2017 SPRING SPORTS PREVIEW: East Clinton High School tennis


Compiled by Mark Huber



The East Clinton tennis team, from left to right, front row, Jake Howard, John Cline, Blake Bronson, Josh Cline, Elijah Howard, Blake Williams; back row, head coach Bill Hrabak, Levi Bambic, Jaren Evans, Hayden Pirman, Luke Meares.

The East Clinton tennis team, from left to right, front row, Jake Howard, John Cline, Blake Bronson, Josh Cline, Elijah Howard, Blake Williams; back row, head coach Bill Hrabak, Levi Bambic, Jaren Evans, Hayden Pirman, Luke Meares.


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TEAM RECORD IN 2016

3-10 overall, 3-7 SCOL

COACH

Bill Hrabak, second season

COACH’S RECORD

3-10

NUMBER OF RETURNING LETTERWINNERS

6

KEY PLAYERS RETURNING

Singles, senior Luke Meares and junior Alex Pence; doubles, junior Jaren Evans.

KEY NEWCOMERS

Freshmen John Cline, Josh Cline, Jacob Howard, Blake Williams, Hayden Pirman

KEY PLAYERS LOST

1st team All SCOL singles Paul Luttrell and first doubles player Travis Knell.

ANYTHING ELSE YOU’D LIKE TO SAY ABOUT TEAM

2017 Projection: Senior Luke Meares (8-1 in SCOL, second singles) returns as the Astros clear cut No. 1 singles. A 2016 late season singles victory propels junior Alex Pence into the 2nd singles spot. Jaren Evans returns as half of the Astros best doubles team. Bambic, Howard and Bronson frequently made up parts of the Astros second doubles team and will compete to fill Travis Knell’s spot at first doubles. Open competition for the third singles position, Evans partner on the first doubles team and both spots on the second doubles team will come from Levi Bambic, Elijah Howard, Blake Bronson, Jake Howard, Josh Cline, John Cline, Blake Williams and Hayden Pirman.

ROSTER

Seniors – Luke Meares 2016 /2nd Team All SCOL, 3 letters; Levi Bambic 1 letter; Elijah Howard 2 letters.

Juniors – Jaren Evans 2 letters, Alex Pence 2 letters, Blake Bronson 2 letters

Freshman – John Cline, Josh Cline, Jacob Howard, Blake Williams, Hayden Pirman

SCHEDULE

March

29-@Hillsboro 4 pm; 31-@Miami Trace 4 pm

April

3-Washington CH @EC 4 pm; 5-Chillicothe @EC 4 pm; 10-@Wilmington 4 pm; 12-@Clinton-Massie 4 pm; 17-Miami Trace @EC 4 pm; 19-@Washington CH 4 pm; 21-@Chillicothe 4 pm; 24-@Waynesville 4 pm; 26-Wilmington @EC 4 pm; 28-Clinton-Massie @EC 4 pm

May

1-Hillsboro @EC 4 pm; 8-Sectional @Lindner Tennis Center 8:30 am

The East Clinton tennis team, from left to right, front row, Jake Howard, John Cline, Blake Bronson, Josh Cline, Elijah Howard, Blake Williams; back row, head coach Bill Hrabak, Levi Bambic, Jaren Evans, Hayden Pirman, Luke Meares.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2017/03/web1_TN_ecteam.jpgThe East Clinton tennis team, from left to right, front row, Jake Howard, John Cline, Blake Bronson, Josh Cline, Elijah Howard, Blake Williams; back row, head coach Bill Hrabak, Levi Bambic, Jaren Evans, Hayden Pirman, Luke Meares. Mark Huber | News Journal

Compiled by Mark Huber