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Men's Tennis Tabbed Second in USA South West Division

(photo credit: Saundra Barker/Sports Information)
(photo credit: Saundra Barker/Sports Information)

Related: USA South Release

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. -- The Covenant men's tennis team received two first place votes and was picked second in the USA South West Division in the league's preseason coaches' poll which was released on Thursday morning.

Covenant enters the spring season with a 1-0 overall record. The Scots picked up 14 total points and those two first place tallies for a second place finish in the poll. Piedmont collected three first place votes and 15 total points to be the preseason favorite. LaGrange (9), Huntingdon (8) and Maryville (4) rounded out the top five teams in the division.

In the East, North Carolina Wesleyan took five of the six first place votes and 25 total points to be named the division favorite.

Covenant opens the spring season on Feb. 11 at Birmingham Southern.

2017 USA South Men's Tennis
Coaches Preseason Poll

East Division
Rank Institution (1st Place Votes) Pts.
1. N.C. Wesleyan (5) 25
2. Methodist 20
3. Averett (1) 18
4. Ferrum 14
t-5. Greensboro 7
t-5. William Peace 7
2017 USA South Men's Tennis
Coaches Preseason Poll

West Division
Rank Institution (1st Place Votes) Pts.
1. Piedmont (3) 15
2. Covenant (2) 14
3. LaGrange 9
4. Huntingdon 8
5. Maryville 4


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