There’s a different air around the Glacier Peak boys tennis team this fall. Grizzlies coach Micah Perron has definitely noticed.
“Our program typically has seniors and juniors only on varsity, and we have kids play two years of junior varsity before moving up,” he said. “With a large group of seniors graduating last year, this group had to step up. And so far they have.”
Despite playing without eight of their top 10 players from a year ago, Glacier Peak has gotten out to a 7-1 start. The Grizzlies have been led by Kyle Shaff and Dario Ristovski in singles and the doubles team of Cole Russon and Landon Jones, who started the season 5-0.
“(Kyle is) a year-round player who likes to mix things up with an all-court game,” Perron said. “Dario is smart player with a lot of weapons. Cole and Landon are a lot of fun to watch. Both players are aggressive at the net and move well together.”