Amanda Auzins, Archbold head girls tennis coach of four seasons, welcomes back eight returnees to lead the squad.
“This is going to be my fifth year coaching, and I feel better prepared in what to expect and ready to bring new drills to better help the girls with their game,” said Auzins.
“We have a number of girls returning that either had playing time last season or have shown big improvement to see playing time this year.”
Krista Leupp, Olivia Krieger, Jessica Lindsay, Marli Fryman, Shelby Cline, Maddy Roth, Lydia Andres, and Morgan Meyer are the letterwinners who have returned.
“The girls are very positive towards each other and are willing to learn from others’ feedback,” said Auzins. “They are willing to work hard to improve their game.
“I’m also excited about this freshman class, because all of them are already showing improvement and the season has just begun.”
Finishing 6-11 last season, the Archbold mentor is optimistic that with all the hard work the girls have put in that they will win more matches this year.
“We have a lot of girls with potential. If they keep working at it they could see some playing time,” said the coach.
“It’s going to be a learning experience once again, but with the leadership of the upperclassmen I believe it could be a good season.”
The Streaks opened the season Monday, Aug. 12, against Bryan.