Ballard girls take first at Grinnell

Joe RandlemanStaff Writer

GRINNELL — The Ballard girls’ tennis team took first at the Grinnell Invitational with two victories and three runner-up finishes Monday in Grinnell.

The Bombers won both the No. 1 and No. 2 doubles competition at the meet. Olivia Astarita and Meredith Ossian took first in No. 1 doubles play, and Emi Bendler and Bry Ronca claimed the title in the No. 2 doubles competition.

Kari Holmes and Kate Reitz came in second in No. 3 doubles play for Ballard.

In singles competition, Emily Jurgensen and Nicole Kling both came in second for the Bombers. Jurgensen was second in the No. 1 singles competition and Kling was runner-up in No. 2 singles play.

Ballard ended up winning 147 total games to take first as a team. Des Moines Roosevelt won 137 games, Grinnell picked up 90 victories and Albia recorded 22 wins.