Boys tennis preview: Cloquet rebuilds with solid numbers
The Lumberjacks' first match is April 13.
Head coach: Derek Johnson
Assistant coaches: Tom Proulx, Jim Tomhave, Nick Lind, Erik Blesener
Returning players: Adam Blesener, sr.; Ethan Doty, fr.
New faces to watch: Ty Wolter, sr.; Logan Beck, jr.; Tyler Leppi, jr.; Jonah Nikko-Bryant, jr.; Ethan Lavan, seventh grade
First match: April 13 at home vs. Hermantown
Biggest challenge: "We have an inexperienced team," coach Derek Johnson said. "Not having a season last year means we really don’t have many players with varsity experience. We have just two guys that have seen a few varsity matches in Adam Blesener and Ethan Doty. We have about 25 players on the team and we have a lot of new faces, which is great to see after not knowing who would be joining this year after having a year off, but about 15 of the 25 players are in grades seven to nine. It is definitely a rebuilding year."