The Tanager boys tennis team has taken its lumps at times this season, but their patience and drive to keep trying paid off last Friday.
Vermillion defeated Sioux City East, 5-4, for the team's first dual victory of the season.
Dylan Scheidel at No. 3, Ethan Druin at No. 4 and David Day at No. 6 won their singles matches while the Scheidel/Druin team and the duo of Day and Camden Raizola won their doubles matches to clinch the team's triumph.
In another dual last week the Tanagers lost to Yankton, 6-0. That one was called off because of rain before the doubles matches occurred.
Coach Dan Hanson's VHS tennis team will finish the season at the state tournament in Sioux Falls next Thursday and Friday after playing duals in Madison Saturday morning.
VHS 5, S.C. East 4
1. Jordan Robinson lost to Nick Hofmeyer 6-8.
2. Wes McBride lost to Mike Krantze 6-8.
3. Dylan Scheidel defeated Sam Bass 8-0.
4. Ethan Druin defeated Matt Blackley 9-8 (7-3).
5. Camden Raizola lost to Levi Weber 3-8.
6. David Day defeated Casey Saunders 8-3.
1. Robinson/McBride lost to Hofmeyer/Krantze 4-8.
2. Scheidel/Druin defeated Bass/Blackley 6-3 (default).
3. Raizola/Day defeated Weber/Saunders 9-7.
Yankton 6, VHS 0
1. Robinson lost to Cyrus Sorenson 0-10.
2. McBride lost to Jacob Rockne 1-10.
3. Scheidel lost to Jeremy Cap 0-10.
4. Raizola lost to Michael Wilcox 0-10.
5. Day lost to Max Hunhoff 0-10.
6. James May lost to Lucas Rockne 3-10.
1. Mark Helenurm lost to Ryan Shindler 0-8.
2. Tyler Osborne defeated Drew Konopasek 7-5.
3. Ryan Stile lost to Logan Andersen 2-8.