Mt. Blue girls’ tennis 2017 Preview


Coach: Judy Upham (18th year)

Conference: KVAC; Class: A

Last year’s result: 10-4 (lost in the regional semifinals)

Returning athletes: Seniors — Hannah LeClair, Addie Schanz; Juniors — Grace McIntosh, Jordan Smith, Brianna Jackson; Sophomores — Maeve Hickey, Mariel Damon, Hallie Pike.

Key losses: Xiujuan Chen, Sierra Hoes, Sophie Swain, Lilly Kendall, Britlin Karkos.

Season outlook: The Cougars will work hard on developing their tennis skills and honing their competitive spirits, with teamwork and sportsmanship being the two most important areas of emphasis. The team lost some key players to graduation, so most of the juniors and sophomores have not yet had a chance to “own” a spot.