MOUNT VERNON — Little has changed from last year, but everything is different.
The Mount Vernon Yellow Jackets boys tennis team will bring back all but three players from last year’s roster. Yellow Jacket fans are hoping that one of those players has left a lasting impact.
That still remains to be seen, because the extended winter weather has kept the Jackets from practicing as much as they have needed. That means it has been difficult to gauge the singles players, and the doubles teams are not set in stone. The possibilities, however, are making head coach Jeff Jarosz smile.
“We have some returning players from last year,” Jarosz said. “Harry Hogle (a junior) and Gannon Reddy (a senior) will form a doubles team. They both played a lot of varsity last year. Unless there are some surprises by any of the newcomers, they will be challenging for the first doubles spot.”
Wil Kauffman is another player who got a lot of varsity time last year. It’s also possible that he could step into one of those doubles spots, either with another player or by supplanting one of the members of the established doubles teams. Kauffman might also play singles.