BHS tennis takes second place
The Baldwin High School tennis team played on Saturday and had good results. The team narrowly placed second behind Class 6A power St. Thomas Aquinas, and both doubles squads each won the tournament championship.
In No. 1 doubles, Suzie Weege and Holly Oakleaf won the title with a 5-0 record to continue their dominance this season.
"I have a better record than last year, but it's been a big change going from No. 2 doubles to No. 1 doubles and changing partners," commented Weege. "So far our record is 24-1."
"We're doing strong as a team. We haven't gotten first at a tournament as a team, but we aren't weak anywhere," said Oakleaf about the team's success.
The No. 2 doubles team of Colleen Kivett and Carissa Venable also went 5-0 to claim the championship.
"Our doubles' teams scored well at this tournament again for us," said coach Ginny Honomichl. "Suzie and Holly suffered their first defeat of the season with a slow start against Olathe East. They did, however, come back in the championship match to put the 'hurt' on them.
"Colleen and Carissa continue to play strong tennis together," said Honomichl. "They had a close beginning match against Olathe East and played them later in the championship match and defeated them rather handily. We just need more scoring from our singles' entries to win a team title. We are working on that."
No. 1 singles player Sarah Beaulieu, junior, went 2-3 on the day and tied for third.
"Overall as a team we're doing really well. We can only get better," said Beaulieu. "I moved from playing singles on junior varsity to number one singles on varsity. It's different, but it's fun."
In No. 2 singles, freshman Kalie Harris also went 2-3.
The junior varsity team has been on a roll, including winning all 16 matches against Lansing. The team also went 7-4 against Spring Hill's varsity.
"We won 16 matches of 16 matches against Lansing. It would be hard to ask the girls to do better than that," said asst. coach Laura Beaulieu.
The next varsity competition is on Thursday at Gardner-Edgerton. This will be the varsity's last regular season competition of the year.
"I can't believe it's almost over and four years have come to an end," said senior team leader Amy Stotts. "I am really proud of the team and everyone individually. Hopefully I will go out with a win!"