Coates brothers

Brothers Tyler Coates (left) and Landon Coates have been Lakeshore’s top singles players this season.

For Lakeshore’s Tyler and Landon Coates, tennis has always run in the family.

The Coates brothers are the Lancers’ No. 1 and 2 singles players, and the brothers have helped Lakeshore hit their stride ahead of the start of the postseason on Wednesday.

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