A pair of new coaches will be in charge of area girls tennis programs this fall.
Jenny Miller takes over at Fostoria Senior and Peter Diller will be calling the shots at Bluffton.
Miller isn't exactly new to Fostoria as the Redmen alum was the head coach from 1998-2004 before stepping down.
She'll put a young team on the court. Junior Erica Depp is her lone returning letterwinner. The Redmen have 14 girls out for tennis but 10 are freshmen.
Diller will have a young team as well, but one with experience. Juniors Kelsea Kiene and Lisa Liska who will play at No.1 singles and No.2 doubles, respectively, for the Pirates.
At Ottawa-Glandorf, Ken Pollitz enters his third season in charge of the program with 15 girls on the roster.
Look for the Titans to improve in the Western Buckeye League this season with the return of seniors Michelle Wischmeyer, Megan Schroeder and Megan Lanwehr.
HEAD COACH: Peter Diller (1st year).
2007 RECORD/CONFERENCE FINISH: 10-6/Not available.
RETURNING LETTERWINNERS: Kelsea Kiene, jr., first singles; Lisa Liska, jr., second singles; Trisha Bellman, jr., first doubles; Jessica Hunter, soph., first doubles; Liz Diller, soph., second doubles.
TOP PROSPECTS: Ashlin Gabel, fr., third singles; Alex Anderson, jr.; Katie McCracken, jr.; Stacey Michel, soph.; Kristi Geiser, fr.; Chelsea Ross, fr.; Amanda Solmonson, fr.
NOTABLE: Peter Diller takes over as Bluffton's coach this season. The Pirates have 12 players on the roster in 2008 with no senior players.
HEAD COACH: Jenny Miller (7th year).
2007 RECORD/CONFERENCE FINISH: 2-15/7th in Northern Ohio League.
RETURNING LETTERWINNERS: Erica Depp, jr.
TOP PROSPECTS: Kali August, fr., doubles; Breanna Beard, fr., doubles; Morgan Bush, fr., doubles; Corissa Cramer, fr., doubles; Anaysa Henriquez, fr., doubles; Angelique Hinojosa, fr.; Ashley Lovejoy, sr., singles/doubles; Katie Nye, fr., doubles; Robyn Shaver, fr., doubles; Ashlynn Shiffler, fr., singles; Danielle Walter, fr., singles/doubles; Andrea Wyant, soph., singles; Paige Basinger, jr., singles/doubles.
NOTABLE: Miller is back in charge of the Fostoria girls program this season. She was the head coach at the school from 1998-2004. Erica Depp is the lone returning letterwinner for the Redmen and will play the No.1 singles spot.
HEAD COACH: Ken Pollitz (3rd year, 10-20).
2007 RECORD/CONFERENCE FINISH: 5-9/7th in the Western Buckeye League.
RETURNING LETTERWINNERS: Michelle Wischmeyer, Sr.; Megan Schroeder, Sr.; Megan Lanwehr, Sr.; Katelyn Utendorf, Soph.; Stacy Kahle, Soph.
TOP PROSPECTS: Kari Leatherman, Soph.; Mandi Utendorf, Jr.; Katie Kaufman, Sr.; Mary Wischmeyer, Jr.; Rhonda Karhoff, Jr.
NOTABLE: The Titans hope to develop consistent skills to be competitive up and down the lineup with aggressive play and minimal unforced errors.