The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has released the first men's tennis coaches' poll of this season, with Georgia Gwinnett Grizzlies being the top-ranked team in this rank of competition. The defending national champions have received all 13 first-place votes to gather 343 points and be in front of Xavier, Keiser, Lindsey Wilson, and Northwestern Ohio. This was the 21st poll in a row that saw Georgia Gwinnett at the top of the NAIA men's tennis, starting fully from 2015, which means they are the squad to beat in the past 1000 days (Embry-Riddle had the lead before them)! This is the second longest run at the top of the rankings standings, as Auburn-Montgomery stayed there for 1098 days between February 2007 - February 2010. Since the team has been founded in 2012, the Grizzlies are on amazing 80-3 score overall score and picture perfect 38-0 against NAIA opponents, which makes them a unique figures in Collegiate tennis. Women's team holds the leading spot in the rankings with a perfect 343 points as well.
"This is an incredible accomplishment for our team," stated GGC head coach Chase Hodges. "It's much more difficult to stay on top than it is to get to the top. We have had a number of student-athletes contribute to this run, and I appreciate the support of Dr. Darin Wilson and the GGC administration for giving our program the tools to be successful."