Harlan Community Boys Tennis Profile

2020 Spring Sports - What Might Have Been

Harlan Community Boys Tennis -- 2019 Recap
Overall Dual Meet Record: 0-10. Hawkeye Ten Dual Meet Record: 0-9.
Hawkeye Ten Conference Tournament: at Shenandoah -- Team placed 8th (9 points)
- Brock Bruns & Jonathan Cheek placed 2nd in No. 1 doubles (2-1)
- Carter Wagner placed 8th in No. 2 singles (1-3)
- Mitchell Rueschenberg & Braden Fink placed 8th in No. 2 doubles (1-3)
Class 1A District Tournament: at Denison -- Team placed 7th (5 points)
- Mitchell Rueschenberg in singles (DNP, 1-1)
- Jonathan Cheek & Braden Fink in doubles (DNP, 1-1)
2020 Roster
 Seniors: Carter Bendorf, William Funke. Juniors: Nicholas Anderson, Nolan Blum, Brock Bruns*, Mitchell Rueschenberg*, Carter Wagner*. Sophomore: Samuel Clays. Freshmen: Andrew Andersen, Stephen Leinen, Edgar Mena, Eric Torneten. (* denotes returning letter winners)
Returning Varsity Players
Brock Bruns, jr. - 5-6 in singles play; 5-8 in doubles..... Mitchell Rueschenberg, jr. - 2-9 in singles play; 1-12 in doubles..... Carter Wagner, jr. - 2-7 in singles play; 0-6 in doubles.
Comments from Head Coach Chad Bruns
 “The 2020 boys tennis season was going to be one with many question marks but also one of many possibilities. After graduating six of our top nine players, the team was going to be quite different this year.
 “The biggest advantage to our team was that we were returning our number-one player Brock Bruns, number-three player Mitchell Rueschenberg and our number-six player Carter Wagner. Brock and Mitchell are two-time letter winners while Carter joined our team as a sophomore. All three players helped our team out greatly last year as sophomores, so they will continue to contribute to our success next year. William Funke and Carter Bendorf are our lone seniors and would have competed for the three remaining varsity spots along with Nolan Blum (junior), Nick Anderson (junior), Samuel Clays (sophomore), Eric Torneten (freshman), Stephen Leinen (freshman), Edgar Mena (freshmen) and Andrew Andersen (freshmen).
 “It was disappointing not having a season this year but all we can do is look forward to the 2021 season.”

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