KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Union sets at No. 11 for the third time this season in the 2011 NAIA Men's Tennis Coaches' Top 25 Poll, but the Bulldogs are closer than they have been to cracking the top 10, the NAIA announced Tuesday.
Union (7-3 overall) collected 198 total points, two less than No. 10 Graceland (Iowa). And Union and Graceland will clash on the courts Friday in Iowa.
For the 10th-consecutive week, Fresno Pacific (Calif.) claims the top spot in the second regular-season edition of the NAIA Top 25 Poll. The Sunbirds received nine first-place votes and 280 points. Second-ranked Auburn Montgomery (Ala.) collected the two remaining first-place nods with 273 points. Embry-Riddle (Fla.) and Azusa Pacific (Calif.) continue to hold down the fort in third and fourth place, respectively. Breaking into the top-five is Oklahoma Christian of the unaffiliated grouping of the Cascade/Frontier/Midlands/Red River/Sooner.
Union will play host to NCAA Division III Centre (Ky.) on Wednesday at 3 p.m.
To view the entire poll, click here.