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BHS girls’ tennis squad plays well at Hayden

September 1, 2011

Baldwin High School's varsity girls' tennis squad started its season a week earlier than previous years, but coach Justin Hoffman was pleased with the results.

The BHS varsity players traveled to Topeka-Hayden for their first match last Thursday. They will also play at Hayden today.

“I thought the girls played exceptionally well for their first tournament out,” Hoffman said. “I saw some things to work on, but in terms of effort, it was great. They couldn't have put forth much more effort than they did.”

Senior Hayley Schwartz led the Bulldogs with a 3-1 record. Seniors Alison Berg, Alexis Finucane, Kara Hoegerl and Brooke Morgan all finished 2-2.

“They made really good decisions on the court,” Hoffman said. “They played hard and hustled on the court. I was very encouraged by the way we started the season.”

Several of the Bulldogs played doubles with different partners last week as Hoffman mixed up the lineups throughout the tournament.

“We switched up lineups throughout the day,” Hoffman said. “I'm trying to figure out how my doubles teams are going to look. The problem is we return three doubles players of the four that went to state. I'm trying to find the right combination.”

Junior Kaitlin Jorgensen played No. 1 singles and finished 1-3. Her bracket included three state medalists.

“She is going to have a tough year,” Hoffman said. “No. 1 singles in our region is very difficult. That's where I assume I'll be playing her, but there could be some changes.”

The Bulldogs travel back to Hayden for a tournament that begins at 3 p.m.

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