HUXLEY - Ballard was in complete control against North Polk in a girls’ tennis rivalry meet April 5 at Huxley.
The Bombers blanked the Comets by an 11-0 margin. Ballard outscored North Polk 110-28 in total points, improving its season record to 1-1.
In singles play, Kate Rietz shut out North Polk’s Grace Nelson by a 10-0 score in the No. 1 match, Anna Zielke earned a 10-4 victory over the Comets’ Chloe Laizure in the No. 2 match and Kari Holmes downed Hailey Becker by a 10-2 margin in the No. 3 match. Lindsey Kaldenberg also delivered a 10-3 victory over North Polk’s Rio Monk in the No. 4 match and Jenna Hernandez did the same against the Comets’ Keely McFarlin in the No. 5 match.
Hannah Elliott completed singles play with a 10-4 win over North Polk’s Zoe Dorr in the No. 6 match.
In doubles play, Rietz and Zielke ousted Nelson and Becker by a 10-2 score in the No. 1 match and Holmes and Hernandez won by the same score in the No. 2 match over Laizure and Monk. Kaldenberg and Elliott pulled off a decisive 10-1 win over McFarlin and Alia Springer in the No. 3 match and Rachel Wohlgemuth and Cheryl Blackmer gave Ballard another 10-2 triumph over the Comets’ team of Dorr and McKenna McCauley in the No. 4 match.
The No. 5 doubles match saw North Polk put up its best fight. The Comet team of Emma Mackey and Liz Vorsten fell to Ballard’s Logan Conley and Tabby Mai by a 10-5 decision.
Ballard 11, North Polk 0
Singles: 1. Kate Rietz (B) defeated Grace Nelson (NP); 10-0. 2. Anna Zielke (B) defeated Chloe Laizure (NP); 10-4. 3. Kari Holmes (B) defeated Hailey Becker (NP), 10-2. 4. Lindsey Kaldenberg (B) defeated Rio Monk (NP); 10-3. 5. Jenna Hernandez (B) defeated Keely McFarlin (NP); 10-3. 6. Hannah Elliott (B) defeated Zoe Dorr (NP); 10-4.
Doubles: 1. Rietz and Zielke (B) defeated Nelson and Becker (NP); 10-2. 2. Holmes and Hernandez (B) defeated Laizure and Monk (NP); 10-2. 3. Kaldenberg and Elliott (B) defeated McFarlin and Alia Springer (NP); 10-1. 4. Rachel Wohlgemuth and Cheryl Blackmer (B) defeated Dorr and McKenna McCauley (NP); 10-2. 5. Logan Conley and Tabby Mai (B) defeated Emma Mackey and Liz Vorsten (NP); 10-5.