Cleveland, Ohio -- Western Michigan, in a close vote, has been selected by the league’s head coaches to capture the 2007 Mid-American Conference championship in women’s tennis. The Broncos received a total of 71 points to defend its title against top challengers Buffalo (70) and Miami (56).
The Broncos are led by returning first team All-MAC selection Carrie Jeanmarie and 2006 Freshman of the Year Kerstin Pahl. Additional All-MAC honorees returning for their respective schools are first team selections Andreea Novaceanu and Miglena Nenova from Buffalo and Katrina Lomidze from Miami; and second team selections Ashley Jakupcin from Bowling Green, Leda Pesatova from Miami, Jenny Edner of Northern Illinois and Myriam Cueva from Toledo.
Eastern Michigan, Bowling Green and Toledo were tabbed to finish fourth, fifth and sixth, respectively. Ball State was picked for seventh place followed by Northern Illinois and Akron.
In voting for the MAC Tournament, WMU received the nod from six coaches, Buffalo received two votes and Miami was chosen by one.
MAC regular season competition begins March 23 and the league tournament is slated for April 26-29 in Toledo, Ohio.
The complete breakdown follows:
School (first place votes) total points
1. Western Michigan (6) 71
2. Buffalo (2) 70
3. Miami (1) 58
4. Eastern Michigan 53
5. Bowling Green 44
6. Toledo 37
7. Ball State 35
8. Northern Illinois 24
9. Akron 13
The MAC men’s tennis poll will be released on Wednesday, Jan. 31.