Men's Tennis Picked Second in HCAC Preseason Poll

Men's Tennis Picked Second in HCAC Preseason Poll


GREENWOOD, Ind. - The Earlham College men's tennis team has been picked second in the annual Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) Preseason Coaches' Poll released by the league on Tuesday.

The Quakers received 71 points out of a possible 90 along with two first place votes. Defending league champion Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology was picked to win the conference with 78 points and six first place votes. Hanover College also received a first place vote.

"We are very excited for the upcoming season," first-year head coach Shawn Hyden said. "We have a relatively young team with no seniors and a new head coach, and we hope to build on the success from last year, and put together a competitive season."

Last season, the Quakers finished in a three-way tie for second place in HCAC during the regular season, and advanced to the HCAC Tournament semifinals before falling to Transylvania University. Earlham opens the spring portion of its season on Feb. 11 at Ohio Wesleyan University.

The complete poll can be found below.

Place     Team     Points     2016 Record     2016 HCAC Record
1   Rose-Hulman   78 (6)   20-9   8-0
2   Earlham   71 (2)   12-11   6-2
3   Hanover   61 (1)   14-9   6-2
4   Franklin   48   6-10   4-4
5   Defiance   41   8-11   2-6
6   Transylvania   40   8-7   6-2
7   Manchester   34   2-11   2-5
8   Anderson   21   1-7   1-6
9   Mount St. Joseph   11   3-13   0-8