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February 9, 2011

Golden Eagle tennis squad picked to finish second in OVC preseason poll

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Tech Golden Eagle tennis team was picked to finish in second place in the 2011 Ohio Valley Conference men’s tennis race. Three Golden Eagles were ranked in the Top 10 Player Rankings including Alex Chen (3), Josh Girling (4) and Justin Kirstein (t10). The polls are conducted by the head coaches from the OVC.

Eastern Kentucky was picked to finish first in the preseason poll receiving seven first-place votes en route to 49 points. Tech followed with 39 points, receiving one first-place votes. Jacksonville State came in third with 33 points, while Austin Peay followed close behind in fourth with 32 points.
Rounding out the poll are Murray State (25 points), Morehead State (22 points), Eastern Illinois (13 points) and Tennessee State (seven points).
 
The Golden Eagles head to Atlanta Saturday, for a match against Georgia State, at 12 p.m.
 

School                                                               Points

1. Eastern Kentucky (7 first-place votes)              49 

2. Tennessee Tech (1 first-place vote)            39

3.  Jacksonville State                                          33

4. Austin Peay                                                    32

5. Murray State                                                  25

6. Morehead State                                              22

7. Eastern Illinois                                               13

8. Tennessee State                                               7

 

Rank         Player                                           School

1                Alex Das Izquierdo                       Eastern Kentucky

2                Hugo Klientovsky                         Eastern Kentucky

3                Alex Chen                                   Tennessee Tech

4                Josh Girling                                Tennessee Tech

5                Renaldo Domoney                        Murray State

6                Phil Janz                                     Eastern Kentucky

7                Brian Kenyon                               Jacksonville State

t8               Jasmin Ademovic                         Austin Peay

t8.              Henrique Norbiato                        Austin Peay

t10             Justin Kirstein                            Tennessee Tech

t10             Axel Sundberg                              Jacksonville State

t10             Nik Schroeden                              Eastern Kentucky