Minot High is top pick in preseason tennis poll

BISMARCK - Minot High earned seven first place votes and picked up 78 total points to take the top spot in the WDA girls' tennis coaches' poll. The Majettes are the defending state and WDA champion. Bismarck Legacy was second in voting with 71 points and two first place votes. Bismarck Century was third with 59 points while Dickinson was fourth with 56 and Mandan was fifth with 55. The Braves also earned one first place vote. Rounding out the poll was Bismarck High in sixth; Bismarck St. Mary's in seventh; Williston in eighth; WDA newcomer Minot North in ninth and Jamestown in 10th. The annual poll was conducted by Matt Mullally, WDA SID. Teams received nine points for a first place vote; 8 for second place; 7 for third; 6 for fourth; 5 for fifth; 4 fourth sixth; 3 for seventh; 2 for eighth; and 1 for ninth. Coaches did not vote for their own team. The 47th year of WDA-sponsored play begins later this week. Several teams will play non-conference 3-2 duals on Friday, April 12 and take part in a Minot Tournament on Saturday, April 13. Mandan senior Sofia Felderman is also the defending state and region singles champion. The West Region Tournament will be hosted by Minot Public Schools, May 23-25. The state tournament is in Grand Forks, May 30-June 1.



2024 WDA Preseason Coaches' Poll

1 Minot High, 78 points; 7 (first place votes)

2 Bismarck Legacy, 71; (2)

3 Bismarck Century, 59

4 Dickinson, 56

5 Mandan, 55; (1)

6 Bismarck High, 46

7 Bismarck St. Mary's, 31

8 Williston, 26

9 Minot North, 19

10 Jamestown, 9

Photo: Minot's Sidney Ressler