TC tennis teams start season at 3-4

Losing five players to graduation from 2009, the Tabor men?s tennis team is reloaded with freshmen.

Led by two seniors, Kyle Kroeker and Andy Adrian, and fortified with eight freshmen, the Bluejays are 3-4 so far this season.

Tabor opened the season March 2 with an 8-1 victory in Hillsboro over Central Christian College.

Following losses to Emporia State, William Jewell and Concordia, Tabor bounced back with a 9-0 win in Hillsboro March 6 against John Brown University.

Tabor split its last two matches going into spring break, falling to Newman, 6-3, and defeating Hess?ton College, 6-3.

With such a young team, head coach Michael Hagen is working to fill spots on the varsity roster.

?I?m not sure who will step in and really want the spots,? Hagen. ?We?ll find that out in the next two weeks after spring break.?

Women?Returning five players, including second-team all-KCAC performer Amanda Faber, a Hillsboro High School grad, the Tabor women?s team has the experience to compete in the conference this season, according to coach Michael Hagen.

Like the men, the Bluejays have started the season 3-4.

Tabor opened March 2 with a 9-0 win over Central Christian College. After losing three matches in a row, Tabor picked up its second win by beating John Brown University, 6-3.

After a loss to Newman, Tabor went into spring break with an 8-1 win over Hesston College.

Tabor starts KCAC play April 10 against Bethany in Hillsboro.

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