Weimer and Webster advance to state
Berkeley Springs senior Kelsey Weimer and freshman Logan Webster reached a preseason goal of playing in the state tennis tournament, by taking care of business at the West Virginia Class AA Region II Tennis Championship in Bridgeport last weekend.
Weimer placed fourth in No. 1 girls singles to earn her trip to the state tournament. She defeated Frankfort in the championship quarterfinals, 8-3, guaranteeing her spot in field. Weimer then fell to Petersburg, 8-5, in the semifinal, before losing the third place match to Grafton's Abby Rowand, 8-4.
Webster is the first Berkeley Springs High School boy to qualify for the state tennis tournament in singles since 2008, and the first freshman to achieve the feat.
Webster took third at No. 2 boys singles with an 8-4 win over Petersburg in the consolation final. He started the tournament with an 8-2 win over his Lincoln County opponent in a quarterfinal match, then lost to Moorefield, 8-4, in the semifinals, before winning his third place match.
"I am really happy for both Logan and Kelsey," said Berkeley Springs Coach Neil Heard. “They worked hard for this opportunity. Overall, I was pleased. I thought our kids were competitive, and I was proud of the effort."
Weimer and Webster begin play on Thursday, May 10, at the Kanawaha City Community Center in Charleston.
"It will be a interesting to see how our kids stack up against the best in the state," said Heard of the trip to Charleston. Regardless of how it plays out, I am already proud of their accomplishment."