Women's Tennis | 1/4/2017 12:25:00 PM
HAMPTON, Va. –
The Coppin State women's tennis team was predicted to sixth in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) northern division, announced by the conference office on Wednesday, January 4, 2017.
The defending MEAC Women's Tournament Champion South Carolina State went 4-1 in MEAC play and were predicted to win the 2017 southern division crown. Howard's women's team went 10-7 overall and 5-1 in MEAC play last season, are slated to win the northern division, voted on by the conference's head tennis coaches and sports information directors.
Coppin State was predicted to finish ahead of Maryland Eastern Shore in sixth place amongst the northern division. Norfolk State was picked to finish second, while Morgan State third, Delaware State fourth followed by Hampton in fifth place. In the south, Bethune-Cookman was predicted to finish second. Florida A&M was picked third and North Carolina Central fourth. North Carolina A&T State and Savannah State round out the southern division preseason predictions.
Second year head coach of the Coppin State women's tennis team, Will Riley
returns a trio to the 2017 squad that won five games overall and a pair of MEAC victories over Maryland Eastern Shore last season. Senior Carentxa Goede
and sophomore Precious Udofe
led the Eagles in their fall-opener at Saint Peter's. Both suffered defeats in singles competition but teamed up for a great battle in doubles action last October.
2017 Women's Tennis Predicted Order of Finish
As voted on by the conference head tennis coaches and sports information directors.
(First-place votes in parenthesis)
Women's Predicted Order
|1. Howard (9)
|2. Norfolk State (9)
|3. Morgan State (5)
|4. Delaware State (1)
|6. Coppin State
|7. Maryland Eastern Shore
|1. South Carolina State (17)
|2. Bethune-Cookman (2)
|3. Florida A&M (5)
|4. North Carolina Central
|5. North Carolina A&T State
|6. Savannah State (2)