Tanager tennis team falls 9-0 at Mitchell dual match

Tanager tennis team falls 9-0 at Mitchell dual match by Jim Prosser The Mitchell Kernels girls' tennis team hosted the Tanagers in a dual match on Monday, Sept. 29.

"This was our second match against Mitchell this year and several girls showed improvement in their games. Lauren played a solid, consistent tennis in a very close match at #3 singles. Jessica and Michelle at #1 and # 2 singles also made their opponents work hard. At #3 doubles Sarah and Lindsay are improving with every match, and put up a good fight today," said coach Barb Rickord.

Varsity match results: Vermillion � 0, Mitchell � 9

Singles: Karmya Hettinger (M) def. Jessica Leffers 6-0, 6-2; Laura Osterloo (M) def. Michelle Rydell 6-2, 7-5; Jena Wenande (M) def. Lauren Higgins 6-4, 7-5; Ann Konechne (M) def. Sarah Roetman 6-0, 6-1; Brooke Cersosimo (M) def. Zazzee Coleman 6-1, 6-0; Sarah Thompson (M) def. Lindsay Morecraft 6-3, 6-0.

Doubles: Hettinger/Osterloo def. Leffers/Rydell 6-4, 6-0, 10- 7; Wenande/Konechne def. Higgins/Coleman 6-1, 6-0; Cersosimo/Ashley Brenden def. Roetman/Morecraft 7-5, 6-2.

In the JV matches: Brenden (M) def. Liz Day 8-0; Liz Day (V) def. Kerry Shannon 8-4; Crystal Selchert (M) def. Stephanie Cowman 8-0; Cowman (V) def. Taylor Pahl; Catherine Patrick (M) def. Dru Daniels 8-3; Alex Geyerman (M) def. Daniels 8-1; Amanda Weber (M) def. Alicia Hesla 8-0; Jordan Kennedy (M) def. Hesla 8-0; Hesla (V) def. Whitney Pahl 8-0; Skillman (V) def. Nimisha Baht 8-4; Katie Graves (M) def. Shanon Skillman 8-5; Sarah Biggerstaff (M) def. Amanda Granaas 8-1; Liz Roeder (M) def. Granaas 9-8 (7-4); Amanda Bechen (M) def. Dasha Erkina 8-0; Katherine Boche (M) def. Erkina 8-1.

JV score: Mitchell � 11, Vermillion � 4.

"With the ability to play lots of JV matches gave the younger kids a chance to improve. All the girls continue to show good sportsmanship and enthusiasm as we wind down our tough schedule of mostly AA schools," Rickord said.

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