Lady Jaspers Picked Fifth In MAAC Preseason Tennis Poll
Fairfield was the unanimous choice to repeat, collecting all seven first-place votes and 49 points in the poll. Marist placed second with 41 points, while Loyola was third with 35. Siena earned the No. 4 spot in the poll with 26 points, followed by the Lady Jaspers with 20. Saint Peter's (18) and Rider (7) rounded out the poll.
Last season, the Lady Jaspers went 2-5 in conference play and lost to Loyola in the MAAC quarterfinals. However, in a change from prior years, only the top four teams in the final regular season standings will advance to the 2011 MAAC Championships, which will be held on April 20-21 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.
Manhattan went 3-4 overall and 1-1 in MAAC matches during the fall season. The Lady Jaspers open the spring portion of their schedule on Feb. 19, when they visit Navy (5-2) at 11 a.m.