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Veteran trio leads Holley netters

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 19 March 2014 at 12:00 am

Photo by Mike Wertman – The veteran trio of, from left, Brady Smith, Ian Penders and Corey Winter will lead Holley into the upcoming Genesee Region League tennis season.

Finishing in the runner-up spot last spring, Holley will be looking to fill four holes in the starting lineup in order to again compete for top honors in the Genesee Region League tennis title race.

The veteran trio of senior Corey Winter, junior Ian Penders and sophomore Brady Smith return to the starting lineup to lead the way for the Holley netters.

“We lost a ton,” said Coach John Grillo of his graduation losses which leaves holes at second and third singles and first doubles. “We want to capitalize on the experience we have,” he added.

The Hawks are looking to the foursome of seniors David Sutton, Jake McAllister, Brendon Moore and sophomore Gabe Mendoza to help fill those holes.

The Hawks also return senior Emily Skehan along with juniors John Rusin and Ben Scott.

Holley, which went 11-2 last spring finishing behind champion Alexander, is scheduled to open the G-R season on March 31 at Attica.

Holley’s schedule is as follows:
March 31 – at Attica, 4 p.m.
April 2 – at Alexander, 4 p.m.
April 4 – at Pembroke, 4 p.m.
April 7 – Byron-Bergen, 3:45 p.m.
April 11 – Oakfield-Alabama, 4 p.m.
April 22 – Kendall, 4 p.m.
April 23 – at Elba, 3:45 p.m.
April 25 – at Notre Dame, 4 p.m.
April 28 – Wheatland-Chili, 4 p.m.
April 30 – G-R qualifiers at Alexander, 3 p.m.
May 2 – Attica, 4 p.m.
May 5 – Alexander, 4 p.m.
May 7 – Pembroke, 4 p.m.
May 9 – at Byron-Bergen, 3:45 p.m.