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The women's tennis team was picked 11th, while the men's team was picked 10th in the 2014 Big Sky Conference coaches' poll
Big Sky releases tennis preseason coaches' polls
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Updated: Tuesday 01/07/2014 14:43:44 (ET)
by Ross LaDue, UND Media Relations
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GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Both the men's and women's tennis teams of Sacramento State were tabbed as the preseason favorites in the Big Sky Conference coaches' poll released Wednesday afternoon.

The Sacramento State women’s team was a unanimous pick in preseason polls, while the men garnered all but one first-place votes, since coaches were not allowed to vote for their own team.

The powerhouse Hornet women’s program received 10 first-place votes and 100 total points. Sacramento State has won 12 consecutive Big Sky women’s titles. The Sacramento State men received nine first-place votes and 98 total points. Sacramento State has won six of the last seven championships, and 11 since joining the league in the 1996-97 season.

In the men's poll, North Dakota received 21 points for 10th place; while on the women's side UND earned 12 points for 11th place.

UND's men's tennis team finished the 2013 season with a 4-12 overall record, while going 2-8 in Big Sky action. The women posted a 3-16 overall record and a 0-10 record in the Big Sky.

The tennis season begins on Jan. 26, when the women's team heads to Minneapolis for a dual against Minnesota. The men's team starts its season on Feb. 8 with a dual against Air Force in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Men's Poll

  Women's Poll
Rk Team Points   Rk Team Points
1. Sacramento State 98 (9)   1. Sacramento State 100 (10)
2. Montana 90 (2)   2. Montana 91 (1)
3. Montana State 78   3. Northern Arizona 79
4. Weber State 73   4. Northern Colorado 68
5. Idaho State 67   5. Southern Utah 66
6. Eastern Washington 54   6. Montana State 61
7. Northern Colorado 43   7. Eastern Washington 41
8. Northern Arizona 37   8. Portland State 33
9. Portland State 34   9. Weber State 28
10. North Dakota 21   10. Idaho State 26
11. Southern Utah 10   11. North Dakota 12
Number of first-place votes in parentheses
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