Boys Tennis update from Coach Heistand

The 2018 season was one of craziest, with weather of snow and flooding at the courts.  25 boys worked very hard enabling the team to run a Varsity A squad (Blue), Varsity B squad (White), and JV squad.  Varsity Blue finished with a record of 16-3, 2nd at SWBL, 4th at the Coaches Cup, 3rd at the MVS Doubles Tournament, ranked 11th in the state, and ranked 2nd in the area.  1st Singles, Junior Justin DeVilbiss, went 19-9, 3rd at SWBL, 4th at the Coaches Cup, 1st Team All League, 2nd Team All Area, Varsity Blue MVP Award, Silver Racket Award, and Principal Scholar Athlete Award.  2nd Singles, Senior Ben Holbrook, went 21-9, 2nd at SWBL, 5th at the Coaches Cup, 3rd at the MVS Doubles Tournament, 1st Team All League, 2nd Team All Area, Academics All Area, and Principal Scholar Athlete Award.  3rd Singles Team Captain, Senior Ian Barnett, went 22-8, 2nd at SWBL, 2nd at the Coaches Cup, 3rd at the MVS Doubles Tournament, Honorable Mention All League, Honorable Mention All Area, Academics All Area, Varsity Blue Will to Win Award, Golden Racket Award, and Principal Scholar Athlete Award.  1st Doubles, Seniors Ben Lewan/Chase Midkiff, went 18-11, 2nd at SWBL, 4th at the Coaches Cup, 4th at the MVS Doubles Tournament, 2nd Team All League, 1st Team All Area, Academics All Area, Golden Racket Award, and Principal Scholar Athlete Award.  Chase Midkiff also received the Varsity Blue Most Improved Award.  2nd Doubles, Seniors Michael Fischer/Carter Nolte, went 24-4, 2nd at SWBL, 3rd at the Coaches Cup, 1st at the MVS Doubles Tournament, 2nd Team All Area, Academics All Area, and Principal Scholar Athlete Award.  Michael Fischer also received the Golden Racket Award.  Varsity White finished with a record of 9-7 and 3rd in the Coaches Cup.  1st Singles, Senior Skyler Hamm, went 9-10 and 3rd at the Coaches Cup.  2nd Singles Team Captain, Junior Lane Powell, went 8-8, Varsity White MVP Award, Silver Racket Award, and Principal Scholar Athlete Award.  3rd Singles, Sophomore Dawson Hamm, went 10-6 (Varsity White 2nd Singles 1-2, 11-8 Overall), 3rd at the Coaches Cup 2nd Singles, and Principal Scholar Athlete Award.  1st Doubles, Sophomore Adam Michael/Freshman Mickey Neal, went 8-8 (Neal 10-9 Overall).  Adam Michael also received the Varsity White Sportsmanship Award and Principal Scholar Athlete Award.  Mickey Neal also went 2nd at the Coaches Cup, and received the Varsity White Most Improved Award.  2nd Doubles, Sophomore Noah Harrison/Junior Ian Thomason, went 12-2 (Harrison 13-2 Overall) (Harrison 2-1 Varsity White 1st Doubles, 15-3 Overall Doubles).  Noah Harrison also went 2nd at the Coaches Cup 1st Doubles, received the Varsity White Will to Win Award, and Principal Scholar Athlete Award.  The JV team finished with a record of 10-7 and 4th at the MVTCA JV Tournament. Senior Alex Michael went 6-10 (0-1 Varsity White 2nd Doubles), Doug Riley Sportsmanship Award (Player), and Principal Scholar Athlete Award.  Junior Sam North went 9-12, 4th at the MVTCA JV Tournament 2nd Singles, and Principal Scholar Athlete Award.  Team Captain, Junior Clayton Simpson went 9-10 (1-1 Varsity White 2nd Doubles), 3rd at the MVTCA JV Tournament 1st Singles, JV MVP Award, and Principal Scholar Athlete Award.  Sophomore Caden Citro went 8-11, 4th at the MVTCA JV Tournament 1st Doubles, and Principal Scholar Athlete Award.  Sophomore Caleb Cox went 8-5, JV Win to Win Award, and Principal Scholar Athlete Award.  Sophomore Braden Thaman went 9-5.  Freshman Michael Benton went 8-8 and Principal Scholar Athlete Award.  Freshman Isaac Flinders went 6-14 (0-3 Varsity White 2nd Doubles), 4th at the Coaches Cup 2nd Doubles, 4th at the MVTCA JV Tournament 2nd Doubles, JV Most Improved Award, and Principal Scholar Athlete Award.  Freshman Kellen Hutchison went 5-10 and 4th at the MVTCA JV Tournament 1st Doubles.  Freshman Andrew Shell went 7-14 (0-3 Varsity White 2nd Doubles), 4th at the Coaches Cup 2ndDoubles, 4th at the MVTCA JV Tournament 2nd Doubles, JV Sportsmanship Award, and Principal Scholar Athlete Award.  Freshman Sebastian Strader went 5-6.  With 19 of the team’s players receiving the Principal Scholar Athlete Award, the team’s average GPA was 3.15.  The Doug Riley Sportsmanship Award (Parent) went to Randy King.  The team was coached by Head Coach William Heistand, Assistant Coach Ben Maas, Assistant Coach Todd Lovelace, and Assistant Coach Erica Hamm.