WAUKESHA, Wis. – Concordia University Wisconsin's Women's Tennis team has been selected to finish second in the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference, according to the league's preseason poll voted on by the league's head coaches and athletic communicators.
The Falcons earned 208 poll points and were also chosen to finish in second a season ago. During the 2013-14 campaign they posted a 9-2 NACC record to tie for second place and during the NACC Tournament advanced to the title match before falling to powerhouse Edgewood College.
Edgewood College was tabbed as the favorites to win the NACC for the seventh-consecutive season, as the Eagles secured 241 points and 21-of-22 first-place votes. Gaining the other first-place vote and coming in third after the Eagles and Falcons was Lakeland College with 193 points.
The Falcons will start their season in non-conference play, as they travel to Carroll University for a 4 p.m. match on Friday, Aug. 29 before starting NACC play on Saturday, Aug. 30 with a doubleheader at Aurora University and Benedictine University. CUW unveils its new tennis courts on campus with a ceremony prior to a NACC doubleheader against Concordia University Chicago and Dominican University on Saturday, Sept. 13 starting at 10 a.m.
The fall season will feature the full 10-match conference schedule for CUW, as well as a three-day trip to Saint Peter, Minn., for the USTA/ITA Midwest Regional from Sept. 19-21.
The top six teams from the NACC regular season will advance to the league tournament, which is scheduled for the spring season. The winner of the NACC Tournament receives the league's automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Championship.
2013 NACC Preseason Poll
1. Edgewood College (21), 241
2. Concordia University Wisconsin, 208
3. Lakeland College (1), 193
4. Aurora University, 180
5. Benedictine University, 144
6. Dominican University, 127
7. Wisconsin Lutheran College, 114
8. MSOE, 84
9. Marian University, 65
10. Concordia University Chicago, 52
11. Alverno College, 44
First-place votes in parentheses
Voted by the conference's head coaches and sports information directors
11-10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 point scale used