After winning the Class 1 District 9 championship in 2019, the Houston High School tennis team is poised for another title run if a shortened season takes place this spring.
The Tigers lost nobody from last year’s squad to graduation, and boast the top two doubles pairs from last year’s individual districts in the duo of seniors Isaiah Buse and Kyler Ramsey and seniors Clayton Moore and Kyle Mills.
All four are top-notch singles players, and Buse and Ramsey also took the crown last year in South Central Association doubles play. Joining them are senior Elliot Holloway and sophomore Cooper Mills.
The Tigers are led this season by first-year head coach Loran Richardson. She replaces John Jordan, who retired after winning his first team district championship last season after 18 years at the helm of HHS tennis.
Should play begin this year, Houston would again be a member of Class 1 District 9, along with Liberty, Licking, Mountain Grove, Salem and Willow Springs.