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The Guru’s Top 20 Teams of the Past Five Years

Tweet As the blog historian, I wanted to come in with my version of a season kickoff article. This will review the top 20 teams of the past five years as determined by average finish between the 2011 and 2015 seasons. There is one exception to this which I will explain below. I will also…

2016 Women’s Season Preview: #22 Whitman College Missionaries

Tweet WHITMAN MISSIONARIES   Twitter Handle: @whitwomentennis Coach: John Hein   Fall 2014 Ranking: #29 Spring 2015 Ranking: #22 Fall 2015 Ranking: #22   Player Ranking (National/Regional): Jenna Dobrin: #50/#13 Cello Lockwood: NR/#25     Hi Tennis Addicts! Welcome back to another preview of the fast-approaching D3 ladies tennis season. This installment will see yours…

2016 Season Preview: #17 Whitman

Tweet Coach: Jeff Northam, 89th season Location: Walla Walla, WA Preseason Rank: 17 Twitter Handle: @whitmantennis Overview: Whitman is another team in the West region that is undergoing an upheaval this season. After clambering in the dregs for several seasons, the Squirrels have established themselves as a perennial top 20 team starting in 2012. Nevertheless, they haven’t beaten a…

The 2016 Fantasy Draft – Full Draft Results

Tweet Well, well, well.  The team and 3 others got together for the Fantasy Draft I was telling you about earlier, and we absolutely killed it.  It’s tough to get 10 working dudes in the same google doc at the same time to draft Division III Tennis players for hypothetical teams, but we did it.…

2016 Inaugural Men’s Power Rankings

Tweet Yo yo yo.  It’s been a slow week for us at the blog but we’re back with some Power Rankings to freshen up your early Tuesday morning (Monday Night for you westerners).  Now that we have D3ASW on our team as he dual-wields the Men’s and Women’s sides with gusto, we’ve added another column…

Hearing Footsteps: The ITA NW Regional Report Card

Tweet An excellent day of tennis yesterday got me stoked to hit the Blogosphere today, so y’all are getting a NW Regional wrap-up. There’s not a ton to discuss about the regional, so I’m just going to write a quick blurb about the top four teams. Whitman Grade: B+ This tournament was basically dominated by…

And So It Begins: A Northwest ITA Regional Preview

Tweet Salutations DIII tennis fans and welcome to my inaugural post in what is likely my final season as a full-time blog writer (I’m seriously serious this time). Over my four years of West region blogging, I’ve found that, even though the the conference is a bit of a one-trick pony, the NWC is somewhat…

2016 Site and Men’s Season Kickoff!!

Tweet Well, I guess I’m not really off to the best start, am I? I promised a kickoff article on Saturday and it was totally derailed by the U.S. Open.  By the way, shoutout to anyone who was in NY the past few days, maybe you ran into me at the event.  Or maybe you…

The Blog’s 2015 Season Awards (FINALLY)

Tweet I know, I know.  It’s been like a month since the season ended and most of you (including us) have forgotten a lot about what happened this past season.  Just to give you a refresher, CMS won the title in a dominant performance, D3NE solidified his performance as “blogger to most likely tweet random…

This Week In West: Team Recaps and A Tribute To Seniors

Tweet Tennis fans, it’s been a great season. A West region team won the national championship for the first time since 2009, when a senior-laden Hansen-led team got hot on the doubles court and swept their way to a national championship. This Middlebury team looked to do the same after sweeping the Tigers, but the Stags…