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Tri-State Prep Tennis capsules

April 04, 2003

WASHINGTON COUNTY



Boonsboro Warriors


Coach: Wayne Lowery, 2nd year

Returning Players: Boys - David Byers, Sr. Matt Myers, Sr. Zach Stipanovic, Sr. Patrick Younkins, Jr. Curtis Harsh, So. David Craytor, So. Girls - Jenny Rotruck, Sr. Megan Harclerode, Sr. Sarah Simmons, Jr. Megan Burtner, Jr. Christy Tew, Jr. Erica Daugherty, So. Caitlin Master, So.

Newcomers: Boys - Ben Cline, Sr. Robinson Boteler, Jr. Sean Gregg, Jr. Christopher Perkins, Jr. Duston Gibbons, So. Charlie Crosby, Fr. Evan Lowery, Fr. James Simmons, Fr. Girls - Jenna McBeath, Jr. Kathleen Barger, So. Katie Magee, So. Amber Metzger, So. Julia Tritapoe, So. Stacey Wright, So. Sienna Church, Fr. Autumn Diaz, Fr. Erin Gantz, Fr. Katie Linton, Fr. Rachel Foote, Fr. Nikki Mace, Fr. Dana Mills, Fr. Kara Roberts, Fr. Amy Senay, Fr.

Coach's Outlook: "I have got a very strong boys team this year. The girls team should be really competitive."

Clear Spring Blazers


Coach: Lisa Shives, 4th year

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Returning Players: Boys - Dustin Reichard, Sr. Jesse Clopein, Jr. Drew Holler, Jr. Aaron Weber, Jr. Garret Hanshew, Jr. Andy Ogle, Jr. Ryan Faith, Jr. David Ernst, So. Kris Reese, So. Chris Socks, So. Timmy Shirley, So. Girls - Lauren Ebersole, Sr. Charly Mulligan, Sr. Tara Brown, Jr. Jennifer Fields, Jr. Courtney Robinson, Jr. Becky Burkett, Jr. Karen Gehr, Jr.

Newcomers: Boys - Jeb Detrow, So. Ryan Kelley, So. Corey Lewis, Fr. Clay Blevins, Fr. Doug McAllister, Fr. Jammi Bruno, Fr. Girls - Whitney Wolfensberger, So. Amanda Lowman, Fr. Traci Cordell, Fr. Ginny Laws, Fr. Amber Hendershot, Fr. Megan Blickenstaff, Fr. Becky Funk, Fr. Kayla Semler, Fr. Jennifer Hull, Fr. Breanne Forrest, Fr.

Coach's Outlook: "We're very optimistic that we'll have a successful season, because of the large number of athletes that are coming out. We should have great leadership with our seniors. Our younger players seem to have a lot of potential."

North Hagerstown Hubs


Coach: Lance Baker, 7th year

Returning Players: Boys - Jon Martin, Sr. Brian Huguenin, Sr. Corey Tolerton, So. David Macht, Jr. Austin Lucas, Sr. Girls -Shana Ruff, Jr. Holly Snyder, Sr. Ashley Chupp, Sr. Jennifer Fogtman, Sr. Sarah Prather, Sr. Susie Prather, So. Jenny Tolbert, Jr. Angela Pappariella, Sr. Leslie Schoeck, Jr. Abby Volk, So. Nasrene Nikpora, Sr.

Newcomers: Boys - Kyle Snodderly, Fr. Nick Breehl, Fr. Vincent Schoeck, Fr. Stefan Carspens, Jr. Jacob Austin, Fr. Girls - Brenna Bacon, Jr. Maryclare Stewart, So. Angela Hess, Fr. Lauren O'Boyle, Fr. Erin Ruff, Fr. Marissa Cho, So. Rachel Flurie, Jr. Brittany Venneman, Fr. Sarah Macht, Fr.

Baker's Outlook: "For the boys, we are kind of limited in number. If we don't have any injuries, the boys should do pretty good. The girls definitely have numbers. All of our players from last year are back and most of them are juniors. So, we are going to be young and experienced. The girls should do really well this year."

St. James Saints


Coaches: Boys - Chad Bittenbender, 1st year. Girls - Katie Fitzsimmons, 4th year

Returning Players: Boys - Mike McCormack, Sr. Ben Naylor, Sr. Dan Parks, Jr. Seth Moul, Jr. Alex Hadshi, So. Girls - Lacy Ketzner, Sr. Kristen DiGirolamo, Sr. Jessica Greenberg, Jr. Whitney Neilson, Jr. Hannah Stecova, Jr. Sarah Morgan, So.

Bittenbender's Outlook: "About 50 percent of our boys team is either going to be new or coming up from the JV. We lost a lot of doubles players to graduation. Hopefully, our singles players will be able to improve on their records."

Fitzsimmons' Outlook: "We're going to have a tough season with six new girls on the team. But they were strong JV players and I am sure that they will adapt to the varsity team. We have some good returning players. Hannah Stecova is a very strong No. 1 singles player. Lacy Ketzner and Jessica Greenberg will be our No. 1 doubles team and it should be solid."

St. Maria Goretti Gaels


Coach: Patrick McGarity, 2nd year

Returning Players: Boys - Jaidip Chakravartti, Sr. Shane Wisor, Jr. Micky McGarity, So. Girls - Marett Diamond, Sr. Valerie Cushwa, Sr. Rabia Khan, Sr. Colleen McGarity, Jr. Annalee Myer, Jr. Tasha Deneen, So. Kristen Kamas, So. Cacie Waller, So. Lauren Dennis, So.

Newcomers: Boys - Matt Barrett, Fr. Rich Holzapfel, Fr. Matt Knotts, Fr. Michael Cushwa, Fr. Alex Grove, Fr. Robert Nelson, Fr. Shane Diehl, Fr. Scott Barrows, Fr. Brian Cordova, Fr. Girls - Courtney Holzapfel, Jr. Sana Chaydhry, Jr.

Coach's Outlook: "With the guys, it's a big rebuilding year. With the girls, I have practically my whole team back from last year. The girls finished above .500 last year; so I expect them to be successful again this year."

Smithsburg Leopards


Coach: Walter Manderson, 1st year

Returning Players: Boys - Tim Gaines, Sr. Scott Hutzell, Sr. Ricky Lewis, Jr. Joe Metcalf, Sr. Tim Ratlift, So. Steve Kurz, Sr. Andrew Weakland, Sr. Scott Young, Jr. Girls - Denise Jeter, So.

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