Not only did the day feature beautiful weather, but Aberdeen Roncalli picked up a dual win in boys' high school tennis.
The Cavaliers beat Milbank 7-2 on Tuesday in action at the Northern State Courts. Milbank recorded wins at flight four singles and number one doubles.
Brian Monson of Roncalli started out on the right foot with a 6-2, 5-7, (10-1) win in a super-tiebreaker in the third set. Monson would also team up with Adam Goetz for a doubles win at flight two.
It was a great day to play tennis, said Roncalli coach Mike Zerr. It was an 80-degree day with a trace of wind. It was good for Brian to get a win at number one. It was good for Michael (Ronayne) to battle for a win at number three. He wasn't playing the way he wanted to play, but he found a way to win.
Ronayne won 7-5, 7-6 (8-6) on a tiebreaker in the second set.
Jacob Gellhaus made the most of his opportunities at number six singles with a 6-1, 6-3 win. The Cavaliers won two of the three doubles flights including at number three with Joe Reynen and Ross Barton.
Jacob stepped into the six spot and did a fantastic job as well as our number three doubles team. They are tall and lanky and get to a lot of stuff. Our two doubles came and out and took care of business. I'm proud of all our kids today (Tuesday). We battled hard and that's what matters, said Zerr.
Aberdeen Roncalli heads west for its next competition at Rapid City Stevens on Friday and the Rapid City Invitational on Friday and Saturday.
Brian Monson, AR, def. Zach Waletich, 6-2, 5-7, (10-1)
Matt Falk, AR, def. Wyatt Kurtz, 6-4, 6-0
Michael Ronayne, AR, def. Ryan Hepper, 7-5, 7-6 (8-6)
Spencer Folk, M, def. Adam Goetz, 6-3, 6-3
Kyle Martin, AR, def. JP Lindquist, 6-4, 6-2
Jacob Gellhaus, AR, def. Alex Cantine, 6-1, 6-3
Waletich-Kurtz, M, def. M. Falk-Ronayne, 7-5, 6-2
B. Monson-A. Goetz, AR, def. Hepper-S. Folk, 7-5, 6-1
Joe Reynen-Ross Barton, AR, def. Lindquist-Cantine, 6-0, 7-5
Roncalli Singles Winners: Barton, Keaton Deiter, Andrew Thares, Alex Bellefeuille, Shawn Goetz, Eric Lacher, Parker Monson, Eric Marnette, Riley Johnson.
Roncalli Doubles Winners: Martin-Gellhaus, Thares-S. Goetz, Deiter-Bellefeuille, Lacher-Landon Hoellein, P. Monson-Eric Aguirre, J.T. Berger-Brett Johnson, Tyler Wanttie-Riley Johnson.