Wauseon tennis looks to compete in Northern Buckeye Tennis League


Staff Report



Derek Zimmerman serves in a match last season for Wauseon.

Derek Zimmerman serves in a match last season for Wauseon.


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Aaron Spieles is back for his senior season with the Wauseon tennis team.


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The Wauseon boys tennis team should be improved from a year ago as they only depart two letter winners while bringing back five.

Head coach Stan Schmidt says his team should be competitive.

“How quickly we gain experience will be the key to success for this season,” he said.

Letter winners returning for the Indians are Derek Zimmerman, Taylor Wilcoxon, Aaron Spieles, Connor Hicks and Evan Kost. Those lost to graduation were Zach Spadafore and Levi Rees.

They are also adding promising newcomers Tristen Uribes, Brady Blaylock, James Allen, and Steven Lotozynski.

The Indians had strong offseason workouts, which is a team strength heading into the season, according to the coach. Youth is a weakness, as four of their top seven players are underclassmen.

Wauseon was 10-9 overall last season and closed out their season in the sectional tournament. This season, they aim to challenge for the Northern Buckeye Tennis League title.

“Bryan and Archbold are always the teams to beat,” Schmidt said of the league. “We hope to be competing for the title as well.”

Wauseon begins the season with a match at Defiance March 31.

Derek Zimmerman serves in a match last season for Wauseon.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/45/2016/03/web1_Zimmerman-serve.jpgDerek Zimmerman serves in a match last season for Wauseon. File Photo

Aaron Spieles is back for his senior season with the Wauseon tennis team.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/45/2016/03/web1_Spieles-serve.jpgAaron Spieles is back for his senior season with the Wauseon tennis team. File Photo

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