GREAT FALLS — Butte Central’s boys tennis teams picked up a pair of wins today, knocking off tough Havre and Lewistown teams.
The Maroons beat Lewistown 5-2 and Havre 4-3.
BC coach Bernie Carey said his team faced some “serious adversity.”
“This was not an easy win for us today,” the coach said. “Havre and Fergus are very good. But our boys handled the pressure like veterans, kept their cools and prevailed.”
Kale Guldseth and Jesse Reinke picked up singles wins against Lewistown. BC swept the doubles, with Jim Joyce and Derek Ralph, Kolten LaMiaux and Kaden Peeples, and Patrick Kenney and Tyler Trudnowski grabbing wins.
Reinke was the lone singles winner against Havre. The doubles teams swept again, though, to secure the win.
Carey pointed out that both matches came down to the final matches.
“Our doubles saved us today, and Jesse Reinke’s wins at the No. 4 singles spot were much needed,” Carey said. “Pressure is always a good thing. I’m proud of the way our boys embraced it today.”
On the girls side, BC fell 4-0 to Lewistown and 3-1 to Havre. Ali Guldseth grabbed the lone win for the Maroon girls. Sarah Drew dropped a 5-7, 7-6, 7-6 thriller to Lewistown’s Brianna Peterson.
“Any and every win we can get from our young girls is a great thing,” Carey said. “With each one they secure, they are building confidence for the future.”
Butte Central 5, Lewistown 2
Andrew Bruno, Lewistown, def. Northey Tretheway 6-4, 6-4. Kale Guldseth, BC, def. Kyle Myhre 6-0, 6-0. Carl Wright, Lewistown, def. Jack Gallagher 4-6, 6-4, 7-6. Jesse Reinke, BC, def. Parker Phillips 1-6, 6-4, 7-6.
Jim Joyce/Derek Ralph, BC, def. Andrew Butcher/Austin Songer 6-2, 6-2. Kolten LaMiaux/Kaden Peeples, BC def. Zach Hould/Bryson Behl 6-0, 6-2. Patrick Kenney/Tyler Trudnowski, BC def. Hooper Armour/Bryce Peterson 6-4, 6-7, 7-6.
Butte Central 4, Havre 3
Jeff Miller, Havre, def. Northey Tretheway 6-0, 6-2. Ned Maloney, Havre, def. Kale Guldseth 6-1, 6-2. Zach Hellegaard, Havre, def. Jack Gallagher 5-7, 6-4, 7-6. Jesse Reinke, BC, def. Jacob Holden 6-0, 6-1.
Jim Joyce/Derek Ralph, BC, def. Nick Rhines/JJ Hovet 7-6, 6-2. Kolten LaMiaux/Kaden Peeples, BC, def. Brian Smith/Noah Landgraf 2-6, 6-3, 7-6. Patrick Kenney/Tyler Trudnowski, BC, Jerod Boles/W. Lindbloom 6-2, 6-2.
Lewistown 4, BC 0
Hannah Thomas, Lewistown, def. Yi Chin Lee 6-1, 6-0. Brianna Peterson, Lewiston, def. Sarah Drew 5-7, 7-6, 7-6. Beth Olson, Lewistown, def. Nici Rosencrans 6-3, 6-4.
Josy Allen/Ciara Backer, Lewistown, def. Ali Guldseth/Kellsie Quinn 6-3, 6-4.
Havre 3, Butte Central 1
Jade McCormick, Havre, def. Yi Chin Lee 6-1, 6-0. Tatiana Ralph, Havre, def. Kellsie Quinn 6-0, 6-0. Ali Guldseth, BC, def. Sarah Holsinger, 3-6, 6-4, 7-6.
Morgan Jappe/Haley Graham, Havre, def. Nici Rosencrans/Sarah Drew 6-0, 6-3.