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Women's Tennis Picked to Win USA South West

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

Related: USA South Release

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. -- The Covenant women's tennis team has been picked to win the USA South West Division by the league's head coaches in the annual preseason conference coaches' poll, released on Thursday morning.

Covenant garnered 44 total points and six of the eight first-place votes within the division. Huntingdon was second with 39 points, while Piedmont and Agnes Scott were third and fourth, respectively, with both receiving one first place tally.

The Lady Scots enter the spring season with a 2-0 overall record under fifth-year head coach John Hirte. Covenant is ranked No. 18 in the ITA Atlantic South poll heading into the spring season. The Lady Scots have won 10 consecutive USA South regular season matches after finishing last year with an 11-1 conference mark.

In the East Division, Methodist received five first place votes and 47 total points to be picked as the favorite. The top four teams from each division will advance to the USA South Tournament on April 13-15 in LaGrange, Ga.

The spring season starts on Feb. 11 when Covenant travels to Birmingham Southern.

 

2017 USA South Women's Tennis
Coaches Preseason Poll

East Division
Rank Institution (1st Place Votes) Pts.
1. Methodist (5) 47
2. N.C. Wesleyan (3) 43
3. Meredith 36
4. Averett 34
5. Ferrum 19
6. William Peace 18
7. Mary Baldwin 17
8. Greensboro 10
2017 USA South Women's Tennis
Coaches Preseason Poll

West Division
Rank Institution (1st Place Votes) Pts.
1. Covenant (6) 44
2. Huntingdon 39
3. Piedmont (1) 38
4. Agnes Scott (1) 35
5. LaGrange 27
6. Maryville 20
7. Salem 13
8. Wesleyan 8

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