2017 FALL PREVIEW: Clinton-Massie girls tennis


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The Clinton-Massie High School girls tennis team, from left to right, front row, Hailey Stinchcomb, Claire Carruthers, Megan Wonderly, Anne Thompson; back row, Raelee Schulz, Paige Wood, Nina Lazic, Jenn Callewaert, Hailey Clayborn, and Kari Cragwall.


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TEAM RECORD 2016

10-8, 4th in SCOL

HEAD COACH

Lynn Deatherage, 4th year tennis coach

HEAD COACH’S RECORD

21-34 overall, including 19-17 last two years

NUMBER OF STARTERS RETURNING

5

NUMBER OF RETURNING LETTER WINNERS

5

KEY PLAYERS RETURNING

Junior Hailey Clayborn 18-6 last season at first singles, 8-4 in the SCOL, and runner-up in the Wilmington Invitational. She played 3 rounds in the D2 Sectional tournament and first team All-SCOL. Senior Anne Thompson 16-7 last season at second singles, 8-4 in SCOL, runner-up in the Wilmington Invitational, and 2nd team All-SCOL. Seniors Claire Carruthers and Hailey Stinchcomb are back for doubles play where they went 14-9 last season. Senior Megan Wonderly, 13-9 last season, also brings solid varsity experience.

KEY NEWCOMERS

Sophomores Nina Lazic and Raelee Schulz move up from the JV roster and expect to make important contributions.

KEY PLAYERS LOST

Morgan Edgar and Amber Winemiller, both to graduation

PREDICTED DIVISION FINISH

In the SBAAC, we expect to battle with New Richmond and Wilmington, because they are perennial powers with deep feeder programs. Although we see the new league opponents at sectionals, we don’t have much match history to base predictions.

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

The girls have worked hard in the off-season and are off to a good start. Team chemistry and depth are better than we’ve seen in years. We’re excited to hit the courts and face new competition in the SBAAC.

SCHEDULE

(NOTE: all matches begin at 4 p.m., unless noted otherwise)

August

11-Aug Hillsboro H; 14-Aug Lebanon H; 15-Aug Wilmington H; 16-Aug East Clinton A; 17-Aug Little Miami H; 21-Aug Miami Trace H; 22-Aug New Richmond A; 24-Aug Goshen A; 26-Aug Hurricane Invite 9 am at WHS; 28-Aug Hillsboro A; 31-Aug Batavia H

September

5-Sep East Clinton H; 6-Sep Little Miami A; 7-Sep Western Brown A; 12-Sep Western Brown H; 13-Sep Wilmington A; 14-Sep GCTCA Classic A; 16-Sep GCTCA Classic A; 18-Sep Miami Trace A; 19-Sep New Richmond H; 21-Sep Goshen H; 26-Sep Batavia H; 28-Sep SBAAC Tourney A WHS

October

8-Oct Sectional Finals ATP

The Clinton-Massie High School girls tennis team, from left to right, front row, Hailey Stinchcomb, Claire Carruthers, Megan Wonderly, Anne Thompson; back row, Raelee Schulz, Paige Wood, Nina Lazic, Jenn Callewaert, Hailey Clayborn, and Kari Cragwall.
http://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2017/08/web1_TEN_cmteam.jpgThe Clinton-Massie High School girls tennis team, from left to right, front row, Hailey Stinchcomb, Claire Carruthers, Megan Wonderly, Anne Thompson; back row, Raelee Schulz, Paige Wood, Nina Lazic, Jenn Callewaert, Hailey Clayborn, and Kari Cragwall. Courtesy Photo

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