Tennis Teams Cited in Preseason ODAC Polls
February 15, 2013
The men’s tennis team was ranked third for the first time since 2006 in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Preseason Coaches’ Poll. The women’s team was picked sixth, their highest ranking since 2008.
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 captain Turner Votipka ’15, a 2011 First Team All-ODAC honoree. Mark Cheong ’13, Ben Nelson ’13 and Charlie Smith ’13, plus three sophomores and three newcomers round out the lineup.
Washington and Lee also captured the top spot in the women’s poll with 121 points. The Quakers had 72 points, 13 points behind fifth-place Bridgewater.
Guilford’s women’s team, also under Dave’s direction for the third year, returns seven letter winners from last year’s 9-9 club. Kim Kleimeier ’13, Natalie Sutton ’14, Haley Andrews ’15 and Allison Hewitt ’15 received Third Team All-ODAC recognition for their 2012 performance at first and second doubles, respectively.
Both Guilford teams open the ODAC schedule Feb. 15 at home against Virginia Wesleyan College.