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High school tennis previews

High school tennis previews

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Coaches: Boys-Archie Roberts; Girls-Janelle Brooks.

Top players: Girls-Sr. Lydia Tillapaugh, Hanna Pettigrew, Marela Luciano.

Outlook: Tillapaugh returns to lead the girls team after playing No. 1 singles as a sophomore.


Coaches: Boys-Kevin Linza; Girls-Marla Aste.

Top players: Boys-Jr. Jason Ransom, Jr. Silas Lacey, Jr. Evan Gaulard. Girls-Jr. Lea Perez, Jr. Rachel Margelos, Sr. Gillian Salsberry, So. Kailana Reed, So. Erika Arroyo.

Outlook: Perez and Salisberry give the girls two three-year varsity players. Without a senior, the Chargers’ top four returning boys players are juniors.


Coaches: Boys-Matt Malobicky; Girls-Jimmie Williams.

Top players: Boys-Sr. Matt Leonard. Girls-Jr. Abbey Flowers, J. Mac Watkins, So. Natalie Holt, Fr. Meredith Stapleton, Fr. Adele Granger.

Outlook: Leonard returns to lead the boys after playing No. 1 singles as a sophomore. The girls will rely on youth.


Coaches: Boys-Preston Will; Girls-Alex Curnow.

Top players: Boys-Jr. Bryce Johnson, Jr. Joey Galvin, Jr. Zach Lennox, Fr. Julius Ferlazzo, Fr. Morgan Kidd, Fr. Jack Fincher, So. Jason Manne. Girls-So. Miranda McCoy, So. Eliie Castro, Jr. Ainsley Ayers.

Outlook: Sophomores McCoy and Castro should make the Cyclone girls formidable at the top in singles and doubles. The boys have no seniors but plenty of depth and balance.


Coaches: Boys-Greg Sprow; Girls-Bob Coffin.

Top players: Boys-Max Freitag, Lucas Umberger. Girls-Lauren Wentzel.

Outlook: Both programs are starting essentially from scratch with new coaches and relatively new lineups.


Coaches: Boys-Mark Fontana; Girls-Rachel Hicks.

Top players: Boys-So. Drew DiFillipo, So. Jordan Low, So. Luke Wahlquist. Girls-So. Sidney Wright, Sr. Melia Smith, Jr. Emmy Lou Harold.

Outlook: Wright, a sophomore with plenty of experience, make take over the No. 1 seed for the girls. The boys’ lineup will be dominated by sophomores.



Coach: Greg Palmer

Top players: Girls-Abbie Hopkins, Sarah Schulte.

Outlook: Both squads—especially the boys—will be young and inexperienced.



Coach: Boys-Zack Springer; Girls-Katie McWilliams.

Top players: Boys-So. Elijah Harrington; Jr. Colton Metzger. Girls-Jr. Lauren Bates, Jr. Ashley Lauritzen.

Outlook: Bates won a playoff match as a freshman in 2019 and moves into the girls’ No. 1 singles spot. The boys have a new coach and will be in rebuilding mode.

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