TENNIS

Champions crowned at the 2022 Mitchell Tennis Classic – Mitchell Republic

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MITCHELL — Tennis talent from across the state descended on the tennis courts at Hitchcock Park for three days of tournament play in 13 divisions of play during the 2022 Mitchell Tennis Classic.

Held June 17-19, the event brought together local athletes as well as those from as far afield as Rapid City, who competed in eight singles divisions and five doubles divisions (including mixed doubles), as Mitchell was represented in six of the league games over the weekend.

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In doubles, Amber Moller and Delaney Degen took second place in the girls 18 and under, while Moller also teamed up with Jager Juracek to take second place in the 18U mixed doubles competition.

Katie Morgan teamed up with Anna Westenberg of Sioux Falls to finish second among the 14U women’s teams, while a round-robin format was used to determine the top 14U boy pair as there were only three teams registered. At least one Mitchell player was on each of the three doubles teams, as Cooper Star took first place with Simeon Seruyange of Sioux Falls, while Dylan and Kaden Putnam finished second and Clay Bathke finished third with Ivan Krajewski of Yankton.

In singles, Luke Jerke finished second in the 18U Boys Division, falling to Yankton’s Miles Krajewski in a rematch of the Class A Flight 6 State Championship match, which Jerke won to claim a second state title consecutive. Cooper Star also finished second in the 12U singles draw, dropping the final match to Seruyange, their partner for the doubles competition.

Mitchell also had four consolation winners: Josh Grosdidier and Atlanta Stahle (18U mixed doubles), Jordyn Wilson and Greyce Northrup (14U girls’ doubles), Delaney Degen (16U girls’ singles) and Harbor Blindauer (14U girls’ singles).

Four winners of the 2021 Mitchell Tennis Classic have returned in 2022 and won at least one more event title.

After winning three separate titles – girls’ singles, girls’ doubles and mixed doubles (all 18U) – at last year’s event, Yankton’s Nora Krajewski successfully defended her singles crown.

Mckenzie Vickery of Sioux Falls, winner of the 2021 14U girls singles and doubles title, teamed up with fellow returning champion Maverik Ragon, also of Sioux Falls, to win the 2022 18U mixed doubles title. Vickery also finished second in 16U Women’s Singles.

Ragon made up half of the 14U Boys Doubles Championship squad starting in 2021 with Harrison Krajewski of Yankton, who also won a title in 2022, in combination with Zac Briggs, also of Yankton, to win the doubles draw. boys 18U. Krajewski also came close to winning a singles title, but was defeated by Briggs in the 16U final.

Kaden Putnam of Mitchell stretches to hit an overhead serve during a boys 14 and under doubles match at the Mitchell Tennis Classic on Saturday, June 18, 2022, at Hitchcock Park.

Landon Dierks/Republic Mitchell

A summary of all matches in the Championship can be found below:

2022 Mitchell Tennis Classic
Hitchcock Park, Mitchell

single girls
18U: Nora Krajewski (Yankton) def. Alastrina Scott (Rapid City), 6-2, 6-4.
16U: Peyton Ogle (Rapid City) defeated. Mckenzie Vickery (Sioux Falls), 2-6, 6-1, 10-5.
14U: Arabella Scott (Rapid City) defeated. Madison Marsh (Rapid City), 6-7, 6-4, 10-4.
12U: Ella Potvin (Rapid City) defeated. Bella Nelson (Rapid City), 6-2, 6-4.

double girls
18U: Peyton Ogle / Alastrina Scott (Rapid City) beat. Amber Moller/Delaney Degen (Mitchell), 8-3.
14U: Madison Marsh / Arabella Scott (Rapid City) defeated. Katie Morgan (Mitchell) / Anna Westenberg (Sioux Falls), 8-3.

Single boys
18U: Miles Krajewski (Yankton) def. Luke Jerke (Mitchell), 7-5, 6-3.
16U: Zac Briggs (Yankton) def. Harrison Krajewski (Yankton), 6-4, 3-6, 10-7.
14U: Connor Husser (Sioux Falls) def. Braden Nelson (Rapid City), 6-1, 6-4.
12U: Simeon Seruyange (Sioux Falls) def. Cooper Star (Mitchell), 6-4, 6-2.

Double boys
18U: Harrison Krajewski / Zac Briggs (Yankton) def. Connor Husser/Jacob Husser (Sioux Falls), 8-5.
14U (round robin, first place): Cooper Star (Mitchell) / Simeon Seruyange (Sioux Falls)

Mixed Doubles
18U: Mckenzie Vickery/Maverik Ragon (Sioux Falls) def. Amber Moller/Jager Juracek (Mitchell), 8-2.

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