BSHS tennis squad caps busy week with road victory at Lawrence High
The Bonner Springs girls tennis team endured a grueling four days of competition last week, and the only relief came in the form of Saturday thunderstorms that washed out the later rounds of the Wildcat Invitational at De Soto High School.
The Braves stayed alive through two rounds of competition Saturday before storms forced the remainder of the tournament to be canceled and the team received an early trip home.
Prior to that, Bonner Springs faced a grueling stretch of tennis against some of the area’s top programs, as the team lost duals with Maranatha Academy and Olathe Northwest before beating Lawrence High.
“It was a pretty tough week with all the losses,” BSHS coach Bill Scott said, “but a very good win at Lawrence.”
The Braves began the week Monday, Sept. 20, with a home dual against Maranatha. The Eagles won the dual, but BSHS received victories from Lauren Callahan, Toni Stock, Aly Espy, Persephone Hart, Jessica Moulin, Kassidy Clark, Kayla McPherson and Alex Carter.
After falling to the Class 3-2-1A powerhouse, Bonner Springs squared off with a Class 6A power on Tuesday, Sept. 21, at Olathe Northwest. The Braves went winless in 12 matches.
“A very rare occurrence,” Scott said of the day. “Not a single win in a dual. I can’t remember when that has ever happened.”
The Braves bounced back Wednesday, Sept. 22, however, as they traveled to Lawrence and took down the Class 6A opponent. Victories came from Breanna Tendick, Melissa Cisneros, Bethany Bailey, Sammy Weller, Emily Hunt, Michaela Reed, Aubrey Julo, Kayla Greer, Elizabeth Barger, Moulin, McPherson, Stock, Hart and Clark.
BSHS will play host to the Bonner Springs Invitational at 8:30 a.m. today on the BSHS tennis courts. The Braves play again at 3:30 p.m. Monday at Mill Valley before heading to the Class 4A regional tournament.