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WDC tennis team looks to experienced players

Photo by Brittin Roberts Wadena-Deer Creek singles player Paige Hartman returns a shot.

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.