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Johns Hopkins Picked to Win 12th Straight Centennial Conference Title

Feb. 14, 2018

Jill Guise
By Jill Guise
Assistant Director of Athletic Communications

LANCASTER, PA – The Johns Hopkins women’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 since 2007.

Hopkins received eight first-place votes and a total of 89 points to grab the top spot in the poll. Swarthmore earned picked up the other two first-place votes and 82 points to come in second in the poll. Haverford is third with 68 points. Franklin & Marshall (64 points), Washington College (54 points) and Dickinson (54 points) round out the top six.

Hopkins went 19-6, including 10-0 in the conference, last season and advanced to the NCAA Quarterfinals for the fourth time. The Blue Jays graduated a pair of All-Americans in Ashnaa Rao and Mikey Barthelmass, but return All-Centennial Conference selections Sophia Strickland and Kimberly Zou. Hopkins will open the season on Sunday, February 18 at Navy (11 am).

2018 Centennial Conference Preseason Poll
1- Johns Hopkins, 89 points (8 first-place votes)
2- Swarthmore, 82 (2)
3- Haverford, 68
4- Franklin & Marshall, 64
T5- Washington College, 54
T5- Dickinson, 54
7- Ursinus, 39
T8- Bryn Mawr, 30
T8- Gettysburg, 30
10- Muhlenberg, 21
11- McDaniel, 10