Gustavus Adolphus College has owned the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) men’s tennis championship since 1989. Will that change now legendary Gustavus coach Steve Wilkinson has retired? That is just one of the many questions sparking interest in a conference race that has traditionally been a forgone conclusion.
In early season action nothing has been decided with the top three teams undefeated in conference play. University of St. Thomas is off to a terrific start at 6-0. Carleton College and Gustavus Adolphus are tied for second at 3-0, as of March 31.
These teams were picked to finish in the top three spots in the preseason coaches’ poll, with Carleton picked to finish ahead of Gustavus and the University of St. Thomas. One of the big surprises so far is Macalester College, with an impressive record of 10-3 overall and 2-1 in the conference.
The conference playoffs are May 7-8, at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minn. The top six teams in the MIAC regular season standings will qualify for the conference playoffs. Here is the men’s standing as of March 31.