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Randolph Women’s Tennis Tabbed Sixth in ODAC Preseason Poll

Randolph Women’s Tennis Tabbed Sixth in ODAC Preseason Poll

FOREST, Va. – The Randolph College women's tennis team picked up 97 points to stand sixth out of 13 teams in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Preseason Poll released by the conference office on Thursday morning.

Randolph sits just four points from fourth-ranked Virginia Wesleyan University, three points from fifth-ranked Roanoke College and earned two points over Bridgewater College, which stands in the seventh spot. 

The WildCats finished the 2017-18 season with an 11-6 overall record and a 7-4 ODAC record, which included a trip the the ODAC Semifinal round that saw Randolph fall to eventual conference champion Washington and Lee University. 

Randolph returns most of its roster from last year, including ODAC All-Conference players Keyu Jin (Kunming, China/No. 8 Middle School) and Ashley Schmitz (Keswick, Va./Homeschool)

The Generals were tabbed first in the poll with 12 first-place votes and 144 points while Randolph-Macon College earned the last first-place vote and 132 points for the runner-up spot. The University of Lynchburg rounds out the top three with 107 points.

The WildCats open their spring campaign on against Washington and Lee on Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 3 p.m. on their home courts. 

WOMEN'S TENNIS

1. Washington and Lee University (12)

144 pts.

2. Randolph-Macon College (1)

132 pts.

3. University of Lynchburg

107 pts.

4. Virginia Wesleyan University

101 pts.

5. Roanoke College

100 pts.

6. Randolph College 

97 pts.

7. Bridgewater College

95 pts.

8. Sweet Briar College

62 pts.

9. Emory & Henry College

50 pts.

10. Hollins University

45 pts.

11. Shenandoah University

37 pts.

12. Ferrum College

36 pts.

13. Guilford College

17 pts.