HESSTON — The Hesston College women’s tennis program takes the court in a few short weeks. Fifth-year coach Jeron Baker is excited about the added team depth and overall talent on the women’s roster.?“We’ve added several key freshmen to a roster that returned the entire recruiting class from a year ago – meaning a deeper and more talented lineup,” Baker said. “Our number one player from last year will likely be at three or four this year. I think that depth and experience will help us tremendously. We’ll also be much better at doubles.”?As an NJCAA Region VI member, Hesston will once again look forward to a challenging schedule.?“How we compete in our opener will likely determine the mindset for our team the rest of the season,” Baker added. “Our women are looking to make some good things happen and, if we play up to our ability, will be able to surprise some teams. It’ll be fun to see how the year unfolds.”

Roster?Samantha Aeschliman, fr., Lindsborg?Kaci Diener, so., Harrisonville, Mo.?Narumi Hayano, fr., Kiyosu-Shi, Aichi-ken, Japan?Savannah Mitchell, fr., Groveland, Ill.?Emma Payne, so., Pulaski, Iowa?Leah Unruh, so., Walton?Courtney Unruh, so., Hesston?Jeron Baker, head coach?Mark Moran, assistant coach?Schedule?Feb. 27 at Barton CC (Great Bend) 2 p.m.?March 5 at McPherson College noon.?March 6 vs Cowley College (at Hesston HS) 2 p.m.?March 21 vs Ottawa University 11 a.m.?March 22 at Bethany College (at Salina Oakdale Park) 11 a.m.?March 22 at Kansas Wesleyan (at Salina Oakdale Park) 4 p.m.?March 28 at Tabor College (Hillsboro) 2 p.m.?March 30 at Southwestern College (at McPherson HS) noon.?March 30 at Central Christian College (at McPherson HS) 3:30 p.m.?April 3 vs Bethel College 4:30 p.m.?April 9 at Baker University (Baldwin City) noon.?April 13 vs Central Christian College 1 p.m.?April 19 at Regional Tournament (Wichita) noon.?April 20 at Regional Tournament (Wichita) noon.