Tennis team ready for more…

Tennis team ready for more

The Sierra Canyon girls tennis program is coming off a Sunshine League championship last year and ready for more.

The Trailblazers open the season August 25th with a nonleague home match against Oakwood.

This year’s team will be led by two solid returners in individual league finalist Lyric Wilson, only a sophomore, and Betty Chen, a junior.

Chen finished in third-place last year in the league individual tournament.

“Our main players are still around and we really made some good strides last year,” new head coach Carlo Bertumen said. “We have many new players in the program and a full schedule to get everybody quality time on the court.”

While Wilson and Chen will be counted on to rack up points in singles action, Bertumen is looking to Hannah LaChappelle and Emma Nasiri to lead the doubles group.

“They have been working extremely hard in the offseason,” Bertumen said. “The whole team has been going since June. We feel good about going into the start of the new season. We have a lot of momentum from last year.”

The team has nonleague matches with Upand, Chaminade, Garces Memorial of Bakersfield, Buckley, Archer, de Toledo and Viewpoint.

The league matches will be against Marymount, Louisville, Marlborough, Notre Dame Academy and Immaculate Heart.

“Marymount will be right up there, again,” Bertumen said. “I like our chances to do well, again.”