2013 Boys Tennis Capsules

Published: Thursday, March 21, 2013 11:33 p.m. CDT

Dixon Dukes

Coach: Steve Boll (7th season, 50-58)

2012 record: 6-11, 1-7 Northern Illinois Big 12

2012 postseason: Fourth at Rock Island Sectional

Roster

Michael Barth sr.

Max Bennon sr.

Brenan Chacon sr.

Thomas Clemens sr.

Alex Faivre sr.

Bryce Fellows sr.

Kurt Gale sr.

Joey Hammitt sr.

Jeremy Harris sr.

Cameron Hicks sr.

Matt Kerr sr.

James Bass jr.

John Brechon jr.

Andy Clark jr.

Justin Gardne rjr.

Brandon Helfrich jr.

Romulo Lobo jr.

Samuel James so.

Keenan Longan so.

Ian South so.

Justin Wilson so.

Devin Attig fr.

Michael Gale fr.

Zack Healy fr.

Bailey McClain fr.

Sam McCullough fr.

Josh Payne fr.

Bryce Stanley fr.

Coach's outlook: With a large number of returning seniors, we look to improve our record as well as bettering our chance of advancing players during sectionals. Many of our varsity players have been playing during the offseason and will start this season ready to play. We have a very athletic group of players and should see them develop throughout the season. 

Newman Comets

Coach: Ann Propheter (9th season)

2012 record: 12-9

2012 postseason: Third at Rock Island Sectional

Roster

Brian Bahrs sr.

Connor Brown sr.

Luke LeMay sr.

Nic Miller sr.

Alex Morgan sr.

Ryan Schaab sr.

Lucas Terveer sr.

Jacob Ardis jr.

Andy Eifel jr.

J.P. Neisewander jr.

Todd Nelson jr.

Andrew Schmitt jr.

Drew Berger so.

Ken Ellorando so.

Jakob Frank so.

Elliott Frankfother so.

Luke Hodge so.

Connor Knack so.

Noah Leffelman so.

Tucker Shoemaker so.

Coach's outlook: We lost our top four players to graduation and only have two returning seniors, Connor Brown and Alex Morgan. We have two returning juniors – Jacob Ardis and J.P. Neisewander – who had varsity playing time last year. Returning players who will see varsity playing time are Drew Berger, Noah Leffelman, and Andrew Schmitt. Seniors who did not play last year but may also be in the varsity mix include: Brian Bahrs, Luke LeMay, Nic Miller, Ryan Schaab, and Lucas Terveer.

Sterling Golden Warriors

Coach: Kip Aitken (4th season, 27-18)

2012 record: 7-8, 4-5 Northern Illinois Big 12

2012 postseason: 

Roster

Christian Aguilar sr.

Chandler Allen sr.

Cuauhtemoc Barron sr.

Jonathon Downing sr.

Lucas Hemminger sr.

Maxwell Kasprzak sr.

Micah Khuntangta sr.

Dasan Klingenberg sr.

Victor Renteria sr.

Manuel Reyes sr.

Cody Woodyatt sr.

Christian Grove jr.

Kiel Manus jr.

Chase Pipes jr.

Dustin Stoudt jr.

Joel Wetzell jr.

Matthew Williams jr.

Gage Bright so.

Zarak Khan so.

Lane Martells so.

Jacob Reynolds so.

Alex Gallardo fr.

Saul Juarez fr.

Jonah Khuntangta fr.

Makinley Klingenberg fr.

Juan Lopez fr.

Jacob Mohr fr.

Jack Nitz fr.

Coach's outlook: The Golden Warriors will feature many players assuming new roles. Losing seven of eight starters has opened up a lot of positions for players to step into. One silver lining from 2012’s injury-riddled season is that several bench players had a taste of starting last year, which should help us from an experience standpoint. The addition of several talented younger players to push the older players will help us develop faster this season.

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