High School Sports

Preview: Dreher girls tennis

David Kleinfelder’s Dreher High girls tennis team enters the 2008 season with an eye on improving last season’s 9-7 record.

“Our top three players compete very hard and have a good level of (tournament) experience,” said the Blue Devils coach. “But the rest of the team is very young and inexperienced in varsity competition.”

Dreher’s top returning players include senior Kaileen Yeh at No. 1 singles, freshman Mariclare Martin at No. 2 singles, senior Taryn Close and junior Ony Ratsimbaharison.

The Blue Devils move into tough new region this season (5-3A) that features Midlands powerhouse Brookland-Cayce and always-strong South Aiken, which is dropping down from 4A this fall.