Men's Tennis Picked Second in HCAC

Men's Tennis Picked Second in HCAC

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

The Quakers finished with 71 points, 10 behind last year's champion Rose-Hulman. The complete poll can be found below.

2016 HCAC Preseason Poll

Place   Team       Votes       2015 Record       2015 HCAC Record
1       Rose-Hulman   81 (9)   13-6   8-0
2   Earlham   71   11-10   7-2
3   Transylvania   55   5-8   4-4
4   Hanover   47   5-10   1-7
5   Franklin   45   9-6   7-1
6   Defiance   41   10-8   5-3
7   Manchester   36   4-10   3-4
8   Mt. St. Joseph   18   7-8   2-6
9   Anderson   11   0-10   0-8

Several Quakers were listed as "Players to Watch." They include reigning HCAC MVP and Freshman of the Year Vitalii Stadnyk, senior Jack Ventura-Cruess, freshman Gleb Babikov, and freshman Adarsh Singh.

Earlham finished 11-10 overall second in the HCAC with a 7-2 record last season. The Quakers begin their 2016 campaign on Feb. 12 against Otterbein at Dayton.