Cleveland, OH ? In the preseason poll conducted among the Mid-American Conference men’s tennis coaches, Western Michigan was the overwhelming choice to capture both the regular season title and the MAC Tournament championship.
The Broncos are the defending regular season and tournament champion and were a unanimous selection to defend both titles. This year’s tournament is scheduled for April 23-25 in Buffalo, N.Y.
Returning first-team All-MAC selections from last year are Kevin Hayward of Western Michigan, and Jose Perdomo and Eduardo Pavia of Ball State. Pavia was the 2008 MAC Newcomer of the Year also. Second-team all-conference selections from 2008 who are returning are Kazuya Komada of Western Michigan and Jared Miller of Toledo.
The complete voting totals are as follows with four of the six head coaches casting votes.
2009 MAC Men’s Tennis Preseason Poll
1. Western Michigan (24)
2. Ball State (18)
3. Toledo (16)
4. Buffalo (14)
5. Northern Illinois (8)
6. Chicago State (4)
(total points based on 6 for a first place vote; 5 for second place, etc.)
First place votes: Western Michigan (4).
Tournament winner votes: Western Michigan (4).