Local Sports Journal

The Western Michigan Christian Warrior tennis team returns a good share of experience, but in order to fill out his lineup, Coach Ron Maycroft will be banking on some young players.

“I feel the team should be very competitive in the singles category,” said Maycroft, whose team finished 4-6-1 last season. “But, beyond first doubles, rookies make up the roster. It should be a very interesting season.”

Returning players include seniors Brittany Schuitema and Taylor Goorman, juniors Katie Wallinga and Julianna Carter and sophomores Cassandra Anes, Hannah Erdman, Kennedy Lankhorst, Jeanna Mead and Ashly Schuitema.

Players to watch for include senior Rachel Bruinsma along with sophomores Lexi Byers and Allison Deans.