Medina netters prep to defend N-O title

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 31 March 2017 at 7:30 am

Photo by Mike Wertman – Set to lead Medina into the defense of its Niagara-Orleans League tennis title is this group of returnees. In front are Abel Zavitz, Nick Bogan and Kyla Leno. In back are Brandon Harris, Toby Kiebala, Mike Cardone, Kristian Snyder and Ray Paull.

Boasting a good nucleus of eight returning regulars, the Medina High tennis squad is prepping to defend its Niagara-Orleans League title.

Senior Kristian Snyder, a three time first team N-O All-League honoree, heads that veteran contingent whig also includes seniors Mike Cardone, Nick Bogan, Kyla Leno, Brandon Harris, Abel Zavitz along with junior Toby Kiebala and sophomore Ray Paull.  Cardone and Leno were both second team N-O selections while Bogan and Paull both received Honroable Mention.

“We’re glad to have as much experience as we do now we have to make the most of it,” said Coach Chris Horgan whose Mustangs have claimed the N-O title four of the last five years.

The Mustangs main loss to graduation was Tristan Sanders who earned first team N-O All-League honors.

The Mustangs are slated to begin defense of their title at Albion on Monday.

April: 3 – at Albion, 4:30 p.m.; 7 – at Roy-Hart, 4 p.m.; 19 – at Wilson, 4 p.m.; 21 – at Newfane, 4 p.m.; 24 – Barker, 4 p.m.; 26 – Akron, 4 p.m.
May: 3 – Roy-Hart, 4 p.m.; 4 – Albion, 4 p.m.; 5 – Wilson, 4 p.m.; 8 – Newfane, 4 p.m.;10 – at Barker, 4:30 p.m.; 12 – at Akron, 4 p.m.