GALION — Despite its youth, Galion High School’s girls tennis team is looking to be better than last year.
“We want to improve on last year’s record and become more and more competitive every match,” said Coach Bob Roesch.
Roesch is getting a coaching assist this year from Terry Gribble. The two have coached the team for six years previously. The Tigers’ boys tennis coach, Joe Pawsey, is also lending a hand with this year’s squad, made up entirely of freshmen and sophomores.
The 14-girl team includes three returning letterwinners: Kaylyn Gimble, Kiersten Gifford and Marissa Brenich.
They will provide the leadership for the squad.
“The team has made good progress through the first two weeks of practice” Roesch said.
However, the Tigers will need to show plenty of improvement if they hope to contend in the Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference.
The Tigers began their season Saturday at the Ontario Invitational. Regular season match play starts Aug. 16 at Shelby.
Galion’s first home match, at Heise Park, is Aug. 20 vs. Clear Fork.