Girls tennis team loses to Sioux Falls Lincoln

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."

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