VHS boys’ tennis team opens at Yankton Quad

VHS boys' tennis team opens at Yankton Quad By Jim Prosser The Tanager boys� tennis team fell to the Yankton Bucks in the opening season quadrangular as they were unable to win against a dominating opponent in the first match of the meet at the Yankton Memorial Park tennis courts, last Saturday, April 2.

Team Scores: Yankton 9, Vermillion 0.

Singles: Tyler Dybsetter (Y) def. Steve Foltz 8-2; Tyler McVay (Y) def. Dan Day 8-3; Ben Loving (Y) def. Keshav Arogyaswamy 8-2; Caleb Cooke (Y) def. Anthony Rath 8-6; Cyrus Sorinson (Y) def. Harsh Patel 8-5; Ben Lambertz (Y) def. Chris Jensen 8-0.

Doubles: Dybsetter/McVay (Y) def. Foltz/Day 8-4; Loving/Lambertz (Y) def. Arogyswamy/Rath 8-5; Cooke/Srinson (Y) def. Patel/Jensen 8-6.

The second match of the quadrangular pitted the Tanagers against Sioux City Heelan.

Team Scores: Vermillion 7, Heelan 2.

Singles: David Stoos (H) def. Steve Foltz 8-4; Dan Day (V) def. Tim Hartnett 8-2; Keshav Arogyaswamy (V) def. Steven Keane 8-6; Anthony Rath (V) def. Alex Thompson 8-3; Harsh Patel (V) def. Stephan Scherle 8-4; Chris Jensen (V) def. Ben Kambach 8-2.

Doubles: Foltz/Day (V) def. Hartlett/Kambach 8-2; Arogyaswamy/Rath (V) def. Thompson/Hartlley 9-7; Martin/Scherle (H) def. Patel/Jensen 8-4.

Sioux City North was the opponent in the third Tanager match.

Team Scores: North 5, Vermillion 4.

Singles: Camerun Knpper (N) def. Foltz 8-5; Kevin Howard (N) def. Day 8-3; Matt Durward (N) def. Arogyaswamy 8-8; Quinn Knepper (N) def. Rath 8-5; Harsh Patel (V) def. Nishan Haids 8-3; 8-0; Brandt Jensen (N) def. Chris Jensen (V) 8-1; Quinn Knepper (N) def. Rath 8-3.

Doubles: Foltz/Day V) def. Knepper/Knepper 7-5; Arogyaswamy/Rath (V) def. Howard/Durward 6-1; Patel/Jensen (V) def. Haids/Jensen 6-4.

�The Tanager boys played well � we had some close games that could have gone either way,� said new Tanager tennis coach Jon Ruevers. �This gave us a chance to see where improvement is needed. With the tough competition, our players played well, and it appears that we have the potential for a successful season. It just was a good day for getting out and playing.�

The Tanagers played Thursday, April 7 against Laverne MN at the USD tennis complex.

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