Bulldog doubles teams reach semis

HELENA — A pair of Butte High tennis doubles teams reached the semifinals of the Southern AA Divisional meet Thursday.

Aidan Amtmann and Molly Nelson won two matches to reach the semis on the girls’ side. Tyler Reilly and Griff Warner did the same on the boys’ side.

The top four doubles teams and singles players will advance to next week’s Class AA State tournament. The two-day divisional wraps up Friday.

Amtmann is looking for her third straight trip to state. Nelson is her brand-new teammate. The duo beat Bulldog teammates Molly Sprunger and Jesslyn Valle 6-1, 6-2 in the quarterfinals.

Sprunger and Valle won a first-round match to get that far.

Sierra McGinnis and McKaul Ori of Butte High also had a solid day. The team rebounded from a first-round loss to win two matches in the consolation round.

The Bulldog doubles team of Sydney Jennings and Jacee Sprunger was eliminated.

Madi Jones won a consolation match in the singles competition. Hannah Amtmann, Lakyn Ludwick and Carlee Johnson all saw their season come to an end.

For the boys, Reilly and Warner knocked off Tevin Lewis and Skyler Skinner of Helena Capital 6-2, 6-3 to reach the semifinals.

Bulldogs Seth Jaksha and Jake Williams won before falling the in quarterfinals. Levin Mullaney and Andy Kelly also advanced to the quarters before going down. Both teams also fell in a consolation match.

Blake Casagranda of Butte High won a match before losing a quarterfinal battle. He then went on to beat teammate Brett Bentley in the consolation round.

Marcus Madrazo and Tyler Ossello lost their first singles match. Results of their next matches are not available. Complete results for the boys have not been made available.

Helena High, Helena Capital and Bozeman are competing along with the Bulldogs.

GIRLS SINGLES
Round 1

Zoe Lindgren, Boz, def. Hannah Amtmann, Butte, 6-0, 6-0; Ashley Mineau, Boz, def. Madison Trevor, HHS, 6-1, 6-1; Madison Shea, Boz, def. Julianne Jones, HHS, 6-0, 6-0; Karissa Tu, Boz, def. Sahara Peterson, HHS, 6-2, 6-1; Alyssa Stewart, CHS, def. Lakyn Ludwick, Butte, 6-1, 6-1; Abby George, HHS, def Rachel Christian, CHS, 6-2, 6-2; Carlee Johnson, Butte, def. Miranda Bragg, CHS, 6-0, 6-4; Hannah Haas, CHS, def. Madi Jones, Butte, 6-1, 6-0.
Quarterfinals
Lindgren, Boz, def. Mineau, Boz, 6-0, 6-0; Shea, Boz, def. Tu, Boz, 6-0, 6-2; Stewart, CHS, def. George, HHS, 6-3, 6-4; Haas, CHS, def. Johnson, Bu, 6-0, 6-1.
Consolations
Trevor, HHS, def. Amtmann, Butte, 6-3, 6-3; Peterson, HHS, def. Jones, HHS, 6-0, 6-1; Christian, CHS, def. Ludwick, Butte, 6-3, 4-6, 6-3; Jones, Butte, def. Bragg, CHS, 6-0, 6-4; Tu, Boz, def Trevor, HHS, 6-1, 6-0; Mineau, Boz, def. Peterson, HHS, 6-4, 6-3; Christian, CHS, def. Johnson, Butte, 6-3, 7-5; George, HHS, def. Jones, 6-2, 6-3.

