The Pierre T.F. Riggs Governors tennis team competed in the first day of the State Boys Tennis Tournament in Sioux Falls and Brandon Valley on Thursday.

As a team, the Govs are in 11th place with 158 team points. Defending champion Sioux Falls Lincoln and Sioux Falls O’Gorman are tied for first with 390 team points.

In singles action, Jace Wernsmann, Matthew Hanson, Blake Judson and Ryan Warne have gone 2-1 in their respective flights. Junior Grant Judson is in the Flight No. 5 Semifinals against top seed Rocky McKenzie of Sioux Falls Lincoln. Freshman Luke Leingang is in the Flight No. 6 Semifinals against top seed Sioux Falls Lincoln’s Gavin Schmit.

The State Boys Tennis Tournament will continue through Saturday. We will update things periodically on capjournal.com throughout the weekend.

Full Results for the Pierre T.F. Riggs Governors tennis team after Day One of State Tennis Tournament

Team Standings

11, Pierre T.F. Riggs, 158 team points

Singles No. 1

Jace Wernsmann (Pierre) def. Nathan Loutsch (Milbank), 6-1, 6-0

Jonah Dobbs (Brookings) def. Jace Wernsmann (Pierre), 7-5, 6-2

Jace Wernsmann (Pierre) def. Liam Mechling (Vermillion), 10-0

Next match on Friday: No. 9 Jace Wernsmann (Pierre) vs. No. 16 Brenden Schlader (Huron)

Singles No. 2

Matthew Hanson (Pierre) def. Reese Uecker (Huron), 7-6(5), 6-0

Michael Tang (Rapid City Stevens) def. Matthew Hanson (Pierre), 6-0, 6-2

Matthew Hanson (Pierre) def. Jerron Dejabet (Madison), 10-0

Next match on Friday: No. 13 Matthew Hanson (Pierre) vs. No. 12 Darin Rupp (Sioux Falls Roosevelt)

Singles No. 3

Blake Judson (Pierre) def. Nick Kessler (Madison), 6-0, 6-1

Eh Dah (Huron) def. Blake Judson (Pierre), 6-0, 6-3

Blake Judson (Pierre) def. Taite Sumption (Rapid City Central), 10-1

Next match on Friday: No. 13 Blake Judson (Pierre) vs. No. 12 Drake Beckloff (Rapid City Christian)

Singles No. 4

Ryan Warne (Pierre) def. Baxter Meyer (St. Thomas More), 3-6, 6-2, 10-6

Evan Talcott (Brandon Valley) def. Ryan Warne (Pierre), 6-1, 6-1

Ryan Warne (Pierre) def. Kaleb Lunstra (Lennox), 10-2

Next match on Friday: No. 14 Ryan Warne (Pierre) vs. No. 11 Christian Mueller (Rapid City Stevens)

Singles No. 5

Grant Judson (Pierre) advanced on a bye

Grant Judson (Pierre) def. Eli Goddard (Rapid City Christian), 6-0, 6-1

Grant Judson (Pierre) def. Roger Puterbaugh (Huron), 6-4, 6-0

Next match on Friday: No. 5 Grant Judson (Pierre) vs. No. 1 Rocky McKenzie (Sioux Falls Lincoln)

Singles No. 6

Luke Leingang (Pierre) advanced on a bye

Luke Leingang (Pierre) def. Nolan Rehorst (Rapid City Stevens), 6-3, 6-1

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

Next match on Friday: No. 4 Luke Leingang (Pierre) vs. No. 1 Gavin Schmit (Sioux Falls Lincoln)

Doubles No. 1

Jace Wernsmann and Ryan Warne (Pierre) def. Blake Kennington and Jerron Dejabet (Madison), 6-2, 6-1

Jamison Pfingston and Dawson Segrist (Rapid City Stevens) def. Jace Wernsmann and Ryan Warne (Pierre), 6-2, 6-2

Jace Wernsmann and Ryan Warne (Pierre) def. Pacey Nelson and Dylan Pederson (Rapid City Central), 10-3

Next match on Friday: No. 13 Jace Wernsmann and Ryan Warne (Pierre) vs. No. 12 Jonah Dobbs and Micah Ardry (Brookings)

Doubles No. 2

Matthew Hanson and Grant Judson (Pierre) def. Jensen Damberg and Braden Yackley (Spearfish), 6-2, 6-0

Max Tupper and Kaden Jerke (Mitchell) def. Matthew Hanson and Grant Judson (Pierre), 6-2, 6-0

Matthew Hanson and Grant Judson (Pierre) def. Aiden Boerger and Parker Schell (Milbank), 10-1

Next match on Friday: No. 9 Matthew Hanson and Grant Judson (Pierre) vs. No. 18 Dawson Peters and Derek Brallier (Brookings)

Doubles No. 3

Christian Mueeler and Asa Hood (Rapid City Stevens) def. Cole Nelson and Spencer Kelly (Pierre), 6-1, 6-2

Carter Janssen and Sam Evans (St. Thomas More) def. Cole Nelson and Spencer Kelly (Pierre), 10-8

Cole Nelson and Spencer Kelly are eliminated

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