VHS girls’ tennis loses close match to Madison

VHS girls' tennis loses close match to Madison by Jim Prosser Coach Barb Rickord watched her charges as they lost a close match to conference opponent Madison on Tuesday, Sept. 10 at the middle school courts in Vermillion by a very tight 6-3 score.

Singles: Maya Ristic (V) defeated Anna Oswald 10-2; Emily Johnson (M) defeated Catherine Odson 10-2; Emily Traci Gabrielson (M) defeated Michelle Rydell 10-6; Jennifer Andersen (M) defeated Tori Collins 10-1; Tara Gabrielson (M) defeated Deanna Russell 10-2; and Britt Fremstad (V) defeated Allison Johnson 10-5.

Doubles: Ristic/Odson (V) defeated Oswald/Gabrielson 10-6; Johnson/Anderson (M) defeated Rydell/Collins 10-2; Tara Gabrielson/Johnson (M) defeated Russell/Fremstad 10-4.

"Some of our girls were disappointed in their play against the Bulldogs and I know they are capable of better match play," coach Rickord said. "We need to be ready from the first serve. We look forward to doing better against Madison when we see them again next week."

In JV singles the Tanagers were swept in several mixed singles exibitions. Kelsey Campbell (M) defeated Jenna Williams 8-6; Amber Offedal (M) defeated Lisa Doohen 8-0; (7-4); Alison Jarrett (M) defeated Varsha Ramakrishnan 8-2; Campbell (M) defeated Sarah Roetman 8-6; Campbell defeated Doohn 6 -4; and Offedal (M) defeated Roetman 8-1.

In JV doubles the pairing of Jarrett/Offedal (M) defeated Ramakrishnan/Williams 6-0; and Jarrett/Offedal defeated Wiliams/Roetman 4-1.

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