BHS tennis continues to subdue opponents
The Baldwin High School tennis team may be sporting a new look with its new 2001 tennis T-shirts, but it is still the dominating Bulldogs on the court each week. The squad recently entered two teams into a tournament, with each team having great success at the Baldwin Invitational Tournament.
With an excellent showing, the Bulldog Purple team picked up right where they left off last week by taking second place and losing by only two points to Topeka Hayden. The Bulldog White team also competed well, finishing fourth in the seven-team tournament.
"It was a great day to play tennis and I really enjoy playing with Holly," said No. 1 doubles player Colleen Kivett, a senior.
Kivett and junior Holly Oakleaf went on to easily win the No. 1 doubles gold medal, continuing their undefeated streak as they represented the Purple team.
The other doubles combination representing the Purple team consisted of junior Carissa Venable and junior Jamie Lawrenz. The duo finished the day at 5-0 and took home the No. 2 doubles gold medal.
Singles players Kalie Harris and Jena Dick, both sophomores, put forth a strong showing with second and fourth places, respectively. Harris' only loss came in the championship against Hayden.
"Our young ladies competed well, especially since we fielded two teams and placed both of those in the top four," said coach Ginny Honomichl.
The White team's fourth-place finish was led by No. 2 doubles partners Sarah Regnier, sophomore, and Jenny Lawyer, senior, who took third place. They went 3-2 on the day, with one of those losses coming to teammates Venable and Lawrenz. They were followed by No. 1 singles player Sarah Beaulieu, senior, who finished fourth.
Other members of the White team were No. 1 doubles partners Amanda Brandenberger and Casey Millstein, both seniors, and No. 2 singles player Bridget Trybom, a junior. Both completed the day with records of 1-2.
"I like tennis because it's fun and exciting," said Trybom.
"I had a lot of fun, minus the fact that we didn't perform as well as we would have liked," said Millstein.