Bobcats best Rapid City Central, 6-3

Troy Maroney/Register: Derek Brallier hits a forehand return during his doubles match against Rapid City Central on Thursday at the Hillcrest Courts. Brallier and Dawson Peters teamed up for a 10-2 win at No. 2 doubles as the Bobcats defeated the Cobblers, 6-3, to win the dual.

BROOKINGS – The Bobcat boys’ tennis team picked up its second dual win of the season with a 6-3 victory over Rapid City Central at the Hillcrest Courts on Thursday.

Brookings won four of the singles matches and went 2-of-3 in doubles to improve to 2-3 on the season.

Carter Schulz filled in at No. 1 singles and knocked off Pacey Nelsen, 10-6, while Micah Ardry dominated in a 10-2 win over Dylan Pederson at No. 2.

Schulz and Ardry combined to beat Nelsen and Pedersen in No. 1 doubles, 11-10 (7-5).

At No. 3 singles, Dawson Peters blanked RCC’s Taite Sumption, 10-0, and Derek Brallier matched that performance at No. 4 with his 10-0 shutout of Carson Versteeg.

Peters and Brallier teamed up for a 10-2 win over Sumption and Versteeg at No. 2 doubles.

Central won the final two singles matches as Noah Gire edged Prasoon Kharel, 10-7, at No. 5 singles, and Rhett Svarstad won 10-5 over Ayden Asche at No. 6.

The Cobbler duo of Svarstad and Gabe Knudson won 10-3 over Kharel and Asche at No. 3 doubles.

Next up for the ‘Cats is a home dual versus Watertown on Thursday. Play starts at 4 p.m. at Hillcrest.

BROOKINGS 6, R.C. CENTRAL 3

Singles

No. 1 – Carter Schulz, B, def. Pacey Nelsen, 10-6.

No. 2 – Micah Ardry, B, def. Dylan Pederson, 10-2.

No. 3 – Dawson Peters, B, def. Taite Sumption, 10-0.

No. 4 – Derek Brallier, B, def. Carson Versteeg, 10-0.

No. 5 – Noah Gire, RCC, def. Prasoon Kharel, 10-7.

No. 6 – Rhett Svarstad, RCC, def. Ayden Asche, 10-5.

Doubles

No. 1 – Schulz/Ardry, B, def. Nelsen/Pedersen, 11-10 (7-5).

No. 2 – Peters/Brallier, B, def. Sumption/Versteeg, 10-2.

No. 3 – Gire/Gabe Knudson, RCC, def. Kharel/Asche, 10-3.

Junior Varsity

Talon Everding, B, def. Gabe Knudson, 6-4; Aditya Tummala, B, def. Joshua Murphy, 6-4; Thane Neiman, RC, def. Ben Button, 6-1; Nicky Red Bear, RC, def. Jordan Mofle, 6-1.

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