WAUKESHA, Wis. - Marian University men's tennis (0-1, 0-0 NACC) has been picked to finish seventh in the NACC preseason poll as voted on by the sports information directors and head coaches of the league.
Concordia Wisconsin was voted the preseason favorite after capturing a share of their seventh NACC title last season. The Falcons finished last year with a 7-1 record in league play (20-7 overall) and won the NACC Tournament which earned a spot in the NCAA Tournament.
The other two defending co-champions, MSOE and Edgewood College, were second and third in the poll with 137 and 132 points, respectively, and a first-place vote each.
Aurora University was fourth with 106, Dominican University fifth with 81 and Wisconsin Lutheran College sixth with 70.
Marian University followed in seventh with 61, Concordia University Chicago eighth with 39 and Lakeland University ninth with 24.
The NACC's regular season standings determine the teams that qualify for the six-team conference tournament, while the tournament champion receives the league's automatic bid to the NCAA III Championship Tournament.
2018 NACC Men's Tennis Preseason Poll
1. Concordia Wisconsin (16), 160
2. MSOE (1), 137
3. Edgewood (1), 132
4. Aurora, 106
5. Dominican, 81
6. Wisconsin Lutheran, 70
7. Marian, 61
8. Concordia Chicago, 39
9. Lakeland, 24
First-place votes in parentheses
Voted by the conference's head coaches and sports information directors
9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 point scale used