Gulford Women Ranked Sixth in Preseason ODAC Tennis Poll

Natalie Sutton
Natalie Sutton

 FOREST, Va. --- Guilford College’s women's tennis team was picked sixth in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Women's Tennis Preseason Poll according to a vote of the league's head coaches. Guilford's number-six rating is its highest ranking since 2008. 

Washington and Lee captured the top spot in the poll with 121 points. The Quakers had 72 points, 13 points behind fifth-place Bridgewater. Guilford's women's team, under the direction of third-year head coach Dave McCain, returns seven letter winners from last year's 9-9 club. Senior Kim Kleimeier, junior Natalie Sutton and sophomores Haley Andrews and Allison Hewitt received Third Team All-ODAC recognition for their 2012 performance at first and second doubles, respectively.

Guilford opens the spring schedule Feb. 15 at home against Virginia Wesleyan 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  Don't forget to become a fan of the ODAC on Facebook.  You can also follow the ODAC on Twitter @odacathletics.

(#) Denotes first-place votes

1. Washington and Lee (11) 121 pts.
2. Virginia Wesleyan (1) 99 pts.
3. Hollins 95 pts.
4. Roanoke 93 pts.
5. Bridgewater 85 pts.
6. Guilford 72 pts.
7. Randolph 59 pts.
8. Randolph-Macon 47 pts.
9. Emory & Henry 36 pts.
10. Shenandoah 31 pts.
11. Lynchburg 28 pts.
12. Sweet Briar 26 pts.