Spring sports preview: Women’s tennis

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Jake Langdon, Reporter

Head coach: Mr. Mark Noe

Assistant coaches: Mr. Cole Hepp, Mr. Joe Lustig, Mrs. Renee Noe

Notable returning athletes: Freshmen Tess Wojtalik and Izzy Carillo; juniors Sara Wojtalik, Ava Russell and Sally Bradshaw; senior Katie Timble. Others may make a run for a varsity position.

Season opener: April 16 vs.  Southeastern

Notable matches: April 16 vs. Hamilton Southeastern, April 20 vs. North Central, April 27 vs. Carmel, May 4 vs. Park Tutor, May 10 vs. Center Grove and May 12 vs. Zionsville

From Coach Noe: “The squad could be quite a nice surprise in the area for the 2021 season. With the season being canceled last spring of 2020, it obviously put a stop to a few great seniors’ careers. The 2021 squad members have a chance to become a Top 10 team. The team will probably start out ranked at around the Top 20.

“The potential is there for another solid season and we know that the girls have been working very hard and diligently during these past 10 months. In order for the season to go smoothly, Indiana tennis will have to follow the protocols that were put in place by the CDC and the IHSAA. Our goals as coaches this year is to not only measure success by wins and losses, but rather measure the success along with improvement and how to handle match play pressure against the top teams in Indiana high school tennis. Time and a lot of reps will make us nothing but better. The coaching staff is excited about the (team’s) potential.”