Tennis Finishes First Day Strong

The Pierre Tennis team had a strong showing yesterday as eight of the nine flights are still alive in the state tournament heading into day two. Luke Leingang and Grant Judson have both made it into the Championship Semifinals later on today. The other six flights are all battling in the consolation quarterfinals to open up the day’s action. You can continue to find updates on the activities website throughout the day.

Flight 1

Jace Wernsmann def. Nathan Loutsch 6-1, 6-0

Jonah Dobbs def Wernsman 7-5, 6-2

Wernsmann def. Liam Mechling (Vermillion) 10-0

Will face Brandon Schlader from Huron in the consolation quarterfinals

Flight 2

Matthew Hanson def. Reese Uecker 7-6, 6-0

Michael Tang def. Hanson 6-0, 6-2

Hanson def. Dejabet (Madison) 10-0

Will play Darin Rupp from Sioux Falls Roosevelt in the consolation quarterfinals

Flight 3

Blake Judson def. Nick Kessler 6-0, 6-1

Eh Dah def. Judson 6-0, 6-3

Judson def. Tate Sumption (Rapid City Central) 10-1

Judson will face Drake Beckloff from Rapid City Christian in the consolation quarterfinals

Flight 4

Ryan Warne def. Baxter Meyer 3-6, 6-2, 10-6

Evan Talcott def. Warne 6-3, 6-3

Warne def. Kaleb Lunstra (Lenox) 10-2

Warne will face Christian Mueller from Rapid City Stevens in the consolation semifinals

Flight 5

Grant Judson def. Eli Goddard 6-0, 6-1

Grant Judson def. Roger Puterbaugh 6-4, 6-0

Judson will face top seed Rocky McKenzie from Sioux Falls Lincoln in the state semifinals

Flight 6

Luke Leingang def. Nolan Rehorst 6-3, 6-1

Leingang def. Landon Kocer (Brandon Valley) 6-1, 6-0

Leingang will face top seed Gavin Schmidt from Sioux Falls Lincoln in the state semifinals

Doubles 1

Wernsmann and Warne def. Kennington and Dejabet 6-1, 6-2

Pfingston and Segrist def. Wernsmann and Warne 6-2, 6-2

Wernsmann and Warne def. Pederson and Nelson (Rapid City Central) 10-1

Warne and Wernsmann will face Dobbs and Ardry from Brookings in the consolation quarterfinals

Doubles 2

Hanson and Judson def. Damberg and Yackley 6-2 6-0

Tupper and Jerke def. Hanson and Judson 6-2, 6-0

Hanson and Judson def. Boerger and Schell (Milbank) 10-1

Hanson and Judson will face Peters and Brailler from Brookings in the consolation quarterfinals

Doubles 3

Hood and Mueller defeated Cole Nelson and Spencer Kelly 6-1, 6-2

Janssen and Evans (St. Thomas More) def. Nelson and Kelly 10-8