Raider netters have veteran nucleus

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 8 April 2018 at 8:49 am

Photo by Mike Wertman – Getting set to lead Barker into the upcoming Niagara-Orleans League tennis season are these Raider veterans. In front are Jacob Harris and Christian Young. In back are Abigail Ignatowski, Marisa Jowdy, Natalie Bruning and Paige Sandolfini.

Anchored by a contingent of six veterans, Barker is prepping for the Niagara-Orleans League tennis opener at Wilson on April 16.

The Raiders veteran group includes seniors Abigail Ignatowski and Marisa Jowdy, juniors Paige Sandolfini and Christian Young, sophomore Jacob Harris and freshman Natalie Bruning.

Coach Tim Daley’s Raiders went 3-9 in N-O competition last spring.

The Raiders graduation losses included Nick Fazzolari, who earned second team N-O All-League honors, and Jake Maister who earned Honorable Mention.

(Matches at 4 p.m.)
April: 16 – at Wilson, 17 – Akron, 18 – at Newfane, 20 – at Albion, 23 – Medina, 25- Roy-Hart, 30 – at Akron.
May: 2 – Wilson, 3 – Newfane, 7 – Albion, 9 – at Medina, 10 – at Roy-Hart, 16 and 17 N-O Doubles Tournament at Medina.