AUBURN, Ala. – With the spring season starting on Friday, the Auburn women’s tennis team has been selected to finish fourth out of 14 teams in the Southeastern Conference coaches’ preseason poll, the league announced Wednesday. The preseason poll is voted by the head coach of each institution’s women’s tennis and is based on a vote of 14-13-12-11-10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 . The Tigers gained 144 points in the poll, trailing only Texas A&M, which was picked to win the conference, Georgia and Vanderbilt. “We are excited about the opportunities ahead of us,” said Auburn head coach Caroline Lilley of the preseason pick, “We are always chasing growth and vigorously pursuing incremental improvements. to make better.” The full poll is below: Rank Team Points 1 Texas A&M 190 2 Georgia 185 3 Vanderbilt 165 4 Auburn 144 5 Florida 128 6 Tennessee 124 7 South Carolina 105 8 LSU 103 9 Arkansas 90 10 Ole Miss 69 11 Alabama 66 12 Mississippi State 40 13 Kentucky 37 14 Missouri 24 The Tigers begin their spring slate on Friday, January 13 at the Duel in the Desert featuring Texas Tech, Kansas and Georgia in Indian Wells, California. Auburn’s home opener is at home against Iowa State on Friday, January 20 at noon CT.