For the Tulpehocken girls' tennis team, it's going to be a learning season. It's going to be a very, very young team that will be working on improving their game from the beginning of the season to the end.
The team's top nine players from last year's team are all gone this year. Seven graduated while two that would have been in the top three this year decided to play on the soccer team.
Jessica Snyder, who was the number nine player last year, moved up to number one this year. That is quite a jump. 'She has her work cut out for her, but she seems positive and ready for the challenge,' said Head Coach Claudia Guenther.
Right now, the program isn't ready to compete with the better schools in the county, but all they need is to find girls who want to play the sport in the off-season to help them get better.
'All I can say at this time is that we have 26 girls on the team who want to play the sport,' said Coach Guenther.
The goal for this team is to learn the sport and have fun while doing it. The Lady Trojans will struggle to win matches this year, but that not something the coaches are concerned with right now.
'We want to keep them in high spirits and motivated to play,' said Guenther. I would love for them to put time into the sport in the off-season to improve their skills.'
It will certainly be a learning season for the Trojans. Coach More than anything, Coach Guenther wants her players to learn to love the sport.