Kernel boys tennis team rolls past Brookings
BROOKINGS -- The Mitchell High School boys tennis team completed its sixth sweep of an Eastern South Dakota Conference team Friday.
The Kernels (12-0, 6-0 ESD) defeated Brookings 9-0 and continue conference play today. Mitchell takes on Madison, Yankton and Watertown in a quadrangular beginning at 9 a.m. today in Madison.
"We play the defending ESD champs and that's something we're looking forward to," Mitchell coach Pat Moller said of playing the Arrows. "Watertown's been a winning program for a long time. We've been playing well and hopefully we can continue to roll."
The Kernels also had 20 JV players competing Friday in Brookings and Mitchell only lost two JV matches throughout the day.
"I was really proud of the way they played," Moller said. "That's our future out there played and based on what I saw, they're going to keep getting better as they get older and move into varsity positions."
MITCHELL 9, BROOKINGS 0
No. 1 Jacob Cersosimo (M) def. Baylor Dobbs 6-3, 6-0; No. 2 Beau Brown (M) def. Dylan Rittershaus 6-0, 6-0; No. 3 Alex Hegg (M) def. Dalton Rittershaus 6-0, 6-0; No. 4 Kanin Nelson (M) def. Vlad Chilom 6-1, 6-0; No. 5 Brenden Lehr (M) def. Andrew Crawford 6-0, 6-4; No. 6 Gray Determan (M) def. Alex Miley 6-0, 6-1.
No. 1 Cersosimo/Heff (M) def. Dobbs/Chilom 7-5, 6-1; No. 2 Brown/Nelson (M) def. Rittershaus/Rittershaus 6-1, 6-0; No. 3 Lehr/Jacob Dahme (M) def. Crawford/Miley 6-1, 6-1.
JV SINGLES: Jonah Dobbs (B) def. Carter Cavanaugh 9-8 (8-6); Baley Miller (M) def. Kevin Wu 6-4; J. Dobbs (M) def. Kyle Jamison 8-6; Nathan Zimmerman (M) def. Jesse Widner 6-0; Alex Bergeson (M) def. Thijs Revvekamp 8-1; Brady Bathke (M) def. Tanner McAdaragh 8-4; Hakon Gustafson (M) def. Nick Ward 6-0; Matthew VanErdewyk (M) def. Nick Ward 8-0; Jordan Thill (M) def. Jack Ackman 6-0; Jorden Schroeder (M) def. Tom Ropp 6-0; Adam Loes (M) def. Kevin Wu 8-3; Ivan Li (B) def. Garret Johnson 7-5; Cooper Knutson (M) def. Jesse Widner 6-1.
JV DOUBLES: Miller/Johnson (M) def. Li/Widner 8-4; Bathke/Gustafson (M) def. Jon Darrington/McAaragh 8-0; Bergeson/VanErdewyk (M) def. Revvekamp/Ward 8-3; Thill/Schroeder (M) def. Ackman/Ropp 8-1; Jamison/Loes (M) def. J. Dobbs/Wu 8-3; Zimmerman/Knutson (M) def. Li/Widner 8-2.