The Lady Bulldogs tennis team hosted the Milbank Quadrangular at Cantine Courts on Tuesday, September 22. According to coach Abbey Trapp, “Our match will go down in history. The girls got to play under the lights for their last home match of the year. They came out strong and were able to beat Roncalli in a clean sweep at 9-0. I could not have asked for a better way to end our season.”
Although Milbank also fell 3-6 to Aberdeen Central. Coach Trapp said, “Halli Essington and Hattie Muellenbach each won their singles matches and the duo secured a doubles victory. Also at the match, Essington and Jenna Johnson were recognized for senior leadership during the 2020 season.
The Lady Bulldogs head to the state Class A tennis tournament in Rapid City on Monday and Tuesday, October 5-6.
Results from the Milbank Quadrangular:
Milbank 9, Aberdeen Roncalli 0
1. Halli Essington defeated Hallie Haskell, 8-6; 2. Hattie Muellenbach defeated Ali Mueller, 8-6; 3. Jenna Johnson won by forfeit; 4. Alexis Ninneman edged out River Haskell, 9-8 (7-3); 5. Hope Karels downed Raley Haskell, 8-2; 6. Marion Mischel defeated Katherine Kielchman, 8-6. Exhibition match – Aubrey Fraasch defeated Anna Mitzel, 8-2.Doubles1. Essington/Muellenbach won 8-5; 2. Johnson/Ninneman won 8-3; 3. Karels/Mischel won 8-2.
Milbank 3- Aberdeen Central 6Singles
1. Halli Essington defeated Emily Ringgenberg, 8-3; 2. Hattie Muellenbach defeated Laney Gonsor, 9-8 (7-5); 3. Jenna Johnson fell to Carly Comstock, 8-6; 4. Alexis Ninneman lost to Charlee Galvin, 8-2; 5. Hope Karels lost to Alice Vogel, 8-2; 6. Marion Mischel fell to Jocelyn Orr, 8-2. Exhibition match – Aubrey Fraasch defeated Kiannah Freddie, 6-2, 6-1.Doubles1. Essington/Muellenbach won 8-1; 2. Johnson/Ninneman lost 8-1; 3. Karels/Mischel lost 8-0.
Back: (l. to r.) Coach Abbey Trapp, Jenna Johnson, Halli Essington, Hattie Muellenbach, Coach Steve Stemsrud. Front: Marion Mischel, Alexis Ninneman, Hope Karels, and Aubrey Fraasch. (VPD)