EDITORS NOTE: The article below was written based on information from the Post Standard and Syracuse.com which recently honored Baldwinsville sophomore tennis star Kahlei Reisinger as the publication and websites Section 3 Athlete of the Week. Kahlei is the daughter of Tom and Ogdensburg native Kristi Reisinger of Baldwinsville and the grand daughter of Bill and Janice Shoen of Ogdensburg.
SYRACUSE – Sophomore Kahlei Reisinger has a lot of scholastic tennis ahead of her but the Baldwinsville ace in the hole is making an impressive mark this season. After winning the consolation play-back rounds of the New York State Public High School Tennis Championships as a freshman, Reisinger has bigger goals in mind this season including a state singles championship.
Reisinger is 13-0 this season and hasnt lost a set. In 171 games in singles (as of Oct. 6), she has been beaten just 15 games (no more than three in any one set).
Her effectiveness on the court this season earned her the Post Standard Athlete of the Week award for Section III during the week ending Oct. 6.
Shes just one of the best players to come through here, without a doubt, said Fayetteville-Manlius said coach Phil Rudolph in the Post Standard and Syracuse.com article . Shes tremendous, not only tennis wise, but shes very athletic. Shes an intense, extremely high-level player. Im going to be curious how she does in the state level.
Reisinger is ranked No. 20 in the state, according to Tennisrecruiting.net and has been part of the Baldwinsville varsity program since the seventh grade. Bees coach Paul Maestri said in a recent Post Standard-Syracuse.com article that hes seen remarkable growth in her game. This year, Reisinger has added a kick serve that she uses on second serve. As a left-hander, Reisinger has the ability now to make her serve kick up into a right-handed player. Its now become a weapon, Maestri said. Shes definitely fun to watch. And shes tough to beat right now. Shes very, very good.
Reisinger said she worked hard this summer getting ready for the high school season. She played in USTA events and addressed different aspects of her game, like her second serve and her forehand.