Girls tennis team loses to Sioux Falls Lincoln Sioux Falls Lincoln Patriots displayed their strength and depth in overwhelming the Tanager girls tennis team 8-1 in a pre-tournament outing in Sioux Falls Oct. 5.
At #1 singles Anna Ristic (V) defeated Liz Spencer (L) 6-0, 6-0, while the remaining individual matches all went to Lincoln players: Maya Ristic lost to Katie Chiu (6-0,6-1); Lindsay Iverson lost to Melissaa Hutchinson (6-2,6-3); Laura Doohen lost to Amy Hutchinson (6-0,6-1); Brenda Banks lost to Angie Norberg (6-0,6-0); and Vanessa Noonan lost to Megan McCarthy (6-2,6-1).
In doubles, Ristic/Ristic lost to Dani Grebin/Chiu (6-0, 6-2); Doohen/Noonan lost to Norberg/McCarthy (6-0, 6-0); while Iverson/Tracey Walworth lost to Hutchinson/Hutchinson (6-0, 6-7).
"Lincoln is such a deep, strong team and it is always enjoyable playing such good tennis players," said coach Barb Rickord "It is also a good warm-up for the state tournament and I was proud of how the Vermillion girls played. Anna was disappointed not to play Lincoln's top player, Tara Houlihan � she is out with a shoulder injury but is expected to play at state. As we expected, at the seeding session, members of the VHS tennis team who rated recognition for their season records were: Anna Ristic #3 seed, Vanessa Noonan #6 seed, and Ristic/Ristic were seeded #7 in doubles for the South Dakota High School State Girls Tennis Tournament in Sioux Falls Oct. 7-9."