Cowboys Picked Second In Preseason Poll

Cowboys Picked Second In Preseason Poll
RICHARDSON, Texas – Hardin-Simmons' men's tennis team was picked to finish second in the American Southwest Conference West Division preseason poll of the league's coaches.

UT Dallas was the preseason favorite in the ASC West with 10 first-place votes and 83 points in the poll. The Comets went 5-0 in ASC West play last season.

The Cowboys were second a year ago with a 4-1 conference record. HSU went 12-9 on the year. UMHB is picked third, followed by Concordia, McMurry, Sul Ross State and Howard Payne.
Defending conference champion UT Tyler is the pick to repeat in the ASC East division.

Sophomores Alex Hunt and Griffin Weinkam were named to the ASC preseason players to watch list.

HSU returns all six starters from a year ago and will open the season on Saturday at home against East Texas Baptist.
 

2017 ASC Men's Tennis Preseason Poll

East Division

Rank

Team (1st place votes)

Pts.

2016 Record (ASC)

1.

UT Tyler (13)

65

18-10 (4-0)

2.

East Texas Baptist

48

7-9 (3-1)

3.

LeTourneau

40

4-14 (2-2)

4.

Univ. of Ozarks

27

3-16 (1-3)

5.

Louisiana College

15

0-11 (0-4)

 

Belhaven#

 

19-5

# Ineligible for 2017 ASC Championship/NCAA Tournament (Div. III Provisional)

 

West Division

Rank

Team (1st place votes)

Pts.

2016 Record (ASC)

1.

UT Dallas (10)

83

9-2 (5-0)

2.

Hardin-Simmons (2)

76

12-9 (4-1)

3.

Mary Hardin-Baylor

63

4-10 (2-3)

4.

Concordia Texas (1)

52

6-13 (3-2)

5.

McMurry %

49

11-10

6.

Sul Ross State

33

5-15 (1-4)

7.

Howard Payne

20

1-15 (0-5)

% Ineligible for 2017 ASC Championship/NCAA Tournament (Div. III Reclassifying)

 

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