According to Coach Bob Crain, the #1 and #2 players this season will be seniors Al Dohmen and Taylor Peterson respectively. Dohmen was the team's #6 in 2009 and has moved up the the top ranking. Peterson was ranked #7 last season.
The only other two players that Coach Crain has ranked this early in the season are junior Abraham Meijia, #3, and junior Andres DeLeon, #4.
"We are still finishing rank order," said Coach Crain. "It will be set by our first match on March 25."
Other members of the tennis roster that have been identified as top prospects include: senior Michael Barnes; freshman Kole Eden-Polach; junor Shane George; freshman Andrew Gilliam; sophomore Alexander Hall; freshman Angel Hernandez; freshman Austin Lemaster; junior Caleb McCurry; junior Matthew Obermann; junior Neshat Osmani; junior William Storkson; and freshman Ryan Witt.
"A lot of younger players have shown great enthusiasm this year," said Coach Crain. "We will need that attitude to get us through this rebuilding phase."
The Cub netters open their season next Thursday, March 25 when Monett hosts Carl Junction in a home match.
"We will be competitive with conference teams," Coach Crain added.