Kernels finish fifth at ESD tournamentYANKTON — The Mitchell girls’ tennis team took fifth place at the Eastern South Dakota conference tournament Saturday in Yankton.
By: Sports staff, The Daily Republic
YANKTON — The Mitchell girls’ tennis team took fifth place at the Eastern South Dakota conference tournament Saturday in Yankton.
The Kernels finished with 129 points behind fourth-place Pierre’s 153 and third-place Yankton’s 168. Watertown won the tournament with 295 points and Aberdeen finished second with 259.
“I’m really happy with our turnout, because we had basically a different lineup than last year, and every single player contributed to the team score,” Mitchell head coach Gayle Klein said. “Nobody went two and out, so I was thrilled with that.”
Mitchell had three flights finish with medals, including No. 3 singles player Megan Solberg who took second.
Angie Lorenzen at No. 1 singles took third place and the No. 1 doubles team of Lorenzen and Kendra Cersosimo also took third.
“They fell victim in the seeding because they haven’t played that many matches,” said Klein about Cersosimo’s injury. “For them to come through and end up in third was great. The top half of the bracket, which they were in, was completely loaded.”
Kayla White lost in the consolation championship in the No. 2 singles flight and so did Courtney Wells at No. 4. Both Marissa Tubbs (No. 5) and Chelsea Kracht (No. 6) won in the consolation championship.
At No. 2 doubles, Solberg and Kracht lost in the consolation semifinals, and at No. 3 doubles Wells and Tubbs took fourth.
The ESD meet was the team’s final tune up before the state meet in Sioux Falls starting Thursday.
ESD GIRLS’ TOURNAMENT
Saturday at Yankton
TEAM SCORES — Watertown 295, Aberdeen Central 258, Yankton 168, Pierre 153, Mitchell 129, Brandon Valley 118, Huron 79, Brookings 39 Individual Results.
First Round — Vanessa Rockne, Yankton over Sam Christopherson, Huron 10-1; Jami Koens, Brandon Valley over Megan Vockrodt, Pierre 10-4; Angie Lorenzen, Mitchell over Helen Van der Sluis, Brookings 10-6; Shealyn Bakke, Watertown over Allison Hanson, Aberdeen Central 10-1
Semifinals — Rockne over Koens 10-5; Bakke over Lorenzen 10-5
Championship — Rockne over Bakke 10-3 Third Place — Lorenzen over Koens 8-5
Consolation Semifinals — Christopherson over Vockrodt 8-3; Hanson over Van der Sluis 9-3
Consolation Championship — Hanson over Christopherson 8-5
First Round — Hannah Brenden, Aberdeen Central over Kortny Sterrett, Huron 10-1; Crystal Ortbahn, Pierre over Tasha Nelson, Brandon Valley 10-3; Morgan DeLange, Watertown over Julianna Diddle, Brookings 10-3; Lexie Klimisch, Yankton over Kayla White, Mitchell 10-2
Semifinals — Brenden over Ortbahn 10-4; Klimisch over DeLange 10-1
Championship — Brenden over Klimisch 10-4 Third Place — DeLange over Ortbahn 9-8 (7-4)
Consolation Semifinals — Nelson over Sterrett 8-3; White over Diddle 8-2
Consolation Championship — Nelson over White 8-3
First Round — Lori Foltz, Watertown over Amy Leiferman, Brookings 10-1; Molly Burke, Pierre over Sam Kinder, Aberdeen Central 10-0; Heidi Olson, Yankton over Megan Van Egdom, Brandon Valley 10-7; Megan Solberg, Mitchell over Ela Osborn, Huron 10-2
Semifinals — Foltz over Burke 10-7; Solberg over Olson 10-7
Championship — Foltz over Solberg 10-3 Third Place — Olson over Burke 8-4
Consolation Semifinals — Leiferman over Kinder 8-2; Van Egdom over Osborn 8-1
Consolation Championship — Van Egdom over Leiferman 8-2
First Round — Jenna Strohfus, Aberdeen Central over Courtney Wells, Mitchell 10-5; Erin Buse, Brandon Valley over Erin Isackson, Huron 10-1; Alexi Gusso, Pierre over Reagan Nielsen, Brookings 10-7; Krista Schoenefeld, Watertown over Jesse Van Maanen, Yankton 10-5
