Munger’s finish is highlight for Tanagers at state tennis tourney

A sixth-place finish by Kayla Munger in Flight 2 singles competition was Vermillion's highlight at the state tennis tournament in Sioux Falls last weekend.

Munger won her first match over Lynsey Prosser of Sturgis, 6-2, 6-1, then lost to Kaitlyn Wright of Rapid City Stevens, 6-1, 6-0.  She got on a roll in the consolation bracket, however, winning consecutive 10-3 matches over Mitchell's Josie Whelen, Julianna Diddle of Brookings and Brandon Valley's Tasha Nelson. Those wins put Munger in the fifth-place match against Pierre's Crystal Ortbahn where she lost, 10-1.

Four other Tanager singles contestants and all three doubles twosomes enjoyed the excitement of winning at least one match apiece at the state tournament.

Other VHS results:
Flight 1 singles, Claire Jones:  def. Vander Sluis, Brookings, 7-5, 6-4.  Lost to Moyle, R.C. Stevens, 6-3, 6-0.  Lost to Christopherson, Huron, 10-7.

Flight 3 singles, Lindsay Robinet:  lost to Niedert, Madison, 6-2, 6-0.  Lost to Bohn, Mitchell, 10-7.

Flight 4 singles, Kasey Nielsen:  lost to Erikson, S.F. Washington, 6-1, 6-2.  Def. Freet, Madison, 10-0.  Lost to VanMaanen, Yankton, 10-7.

Flight 5 singles, Dylan Daniels:  first-round bye. Lost to Naasz, Brandon Valley, 6-7, 2-7, 6-2, 6-4.  Def. Felix, Todd County, 10-0.  Lost to Johnson, S.F. Roosevelt, 10-1.

Flight 6 singles, Kelly Nielsen:  def. Smith, Spearfish, 6-0, 6-0.  Lost to Hammerquist, R.C. Stevens, 6-0, 6-0.  Def. Brekke, S.F. Washington, 10-0.  Lost to Haibkat, Huron, 10-5.

Flight 1 doubles, Jones/Munger:  def. Jackson/Young, Todd County, 10-05.  Lost to Moyle/Wright, R.C. Stevens, 6-0, 6-0.  Def. Randel/Deiter, Aberdeen Central, 11-10 (2).  Lost to Sims/Porter, R.C. Central, 10-5.

Flight 2 doubles, Robinet/Daniels:  def. Kreutz/Austin, Sturgis, 10-5.  Lost to VanDemark/ Hoffman, S.F. O'Gorman, 6-1, 6-0.  Lost to Solberg/Kracht, Mitchell, 10-4.

Flight 3 doubles, Nielsen/Nielsen:  def. Bergmann/Smith, Spearfish, 10-5.  Lost to Burke/Inman, Pierre, 6-1, 6-4.  Def. Banse/Thompson, R.C. Central, 10-5.  Def. Barland/Kurtz, Milbank, 10-1.  Lost to Henderson/Gill, Yankton, 11-9.

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