GEHS Blazer Tennis Season Comes to an End
Posted on Oct. 23rd, 2012
The 2012 Girls' Tennis season has ended with a trip to the 6A State tournament for Senior, Samantha Aleman. Samantha had 2 tough matches to end the season, but can hold her head high with a career 107 wins and 29 losses over 4 tennis seasons!
She has made it to the State tournament all 4 years and in the past 2 years, was bumped up to 6A competition and has come in swingin'! She has placed in the top 6 at the past 4 Regional tournaments, accumulated many first place medals in her career, as well as the single season record her freshman year with over 30 wins. She also holds a 3.7 GPA!
We look forward to Samantha furthering her tennis career at the collegiate level and wish her the very best. GEHS owes Samantha Aleman a debt of gratitude for keeping us on the map in Girls Tennis as we jumped up into the big leagues of 6A competition.
We also look forward to the juniors this year: Abby Kessler, Anna Winkler, Kahmia Dunson, Hannah West, Paige Rossman, and Brooklyn Kiosow, to lead our team as seniors next year with the great experience from this season, as well as sophomores Mary Murphy and Krista Long.
Krista injured her hand the day before our first competition. Then, after her cast was removed, jumped right back in before the EKL tournament and made a 9 win and 3 loss run before being one match away from a State tournament birth. Krista will lead our team next year and she will do great at it!
And finally, our fantastic freshmen, Maddy Martinez, Sami Boring, Paige Rifford and Emily Worth. So much improvement was made this year with these freshman and we are so proud of the players and teammates they have become. Emily played varsity most of the year and did great switching from doubles to singles throughout the season. We look forward to her being another great leader next year.
Thanks to all the wonderful parents and coaches who helped our girls have a wonderful season. Keep encouraging the girls to get out and play tennis throughout the rest of the year and A LOT this summer! Also, if you have middle school girls who are interested in tennis, encourage them to get out and play tennis, enter into tournaments and go to local camps around the KC Metro area.