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.