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Coaches Predict OVC Women's Tennis

Monique Krutak
Monique Krutak

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. – Ohio Valley Conference tennis coaches have made their choices for the upcoming spring season, having selected SIUE women's tennis to finish seventh among 11 teams.


SIUE sophomore Monique Krutak (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia) was selected as a member of the OVC's Top Ten Players Rankings. Krutak led SIUE last season with a 16-4 record.


Eastern Kentucky, the defending OVC champions, was picked to defend its title and received eight first-place votes in the preseason poll. Eastern Kentucky was followed by Murray State, Jacksonville State, Eastern Illinois, UT Martin, Morehead State, SIUE, Belmont, Austin Peay, Southeast Missouri, and Tennessee State in the poll.


2014 OVC Women's Tennis Predicted Order of Finish
(as voted on by the league's head coaches)
1. Eastern Kentucky (8 first-place votes) - 80
2. Murray State (1 first-place vote) - 71
3. Jacksonville State - 63
4. Eastern Illinois - 52
5. UT Martin - 47
6. Morehead State - 44
7. SIUE - 39
8. Belmont - 37
9. Austin Peay - 33
10. Southeast Missouri - 20
11. Tennessee State - 9

2014 OVC Women's Top Ten Player Rankings
(as voted on by the league's head coaches)

1. Amandine Faouzi, Jr., Mareil Sur Mauldre, France - Eastern Kentucky
2. Carla Suga, Sr., Toronto, Canada - Murray State
3. Kristina Labeja, Jr., Riga, Latvia - Eastern Kentucky
4. Janelle Prisner, Sr., St. Johns, Mich. - Eastern Illinois
5. Monique Krutak, So., Brisbane, Queensland, Australia - SIUE
T6. Raisa Guasti, Sr., Vitoria, Brazil - Jacksonville State
T6. Briar Preston, So., Auckland, New Zealand - Morehead State
8. Ivon Simic, Sr., Lauterbach, Hesse, Germany - UT Martin
9. Andrea Eskauriatza, Jr., Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, Mexico - Murray State
10. Ornella Di Salvo, Jr., Argentina - Austin Peay

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