The Milbank Lady Bulldog tennis team faced Aberdeen Central Tuesday, September 19, at Cantine Courts in Milbank. The Bulldogs fell 9-0.
“I was very pleased with the way the team battled,” stated Bulldog Head Tennis Coach Jim Dahl. “We were very competitive and deserved better fates in some of those battles. These girls give their all on the court. Stepping off the court and wondering ‘what if’ does not have to be asked of themselves. They leave it all out there.”
Milbank competes in a triangular in Brookings on Saturday, September 23.
Results from the Aberdeen Central match:
Milbank 0, Aberdeen Central 9
Singles – 1. Jodi DeVaal was defeated by Haley Gonzor, 4-10; 2. Halli Essington lost to Grace Douglas, 8-10; 3. Rhianna Cantine lost to Mirra Frohling, 8-10; 4. Rhianna Welberg was defeated by Jen Appl, 2-10; 5. Hattie Muellenbach lost to Olivia Goetz, 4-10; 6. Jenna Johnson lost to Megan Thone, 5-10.
Doubles – 1. DeVaal/Essington was defeated by Gonzor/Douglas, 5-10; 2. Cantine/Welberg lost to Frohling/Appl, 4-10; 3. Muellenbach/Johnson was defeated by Goetz/Thone, 4-10.
Exhibition matches – Alexis Ninneman lost to Yufeng Peng, 4-8; Abby Michels defeated Ranja Wilsdorf, 8-5; Ninneman/Michels defeated Peng/Wilsdorf, 8-5.
Photo: Hattie Muellenbach.