Kansas Wesleyan Women’s Tennis was picked to finish sixth in the 2023 Kansas Conference contest as the 2023 KCAC Preseason Women’s Tennis Poll was released by the conference office. The KCAC Preseason Poll is voted on by conference coaches.
KWU received 62 points in the poll and sits ahead of Bethany with 47 points.
The Coyotes were 3-11 last season and 3-6 in the KCAC.
McPherson was the KCAC preseason favorite, edging out defending conference champion Southwestern by one point. McPherson received 106 points and six first-place votes. Southwestern received 105 points and five first-place votes.
Bethel was picked third, followed by Ottawa, Evangel, KWU, Bethany, Sterling, Tabor, Friends, Oklahoma Wesleyan and Saint Mary.
Evangel joins the KCAC as a tennis member this spring and will have full conference membership in 2023-24.
KWU opens its spring season Feb. 3 at the ITA NAIA Indoor Team Championships at Overland Park against No. 1 Georgia Gwinnett. KWU’s home opener is March 11 against Concordia (Neb.) and Doane at the new Salina Tennis Center.
KCAC 2023 Women’s Tennis Preseason Poll1. McPherson – 106 (6)2. Southwest – 105 (5)3. Bethel – 894. Ottawa – 815. Evangel – 766. Kansas Wesleyan – 627. Bethany – 478. Sterling – 459. Tabor – 3910. Friends – 3611. Oklahoma Wesleyan – 3012. Saint Mary – 10