Kernel tennis team stays perfect, sweeps triangular
HURON — The Kernel boys tennis team is taking care of business early in the season.
Mitchell swept Huron and Rapid City Central Thursday for the second time this year, improving to 7-0 overall and 3-0 in the Eastern South Dakota Conference.
“I’m happy with where we’re at, but we don’t want to get complacent,” Mitchell coach Pat Moller said.
Mitchell’s No. 2 junior Beau Brown, No. 3 sophomore Alex Hegg, No. 4 sophomore Kanin Nelson and No. 5 junior Brenden Lehr are all undefeated in singles after seven matches this season. The No. 1 doubles — junior Jacob Cersosimo and Hegg — and No. 3 doubles — Lehr and freshman Jacob Dahme — teams are also undefeated two weeks into the season.
During Thursday’s triangular, Moller had two different players — Dahme and sophomore Gray Determan — play a No. 6 singles match. He said the two will play challenge matches against each other next week to determine who will have the spot for the remainder of the year.
The Kernels have a week off before hosting their home opener as Mitchell plays two new opponents — Madison and Vermillion — and Huron for the third time this season. The quadrangular begins at 10 a.m. April 25 at Hitchcock Park in Mitchell.
MITCHELL 9, RAPID CITY CENTRAL 0
No. 1 Jacob Cersosimo (M) def. John Robidoux 10-6; No. 2 Beau Brown (M) def. Michael Robidoux 10-2; No. 3 Alex Hegg (M) def. Nolan Hollibaugh 10-0; No. 4 Kanin Nelson (M) def. Noah Fenski 10-4; No. 5 Brenden Lehr (M) def. Alex Connor 10-0; No. 6 Gray Determan (M) def. D’kota Segrist 10-6; JV: Jacob Dahme (M) def. Jordan Hannon 6-0; Kyle Jamison (M) def. Dusty Jones 6-1.
No. 1 Cersosimo/Hegg (M) def. Robidoux/Robidoux 10-1; No. 2 Brown/Nelson (M) def. Hollibaugh/Fenski 10-2; No. 3 Lehr/Dame (M) def. Connor/Jones 10-1; JV: Determan/Jamison (M) def. Segrist/Hannon 8-3.
MITCHELL 9, HURON 0
No. 1 Cersosimo (M) def. Colin Claeys 10-5; No. 2 Brown (M) def. Sean Preston 10-1; No. 3 Hegg (M) def. Blake Meyer 10-1; No. 4 Nelson (M) def. Tyler Sterrett 10-2; No. 5 Lehr (M) def. Henry Rubish 10-1; No. 6 Dahme (M) def. Brenden Schlader 10-0; JV: Determan (M) def. Devon Carroll 8-5; Jamison (M) def. Reese Uecker 8-0.
No. 1 Cersosimo/Hegg (M) def. Claeys/Meyer 10-1; No. 2 Brown/Nelson (M) def. Carroll/Sterrett 10-2; No. 3 Lehr/Dahme (M) def. Rubish/Schlader 10-1; JV: Determan/Jamison (M) def. Preston/Uecker 8-0.