2017 FALL PREVIEW: SBAAC girls tennis


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Batavia Bulldogs

TEAM RECORD, LEAGUE FINISH IN 2016

2-14

HEAD COACH

Tom Smith 3rd year

COACHES IN PROGRAM

Assistant coach Greg Zagar

NUMBER OF STARTERS RETURNING

6

NUMBER OF RETURNING LETTER WINNERS

6

KEY PLAYERS RETURNING

Sarah Farris, Paige Strassel

KEY NEWCOMERS

Shelby Gatto

ROSTER

Sarah Farris 12, Paige Strasel 12, Sam Roberts 12, Erin Turner 10, Amiott Alizah 10, Miranda Holmes 10, Chani Shelton 10, Megan Wallace 10, Shelby Gatto 12, Cailey Hamilton 11.

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

We have three first-year players, four second-year players and three third-year players. We are a young inexperienced team. All of our matches are away because at the moment we do not have tennis courts. Currently, we have three new tennis courts being constructed on our campus.

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Clermont Northeastern Rockets

TEAM RECORD 2016

12-4 overall, 5-1 league co champions

HEAD COACH

Liz Benjamin, sixth year as head coach

HEAD COACH’S RECORD

20-15 the last 2 years

COACHES IN PROGRAM

2 (one boys coach, 1 girls coach)

NUMBER OF STARTERS RETURNING

3

NUMBER OF RETURNING LETTER WINNERS

7

KEY PLAYERS RETURNING

Leah Decatur (2 time all league in doubles), Elizabeth Glancy (2nd team all league)

KEY PLAYERS LOST

Chandra Griffis (co-SBAAC player of the year 2016, 3-time all league, 5-1 league record last year, graduation); Cheyanne Stahl (2-time all league in doubles, graduation)

PREDICTED DIVISION FINISH

Would love to defend league title

LEAGUE TITLES

2

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

We have several newbies, as our program continues to grow

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Goshen Warriors

TEAM RECORD 2016

11-6 overall, tied 2nd in SBAAC

HEAD COACH

Bryce Blanton, fifth season overall, third with girls, two with boys

HEAD COACH’S RECORD, YRS COACHING SPORT

15-17-1 in two years with girls program

COACHES IN PROGRAM

Assistant Paul Sullivan

NUMBER OF STARTERS RETURNING

5

NUMBER OF RETURNING LETTER WINNERS

6

KEY PLAYERS RETURNING

Caroline Clifton, first team All-SBAAC; Kelsey Salmons, first team All-SBAAC; Sami Huhn, GCTCA third singles champion in 2016; Dinah Middick, three-year letterwinner; Kassandra Palafox, three-year letterwinner

KEY NEWCOMERS

Shayna Velagic and Morgan Horr at second doubles

KEY PLAYERS LOST

Regan Cravens, graduate, two-time second team All-SBAAC; Bailey Glass, two-year letterwinner

LEAGUE TITLES

0

DISTRICT, REGIONAL, STATE TITLES

0

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

This a great group of athletes who have been playing together since their freshman year. They put in a lot of work during the offseason and continue to build a strong program at Goshen. Each year the team has improved and the girls are excited to get match play started.

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Western Brown Broncos

TEAM RECORD, LEAGUE FINISH IN 2016

14- 4 2nd place in the American Division

HEAD COACH

Gregg McKenzie, 8th year

HEAD COACH’S RECORD

89-39 in 7 seasons

NUMBER OF STARTERS RETURNING

5

NUMBER OF RETURNING LETTER WINNERS

5

KEY PLAYERS RETURNING

Hanna Young , 1st team SBAAC (undefeated last season); Becca Carroll; Savanna Roades; Brooklyn O’Hara, 2nd team SBAAC last season

KEY NEWCOMERS

Taylor Lewis; Hannah Brashear

KEY PLAYERS LOST

Kasi Boyd 1st singles, graduated

PREDICTED DIVISION FINISH

Unknown with Clinton Massie and Wilmington joining the league

LEAGUE TITLES

Six since program was established in 2002

DISTRICT, REGIONAL, STATE TITLES

None

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

We have a solid line-up and look forward to being competitive throughout the season.

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New Richmond Lady Lions

TEAM RECORD, LEAGUE FINISH IN 2016

10-0 League Champs

HEAD COACH

Terri Flamm 9 years

COACHES IN PROGRAM

Kathy Reid Asst Varsity

NUMBER OF STARTERS RETURNING

2

NUMBER OF RETURNING LETTER WINNERS

5

KEY PLAYERS RETURNING

Kara O’Toole, Kaleigh Pratt, Madeline Walls, Elise Bezold, Skylar Grady

KEY NEWCOMERS

Sophia Dragoo, Julie Harrison, Jazmyn Hinkston

KEY PLAYERS LOST

Krista Reid, Taylor Cardarelli, Tori Loving, Lily Cahall, Maria Steinmetz

PREDICTED DIVISION FINISH

Top 3

LEAGUE TITLES

4 in the last 12 years

ROSTER

Elise Bezold 12, Skylar Grady 12, Jazmyn Hinkson 12, Kara O’Toole 12, Kaleigh Pratt 12, Kelly Schmidt 12, Madeline Walls 12, Julianna Harrison 11, Ashlee Stevens 11, Melissa Ewald 10, Leah Heiden 10, Shelley Kirtley 10, Ellie Mansfield 10, Madeleine Marrs 10, Brooke Robbins 10, Katie Rufft 10, Sophia Dragoo 9, Cece Gilpin 9, Emma Kussman 9, Koryn Manning 9

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