’16 PREVIEW: Blanchester High School tennis


Compiled by Mark Huber



The Blanchester High School tennis team, from left to right, Kayla Dugger, Tomas Oldham, Sean McCarty, Matt Burden, Nick Grogg, Jed Turpin, Brendan Daughtery and assistant coach Reilly Hopkins. Team members Jacob Miller, Wesley Mitchell, Dakota Penquite and Hunter Miller and head coach Scott Shepard were not present for the photograph.


Courtesy Photo

TEAM RECORD IN 2015

11-4 overall, 5-1 and champions of the Southern Buckeye Athletic & Academic Conference National Division.

COACH

Scott Shepard, 17th season

COACH’S RECORD

143-95 in 16 seasons as BHS head coach

NUMBER OF RETURNING STARTERS

2

KEY PLAYERS RETURNING

Two starters Sean McCarty and Matt Burden return to lead the Wildcats.

KEY NEWCOMERS

All first-time players

KEY PLAYERS LOST

To graduation we lost Trey Lynch, Chase Denham, Zane Bolin and Reilly Hopkins.

RIGHT NOW I LIKE

Our chances to compete efffectively in the SBAAC

RIGHT NOW WE NEED TO IMPROVE

Our match experience

LEAGUE FAVORITE

Bethel-Tate should be good again this year. We had two great matches with them last year. Felicity is returning the SBAAC National Division player of the year and three-year No. 1 singles player Devin Denune.

ROSTER

Seniors: Matt Burden, Sean McCarty, Nick Grogg, Kayla Dugger, Jed Turpin, Tomas Oldham, Brendan Daughtery

Juniors: Dakota Penquite

Sophomores: Wesley Mitchell

Freshmen: Jacob Miller, Hunter Miller

SCHEDULE

March 28 vs New Richmond 4 pm; March 29 vs Felicity 4 pm; March 31 @Clermont NE 4 pm; April 4 vs Fenwick 4 pm; April 5 @Bethel-Tate 4 pm; April 6 vs Little Miami 4 pm; April 12 @New Richmond 4 pm; April 14 vs Amelia 4 pm; April 16 vs Wilmington 9 am @Wilmington Inv;

April 18 vs Batavia 4 pm; April 19 vs Norwood 4 pm; April 20 vs Hillsboro 4 pm; April 21 @Felicity 4 pm; April 25 @Little Miami 4 pm; April 26 vs Clermont NE 4 pm; April 27 vs Waynesville 4 pm; May 2 vs Bethel-Tate 4 pm; May 4 @Hillsboro 4 pm

The Blanchester High School tennis team, from left to right, Kayla Dugger, Tomas Oldham, Sean McCarty, Matt Burden, Nick Grogg, Jed Turpin, Brendan Daughtery and assistant coach Reilly Hopkins. Team members Jacob Miller, Wesley Mitchell, Dakota Penquite and Hunter Miller and head coach Scott Shepard were not present for the photograph.
http://wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_TN_blanteam.jpgThe Blanchester High School tennis team, from left to right, Kayla Dugger, Tomas Oldham, Sean McCarty, Matt Burden, Nick Grogg, Jed Turpin, Brendan Daughtery and assistant coach Reilly Hopkins. Team members Jacob Miller, Wesley Mitchell, Dakota Penquite and Hunter Miller and head coach Scott Shepard were not present for the photograph. Courtesy Photo

Compiled by Mark Huber

Reach Mark Huber at 937-556-5765, or on Twitter @wnjsports.

Reach Mark Huber at 937-556-5765, or on Twitter @wnjsports.

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