2017 Sierra Vista Boys Tennis Capsule


League: Class 4A Sunset

Head coach: Blair Ragsdale, second season

2016 record: 6-8 (5-7 Southwest, fourth)

Returning lettermen: Five

Top athletes: Tyler Sunstrum (Sr.), Aleksander Bolta (So.), Amir Boulakhras (Sr.), Alex Chavira (Jr.)

Outlook: Bolta was the team’s No. 3 singles player last year, and Sunstrum and Boulakhras return after teaming in doubles in the Sunset Region tournament.

“After losing our top two players from last year, we are counting on good seasons from Tyler Sunstrum, Aleksander Bolta, Alex Chavira and Amir Boulakhras to be competitive,” Ragsdale said. “Baseball players James Schneider and Anthony Chapman, as well as returners Ryan Watson and Skyler John round out the team.

“We expect to be fighting for one of the last playoff spots at the end of the season.”