Amtmann, Vetter come home

GREAT FALLS — The memorable run by Butte High’s No. 1 doubles tennis team came to an end Thursday at the Meadow Lark Country Club courts.

Senior Kaitlyn Vetter and Aidan Amtmann fell 6-3, 6-4 to Billings West’s Ricquel Ramsbottom and Katherine Cole in the opening round of the Class AA State tournament. Ramsbottom and Cole easily won last week’s Eastern AA Divisional title in Billings.

Then the Butte duo fell in loser-out play to Kali Mathison and Kristyn Haugenoe of Kalispell Glacier. The scores of those matches 7-6 and 7-5.

“They lost in two but played very well together as a team,” Butte High coach Mavis Bentley said of her doubles team. “When they were aggressive, they won the point.”