Coach: Trey Ballard
Last year: Finished tied sixth in the Northwest Conference (3-6) and finished 5-11 overall in duals.
Players to watch: Devon Kollmyer (sr.), Tilly Timmer (sr.), Morgan Otter (sr.)
Outlook: Lynden knows what it's got at the top with Kollmyer manning the No. 1 singles spot and Timmer and Otter combining at No. 1 doubles. Kollmyer advanced to the district semifinals last year, while Timmer and Otter advanced to the second round at the district tournament. "We are so young behind them," Ballard said. "When I look at our varsity team, I see a junior varsity team in terms of years. It's a bizarre year." That's not to say the Lions don't have some talent, it just may take some time to season and develop. But Ballard believes he's got a group willing to work to improve. "I'm really excited about this group, because they all have a really good attitude," he said. "It's a good group to work with. It may take some time, but the tennis will come, and we'll have some fun getting there."
March 21 Squalicum ppd.
March 22 at Sedro-Woolley 3:30 p.m.
March 25 Ferndale 3:30 p.m.
March 26 Burlington-Edison 3:30 p.m.
March 27 Bellingham 3:30 p.m.
March 28 at Sehome 3:30 p.m.
March 30 Friday Harbor 11:30 a.m.
April 10 at Anacortes* 3:45 p.m.
April 12 Blaine* 3:30 p.m.
April 15 at Ferndale* 3:30 p.m.
April 17 Squalicum* 3:30 p.m.
April 19 at Friday Harbor 4 p.m.
April 22 at Bellingham* 3:30 p.m.
April 24 Sedro-Woolley* 3:30 p.m.
April 26 at Burlington-Edison* 3:45 p.m.
April 29 Sehome* 3:30 p.m.
NOTE: Home matches played at Lynden YMCA
Reach DAVID RASBACH at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 715-2271.