With the No. 1 and No. 2 boys players gone from last year’s Bryan County tennis team, only one girl returning from last year and a brand new coach, it seems safe to say that the tennis program is in a rebuilding stage this year for Bryan County High School.
The young and somewhat inexperienced Redskin netters have made a little noise on the court this year as they have defeated ECI twice already this season but picked up losses against Claxton, Savannah Country Day and Jenkins County.
Ashley Barfield, the lone returning lady netter and David Cook are the only two seniors on Coach Karen Lynn’s tennis squad this year.
"Our girls are very inexperienced with the exception of Barfield, but their attitudes are great," Lynn said. "They want to improve and get better and they get mad when they don’t see improvement, so I am expecting great things from this bunch in days ahead.
Barfield and Cook, the lone seniors, are playing in the number one spots as they bring the majority of experience to the court this year. The boys are hoping to turn some great potential into some wins this year, according to Coach Lynn.
"My boys have great potential, but they need to work harder to bring it out," she said. "They have unlimited potential if they will work hard to reach it."
Upcoming matches, after spring break, are March 24 at Southeast Bulloch and then two home matches on March 25 and 27 against Liberty County and Calvary.