Mountain Valley boys’ tennis 2017 preview

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Coach: Todd Papianou (seventh year)

Conference: MVC; Class: B

Last year’s record: 4-9 (Llost in the first round of the playoffs)

Returning athletes: Seniors — Ethan Boucher, Clifton Chapman; Junior — Camden Mason; Sophomores — Cameron Gallant, Gabe Ladd.

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Key loss: Fransceso Polvaro.

Promising newcomers: Seniors — Peter Cogley, Parker Davis, Jesse Pelletier, Scott Sage; Juniors — Nathan White, Jacob Rainey; Sophomores — Vincent Sirois, Alexander Suare; Freshmen — Dalton Noyes, Kaleb Noyes, Trevor Gallant.

Season outlook: This is a unique year for Mountain Valley, as it welcomes four seniors to the ranks as first-year players. All four are athletic and aiming to win as they look to improve quickly and challenge the doubles ladder throughout the season. Cameron Gallant and Gabe Ladd are returning sophomores that will lead the doubles charge. With 16 players, Papianou’s challenge this year is working on the foundational skills of the new players and balancing work with the singles players.

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