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2016 Women’s Season Preview: #29 Lewis & Clark Pioneers

Tweet LEWIS & CLARK PIONEERS   Twitter Handle: @lclarktennis Coach: Patrick Dreves   Fall 2014 Ranking: #NR Spring 2015 Ranking: #29 Fall 2015 Ranking: #29   Player Ranking (National/Regional): Summer Garrison: #7/2 Aurora Garrison: #47/12 Christine Eliazo/Claudia Lew: #14/3 Garrison/Garrison: #23/6 Kacey Incerpi/Vika O’Brien: NR/9 Down to the home stretch!! This is my final Nationally…

2016 Season Preview: #38 Chapman Panthers

Tweet Chapman Panthers Coach: Will Marino (17th season) Location: Orange, CA Blog Power Ranking: #38 Twitter Handle: @CUPantherTennis.  Updates are quite sporadic. Overview:  Chapman is a squad that has really improved over the past few years.  Rather than go on and on, here are the year-end rankings of the Panthers the past few years: End…

The Guru’s Top 20 Teams of the Past Five Years

Tweet As the blog historian, I wanted to come in with my version of a season kickoff article. This will review the top 20 teams of the past five years as determined by average finish between the 2011 and 2015 seasons. There is one exception to this which I will explain below. I will also…

2016 Women’s Season Preview: #23 La Verne Leopards

Tweet UNIVERSITY OF LA VERNE LEOPARDS   Twitter Handle: @lavernetennis Coach: Yolanda Duron   Fall 2014 Ranking: #15 Spring 2015 Ranking: #22 Fall 2015 Ranking: #23   Player Ranking (National/Regional): N/A   Well hello again, nice of you to come back to another preview for the 2016 tennis season!!   This time, I am checking…

2016 Season Preview: #1 CMS

Tweet Coach: Paul Settles Location: Claremont, CA Ranking: #1 Twitter Handle: @CMSTennis Overview:  After finally getting King Kong off their back with an undefeated National Championship season in 2015, the Stags have bid adieu to the program’s two winningest players and the guy with probably the winningest facial hair in DIII history. They have have a monster recruiting…

2016 Women’s Season Preview: #22 Whitman College Missionaries

Tweet WHITMAN MISSIONARIES   Twitter Handle: @whitwomentennis Coach: John Hein   Fall 2014 Ranking: #29 Spring 2015 Ranking: #22 Fall 2015 Ranking: #22   Player Ranking (National/Regional): Jenna Dobrin: #50/#13 Cello Lockwood: NR/#25     Hi Tennis Addicts! Welcome back to another preview of the fast-approaching D3 ladies tennis season. This installment will see yours…

2016 Season Preview: #23 UT-Tyler

Tweet Coach: Chris Bizot, 12th Year Location: Tyler, Tx Blog Power Ranking:23 Twitter Handle: @patriotstennis (d3west edit: one of the best on the Twittersphere) Overview: Coach Bizot and the UTTyler Patriots have given us, here at the blog, a plethora of topics to discuss in regards to D3 tennis over the past few years. The…

2016 Women’s Preview: #7 Pomona-Pitzer Sagehens

Tweet Pomona Pitzer Sagehens   Twitter Handle: @sagehenwtennis   Fall 2014 Ranking: #9 Spring 2015 Ranking: #7 Fall 2015 Ranking: #7   Player Ranking (National/Regional): Joy Kim: #6/#1 Maryanne Zhao: #26/#8 Lea Lynn Yen: #40/#10 Caroline Casper: NR/#15 Shivani Doraiswami: NR/#18 Emily Chen/Zhao: NR/#4 Casper/Yen: NR/#8 Hi Tennis Fans!! I’m back with another preview. Time…

2016 Season Preview: #30 UC Santa Cruz

Tweet Coach: Mike Napoli, 2nd season Location: Santa Cruz, CA Preseason Rank: #30 Twitter Handle: @Cruz_Tennis (pretty good) Overview: I’ve made no secret of my predilection for the Slugs. Ever since the departure of Bob Hansen, the name of the head coach has shifted as frequently as the tide off West Cliff thanks to the poor institutional support of…

2016 Season Preview: #17 Whitman

Tweet Coach: Jeff Northam, 89th season Location: Walla Walla, WA Preseason Rank: 17 Twitter Handle: @whitmantennis Overview: Whitman is another team in the West region that is undergoing an upheaval this season. After clambering in the dregs for several seasons, the Squirrels have established themselves as a perennial top 20 team starting in 2012. Nevertheless, they haven’t beaten a…