A blend of the young and experienced, along with player transitions and a formidable schedule, will make for an interesting season for the 2010 Laguna Beach High girls' tennis team.
The Breakers begin the fall season with seven starters back from a 2009 team that went 15-9 overall, went undefeated (8-0) in Orange Coast League play en route to their fourth-consecutive league crown — they haven't lost a league match in five years — and reached the round of 16 of the CIF Division I playoffs.
Gone from that team are league Most Valuable Player and singles champ Madeline Jaeger and all-league doubles players Alison Azera and McKenna Nokes. With the return of seven starters and the addition of two new players to the varsity squad, Laguna, once again, figures to be a force on the court.
"We have a mix of older and younger players," second-year head coach Alec Horton said. "Our experienced tournament players and seniors will have to lead the team by example."