Elk Lake looks to improve

Elk Lake’s girls’ varsity tennis team is coming back off a 2-7 finish in the 2009 season, and coach Harold Smallacombe is looking to rebuild the team.

“We are definitely looking to improve our play,” Smallacombe said. “We are dealing with inexperience on the squad. It will certainly be a rebuilding year.”
Returning to the courts for Elk Lake this season are seniors Cindy Good, Hunter Cole, Megan Phillips and Leanna Noble along with junior Nicole O’Dell and sophomores Leanna Noble, Lindsey Shingler and Hannah Cave.
New to the squad this season are senior Jessica Prevost, juniors Lydia Wakins and Kyleen Sesson and freshman Sonya Griffiths.
Above all this season, Smallacombe stressed that he is looking to make sure everyone has an enjoyable season.
“I want to make sure everyone gets playing time, no matter how inexperienced,” Smallacombe said. “And make sure everyone has fun. They are a nice bunch of girls.”
In looking at the competition this year, Smallacombe predicted that Scranton Prep, Abington and Valley View would be top contenders in the league while Montrose could also make some waves.
“There are some real good teams out there,” Smallacombe said.
And in order to keep up with the competition, Smallacombe said that number one singles player Cindy Good would be the leader of the pack.
Elk Lake’s varsity girls’ tennis team is comprised of seniors Good, Cole, Phillips, Noble and Prevost, juniors O’Dell, Sesson and Watkins, sophomores Shingler and Cave and freshman Griffiths.
Elk Lake kicked off its season schedule on Monday in a match against Holy Cross.
Full schedule:
Aug. 26, Dunmore, A, 4 p.m.
Aug. 30, Riverside, A, 4 p.m.
Sept. 2, Mid Valley, H, 4 p.m.
Sept. 7, Western Wayne, A, 4 p.m.
Sept. 9, Scranton Prep, H, 4 p.m.
Sept. 15, Holy Cross, A, 4 p.m.
Sept. 20, Dunmore, H, 4 p.m.
Sept. 22, Riverside, H, 4 p.m.
Sept. 23, Valley View, A, 4 p.m.
Sept. 24, Montrose, H, 4 p.m.