The Pacers are ready to test the best in the 2023 Three Rivers League season.
Team: Lakeridge girls tennis
Coach: John Bass
Team Leaders: Sophomore Jessica Paulsen, freshman Catherine Agan and sophomore Victoria Babitskaya.
Singles: Paulsen has played all four of the Pacers’ matches at first singles, while Agan and Victoria Babitskaya have both played second singles, and freshman Nicole Babitskaya is at No. 3 singles.
“Paulsen, Agan and Victoria Babitskaya … are terrific ball-strikers and competitors,” Bass said.
Doubles: Seniors Taylor Wright and Eleni Antonis have played twice at No. 1 singles, juniors Tali Greenfield and Jordan Bowermaster have led the way at second doubles, and freshmen Sarah Agan and Kat Papasouliotis are playing third doubles. Other players likely to see significant time in the varsity lineup are senior Niyah Coleman, freshman Mia Fitzgerald, sophomore Grace Roddan, junior Luciana DeSanto and senior Natalie Gentry.
League Race: “We expect to be near the top of the TRL,” said Lakeridge’s first-year coach John Bass. “Consistent top singles and doubles play will be key to our success.
“We believe all teams in the TRL are tough, but (we) have had especially competitive and challenging matches with West Linn and Lake Oswego. These schools have impressive top players and deep rosters.”
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