WDC tennis team looks to experienced players
Pete Tranvik will be filling the singles ranks with his four most experienced players as he takes over the Wadena-Deer Creek girls' tennis program.
Tranvik, a former tennis coach at Duluth Denfeld, coached the WDC boys' tennis team last spring. He inherits a girls' squad that is long on numbers but short on experience.
Senior Haley Anderson is back to play No. 1 singles for the Wolverines.
"She has a nice stroke," Tranvik said. "She's a real steady hitter."
Anderson will be pushed for the No. 1 singles spot by sophomore Macy Hartman.
"She's probably our most competitive player," Tranvik said. "She has good strokes. She's an aggressive player and she's hard on herself in a good way."
Freshman Paige Hartman shapes up as WDC's No. 3 singles player.
"She definitely has a lot of potential," Tranvik said. "She's a good hitter but she just needs a little more experience."
Senior Molly Barrett, who saw action at doubles last year, will be the No. 4 singles player.
Tranvik will be finding his doubles teams from a group that includes senior Anna Meltzer, sophomores Molly Kraemer and Hannah Jacobson, freshmen Ashley Carlson, Abby Wegscheid and Sarah Najjar and eighth-graders Desiree Isola, Elise Kallevig, Macy Folkestad, Erin Johnson and Anna Kraemer.