Bobcats notch first victory

Sean Welsh/Register: Brookings’ Paige Foster hits a return shot during her 10-7 defeat of Rapid City Central’s Cordelia Raforth in a No. 4 singles match Friday evening at Hillcrest Tennis Courts. The Bobcats won the dual 6-3.

BROOKINGS – The Bobcat girls’ tennis team picked up its first victory of the season, beating Rapid City Central 6-3 on Friday evening at Hillcrest.

Skylor Ness dropped Harper Keim 10-4 in the No. 1 singles match.

Tristina Ting and Isha Hooda both cruised to 10-2 victories, with Ting topping Kiana Johnson at No. 3 and Hooda defeating Mehrezat Abbas at No. 6.

Paige Foster added a 10-7 win over Cordelia Raforth in the No. 4 singles match.

In doubles, Ting and Foster beat Johnson and Raforth 10-4 at No. 2. Ainsley Shelsta and Hooda toppled Arianna Doty and Abbas 10-7 in the No. 3 matchup.

Keim and Lindsey Pfingston defeated Ness and Lynn Foster 10-3 in the No. 1 doubles match.

Brookings (1-12) heads to Huron today to face Watertown at 10 a.m. and the host Tigers at 12:30 p.m.



No. 1 – Skylor Ness, B, def. Harper Keim, 10-4

No. 2 – Lindsey Pfingston, RCC, def. Lynn Foster, 10-1

No. 3 – Tristina Ting, B, def. Kiana Johnson, 10-2

No. 4 – Paige Foster, B, def. Cordelia Raforth, 10-7

No. 5 – Arianna Doty, RCC, def. Ainsley Shelsta, 10-5

No. 6 – Isha Hooda, B, def. Mehrezat Abbas, 10-2


No. 1 – Keim/Pfingston, RCC, def. Ness/L. Foster, 10-3

No. 2 – Ting/P. Foster, B, def. Johnson/Raforth, 10-4

No. 3 – Shelsta/Hooda, B, def. Doty/Abbas, 10-7

Junior varsity: (singles) Grace Heier, B, def. Keelie Berkey, 10-0; Brea Tonsager, B, def. Makayden Abelseth, 10-0; Rae Nupen, B, def. Makenna Judge, 10-0; Ally McKnight, B, def. Ella Miller, 10-6; Mary Rudd, B, def. Abby McNaboe, 10-2; Rachel Burke, B, def. Judge, 10-0; (dobules) Heier/Tonsager, B, def. Abelseth/Berkey, 10-0; McKnight/Rudd, B, def. Miller/McNaboe, 10-6.


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