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Johns Hopkins Picked to Win Centennial Conference Men's Tennis Title

Feb. 13, 2018

Jill Guise
By Jill Guise
Assistant Director of Athletic Communications

LANCASTER, PA – The Johns Hopkins men’s tennis team has been picked to repeat as Centennial Conference champions in a preseason vote of the conference’s coaches. The Blue Jays have won 12 straight Centennial Conference championships and 13 overall since 2005.

Hopkins received eight first-place votes and a total of 80 points to grab the top spot in the poll. Swarthmore earned one first-place vote and 73 points to come in second in the poll. Haverford is third with one first-place vote and 62 points. Franklin & Marshall (56 points) and Washington College (48 points) round out the top five.

Hopkins went 17-3, including 9-0 in the conference, last season and advanced to the NCAA Sweet 16. The Blue Jays return All-American Joe Cartledge as well as all-conference picks Justin Kang and Cody Kim from last year’s squad. Hopkins will open the season on Saturday, March 3 versus Salisbury (11 am) and Morgan State (3 pm).

2018 Centennial Conference Preseason Poll
1- Johns Hopkins (8 first-place votes) 80 points
2- Swarthmore (1) 73
3- Haverford (1) 62
4- Franklin & Marshall 56
5- Washington College 48
6- Dickinson 41
7- Ursinus 36
8- Gettysburg 24
9- Muhlenberg 21
10 - McDaniel 9