VC Tennis Downed by Central 6-3

 

VALLEY CITY, N.D. (NewsDakota.com)- The Hi-Liners started their season ending home stand with a 6-3 loss to Grand Forks Central Tuesday night. The Knights won 6-3 dropping Valley City’s record to 5-3 in The EDC. Thursday night they will host West Fargo Sheyenne.

 

 

VC 3

GFC 6

 

Singles:

  1.  Reagan Ingstad beat Katie Stauss 6-1, 6-1
  2.  Cali Halgrimson lost to Gabby Spicer 7-5, 6-2
  3.  Hannah Dockter lost to Sophie Welsh 6-4, 3-6, 6-4
  4.  Hope Petersen lost to Emily Morken 0-6, 6-2, 7-6(3)
  5.  Hannah Aberle beat Magdalene Spicer 6-2, 6-3
  6.  Kayla Triebold lost to Kacy Jiran 6-0, 6-0

 

Doubles:

  1.  Ingstad/Halgrimson beat Stauss/Morken 6-2, 6-3
  2.  Dockter/Petersen lost to G.Spicer/Welsh 2-6, 6-0, 7-5
  3.  Aberle/Haley Jensen lost to M.Spicer/Jiran 6-4, 7-5

 

Coach’s Comments 

On the warmest tennis match of the year, the Valley City Tennis Association provided hotdogs, chips, fruit and the fixings for our annual hotdog feed.  Thanks to Susan Kringlie and Mary Lee Nielson for there work in putting it together and grilling.  Thanks also to the Varsity Parents for bringing the desserts!  Everyone enjoyed it and Grand Forks Central was very thankful.

Things are getting even more interesting in the EDC.  We have a potential five way tie in the EDC for #3 in the EDC.  By my calculation, if that five way tie occurs, we would end up being the 7th seed and would play in the play-in match on Monday.  We won’t know for sure until all matches are played though!  It is just crazy to think how close all of these teams are.

Reagan Ingstad played her most complete match of the season.  She was patiently aggressive in singles not giving Katie a chance at making the match interesting.

Cali Halgrimson is working through what all great players need to work through sometime in their journey in sports – self-expectations versus reality of being in the moment.  As a sophomore, Cali is mature enough and smart enough to begin thinking and working through this.  Cali said “better now than later” when speaking of how her match went.  Great way to put today in perspective.

Hannah Dockter and Hope Petersen both played 6 sets today.  They had a role reversal though in doubles from the Fargo North match.  Against North, they saved a match point to win.  Today,  they had a match point and didn’t convert.  We now have felt both sides of the coin.  Hope and Hannah are players that can get hot and go cold on the tennis court.  We will need to find a way to stay mentally on the hot side of things to give us the best shot at winning.

Hannah Aberle had a break through yesterday in practice and it paid off.  She flipped a switch and now is hitting confidently with more topspin which is giving her more clearance on the net and causes her ball to drop which significantly reduced her unforced errors.  She played consistent and the hit aggressive shots when the point allowed leading to a 6-2, 6-3 victory in singles.

Haley Jensen made the most of her day in doubles with Hannah playing loose and aggressive.  She took points over at the net leading to winning the points.  Her attitude was fantastic and it brought up Hannah’s attitude and play with it.  Great job Haley.

We played 5 out of our 7 seniors today on our last EDC home match of the year and Kayla Triebold was able to step in and play #6 singles.  Kayla didn’t come out as she hoped, but I am proud of her for stepping in and trying to give it her best when the team needed her to.


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