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This Week In SCIAC: Part 2

Well, it’s Wednesday night, and I’m feeling a little wacky, so get ready for some shenanigans. We have another two matches between ranked teams this week, but this time, they’re just gonna play them on Friday, so I can enjoy my weekend. As always, we’ll start with the Top Stags and move on to the…

State of the Region Address: West Region

With the first regional rankings of the Spring season coming out this week, I think it’s time for the first “State of the Region Address” of the year. After last night’s result, it’s officially “The Year of the 5-4″ in the West region. (Ready for some illuminati crap? 5+4+4 = 13, 5+4+5 = 14. It’s…

2014 Best of the Rest: West

Well, team. I’m not going to do a pre-season individuals ranking because I think it would be absolutely silly to try without knowing who the #1 singles players are from the various schools. Common sense would say that Wood is a lock from CMS, but if he plays behind Butts, who knows? Same situation for…

2014 Season Preview: Trinity Bantams

I hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgivings, and now it’s time for you all to feast on the Bantams (I mean, recently the rest of the NESCAC has been doing the same thing OH SNAP). To be fair, a Bantam would be tastier than most other Northeast mascots (note to self, make a ranking of Northeast…

West Region ITA Day 1 Recap

Singles This baby’s about to get started up again, so I’m gonna pump this thing out. We’ll start by checking in on the favorites, seeing how the Darkhorses are shaping up, and revisiting the intriguing first round matches. Follow that up with some general thoughts, and then touch on doubles. Now that I’ve introduced this…

SCIAC Tournament Preview

Never before has the SCIAC tournament held so much weight. NCAA individual bids, NCAA doubles bids, and NCAA Pool C bids all hang in the balance as the SCIAC’s five elite teams face off in Whittier, CA this weekend. We’ve already seen on weekend on conference tournaments provide its share of highlights, and this one…

State of the Region Address: D3West

The rankings are coming out in a couple days, and I’m sure they will reflect another fortnight of positive rankings momentum for the west region. It’s weird because the relative rankings of the teams in each region are in large part determined by a select few inter-region matches. For example, Pomona-Pitzer beating GAC benefits all…

West Region: Best of the rest

From here on out, I will be writing a “Best of the Rest” column to cover the activity of the other regionally ranked tennis teams that never get any attention from this blog. I’m sure UT-Tyler will soon be joining the national ranking, but the rest of these guys are deserving of attention too. This…

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,…

Weekend Updates

D3tennis and I both don’t have time to cover the great matches that will be happening this weekend, but I’m posting this so people can comment on what’s going on. If anyone wants to comment who is going to be there, send an e-mail and you can be a guest author… Redlands won today against…