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Roncalli edges Tigers in opener

Posted: Thursday, Aug 29th, 2013

Huron's Michelle Johnson reaches to return a volley at the net during her doubles match against Aberdeen Roncalli Tuesday at the Northern State University tennis courts in Aberdeen. In the next photo, Huron's Sierra Goergen returns a volley during her doubles match against Aberdeen Roncalli Tuesday. PHOTOS COURTESY OF JOHN DAVIS/ABERDEEN AMERICAN NEWS

ABERDEEN — Aberdeen Roncalli escaped with a 5-4 victory against the Huron girls’ tennis team during its season opener on Tuesday at the Northern State University Courts in Aberdeen.

The Cavaliers dominated in the top half of the lineup, while Huron made things interesting with the bottom half of its roster.

The two teams finished the singles competition even at 3-3.

Roncalli won No. 1-3 singles matches, but the Tigers inked wins in the No. 4-6 spots.

Bailey Harvey pulled out a 10-8 win in No. 4 singles for Huron, while Alison Fenske won 10-6 in No. 5 singles and Cassie Hedblom cruised to a 10-2 victory in No. 6 singles.

The Cavaliers clinched the victory in the match with wins in the top two doubles matches.

Harvey and Hedblom combined for a 10-2 victory in No. 3 doubles for the Tigers.

Next up for Huron is the Brookings Jamboree at 9 a.m. on Saturday.

Aberdeen Roncalli 5, Huron 4


No. 1: Erica Carrels, AR, def. Michelle Johnson, 10-1

No. 2: Gaby Imbery, AR, def. Sierra Goergen, 10-6

No. 3: Erin Dudley, AR, def. Claire Hoogland, 10-0

No. 4: Bailey Harvey, H, def. Katie Torrence, 10-8

No. 5: Alison Fenske, H, def. Madison Sumner, 10-6

No. 6: Cassie Hedlblom, H, def. Catherine Falk, 10-2


No. 1: Carrels/Imbery, AR, def. Johnson/Goergen, 10-5

No. 2: Dudley/Delaney McNulty, AR, def. Hoogland/Fenske, 10-7

No. 3: Harvey/Hedblom, H, def. Sumner/Falk, 10-2



Delaney McNulty, AR, def. Tabatha Harmdierks, 8-4

Alyssa Schwartz, H, def. Emma Gallager, 9-7

Melissa Berg, H, def. Shelby Owig, 8-2

Kalen Day, AR, def. Shiny Rose, 8-3

Elaine Hines, H, def. Elie Litson, 8-6

Karlee Richman, H, def. Mariah Brandner, 8-2


Katie Torrance/Gallager, AR, def. Harmdierks/Schwartz, 8-6

Berg/Rose, H, def. Litson/Brandner, 8-3

Owig/Day, AR, def. Hines/Richman, 8-4

For the complete article see the 08-28-2013 issue.

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