Bomber girls blank NP
HUXLEY — The Ballard girls’ tennis team rolled to an 11-0 victory over North Polk May 3 at Huxley.
The Bombers were rarely challenged, improving to 8-0 on the season. They swept all 11 matches.
In singles play Meredith Ossian scored 6-0 and 6-0 victories over North Polk’s Kacie Thompson in the No. 2 match and Emi Bendler won the No. 5 match over Chloe Laizure by 6-1 and 6-0 scores. Emily Jurgensen pulled off two 6-2 victories over Audrey Ley in the No. 1 match and Olivia Astarita won the No. 3 match over Becky Reid by 6-1 and 6-2 scores.
Nicole Kling pulled off 6-4 and 6-1 wins over Emily Washington in the No. 4 singles match. Bry Ronca won the No. 6 match over Grace Nelson by 6-1 and 6-2 margins.
In doubles competition North Polk’s best showing came in the No. 3 match. Thompson and Nelson lost by 6-2 and 6-3 scores to Bendler and Ronca.
Katie Rietz and Kari Holmes gave Ballard 6-0 and 6-2 wins over Madison Yoakum and Susan Harness in the No. 4 match. Miranda Noack and Mikayla Rietgraf won the No. 5 match over Emma Mackey and Keely McFarlin by scores of 6-0 and 6-1.
Ossian and Astarita claimed the No. 1 doubles match over Ley and Laizure by 6-1 and 6-0 scores. Jurgensen and Kling swept Reid and Washington with a pair of 6-0 shutouts.
Ballard 11, North Polk 0
Singles: 1. Emily Jurgensen (B) defeated Audrey Ley (NP); 6-2, 6-2. 2. Meredith Ossian (B) defeated Kacie Thompson (NP); 6-0, 6-0. 3. Olivia Astarita (B) defeated Becky Reid (NP); 6-1, 6-2. 4. Nicole Kling (B) defeated Emily Washington (NP); 6-4, 6-1. 5. Emi Bendler (B) defeated Chloe Laizure (NP); 6-1, 6-0. 6. Bry Ronca (B) defeated Grace Nelson (NP); 6-1, 6-2.
Doubles: 1. Ossian and Astarita (B) defeated Ley and Laizure (NP): 6-1, 6-0. 2. Jurgensen and Kling (B) defeated Reid and Washington (NP); 6-0, 6-0. 3. Bendler and Ronca (B) defeated Thompson and Nelson (NP); 6-2, 6-3. 4. Kate Rietz and Kari Holmes (B) defeated Madison Yoakum and Susan Harness (NP); 6-0, 6-2. 5. Miranda Noack and Mikayla Rietgraf (B) defeated Emma Mackey and Keely McFarlin (NP); 6-0, 6-1.