Five BEA tennis players on All-BSC
Five Blue Earth Area girls tennis players have been named to the Big South Conference East Division All-Conference team.
The five BEA tennis players receiving All-Conference honors are Ta Armstrong, Arika Howard, Carisa Engesser, Macie Stevermer and Britt Howard.
“It is great to have five people earn All-Conference,” head coach Konny Wolff stated.
Tennis All-Conference selections are based on a scoring system and are not determined by a vote of conference coaches.
Instead, a point system utilizing three components determines who receives the all-conference honors.
The three components are:
Team position played.
Value Points for each position are assigned for each match played. No. 1 singles receives five points, No. 2 singles receives three points, No. 3 singles receives two points and No. 4 singles receives one point.
For doubles players the values are three points for No. 1 doubles, two points for No. 2 doubles and one point for No. 3 doubles
A player receives three points for winning a team match point.
Armstrong, a sophomore, finished the season with a 21-8 record while playing No. 1 singles. She also qualified for the state tournament.
Fellow sophomore Arika Howard was BEA’s No. 2 singles player. She finished the season with a 21-4 record.
Senior Engesser earned her all-conference honors while competing at No. 1 doubles. She posted a record of 9-15 in her final year playing for BEA.
Stevermer, who qualified for the state tournament in doubles with teammate McKenna Dutton, played the regular season as the No. 3 singles player. The junior compiled a record of 27-2 this year.
Playing No. 2 doubles, sophomore Britt Howard gained 18 wins against only two losses.
These five girls were part of a team that won the East Division of the Big South Conference. They were defeated in the conference championship by St. James, the winners of the West Division.
Their success on the court matched their success in the classroom. The entire team finished with a GPA of 3.86 and earned an Academic Gold Award.
“These five girls contributed many wins for the team,” Wolff said. “I am really looking forward to next year as all the girls will be back except for Carissa.”