January 11, 2012

Men’s Tennis Tabbed Fourth in Big South Preseason Poll

Charlotte, N.C. – The Campbell University men's tennis team was picked to finish fourth in the annual Big South preseason polls, the conference announced Wednesday. League coaches gave 42 points to Campbell, just one point behind third place Liberty and four points ahead of fifth place Coastal Carolina. This is the Camels first season back in the Big South since the 1994 season.

2011 BSC champions Radford were picked first by the coaches with five first place votes and 61 total points. Second was Winthrop with 49 points, while Liberty rounded out the top three with 43 points. Campbell's 42 points that earned the fourth place ranking included seven points for second place, 18 points for third place, and five points for fourth place.  The points were based on a weighted system, with first-place votes receiving eight points, followed by seven points for second-place and so on.

Campbell opens its season Friday, January 20 against Drexel at the VCU 4-1 invitational in Richmond, Va. The Camels host Longwood February 15 in their home opener at 1:30 pm, and their Big South opener will take place February 17 at Winthrop.

 

 

 

 

2012 Big South Conference Preseason Men's Tennis Poll

 

Team                                 1          2          3          4          5          6          7        8       Points

1. Radford (5)                   40        21         --          --          --          --         --       --         61

2. Winthrop (1)                 8          21        12         5          --          3         --       --          49

3. Liberty (2)                    16         --          6          10        8          3          --       --          43

4. Campbell                     --          7         18         5         12       --          --      --         42
           
5. Coastal Carolina           --          7          6          15         8         --         2       --           38
6. UNC Asheville               --          --          --          5          4         12        2       1           24
7. Gardner-Webb             --          --          6          --          --         3         12      --          21
8. Presbyterian College   --          --          --          --          3          --          7      --          10