Blanchester High School tennis


Compiled by Mark Huber



The Blanchester High School tennis team, from left to right, front row, Erin Wilson, Heather O’Neill, Emily Speakman, Sarah Haines; back row, Lilly Tedrick, Brooke Honaker, Alexis Vestal, Korie White, Makayla Sturgill. Team member Megan Weber was not present for the photograph.


TEAM RECORD IN 2014

10-4 overall, 6-0 in SBC (Fourth consecutive SBC National Division title)

COACH

Matt Sexton, 13 years, 10 at BHS

COACH’S RECORD

90-99 overall, 78-60 at BHS (52-27 in SBC)

OTHER COACHES IN PROGRAM

Mike Sexton, Scott Honaker

NUMBER OF RETURNING LETTERWINNERS

3

NUMBER OF RETURNING STARTERS

3

KEY PLAYERS RETURNING

Brooke Honaker, 1st team, all-SBC 2014; Heather O’Neill, 2nd team, all-SBC 2014; Emily Speakman; Erin Wilson; Sarah Haines; Megan Weber

KEY NEWCOMERS

Lilly Tedrick, Korie White, Alexis Vestal, Makayla Sturgill

KEY PLAYERS LOST

Brooke Jones, 1st team, all-SBC 2014; 2nd team, all-SBC 2013; Abby Wilson, 1st team, all-SBC 2014; Abby Gundler, 1st team, all-SBC 2014

RIGHT NOW I LIKE …

I’m pleased with how hard the girls have worked this summer. Hopefully they will be rewarded on the court this fall.

RIGHT NOW WE NEED TO IMPROVE …

We’re still pretty inexperienced. We don’t have a lot of match experience. Also, we only have 10 players so depth could be an issue if we have any injuries.

LEAGUE FAVORITE

Bethel-Tate is always a solid team. I expect CNE and Felicity to be solid this year as well.

ANYTHING ELSE YOU’D LIKE TO SAY ABOUT TEAM …

We have won four straight SBC National Division titles. We have won 24 straight division matches. In the last 41 SBC league matches, we are 39-2. In the last 52, we are 48-4. This is the standard that has been set for this current group. It will be up to them to work hard enough to try to raise the bar even higher.

ROSTER

Heather O’Neill 12; Sarah Haines 11; Brooke Honaker 11; Emily Speakman 11; Makayla Sturgill 11; Megan Weber 11; Lilly Tedrick 10; Alexis Alexis 10; Korie White 10; Erin Wilson 10

SCHEDULE

AUGUST—8 @Clinton-Massie 10 am; 10 @Summit Country Day 4 pm; 12 vs Felicity 4pm; 13 @Clermont NE 4 pm; 15 SBC Tournament @BHS 8 am; 17 SBC Tournament @BHS 4 pm; 19 vs Clinton-Massie 430 pm; 20 @Bethel-Tate 4 pm; 27 @New Richmond 4 pm

SEPTEMBER—1 vs Amelia 4 pm; 2 @East Clinton 430 pm; 3 vs Batavia 4 pm; 8 vs Norwood 4 pm; 10 @Felicity 4 pm; 15 vs Clermont NE 4 pm; 17 @Coaches Classic TBA; 19 @Coaches Classic TBA; 22 vs Bethel-Tate 4 pm

The Blanchester High School tennis team, from left to right, front row, Erin Wilson, Heather O’Neill, Emily Speakman, Sarah Haines; back row, Lilly Tedrick, Brooke Honaker, Alexis Vestal, Korie White, Makayla Sturgill. Team member Megan Weber was not present for the photograph.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2015/08/web1_BHS.girls_.tennis2.jpgThe Blanchester High School tennis team, from left to right, front row, Erin Wilson, Heather O’Neill, Emily Speakman, Sarah Haines; back row, Lilly Tedrick, Brooke Honaker, Alexis Vestal, Korie White, Makayla Sturgill. Team member Megan Weber was not present for the photograph.

Compiled by Mark Huber