WTEN: Thomas Seventh in NAC Preseason Poll

WTEN: Thomas Seventh in NAC Preseason Poll

WATERVILLE, Maine – The North Atlantic Conference (NAC) has released its preseason poll for women's tennis and Thomas College has been picked to finish seventh in a vote conducted by the league's coaches.

Rob Disch enters his second year coaching the Thomas women's tennis team. He brings back a host of returners from last year's squad, including Samantha Mercier (Berlin, N.H.), Breanna Whitmarsh (Puyallup, Wash.), Cassidy Hamm (Pittsfield, Maine), Makayla Guerette (Pittsfield, Maine) and Abigail Stevens (Detroit, Maine). Newcomers Alexis Nestor (Gardiner, Maine), Magan Williams (Oakland, Maine) and Taylor Davis (Lebanon, Maine) will bolster the Thomas lineup.

Thomas opens the 2019 campaign on the road at the University of Southern Maine on August 30.

2019 NAC Women's Tennis Preseason Poll

1. Husson – 48 Points (6 first place votes)

2. Lesley – 43 (1)

3. NVU-Johnson – 30

4. NVU-Lyndon – 24

5. SUNY Delhi – 22

6. MCLA – 16

7. Thomas – 13