GIRLS DOUBLES
Round 1

Sophie Allen/Margot Shea, Boz, def. Sierra McGinnis/McKaul Ori, Butte, 6-0, 6-0; Madison Pederson/Lenora Barton, Boz, def. Lizzie Ekola/Rachellauf, CHS, 6-0, 6-0; Maggie Russell/Tatiana Caine, Boz, def. Sydney Jennings/Jacee Sprunger, Butte, 6-0, 6-4; Lexie Reddig/Mariah Swenson, CHS, def. Eliza Krause/Lindsay Martel, Boz, 7-5, 6-1; Alicia Norling/Abbie Caldwell, HHS, def. Alyna Tilton/Abby Clarke, CHS, 6-1, 6-2; Ashley Battershell-Corson/Jenna Starke, HHS, def. Katie Kubicka/Sarian Steppe, CHS, 6-0, 6-0; Molly Sprunger/Jesslyn Valle, Butte, def. Madison Richtmyer/Ally Peccia, 4-6, 6-2, 6-2; Aidan Amtmann/Molly Nelson, Butte, def. Sarah Churchill/Brooke Burkett, HHS, 6-2, 7-5.
Quarterfinals
Allen/Shea, Boz, def. Peserson/Barton, Boz, 6-4, 6-1; Russell/Caine, Boz, def. Swenson/Reddig, CHS, 6-1, 6-1; Battershell-Corson/Starke, HHS, def. Caldwell/Norling, HHS, 4-6, 6-4, 6-1; Amtmann/Nelson, Butte, def. Sprunger/Valle, Butte, 6-1, 6-2.
Consolations
McGinnis/Ori, Butte, def. Ekola/Lauf, CHS, 6-0, 6-0; Krause/Martel, Boz, def. Jennings/ Sprunger, Butte, 6-4, 6-2; Tilton/Clarke, CHS, def. Kubicka/Steppe, CHS, 6-1, 6-3; Richtmyer/Peccia, HHS, def. Churchill/Burkett, HHS, 2-6, 6-3, 6-3; McGinnis/Ori, Butte, def. Reddig/Swenson, CHS, 6-2, 6-2; Pederson/Barton, Boz, def. Krause/Martel, Boz, N/A.

BOYS SINGLES
Round 1

Layne Ryerson, HHS, def. Derek Lund, CHS, 6-1, 6-0; Jacob Lounder, Boz, def. Pat Sever, CHS, 6-2, 6-2; Logan Derby, Boz, def. Brock Belcher, CHS, 6-1, 6-0; Marcos Zelver, Boz, def. Sam Anderson, HHS, 6-2, 3-6, 6-2; Blake Casagranda, Butte, def. Ryan Twardos, HHS, 5-7, 6-4, 6-0; Layne Janicek, HHS, Marcus Madrazo, Butte, 6-2, 6-0; Colter Fretwell, Boz, def. Tyler Osello, Butte, 6-0, 6-1; Noah Strizich, CHS, def. Brett Bentley, Butte, 6-0, 6-0.
Quarterfinals
Ryerson, HHS, def. Lounder, Boz, 6-0, 6-0; Zelver, Boz, def. Derby, Boz, 6-3, 6-0; Janicek, HHS, def. Casagranda, Butte, 6-0, 6-1; Strizich, CHS, def. Fretwell, Boz, 6-0, 6-2.
Consolations
Derby, Boz, def. Lund, CHS, 6-1, 6-3; Anderson, HHS, def. Lounder, Boz, 6-0, 6-0; Fretwell, Boz, def. Twardos, HHS, 6-1, 6-1; Casagranda, Butte, def. Bentley, Butte, 7-5, 6-2.
DOUBLES
Round 1

Robbie Pike/Andrew Hance, Boz, def. Brandon Rehm/Michael Dobbins, CHS, 6-3, 6-1; Levin Mullaney/Andy Kelly, Butte, def. Chay Bouchee/Noah Jacovak, HHS, 7-5, 7-6 (7-3); Tevin Lewis/Skyler Skinner, CHS, def. Witt Williams/Braden Scherting, HHS, 6-1, 6-1; Tyler Reilly/Griff Warner, Butte, def. Jaret Boyer/Hunter Hamel, HHS, 6-1, 6-4;
Quarterfinals
Pike/Hance, Boz, def. Mullaney/Kelly, Butte, 6-0, 6-0; Reilly/Warner, Butte, def. Skinner/Lewis, CHS, 6-2, 6-3; Wordal/Williams, HHS, def. Seth Jaksha/Jake Williams, Butte, 6-1, 6-3; Litle/Carr, Boz, def. Beto/Markle, CHS, 6-1, 6-4.
Consolations
Rehm/Dobbins, CHS, def. Skinner/Lewis, CHS, 6-1, 7-5; Boyer/Hamel, HHS, def. Mullaney/Kelly, Butte, 6-2, 2-6, 6-4; Beto/Markle, CHS, def. White/Bayless, Boz, 6-0, 6-1; Stefan/Williams, Boz, def. Jaksha/Williams, Butte, 6-0, 6-0.
Note: Results not complete.



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