GRAND FORKS, N.D. (NewsDakota.com)- Valley City tennis beat Grand Forks Central 6-3 Thursday night to place themselves in next week’s EDC Tournament and avoid the need for a play in match. VCHS will host Bismarck Legacy and Jamestown Friday afternoon.
1. Reagan Ingstad beat Katie Stauss 6-0, 6-2
2. Callie Halgrimson lost to Sophie Welsh 6-3, 6-2
3. Breanna McDonald beat Brynn Regimbal 6-3, 6-0
4. Angela Larson lost to Gabby Spicer 6-2, 7-6(5)
5. Hannah Dockter beat Emily Morkan 6-0, 6-1
6. Hannah Aberle beat Kacy Jiran 4-6, 6-3, 6-1
1. Ingstad/Halgrimson beat Stauss/Welsh 6-4, 6-3
2. McDonald/Larson beat Regimbal/Spicer 6-2, 6-2
3. Dockter/Kallie Brandt lost to Morkan/Jiran 6-1, 6-4
Kayla Triebold won 6-2
Katie Clark lost 5-7
Hope Petersen/Haley Jensen won 6-2
Alexa Uecker/MaKayla Nehlich won 6-1
Bianca Depra/Faith Petersen won 6-1
Breana Buringrud/Rose Zelting won 6-2
Monisha Terry/Jasmine Smith won 6-0
Aurora Faucet/Andrea McCubbin won 6-2
Buringrud/Lillian Kiefert lost 5-6
Terry/F.Petersen won 6-2
Uecker won 6-1
Kiefert won 6-4
Nehlich lost 6-3
Depra lost 6-4
Faucet won 6-0
McCubbin won 6-2
Terry won 6-0
F.Petersen won 6-2
Smith won 6-0
Today was a good team win with everyone contributing their all. With the win, we are guaranteed to be the 3, 4 or 5 seed for the EDC tournament. If we beat Shanley on Saturday, we will be the three seed. If we lose, we would be most likely the five seed.
In doubles, Breanna make a huge breakthrough. She moved forward and attacked the net. She hit approach shots and followed it in. She put pressure on the opponents by wanting and going for the ball. Breanna was so excited that doubles clicked for her and it was an awesome watching her connect the pieces. We now have another true doubles player!
Her partner, Angela, had a rough first set and a half in singles. Angela then decided to play consistent tennis instead of hitting the ball hard. She came back from an 0-3 hole to force a second set tiebreaker. Keep that game you found, Angela, it will serve you well!
Reagan and Cali are very good in doubles and we are working towards greatness. They recognize what they are doing that works and what they need to change. The communicate together and keep each other positive. In singles, Reagan continues to find ways to win. She has the moonball, the topspin lob, the approach shot, the touch volley, the forehand/backhand approach shots and she uses them beautifully and to her advantage. It is fun to watch! Cali had a tough go in singles with one of the most improved player in the EDC. Cali is a 9th grader playing at a very high level and is continually learning and figuring things out on the court. I believe the next step with her game is to add more variance.
Hannah Dockter and Kallie Brandt started slow today and dug too deep of a hole climb out of. They have started slow in the past as well and as a coach, I need to find a way to get them moving and playing Hi-Liner doubles right from the first point. We will figure it out! Hannah then had the most dominant performance of the day in singles by figuring out how to beat her opponent and then using what worked the entire match. Great thinking on the court!
Hannah Aberle had the biggest comeback on the day. After losing the first set, she and I had a heart-to-heart conversation about how to be successful in tennis which has nothing to do with winning and losing. Hannah internalized that talk and came out and won the match dropping a total of only four games in the next two sets. Her coachability was outstanding and her effort was supreme. Awesome work Hannah!
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