NEW MANCHESTER - Tammi Brown is entering her third season in charge of the Oak Glen boys' tennis team. The Golden Bears won their first regional championship since 1997 last year as they beat Wheeling Central by one point.
Back for the Golden Bears are senior captains Tyler and Zach Brown. The duo captured No. 2 doubles OVAC and Regional titles last year and enter this season as the No. 1 doubles team.
On the singles side, Tyler will take care of the No. 1 seed and Zach will compete at the No. 2. Both players qualified for states at the end of their junior year with Tyler at No. 2 singles and Zach at No. 4 singles.
Other returning lettermen include seniors Josh Lehman, Alex Bennett, and Teddy Adkins. Lehman will handle No. 3 singles and will team up with freshman Addison Sayre at No. 2 doubles. Sayre will also play at No. 4 singles. Bennett and Adkins will be the No. 3 doubles pair.
Also on the varsity roster and juniors Nick Fryer and Joe Mercer while freshmen Nick Tice, Evan Hall, and Nate Bennett will also see some playing time.
Brown will have her husband Rick serve as her assistant coach.
"I have a very athletic and competitive group of boys this season that are hard-working and competitive athletes," Brown said. "I am looking forward to see how the season plays out."