Yankton Bucks sweep VHS in tennis April 9 by Jim Prosser The Vermillion Tanager tennis varsity team was swept by the Yankton Bucks 9-0 on Friday, April 9. Matt Rognstad and Joe Eckert won the first doubles game 6-4 to give some hope for better things in a match, closer than the results finally showed.
Coach Von Fischer was missing Troy Rickord, Beau Blouin and Jon Spader from the starting 10. They had prior commitments scheduled on this make-up date.
With players moving up to fill spots vacated by those missing, the coach was satisfied with the efforts of the team.
Conan Malady, Y, defeated Matt Rognstad, V, 6-1, 6-1; Ryan Elwood, Y, defeated Jay Merrigan, V, 6-1, 6-1; Adam Maska, Y, defeated Joe Eckert, V, 6-1, 6-4; Matt Termansen, Y, won a hotly contested match over Eric Shaner, V, 7-6 (7-5), 6-3; Kevin Meyer, Y, defeated Matt Williams, V, 6-4, 6-3; and Dan Carey, Y, defeated Eric Rickord, V, in another close match 7-5, 6-3.
Malady � Maska defeated Rognstad � Eckert; Elwood � Carey defeated Merrigan � Schaner 6-2, 6-0; Termansen � Jeff Meyer defeated Williams � Rickord 6-2, 6-0.
The JV results were 3-6 for VHS with wins by Chris Yutrzenka, V, over Nick Welter, Y, 8-5; Jason Holoch, V, defeating Pat Kennedy, Y, 8-4 after trailing 4-1 and winning 7 staight points, and Dean Reasoner, V, defeating Dhani Cole, Y, 8-4. In other junior varsity singles matches, Ben Williams, V, defeated Anders Fremstad, Y, 7-5; and Jeff Eisenbraun, V, defeated Tom Smith, Y, 6-5.
Kevin Meyer � Brett Sander, Y, defeated Williams � Reasoner, V, 8-2; Joe Drotzman � Welter, Y, defeated Yutrzenka � Fremstad, V, 6-4; Eisenbraun �
Kennedy, Y, defeated Holoch � Geng Wang, V, 8-6; and Drotzman � Williams, Y, defeated Smith � Eric Jerscheid 8-0.