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ORU Picked 2nd In Summit League Preseason Poll

ORU Picked 2nd In Summit League Preseason Poll

ELMHURST, Ill. – The Oral Roberts men's tennis team was picked to finish second in the 2016 Summit League Preseason Poll released Thursday.

The Golden Eagles received one first place vote to finish behind Denver who picked to repeat as Summit League Champions for a third consecutive year. Coaches were not allowed to vote for their own team.

Denver finished 18-9 overall and 6-0 in Summit League play last season and received 25 votes. ORU received 19 points and one first place vote after finishing 12-11 and 3-3 last season.

IUPUI and South Dakota State both received 16 points and tied for third in the preseason poll while Omaha and Western Illinois rounded out the poll at five and six respectively.

ORU opens the season next weekend against the University of Tulsa on Friday, January 15. The Golden Eagles will in turn host Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Abilene Christian and SIU-Edwardsville in the opening month of the season. 

2016 MEN'S TENNIS PRESEASON POLL

Rank

School (1st-place votes)

Pts.

2015 Record

1.

Denver (5)

25

18-9, 6-0 Summit

2.

Oral Roberts (1)

19

12-11, 3-3

3.

IUPUI

16

10-17, 3-3

South Dakota State

16

14-10, 3-3

5.

Omaha

9

3-21, 1-5

6.

Western Illinois

5

0-20, 0-6

 

Note: Coaches may not vote for their own teams 

For the latest information on ORU men's  tennis, follow @ORUAthletics on Twitter or go to www.ORUAthletics.com. Fans can also receive updates on the team by downloading the Golden Eagles Front Row App at ORUAthletics.com/frontrow or in the App Store.

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