Three all-league selections, including 2013 Three Rivers Athletic Conference champions Reid Teatsorth and Max MacDonald, will head up Findlay High’s boys tennis team when the Trojans open the 2014 season Tuesday with a match against Bowling Green at the FHS Courts.
Teatsorth won his TRAC championship at No. 2 singles last season. MacDonald teamed with Steve Roland to win a league title at No. 1 doubles and help Findlay finish a close second to Toledo St. John’s in the final TRAC standings.
FHS coach Sean Swisher has some holes in the lineup to fill after losing five starters from last year’s squad, including No. 1 singles player Lucas Schaible. Schaible, TRAC runner-up as a junior, was third in the league championships a year ago.
Will Jones, TRAC runner-up at No. 3 singles, also graduated, along with half of the championship No. 1 doubles team (Roland) and the second-place No. 2 doubles team of Kevin Lewis and Andy Martin.
“After losing those five seniors from our lineup, (this) season will hinge on how quickly our doubles teams gel,” Swisher said.
Teatsorth, a junior and first-team all-district pick a year ago, heads into the 2014 season with 48 career wins. MacDonald, a senior and second-team all-district selection, has 62.
“We’re looking to keep the winning tradition going and we’ll have great leadership back with Reid and Max,” Swisher said.
Jake Elbin, a sophomore who earned honorable mention all-league and all-district recognition in 2013, also returns this season. Ian Laird, Hyunschul Lee, Tanner Graves, Brent Gorman and Logan Sullivan will also be competing for spots in the starting lineup.
Toledo Central Catholic returns senor No. 1 singles player Dugan Delp, already a two-time TRAC Player of the Year. But Toledo St. John’s will again be the team to beat this season.
The Titans won last year’s TRAC championship with two juniors, four sophomores and a freshman in their starting lineup.
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