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This Week in SCIAC: Part Whatever

The Recap Last week’s 4-match slate ended up being anticlimactic with the exception of the CLU/Cruz match, so I’ll keep these recaps quick. #20 Redlands def. #22 Whittier 8-1 Whittier just can’t seem to find its mojo right now, and I have to see that I think their team chemistry is a little messed up.…

This Week In SCIAC: Part 3 (ft. Trinity, Tyler, Cruz, Ke$ha)

Well, we’ve got a host of great West region matches this weekend as we work our way into the home stretch. I think I’ve got them all on this list, but if you know of another that should be previewed, please let me know in the comments, and I’ll try to preview it before it…

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…

The Spring Break Epilogue: UT-Tyler and Trinity (TX)

Spring break has come and gone for the Texas teams, and, after the next two days, we should have a firmly established hierarchy in the west region. Though we’ve had crazy matches so far, we haven’t had the sort of crazy results that give rankings committees headaches. Enough fluff, let’s get to the recaps. Trinity…

The Spring Break Chronicles: Texas-Tyler

I’ve said this several times, but Texas-Tyler is one of the most enigmatic teams in DIII tennis. On the surface, they have no business being successful. The school has none of the usual aspects of a successful DIII tennis program: Good academics? Nope Desireable location? Uhhh… hehe International recruiting niche? Not even The only thing…

Division3Tennis Composite Rankings

As you all know, rankings are a bit of a hot topic all the time in Division III Tennis.  Rankings oftentimes don’t come out fast enough for them to always reflect the comings and goings of the busy DIII schedule.  The writers at DIII Tennis have decided that we will be doing weekly rankings (power…

2014 Season Preview: UT-Tyler

UT-Tyler Coach: Chris Bizot, 9th season Location: Tyler, TX 2010 Ranking: 22 2011 Ranking: 28 2012 Ranking: NR 2013 Ranking: 15 2014 Projected Ranking: T30 Overview: I was supposed to do the Cal Lu preview this week, but they don’t have their schedule up, so I’m going with the Pats! The Patriots are a pretty unique team in the DIII landscape. They…

Southwest Regional Report Card

Well, the bulk of my intense investigative journalistic work is behind me, and all I have left to do is recap Trinity and Whitman’s respective bloodbaths. Since this is pretty simple, I’m gonna cut through the alphabetical malarkey and go straight to the teams that matter most. Trinity By all accounts, this was a stellar…

West/Southwest/Northwest ITA Regional Recap

Things always get steamy on the second day of ITAs. There’s always good tennis on the final day, but on the second day, teammates start squaring off, and there are just so many good matches that you can get whiplash (or, in my case, carpal tunnel) trying to keep up with them. As always, I’ll…

ITA Southwest (P)review

Well, D3Northeast is doing some pretty serious work, so I thought I should at least write something for the last of the three regionals going on out west right now. Actually, I finally got the draw this morning, and that’s only because the UT-Tyler website posted it in the results. Chalk that one up to…