Archive for Wednesday, April 16, 2003

BHS tennis team wins another tournament

April 16, 2003

The Baldwin High School tennis team gave a strong performance in their quadrangular tournament at Highland Park last Wednesday.

In No. 1 singles, sophomore Chris Irick finished 0-3.

"Chris played some very good competition in his singles," said coach Troy Webb. "Even though he lost all three, this will help him be a very strong player against the Class 4A competition. If he eliminates his unforced errors, he will be extremely tough to beat."

In No. 2 singles, sophomore Ben Knoll finished 3-0.

"Ben had a little better competition today and showed that he can beat kids from bigger schools. He continues to be impressive," said Webb.

In No. 1 doubles, seniors Eric Jorgensen and Brent Schultz finished 2-1.

"These two guys communicate very well," said Webb.

"Brent and I had one bad match, but overall we did well," said Jorgensen. "As a team it was nice to beat the bigger schools."

"We're progressing well, but still have a long way to go," said Schultz. "We hope this is one of many team championships as the year goes by."

In No. 2 doubles, junior Jeff Hill and sophomore Dusty Schultz finished 3-0.

"This was a pleasant surprise," said Webb. "I wasn't sure how these two would be together, but obviously it worked."

As a team Baldwin finished 8-3, beating Highland Park, Lawrence-Free State and Olathe South.

The teams next performance will Wednesday and Thursday at the Bonner Springs Invitational. The singles portion of the tournament will be played on Wednesday and the doubles will be played on Thursday. Action both days will be at Gardner-Edgerton High School.

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