Archive for Wednesday, October 10, 2012

BSHS tennis coach Scott urges girls to get involved in offseason

October 10, 2012

Finishing just shy of state for the first season in awhile, Bonner Springs girls tennis coach Bill Scott put down a challenge.

“If my top four will play all summer, then we have a chance to be better,” Scott said. “Our top returning JV players need to do the same thing if two to four of them expect to play up to varsity. If they don’t practice hard and get a lot better, then we will have another similar year.”

Micaela Reed opened the tournament with a 9-0 victory in the first round against Sumner Academy, but exited after a second-round loss to Hayden (6-0, 6-0). Cassie Stock and Alexus Tendick defeated Sumner, 9-1, in the opening round but also lost to Hayden in the second round (6-0, 6-1).

The Braves’ best chance at advancing to state was Hannah Hunt and Sammy Ricci-Weller, who gave Baldwin High a scare in the opening round. A victory would have sent the pair to state, but the Bulldogs held on for a 6-4, 7-6 victory.

The four players Scott has pegged as those needing to lead 2013’s team are Hunt, Stock, Tendick and McPherson.

The season, though a down year by most accounts, saw the addition of assistant coach B.J. Congleton, who Scott hopes will one day succeed him as head coach.

“I want to praise Coach Congo in the work he did, the help he gave me, and the times he made me laugh so much,” Scott said. “He is so funny, and a great skills coach as well.”

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