Men's tennis team picked for third, Tech women tabbed fifth in OVC poll

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. -- The Tennessee Tech men's tennis team has been picked to finish third in the 2010 Ohio Valley Conference standings and the Golden Eagle women are tabbed for fifth place, according to a preseason poll of the league's head coaches.

Eastern Kentucky's men and women are predicted to win both OVC Tennis titles. The Colonel men earned 47 points while the Lady Colonels took 74 points.

In the men's division, the Jacksonville State men received 44 points for a predicted second place finish while Tech followed in third with 36 points. The Golden Eagles received one first-place vote. Murray State (27) and Morehead State (24) completed the top five. Rounding out the men's poll are Austin Peay (20), Eastern Illinois (19) and Tennessee State (7).

On the women's side, Jacksonville State grabbed second place with 69 points followed by Murray State with 63 points. UT Martin earned 62 points for a fourth-place predicted finish while Tech received 49 points to place fifth. Rounding out the women's poll are Eastern Illinois (36), Austin Peay (34), Morehead State (33), Southeast Missouri (21) and Tennessee State (9).

2010 OVC Men's Tennis Predicted Order of Finish
(as voted on by the league's head coaches)

1. Eastern Kentucky (5 first-place votes) - 47
2. Jacksonville State (2 first-place votes) - 44
3. Tennessee Tech (1 first-place votes) - 36
4. Murray State - 27
5. Morehead State - 24
6. Austin Peay - 20
7. Eastern Illinois - 19
8. Tennessee State - 7

2010 OVC Women's Tennis Predicted Order of Finish
(as voted on by the league's head coaches)

1. Eastern Kentucky (4 first-place votes) - 74
2. Jacksonville State (2 first-place votes) - 69
3. Murray State (1 first-place vote) - 63
4. UT Martin (2 first-place votes) - 62
5. Tennessee Tech (1 first-place vote) - 49
6. Eastern Illinois - 36
7. Austin Peay - 34
8. Morehead State - 33
9. Southeast Missouri - 21
10. Tennessee State - 9