BHS tennis wins again at Bonner
The Baldwin High School tennis team came away with another first-place showing at the Bonner Springs Invitational, which was held on two dates -- Thursday and Monday.
When the final tally was made Monday, BHS was first with 34 points, Bonner Springs second with 22 and Blue Valley and Spring Hill tied for third with 19 points out of the eight-team field.
"This is the second year in a row that we have won this tournament," said coach Troy Webb. "We had to overcome a little adversity to win this one."
Ben Knoll led the way for the Bulldogs with his first-place finish in No. 2 singles. He was 2-0 with wins over Adam Collins of Paola and Dan Kozak of Immaculata.
Chris Irick finished second in No. 1 singles with a 2-1 record. He beat Gene Chong of Immaculata and Nathan Lane of Gardner. He fell to Shea Mosely of Paola.
The No. 2 doubles team of Brent Schultz and Nick Nelson finished second with a 2-1 record. They beat teams from Mill Valley and Blue Valley and lost to Bonner Springs.
In No. 1 doubles, Jeff Hill and Dusty Schultz finished third with a 2-1 record. They beat teams from Immaculata and Gardner, but lost to Blue Valley.
"Nick Nelson got to play due to Eric Jorgensen being injured," said Webb. "he paired up with Brent to play No. 2 doubles and did a great job. It's nice to know that we can change some things up if we have to and still get the job done."
Next up for the Bulldogs is a duel against Spring Hill Thursday, followed by the Baldwin Invitational Tournament on Saturday.