Tennis team loses third time to Yankton Bucks

Tennis team loses third time to Yankton Bucks by Jim Prosser The Tanager boys' tennis team made a third stab at the Yankton Bucks for the season and was able to win a few more of the matches, including varsity and JV at the YHS tennis courts, last Friday, May 9.

Team scores: Yankton 7, Vermillion 2.

Singles: Rajiv Somepalli (Y) def. Jason Holoch 6-1, 6-3; Travis Ekeren (Y) def. Geng Wang 6-2, 6-2; Cosmo Saunders (Y) def. Nathan Scheidel 6-3, 6-1; Jack Higgins (V) def. Jake Liudahl 6-3, 6-3; David Samsel (Y) def. Steve Foltz 6-2, 6-3; Tyler McVay (Y) def. Dan Day 3-6, 6-2, 7-6 (7-3).

Doubles: Somepalli/Ekeren (Y) def. Holoch/Wang 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 (7-3); Scheidel/Higgins (V) def. Saunders/Liudahl 4-6, 6-3, 6-3; J.J. Peterson/Tyler Dybsatter (Y) def. Foltz/Day 7-6 (7-5) 6-2.

This time, for the JV teams, giving individuals the opportunity to face different opponents,

there were only three singles matches but eight doubles competitions.

JV singles: Keshav Arogyaswamy (V) def. Luke Rasmussen 6-2; Jim Sullivan (Y) def. Ryan Powell 6-0; Chris Jensen (V) def. Nate Gates 6-0.

JV doubles: Rath/Arogyaswamy (V) def. Scott Schram/John Schloss 6-0; Powell/A.Patel (V) def. Aaron Kirshner/Gates 6-0; H. Patel/ Donnelly (V) def. Jirwoo Jang/Chris Duke 6-4; Sullivan/Rasmussen (Y) def. Jensen/Powell 6-2; Rath/A. Patel (V) def. Rasmussen/Schram 7-6; Jensen/Donnelly (V) def. Jang/Schloss 7-6; Arogyaswamy/H. Patel (V) def. Sullivan/Duke 7-6; A. Patel/Donnelly (V) def. Kirschner/Schloss 6-2.

JV scores: Yankton 2, Vermillion 9.

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