BHS tennis takes second
The Baldwin High School tennis team continued its season on April 13 at the Bonner Springs Tournament. Other teams competing were Paola, Blue Valley, Gardner-Edgerton, Bonner Springs, Leavenworth, Immaculata, and Mill Valley.
In the No. 1 singles position, junior Chris Irick finished in second
place with a record of 2-1 losing to Blue Valley 3-8 in the finals
after winning his first two matches 8-0 and 8-4.
Junior Ben Knoll filled the No. 2 singles slot. Knoll finished in first
place with a record of 3-0 winning 8-1, 8-3, and 8-7.
After the singles round, the team was tied with Blue Valley for first.
The tournament resumed with doubles on Thursday.
Senior Jeff Hill and junior Dusty Schultz led the way, finishing in
second with a 2-1 record. After winning their first two matches they lost 5-8 to Bonner Springs in the finals.
"I finally saw the type of tennis that I expect out of these guys in the Blue Valley match," said coach Troy Webb. "They really played well."
In the No. 2 doubles position were seniors Brad Ikenberry and Edd
Stansberry. They finished in third place with a 2-1 record. They won their first match 8-2, lost their second 4-8 and won their third match 8-6.
Baldwin finished second as a team behind Blue Valley. They were one win away from a team title.
"I really thought we would get this one," said Webb.
In the Paola junior varsity tournament, freshman Nathan Dick went 5-0 taking first place in No. 1 singles. In No. 1 doubles, freshman Sam Scott and sophomore Casey Nelson finished 1-4, taking fifth place. In No. 2 doubles, freshmen Alex Wigington and Nick Goldring finished 4-1 and took second place.
"It was a good day for us overall," said Webb. "The guys got in a lot of matches and gained valuable experience."