Tennis team wins over Brandon Valley Lynx Coach Barb Rickord was surprised that Brandon Valley's tennis team had improved this season.
"Brandon Valley was stronger than we expected at a couple of flights but then our remaining four matches (all away) will be very tough also," she said. "I expect all the girls to continue to improve against these strong teams. It should benefit our readiness for the State Tournament Oct. 7-9."
Results from the BV Lynx match:
#1 Anna Ristic, V, def. Mandy Bonander, BV, (10-0); #2 Maya Ristic, V, def Abby Erickson, BV, (10-5); #3 Lindsay Iverson, V, def Marnie Graham, BV, (10-2); #4 Laura Doohnen lost to Jessica Whercamp (0-10) as did Brenda Banks at #5 (8-10) and #6 Vanessa Noonan (7-10) .
Ristic/Ristic, V, def Bonander/Erickson (10-2); Graham/Whercamp, BV, def Doohen/Noonan, V, (10-6); and Iverson/Banks, V, def Kelly Larson/Chrystal Meyer (10-2).
JV singles winners for the Tanagers were Elizabeth Slagle, Britt Fremstad and Jessica Leffers. JV doubles winners were Christina Wells/ Leffers.
In an exhibition match, Tracey Walworth lost to Kim Kirkeide of Dakota Valley (3-10). Tracey has been out for four weeks with an ankle injury and "we're glad she's back."
The season dual record as of Sept. 22 is 6-4.