BHS tennis beats Roncalli
The Beatrice boys tennis team defeated Omaha Roncalli Wednesday night at Hannibal Park in Beatrice.
The Orangemen won the dual 7-2. It was a make-up game from a previously rained out dual.
The Orangemen won two out of three doubles matches. The No. 2 doubles team of Max Meyer and Colt Dittbrenner got off to a slow start, but won 8-3.
The No. 3 doubles team of Connor Kelly and Camden Parde made their varsity debut and won convincingly 8-1.
“I was pleased with their efforts,” said Beatrice Coach Karen Dittbrenner. “These two will get an opportunity to play No. 3 doubles this weekend at the Skyhawk Invite, so I wanted to give them a chance to play together. They know Saturday’s teams will likely be tougher, but this was a great first outing.”
Beatrice’s No. 1 doubles team of Cole Crandall and Zack Zimmerman fell in their match.
“They started slow and never could get things going against a solid team,” Dittbrenner said.
Beatrice won five out of six singles matches. At No. 2 singles, Connor Freitag won his match 8-3 while Dawson Saathoff won his singles match 8-4.
“This was a complete performance by Dawson for the first time all year,” Dittbrenner said. “Hopefully, he builds on this going forward.”
Colt Dittbrenner picked up an 8-3 win in his singles match.
“This game was not nearly as close as the score may look as Colt used it to try a few things in preparation for the remainder of the season,” said Karen Dittbrenner.
Max Meyer won his singles match 8-3.
“Max jumped out to a lead but then relaxed a bit and finally put the match away,” Dittbrenner said.
Zack Zimmerman finished up singles place with an 8-3 win.
“This may be one of the better matches I have seen Zack play this season,” Dittbrenner said. “His serve was solid and his forehands are finally looking like they should.”
The lone singles loss for Beatrice came at No. 1 singles. Cole Crandall fell 8-2 to Gavin Cismoski.
“Cismoski is a quality player who gets every ball into play and lets his opponent make the mistakes,” Dittbrenner said. “Cole did some things very well taking his opponent to deuce in several games but was unable to get the final point.”
Beatrice will continue its season on Saturday when they travel to the Skyhawk Invitational on Saturday. Their final home dual will be Tuesday when they host Gretna.