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When head coach Scotty Burns took over WC’s tennis program at the beginning of the school year, he didn’t know quite what to expect.
But after seeing his team hang tough with two of the better teams in the region (Marion Co. and Taylor Co.) this past week, he knows that big things could be in store.
“When I first took over, I didn’t really know what to expect, didn’t know who I had, didn’t know who was coming back from last year’s team,” Burns said. “But after I talked to the kids, got to watch them play, I think we should be pretty competitive this year.”
Burns’ squad features five boys — Stewart Young, Chase Drury, Will Drury, Noah Harmon and Trevor Devine — and four girls — Erika Weir, Gabby Sims, Elizabeth Shehan and Kassandra Stanfield.
Young is the only senior on the team.
“We’ve got a pretty young group of kids right now,” Burns said.
With a concentration on the team’s conference and regional tournament, Burns hopes to see his team improve in one area in particular: conditioning.
One of the best ways Burns hopes his team can improve in this area is by playing in as many matches as possible.
“When we play a team, we pretty much have to use all of our players,” Burns said. “We’ve got nine players. Marion had over 20. So we should be able to get the team in shape by the time the tournaments get here.”
After traveling to Campbellsville High School yesterday evening after press time, WC’s next stop will be this Friday at Fort Knox.