2017 FALL PREVIEW: Wilmington High School girls tennis


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The Wilmington High School girls tennis team, from left to right, front row, Kathryn Yurek, Gracie Conger, Annie Osborn, Sydney Johnston, Brooklyn Nielsen, Sophie Blessing; back row, Kristina Walt, Josie Nichols, Allie Kees, Zane Bekheet, Rachel Barker, Sophie Reed, Emma Schroeder. Team member Holli Anderson was not present for the photo.


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TEAM RECORD, LEAGUE FINISH IN 2016

12-5 (10-2) 2nd in SCOL

HEAD COACH, YRS COACHING

Doug Cooper, sixth year

HEAD COACH’S RECORD

55-32 (39-9 in league)

COACHES IN PROGRAM

Junior varsity Coach Keith Gilbert; assistant coach Steve Reed

NUMBER OF STARTERS RETURNING

4

NUMBER OF RETURNING LETTER WINNERS

4

KEY PLAYERS RETURNING

1st team All-SCOL players Sophie Reed (Sr) and Brooklyn Nielsen (Jr), along with Allie Kees (Soph) and Emma Schroeder (Jr)

KEY NEWCOMERS

Zane Bekheet (Jr), Kristina Walt (Jr)

KEY PLAYERS LOST

Graduated 1st team All-SCOL players Veronica Ilg and Katie Schroeder

PREDICTED DIVISION FINISH

We will be competitive in the American Division. Having not played most of the teams, it’s difficult to come in and make a prediction. We promise to compete and improve each week.

LEAGUE TITLES

1

ANYTHING ELSE YOU’D LIKE TO SAY ABOUT TEAM, SEASON

We are a very young team with only one senior, but we have a few players with varsity experience. Players moving up from JV have a learning curve ahead, but they are progressing very nicely. All of our returning players, as well as Zane Bekheet have been working very hard in our summer program, and it shows. On the JV side, we have some players out for tennis for the first time, many of whom have been in our summer program and are ready to compete.

We are looking forward to tennis in the SBAAC. It’s great to be in a conference once again that actually has a league tennis tournament. We are looking forward to hosting both the American and National division tournaments at our courts. We, along with Mason and Centerville, have enough courts and space to host OHSAA and USTA tournament events. I’m glad the SBAAC recognizes this and we are happy to welcome both divisional tournaments to our tennis complex, which we are very proud of.

ROSTER

Holli Anderson 12, Sophie Reed 12, Zane Bekheet 11, Syndey Johnston 11, Brooklyn Nielsen 11, Emma Shroeder 11, Kristina Walt 11, Kathryn Yurek 11, Annie Osborn 10, Rachel Barker 10, Sophia Blessing 10, Allie Kees 10, Josie Nichols 10, Gracie Conger 9

SCHEDULE

August

Aug 11 vs Talawanda 4 pm @WHS; Aug 12 vs Strongsville 4 pm @WHS; Aug 15 @Clinton-Massie 4 pm; Aug 17 vs Kings 4 pm @WHS; Aug 19 vs Perry @Lindner Center Noon; Aug 22 vs Western Brown 4 pm @WHS; Aug 24 @New Richmond 4 pm; Aug 26 Hurricane Invitational 9 am @WHS; Aug 30 vs Miami Trace 4 pm @WHS; Aug 31 @Goshen 4 pm

September

Sept 6 vs Lebanon 4 pm @WHS; Sept 7 vs Batavia 4 pm @WHS; Sept 13 vs Clinton-Massie 4 pm @WHS; Sept 14 @Coaches Classic 3 pm; Sept 16 @Coaches Classic 8 am; Sept 19 @Western Brown 4 pm; Sept 20 @Batavia 4 pm; Sept 21 vs New Richmond 4 pm @WHS; Sept 25 @Beavercreek 4 pm; Sept 26 vs Goshen 4 pm @WHS; Sept 29 SBAAC Tournament @WHS Noon

October

Oct 3 vs Centerville 415 pm @WHS

The Wilmington High School girls tennis team, from left to right, front row, Kathryn Yurek, Gracie Conger, Annie Osborn, Sydney Johnston, Brooklyn Nielsen, Sophie Blessing; back row, Kristina Walt, Josie Nichols, Allie Kees, Zane Bekheet, Rachel Barker, Sophie Reed, Emma Schroeder. Team member Holli Anderson was not present for the photo.
http://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2017/08/web1_TEN_whsteam.jpgThe Wilmington High School girls tennis team, from left to right, front row, Kathryn Yurek, Gracie Conger, Annie Osborn, Sydney Johnston, Brooklyn Nielsen, Sophie Blessing; back row, Kristina Walt, Josie Nichols, Allie Kees, Zane Bekheet, Rachel Barker, Sophie Reed, Emma Schroeder. Team member Holli Anderson was not present for the photo. Courtesy Photo

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