Bobcats drop a pair to open season

Sean Welsh/Register: Bobcat junior Isha Hooda hits a return shot during her 10-8 defeat of Milbank’s Alexis Ninneman in a No. 5 singles match Thursday at Hillcrest.

BROOKINGS – The Bobcats fell 8-1 to Milbank and 9-0 to Yankton in a season-opening girls’ tennis triangular Thursday at Hillcrest.

Brookings plays at Mitchell on Monday at 11 a.m.

 Milbank 8, Brookings 1

Isha Hooda picked up the lone victory for the Bobcats, defeating Alexis Ninneman 10-8 in No. 5 singles.

The Bulldogs’ Hallie Essington topped Skylor Ness 10-1 at No. 1. Essington and Hattie Muellenbach dropped Ness and Lynn Foster 10-2 in the No. 1 doubles match.

MILBANK 8, BROOKINGS 1

Singles

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

No. 2 – Rhianna Cantine, M, def. Lynn Foster, 10-2

No. 3 – Hattie Muellenbach, M, def. Tristina Ting, 10-5

No. 4 – Rhianna Welberg, M, def. Paige Foster, 10-4

No. 5 – Isha Hooda, B, def. Alexis Ninneman, 10-8

No. 6 – Jenna Johnson, M, def. Grace Heier, 10-2

Doubles

No. 1 – Essington/Muellenbach, M, def. Ness/L. Foster, 10-2

No. 2 – Cantine/Welberg, M, def. Ting/P. Foster, 10-7

No. 3 – Ninneman/Johnson, M, def. Hooda/Heier, 10-5

Junior varsity: (singles) Brea Tonsager, B, def. Hope Karels, 10-4; Rae Nupen, B, def. Lydia Street, 10-3; Heather Rudd, B, def. Chloe Priebe, 10-0; Mary Rudd, B, def. Chloe Priebe, 10-0; (doubles) Tonsager/Nupen, B, def. Karels/Streets, 10-3.

 Yankton 9, Brookings 0

Josie Krajewski dropped Ness 10-5 in the No. 1 singles matchup.

Krajewski and Maggie Schaefer were 10-2 victors over Ness and Foster at No. 1 doubles.

Tristina Ting had the closest match for the Bobcats, falling 11-10 (5) to Lauren Moon at No. 3 singles.

YANKTON 9, BROOKINGS 0

Singles

No. 1 – Josie Krajewski, Y, def. Skylor Ness, 10-5

No. 2 – Maggie Schaefer, Y, def. Lynn Foster, 10-0

No. 3 – Lauren Moon, Y, def. Tristina Ting, 11-10 (5)

No. 4 – Maddie Binder, Y, def. Paige Foster, 10-1

No. 5 – Stacia Sherman, Y, def. Isha Hooda, 10-0

No. 6 – Ashlyn McGhee, Y, def. Grace Heier, 10-0

Doubles

No. 1 – Krajewski/Moon, Y, def. Ness/L. Foster, 10-2

No. 2 – Schaefer/Sherman, Y, def. Ting/P. Foster, 10-0

No. 3 – Binder/McGhee, Y, def. Hooda/Heier, 10-1

Junior varsity: (singles) Camille McDermott, Y, def. Brea Tonsager, 10-1; Frannie Kouri, Y, def. Rae Nupen, 10-3; Addison Gordon, Y, def. Heather Rudd, 10-3; Kayla Marsh, Y, def. Mary Rudd, 10-1; (doubles) McDermott/Kouri, Y, def. Tonsager/Nupen, 10-4; Gordon/Marsh, Y, def. Rudd/Rudd, 11-9.

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