Semifinals — Strohfus over Buse 10-1; Gusso over Schoenefeld 10-7
Championship — Gusso over Strohfus 10-10 (7-2) Third Place — Schoenefeld over Buse 8-3
Consolation Semifinals — Wells over Isackson 8-0; Van Maanen over Nielsen 9-7
Consolation Championship — Van Maanen over Wells 8-2
First Round — Kirsten Titze, Watertown over Sarah He, Brookings 10-0; Hayley Naasz, Brandon Valley over Eileen Leong, Pierre 10-8; Ashley Daughters, Aberdeen Central over Marissa Tubbs, Mitchell 10-3; Leslie Henderson, Yankton over Jessica Wegenke, Huron 10-2
Semifinals — Titze over Naasz 10-3; Daughters over Henderson 10-1
Championship — Titze over Daughters 10-1 Third Place — Naasz over Henderson 8-3
Consolation Semifinals — Leong over He 8-1; Tubbs over Wegenke 8-2
Consolation Championship — Tubbs over Leong 8-4
First Round — Kristen Hanson, Aberdeen Central over Lydia Lucchesi, Brookings 10-1; Haley Rubin, Brandon Valley over Chelsea Kracht, Mitchell 10-2; Deidre Beck, Pierre over Britta True, Yankton 10-7; Mariah Hericks, Watertown over Hannah Thorne, Huron 10-2
Semifinals — Hanson over Rubin 10-6; Hericks over Beck 11-10
Championship — Hanson over Hericks 10-5 Third Place — Beck over Rubin 8-3
Consolation Semifinals — Kracht over Lucchesi 10-1; True over Thorne 8-5
Consolation Championship — Kracht over True 8-2
First Round — Shealyn Bakke-Morgan DeLange, Watertown over Allison Hanson-Niki Shishnia, Aberdeen Central 10-6; Angie Lorenzen, Kendra Cersosimo, Mitchell over Vanessa Rockne-Lexie Klimisch, Yankton 10-7; Sam Christopherson-Kortny Sterrett, Huron over Jami Koens-Tasha Nelson, Brandon Valley 10-8; Helen Van der Sluis-Reagan Nielsen, Brookings over Megan Vockrodt-Deidre Beck, Pierre 10-7
Semifinals — Christopherson-Sterrett over Van der Sluis-Nielsen 10-7; Bakke-DeLange over Lorenzen-Cersosimo 10-7
Championship — Christopherson-Sterrett over Bakke-DeLange 11-9 Third Place — Lorenzen-Cersosimo over Van der Sluis-Nielsen 8-3
Consolation Semifinals — Rockne-Klimisch over Hanson-Shishnia 8-2; Koens-Nelson over Vockrodt-Beck 8-6
Consolation Championship — Rockne-Klimisch over Koens-Nelson 8-1
First Round — Lori Foltz-Krista Schoenefeld, Watertown over Ela Osborn-Erin Isackson, Huron 10-0; Crystal Ortbahn-Eileen Leong, Pierre over Heidi Olson-Jessie Van Maanen, Yankton 10-10 (7-3); Erin Buse-Hayley Naasz, Brandon Valley over Megan Solberg-Chelsea Kracht, Mitchell 10-8; Hannah Brenden-Ashley Daughters, Aberdeen Central over Julianna Diddle-Amy Leiferman, Brookings 10-6
Semifinals — Ortbahn-Leong over Foltz-Schoenefeld 11-9; Brenden-Daughters over Buse-Naasz 10-2
Championship — Brenden-Daughters over Ortbahn-Leong 10-7 Third Place — Foltz-Schoenefeld over Buse-Naasz 8-6
Consolation Semifinals — Olson-Van Maanen over Osborn-Isackson 8-1; Diddle-Leiferman over Solberg-Kracht 8-3
Consolation Championship — Olson-Van Maanen over Diddle-Leiferman 8-2
First Round — Kristen Hanson-Jenna Strohfus, Aberdeen Central over Jessica Wegenke-Hannah Thorne, Huron 10-4; Courtney Wells-Marissa Tubbs, Mitchell over Lydia Lucchesi-Sarah He, Brookings 10-3; Molly Burke-Kayla Inman, Pierre over Megan Van Egdom-Julia Blue, Brandon Valley 10-4; Kirsten Titze-Mariah Hericks, Watertown over Leslie Henderson-Danielle Gill, Yankton 11-9
Semifinals — Titze-Hericks over Burke-Inman 11-9; Hanson-Strohfus over Wells-Tubbs 10-2
Championship — Hanson-Strohfus over Titze-Hericks 10-8
Third Place — Burke-Inman over Wells-Tubbs 8-4
Consolation Semifinals — Lucchesi-He over Wegenke-Thorne 8-5; Van Egdom-Blue over Henderson-Gill 8-6
Consolation Championship — Van Egdom-Blue over Lucchesi-He 8-3