New York, N.Y. - Three-time defending champion Farmingdale State has been selected to capture the 2014 Skyline men's tennis title in voting conducted by the league's seven head coaches.
The Rams received five first-place votes and 34 total points, while 2013 runner-up Mount Saint Mary placed second in the poll with 32 overall points and a pair of first-place votes. Farmingdale State welcomes back senior Judd Bahoui (Long Beach, N.Y.), who compiled a 10-2 record in singles play and an 11-1 mark in doubles action a year ago.
Mount Saint Mary College returns a pair of All-Conference selections in senior Greg Jacob and sophomore Mike Balokoz. A three-time All-Conference honoree, Jacob recorded nine victories at the No. 1 flight last season, while Balokoz had a team-high 12 wins in singles play en route to garnering second-team All-Conference distinction.
Purchase finished third in the voting with 21 points, just ahead of NYU-Poly (20), Yeshiva (20), St. Joseph's-L.I. (14), and Sage (6).
The semifinals of the 2014 Skyline Men's Tennis Championship will be held on Thursday, April 24, with the finals scheduled for Saturday, April 26.
2014 Skyline Preseason Coaches Poll - Points
1. Farmingdale State 34 (5)
2. Mount Saint Mary 32 (2)
3. Purchase 21
T4. NYU-Poly 20
T4. Yeshiva 20
6. St. Joseph's-L.I. 14
7. Sage 6
(First-place votes in parentheses)