[caption id="attachment_25090" align="alignnone" width="1649"]<a href="https:\/\/mountainmedianews.com\/?attachment_id=25090" rel="attachment wp-att-25090"><img class="size-full wp-image-25090" src="https:\/\/mountainmedianews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/13\/2017\/03\/Emily-McElwain-TENNIS.jpg" alt="" width="1649" height="2489" \/><\/a> (Photo by Mark Robinson)<br \/>Emily McElwain returns a tennis ball during practice, Monday, at GEHS. Twelve girls are on the team as it enters the 2017 season.[\/caption]\r\n<h1>Girls\u2019 tennis coach Norman Ahern has 12 girls coming out for the tennis\r\nteam at Greenbrier East.<\/h1>\r\nDay one was Monday, Feb. 27.\r\n\r\nFive matches are scheduled to happen at East over the next three months, and Ahern\r\nhopes to schedule a couple more. The first match is March 25, at Riverside High School, near Charleston. The team consists of three seniors, two juniors, two sophomores, and five freshmen. The fi rst day was proceeding with drills to show skills like footwork and ball \u00a0placement. The wind was chilly, and the girls were encouraged to get used to it, as the first part of the season certainly occurs in a month that can see cold air circulating.