HUXLEY - The Ballard girls’ tennis team was dealt its second loss of the season May 4 at the Ballard Tennis Courts as the Bombers fell to Boone by a 7-4 score.
Ballard split the six singles matches with the Toreadors, but struggled in doubles play. The loss put the Bomber girls at 7-2 on the season.
In singles play Anna Zielke, Kari Holmes and Lindsey Kaldenberg won the Nos. 4, 5 and 6 matches for Ballard.
Zielke swept Boone’s Lauren Wieland by 6-1 and 6-4 margins in the No. 4 match and Holmes downed Myra Bernard in the No. 5, 6-3 and 6-2. Kaldenberg rebounded from a 6-2 opening-set loss to Kate Peasley in the No. 6 match, winning the second set by a 6-3 score and claiming the super-tiebreaker by a 10-4 margin.
In doubles play, Ballard’s only win came during the No. 5 match. Hannah Elliott and Sophie Hartog swept Boone’s Emily Edmondson and Ana Freud by scores of 6-4 and 6-2.
Boone 7, Ballard 4
Singles: 1. Davi Patterson (Boo) defeated Bry Ronca (B); 6-0, 6-1. 2. Morganne Borsh (Boo) defeated Kate Rietz (B); 7-5, 6-1. 3. Grace Krafcisin (Boo) defeated Mikayla Rietgraf (B); 7-5, 6-3. 4. Anna Zielke (B) defeated Lauren Wieland (Boo); 6-1, 6-4. 5. Kari Holmes (B) defeated Myra Bernard (Boo); 6-3, 6-2. 6. Lindsey Kaldenberg (B) defeated Kate Peasley (Boo); 2-6, 6-3, 1-0 (10-4).
Doubles: 1. Patterson and Wieland (Boo) defeated Ronca and Rietz (B); 6-4, 6-3. 2. Borsh and Krafcisin (Boo) defeated Zielke and Holmes (B); 6-1, 6-0. 3. Bernard and Peasley (Boo) defeated Rietgraf and Kaldenberg (B); 6-2, 3-6, 1-0 (10-2). 4. Gabby Fuentes and Emily Braun (Boo) defeated Sarah Kamp and Rachel Wohlgemuth (B); 7-6 (7-6), 6-1. 5. Hannah Elliott and Sophie Hartog (B) defeated Emily Edmondson and Ana Freud (Boo); 6-4, 6-2.
ELDORA - Ballard cruised past South Hardin with a dominant 9-0 sweep over the Tigers May 2 at Eldora.
The Bombers dominated seven of the nine matches, picking up their seventh victory of the season.
In singles play, Bry Ronca won the No. 1 match over Laura Stanish and Kari Holmes pulled off the No. 5 match over Haley Teske by identical 10-1 scores for Ballard. Kate Rietz defeated Dru Balvanz in the No. 2 match by a 10-2 margin and Anna Zielke cruised past Danae Nelson in the No. 4 match by the same margin.
Mikayla Rietgraf knocked off Lexi Ryan by a 10-3 decision in the No. 3 match and Lindsey Kaldenberg won the No. 6 match in a 10-7 battle with Izzy Sisson to complete the singles sweep for Ballard.
Rietgraf and Kaldenberg pulled off a 10-0 shutout over Teske and Meghan Van De Pol in the No. 3 doubles match. Ronca and Rietz just missed a shutout in the No. 1 doubles match with a 10-1 victory over Stanish and Balvanz and Zielke and Holmes edged Ryan and Nelson by a 10-8 score in the No. 2 match.
Ballard 9, South Hardin 0
Singles: 1. Bry Ronca (B) defeated Laura Stanish (SH); 10-1. 2. Kate Rietz defeated Dru Balvanz (SH); 10-2. 3. Mikayla Rietgraf (B) defeated Lexi Ryan (SH); 10-3. 4. Anna Zielke (B) defeated Danae Nelson (SH); 10-2. 5. Kari Holmes (B) defeated Haley Teske (SH); 10-1. 6. Lindsey Kaldenberg (B) defeated Izzy Sisson (SH); 10-7.
Doubles: 1. Ronca and Rietz (B) defeated Stanish and Balvanz (SH); 10-1. 2. Zielke and Holmes (B) defeated Ryan and Nelson (SH); 10-8. 3. Rietgraf and Kaldenberg (B) defeated Teske and Meghan Van De Pol (SH); 10-0.