KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Union men's tennis team cracked the top 10 of the latest edition of the 2011 NAIA Men's Tennis Coaches' Top 25 Poll as the Bulldogs landed at No. 10, the NAIA announced Tuesday.
Union (10-4 overall) garnered 156 total points to move from No. 11 to No. 10. The Bulldogs are eight points behind No. 9 Concordia (Calif.) and 11 points ahead of No. 11 Gracelace (Iowa). Union won at 6-3 at Graceland on March 11.
Fresno Pacific (Calif.) continues to be a dominant force among the nation's elite and is the unanimous No. 1 in the third regular-season edition of the NAIA Top 25 Poll. The Sunbirds garner the top ranking for the 11th-consecutive week by collecting all nine first-place votes and 219 points. With 207 points, No. 2 Embry-Riddle (Fla.) flipped positions with No. 3 Auburn Montgomery (Ala.), who collected 204 points. Rounding out the top-five is No. 4 Azusa Pacific (Calif.) and No. 5 Oklahoma Christian, with 199 and 197 points, respectively.
Union returns to action Friday at Cumberlands (Ky.) before hosting NCAA Division I Western Kentucky Saturday at 1 p.m.
To view the entire poll, click here.