Tennis team suffers loss to Sioux Falls Washington by Jim Prosser The Tanager boys' tennis team faced another worthy opponent in the high school ranks as they suffered a 9-0 loss to the Sioux Falls Washington varsity on Friday, April 25 in a rain delayed make-up dual played at the USD DakotaDome courts.
Following are the scoring results:
Singles: Matt Bittner (W) def. Jason Holoch 6-1, 6-1; Steve Holzwarth (W) def. Geng Wang 6-0, 6-1; Cade Smith (W) def. Nathan Scheidel (V) 6-3, 6-4; Mik Stavig (W) def. Jack Higgins 2-6, 6-2, 7-6 (8-6); Christoph Edler (W) def. Steve Foltz 1-6, 6-1, 6-1; and Adam Cutler (W) def. Dan Day 6-1, 6-0.
Doubles: Bittner/Holzwarth def. Holoch/Wang 6-1, 6-2; Smith/Stavig def. Scheidel/Higgins 5-7, 6-2, 6-3; and Edler/ Cutler def. Foltz/Day 6-2, 4-6, 6-0.
JV Singles: Keshav Arogyswamy (V) def. Justin Whede 8-6; Alex Person (W) def. Ryan Powell, 8-3; Scott Scheller (W) def. Anthony Rath, 8-3; Mike Fagerness (W) def. Anish Patel, 8-1; Casey Bruggeman (W) def. Harsh Patel, 9-7; Jeff Donnelly (V) def. Daron Reaves, 9-7; and, Chris Jensen (V) def. Brian Luking, 8-6.
JV Doubles: Whede/Person def. Arogyswamy/Powell, 8-3; Scheller/Bruggeman def. Rath/A. Patel, 8-5; Fagerness/Reaves def. Donnelly/H. Patel, 8-3.
"The Warrior varsity is highly regarded in the state, so we expected that since they beat us 9-0 in our dual two years ago, they would still be hard to beat," said Tanager coach Nick Hovden. "However, we had a few matches which were very competitive and several games went to three sets while a lot of games went to deuce. That tells me that the match might go either way.
"It was great for Washington to bring a full team," he continued. "Our JV players finally had a chance to gain some experience in competition. Our hope is we can accept the hard work we've put in during the past couple weeks will soon garner better results."