Olathe North provides stiff challenge for Bonner Springs tennis squad
The final score might not indicate it, but Bonner Springs tennis coach Bill Scott saw numerous areas of improvement from his youth-laden squad in a 13-5 dual loss to Olathe North on Wednesday, Sept. 7, at BSHS.
“Our top girls really had a rough day. Their competitors were really good,” Scott said. “This was one of the best Olathe North teams we have seen in a few years.”
North swept the varsity singles matches, as well as the top doubles matches.
In varsity singles, Breanna Tendick lost 8-2, Bethany Bailey fell 8-1, Lauren Callahan lost 8-4, Melissa Cisneros fell 8-0, Hannah Hunt lost 8-1 and Toni Stock was defeated in a tiebreaker 8-7 (10-8).
“Toni Stock’s long tiebreaker match was a fun one to watch,” Scott said.
Meanwhile, the Braves collected victories in three out of six junior varsity matches. Aubrey Julo won in a tiebreaker 6-5 (7-5), Ashton Istas won in a tiebreaker 6-5 (7-5), and Rachael Jenson earned a 6-4 victory.
“Julo continues to play well and will get her chance at cracking the varsity next week,” Scott said. “Istas and Jensen are in their first year of tennis and are showing me some surprising results.”
Bonner Springs’ doubles victories came from Cisneros and Stock 8-6 and Sasha Bingaman and Jesie Moulin 6-1.
The Braves also played a junior varsity dual last week against Baldwin, and they rolled to an 11-1 victory.
Singles matches were won by Julo, Barger, Bingaman, Cassie Stock, Micaela Reed, Kayla McPherson and Alex Carter. Doubles victories were turned in by Julo and Reed, Berger and Cassie Stock, Kayla Mcpherson and Jensen, and Kayla Fratzel and Kim Sanchez.
“This was a great day for our JV girls,” Scott said. “We have a huge JV, and it allowed me to play some girls who haven’t played yet this year, but there are still about 16 more I couldn’t get in due to Baldwin’s small numbers.”