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OVC Releases Preseason Men’s Tennis Poll

Marten Jonsson
Marten Jonsson

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – SIUE men's tennis was chosen to finish seventh in the Ohio Valley Conference preseason poll as voted on by the league's head coaches.

Redshirt senior Marten Jonsson was among the OVC men's Top Ten Player Rankings. He currently is 3-0 in singles play and 3-0 in doubles play.

Eastern Kentucky and Tennessee Tech were picked to share the OVC title, finishing with 74 points. They were followed by Belmont (55), Jacksonville State (55), Austin Peay (53), Morehead State (45), SIUE (34), Eastern Illinois (32), Murray State (19) and Tennessee State (9).

SIUE men's tennis travels to Chicago State Saturday for a 10 a.m. matchup.  

2016 OVC Men's Tennis Predicted Order of Finish
(as voted on by the league's head coaches)
t1. Eastern Kentucky (4 first-place votes) 74
t1. Tennessee Tech (5 first-place votes) 74
t3. Belmont 55
t3. Jacksonville State (1 first-place votes) 55
5. Austin Peay 53
6. Morehead State 45
7. SIUE 34
8. Eastern Illinois 32
9. Murray State 19
10. Tennessee State 9 

2016 OVC Men's Top Ten Player Rankings
(as voted on by the league's head coaches)
1. Eduardo Mena, So., Bultrago del Lozoya, Spain - Tennessee Tech
2. Ritchie Kruuenenberg, Jr., Nieuw-Vennep, Netherland - Morehead State
t3. Alex Alvaro, Sr., Madrid, Spain -  Eastern Kentucky
t3. Alex Arovin, Sr, Donetsk, Ukraine - Tennessee Tech
5. Aaron Jumonville, Jr., Nashville, Tenn. - Austin Peay
6. Cedric Dujacquier, Jr., Feluy, Belgium - Belmont
7. Ramon van Flymen, So., Oosthuizen, Netherlands - Eastern Kentucky
8. Alberto Esteban, Jr., Madird, Spain - Tennessee Tech
t9. Marten Jonsson, R-Sr., Pitea, Sweden - SIUE
t9. Robert Skolik, Sr., Huntington, W.Va. - Eastern Illinois

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