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Season Underway For MHS Girls Tennis

Posted on: August 14, 2017

SETTING THE SCENE:  Former JV Coach Kelcey Davison takes over as Varsity Head Coach of the Eagles for the 2017 season.  Davison has served as the Head Coach of the Milford Boys Varsity team for the past two years as well.  She takes over the program from Claire Smalley, whose 2016 team finished sixth in the Eastern Cincinnati Conference, and 2-14 overall.

Coach Davison will lead a young team with only two seniors, having lost three seniors to graduation as well as last year’s ace Amanda Reinhart to the junior tennis circuit.  The current squad includes three players with varsity experience who will be relied upon to provide leadership.  Davison is impressed with the team, who have worked hard over the summer and eager to play within a strong Easter Cincinnati Conference.

 

TEAM PREVIEW:   Senior Leah Breuer and sophomores Emma Neal and Emme Thomas return to the varsity team, all of whom gained experience last season in doubles play.  Davison has high expectations for sophomore Jackie Hooper in her first year of varsity competition.  Hooper will be joined by senior siblings Grace and Olivia Ruhlman, as well as junior Samantha Miller, and sophomore Olivia Bailey.

 

A LOOK AHEAD:  The Eagles will head into the season on the road, with two non-conference matches including Seven Hills, who opens the season ranked #2 in the Division II area coaches' poll.

Tuesday, 8/15:                     Milford @ Bellbrook High School, Five Seasons Sports Club, 4:00 pm

Wednesday, 8/16:                 Milford @ Seven Hills High School, 4:00 pm

 

POLL WATCH:  Mason, who ended the season at the top of the final poll in 2016, again ranks as the top team in the 2017 Cincinnati Enquirer area coaches’ preseason poll. Sycamore, Ursuline Academy, St. Ursula and Mt. Notre Dame make up the top five.  The ECC’s Turpin enters the year in sixth followed by Lakota East, the ECC’s Loveland, and Lakota West.  Walnut Hills begins the year ranked tenth.  Kings received one vote, while Milford did not receive any votes in the preseason poll.