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The Leavenworth Times - Leavenworth, KS
  • Wait is over for Pioneer senior tennis players

  • “We have a great bunch of seniors that will motivate the newcomers to work hard and improve on their game,” Leavenworth boys' tennis coach Shad Langfoss coach said.
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  • Team: Leavenworth boys' tennis
    Coach: Shad Langfoss
    Key returnees:
    * senior Wesley Barbee
    * junior Garett Seeger
    Newcomers to watch:
    * sophomore Luke Nolte
    * freshman Cole Shepard
    Team Outlook: STRENGTHS ― The leadership of this year's upperclassmen is the first asset Langfoss highlights when speaking of his 2013 squad.
    “We have a great bunch of seniors that will motivate the newcomers to work hard and improve on their game,” the LV coach said.
    WEAKNESSES ― With several new players green in terms of game experience, the quality of the Pioneers' Sunflower League schedule will challenge the team's depth.
    Big meets: Leavenworth Invitational on April 16; At Sunflower League meet on April 25
    Coach says: “I am looking forward to this year and really looking forward to finally getting out and hitting the tennis ball around.
    “With this weather I know many schools are just looking for the decent weather to hit. It will be a growing year with many newcomers improving and our leaders showing them how it is done.”
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