Men's Tennis Picked To Repeat As MAC Champs
The Broncos all but two players from the 2012 team that won the program's ninth MAC tournament under head coach Dave Morin and made the program's ninth appearance in the NCAA Tournament. Back in 2013 is last season's MAC Player of the Year Nadin Indre, as well as First Team All-MAC selection Ross VanderPloeg. Also returning from last year's line-up are Aaron Wong, currently slated in the No. 3 slot for the Broncos, as well as Marc Shideler.
Western Michigan earned just three more points than the second placeholder in the poll, the Ball State Cardinals; the Broncos finished with 28 points, and the Cardinals earned 25 points. Buffalo finished not far behind that pair with 21 points.
2013 MAC Men's Tennis Preseason Poll
1. Western Michigan (28)
2. Ball State (25)
3. Buffalo (21)
4. Toledo (15)
5. Northern Illinois (11)
6. Chicago State (5)
(total points based on 6 for a first place vote; 5 for second place, etc.)
First place votes: Western Michigan (4).
Tournament winner votes: Western Michigan (3).