HUXLEY - A great start in singles play helped the Ballard girls’ tennis team pull off a decisive 9-2 victory over Grinnell Monday at Huxley.


The Bombers won the Nos. 1-5 singles matches and also dominated doubles play, going to 6-1 on the season.


Kate Rietz won the No. 1 singles match over Macy Harris in an 8-6 battle and Anna Zielke pulled off an 8-5 win over Aleah Kastendick in the No. 2 match. Kari Holmes downed Grinnell’s Cici Dugas by an 8-3 score in the No. 3 match, Lindsey Kaldenberg scored an 8-4 triumph over Gillian Ferguson in the No. 4 match and Hannah Elliott whipped Chloe Baumann in the No. 5 match, 8-1.


In doubles play, Rietz and Zielke ousted Harris and Kastendick in the No. 1 match and Holmes and Kaldenberg coasted past Dugas and Baumann in the No. 2 match, with both Bomber teams prevailing by an 8-1 margin. Rachel Wohlgemuth and Jenna Hernandez won the No. 4 match over Cecilia Bagnoli and Phoenix Chang-Roper, 8-6, and Ariela Johnson and Cheryl Blackmer trounced Grinnell’s Riley Osborne and Madelyn Wiegand in the No. 5, match, 8-2.


Ballard 9, Grinnell 2


Singles: 1. Kate Rietz (B) defeated Macy Harris (G); 8-6. 2. Anna Zielke (B) defeated Aleah Kastendick (G); 8-5. 3. Kari Holmes (B) defeated Cici Dugas (G); 8-3. 4. Lindsey Kaldenberg (B) defeated Gillian Ferguson (G); 8-4. 5. Hannah Elliott (B) defeated Chloe Baumann (G); 8-1. 6. Nicole Popp (G) defeated Sarah Kamp (B); 9-7.


Doubles: 1. Rietz and Zielke (B) defeated Harris and Kastendick (G); 8-1. 2. Holmes and Kaldenberg (B) defeated Dugas and Baumann (G); 8-1. 3. Popp and Ferguson (G) defeated Elliott and Camp (B); 8-3. 4. Rachel Wohlgemuth and Jenna Hernandez (B) defeated Cecilia Bagnoli and Phoenix Chang-Roper; 8-6. 5. Ariela Johnson and Cheryl Blackmer (B) defeated Riley Osborne and Madelyn Wiegand (G); 8-2.


HUXLEY - Ballard celebrated senior day with an 11-0 drubbing of Webster City Friday at the Ballard Tennis Courts in Huxley.


The Bombers won 88 of 97 games played in the 11 matches. They finished with five shutouts.


Katie Rietz, Anna Zielke, Kari Holmes and Sarah Kamp won the Nos. 1, 2, 3 and 6 singles matches by 8-0 shutouts. Rietz toppled Emma Vansickle, Zielke defeated McKenna Mitchell, Holmes whipped Izzy Hooker and Camp downed McKenna Dinsdale.


Lindsey Kaldenberg won the No. 4 match over Grace Hoffman and Hannah Elliott ousted Charlotte Judkins by identical 8-1 scores for Ballard.


In doubles play, Ariela Johnson and Cheryl Blackmer toppled Webster City’s Kylie Lantz and Sharina Desroches by an 8-0 margin in the No. 5 match. Holmes and Kaldenberg took the No. 2 match over Mitchell and Hoffman and Elliott and Kamp prevailed over Judkins and Teagan Gourley in the No. 3 match by identical 8-1 scores.


Rietz and Zielke won the No. 1 doubles match over Vansickle and Hooker by an 8-3 decision.


Ballard 11, Webster City 0


Singles: 1. Kate Rietz (B) defeated Emma Vansickle (WC); 8-0. 2. Anna Zielke (B) defeated McKenna Mitchell (WC); 8-0. 3. Kari Holmes (B) defeated Izzy Hooker (WC); 8-0. 4. Lindsey Kaldenberg (B) defeated Grace Hoffman (WC); 8-1. 5. Hannah Elliot (B) defeated Charlotte Judkins (WC); 8-1. 6. Sarah Kamp (B) defeated McKenna Dinsdale (WC); 8-0.


Doubles: 1. Rietz and Zielke (B) defeated Vansickle and Hooker (WC); 8-3. 2. Holmes and Kaldenberg (B) defeated Mitchell and Hoffman (WC); 8-1. 3. Elliott and Kamp (B) defeated Judkins and Teagan Gourley (WC); 8-1. 4. Jenna Hernandez and Rachel Wohlgemuth (B) defeated Dinsdale and Hannah Parr (WC); 8-2. 5. Ariela Johnson and Cheryl Blackmer (B) defeated Kylie Lantz and Sharina Desroches (WC); 8-0.


HUXLEY - Ballard had no trouble with Saydel April 24 at the Ballard Tennis Courts in Huxley as the Bombers delivered six shutouts in an 11-0 victory.


Ballard won four 10-0 matches in singles play and two more in doubles competition. The Bombers won 110 of 119 games on the day.


In singles play Katie Rietz, Kari Holmes, Lindsey Kaldenberg and Hannah Elliott won the Nos. 1, 3, 4 and 5 matches all by a 10-0 shutout. Sarah Kamp pulled off a 10-1 win in the No. 6 match and Anna Zielke delivered a 10-2 triumph in the No. 2 match.


Doubles play saw Holmes and Kaldenberg claim another 10-0 win in the No. 2 match. Rachel Wohlgemuth and Ariela Johnson also produced a 10-0 triumph in the No. 4 match.


Logan Conley and Olivia Vier won the No. 5 doubles match by a decisive 10-2 margin. Rietz and Zielke took the No. 1 match by a 10-4 decision and Elliott and Kamp won by the same score in the No. 3 match.


Ballard 11, Saydel 0


Singles: 1. Kate Rietz (B) defeated Katie Schmidt (S); 10-0. 2. Anna Zielke (B) defeated Darian Garcia (S); 10-2. 3. Kari Holmes (B) defeated Kearra Abrahams (S); 10-0. 4. Lindsey Kaldenberg (B) defeated Claire Kayser (S); 10-0. 5. Hannah Elliott (B) defeated Katie Plascencia (S); 10-0. 6. Sarah Kamp defeated Jaelynn Myers (S); 10-1.


Doubles: 1. Rietz and Zielke (B) defeated Schmidt and Garcia (S); 10-4. 2. Holmes and Kaldenberg (B) defeated Kayser and Plascencia (S); 10-0. 3. Elliott and Kamp (B) defeated Abrahams and Jaedyn Gills (S); 10-4. 4. Rachel Wohlgemuth and Ariela Johnson (B) defeated Myers and Reilly Angesen (S); 10-0. 5. Logan Conley and Olivia Vier (B) defeated Linda Yi and Gabby Neddermeyer (S); 10-2.