Trinity (TX)

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…

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…

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…

The Elite 8 Previews: Trinity TX vs. Wash U

Everybody knows what happened the last time these two teams met. Wash U won a not-really-all-that-competitive 6-3 match in the semis of National Indoors, which has weighed pretty heavy on TU’s resume ever since. If you think this match is going to follow the same script, however, you are sorely mistaken. For one, this match…

Through the Eyes of ASouth: Elite 8. Who’s Clutch, Who’s Not? (Part 3)

I realized that I said I would get to Trinity TX in my last article, but I guess it just wasn’t in the cards.  Shots of Belvedere are enticing ya know what I’m saying?  Elite 8 starts tomorrow, so I better get this thing out before everyone starts going crazy on the blog.  We’ve got…

Vanilla Central with an Elite 8 Rap!

Well I was absolutely blown away with D3West’s poem to the teams of his region. Because of this, I got a bit of inspiration to write something a bit more creative on the Elite 8. So without further ado, I present to you the musical genius that is Vanilla Ice. Instead of his lyrical masterpiece,…

‘Twas the Night Before Natties…

‘Twas the night before natties, and all through the West Teams eagerly waiting to see who is best The Boxers in Oregon, new to the scene Learning to squash squirrels, if you know what I mean   A tough band of Slugs with a Quaker, a transfer Pairing him with LJ, was the right answer…