Vermillion tennis team loses two at Mitchell

Vermillion tennis team loses two at Mitchell The Mitchell Kernels girls' tennis team hosted a triangular match on Tuesday, Aug. 21, involving Vermillion and Rapid City Central in a spirited competition.

"Against Mitchell, Maya Ristic looked very confident in winning number one singles," said coach Barb Rickord. "Tori Collins, Jessica Leffers and Elizabeth Slagle also played well."

First match results

Mitchell 8, Vermillion 1

Singles: Maya Ristic (V) def. Aubre Clemens (M) 10-3; Linda Deslauriers (M) def. Catherine Odson (V) 10-3; Mallory Meyers (M) def. Tori Collins 10-4; Nina Vyas (M) def. Jessica Leffers 10-4; Laura Buche (M) def. Elizabeth Slagle 10-2; and Sara Haiar (M) def. Michelle Rydell 10-0.

Doubles: Clemens/Deslauriers) def. Ristic/Odson 10-1; Meyers/Buche (M) def. Collins/Leffers 10-2; Vyas/Haiar (M) def. Slagle/Rydell 10-5.

Mitchell JV won 6-0.

Coach Rickord also evaluated the JV players.

"Despite the loss, the JV team members showed improvement in their play," she said.

Lisa Doohen lost to Carmen Hettinger (M) 8-1; Ashley Brenden (M) def. Jenna Williams 8-3; Jena Wenande (M) def. Savannah Day 9-8 (8-6); Selena Anderson (M) def. Deanna Russell 6-1; and Lisa Tronnes (M) def. Jenna Williams 6-4.

In doubles, Ann Konechne/Anne Aslesen (M) def. Doohen/Sarah Roetman 6-1.

Second match results

RCCHS 7, VHS 2.

"I am very proud of how all the girls played today," said coach Rickord. "It's nice to add R.C. Central to our schedule."

Singles: Maya Ristic def. Lindsey Waltman (RC) by default; Ashley Waltman (RC) def. Catherine Odson 10-1 ;Marjorie White (RC) def. Tori Collins 10-4; Micki Ganje (RC) def. Jessica Leffers 10-4; Teanna Aduddell (RC) def. Elizabeth Slagle 10-8; and Rhea Wyss (RC) def. Michelle Rydell 10-7.

Doubles: Waltman/Waltman def. Ristic/Odson 10-8; White/Ganje def. Colins/Leffers 10-4; Slagle/Rydell (V) def. Aduddell/Wyss 10-7.

"In hot, humid weather there were several excellent matches," Rickord said. "Against RCC number five, Elizabeth Slagle came back from being down 3-9, to finish an 8-10 loss by playing steady, smart tennis. At number six, Michelle Rydell played consistent tennis in her 10-7 loss; and at number one doubles Ristic/Odson came very close to defeating a strong RCC sister team."

JV match results: Central 5, VHS 1.

Singles: Suzanne Wyss (RC) def. Jenna Williams 8-3; Yashrecka Aug (RC) def. Sarah Roetman 8-3 ; Megan Handshue (RC) def. Lisa Doohen 8-1; Alicia Gustat (RC) def. Deanna Russell 8-2; and Savannah Day (V) def. Tanya Scherpsky 8-3.

In JV doubles � Mandy Foster/Scherpsky (RC) def. Russell/Day 8-3.

"Savannah Day had two excellent matches, winning one and losing the other in a tiebreak," Rickord said.

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