2017 SPRING SPORTS PREVIEW: Blanchester High School tennis


Compiled by Mark Huber



The Blanchester High School tennis team, from left to right, Hunter Miller, Ian Heeg, Cody McCollister, Wesley Mitchell, Jake Miller, William Rannells, Tanner Kellerman. Team members Hunter Collier and Jake Burden were not present for the photo.

The Blanchester High School tennis team, from left to right, Hunter Miller, Ian Heeg, Cody McCollister, Wesley Mitchell, Jake Miller, William Rannells, Tanner Kellerman. Team members Hunter Collier and Jake Burden were not present for the photo.


Courtesy Photo

TEAM RECORD IN 2016

10-5 overall, 5-1 in SBAAC National Division, co-champions with Felicity-Franklin

COACH

Scott Shepard, 18th season

COACH’S RECORD

185-148

COACHES IN PROGRAM

Reilly Hopkins, second year as assistant

NUMBER OF RETURNING LETTERWINNERS

2

NUMBER OF RETURNING STARTERS

2

KEY PLAYERS RETURNING

Jake Miller, moves to first singles from second singles last year, first team All-SBAAC; Wesley Mitchell, moves to second singles from first doubles a year ago, first team All-SBAAC

KEY NEWCOMERS

Hunter Miller, first doubles; Jake Burden, third singles; Hunter Collier, first doubles; Ian Heeg, second doubles; Tanner Kellerman, second doubles; William Rannells; Cody McCollister

KEY PLAYERS LOST

Kayla Dugger, first doubles last season, first team All-SBAAC; Matt Burden, first singles, first team All-SBAAC; Nick Grogg, third singles, second team All-SBAAC; Tomas Oldham and Jed Turpin, second doubles

RIGHT NOW I LIKE

Our recruiting class. Our new players are good athletes and potentially good tennis players, but we lack match experience and the weather has been rough the past couple of weeks.

LEAGUE FAVORITE

Past few years it’s been a three-way race for league between us, Felicity and Bethel-Tate.

SCHEDULE

March

27-New Richmond @BHS 4 pm; 28-Hillsboro @BHS 4 pm; 29-@Western Brown 4 pm; 30-Clermont Northeastern @BHS 4 pm

April

4-@Hillsboro 4 pm; 5-Bethel-Tate @BHS 4 pm; 11-@New Richmond 4 pm; 12-Western Brown @BHS 4 pm; 13-@Amelia 4 pm; 17-Batavia @BHS 4 pm; 18-@Norwood 4 pm; 20-Felicity @BHS 4 pm; 22-@Wilmington Invitational 9 am; 25-@Clermont Northeastern 4 pm; 26-Batavia @BHS; 27-@Felicity 4 pm

May

1-@Bethel-Tate 4 pm; 3-Madeira @BHS 4 pm

The Blanchester High School tennis team, from left to right, Hunter Miller, Ian Heeg, Cody McCollister, Wesley Mitchell, Jake Miller, William Rannells, Tanner Kellerman. Team members Hunter Collier and Jake Burden were not present for the photo.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2017/03/web1_TN_bhsteam.jpgThe Blanchester High School tennis team, from left to right, Hunter Miller, Ian Heeg, Cody McCollister, Wesley Mitchell, Jake Miller, William Rannells, Tanner Kellerman. Team members Hunter Collier and Jake Burden were not present for the photo. Courtesy Photo

Compiled by Mark Huber