VHS Tanager tennis team opens season in quadrangular

VHS Tanager tennis team opens season in quadrangular by Jim Prosser On Saturday, Aug. 21, the Tanager girls' tennis team met three very tough opponents, including Rapid City Stevens and Watertown, in a quadrangular at the courts in the Summit Center sports complex in Yankton to open the 2004 season.

New tennis coach Maya Ristic has a very young squad with mostly underclassmen and/or middle school participants.

Team scores were: Stevens � 9, Vermillion � 0; Yankton � 9. Vermillion � 0; and Watertown � 9, Vermillion � 0.

Singles vs. RC Stevens: Whitney Palusch (S) def. Zazzee Coleman 8-0; Fiorina Oddo (S) def. Liz Day 8-0; Mikala Henzlik (S) def. Amanda Granaas 8-0; Amanda Helmers (S) def. Lindsay Morecraft 8-2; Lauren Shultz (S) def. Alicia Hesla 8-1; and Kelli Galbraith (S) def. Dru Daniels 8-0.

Doubles: Paluch/Henzlik def. Coleman/Day 8-1; Oddo/Hel-mers def. Granaas/Morecraft 8-0; Schultz/Galbraith def. Hesla/Daniels 8-0.

Here's a look at the Yankton scores: Singles � Jessica Mathison (Y) def. Coleman 8-0; Lindsey Wilcox (Y) def. Day 8-0; Melanie Rockne (Y) def. Granaas 8-0; Rhonda Kachena (Y) def. Morecraft 8-0; Steph Rockne (Y) def. Hesla 8-0; and Patricia Leibfurta (Y) def. Daniels 8-1.

Doubles: Mathison/Wilcox (Y) def. Day/Coleman 8-0; M. Rockne/Kachena (Y) def. Granaas/Morecraft 8-0; S. Roclne/Leibfurta (Y) def. Hesla/Daniels 8-1.

Finally, the team faced Watertown: Singles � Tegan Bakke (W) def. Coleman 8-0; Lauren Saylor (W) def. Day 8-0; Lauren Beuchnell (W) def. Granaas 8-1; Anna Jones (W) def. Morecraft 8-3; Elizabeth Fox (W) def. Hesla 8-1; Megan Buhler (W) def. Daniels 8-6.

Doubles: Bakke/Saylor def. Day/Coleman 8-2; Beuch-nell/Jones def. Granaas/Morecraft 8-4; Fox/Buhler def. Hesla/Daniels 8-1.

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