2016 PREVIEW: Wilmington High School girls tennis


Compiled by Mark Huber



The Wilmington High School girls tennis team, from left to right, front row, Katie Schroeder, Averi Vance, Emily Davis, Joanna Gonzalez, Kalista Adkins, Veronica Ilg; back row, Kristina Walt, Emma Schroeder, Annie Osborne, Zane Bekheet, Brooklyn Nielsen, Allie Kees, Sophie Reed. Team members not present for the photo were Holli Anderson and Sydney Ilg.


Courtesy Photo

TEAM RECORD IN 2015S

12-7 overall, 10-2 in SCOL

COACH

Doug Cooper

COACH’S RECORD

43-27 overall, 29-6 in SCOL, all at WHS

OTHER COACHES IN PROGRAM

Tyler Williams, Steve Reed

NUMBER OF RETURNING LETTERWINNERS

5

NUMBER OF RETURNING STARTERS

5

KEY PLAYERS RETURNING

Kalista Adkins, Sydney Ilg, Veronica Ilg, Sophie Reed, Katie Schroeder

KEY NEWCOMERS

Emily Davis, Allie Kees, Brooklyn Nielsen

KEY PLAYERS LOST

Allison Brooks – 85 career wins, 1st Team All-Conference (four years), Singles Champion in GCTCA 2015 (Runner-up 2014), Wilmington Invitational 2015, and Clinton County Tournament (2). Greater Cincinnati Tennis Coaches Association Distinguished Player Award

Mai Cooper – 1st Team All-SCOL (two years)

RIGHT NOW I LIKE …

I like that so many players came ready for the season on Day 1. We have players who have worked long and hard in the off-season and it shows.

RIGHT NOW WE NEED TO IMPROVE …

Consistency of serves

LEAGUE FAVORITE

Chillicothe

ANYTHING ELSE YOU’D LIKE TO SAY ABOUT TEAM …

This team has excellent chemistry. We don’t have any superstars, but we have good tennis players up and down the courts. I’ve never had this many players with solid fundamentals on the first day of the season, a testament to a lot of hard work in the off-season and our excellent youth program.

ROSTER

Kalista Adkins 12; Emily Davis 12; Joanna Gonzales 12; Sydney Ilg 12; Veronica Ilg 12; Katie Schroeder 12; Averi Vance 12; Holli Anderson 11; Sophie Reed 11; Zane Bekheet 10; Brooklyn Nielsen 10; Emma Shroeder 10; Kristina Walt 10; Allie Kees 9; Annie Osborne 9

SCHEDULE

8/12, 3pm Talawanda Home; 8/13, 10 am Strongsville Home; 8/16, 4 pm Beavercreek Away; 8/18, 4:30 pm Hillsboro Home; 8/20, TBA Western & Southern Open Away; 8/23, 4:30 pm Miami Trace Home; 8/24, 4 pm Kings Home; 8/25, 4:30 pm Clinton-Massie Away; 8/27, 9 am Hurricane Invitational Home; 8/30, 4:30 pm Washington Court House Home; 8/31, 4 pm Anderson Home

9/1, 4:30 pm East Clinton Home; 9/6, 4:30 pm Chillicothe Away; 9/13, 4:30 pm Hillsboro Away; 9/15, 4:30 pm Miami Trace Away; 9/20, 4:30 pm Clinton-Massie Home; 9/22, 3 pm GCTCA Away; 9/24, 8 am GCTCA Away; 9/26, 4:30 pm Washington Court House Away; 9/27, 4:30 pm East Clinton Away; 9/29, 4:30 pm Chillicothe Home

The Wilmington High School girls tennis team, from left to right, front row, Katie Schroeder, Averi Vance, Emily Davis, Joanna Gonzalez, Kalista Adkins, Veronica Ilg; back row, Kristina Walt, Emma Schroeder, Annie Osborne, Zane Bekheet, Brooklyn Nielsen, Allie Kees, Sophie Reed. Team members not present for the photo were Holli Anderson and Sydney Ilg.
http://wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/web1_TN_wilmteam.jpgThe Wilmington High School girls tennis team, from left to right, front row, Katie Schroeder, Averi Vance, Emily Davis, Joanna Gonzalez, Kalista Adkins, Veronica Ilg; back row, Kristina Walt, Emma Schroeder, Annie Osborne, Zane Bekheet, Brooklyn Nielsen, Allie Kees, Sophie Reed. Team members not present for the photo were Holli Anderson and Sydney Ilg. 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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