This is what happens when I let my 11-year old title the article.
I couldn’t let D3 be left behind on this little experiment of fall singles rankings. As you may or may not know, I was the SID at Trinity many years ago for about a year. I loved being on campus. I grew up about a block away from the campus and even dated the President’s daughter in high school (sounds like something from Caddyshack, but no night putting was involved).
I am a huge fan of D3. The academics can be insane. Schools like Amherst, Williams, MIT, Wash U, Emory and Chicago are some of the very best institutions in the country and that’s just a sample. My sister went to Redlands and one of my brothers went to UCSD (when they were D3). My high school ex (the president’s daughter) and my high school team doubles partner both went to Amherst. My other twitter account and website are named The String Theory (@th3str1ngth30ry) after the best piece of sports writing ever by the late Lord Jeff, David Foster Wallace.
So in honor of that, I present the D3 Fall Singles Rankings for the Boys (sorry, had to put that in there)… If you do not know what Trueskill is, please refer to my article from a couple of days ago.
|1||#8 Kai Yuen Leung (Skidmore College)||16-1||433|
|2||#40 Daniel Morkovine (Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges)||6-0||414|
|3||#38 Aman Manji (Emory University)||7-1||412|
|4||#37 David Liu (Univ. of Chicago)||8-2||405|
|5||Lubomir Cuba (Middlebury College)||11-2||405|
|6||#22 Mohanad Al Houni (Gustavus Adolphus College)||12-2||400|
|7||#3 Branden Metzler (Kalamazoo College)||8-1||399|
|8||Peter Leung (Univ. of Chicago)||6-1||398|
|9||Chris Maderitz (Wilkes University)||7-0||389|
|10||Courtney Murphy (Wilkes University)||9-1||386|
|11||Charlie Pei (Univ. of Chicago)||5-1||384|
|12||#32 Brady Anderson (Coe College)||8-1||383|
|13||Artyom Nabokin (Wilkes University)||5-0||382|
|14||Alexis Dimanche (Southwestern University (TX))||4-1||381|
|15||Umberto Setter (New York University)||4-1||380|
|16||Minos Stavrakas (Ithaca College)||7-1||380|
|17||Grant Urken (Bowdoin College)||11-2||379|
|18||Troy Haas (Wilkes University)||7-0||379|
|19||#39 Arthur Fagundes (The University of Texas at Tyler)||7-3||378|
|20||Michael Rozenvasser (Carnegie Mellon University)||8-2||378|
|21||Herman Abban (Carthage College)||9-1||378|
|22||Chas Mayer (Trinity University (Texas))||5-1||377|
|23||Nikolai Parodi (Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges)||6-3||373|
|24||Alex Taylor (Williams College)||7-1||369|
|25||Mckenna Fujitani (Trinity University (Texas))||5-1||366|
This isn’t perfect but a pretty good start for what has happened. I am not sure Dimanche belongs above Fagundes, but it is very close in there. I just wanted to give D3 Boys some props and will likely do another ranking list over the holidays when the season is truly done.