McPherson High’s girls tennis team will begin its season as the No. 2-ranked team in Class 4A, according to the Kansas Coaches Association.
The Bullpups, who open their season Thursday at Hesston, trail defending champion Wichita Collegiate in the Class 4A preseason poll.
Rounding out the Top 5 are Andover Central, Topeka Hayden and Independence.
Smoky Valley is listed as one of the teams to watch along with Miege and Coffeyville.
Meanwhile Hesston, the defending Class 3-2-1A champion, opens its season in the top spot. The Swathers, however, have to replace much of their Top 6. Conway Springs, Wichita Independent, Central Plains and Sterling round out the Top 5.