WINTHROP, Mass. - Entering the team's first season in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference, the Regis (Mass.) men's tennis team has been chosen at the top of the North Division in the conference's Preseason Poll, which was released on Tuesday afternoon.
Regis, which received five first place votes, begins its first season of men's tennis in GNAC play this spring. The Pride have won the New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) Men's Tennis Championship every year since 2012, going an incredible 51-1 in NECC regular-season play during that six-year span. In the Pride's fall season in 2017, the team went 5-2 overall.
Also in the North Division, Johnson & Wales received two first-place votes and 25 points for second place, with Norwich University in third with 14 points and one first-place nod, and Suffolk University in fourth with 12 points overall. Topping the South Division, and doing so unanimously, was Ramapo College. The complete GNAC Preseason Poll is listed below.
The Pride will open up its spring campaign in Orlando, Fla. with a March 5 meeting with Monmouth (Ill.) on the team's annual Spring Break trip.
2018 GNAC Men's Tennis Preseason Poll
1. Regis (5) - 29
2. Johnson & Wales (2) - 25
3. Norwich (1) - 14
4. Suffolk - 12
1. Ramapo (8) - 32
2. Rutgers-Newark - 21
3. Rutgers-Camden - 19
4. Albertus Magnus - 8