Blue Jays Tabbed Preseason Favorite

Blue Jays Tabbed Preseason Favorite

LANCASTER, Pa. - Johns Hopkins is the preseason choice of the Conference coaches to win the 2019 men's tennis title.

The Blue Jays received all nine possible first-place votes (teams are not permitted to vote for themselves) for 81 points in the poll. Swarthmore picked up the remaining first-place vote and a total of 73 points. Haverford was selected to finish 3rd with 60 points, while Franklin & Marshall and Washington College picked up 52 and 49 points, respectively. 

The 2019 campaign begins on Saturday, Feb. 16. For the full schedule, click here.

2019 Centennial Conference Men's Tennis Preseason Poll



Points (First-place votes)

1. Johns Hopkins 81 (9)
2. Swarthmore 73 (1)
3. Haverford 60
4. Franklin & Marshall 52
5. Washington College 49
6. Dickinson 48
7. Ursinus 34
8. Muhlenberg  25
9. Gettysburg 19
10. McDaniel 9


Returning All-Conference Players

First-Team Singles/Class/Hometown / High School

Josh Moskovitz, Haverford/Sr/Westport, Conn. / Staples

Simon Vernier, Swarthmore/Sr/Merion Station, Pa. / Lower Merion

Matt Lurie, Johns Hopkins/Soph/Los Angeles, Calif. / Windward School

First-Team Doubles/Class/Hometown / High School

Josh Powell, Swarthmore/Sr/Norwich, Conn. / Williams School

Josh Moskovitz, Haverford/Sr/Westport, Conn. / Staples

Sam Bellersen, Franklin & Marshall/Soph/Beckedorf, Germany / Ratsgymnasium Stadthagen 

Second-Team Singles/Class/Hometown / High School

Kevin Yan, Haverford/Jr/Basking Ridge, N.J. / Ridge

Robby Simon, Johns Hopkins/Soph/Bronxville, N.Y. / Bronxville

Isaac Salas, Franklin & Marshall/Sr/Camden, Maine / Waynflete School

Second-Team Doubles/Class/Hometown / High School

Kevin Yan, Haverford/Jr/Basking Ridge, N.J. / Ridge

Alex Matisse, Johns Hopkins/Soph/Clarkston, Mich. / Clarkston

Vik Vasan, Johns Hopkins/Jr/Saratoga, Calif. / Bellarmine College Prep

Paul Vecchio, Ursinus/Sr/Hillsborough, N.J. / Hillsborough

Honorable Mention Singles/Class/Hometown / High School

Zack Levin, Franklin & Marshall/Sr/Westport, Conn. / Staples

Thibault Vernier, Swarthmore/Soph/Merion Station, Pa. / Lower Merion *

Koby Bonta, Washington College/Soph/Towson, Md. / Loch Raven

Honorable Mention Doubles/Class/Hometown / High School

Jiung Jung, Swarthmore/Soph/Iowa City, Iowa / Iowa City West


* 2018 Rookie of the Year