Girls’ tennis season ends at sub-state
The Baldwin High School girls' tennis team saw its season end Saturday at the Class 4A sub-state tournament in Topeka.
It was the duo of juniors Brianna Krysztof and Alyssa Peterson that ended with the biggest highlight, as they placed third at the regional meet, held last Thursday at BHS.
Krysztof and Peterson advanced to play Saturday, but fell 6-4, 6-4 in their lone sub-state match.
"We are very proud of how Brianna and Alyssa competed in this round of postseason play," coach Ginny Honomichl said. "They played their best and made their match with Perry fun to watch. These young ladies have worked hard to improve as much as they did throughout the season. They will be our leaders next year. Thanks to everyone who supported us this season at both the varsity and junior varsity competitions. We appreciated it greatly."
In doubles at the regional meet, Krysztof and Peterson took third place, qualifying for Sub-State with two wins and one loss. The duo defeated the No. 3 seed pair of Julia Griffin and Katie Wohletz of St. James Academy, lost to the No. 2 seed pair of Lexzi Mapes and Daffodil Reumund of Perry and defeated the No. 4 seed pair of Erin Graham and Kelsey Youngworth of St. James Academy.
The doubles teams that qualified for sub-state were Rebekah Gulley and Hanna Lindbloom of DeSoto in first place; second place was Mapes and Reumund of Perry, BHS's Krysztof and Peterson took third place, and St. James Academy's Graham and Youngworth took fourth place.
"We had a great team this year," Krysztof said. "We gained a lot of experience and I'm proud of how the team performed. We had a lot of great people and we shared a lot of fun times together this year."
In singles action, senior Kelsey Mallon had one win and one loss, defeating Franziska Trautvetter of De Soto 10-8 and losing to No. 1 seed Hannah Kenetzni, 6-1, 6-0.
Freshman Michaela Krysztof had one loss to the No. 3 seed, Lauren Obermueller of St. James Academy.
Everyone was proud of the whole team's performance at regionals, as well as sub-state.
"Congratulations to Brianna and Alyssa on their fine performances at today's regional tournament and qualifying for the Sub-State round of tournament play," Honomichl said last week. "They played three quality teams and were competitive in all their matches. They are peaking at the right time. Our endurance award has to go to Kelsey Mallon for her three plus hours opening winning match against the German foreign exchange student from Spring Hill. She never gave up."