Black and Gold picked sixth

Black and Gold picked sixth

Sophomore Karly Eichenauer (North Manchester, Ind.) represented Manchester University on the Players to Watch section of the 2018 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference women's tennis preseason coaches poll released August 30.

Eichenauer is the top returnee for the Black and Gold after tallying an above .500 mark in singles and six victories with two teammates in doubles play in 2017-18. The Black and Gold, who open their 2018 fall schedule Thursday, Sept. 6, in non-conference action at Bethel College of Mishawaka, Ind., earned 49 ranking points, just one shy of being in the top five.

Hanover College, Rose-Hulman and Franklin College held down the first through third slots. The complete poll is available at http://www.heartlandconf.org/sports/wten/2018-19/releases/20180830h0dvcv.