Last spring, the Presbyterian College men’s tennis team didn’t get to play any Big South Conference matches.

This year the Blue Hose are picked to finish third in the preseason poll of the league’s head coaches.

Under the direction of first-year head coach John Collins, the Blue Hose earned 21 points, which included receiving one first place vote.

A season ago, the Blue Hose posted a 4-9 record and were on the verge of starting conference play before the remainder of the season was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Radford received three first place votes and 33 points to finish as the preseason favorite after posting a 10-1 record last year before being cut short. The Highlanders are also the most recent champion having captured the 2019 Big South title.

Big South Men's Tennis Preseason Poll

1. Radford 33 (3)

2. Campbell 28 (2)

3. Presbyterian 21 (1)

4. UNC Asheville 17

5. Gardner-Webb 16

6. Longwood 11

The Blue Hose open the season on Wednesday, Feb. 3 when they host Limestone at 2 p.m.