Huron earns first win of season

PHOTO COURTESY OF SEAN WELSH/BROOKINGS REGISTER Huron’s No. 3 singles player Abby Thomas plays a return during a match against Brookings on Thursday at Hillcrest Tennis Courts.

BROOKINGS — The Huron Tiger tennis team earned its first win of the season Thursday afternoon, drubbing the Brookings Bobcats 8-1 at the Brookings Triangular, but dropped a close 6-3 decision to Madison in the second match of the day.
Huron 8, Brookings 1
Huron got 10-1 wins from both Kayla Harvey and Audrey Rubish, at the first and second flight singles levels, over Skylor Ness and Lynn Foster, respectively, while No. 3 singles player Abby Thomas notched a 10-5 win over Tristina Ting.
Fourth flight player Beth Engelhart earned a 10-3 triumph over Paige Foster and No. 6 player Bianca Medina inked a 10-8 win over Isha Hoada.
No. 5 singles player AnneClaire Rubish came up just short, dropping a 10-7 decision to Ainsley Shelsta.
The Tiger doubles teams of Harvey/Audrey Rubish, Thomas/Englehart and AnneClaire Rubish/Medina all earned decisive wins.
“It was great to get our first team win of the season,” said Tiger coach Rachel Kary. “The girls all played well and I am very happy for them.”
Madison 6, Huron 2
Harvey, Audrey Rubish and Medina all notched their second singles win of the day against the Bulldogs. Harvey was unopposed at the No. 1 singles slot, while Rubish earned a 10-7 win at No. 2 and Medina closed out a 10-8 win at No. 6.
Both Thomas and AnneClaire Rubish came up just short, dropping 10-8 matches.
Huron’s No. 1 and No. 2 doubles teams each lost 10-4 decisions, while the Medina/AnneClaire Rubish team was edged 10-8.
“We played well against Madison as well,” Kary said. “If a couple of close singles matches and a doubles match could have gone our way, we could have notched our second win. But I’m happy with our effort today.”
Huron’s quadrangular on Saturday has been cancelled due to pending weather conditions.
Instead, the Tigers will host Brandon Valley at 3 p.m. today at Huron Courts.
Huron 8, Brookings 1
Singles
No. 1 - Kayla Harvey (H) def Skylor Ness, 10-1
No. 2 - Audrey Rubish (H) def Lynn Foster, 10-1
No. 3 - Abby Thomas (H) def. Tristina Ting, 10-5
No. 4 - Beth Engleharg (H) def. Paige Foster, 10-3
No. 5 - Ainsley Shelsta (B) def. AnneClaire Rubish, 10-7
No. 6 - Bianca Medina (H) def. Isha Hoada, 10-8
Doubles
No. 1 - Harvey/Au. Rubish (H) def. Ness/L. Foster, 10-1
No. 2 - Thomas/Engelhart (H) def. Ting/P. Foster, 10-2
No. 3 - An. Rubish/Medina (H) def. Shelsta/Hoada, 10-3.

Madison 6, Huron 2
Singles
No. 1 - Kayla Harvey (H) unopposed
No. 2 - Audrey Rubish (H) def. Mya Maxwell 10-7
No. 3 - Lily Wolff (M) def. Abby Thomas, 10-8
No. 4 - Emma Krueger (M) def. Beth Engelhart, 10-3
No. 5 - Evelyn Graham (M) def. Anne Claire Rubish, 10-8
No. 6 - Bianca Medina (H) def. Bella Maxwell 10-8
Doubles
No. 1 - Wolff/CC Graham (M) def. Harvey/Au. Rubish, 10-4
No. 2 - M. Maxell/Kruger (M) def. Engelhart/Thomas, 10-4
No. 3 - E. Graham/Emily VanLiere (M) def. Medina/An. Rubish, 10-8

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