KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Union College collected one vote in the NAIA Women's Tennis Coaches' Top 25 Preseason Poll, the NAIA announced on Tuesday.
The Lady Bulldogs (0-2 overall) are tied with four other squads for No. 36.
Six-time defending national champion Auburn Montgomery (Ala.) is named No. 1 in the NAIA Preseason Poll. The Lady Senators have been ranked at the top of the poll for 41 consecutive ratings, dating back to Feb. 11, 2004. Fresno Pacific (Calif.), which has finished as runner-up in four straight national championships, earned two first-place votes and is ranked second. No. 3 Concordia (Calif.), No. 4 Embry-Riddle (Fla.) and No. 5 Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) round out the rest of the top five.
Eleven conferences and unaffiliated groupings are represented in the poll. The Golden State Athletic Conference leads all groups with six ranked schools. The GSAC is represented by Fresno Pacific, Concordia, No. 6 Vanguard (Calif.), No. 8 Point Loma Nazarene (Calif.), No. 11 Azusa Pacific (Calif.) and No. 17 Westmont (Calif.).
The poll was voted upon by a panel of head coaches representing each of the conferences, independents and unaffiliated groupings. The first regular season Top 25 poll will be announced on Feb. 23.
Union will play at University of West Alabama Saturday at 2:30 p.m.
To view the entire poll, click here.