BALDWIN CITY, Kansas – Two members of the Baker University tennis programs swept this week's Heart of America Athletic Conference Men's and Women's Tennis Players of the Week awards, announced on Monday.
Conner Petty won the Heart Men's Tennis Player of the Week, while freshman Kayelee Smith won this week's Heart Women's Tennis Player of the Week honor after their victories over NCAA Division II William Jewell College over the weekend.
With Baker tied up 4-4 against the Cardinals, Smith came up and clinched the team victory for Baker with a 6-1, 6-0, victory over William Jewell's Meredith Houk to give Baker the team win over WJC, 5-4.
Smith also won her doubles match when she teamed up with Janie King and won 9-7 over Whitney Holloman and Morgan Holopinek.
Petty went 2-0 against the Cardinals on Saturday, as he won his singles match over Hayden Fulk, 6-3, 6-3 and won his doubles match with teammate Gabriel Marques, 8-4, over Caul Pearson and Hayden Fulk.
Baker will next travel to Hesston, Kansas to take on Hesston College on Oct. 19.