Lakeland men's tennis picked eighth in preseason poll
Athletics - posted on 2/9/2009
The Lakeland men's tennis team has been selected to finish in a tie for eighth place in the Northern Athletics Conference preseason coaches' poll released by the league on Monday.
The Muskies finished without a dual victory in 2008, but placed sixth at the NAC Tournament.
Lakeland sophomore Andre Glass (Kenosha) captured the No. 1 singles title in the tournament and was named the conference Player of the Year. Glass was a perfect 7-0 in NAC duals last season.
Two-time defending conference champion Concordia, Wis., was picked by the coaches to win a third consecutive title.
MSOE, which posted four individual conference champions last season, has been tabbed second.
Lakeland opens its 2009 campaign this Saturday at Lawrence. The Muskies will face Lake Forest at 10 a.m., followed by a dual contest against Lawrence at 12:30 p.m.
The winner of the conference tournament championship will receive the league's automatic bid into the NCAA Division III Championship Tournament.
The complete 2009 NAC Preseason Coaches' Poll is below (first place votes in parenthesis):
1. Concordia University Wisconsin (7), 77
2. MSOE (1), 69
3. Marian University, 55
4. Dominican University, 51
5. Concordia University Chicago, 48
6. Aurora University (1), 32
7. Rockford College, 27
8. Lakeland College, 23
Wisconsin Lutheran College, 23
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