Tennis team completes season at state tourney

Tennis team completes season at state tourney The Tanager boys' tennis team completed its season by playing its last matches at the South Dakota State High School Tournament in Sioux Falls May 17-19.

First round singles: Flight 1 � Jason Holoch (V) def. Roy Sando (H) 6-3, 7-5; flight 2 � Kyle Peterson (BV) def. Chris Yutrzenka (V) 6-4, 6-1; flight 3 � Nathan Sparks (StM) def. Nathan Scheidel (V) 6-1, 4-6, 6-4; flight 4 � Shaun Blum (Y) def. Steve Foltz (V) 6-2, 7-5; flight 5 � Tim Goodman (bye); flight 6 � Jack Higgins (bye).

First round doubles: flight 1 � Green/Holt (Ma) def. Holoch/Yutrzenka (V) 6-4, 6-2; flight 2 � Hohn/Millan (Mi) def. Scheidel/Foltz (V) 6-2, 6-1; flight 3 � Anderson/Sveen (AC) def. Goodman/Vickrey 6-2, 6-1.

Championship second round singles: flight 1 � Shawn Meyer (SFR) def. Holoch (V) 6-3, 6-0.

Remaining rounds were in the consolation bracket.

Second round singles: flight 2 � Aaron Darling (AR) def. Yutrzenka, 10-2; flight 3 � Todd Wheeler (H) def. Scheidel, 10-1; flight 4 � Chris Sandmeier (StM) def. Foltz, 10-6; flight 5 � Craig Kirchburg (Mb) def. Goodman, 10-2; flight 6 � Jack Higgins (V) def. Jason Yap (H), 11-9.

Second round doubles: All three flights from Vermillion drew a bye.

Third round doubles: flight 1 � Brandon Valley def. Holoch/Yutrzenka 11-9; flight 2 � Sturgis def. Scheidel/Foltz, 10-3; flight 3 � Mitchell won by disqualification � missed scheduled starting time.

Third round singles: flight 6 � Jake Drotzman (Y) def. Higgins, 10-5.

"I had a lot of fun with the team this year," said Coach Nick Hovden. "They taught me a lot of things throughout the season, and hopefully they learned a little from me. I'm very excited for next season � we have a lot of players coming back, and some new faces as well."

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