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2017 Season Preview: California Lutheran

Here’s yet another article provided by the new guy (@D3Westv2), which he wrote on a whim. Look at the young man go! Coach: Mike Gennette Location: Thousand Oaks, CA ITA Ranking: NR Blog Power Ranking: NR Twitter: @CLUmTennis , provides updates after doubles and final scores, i.e. not great. Team Hashtag: Overview: After a terrible…

2017 Season Preview: #32 Lewis & Clark Pioneers

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Lewis & Clark College Coach: Patrick Dreves (6th season) Location: Portland, OR ITA Ranking: #32 Blog Power Ranking: #39 Power 6 Rating: 65 Twitter handle: @lclarktennis, excellent updates Twitter hashtag: #P10S or lots of variations of this including but not limited to #letsgoP10S, #nowP10S.  I also like #upsetbrewing for their #1 doubles team, let’s keep…

2017 Season Preview: #24 Whitman College

We’ve found a potential D3West replacement, and we’re trying him out with a preview of the newly-appellated Whitman College Blues (though they’ll always be the Fighting Squirrels to me). I think he did a pretty good job, but please let him know what you think in the comments. Coach: Jeff Northam (17th or 18th season)…

2017 Season Preview: #18 Redlands

Just a reminder to all those reading that I’m actively seeking a replacement freelance, volunteer, west-region DIII men’s tennis blogger. Please e-mail me at d3tennisguy@gmail.com Coach: Geoff Roche, 18th season Location: Redlands, CA ITA Ranking: #18 Blog Power Ranking: #18 Twitter: @UofRMTennis, not very active Team Hashtag: #RollDawgs, also not frequently used Overview: For the last…

2017 Season Preview: UC Santa Cruz

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I know you guys want me to keep writing this column forever because I’m clearly the best blogger, but please someone take my place: d3tennisguy@gmail.com Coach: Michael Napoli, 3rd season Location: Santa Cruz, CA ITA Ranking: None Blog Power Ranking: #37 Twitter: Nothing active Team Hashtag: #SlugLife Overview: I’m in Santa Cruz as I write…

2017 Season Preview: George Fox Bruins

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George Fox University Coach: Neal Ninteman (8th season) Location: Newberg, OR ITA Ranking: UR Blog Power Ranking: UR Twitter Handle: @GFUTennis – very good updates Overview: This week in D3Regional season previews, we transition from the UAA to the SCIAC and now the good old NWC, one of my favorite conferences just because nobody seems…

2017 Season Preview: #6 CMS

The call for a successor will continue until morale improves. Please e-mail me: d3tennisguy@gmail.com   Coach: Paul Settles, 14th season Location: Claremont, CA ITA Ranking: #6 Blog Power Ranking: #4 Twitter Handle: @CMSTennis, one of the better team Twitters out there Team Hashtag: #GoStags, pretty generic, but we’ll see if they come up with something new this year. Overview: First off,…

2017 Season Preview: Caltech

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California Institute of Technology Coach: Mandy Gamble (14th year) Location: Pasadena, CA ITA Ranking: UR Blog Power Ranking: UR (ranked #40 by D3Central!) Twitter Handle: @CaltechTennis – very good with updates.  @CaltechBeavers also offers lots of tennis updates. Overview: Next up on the season preview slate, I shift from Waltham, MA across the country to…

2017 Season Preview: #9 Pomona-Pitzer

I’m going to continue to plea for a successor until I get an e-mail or the season ends, whichever comes first. Please e-mail me at d3tennisguy@gmail.com for more info Coach: Steve Bickham, 4th season Location: Claremont, CA Preseason Ranking: #9 Blog Power Ranking: #10 Twitter Handle: @defendthecoop, stopped tweeting at the end of the season.…

2017 Season Preview: #14 Trinity (TX)

Welcome back to another great season of West region DIII tennis coverage! Here, as always, to provide snarky and poorly researched analysis of our wonderful region is yours truly. If anyone out there is interested in taking up my mantle, please DM me on Twitter or e-mail me at d3tennisguy@gmail.com. On to the preview! Coach:…