Don and Sheri McFadden will have no problem assigning players to play either singles or doubles matches to start the 2013 tennis campaign. The starting assignments could conceivably change, and will most likely occur, sometime in the progression of the season.
There's just one player who will step in as an alternate should there be an injury or some other cause that forces an assigned player to miss a match. That player is sophomore Kerry Ribbens.
This year's Bruins will be relatively young and inexperienced as they play through the current season.
With just one senior on the roster, Cedaredge's hopes and successes will rely heavily on the shoulders of two juniors, six sophomores and three freshmen.
Singles players for Cedaredge will include sophomore Dario Melgoza of Delta (did not play last year as the Panthers did not field a team).
Austin Bowen is the lone Bruin senior on the roster and has played for four years. The third singles player is Ryan Bowen who is a junior and will begin his third year of play for the Bruins.
A sophomore and a junior are listed at the 1 doubles position. Landon Eckhard (so) and Garrett Peterson (jr) are in their second season with the tennis team.
Cedaredge's number two doubles team will consist of sophomore Zach Kaczmarek and freshman Gus Sandels. Freshmen Aaron Good and Vincent Welsh are listed as Cedaredge's number three doubles team while sophomores Joseph Marah and Thomas Hugget play in the number four doubles team spot.
The Bruins play teams from Mesa County (junior varsity squads — Grand Junction and Fruita Monument) plus Hotchkiss, Vail Mountain, Aspen and teams from Durango, Cortez and Steamboat Springs.
The McFaddens don't have a sense of just how well their team will do this season. "It is a rebuilding year but we are looking forward to having a lot of fun together as we work on this lifetime sport," quoted Sheri McFadden.blog comments powered by Disqus