Men's and women's tennis picked to finish second in SSC

Men's and women's tennis picked to finish second in SSC

Women's SSC Release   Men's SSC Release

SAINT LEO, Fla. – The Sunshine State Conference announced the preseason men's and women's tennis polls on Tuesday afternoon, and both Saint Leo team's fell in at second place, both behind Barry University.

On the women's side, the Lions received two first place votes after finishing third in the SSC regular season and second in the conference tournament in 2015. The Lions handed a 5-0 loss to Stillman before falling to No. 2 Barry at the NCAA South Regional Tournament.

The men mirrored that result earning two first place votes as well. Saint Leo (16-6, 5-1) finished second in the 2015 SSC regular season and was awarded a No. 3 seed in the NCAA South Regional tournament. The Lions opened up with a 5-3 victory over No. 5 Valdosta State. Their season ended with a 5-1 defeat to eventual National Champion, Barry.

Both teams are gearing up for their season openers as they hit the road this weekend heading to Valdosta, Ga. The Lions will face Georgia College on Saturday, Feb. 6, and will follow with Valdosta State on Sunday.

For the latest news, updates, and information on the Saint Leo tennis teams, visit SaintLeoLions.com.  Fans can also stay up-to-date on the latest Lions news by following Saint Leo Athletics on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.

2016 SSC MEN'S TENNIS PRESEASON COACHES POLL

Rank
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
School (FPV)
Barry (4)
Saint Leo (2)
Lynn (1)
Rollins
Florida Tech
Florida Southern
Eckerd
Total Votes
34
31
27
22
15
12
6

2016 SSC WOMEN'S TENNIS PRESEASON COACHES POLL

Rank
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
School (FPV)
Barry (7)
Saint Leo (2)
Lynn
Nova Southeastern
Rollins
Florida Southern
Florida Tech
Tampa
Eckerd
Total Votes
63
57
49
45
33
30
24
15
8