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2017 Western Boys Tennis Capsule

WESTERN

League: Class 3A Sunset

Head coach: Derek Thomas, second season

2016 record: 0-12 (0-12 Sunset, sixth)

Returning lettermen: Two

Top athletes: Rua Elmore (So.), Kieran Armstrong (So.)

Outlook: The Warriors seemingly always struggle with quantity of players, but certainly not with quality.

Western didn’t have the requisite six players for team competition last year, but had one of the best players in the state in Rua Elmore, whose lone loss last season came in the Class 3A state singles final.

Armstrong also returns for Western.

“We are still trying to fill out the roster, but we expect those two to be very strong this season as a one-two punch,” Thomas said. “I would expect every 3A player thinking about reaching the state singles final to be having Rua in the back of their mind.”

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