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Concord Men's Tennis Picked Seventh in the WVIAC

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The Concord University men's tennis team was picked to finish in seventh place in the West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference this season, as announced in the WVIAC Preseason Coaches poll released by the league office Friday.

Concord received 32 points in the poll. Bluefield State earned all nine first place votes for a total of 81 points followed by Charleston (69 points), West Virginia Wesleyan (57 points), West Liberty (54 points), Davis & Elkins (46 points), Shepherd (39 points), the Mountain Lions (32 points), Fairmont State (16 points) and West Virginia State (11 points).

CU, which enters the spring ranked seventh in the Atlantic Region by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA), finished its fall schedule with a non-conference record of 1-3. The fall season was highlighted by a 9-0 shutout-win vs. UVA-Wise and close losses to Emory & Henry (6-3) and Winston-Salem State (5-4).

The Mountain Lions were led in the fall by Diogo Monteiro and Bill Wright. Monteiro went 2-2 in No. 1 singles play and Wright was a perfect 3-0 from the sixth slot. Doubles play saw the combination of Monteiro and Danny Fonrondona finish 2-2.

Concord will begin its spring campaign Feb. 15-16 at the University of Charleston Invitational.

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