2014 Faith Lutheran Boys Tennis Capsule


Head coach: Jeff Foley, fourth season

2013 record: 15-6 (10-2 Sunset, second)

Returning lettermen: Nine

Top athletes: Jack Stevens (Jr.), Mario Stadtlander (Sr.)

Outlook: Stevens set a school recored with 35 victories in singles last season, and Stadtlander became the Crusaders’ first individual qualifier to the state meet last year.

They’re among nine lettermen who return for a squad that advanced to the state semifinals last year.

“The Crusaders are looking to keep the momentum going with nine returning lettermen as well as an influx of new talent from the middle school program and elsewhere,” Foley said. “The last two years this yeam has been dominated by freshmen and sophomores, and now all of those players have a lot of big match experience.

“We’re hopeful of making a fifth straight playoff appearance, and once there, seeing how the experience of a veteran team translates into postseason play.”