Whitman

This Week In SCIAC: THE OJAI

It’s finally here. The event we’ve all been waiting for. The opportunity for CMS to assert their all-encompassing dominance by having their B team players knock off top guys. The chance for lesser-known doubles teams to come out of nowhere and win the tournament. The chance for people on the bubble for an NCAA berth…

D3Tennis’ GOLFY Thoughts and State of the Program: Top 15

As the resident historian, I wanted to commend the bloggers for the GOLFY article and also give my brief thoughts since I had the pleasure of seeing all those teams play, some live and some on NCAA video feed. I think D3West nailed this with his pickup game theory. Something clicked for that ’09 Cruz…

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…

Regional Players of the Week: March 17th-March 23rd

REGIONAL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: MARCH 17TH-MARCH 23rd   Here we are again with another set of regional players of the week. Let’s remember that the week ends on a Sunday (after all it is the Lord’s day), so only matches through March 23rd are taken into account. Also, as some of our readers have…

The Spring Break Epilogues: Whitman

This will be the last time we hear about the Squirrels until the national tournament, so I’ll try to get as squirrelly as I can with this recap. It was a bit of an ambiguous Spring Break for Whitman, but it was definitely better than last year, and they have reason to be optimistic The…

Spring Break Chronicles: Whitman, volume 2

Before I get going with the preview, a quick insight. You ever notice how the isolated West region teams tend to only play each other? Trinity, Tyler, Whitman, and Santa Cruz have a total of 3 or 4 non-regional ranked matches this year. The reason for this is the respective coaches are doing their best…

SBWW: A Wrapup

Well, it was quite a weekend in Walla Walla, Washington. Even though CMS ended up dominating the competition, there were two absolute barnburner matches, and we had the unique experience of being able to watch an entire DIII match on all courts in real time, which was pretty cool. Without dwelling on it too much,…

Spring Break Walla Walla

I’ve made no secret of how excited I am for Spring Break Walla Walla. Why are you so excited for two great teams and two mediocre teams to play a quad where only two of the matches are probably going to be competitive, you might ask? Well, for you naive readers out there, I’ve compiled…

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…

Early 2014 Recruiting Class Watch

Well because I was an overachiever and got my previews out of the way early, I have sat here bored with nothing good to say. Needless to say I am ready for the season to get underway. Many programs start practice this week so that means matches aren’t far off. Until then, while getting excited…