Covenant Men Picked First, Women Second In Preseason Polls

  • Monday, February 12, 2024
On Friday, the Collegiate Conference of the South released its preseason Coaches Poll for Men's and Women's Tennis.

Collecting 36 points and six first-place votes to be ranked No. 1, was Covenant Men's Tennis. They were five points clear of second place Piedmont. The Scots are the defending CCS Regular Season and Tournament Champions.

The Scots return most of their team from a year ago, including No. 1 and No. 2 singles players Ben Onufrock and Austin Dreslinski. So far this spring, Covenant has defeated Transylvania and Johnson.

The Women's Tennis team was picked second with 41 points and one first place vote.
The Scots were eight points short of first place Piedmont. Covenant is coming off a 15-8 season with a 6-1 conference record that saw it make it to the CCS Championship match.

Two important returning pieces for Covenant are Lauren Carr and Addi Gunyon who are manning the No. 1 and No. 2 singles positions. They are also paired together in the No. 1 slot for doubles.

The Scots most recently picked up their first win of the spring, an 8-1 result over Johnson on Saturday.

2024 CCS Men's Tennis Preseason Coaches Poll

Covenant 36 points (6)

Piedmont 31 points (1)

T3. Huntingdon 21 points

T3. Belhaven 21 points

5. Maryville 20 points

6. LaGrange 11 points

7. Berea 7 points

2024 CCS Women's Tennis Preseason Coaches Poll

1. Piedmont 49 points (6)

2. Covenant 41 points (1)

T3. Huntingdon 31 points

T3. Maryville 31 points

5. Belhaven 29 points

6. Agnes Scott 16 points

7. Berea 14 points

8. LaGrange 13 points
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