Men's Tennis Predicted to Repeat as MAC Champs
CLEVELAND, Ohio - The Mid-American Conference released its men's tennis preseason coaches' poll today, with the Western Michigan men's tennis team predicted to win the MAC regular season championship as well as defend their MAC Tournament crown from 2013.
The Broncos return most of their line-up from their 2013 NCAA Tournament team, including 2012 MAC Player of the Year and two-time First Team All-MAC selection Nadin Indre. Indre entered the fall season ranked #124 in singles in the country, going a team-best 10-8 against a tough slate of competition in tournament play. A senior who has only been with the Broncos since Spring 2012, Indre has compiled a 63-26 (.709) career record in singles play and a 118-60 (.663) record overall at WMU, and has led the Broncos to two consecutive NCAA Tournaments.
Also returning to the line-up for the Broncos is sophomore captain Andrew Cahn, who earned a spot on the 2013 MAC All-Tournament team after a strong showing that helped the Broncos reach the 2013 NCAA Tournament. Cahn led the Broncos in singles wins last season with a 28-18 record, and currently has a 3-1 mark in dual match singles in 2014. He has improved his doubles game so far in 2014 as well, holding a 2-1 record through the Broncos' first four matches of the year.
The Broncos currently have a 3-1 record in dual match play; they will be back in action on Friday, January 24 when they face Cleveland State on the road.
2014 MAC Men's Tennis Preseason Poll
1. Western Michigan (22)
2. Northern Illinois (18)
3. Buffalo (15)
4. Ball State (14)
5. Toledo (6)
(total points based on 5 points for a first place vote; 4 for second place, etc.)
First place votes: Western Michigan (3).
Tournament winner votes: Western Michigan (4).