Greenville boys tennis honors 2 seniors

They embody what we want Greenville student-athletes to be all about ... Coach Sam Bowers

Greenville varsity boys tennis Senior Night (L-R) Simon Snyder, Coach Sam Bowers, Will Gettinger. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

GREENVILLE – The varsity boys’ tennis team completed Miami Valley League play with a 0-5 loss to the visiting Troy Trojans on Senior Night.

Greenville seniors Will Gettinger and Simon Snyder played the final high school career home tennis match for the Green Wave.

“Two fantastic kids,” Coach Bowers said of his seniors. ”They embody what we want Greenville student-athletes to be all about. They carry themselves great in the classroom, on the court, and with any outside extracurricular they are involved with.”

Greenville senior tennis players Will Gettinger and Simon Snyder and parents. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

Thursday night’s results gave the Green Wave a third-place finish out of 10 teams in the final MVL standings. They have a 6-2 conference mark and a 12-6 overall season record.

“Proud of how we battled/competed the entire way tonight,” said Greenville coach Sam Bowers. “Troy is a very talented team and we knew that coming in, however, we fought until the end and were able to get good swings in against good competition as we go into Sectionals next week.”

Greenville Senior High School 2024 boys tennis team. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

Greenville playing in the always-strong MVL Miami Division, has a combined 26-13 league record; Tippecanoe 7-0, Troy 7-1, Greenville 6-2, Butler 5-3, and Piqua 1-7.

The weaker Valley Division has a combined 9-22 conference mark; Sidney 4-4, Stebbins 3-5, Fairborn 2-6, and West Carrollton 0-7.

“With me taking over after Denis Kiser after 30 some years, just two great upperclassmen for me, last year’s leaders and they carried that into this year as well – stepped up leadership for us this year and made my job easy,” Coach Bowers said of Gettinger and Snyder. “They made me grow as a coach just because they’re great leaders in general and super easy kids to coach.”

“Great families, can’t beat the families,” Coach Bowers concluded. “I am going to miss the families just as much as I’ll miss the kids.”