Two Butte Central doubles teams went 2-0 to highlight the Maroons’ performance Saturday at the Bitterroot Invitational tennis tournament.
Drew Badovinac and Gage Guldseth teamed up two win two matches on the boys’ side. The cousins, playing the No. 1 doubles slot, lost their first game of each match and battled back to win 10-8 tiebreakers both times.
Playing No. 3 doubles, Central’s Kate Johnston and Lucy Kelly won twice. They won in straight sets before grabbing their second victory with a single game.
Action was reduced to a six-game pro set late in the day. One match by BC’s Nick Lester was not finished because of rain.
The other win for the Maroons on the day came from Mollie Drew, who went 1-1 at No. 2 doubles.
The Nos. 1 and 2 boys played in Hamilton. The Nos. 1 and 2 girls played in Corvallis, and the Nos. 3 and 4 boys and girls competed in Stevensville. Each BC individual or team started at least two matches on the day.
“Today was another day to get some good, competitive play in for our kids,” BC coach Becky Hancock said. “It was a long day, but everyone hung in there, competed and got better. Drew and Gage had some great matches, which is good to see as we near post season.”
The Maroons will play host to East Helena Thursday at Stodden Park.
Butte Central results
Grant Wilcox, Corvallis, def. Nick Lester, BC, 6-2, 6-3
Lester, BC, vs. Joe Brandt, Whitefish, not finished
Jax Ramage, Columbia Falls, def. Trevor Phillips, BC, 6-3, 6-2
Johnny Nix, Whitefish, def. Phillips 6-0
Brendan Nedrud, Missoula Loyola, def. Patrick Stimatz, BC, 4-6, 6-4, 7-4
Neil Bernat, Whitefish, def. Stimatz, BC, 6-3
Drew Badovinac/Gage Guldseth, BC, def. Collins/VanErp, Libby, 0-6, 6-2, 10-8
Badovinac/Guldseth, BC, def. Bridges/Janes, Stevensville, 1-6, 6-4, 10-8
Camp/Williams, Missoula Loyola, def. Justus McGee/Owen McPartland, BC, 6-5, 6-4
Burrough/Hunt, Whitefish, def. McGee/McPartland 6-1
Smith/Seigmund, Whitefish, def. Enrico Oriesek/Coy Campbell, BC, 6-0
Allsop/Freeman, Corvallis, def. Oriesek/Campbell 6-4
Lauren Brown, Whitefish, def. Maycee Anderson, BC, 6-0, 6-1
Dakota Powell, Corvallis, def. Anderson, BC, 6-0, 6-0
McKenzie Gross, Corvallis, def. Mollie Drew, BC, 6-0, 6-2
Drew, BC, def. Jenna Hammond, Libby, 6-4, 7-5
Trieweiler/Workman, Whitefish, def. Payton Hartwick/Sage Wall, BC, 6-0, 6-1
Anderson/Henry, Corvallis, def. Hartwick/Wall, BC, 6-1, 6-0
McAtee/Byrd, Columbia Falls, def. Meredith Varady/Hartwick, BC, 6-1, 6-2
Yaskus/Trail, Corvallis, def. Varady/Wall, BC, 6-4, 6-0
Kate Johnston/Lucy Kelly, BC, def. Murgel/Hauer, East Helena, 6-3, 6-2
Johnston/Kelly, BC, def. Lucas/Huff, Libby, 6-3