Archive for Wednesday, May 7, 2003

BHS tennis team wins again

May 7, 2003

Tennis started last week for the Baldwin High School Bulldogs with a bang at a round robin tournament in Ottawa on April 29. Baldwin ran away with first place.

In No. 1, singles sophomore Chris Irick finished with a 6-0 record to finish first. In No. 2 singles, sophomore Ben Knoll finished with 6-0 record to finish first.

"Chris pulled a muscle in the first match and had to adjust his serve. He usually has some problems with double faulting. With the new serve not only did he never double fault, but he really wasn't contested in any match," said coach Troy Webb. "I'm running out of good things to say about Ben,"

In No. 1 doubles, seniors Eric Jorgensen and Brent Schultz finished with a 6-0 record to finish first.

"We continued to play well," said Schultz. "As the season continues we expect there to be much more of the same."

In No. 2 doubles, junior Jeff Hill and sophomore Dusty Schultz finished with a 5-l record to finish second.

On April 30 the team continued its great performance in a dual against Spring Hill.

Irick and Knoll finished with a 2-0 record in singles and Hill beat McWhorter 8-3.

In doubles, Jorgensen and Schultz finished with a 2-0 record. And Dusty Schultz and Hill lost to McWhorter and Holman.

"It wasn't the hardest meet of the week, but it was still good to get some matches in," said Jorgensen.

On Thursday, the team faired well in its tournament at Lawrence High School. Baldwin came away with sixth place.

In No. 1 singles, Irick finished with a 2-1 record to finish fifth.

In No. 2 singles, Knoll finished with a 1-2 record to finish seventh.

In No. 1 doubles, Jorgensen and Schultz finished with a 1-2 record to finish sixth.

In No. 2 doubles, Hill and senior Nick Nelson finished with a 2-1 record to finish fifth.

"This was the first team loss of the year," said Webb. "Hopefully our guys don't get too frustrated with the losses."

The team will perform next on Saturday at the DeSoto Invitational.

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