Bobcats drop a pair on opening day

Sean Welsh/Register: Brookings’ Tristina Ting returns a shot during a No. 3 singles match versus Milbank’s Jenna Johnson on Thurday.

BROOKINGS – The Bobcat girls’ tennis team opened the season Thursday, falling 8-1 to Milbank and 9-0 to Yankton.

Brookings returns to action hosting Mitchell on Monday at 11 a.m.

• Milbank 8, Brookings 1

Bobcats Heather Rudd defeated Marian Mischel 10-7 in the No. 6 singles match.

Milbank’s Halli Essington dropped Skylor Ness 10-1 in No. 1 singles action and then teamed with Hattie Muellenbach for a 10-5 No. 1 doubles victory versus Ness and Tristina Ting.

MILBANK 8, BROOKINGS 1

Singles

No. 1 – Halli Essington, M, Skylor Ness, 10-1

No. 2 – Hattie Muellenbach, M, def. Lynn Foster, 10-2

No. 3 – Jenna Johnson, M, def. Tristina Ting, 11-9

No. 4 – Alexis Ninneman, M, def. Paige Foster, 10-5

No. 5 – Hope Carrels, M, def. Brea Tonsager, 10-5

No. 6 – Heather Rudd, B, def. Marian Mischel, 10-7

Doubles

No. 1 – Essington/Muelenbach, M, def. Essington/Muellenbach, 10-5

No. 2 – Johnson/Ninneman, M, def. Foster/Foster, 10-4

No. 3 – Karels/Mischel, M, def. Tonsager/Rudd, 10-8

• Yankton 9, Brookings 0

The Gazelles topped the Bobcats.

Maggie Schaefer topped Ness 10-0 in No. 1 doubles and teamed with Nora Krajewski for a 10-1 victory at No. 1 doubles over Ness and Ting.

YANKTON 9, BROOKINGS 0

Singles

No. 1 – Maggie Schaefer, Y, def. Skylor Ness, 10-0

No. 2 – Nora Krajewski, Y, def. Lynn Foster, 10-0

No. 3 – Frannie Kouri, Y, def. Tristina Ting, 10-1

No. 4 – Sabrina Krajewski, Y, def. Paige Foster, 10-3

No. 5 – Addison Gordon, Y, Brea Tonsager, 10-0

No. 6 – Kayla Marsh, Y, def. Heather Rudd, 10-2

Doubles

No. 1 – Schaefer/N. Krajewski, Y, def. Ness/Ting, 10-1

No. 2 – Kouri/Marsh, Y, def. Foster/Foster, 10-6

No. 3 – S. Krajewski/Gordon, Y, def. Tonsager/Rudd, 10-1

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