VHS tennis team loses to Yankton Gazelles

VHS tennis team loses to Yankton Gazelles by Jim Prosser In yet another return match against the Yankton Gazelles, the Tanager girls' tennis team lost 7-2, in the lighted courts at Yankton's Summit Center last Tuesday evening, Sept. 24.

"We always enjoy playing Yankton, and it was especially fun under the lights on a beautiful night with a good crowd watching," said coach Barb Rickord. "Maya Ristic continues to gain confidence at number one singles. Our numbers one and two doubles are playing well and improving with each match. Also, Varsha Ramakrishnan played well while filling a varsity position for injured Deanna Russsell."

Varsity scores were:

Singles: Maya Ristic (V) defeated Kyna Williams (Y) 10-8; Abby Washburn (Y) defeated Catherine Odson 10-2; Abby Washburn (Y) defeated Tori Collins 10-1; Jenn Muller (Y) defeated Michelle Rydell 10-6;

Jessica Mathison (Y) defeated Tori Collins 10-2; Melanie Rockne (Y) defeated Britt Fremstad 10-6; and Lindsay Wilcox (Y) defeated Varsha Ramakrishnan 10-0.

Doubles: Ristic/Odson (V) defeated Williams/Washburn 10-8; Muller/Mathison (Y) defeated Collins/Rydell 10-8 ; Rockne/Wilcox (Y) defeated Fremstad/Ramakrishnan 10-1.

Using an exhibition style format, the JVs had these results: Sarah Roetman (V) defeated Brennan Ewald 7-5; Sarah Buhl (Y) defeated Jenny Bremer 6-4; Buhl defeated Lisa Doohen 6-0; Lauren Bushong (Y) defeated Yuki Morita 6-0; Emily Hunhoff (Y) defeated Liz Day 6-0; Lisa Becker (Y) defeated Day 6-1; Hunhoff defeated Morita 6-2; Bushong defeated Doohen 6-0; and Hunhoff defeated Day 6-1.

In a doubles JV match: Roetman (V) defeated Ewald/Becker 8-6.

"The JV players gained some good experience by each playing at least two matches," Rickord said. "I was especially proud of Yuki and Liz for winning some games in their first competitions."

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