Mountain Valley girls’ tennis 2017 preview


Coach: Elaine Michaud (28th year)

Conference: MVC; Class: B

Last year’s result: 5-7

Returning athletes: Seniors — Emma Somers, Jillian Provencher, Natalie Richard, Abigail Labrash; Junior — Brooke Carver.

Key losses: Julia Sirois, Megan Philbrick, Deserae Burris, Natalie Inglis.

Promising newcomers: Sophomores — Abbey Duguay, Sarah Cunningham; Freshmen — Abby Gauvin, Phoenix Hughes.

Season outlook: The Falcons hope to improve on last year’s record despite a couple of key losses and Mother Nature forcing lots of indoor practice in the preseason. The MVC also allows for only 10 matches because several schools have dropped tennis. No matter how many matches they have, the Falcons will enjoy every day of playing the game of tennis.