With a strong string of success the last two seasons, Charleston tennis looks to continue to keep reloading.
Charleston has finished in the upper half of the Apollo Conference each of the last two seasons but has once again graduated a strong portion from a team that went 11-4 in duals. That includes former state qualifier Vince DiNaso.
DiNaso and Braden Pschirrer were ranked as high as the No. 6 doubles duo in the state last season but missed out on the state tournament after getting upset in the Sectional. Both have now graduated, as have Ashton, Fifield, Trent King, and Sam Kaurin, who were five of the top six singles players.
Brandon Jones is the lone returning member of the top six, while Judah Bryant will likely pair with Jones as the top doubles team. With a new group, the rest of the team remains competing for top spots on the team.
“Our main focus right now is just getting better every day,” said head coach Jeremy Hudson. “Everyone on our team has a new role, and there are some new players that will step up and play varsity for us. There is definitely a learning curve there. By the end of the season, I think we’ll have a couple of players ready to compete in sectionals for a chance to go to state.”