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The Blog’s 2014 Season Awards

There was one day when I woke up and I had a vision. A vision that I should dedicate my life to DIII Tennis Blogging, giving feedback and recognition to players who worked their asses off but always played second or even third fiddle to their DI counterparts.  I’m proud to say that the vision…

West Region Obituaries

Well, the season is over, and what a season it was. It had everything. It had 5-4 matches galore, the birth of team hashtags, great comment debates, many great tennis teams, and, most importantly, tasteful shit talking. Ultimately, the racquets did the talking, and, though Amherst walked away the champion, the West region will finish…

FINAL Power Rankings

Well, well, well.  We’ve come to another conclusion of the DIII Tennis Season and boy has it been a great one.  As promised, we’ll be recapping the year by region later on and giving out some cool awards that we think you should check back for.  In the meantime, indulge yourself with our final power…

A Mini Recap of NCAAs

Phew! Aren’t you glad that’s over? No? Me neither! Now it’s time for some serious withdrawal. Luckily, the writers will be working hard to try and avoid that wretched end of season feeling with recaps, previews, interviews, and of course, RANKINGS! My first post-NCAA piece will be something like a recap where I detail a…

D3Tennis: E8 Recap

I was supposed to write an extensive preview for the Elite 8, but couldn’t find the time and saw all the other bloggers doing a great job. Instead, I will provide some brief reflections on this week and the 8 teams that competed. I’m sure there will be a season recap in the near future…

FINALS: CMS VS AMHERST

ASouth: Well, well, well.  I know I said that I wouldn’t be back, but it looks like I’m back, filling in for D3West for an in-depth preview of the CMS/Amherst final.  I think I’ve absorbed enough from the live stream to do an in-depth preview so here goes nothing.  In terms of Northeast, I’m not…

Short Third Place Preview – TU/Midd

West: The third place match is always a bid of a crap heap, as both teams are just so deflated from the loss the previous day. Oftentimes, the team that lost in the less heartbreaking fashion will have the advantage the next day, but I don’t think you can say either team is gonna feel…

FINAL 4 PREVIEW: AMHERST VS. TRINITY TX

West: Wow, what a match for Trinity today. They came out and got the doubles lead they apparently didn’t even need, their seniors came up huge in singles, and Skinner stayed in the groove he developed in Minnesota. They also corrected the one major criticism I had of them going into this tournament by going…

FINAL 4: CMS VS MIDDLEBURY

West: As inspiring as Hopkins’ fight was, I have to say that I wasn’t too impressed with CMS’ showing today. I know they’re not playing for my approval, but I’m sure they’re not too happy with themselves either. I don’t mind the loss at 3 doubles; that stuff will happen. I don’t think losing the…

The Elite 8 Previews: Hopkins vs. CMS

Hopkins vs. CMS is probably the match that people think will go exactly as planned, and I undoubtedly agree with them.  Hopkins is going to have a tough time getting points in this one, but hopefully they can up their game and make this a match.  It would be nice to see CMS get challenged…