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2017 Season Preview: UC Santa Cruz

I know you guys want me to keep writing this column forever because I’m clearly the best blogger, but please someone take my place: d3tennisguy@gmail.com Coach: Michael Napoli, 3rd season Location: Santa Cruz, CA ITA Ranking: None Blog Power Ranking: #37 Twitter: Nothing active Team Hashtag: #SlugLife Overview: I’m in Santa Cruz as I write…

2017 Inaugural Power Rankings

They said we were dead. They said we couldn’t do it anymore. But here we are, giving you the inaugural power rankings of 2017. Not only that, we’re giving you a bit of new flavor this year. We have Regional AS and NEC on board, and we have a new writer in D3Midwest as well.…

West Region ITA Report Card

Because the ITAs typically represent the first and only look we get at West region teams prior to the start of the season in earnest, I would like to take a second to recap the ITAs, and pen a few thoughts on each of the major competitors. We’ll go chronologically Northwest ITA George Fox: A-…

West ITA Preview

ITA weekend is upon us, and it’s a weekend that always has me feeling a bit left out as a regional writer. However, D3West decided to be charitable/lazy and let me take the lead on writing about the west ITA, which frankly feels like a wide open tournament this year.   There are several story lines,…

2017 Season Kickoff – The Blog, 10 Burning Questions

Did y’all miss us? Well, I hope you did, because we’ve got some great things in store for you this year.  I promised some big things over the summer and those things will hopefully come to life as we move throughout the season.  If you need an introduction again, we are The Blog, the only…

5/19 Power Rankings – NCAA Style

We’re a day late on this, mostly because my colleagues have working behind the scenes to get some Elite 8 Previews for you all and I have been working at a Regional Recap (that sounds weird) for all of those small teams out there.  Additionally, we’ve been trying to come together for our annual “Superlatives…

Power Rankings 5/11

Time for some postseason Power Rankings! Despite not a ton of matches happening in the past week but a LOT of hype from NCAAs, Power Rankings will always be posted on Wednesdays.  Anyways, there’s also something else that is very exciting going on for the blog and that would be NCAA BRACKET CHALLENGE.  If you…

Upset Alert! Who to watch out for at NCAAs

Before I begin my article, just wanted to quickly plug our 2016 NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge!!!  It works the exact same way as the NCAA Basketball Tournament, and apparently the winner gets interviewed by D3NE.  I’m not sure if that’s a prize or a punishment.  All kidding aside, this is always extremely fun, and I…

2016 NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge!!!

Here is the link for our NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge!!! 2016 NCAA Tournament Welcome back for year 3 of our bracket challenge! As in past years, you’ll have to pick round by round (follow the instructions below) until you have a tournament champion, and points double with every successive round. As always, the winner will get an…

Rapid Reaction: Bracket Release!

RAPID FIRE ROUND TABLE: Bracket Reaction 1) What is your initial reaction to the bracket in 5 words or fewer? D3AS: No real complaints here. D3Central: UAA > NESCAC. D3NE: Good job with Pool-C. D3West: Trinity. 🙁 D3Regional: Every region looks relatively even. Guru: Emory is going to win 2) Which region excites you the…