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Sylas Wright/Sierra SunTruckee senior Matt Hoehn winds up for a first serve during practice last week. Hoehn and Chris Bobo are co-team captains for the Wolverines.
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Vicki Bobo’s team makes it easy to coach.

“I really enjoy working with the boys. No drama. That is a beautiful thing,” said Bobo, who’s entering her second season as head coach of the Truckee High boys tennis team.

“I’m happy to be back. It’s a good group of kids.”



It’s a relatively small group, with 11 players out for the team after the Wolverines lost seven or eight seniors from last year’s squad, Bobo said.

“It’s a young team because we lost quite a few seniors from last year,” said Bobo, adding that she has four seniors and two juniors and the rest underclassmen.



Two of those seniors, co-captains Chris Bobo ” the coach’s son ” and Matt Hoehn, are helping lead the way.

“I think we look pretty strong,” Hoehn said. “We’ve got Zac (Salinger). He’s good and can go far. And the rest of the team is improving. I think it’s going to be a good season.”

Hoehn said he hopes to make state this year, but more importantly, the third-year player intends to enjoy his senior season on the team.

“I look forward to having a fun season,” he said.

In addition to the help from her captains, coach Bobo appreciates the boundless energy and knowledge from volunteer parent Zeke Straw, the director of tennis at Northstar. Straw donates his time to work with the Truckee team whenever possible.

If the Wolverines could only harness some of his spirited pep.

“We try,” said Chris Bobo. “It’s tough to match Zeke’s energy.”

So far so good in competition for the Wolverines, who are off to a 2-0 start (not including Tuesday’s matches) with wins against Wooster and North Valleys.

Regardless of how her Truckee team fares in the end, coach Bobo is pleased to have such a willing bunch.

“They’re all enthusiastic and everybody has a great attitude,” the coach said.

Throw in some talent and what more could a coach ask for?


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