The Lady Bulldogs tennis team split matches during the Triangular at Lac qui Parle Valley, MN, on August 26. Milbank secured a 5-2 victory over Marshall, MN, but was defeated by LQPV 5-2.
“We had a few tough losses – tie breaks and close sets with LQPV,” said Bulldog head coach Jim Dahl. “The girls played well. They kept the ball in play and had fewer unforced errors. We were very competitive with LQPV. Often just a point difference here or there and the tide would have swung our way.”
Seniors Jamie DeVaal and Sarah Jarman led the team as double winners and defeated opponents from both schools in singles play. Tatiana Stemsrud and Jodi DeVaal also earned a win over Marshall as did doubles players Rhianna Welberg and Jenna Johnson.
Milbank will travel to two matches this week before the Labor Day break. They go to Aberdeen Tuesday, August 30, to battle Aberdeen Central at 1 p.m. and Aberdeen Roncalli at 3:30 p.m. The team will also play a rescheduled match at Belgrade, MN, Thursday, September 1, at 4 p.m.
Following are the complete results from the LQPV triangular:
Milbank 5, Marshall 2
1. Tatiana Stemsrud defeated Erista Sinultze, 6-4, 6-1; 2. Jodi DeVaal won over Rebekah Bergjord, 6-0, 6-2; 3. Jamie DeVaal downed Katie Ewing, 6-4, 6-4; 4. Sarah Jarman defeated Rhianna Markegard, 6-0, 6-2.
1. Hallie Essington/Rhianna Cantine fell to St. Abin/Nwatuma, 3-6, 6-0 (10-6); 2. Rhianna Welberg/Jenna Johnson defeated Boerboom/Haflock, 6-2, 6-3; 3. Hattie Muellenbach/Kaitlyn Schmitt lost to Schwarz/Vankevlen, 7-6(2), 6-2.
Milbank 2, LQPV 5
1. Tatiana Stemsrud fell to Molly Hauar, 6-0, 6-4; 2. Jodi DeVaal lost to Ashtyn Oie, 6-3, 4-6 (TB 10-2); 3. Jamie DeVaal defeated Katie Breberg, 6-2, 6-1; 4. Sarah Jarman won over Bree Kalloff, 6-2, 6-1.
1. Essington/Cantine fell to Hanson/Jahn, 7-5, 6-1; 2. Welberg/J. Johnson lost to Hacker/Sigdahl, 6-4, 4-6 (TB 12-10); 3. Muellenbach/Schmitt dropped to Oie/Halvorson, 6-0, 6-1.
Junior Varsity/Middle School
Bailey Frerichs defeated Sara, 6-0, 6-1; Jessica Fenhaus fell to Tabitha, 2-6, 6-4 (TB 4-7); Alexis Ninneman/Morgan Folk lost to Veda/Aleah, 6-0, 6-0; MacKenzie Michels/Camryn Popowski dropped to Sara/Tabitha, 1-6, 2-6.
Pictured is senior Sarah Jarman