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Monroe muscles up with singles
Times file photo Monroe senior Jim Kundert volleys a ball at the net during a match last year. Kundert is expected to play No. 1 doubles this year for Monroe. The Cheesemakers open the season April 11 at the Janesville Craig Quad.
MONROE - Wooden rackets were the standard when Monroe coach Jim Bartholf started coaching tennis.In 1965, a steel racket was patented by the French player Rene Lacoste, Arthur Ashe was in the midst of winning a national championship at UCLA and Bartholf was jumping into coaching. Bartholf enters his 44th year coaching boys tennis and he's hoping for another evolution in tennis this year - a trip to state.