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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…

SCIAC Tournament Recap

As always, the SCIAC conference tournament provided some big time fireworks this weekend in Thousand Oaks. I’ll recap the results in this article, but if you’re looking for a convenient place to check out box scores, here it is. Let’s go to the team-by-team recap: 1. CMS Dominance can get so boring. Unlike the NESCAC…

Ballou Travels to the SCIAC Day 1

SCIAC Day 1 Recap ASouth: As you all know, D3 Hero Nick Ballou has been covering the Western region action with live tweeting and cameo articles for us here at the blog.  It’s nice to get some other feedback and thoughts, so here he is with the SCIAC Day 1 recap as well as a…

SCIAC Tournament Preview

A couple weeks ago, it looked as though this year’s SCIAC tournament would be pretty inconsequential in the grand scheme of things. CMS was going to dominate. P-P didn’t have anything to worry about, and Redlands and Cal Lu had both eliminated themselves from Pool C contention. CMS is still going to dominate, and P-P…

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…

Ojai Day 2

D3West, here. You know the deal. Time for some Ballou Stop…Libby Time This has probably been the most fun I’ve had in D3 tennis: getting to watch, converse and hang out with all the players this weekend and then write all about it. I am happy to say that I will be able to cover…

The Ojai Day One Recap & Day Two Preview

D3West here. I’m just gonna introduce this piece by saying that Ballou was an absolute champion on the Twitter machine today, and I think it’s really awesome that he reached out to off to cover this weekend’s festivities. It’s late for him after a long day, so please excuse any grammatical errors. Without further ado,…

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…