Bulldog girls win two, boys tie twice at GF

GREAT FALLS — Butte High’s girls’ tennis team went 2-0 Friday at the Great Falls Invitational.

The Bulldogs beat Havre 6-2 and knocked off Great Falls Russell 5-3. The Butte High boys tied Havre and Great Falls 4-all.

Butte High’s doubles teams carried the load for the girls, going 8-0 on the day.

“The girls are playing very aggressive at the net,” Bulldog coach Mavis Bentley said. “They’re putting away shots.”

Three days after losing their first matches of the season, McKaul Ori and Sierra McGinnis ran their record to 9-2 on the season.

Molly Sprunger and Jesslyn Valley also went 2-0 on the day, as did the teams of Sidney Jennings and Jessica Rosa, and Jacee Sprunger and Hannah Amtmann. Carlee Johnston and Mati Jones grabbed wins over Havre.

Bentley pointed out that the Bulldogs won the tiebreakers in the girls’ matches, but not in the boys.

“The difference is the girls won three tiebreakers,” she said. “The boys lost two tie breakers, but they were close.”

Lucas Tenney lost a 9-7 tiebreaker to Jerod Boles of Havre at No. 2 singles.

Jeff Miller, Marcus Madrazo and Tyler Ossello picked up singles wings against Havre. Seth Jaksha and Jake Williams won a doubles match against the Blue Ponies.

Results from the matches against CMR are not available.

The Bulldogs will play three matches Saturday, if the weather holds. The Bulldogs play Billings Senior at 8 a.m. They’ll take on Cutbank at 10 a.m. before battling Bozeman at 2 p.m.

Butte High 4, Havre 4

Jeff Miller, Havre, def. Blake Casagranada 6-2, 6-0
Jerod Boles, Havre, def. Lucas Tenney 6-3, 7-6 (9-7)
Marucs Madrazo, Butte, def. Jamie Lieberg 6-3, 7-5
Tyler Ossello, Butte, def. Trey Hanson 8-4
Ned Malone/Brian Smith, Havre, def. Tyler Reilly/Griff Warner 6-2, 6-1
Wyatt Lindbloom/Noah Landgraf , Havre, def. Levin Mullaney/Andy Kelly 6-2, 6-0
Nate Scherman/Riley Sheridan, Butte, def. Jake Sedahl/Nate Korb 8-2
Seth Jaksha/Jake Williams, Butte, def. Jeff Ralph/Kyle Kirkpatrick 8-2

Butte 6, Havre 2

Brady Lambourne, Havre, d. Molly Nelson 6-4, 6-4
Tatiana Ralph, Havre, d. Lakeyn Ludwick, 6-1, 1-6 (10-5)
Caryle Johnson, Butte, d. Shannon Herring, 8-3
Mati Jones, Butte, d. Rainey Stoner 8-4
McKaul Ori/Sierra McInnis, Butte, d. Ellery Bresler/Breck Don 6-0, 7-5
Molly Sprunger/Jesslyn Valle, Butte, d. Morgan Juppe/Haley Graham, 7-5, 6-3
Sidney Jennings/Jessica Rosa, Butte, won by default
Jacee Sprunger/Hannah Amtmann, Butte, d. Kaylee Nash/Courtney Golan 8-3.