Men’s tennis picked second in CACC preseason coaches poll

Kyle Burke
Kyle Burke

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – The Philadelphia University men's tennis team was picked to finish second in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) preseason poll that was released Friday. The poll was voted on by the seven CACC men's tennis head coaches.

The Rams—who reached the second round of the NCAA Division II Championship Tournament in 2011—return All-CACC second team selections Kyle Burke and Adrian Torroella-Cruz. Philadelphia tallied 38 points in the preseason poll, trailing only the two-time defending conference champion Concordia (N.Y.)—who received all seven first-place votes to rack up 49 points.

Chestnut Hill was picked third with 35 points, while USciences is in the fourth spot with 31 points.

Bloomfield (18 points), Post (16 points) and Caldwell (six points) round out the poll in fifth, sixth and seventh, respectively.

Philadelphia opens the spring at the District of Columbia on Saturday, Feb. 25 at 5 p.m. The Rams begin CACC play March 20 against visiting Caldwell.