BC boys take down Rangers, Copperheads

ANACONDA — Butte Central’s boys’ tennis team picked up two more wins Saturday.

The Maroons beat Livingston 4-3 and Anaconda 5-2 on a cold and windy conditions in the Smelter City.

“I’m really proud of the kids and the way the battled the weather and stepped up to compete in the tie-breaker situations,” BC assistant coach Lindsey Kambich said.

A pair of singles forfeits were the difference between a win and a loss in the match with Livingston.

The Maroons also picked up a pair of doubles wins in the victory. Kale Guldseth and Tyler Trudnowski racked up a straight sets win in the No. 1 doubles slot.

Jim Martz and Sam Joyce edged Wolfgang Greger and Mitch Frolick in a 6-3, 7-5 battle to secure the win.

In the win over Anaconda, the Maroons got singles wins from Patrick Kenney and Joyce. The Maroons also picked up a forfeit in singles.

Kenney won the match of the day, downing Eli VanMeel in a 12-10 tiebreaker for the victory.

Guldseth and Trudnowski beat Dennis Stanberry and Jackson Wagner in an 11-9 tie breaker.

Also, Martz teamed with Youlong Lin to knock off Gabe Blodnick and Tye Kincaid in a 7-3 tiebreaker.

Butte Central 4, Livingston 3

John Potenberg, Livingston, def. Patrick Kenney 6-3, 6-2
Noble Vance, Livingston, def. Jesse Reinke 6-2, 6-2
Bryce Noctor, BC, won by forfeit
Youlong Lin, BC, won by forfeit
Kale Guldseth/Tyler Trudnowski, BC, def. Callum Gannon/Garrett Schweigert 6-0, 6-1
Karl Malina/Calton Carter, Livingston, def. 7-5, 5-6 (7-10)
Jim Martz/Sam Joyce, BC, def. Wolfgang Greger/Mitch Frolick 6-3, 7-5

Butte Central 5, Anaconda 2

Carson Boynton, Anaconda, def. Jesse Reinke 8-0
Patrick Kenney, BC, def. Eli VanMeel, 6-3, 3-6, (12-10)
Sam Joyce, BC, def. J.J. Zenalik 8-1
Sam Sterns, BC, won by forfeit
Kale Guldseth/Tyler Trudnowski, BC, def. Dennis Stanberry/Jackson Wagner 3-6, 6-2, (11-9)
Ben Schaefer/Ryan Leppala, Anaconda, def. Frank Hendrickson/Bryce Noctor 6-4, 6-3
Jim Martz/Youlong Lin, BC, def. Gabe Blodnick/Tye Kincaid 6-2, 7-6 (7-3)

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