Barker returns veteran tennis squad

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 30 March 2017 at 5:04 pm

Photo by Mike Wertman – Veteran members of the Barker tennis squad include, in front, Nick Sutch and Nick Fazzolari. In back are Grace Harris, Marisa Jowdy, Natalie Bruning and Maya Gooding. Misisng from the photo are Zander Israel and Christian Young.

A year ago an inexperienced, underclassmen dominated Barker tennis team endured the learning and growing pains of an 0-12 Niagara-Orleans League season. Now,  the Raiders return a large veteran contingent with which to improve upon that record.

Senior Nick Fazzolari, who earned second team N-O all-League honors, heads that veteran group which also includes seniors Nick Sutch and Maya Gooding, juniors Marisa Jowdy and Grace Harris, sophomores Zander Israel and Christian Young and eighth grader Natalie Bruning.

Tim Daley takes over the coaching reins for the Raiders which are scheduled to open N-O competition at Akron on April 4.

(Matches at 4 p.m.)
April: 5 – at Akron, 19 – Newfane, 20 – Wilson, 21 – Albion, 24 – at Medina, 26 – at Roy-Hart.
May: 1 – Akron, 3 – at Wilson, 5 – at Newfane, 8 – at Albion, 10 – Medina, 11 – Roy-Hart.