Glover leads tennis team to third-place finish
Senior Blake Glover went 3-0 last Wednesday to lead the Baldwin High School tennis team to a third-place finish at the first meet of the season. Glover, the team's No. 1 singles player, won all three of his matches by 8-0 scores.
The meet was hosted by Highland Park High School in Topeka. Other teams at the meet were Lawrence-Free State and Blue Valley.
Junior John D'Orvilliers, the No. 2 singles player, went 0-3 on the day. D'Orvilliers lost his first match 8-1 to Blue Valley and had to default his last two matches due to broken rackets.
Seniors Jared Poplin and Lucas Johnson went 1-2 in No. 1 doubles, beating Highland Park 8-7, then losing to Blue Valley 8-2 and Free State 8-0.
"We did okay considering we played all Class 5A and 6A schools," Johnson said "It was also our first meet of the year."
The No. 2 doubles team of sophomore Jeff Wagner and freshman Eric Jorgensen also went 1-2 on the day. They beat Highland Park 8-7 and then lost to Blue Valley 8-1 and Free State 8-2.
"Overall we played well against 5A and 6A schools," said coach Troy Webb. "The doubles team haven't played together enough."