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Tell City girls tennis team looks improved

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By LARRY GOFFINET
Sports Editor

TELL CITY—Tell City’s 4-10 girls tennis record last year was a one-win improvement from the previous year, and Coach Nick Weyer expects further improvement this year.
There are five returning letter winners on the nine-girl roster, including four starters from last year’s sectional lineup.
Alex Morrow, a junior in her first year on the team, and freshman Amy Hackbarth should also help the team.
“We are so far ahead of where we were last year at this point,” said Tell City Coach Nick Weyer. “Our new members are picking it up quite quickly, and Emily (Olberding) is much improved since last year too. The other varsity returnees are solid again; therefore, we are headed in the right direction.
“Most of them have either played another sport, taken the conditioning camp, or both. A few of them have played regularly throughout the summer/fall months.”
Addison Peter, who finished the season at No. 2 singles last year, will probably play No. 1.
“The other singles positions will probably change throughout the season, including Mercedes Mendez, Megan Teague, and Alex Morrow,” said Weyer.
Cassie Bryant and Kelsey Gowers advanced out of the team sectional last year at No. 1 doubles and will start the season there again.
“Emily and Amy will fill out the remaining spots,” said Weyer.
Tell City finished eighth in the nine-team PAC with a 1-7 conference record last year, and the “conference will be very tough again,” said Weyer. “We start the season with two conference teams, Gibson Southern and North Posey, who won their sectionals last year.”
But he said the “remaining teams will be somewhat evenly matched. We’re looking to be in the top half of the PAC.”