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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…

‘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…

The 10 Questions of 2013/14: Revisited.

Now that we’ve reached the Elite 8 point in the year, it’s time to take a quick look back at what questions we’ve answered so far.  I’m scared that a lot of teams won’t come to the site since their teams have been eliminated, but to me, DIII Tennis never sleeps.  That’s why I want…

NCAA Regionals: A Recap

I feel like I say this every weekend, but what an amazing weekend for DIII Tennis.  If you didn’t think this weekend was exciting, I have serious doubts as to why you even read this blog.  Just kidding, I love you all.  This weekend saw a couple blockbuster matches, a few scares here and there,…

The Santa Cruz Budgeting Crisis: Interview With Coach De Jesus

It has been a tumultuous five years for the UC Santa Cruz men’s tennis program. After winning the program’s seventh national championship in 2009 and seeing Brian Pybas and Marc Vartabedian lead them to a surprising National Indoor Championship in 2010, the Slugs have been slowly fading into obscurity. They lost their legendary coach the…

2014 NCAAs: CMS Regional

I’ve got an extra day to preview the lone West regional, but you all know that I’m not one to slack off around here. (Ha!). I really liked both D3Central’s and D3NE’s formats, so I’m gonna pull a Google and take the best parts of both previews to make a better product. Zing! CMS Stags…

NCAA Team Bracket Challenge!!!

  Here is the link for our NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge!!!!! http://www.bracketmaker.com/tlist.cfm?tid=453905 NOTE: IF THE LINK DIDN’T TAKE, PLEASE FIND THE LINK IN THE COMMENTS SECTION AS WELL! Same rules apply. You’ll have to pick round by round (follow the instructions below). Points double each round. The winner gets to do a little something special…

The Bracket: D3ASouth’s Winners & Losers

What up readers! As you all know, the NCAA broke the full bracket today for the Men’s championships, which you can find on the LEFT OF THE SITE. You see that section there called “Blogroll?”  Yeah, well that section has the NCAA Bracket and will also be the place where you can find our future…

Ojai Recap

Starting off with Ballou, let it be known that I f***ed up and didn’t get his stuff out yesterday or early this morning when he sent it to me. Here it is: Ojai Valley, Where the Stags Run Free in 2014 Well just read the title that I put. Article Done! Okay, okay, not by…