Wauseon tennis returns experience in doubles

Staff Report

The Wauseon girls tennis team has high hopes for the season after only losing a pair of players to graduation. In addition, the Indians are getting back their first doubles and second doubles group, as well as a singles player.

“Looking to improve as the season progresses,” said head coach Kody Moden on his team’s season outlook. “With the young talent there is going to be a learning curve, but I feel by mid- to late-season we should be competitive and challenge some teams.”

Back for the Indians are Sarah Becker and Madi Rice in first doubles, Samantha Martin and Kaitlyn Sager in second doubles, and Paige Moden in singles. Newcomers include Alizia Kudlica, Sierra Rupp, and Kate McKean.

Moden emphasizes that his team is made up of a good core group with much experience in doubles. However, the coach has some concerns.

“Inexperience at the singles level,” said Moden, referring to the Indians’ weaknesses. “Still young overall (with) only three seniors.”

Wauseon hosts Defiance to begin the season Monday, Aug. 15 at 4:30 p.m.

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