Tigers finish seventh in ESD tennis tourney


HARRISBURG — Two doubles teams and three singles players earned wins for Huron during the Eastern South Dakota Conference Tennis Tournament on Thursday.
The Tigers finished the day with 20 points, which put them seventh in the final team standings.
Brandon Valley amassed 311.5 points to claim the ESD title, while Watertown was second at 265.5. Yankton was third at 168.5, followed by Aberdeen Central at 166.5, Mitchell at 146, Harrisburg at 93, Huron at 20, Pierre at 12.5 and Brookings at 0.
Audrey Rubish and Kayla Harvey had one of the victories at No. 1 doubles for Huron. After being edged 10-7 in their opening match, the Huron duo won 8-2 in the consolation semifinals, before being defeated 8-4 in the consolation title match.
The other doubles win for Huron came in the second flight, where Abby Thomas and Beth Engelhart rebounded from a 10-1 loss in the opening round with an 8-4 victory in the consolation semifinals. They were defeated 8-1 by Aberdeen Central in the consolation championship match.
Audrey Rubish also had a singles win for Huron at No. 2. After suffering a 10-2 setback in the opening round, she recorded an 8-3 win in the consolation semifinals, before being edged 8-6 in the consolation title match.
AnneClaire Rubish used a 10-3 victory in a play-in match to make the field for the Tigers in No. 5 singles. She then lost 10-3 in the opening round and 8-3 in the consolation semifinals.
Bianca Medina had the other singles win for Huron. After a 10-1 loss in the opening round, she inked an 8-6 win in the consolation semifinals before suffering a 9-7 loss in the consolation finals.
The Huron girls’ tennis team will close its season with the Class A State Tournament, which is scheduled Monday and Tuesday in Sioux Falls.

Eastern South Dakota Conference
Tennis Meet
Oct. 3 in Harrisburg
Team scores: 1, Brandon Valley 311.5; 2, Watertown 265.5; 3, Yankton 168.5; 4, Aberdeen Central 166.5; 5, Mitchell 146; 6, Harrisburg 93; 7, Huron 30; 8, Pierre 12.5; 9, Brookings 0.

Singles
No. 1 — opening round: Josie Krajewski, Y, def. Kayla Harvey, HU, 10-0; consolation semifinals: Olivia Goetz, AC, def. Harvey, 10-1.
No. 2 — opening round: Maggie Schaefer, Y, def. Audrey Rubish, HU, 10-2; consolation semifinals: Rubish def. Grace Starr, HA, 8-3; consolation finals: Mirra Frohling, AC, def. Rubish, 8-6.
No. 3 — opening round: Olivia Huber, M, def. Abby Thomas, HU, 10-2; consolation semifnals: Jocelyn Corrales, P, def. Thomas, 8-4.
No. 4 — opening round: Maddie Binder, Y, def. Beth Engelhart, HU, 10-2; consolation semifinals: Kiersten Bathke, M, def. Engelhart, 8-3.
No. 5 — play-in: AnneClaire Rubish, HU, def. Ainsley Shelsta, B, 10-3; opening round: Josie Heyn, W, def. Rubish, 10-3; consolation semifinals: Amber Moller, M, def. Rubish, 8-3.
No. 6 — opening round: Allison Rokusek, W, def. Bianca Medina, HU, 10-1; consolation semifinals: Medina def. Gracie Zeeb, P, 8-6; consolation finals: Peyton Tramp, Y, def. Medina, 9-7.

Doubles
No. 1 — opening round: Schultz/Lehfeldt, BV, def. Rubish/Harvey, HU, 10-7; consolation semifinals: Rubish/Harvey def. Ott/Gunderson, P, 8-2; consolation finals: Krajewski/Tennant, Y, def. Rubish/Harvey, 8-4.
No. 2 — opening round: Schaefer/Sherman, Y, def. Thomas/Engelhart, HU, 10-1; consolation semifinals: Thomas/Engelhart def. Foster/Ting, B, 8-4; consolation finals: Appl/Thone, AC, def. Thomas/Engelhart, 8-1.
No. 3 — opening round: Mastel/Bathke, M, def. Rubish/Medina, HU, 10-2; consolation semifinals: Zink/Heyn, W, def. Rubish/Medina, 8-0.

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