PIERRE — The Huron Tiger tennis team earned a split Thursday at the Pierre Triangular, dropping a close 5-4 decision to the host team, and then blanking the Spearfish Spartans 9-0.
Tigers Tyler Sterret (No. 3), fourth-flight Landon Claeys, No. 5 Brenden Schlader and sixth-flight player Reese Uecker all earned singles wins on the day.
Huron’s No. 2 doubles team, made up of Claeys and Henry Rubish, dropped a close 11-9 match.
“ The players in our flights 3-6 all picked up good wins against Pierre in singles,” said HHS tennis coach Tim Hedblom. “In doubles, we played more aggressively today, but came up short. Overall, I was pleased with the effort of everyone today.”
After the close match with Pierre, Huron breezed past Spearfish, as each player earned wins. Claeys and Schlader each won singles matches by shutting out their Spartan opponents. Claeys teamed with Rubish to post a shutout in their doubles match as well.
“I thought the boys played really well in all areas against Spearfish,” Hedblom said. “Blake played a very good match at No. 1 singles and while Henry found himself down, he came back to win his singles match. All three doubles played solid matches.”
Huron will be back on the court Tuesday, when they compete in the Madison Triangular.
Pierre 5, Huron 4
No. 1: Koden Hight, P, def. Blake Meyer,10-0
No. 2: Jace Wernsmann, P, def. Henry Rubish, 10-6
No. 3: Tyler Sterrett, H, def. Francesco Zago, 10-2
No. 4: Landon Claeys, H, def. Chris Rae, 10-1
No. 5: Brenden Schlader, H, def. Tate Johnson, 10-4
No. 6: Reese Uecker, H, def. Ryan Warne, 10-8
Nate Hill, P, def. Kevin Baltzer, 7-5
Tyrese Theus, H, def. Matt Hanson, 8-5
No. 1: Hight/Zago, P, def. Meyer/Sterrett, 0-10
No. 2: Wernsmann/Rae, P, def. Rubish/Claeys, 11-9
No. 3: Johnson/Hanson, P, def. Schlader/Uecker, 10-6
No. 4: Judson/Leingang, P, def. Baltzer,/Theus, 9-8(8-6)
Huron 9, Spearfish 0
No. 1: Blake Meyer, H, def. Corey Hoffman, 10-6
No. 2: Henry Rubish, H, def. Boyce Harr, 10-5
No. 3: Tyler Sterrett, H, def. Carter Thorman, 10-2
No. 4: Landon Claeys, H, def. Logan Burket, 10-0
No. 5: Brenden Schlader, H, def. Jacob Schlinkert, 10-0
No. 6: Reese Uecker, H, def. Tim Doerges, 10-5
Kevin Baltzer, H, def. Michael Chaffin, 6-1
Tyrese Theus, H, def. Matt Waters, 6-2
No. 1: Meyer/Sterrett, H, def. Hoffman/Harr, 10-6
No. 2: Rubish/Claeys, H, def. Thorman/Burket, 10-0
No. 3: Schlader/Uecker, H, def. Schlinkert/Doerges, 10-4
No. 4: Baltzer/Puterbaugh, H, def. Chaffin/Waters, 6-3