GRINNELL - The Ballard girls’ tennis team took first at the Grinnell Tournament Monday at Grinnell.
The Bombers competed in two singles and four doubles tournaments. They took first in both singles and a pair of doubles outings.
The places were determined by the total games won in each flight, with a possible total of 33 victories.
Kate Rietz won all 33 games to finish first in the No. 1 singles competition. Anna Zielke won the No. 2 singles tournament with 26 wins.
Hannah Elliott and Rachel Wohlgemuth won the No. 2 doubles tournament with 25 wins and Ariela Johnson and Logan Conley took the No. 4 tournament by claiming 24 games.
Kari Holmes and Lindsey Kaldenberg won 26 games to finish just one game out of first with a runner-up showing in the No. 1 doubles tournament. Sarah Kamp and Jenna Hernandez finished second in the No. 3 doubles competition with 20 victories.
Ballard won the tournament over Grinnell and Albia.
HUXLEY - Ballard took care of Webster City and South Hardin in the Class 1A regional tournament Saturday in Huxley.
The Bombers swept both teams by a 5-0 score to push their record to 9-2 heading into regional finals.
In the victory over Webster City, Kate Rietz, Anna Zielke, Kari Holmes, Lindsey Kaldenberg and Hannah Elliott won the Nos. 1-5 matches. The meet ended before the No. 6 match could be completed due to Ballard already achieving the necessary amount of wins needed to come out on top.
Rietz and Elliott both earned a pair of 6-0 victories over Webster City’s Emma Vaske and Teagan Gourley respectively in the Nos. 1 and 5 matches. Holmes won by 6-1 and 6-0 scores over Grace Hoffman in the No. 3 match and Kaldenberg scored 6-0 and 6-2 triumphs over Charlotte Judkins in the No. 4 match.
Zielke delivered 6-0 and 6-3 wins over McKenna Mitchell in the No. 2 match.
Rietz, Holmes, Kaldenberg and Elliott won the Nos. 1, 3, 4 and 5 matches against South Hardin. Rachel Wohlgemuth emerged victorious in the No. 6 match for the Bombers and the meet ended before Zielke could complete the No. 2 match with the Tigers’ Meghan VanDePol.
Rietz prevailed over South Hardin’s Danae Nelson with a pair of 6-1 wins, Holmes tallied 6-1 and 6-0 victories over Izzy Sissen and Kaldenberg scored a pair of 6-0 shutouts over Blaze Harms. Elliott picked up two 6-1 victories over Alexiss Bradshaw and Wohlgemuth whipped the Tigers’ Sarah England, 6-1 and 6-0.
Ballard will host Columbus Catholic in the 1A regional finals this Saturday at the Ballard Tennis Courts. The meet begins at 9 a.m. and the winner advances to the 1A state first round.
Ballard 5, Webster City 0
Singles: 1. Kate Rietz (B) defeated Emma Vaske (WC); 6-0, 6-0. 2. Anna Zielke (B) defeated McKenna Mitchell (WC); 6-0, 6-3. 3. Kari Holmes (B) defeated Grace Hoffman (WC); 6-1, 6-0. 4. Lindsey Kaldenberg (B) defeated Charlotte Judkins (WC); 6-0, 6-2. 5. Hannah Elliott (B) defeated Teagan Gourley (WC); 6-0, 6-0.
Ballard 5, South Hardin 0
Singles: 1. Rietz (B) defeated Danae Nelson (SH); 6-1, 6-1. 3. Holmes (B) defeated Izzy Sissen (SH); 6-1, 6-0. 4. Kaldenberg (B) defeated Blaze Harms (SH); 6-0, 6-0. 5. Elliott (B) defeated Alexiss Bradshaw (SH); 6-1, 6-1. 6. Rachel Wohlgemuth (B) defeated Sarah England (SH); 6-1, 6-0.
BOONE - Ballard was overpowered by Boone in its final regular season meet, 9-0, May 10 at Boone.
Boone swept seven of the nine matches, earning its second victory over the the Bombers this season.
Anna Zielke and Lindsey Kaldenberg turned in the best outings for Ballard in the loss.
Zielke dropped the No. 2 match with Boone’s Lauren Weiland after losing an 11-9 heartbreaker in the ultimate tiebreaker. Zielke came back from a 6-4 loss in the first set to take a 6-0 shutout in the second and force the tiebreaker.
Kaldenberg also suffered a tiebreaker loss to Boone’s Alaney Parker in the first set of the No. 4 match. Kaldenberg fell by a 7-6 score after losing the tiebreaker, 7-5, and she went on to drop the second set by a 6-2 margin.
Boone 9, Ballard 0
Singles: 1. Davi Patterson (Bo) defeated Kate Rietz (B); 6-0, 6-1; 2. Lauren Weiland (Bo) defeated Anna Zielke (B); 4-6, 6-0, 1-0 (11-9); 3. Myra Bernard (Bo.) defeated Kari Holmes (B); 6-2, 6-2. 4. Alaney Parker (Bo) defeated Lindsey Kaldenberg (B); 7-6 (7-5), 6-2. 5. Emily Braun (Bo) defeated Hannah Elliott (B); 6-1, 6-3. 6. Kate Peasley (Bo) defeated Rachel Wohlgemuth (B); 6-2, 6-4.
Doubles: 1. Patterson and Braun (Bo) defeated Rietz and Kaldenberg (B); 6-1, 6-0. 2. Wieland and Bernard (Bo) defeated Zielke and Holmes (B); 6-3, 6-4. 3. Parker and Peasley (Bo) defeated Elliott and Wohlgemuth (B); 6-4, 6-4.