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BOYS TENNIS PREVIEW: JB's expectations soar

James Buchanan Rockets

Coach: Terri Beegle, 10th year, 71-57 (.555).

Last year: 9-9 (4-8 Mid Penn Colonial Division).

Reutrning starters: Chance Wishard (sr., No. 1 singles), Isaac Shenton (jr., No. 2 singles), Hunter Sowers (so., No. 3 singles), Josh Summers (jr., No. 1 doubles), Jalen Ayers (sr., No. 2 doubles).

Other top player: Luke Leidy (sr., No. 2 doubles), Micah Wise (jr., No. 1 doubles), Noah Shank (so., doubles), Garrett Hamilton (sr., doubles), Thatcher Stevens (jr., doubles), Burgen Stevens (fr., doubles).

Outlook: Beegle said, "My expectations are much higher this year. We're hoping to compete for a league title, and I would like to have a few (district) qualifiers. The good thing is, the guys have high expectations, too, and they're not going to back down from anybody." 

Notes: Five of JB's eight division losses came by 3-2 scores a year ago ... Clay Murray and Matt Schofield were lost to graduation ... Shenton and Summers return after winning the No. 1 doubles title at Mid Penns last year ... Shenton and Wishard are currently competing for the top singles spot. 

Season opener: Wednesday, at Littlestown, 3:30.