John Lynam, 13th year. GIRLS -- Elizabeth Foyle, first year
Last year's record: BOYS -- 6-10 overall, 2-7 in the county, 5-10 in the Central Maryland Conference. GIRLS -- 0-16 overall, 0-9 in the county,0-15 in the CMC
Top returnees: BOYS -- Seniors, Bryan Bradford, Bryan Callahan; juniors, Rich Kujair, Eric Nowicki; GIRLS -- Seniors, Lisa Young, Karen Kurtz, Kim Renoll; juniors, Lisa Kreseski, Jodee Schumacher, SherriChatfield
Top newcomers: BOYS -- Seniors, Alan Selby, Bjorn Mohler; GIRLS -- Senior, Erin Ryan
Coaches comments: BOYS -- "Sixty percent of the scoring comes from doubles, and we're looking to get morepoints from our doubles teams this year and turn those 3-2 losses around. We kept a smaller team this year to give them more individual instruction. " GIRLS -- "They are showing a positive attitude and I'm just looking for them to improve and work hard as a team."
The Carroll County Sun's outlook: BOYS -- Coach Lynam is looking to turn some close losses into wins this year. Bradford is the team's captain and will play at the No. 1 singles slot. Lynam is looking for more points out of his doubles teams and that will be the deciding factor on how much his team will improve. Kujair and Nowicki look to be the Lynam's top doubles team, therefore, play a major role in how far this team will go. The Panthers will be a more competitive this year, finishing around .500 on the season. GIRLS -- Foyle takes over the Panthersgirls team that went winless a year ago. This should benefit both the boys and girls teams, allowing more individual instruction to all players. One bright spot on the girls roster is Kreseski, who will play at No. 1 singles. The coaching staff has emphasized cutting down onunforced errors, how well they respond will dictate how many matchesthey win. Look for the Panthers to win some, but still be at the bottom of the county race.