The boys’ Tanager tennis team hosted a triangular last Tuesday in Vermillion against Sioux Falls Washington and Yankton.
“All the boys are learning that if they keep their unforced errors down, they are much more competitive and can win the point on endurance,” said Vermillion head coach Kari Jensen. “The best moments are when the guys celebrate a winning shot in double and high five or touch rackets to congratulate the other.”
Vermillion went 1-17 on the day, winning a flight of singles against Yankton.
In the first flight of singles, senior Ramiro Lafuente defeated Yankton’s Dylan Ridgway 10-7.
“I saw many key moments over the past two weeks with the players,” said coach Jensen. “Their serves are really improving—my #2 Caiden Mandernach had a great serve, nice approach shot, then a winner at the net. That is a specific drill that we practice, and I witnessed Caiden putting it to good use time and time again.”
The Tanagers compete Monday in Mitchell for a quadrangular at 10 a.m.
Versus Sioux Falls Washington:
Singles: Ramiro Lafuente v. Chris Harris 0-10; Caiden Mandernach v. Davis Shafer 0-10; Lucas Green v. Clayton Poppenga 0-10; Caleb Reins v. Noah Morgans 0-10; Tyler Mann v. Jacob Morgans 0-10; Theo Wittmuss v. Harold Mayer 0-10
Doubles: Lafuente/Mandernach v. Harris/Poppenga 0-10; Green/Reins v. Shafer/N. Morgans 0-10; Wittmuss/Mann v. J. Morgans/Mayer 1-10
Singles: Ramiro Lafuente v. Dylan Ridgway 10-7; Caiden Mandernach v. Christopher Rockne 5-10; Lucas Green v. Corrigan Johnke 0-10; Caleb Reins v. Luke Moeller 1-10; Tyler Mann v. Jack Pedersen 3-10; Theo Wittmuss v. Quentin Moser 0-10
Doubles: Lafuente/Mandernach v. Krajewski/Rockne 0-10; Green/Reins v. Ridgway/Johnke 1-10; Wittmuss/Mann v. Moeller/Pedersen 0-10