Mustang netters looking to rebuild

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 2 April 2018 at 8:51 am

Photo by Mike Wertman – Helping to lead Medina into the upcoming Niagara-Orleans League tennis season will be these veterans. In front are Haylee Seefeldt and Kody Leno. In back are Jacob Houseman, Toby Kiebala, Ray Paull and Andrew Fuller.

Having lost six of nine regulars to graduation, the defending Niagara-Orleans League champion Medina tennis team faces a bit of a rebuilding task this season.

“We lost our singles players and half of our doubles teams but our focus is the same,” said Coach Chris Horgan. “We want to them to have fun and do the best they can to realize their potential.”

Seniors Toby Kiebala, Andrew Fuller and Jacob Houseman, along with juniors Ray Paull, Kody Leno and Haylee Seefeldt, who all saw some action at doubles last season, head Medina’s veteran group.

“It’s a good group and the competition for spots is wide open,” said Horgan.

The Mustangs graduation losses included the first team N-O All-League singles trio of Kristian Snyder, Michael Cardone and Nick Bogan along with second team honoree Kyla Leno and Honorable Mention selections Brandon Harris and Abel Zavitz.

Medina, which captured the N-O title for the fifth time in the last six years last spring with a 12-0 record is scheduled to begin its title defense at home against rival Albion on April 10.

(Matches at 4 p.m.)
April: 10 – Albion, 16 – Roy-Hart, 18 – Wilson, 20 – Newfane, 23 – at Barker, 25 – at Akron, 27 – at Albion.
May: 2 – at Roy-Hart, 4 – at Wilson, 7 – at Newfane, 9 – Barker, 10 – Akron.