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Mitchell tennis sweeps opening day of Class A state tournament

Mitchell went 6-0 in singles to carry them in opening day of Class A tournament.

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Mitchell's Amber Moller competes in No. 2 doubles action with teammate Sydney Reynolds against Rapid City Christian during the first day of the Class A girls state tennis tournament at McKennan Park in Sioux Falls. (Matt Gade / Republic)
Matt Gade

SIOUX FALLS — The opening day of the South Dakota Class A state high school girls tennis tournament went swimmingly for the Mitchell Kernels.

The Kernels did not relinquish a loss in singles play and sit 34 points ahead of second-place Rapid City Christian in the team standings at the tournament played at McKennan Park and Kuehn Park in Sioux Falls.

Mitchell went 6-0 in singles play, winning all matches in straight sets except one and in doubles play, they swept the competition.

No. 3 seed Atlanta Stahle earned a 6-2, 6-1 win over St. Thomas More’s Athena Franciliso in Flight 1 singles, while No. 2 seed Olivia Huber took down Madison’s Savanah Shipley 6-2, 6-1 in Flight 2 singles.

St Thomas More’s Sophia Meyer stole a set from No. 2 seed Amber Moller, but Moller finished victorious in the Flight 3 singles match 6-3, 2-6, 10-7. No. 1 seed Julia Platt rolled past No. 9 seed Marion Mischel from Milbank in Flight 4 singles 6-0, 6-1.

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Sydney Reynolds, the Kernels’ No. 1 seed in Flight 5 singles, defeated No. 9 seed Vermillion’s Mya Halverson 6-1, 6-3, while No. 1 Megan Mastel beat Lennox’s Madison Buehner 6-0, 6-2 in Flight 6.

In doubles play, No. 3 seed Stahle and Huber swept No. 6 seed Vermillion’s Emma Jury and Annika Barnett 6-0, 6-0 in Flight 1.

No. 1 seed Reynolds and Moller rolled past No. 9 seed Rapid City Christian’s Ciera Crawford and Riley Geyer in Flight 2 doubles 6-1, 6-1, while No. 1 seed Mastel and Degen beat No. 9 seed Vermillion’s Saige Jorgensen and Halverson in Flight 3 doubles 6-0, 6-1.

Mitchell concludes the Class A state tournament at 8 a.m. in Sioux Falls.

Class A state girls tennis tournament

Day 1 — Monday in Sioux Falls

Team scores: 1. Mitchell 300, 2. Rapid City Christian 266, 3. Pierre 235, 4. Yankton 214.5, 5. St. Thomas More 193.5, 6. Huron 172.5, 7. Vermillion 156.5, 8. Lennox 88.5, 9. Aberdeen Roncalli 69, 9. Madison 69, 11. Milbank 63, 12. Spearfish 61.5, 13. Sioux Falls Christian 38.

Mitchell individual results

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Singles

Flight 1 - No. 3 seed Atlanta Stahle: First round: bye. Quarterfinals: Stahle def. No. 6 Athena Franciliso (STM), 6-2, 6-1.

Flight 2 - No. 2 seed Olivia Huber: First round: bye. Quarterfinals: Huber def. No. 7 Savanah Shipley (MAD), 6-2, 6-1.

Flight 3 - No. 2 seed Amber Moller: First round: bye. Quarterfinals: Moller def. No. 7 Sophia Meyer (STM), 6-3, 2-6, 10-7.

Flight 4 - No. 1 seed Julia Platt: First round: bye. Quarterfinals: Platt def. No. 9 Marion Mischel (MIL), 6-0, 6-1.

Flight 5 - No. 1 seed Sydney Reynolds: First round: bye. Quarterfinals: Reynolds def. No. 9 Mya Halverson (VER), 6-1, 6-3.

Flight 6 - No. 1 seed Megan Mastel: First round: bye. Quarterfinals: Mastel def. No. 8 Madison Buehner (LEN), 6-0, 6-2.

Doubles

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Flight 1 - No. 3 seed Atlanta Stahle and Olivia Huber: First round: bye. Quarterfinals: Stahle and Huber def. No. 6 Emma Jury and Annika Barnett (VER), 6-0, 6-0.

Flight 2 - No. 1 seed Amber Moller and Sydney Reynolds: First round: bye. Quarterfinals: Moller and Reynolds def. No. 9 Ciera Crawford and Riley Geyer (RCH), 6-1, 6-1.

Flight 3 - No. 1 seed Megan Mastel and Delaney Degen: First round: bye. Quarterfinals: Mastel and Degen def. No. 9 Saige Jorgensen and Mya Halverson (VER), 6-0, 6-1.

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