2017 FALL PREVIEW: Blanchester girls tennis


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The Blanchester High School girls tennis team, from left to right, front row, Alexis Vestal, Erin Wilson, Korie White, Grace King, Lilly Tedrick; back row, assistant coach Mike Sexton, Kayla Allen, Taylor Bradley, Terra Wichterman, Lydia Falgner, head coach Matt Sexton.


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TEAM RECORD, LEAGUE FINISH IN 2016

11-6 overall, 5-1 SBC National Division co-champions (sixth straight National Division title – SBC record over the last 9 years – 59-5)

HEAD COACH

Matt Sexton, 15th year overall (12th at Blanchester)

HEAD COACH’S RECORD

96-73 at BHS, 108-112 overall

COACHES IN PROGRAM

Mike Sexton, varsity assistant

NUMBER OF STARTERS RETURNING

4

NUMBER OF RETURNING LETTER WINNERS

4

KEY PLAYERS RETURNING

Erin Wilson, 1st team All-SBAAC 2016, 2nd team All-SBAAC 2015; Lilly Tedrick, 1st team All-SBAAC 2016, 2nd team All-SBAAC 2015; Alexis Vestal; Korie White

KEY NEWCOMERS

Grace King, Kayla Allen, Lydia Falgner, Lexie Winemiller, first time in varsity lineup full-time

KEY PLAYERS LOST

Brooke Honaker, Emily Speakman, Megan Weber, all to graduation. Honaker, 3 time 1st team All-SBAAC, 2 time SBC National Division player of the year; Speakman, 2 time 1st team All-SBAAC

PREDICTED DIVISION FINISH:

East Clinton, they have most of their team back and should be very strong in first year back in the National Division. They were the last team to beat us in SBC play before CNE did it last year.

LEAGUE TITLES

10 (2003, 2004, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)

DISTRICT, REGIONAL, STATE TITLES

0

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

I’m pleased with how hard the girls have worked this offsesaon. They really used last year’s loss to CNE as motivation, which was good to see. I’m looking forward to getting started and seeing how we line up.

SCHEDULE

August

Aug 11 vs Western Brown 4 pm @BHS; Aug 15 vs Colerain PPD @BHS; Aug 16 @Little Miami 4 pm; Aug 17 vs Felicity 4 pm @BHS; Aug 19 Blanchester Invitational 9 am; Aug 21 Blanchester Invitational 4 pm; Aug 22 @Clermont Northeastern 4 pm; Aug 23 vs East Clinton 4 pm; Aug 24 @Bethel-Tate 4 pm; Aug 28 @Bethel-Tate 4 pm; Aug 29 @Western Brown 4 pm

September

Sept 5 @Madeira 4 pm; Sept 6 vs Batavia 4 pm @BHS; Sept 12 @Felicity 4 pm; Sept 13 vs Clermont Northeastern 4 pm; Sept 14 @Coaches Classic 3 pm; Sept 16 @Coaches Classic TBA; Sept 18 @New Richmond 4 pm; Sept 19 @East Clinton 4 pm; Sept 20 @West Clermont 4 pm; Sept 21 vs Bethel-Tate 4 pm @BHS; Sept 27 SBAAC tournament 4 pm @Wilmington

October

Oct 5 Sectional tournament 8:30 am @Lindner Tennis Center.

The Blanchester High School girls tennis team, from left to right, front row, Alexis Vestal, Erin Wilson, Korie White, Grace King, Lilly Tedrick; back row, assistant coach Mike Sexton, Kayla Allen, Taylor Bradley, Terra Wichterman, Lydia Falgner, head coach Matt Sexton.
http://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2017/08/web1_GTEN_blanteam2.jpgThe Blanchester High School girls tennis team, from left to right, front row, Alexis Vestal, Erin Wilson, Korie White, Grace King, Lilly Tedrick; back row, assistant coach Mike Sexton, Kayla Allen, Taylor Bradley, Terra Wichterman, Lydia Falgner, head coach Matt Sexton. Mark Huber | News Journal

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