High school girls tennis glance

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Central Tigers

Coach: Seth Benton

Assistant Coach: Mitch Baker

Last season's record: 3-8

Postseason result: Lost to Farmington 5-2 in a Class 2 District 1 Team semifinal

Conference: SEMO

Returning athletes: Josey Powell, jr. (Class 2 District 1 individual singles champion); Paige Messerli, sr.; Holly Finnegan, jr.; Lauren Kimberly, jr.; Lauren Uhls, jr.; Shelby Wilkerson, jr.; Rachel Williams, jr.; Natalie Grimm, so.; Kate Harding, so.; Elizabeth Ustinov, so.

Jackson Indians

Coach: Linda Adams

Last season's record: 8-9

Postseason record: Lost to Oakville 6-0 in a Class 2 District 1 Team semifinal

Conference: SEMO

Returning athletes: Amelia Popp, sr.; Mikelle Culbreth, jr.

Notre Dame Bulldogs

Coach: Linda Ruddy and Donna Ryan

Last season's record: 12-2

Postseason result: Lost to Dexter 5-4 in a Class 1 District 1 Team semifinal

Conference: SEMO

Returning athletes: Carly Hopkins, jr.; Maddie Walker, sr.

Newcomers: Sylvia Kolda, so.; Taylor Kohlfeld, so.; Julia Kohlfeld, so.; Mia Kinder, sr.; Grace Powderly, fr.; Hattie Lou Burdin, fr.

Key players lost from last season: Reagan Kapp, Adele Soutar, Gretta Goodin, Emily Pickett

Coach's outlook on the season: These girls demonstrate an excellent work ethic, practicing with intensity each day. We have good depth and will challenge all teams we see this season.

Team's goals for the upcoming season: This team will send several players to the final state competition and continue the tradition of having a fine winning season.

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