VHS tennis team drops to Yankton Bucks 6-3

VHS tennis team drops to Yankton Bucks 6-3 by Jim Prosser The Tanager boys' tennis team fell to the Yankton Bucks a second time this season as they were able to win only a few of the matches, including varsity and JV at the USD DakotaDome tennis courts on April 29.

Team scores: Yankton 6, Vermillion 3.

Singles: Rajiv Somepalli (Y) def. Jason Holoch 7-6 (7-4), 6-4; Travis Ekeren (Y) def. Geng Wang 6-1, 6-3; Cosmo Saunders (Y) def. Nathan Scheidel 7-5, 7-6 (7-1); Jack Higgins (V) def. Jake Liudahl 6-3, 4-6, 6-2; David Samsel (Y) def. Steve Foltz 6-2, 6-3; Keshava Arogyaswamy (V) def. J.J. Peterson 6-3, 4-6, 6-2.

Doubles: Somepalli/Ekeren (Y) def. Holoch/Wang 7-6 (7-5), 1-6, 6-4; Scheidel/Higgins (V) def. Saunders/Liudahl 3-6, 6-2, 6-4; J.J. Peterson/Tyler Dybsatter (Y) def. Foltz/Arogyaswamy 6-2, 6-1.

Since both teams have full squads of aspiring tennis buffs, the coaches set up a dual match

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

Match #1

JV singles: Tyler McVay (Y) def. Dan Day 8-4; Robbie Beard (Y) def. Ryan Powell 8-2; Anish Patel (V) def. Luke Rasmussen 7�6 (6-3); Ty Dannenbring (Y) def. Harsh Patel 7-5; Brandon Eisenbraun (Y) def. Anthony Rath 6-2; Alex Kulbel (Y) def. Jeff Donnelly 6-4; Chris Jensen (V) def. Jin Woo Jang 6-4.

Match #2

JV singles: Rath (V) def. Dannenbring 6-2; Kulbel (Y) def. Jensen 7-5; Rasmussen (Y) def. H. Patel 6-2; Eisenbraun (Y) def. A. Patel 6-1; Donnelly (V) def. Jang 6-1.

JV doubles: McVay/Somsen (Y) def. Day/Powell 8-3; Dannenbring/Kulbel (Y) def. Rath/A. Patel 8-5; Eisenbraun/Rasmussen (Y) def. H. Patel/Donnelly 8-3; Scheidel/Smith 6-2.

JV Scores: Yankton 11, Vermillion 4.

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