Knoxville Boys Tennis is looking to climb back into the upper half of the Little Hawkeye Conference this season. Last year, the Panthers finished eighth in one of the strongest tennis seasons for the L-H-C. Coach Joel Tonda has hopes of a better finish and an opportunity to win the conference this season. He knows what it takes to make it happen. Tonda says the process of becoming a good tennis player takes time. He adds during the freshman and sophomore seasons, he teaches fundamentals and says by the time a player’s junior year comes around, they usually are ready to face the challenges of a varsity season.