Joyces second, Tretheway third at divisional

It was kind of a good news, bad news day for the Butte Central boys’ tennis team Saturday in Hamilton.

The Maroons qualified four players to the Class A State tournament, which is next week in Polson.

BC, though, fell by one point to Corvallis in its quest for the divisional title. Corvallis scored 50 points to Central’s 49.

Hamilton and Stevensville tied for third at a distant 23.

Frank and Jim Joyce placed second in the doubles division, falling to defending Class A state champions Bridger Walczynski and D.J. Pekoc of Corvallis.

Northey Tretheway and Kale Guldseth qualified for State in singles. Tretheway beat Guldseth in the third-place match. The top for singles players and top four doubles teams move on.

Derek Ralph, who suffered an injured ankle, reached the semifinals before bowing out of the tournament.

The Joyce cousins beat teammates Kolten LaMiaux and Kaden Peeples in the semifinals.

Corvallis also won the girls’ title.

Ali Guldseth and Kellsie Quinn won a consolation match on Thursday to score a point for the Maroons. So did Nici Rosencrans and Sarah Drew.

At Hamilton

Team scores — Corvallis 50, Butte Central 49, Hamilton 23, Stevensville 23, Dillon.
Semifinals — Alma Powell, Cor, def. Northey Tretheway, BC, 6-2, 6-2; Reese Isherwood, Ham, def. Derek Ralph, BC, 6-2, 6-4.
Championship — Powell, Cor, def. Isherwood, Ham, 6-1, 6-2.
Consolation final — Northey Tretheway, BC, def. Kale Guldseth, BC, 6-2, default.
Semifinals — Bridger Walczynski/DJ Pekoc, Cor, def. Patrick Kenney/Tyler Trudnowski, BC, 6-1, 6-2; Jim Joyce/Frank Joyce, BC, def. Kolten LaMiaux/Kaden Peeples, BC, 6-0, 6-2.
Championship — Walczynski/Pekoc, Cor, def. Joyce/Joyce, BC, 6-0, 6-0.
Consolation final — Jeremy Jessop/Shade Jessop, Cor, def. Joseph Fecteau/Curtis Liston, Ste, 6-3, 6-0.
At Corvallis

Team scores — Corvallis 56, Dillon 37, Hamilton 26, Stevensville 3, Butte Central 2.
Championship — Laramie McHugh, Cor, def. Hannah Peterson, Ham, 6-3, 6-4.
Consolation final — Elizabeth Hennessy, Cor, def. Erica Huppert, Ham, 2-6, 6-3, 6-1.
Championship — Sydnee Madruga/Megan Lengyel, Cor, def. Kansas Suenram/Whitney Southam, Dil, 6-7(3), 6-4, 6-3.
Consolation final — Holly Hansen/Taryn Judge, Dil, def. Emma Decker/Annie Sangster, Cor, 6-4, 1-6, 6-4.