BC tennis teams split with Anaconda, Livingston

The Butte Central tennis teams each won one and lost one Saturday against Livingston and Anaconda.

The BC girls played the Copperheads and Rangers at Father Sheehan Park in Butte, while the boys played in Anaconda.

The BC girls fell 6-1 to Livingston and beat the Copperheads 6-1. The Maroon boys fell 4-2 to Anaconda and beat Livingston 4-3.

Sierra Pica and Ryan Trudnowski went 2-0 to lead the BC girls. After falling 6-0 to Taylor Totland and Sophie Bauden, the BC duo battled back to win a 7-5 tiebreaker to take the second set 7-6. They won 11-9 in the third.

Sarah Drew, Megan McPherson and Zoe Sullivan each picked up straight set singles victories against the Copperheads.

Allie Guldseth and Kellsie Quinn won in straight sets against Anaconda. So did Pica and Trudnowski and Samantha Burton and Sullivan.

Sam Joyce and Frank Hendrickson teamed for a thrilling three-set win. Shane Callahan and Colby Kline picked up a default win. So did Bryan Arnold and Frank Dwyer.

On the boys’ side, the Maroons took advantage of two default victories in doubles action to knock off the Rangers.

Tyge Yelenich, who went 2-0 at No. 4 singles, won in straight sets in the team victory.

Jake McPherson won by default in singles play for the Maroons against the Copperheads. Joyce and Hendrickson were still battling Ben Schaffer and Gabe Blondick when it started snowing. Both sides won a set.

BC coach Becky Hancock said the match will be completed at a later date.

The Maroons are back in action Tuesday when they travel to Bozeman to take on the Hawks’ junior varsity team.

Butte Central 4, Livingston 3

Callum Gannon, Livingston, def. Sam Sterns 6-2, 6-2
David Woble, Livingston, def. Jake McPherson 6-2, 6-1
Karl Molina, Livingston, def. Zach Luebeck 6-0, 6-1
Tyge Yelenich, BC, def. Mitch Froelich 6-1, 6-2
Sam Joyce/Frank Hendrickson, BC, def. Gannon/Molin 6-1, 3-6, 10-8
Shane Callahan/Colby Kline, BC, won by default
Bryan Arnold/Frank Dwyer, BC won by default

Anaconda 4, Butte Central 2

Carsten Boynton, Anaconda, def. Sam Sterns 6-0, 6-0
Jake McPherson, BC, won by default
Nic Focken, Anaconda, def. Zach Luebeck 7-5, 6-0
Tyge Yelenich, BC, def. Isaac Brito 7-5, 6-4
Sam Joyce/Frank Hendrickson, BC, vs. Ben Schaffer/Gabe Blondick not finished
Collin Stetzner/Josh Clark, Anaconda, def. Shane Callahan/Colby Kline 6-4, 7-5
Andy Myotte/Josh Freeze, Anaconda, def. Bryan Arnold/Frank Dwyer 6-0, 7-6 (7-6)

Butte Central 6, Anaconda 1

Sarah Drew, BC, def. Tristen Nelson 6-4, 6-2
Felicity Kuluski, Anaconda, def. Larysa Blavatsky 6-0, 6-0
Megan McPherson, BC, def. Jordyn Nelson 6-2, 6-3
Zoe Sullivan, BC, def. Hailey Rasmussen 6-1, 6-0
Ali Guldseth/Kellsie Quinn, BC, def. Terri Jo Arneson/Felicity Kuluski 6-1, 6-3
Sierra Pica/Ryan Trudnowski, BC, def. Jordyn Nelson/Hailey Rasmussen 6-1, 6-1
Samantha Burton/Zoe Sullivan, def. Ragan Johnson/Kaitlynne Tocher 6-2, 6-0

Livingston 6, Butte Central 1

Emilee Coleman, Livingston, def. Sarah Drew 6-1, 6-0
Shelly Ovelette, Livingston, def. Larysa Blavatsky 6-0, 6-2
Eliza Boyd, Livingston, def. Megan McPherson 6-1, 6-3
Tyler Walker, Livingston, def. Zoe Sullivan 6-4, 6-4
Lindzi Printz/Chelsea Woods, Livingston, def. Ali Guldseth/Kellsie Quinn 6-0, 6-1
Sierra Pica/Ryan Trudnowski, BC, def. Taylor Totland/Sophie Bauden, 0-6, 7-6 (7-5), 11-9
Mickaela Buker/Brittany Wood, BC, def. Samantha Burton/Zoe Sullivan 6-1, 6-1



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