KHS girls tennis ends season with awards

KINGMAN ­ The Kingman High School girls tennis team ended its season with its year-end awards banquet on Wednesday.

The awards capped off another impressive season by the Bulldogs. Both the varsity and junior varsity teams finished with 10-2 records, and the varsity squad finished second in the region.

The KHS girls qualified for the state team tournament for the fifth consecutive year, and for the second year in a row, finished in the top 16.

The Bulldogs had Riya Patel advance to the second round in the singles draw of the state tournament.

Also, Tarisha Patel and Kiersten Abraham played in the doubles draw of the tournament.

"It's something to be pretty proud of," coach Kasie Juelfs said.

The ceremony was also the final opportunity to bid farewell to the team's three seniors ­ Tarisha Patel, Abraham and Andrea Patterson.

The rest of the team was also recognized for their efforts in helping the team reach the second round of the state tournament.

The banquet was highlighted by the presentation of four awards, voted on by each of the girls.

Freshman junior varsity player Candace McMillian was named the team's Most Promising Player.

The Most Improved Player was awarded to junior Jordan Cummins, who made the jump from junior varsity to varsity this season.

Abraham was named the Most Inspirational and fellow senior Tarisha Patel earned the Most Valuable Player award.

Patel was also named to the Academic All-Region team after the region tournament.