BV win 1 of 3 at Huron Invite

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Staff report
The Lady Lynx let the big points and the big moments slip away Sept. 5 at Huron, where Brandon Valley came away with a 7-2 dual win over Huron, a close 5-4 loss to Aberdeen Central, and a 7-2 loss to Mitchell.
 
BV head girls’ tennis coach Adam Rothenberger said he expected the Mitchell and Aberdeen Central matches to be tough, but close.
 
“I was confident going into those matches that we would still be able to get the edge over both teams,” Rothenberg said. “Unfortunately, our mental game was not strong as it should have been and we let almost every big point and moment go to the other team.”
 
It was a day of perfection for BV’s flight 1 doubles team of Bella Schultz and Addy Jackson. The Lady Lynx duo had the upper hand in all three of their matches to go unscathed on the day. They sidelined both Huron’s Ann Hoek and Bethany Engelhart and Aberdeen Central’s Megan Thone and Alice Vogal by 1-2 margins, and delivered a 10-1 blow to Mitchell’s Atlanta Stahle and Amber Moller.
Jackson was also a force to be reckoned with in flight 3 singles, where she also went undefeated on the day.
 
Jackson overcame Bianca Medina of Huron 10-2, Mitchell’s Carly Cornstock 10-4, and Moller of Mitchell 10-8.
 
Rothenberger said his team “is still a little banged up along with a couple of the other teams,” hence the changes in the lineup. Despite those changes, the team will focus “on coming back mentally stronger and healthier.”
 
BV 7, Huron 2
Singles: Ann Hoek (H) def. Addison Meyers, 10-7; Michaela Jerke (BV) def. Bethany Engelhart 10-2; Addy Jackson (BV) def. Bianca Medina 10-2; Marie Pelletier (BV) def. AnneClaire Rubish 10-3; Kenzie Polasky (BV) def. Elizabeth Heinen 10-8; Adriauna Alexander (BV) def. Say Ma 11-9. Doubles: Bella Schultz/A. Jackson (BV) def. A. Hoek/B. Engelhart 10-0; M. Jerke/M. Pelletier (BV) def. B. Medina/A. Rubish 10-4; E. Heinen/S. Ma (H) def. K. Polasky/A. Alexander 10-7. 
BV 4, Aberdeen Central 5
Singles: Bella Schultz (BV) def. Emily Ringgenberg 10-2; Michaela Jerke (BV) def. Megan Thone 11-9; Addy Jackson (BV) def. Carly Cornstock 10-4; Laney Gonsor (AC) def. Addison Meyers 10-1; Alice Vogel (AC) def. Kenzie Polasky 10-3; Jocelyn Orr (AC) def. Adriauna Alexander 10-5. Doubles: B. Schultz/A. Jackson (BV) def. M. Thone/A. Vogel 10-5; E. Ringgenberg/C. Cornstock (AC) def. M. Jerke/M. Pelletier 10-6; L. Gonsor/J. Orr (AC) def. K. Polasky/A. Alexander 10-5.
BV 2, Mitchell 7
Singles: Atlanta Stahle (M) def. Bella Schultz 10-1; Olivia Huber (M) def. Michaela Jerke 10-4; Addy Jackson (BV) def. Amber Moller 10-8; Julia Platt (M) def. Marie Pelletier 10-2; Kiersten Bathke (M) def. Kenzie Polasky 10-2; Megan Mastel (M) def. Adriauna Alexander 10-3. Doubles: B. Schultz/A. Jackson (BV) def. A. Stahle/A. Moller 10-4; O. Huber/K. Bathke (M) def. M. Jerke/M. Pelletier 10-2; J. Platt/D. Degen (M) def. K. Polasky/A. Alexander 10-5.

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