Guilford Men Picked Third in Preseason ODAC Tennis Poll

Marck Cheong '13

FOREST, Va. --- Guilford College's men's tennis team was ranked third for the first time since 2006 in the 2013 Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Preseason Coaches' Poll released Thursday.

Third-year head coach Dave McCain's Quakers trail Washington and Lee University and Bridgewater College in the men's poll with 75 points. Guilford returns five letter winners from last year's 7-10 team, including sophomore captain Turner Votipka, a 2011 First Team All-ODAC honoree.  Seniors Mark Cheong, Ben Nelson, and Charlie Smith, plus three sophomores and three newcomers round out the lineup.

Guilford opens the spring schedule Feb. 14 at home against Pfeiffer College.

Listed below is the full 2013 ODAC Men's and Women's Tennis Preseason Polls.  For more information on ODAC men's and women's tennis, visit any of the participating school's websites, or go to the ODAC's home on the Internet at www.odaconline.com.  Don't forget to become a fan of the ODAC on Facebook.  You can also follow the ODAC on Twitter @odacathletics.

2013 ODAC MEN'S TENNIS PRESEASON POLL
(#) Denotes first-place votes

1. Washington and Lee (10)

100 pts.

2. Bridgewater (1)

86 pts.

3. Guilford

75 pts.

4. Emory & Henry

69 pts.

4. Virginia Wesleyan

69 pts.

6. Hampden-Sydney

53 pts.

7. Randolph-Macon

45 pts.

8. Roanoke

43 pts.

9. Shenandoah

25 pts.

10. Randolph

23 pts.

11. Lynchburg

17 pts.