BROCKWAY — While the Brockway High School boys tennis team may have lost one of its most proficient players from the past several years, that doesn’t mean that it’s in for a long season.
In fact, even with the loss of three-time state qualifier James Matson, the Rovers may be a very effective team.
Brockway has three starters and six letterwinners returning to the team, and they all bring something to the table.
“This is really a fun, hardworking and smart team,” Brockway head coach Lori Sabatose said. “We have a really good mix with our three through six players. They could play in any combination.”
With the season on them already, the Rovers are pretty much set start the season.
They’ll open with senior Tyler Foradori at No. 1 singles while Adam Sabatose will play No. 2, Anthony Esposito at No. 3 and Brendan Allison at No. 4.
Some combination of those players will make up the Nos. 1 and 2 doubles team while Josh Salada and Mason Lindenmuth will play at No. 3.
However, those spots could change depending on who is on the Brockway schedule on that day.
After that, Dakota Guaglianone, Austin Kuntz, Weston Hrin and Dustin Jamison could fill in where and when needed.
Hrin, Jamison and Kuntz are all first-year players on the squad.
“Right now our top six or seven players are ahead of the game compared to last year,” Sabatose said. “They’re very good fundamentally which is allowing us to work more on strategy than last year.”
The Rovers will open the season this afternoon when they host DuBois Area.
Seniors: Dakota Guaglianone, Tyler Foradori, Dustin Jamison, Austin Kuntz, Mason Lindenmuth. Juniors: Adam Sabatose. Sophomores: Anthony Esposito, Joshua Salada. Freshmen: Brendan Allison, Weston Hrin.