BC tennis falls to ’Jackets but gears up for divisionals

BC tennis falls to ’Jackets but gears up for divisionals
Butte Central's Marissa Anderson chases down the ball Saturday at Stodden Park. (Bill Foley photo)

Butte Central’s tennis teams fell 6-1 to Stevensville on the boys’ and girls’ side Saturday at Stodden Park.

The Maroons, though, seemed to be fully tuned up and ready for next week’s Southwestern A Divisional tournament, says head coach Becky Hancock.

“The score doesn’t show it on the girls’ side, but they really played well today and have improved a lot through-out the season,” Hancock said. “I do believe they are playing at the level they need to be in order to compete at Divisionals next week.”

The BC boys gave up five forfeits and went 1-1 on matches that were actually played.

Nick Lester and Drew Badovinac picked up a victory in straight sets at the No. 1 doubles position.

“My boys duo had a great match today and one they needed heading into tourney play next week,” Hancock said. “They also have come a long way with their play, court awareness and chemistry.”

Central’s lone win on the girls’ side came from Miranda Murray and Meredith Varady in No. 3 doubles. BC also lost a pair of tough three-set battles in singles, with Maycee Anderson and Patience Mitchell going down in the extra set.

The divisional tournament is Friday and Saturday in Hamilton and Corvallis.

“I am looking forward to seeing what we can bring on both sides, as we gear up for the post season,” Hancock said. “I do feel the boys, along with some of the girls can really make a good run and qualify for the State tournament. It’s not going to be easy, but definitely a reachable goal.”

Stevensville 6, Butte Central 1

Maddie Weber, Stevi, def. Marissa Anderson 6-0, 6-2
Olivia Peretto, Stevi, def. def. Mollie Drew 6-3, 6-1
Aliyah Anderson, Stevi, def. Maycee Anderson 6-3, 3-6, 6-3
Barbara Drzkovicova, Stevi, def. Patience Mitchell 5-7, 6-4, 6-4
Makaela Hawthorne/Crystal St. Germain, Stevi, def. Avery Kelly/Mati McGree 7-5, 6-3
Reese Stryman/Kennedy Yaskus, Stevi, def. Payton Hartwick/Sage Wall 7-5, 6-2
Miranda Murray/Meredith Varady, BC, def. Dani Felton/Chloe Milsten 6-1, 4-6, 6-2

Stevensville 6, Butte Central 1

Matt Hock, Stevi, def. Trevor Phillips 6-0, 6-0
Drew Badovinac/Nick Lester, BC, def. Dominic Bridges/Dylan Janes 6-4, 6-4
Note: BC gave up five forfeit losses

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