The boys are swinging their hearts out for a successful season. Coach Brian Banas and Selena Kim are looking forward to another exciting season of boys tennis. This year, they hope for a more triumphant season than last year as they finished with a record of 4-12.
The boys open the season with a four to one loss to Woodridge on Monday, March 30 and have been rained out a few matches since then.
Last year, the boys shared the NOC Lake Division title with Brush.
“We look forward to another tough contest with Brush during the NOC league season,” Banas said.
They have a young team this year but also have returning players, sophomore Spencer Crawley at first singles, junior Ben Koch, junior Jaret Wilmoth, senior Alex Petrovski and senior Ben Switalski.
“We are a young team with a lot of potential,” Crawley said.
The program added five freshmen this year’s team, in- cluding Zach Zline and Cody Kowalczyk who will be seeing some varsity action.
“The youth on our team is exciting because we have a nice group of players who will be able to learn and improve together over the next couple of seasons,” Banas said.
Their biggest goal is to continue to develop their young players as they build toward tougher competi- tion in the Suburban League next year.
“I want our team to do the best it can, and personally, I would like to make it to districts,” Crawley said.
The team always look forward to the NOC Tourna- ment at the end of the season.
“We hope we can capture another league title for Stow, particularly since this will be our last season of NOC competition,” Banas said.