Valerie Robinson was the most successful of Vermillion's players at the state girls tennis tournament in Sioux Falls last weekend.
Robinson, after a first-round bye, lost her opening match but won the next three straight over opponents from Mitchell, Sioux Falls Lincoln and Pierre to reach the consolation championship match. There she lost to Titze of Watertown, 10-4.
In No. 1 doubles play Robinson teamed up with Claire Jones as usual. After a first-round bye they defeated a Brandon Valley team, 6-2, 6-2, but lost to an Aberdeen Roncalli team next, then lost to an Aberdeen Central duo in a match that determined who would advance to play in the fifth-place match.
Jones at No. 1 singles won her opening match over Lynch of Madison, 6-3, 6-1, but lost to Roosevelt and Mitchell opponents in her next two trips on to the court.
Vermillion's Nos. 3 through 6 singles players all lost two straight matches in singles and doubles play.
1. Claire Jones def. Lynch, Madison, 6-3, 6-1; lost to Kortan, Roosevelt, 6-1, 6-2; bye; lost to Hegg, Mitchell, 10-6.
2. Valerie Robiinson bye; lost to Strohfus, Aberdeen Central, 6-4, 6-2; def. Wells, Mitchell, 10-8; def. Schmidt, Lincoln, 10-2; def. Wollman, Pierre, 10-3; lost to Titze, Watertown, 10-4 in consolation championship match.
3. Abby Weiss lost to Henderson, Yankton, 6-1, 6-4; lost to Johnson, Lincoln, 10-7.
4. Libby Sykes lost to Gauger, Watertown, 4-6, 6-2, 6-3; lost to Gill, Yankton, 10-2.
5. Shelby Glover lost to Heinert, Washington, 6-0, 6-0; lost to Peck, Aberdeen Central, 10-1.
6. Rose Steinmeyer bye; lost to Salkowski, Rapid City Stevens, 6-0, 6-0; lost to Collins, Rapid City Central, 10-0.
1. Jones/Robinson bye; def. Buse/Naasz, Brandon Valley, 6-2, 6-2; lost to Gunderson/Deiter, Aberdeen Roncalli, 3-6, 6-2, 6-3; lost to Brenden/Hansen, Aberdeen Central, 10-1.
2. Weiss/Sykes bye; lost to Strohfus/Peck, Aberdeen Central, 6-0, 6-1.
3. Glover/Steinmeyer lost to Biersbach/Biersbach, Milbank, 6-0, 6-1; lost to Billion/Brower, O'Gorman, 10-0.