve had enough! Let’s take our NE minds off of Indoors and refocus them where they should always be, ranked NE tennis. Heck of a way to start…

2014 Season Preview: Skidmore Thoroughbreds

Overview: Ok boys and girls, this will be my last non-NESCAC season preview so it’s only fitting that it be the best non-NESCAC team in the Northeast. Skidmore has the privilege of playing in the Liberty League where its toughest competition has traditionally been Vassar. However, with the Guzicks finally out of eligibility, I do…

Northeast ITA Recap

This past weekend the Northeast ITA (the first of the 2 ITAs in my region) took place at the beautiful Ithaca College. The schools involved were (in no particular order), Skidmore, Stevens Tech, Hobart, TCNJ, Rochester, Nazareth, Vassar, RPI, Union, Bard, RIT, Drew, St. Lawrence, Ithaca, Oneonta, Alfred, Ramapo, Hunter, and Elmira. That’s a lot…

2013 Recruiting Class Rankings

By now, I’m sure all you die-hard readers who read during the dry summer months have seen TRN’s DIII recruiting rankings. As many of you may not know, we here at the blog helped out with TRN’s decision making process. For the sake of argument, here, I present my contribution to the recruiting rankings. The…

NCAA Preview Through the Eyes of: an unbiased observer

Buckle up your seat belts, ladies and gentlemen, because this is going to be a long one. Before I get into each region, let’s take a quick step back and look at the NCAA selection process: – Though the NCAA and ITA are completely separate entities, the NCAA publishes the ITA rankings on their website for the…

Saturday Recap: Case Impresses, CMU Survives

Overall, Saturday presented us with a pretty good set of matches and a lot more information on a few of the teams, particularly in my region.  I’ll break down each match below and add my thoughts. Case def. North Carolina Wesleyan, 6-3 Box score A really solid win for Case in this match, which proved…

New Season, New Years’ Wishes

Well, tennis fans. It’s a brand new season. Everyone has a fresh start. Some teams are burdened by expectation, while others are optimistically lurking in the shadows, eagerly awaiting the opportunity to prove their worth. As much fun as it is to analyze every match, dissect every lineup decision, speculate over the cause of a letdown,…

Recruiting Update

Most schools’ early decision deadlines have passed, and the DIII recruiting landscape continues to defy logic. Take a look at the DIII commits page. Take a look at the DII commits page. Which one is better? Now, I know that the best DII programs are stronger than the best DIII programs, and that this recruiting…

ITA Regional Preview: Northeast

The fact that the regional tournaments get split up the way that they do is absolutely ridiculous. New England region: totally brutal. Northeast region: one of the worst in the country. How does that happen? Basically all of the teams in both regions are within driving distance of each other. But I live in a…