Hesston College Men’s Tennis looks to build on last year’s success

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Fifth-year Hesston College men’s tennis coach Jeron Baker returns his entire freshman class from a year ago that, paired with five new incoming players, raises the goals and expectations of a program that has enjoyed steady growth since Baker’s arrival.  

“Our men’s roster is similar to last year,” Baker said. “We’ve increased our depth in the two spots we graduated and have a better overall team.”

As an NJCAA Region VI member, Hesston men’s tennis will once again look forward to a challenging schedule. The Larks open the 2013 slate with an indoor match at Region VI foe Barton Community College (Great Bend, Kan.) at 2 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 25. The Larks’ March 21 home match against Ottawa (Kan.) University, beginning at 11 a.m., will be streamed live and is accessible at hesston.edu/larks.

“We’ve improved, but so has our competition,” Baker added. “I’m excited to see how this group handles themselves after last year’s success. The bar has been raised, and we have the talent to play at a higher level. I expect our men to make a solid push in region play.”