Tanager tennis team gains confidence with varsity wins by Jim Prosser The Vermillion girls' tennis team faced St. Thomas Moore and Madison in a triangular at Madison on Tuesday, Sept. 14.
Varsity singles: Emily Johnson (M) def. Michelle Rydell 8-1; Zazzee Coleman (V) def. Molly Johnson 8-6; Amber Oftedal (M) def. Liz Day 8-0; Breinn Sullivan (M) def. Linsay Morecraft 8-1; Shanon Skillman (V) def. Brietta Larson 8-3; and Kelly Wilkens (M) def. Alisha Hesla 8-3.
Doubles: M. Johnson/E. Johnson (M) def. Coleman/Rydell
8-0; Oftedal/Sullivan (M) def. Day/Amanda Granaas 8-1; and Kelsey Campbell/Laura Niedert def. Hesla/Morecraft 8-4.
JV singles: Katie Beck (M) lost to Dru Daniels 1-8; Daniels (V) def. Carolyn Hunter 6-2, 6-4; Catherine Vogel (M) def. Steph Cowman 8-2; Cowman def. Niedert 8-2.
Vs. St. Thomas Moore
Singles: Michelle Rydell (V) def. Melissa Basham 8-6; Kail McIntyre (STM) def. Coleman 8-4; Brenna Wells (STM) def. Day 8-0; Miranda Fees (STM) def. Granaas 8-1; Mackenzie Hrabe (STM) def. Morecraft 8-3; and Skillman (V) def. Mary Grode
Doubles: Basham/McIntyre def. Rydell/Colemann 8-6; Wells/Fees def. Day/Granaas 8-0; Hrabe/Aisline Gould def. Morecraft/Hesla 8-5.
In an exhibition match: Cowman def. Gould 8-3. "We have gained more varsity wins, which is giving our team confidence � that's what we'll need going into the state tournament," said coach Ristic.