Levi Buck returns to play first singles for the South Whidbey tennis team this fall. (Photo by Jim Waller/South Whidbey Record)

Levi Buck returns to play first singles for the South Whidbey tennis team this fall. (Photo by Jim Waller/South Whidbey Record)

Fall prep preview / Tennis

Coach: Karyle Kramer.

2018: 5-8, sixth in Emerald City League.

Note: South Whidbey and Coupeville are the only North Sound Conference schools that play boys tennis; therefore, the island teams compete in the Emerald City League.

Returning lettermen: senior Levi Buck; juniors Soren Bratrude, Ian Maddux; sophomores Ranger Buck, Max Rodriguez.

Key newcomers: senior Ben Roughsedge, sophomore Jordan Wu.

Coach’s comment: “(I expect) everyone to improve their tennis games and for them to enjoy most parts of most days. Good memories and life skills.”

Strengths: large freshman class, positive attitudes, sportsmanship, camaraderie.

Weaknesses: Youth, inexperience.

First match: at Coupeville, 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11.

First home match: Bush, 3:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13.

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