“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.

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.”