VHS boys' tennis team performs well at state The Tanager boys' tennis team had a commendable performance at the state tournament in Sioux Falls last week.
While only one single made it to the consolation rounds, all three doubles flights played in the championship for the consolation rounds with #1 winning fifth and #'s 2 and 3 placing sixth among the 22 schools in the competition.
Flight 1: Ed Rudolph defeated Leigh Rosen (Brk) 7-6, 6-1.
Flight 2: Jon Spader defeated John Stump (StM) 6-2, 7-6.
Flight 3: Dan Ring lost to Dustin Lecy (RCC) 6-1, 6-0.
Flight 4: Jason Holoch received a bye.
Flight 5: Anders Fremstad lost to Dan Carey (Yan) 6-1, 6-0.
Flight 6: Chris Yutrzenka received a bye.
Flight 1: Rudolph/Spader lost to Eckert/Mootz (SFR) 6-0, 6-4.
Flight 2: Ring/Holoch lost to Podhradsky/Carr (Hur) 7-6, 4-6, 6-2.
Flight 3: Fremstad/Yutrzenka lost to Sando/McLaury (Hur) 6-3, 6-2.
Flight 1: Rudolph lost to Ben Barns (SFO) 6-0, 6-0.
Flight 2: Spader lost to Trent Kurtz (AC) 6-2, 6-1.
Flight 4: Holoch lost to Kevin Meyer (Yan) 6-0, 6-0.
Flight 6: Yutrzenka lost to Brett Sander (Yan) 6-1, 6-3.
Flight 3: Ring defeated Bryan Appl (Mil) 10-6.
Flight 4: Holoch lost to Carr (Hur) 10-4.
Flight 5: Fremstad lost to Weismantel 10-2.
Flight 6: Yutrzenka lost to Materese (Mad) 6-3, 6-0.
Flight 1: Spader/Rudolph defeated Rodenborn/Peterson (BV) 10-3.
Flight 2: Ring/Holoch won by default over Swisher/Koehler (Spr).
Flight 3: Fremstad/Yut-rzenka defeated Kloppel/Jastoff (Spr) 10-6.
Flight 3: Ring lost to Jon Swisher (Spr) 11-10.
Flight 1: Rudolph/Spader defeated Bilberry/Stump (StM) 10-5. Rudolph/Spader defeated Rosen/Knutsen (Brk) 10-6.
Spader and Rudolph won the consolation championship and placed fifth.
"They played an excellent tournament," said Tanager Coach Chris Hovden. "These two guys have had a great year of doubles and this was a great way to cap off their senior year."
Flight 2: Ring/Holoch lost to Holt/Walker (Mad) 10-3.
Flight 3: Fremstad/Yut-rzenka lost to Duffy/Roby (SFR) 10-1.
"The team had a great tournament," Hovden said. "We have a bunch of young players that never give up. They exceeded everyone's expectations this year. All three doubles teams made it to the consolation semi-finals. Our number one team captured the consolation title.
"I am very proud of this team," he continued. "We kind of had a rough regular season, but I think this helped us prepare for the tournament."