The high school tennis season came to an end for Vermillion and all other schools at the state meet in Rapid City last weekend, and while the Tanager players didn't earn any places in the final standings, they did score three match wins.
The first-flight doubles twosome of Jordan Robinson and Wes McBride won their opening-round match over Prosser and Mundt of Sturgis, 7-5, 6-2. After losing in the next round to the Roosevelt team of Weeldreyer and Seiler, the Tanager duo won again over Brandon Valley's team of Blue and Driscoll, 11-9. Robinson and McBride were finally eliminated with a loss in the next round to Rapid City Central's Bailie and McCarther, 11-9.
The other Tanager win came from McBride at No. 2 singles. After losing a tough opening-round match to Aberdeen Central's Duszenko, McBride won in the next round over Seiler of Roosevelt to remain alive. Then he lost to Delfanian of Brookings, 10-4.
Robinson is the only graduating senior who will be missing for Coach Dan Hanson's squad when next spring's season rolls around.
VHS state tournament results:
1. Jordan Robinson lost to Lorenz, Aberdeen Central, 6-0, 6-2; lost to Ryerson, Spearfish, 10-2.
2. Wes McBride lost to Duszenko, Aberdeen Central, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2; defeated Seiler, Roosevelt; lost to Delfanian, Brookings, 10-4.
3. Dylan Scheidel lost to Nicholas, Huron, 6-0, 6-0; lost to McCarther, Rapid City Central, 10-5.
4. Ethan Druin lost to Hamman, Milbank; lost to Rohrback, Rapid City Stevens, 10-1.
5. Camden Raizola lost to Glissendorf, St. Thomas More, 6-0, 6-4; lost to Crago, Mitchell, 10-2.
6. David Day lost to Grandboise, Aberdeen Central, 6-1, 6-3; lost to Vos, Brookings, 10-1.
1. Robinson/McBride defeated Prosser/Mundt, Sturgis, 7-5, 6-2; lost to Weeldreyer/Seiler, Roosevelt, 6-0, 6-0; defeated Blue/Driscoll, Brandon Valley, 11-9; lost to Bailie/McCarther, R.C. Central, 11-9.
2. Scheidel/Druin lost to Baer/Flint, Brookings, 6-1, 6-2; lost to Menke/Shogren, Roosevelt, 10-8.
3. Raizola/Day lost to Reedstrom/Buttke, Milbank, 6-0, 6-3; lost to Falk/Ronayne, Aberdeen Roncalli, 10-2.