Men's tennis voted third in Big South poll

Lukas Schaefer (Photos by Scarborough Photography)
Lukas Schaefer (Photos by Scarborough Photography)

BUIES CREEK, N.C. – Campbell men's tennis has been voted by the league's coaches to finish third in the Big South, the conference office announced Wednesday afternoon.

The Camels received two first-place votes, four third-place votes and two fourth-place votes to total 50 points in the poll. The Winthrop Eagles were named preseason favorites with 54 points. A full breakdown of the voting can be viewed below.

CU returns three all-conference honorees from the 2016 season. Lukas Schaefer was named first team all-conference after finishing the season with a 17-16 singles record, going 11-9 in duals and winning five of his eight conference match-ups. Nicolas Rakitin earned second team all-conference honors in singles, while he and teammate Gerard Sola claimed a spot on the second-team all-conference for doubles pairs.

Campbell will open the spring season this weekend in Chapel Hill, N.C. as they take on the Bucknell Bison. The match is scheduled for noon on Sunday, January 15. For the most up-to-date information on Campbell tennis, follow @GoCamelsTennis on Twitter.

Rk    Team (first-place votes)                  1          2          3          4          5          6          7          8         Points

1.     Winthrop (3)                                      3          2          1          2         --         --         --         --               54

2.     Presbyterian College (2)                  2          4         --         --          2         --         --         --               52

3.     Campbell (2)                                       2         --          4          2         --         --         --         --               50

4.     Liberty (1)                                           1          1          1          2          2         --          1         --               41

5.     Gardner-Webb                                  --          1          1          1          2          3         --         --               35

6.     UNC Asheville                                    --         --          1          1          1          2          3         --               27

7.     Radford                                               --         --         --         --         --          3          2          3               16

8.     Longwood                                           --         --         --         --          1         --          2          5               13

Rk   Team (first-place votes)                1         2         3         4         5       7         8        Points

1.     Winthrop (3)                                3         2         1         2         --        --        --        --             54

2.     Presbyterian College (2)               2         4         --        --        2         --        --        --             52

3.     Campbell (2)                                 2         --        4         2         --        --        --        --             50

4.     Liberty (1)                                     1         1         1         2         2         --        1         --             41

5.     Gardner-Webb                              --        1         1         1         2         3         --        --             35

6.     UNC Asheville                              --        --        1         1         1         2         3         --             27

7.     Radford                                         --        --        --        --        --        3         2         3              16

8.     Longwood                                     --        --        --        --        1         --        2         5              13