WAVERLY - The Ballard girls’ tennis team produced two singles champions at the Go-Hawk Tennis Tournament Saturday at the Waverly-Shell Rock High School.
Ballard’s Kate Rietz and Anna Zielke won the Nos. 1 and 2 singles tournaments respectively. The duo also placed second in the No. 1 doubles tournament.
Rietz went 3-0 in the No. 1 singles tournament.
Rietz topped Waverly-Shell Rock’s Hannah Folkerts by a 5-3 score and downed Independence’s Abby Davis in a 5-4 battle after winning the tiebreaker by a 7-2 score. In her final match, Rietz whipped Iowa Falls-Alden’s Faith Hinz, 8-0.
Zielke also went 3-0 in the No. 2 singles tournament.
Zielke turned in dominant performances in her first two matches, defeating both Iowa Falls-Alden’s Kaitlee Krumm and Independence’s Kylie Coonrad by 7-1 scores. In her final match, Rietz outlasted Waverly-Shell Rock’s Madi Overmann by a 5-3 score.
In the No. 1 doubles tournament, Rietz and Zielke fell to Waverly-Shell Rock’s team of Overmann and Katie Wichman in a 7-5 tiebreaker, but came back to win their next two matches to take second.
Kari Holmes and Lindsey Kaldenberg went 1-2 in the No. 2 doubles tournament for Ballard. Hannah Elliott and Sarah Camp also finished 1-2 in the No. 3 doubles tournament.
Holmes and Elliott placed second in the No. 3 and No. 5 singles tournaments respectively. They both went 2-1.
Kaldenberg and Camp each went 1-2 to place third in the No. 4 and No. 6 singles tournaments respectively.
HUXLEY - Ballard easily took care of South Hardin, 7-0, in a rain-shortened meet May 1 at the Ballard Tennis Courts in Huxley.
The Bombers won all six singles matches and also took the No. 5 doubles match. The meet was called before the other matches could be completed.
Katie Rietz, Anna Zielke and Lindsey Kaldenberg all won their singles matches by an 8-1 decision. Rietz took the No. 1 match over South Hardin’s Danae Nelson, Zielke won the No. 2 match over Meghan VanDePol and Kaldenberg whipped Izzy Sisson in the No. 4 match.
Hannah Elliott and Sarah Kamp won the Nos. 5 and 6 matches respectively by identical 8-3 scores. Elliott defeated South Hardin’s Blaze Harms and Kamp downed Sarah England.
Kari Holmes won the No. 3 singles match for Ballard, defeating Haley Teske by an 8-4 score.
Ariela Johnson and Cheryl Blackmer gave Ballard a win in the No. 5 doubles match. They blanked South Hardin’s team of Kate Kohart and Eden Tym, 8-0.
Ballard 7, South Hardin 0
Singles: 1. Kate Rietz (B) defeated Danae Nelson (SH); 8-1. 2. Anna Zielke (B) defeated Meghan VanDePol (SH); 8-1. 3. Kari Holmes (B) defeated Haley Teske (SH); 8-4. 4. Lindsey Kaldenberg (B) defeated Izzy Sisson (SH); 8-1. 5. Hannah Elliott (B) defeated Blaze Harms (SH); 8-3. 6. Sarah Kamp (B) defeated Sarah England (SH); 8-3.
Doubles: 5. Ariela Johnson and Cheryl Blackmer (B) defeated Kate Kohart and Eden Tym (SH); 8-0.