Bulldog tennis battles rain, tough competition

HELENA  — Rain and tiebreakers were the big obstacles for the Butte High tennis teams Friday at the Helena Invitational.

Rain shortened the first day of the two-day event, and the Bulldogs have 16 out of 18 players still alive heading into Saturday’s play. Action resumes at 7:30 a.m.

Butte High coach Mavis Bentley pointed out that her team went 2-6 in tiebreakers.

“We’re competing, but we’re losing the tiebreakers,” Bentley said.

The format is a series of tournaments within the tournament, pitting No. 1 players vs. No. 1 players, No. 2 vs. No. 2, and No. 3 vs. No. 3. The tournament features all 14 Class AA teams.

Molly Nelson, playing in the No. 2 singles, had the match of the day, splitting the first two sets 6-2 and 6-8 against Shannon Herring of Havre. Nelson then won a 16-14 tiebreaker for the victory.

Ali Dean went 1-1 at No. 3 singles. So did doubles players Kaitlyn Vetter and Aidan Amtmann at No. 1, Sierra McGinnis and McKaul Ori at No. 2, and Lexi Brandon and Molly Sprunger at No. 3.

Playing at No. 2 singles, Tyler Reilly won a match for the Butte High boys. Griff Warner and Tanner Tregidga also grabbed a No. 2 doubles victory.

Kody Lane, who had been the No. 1 singles player, played doubles this weekend with Tucker Reilly. That team lost its first match but didn’t finish a second because of the rain. The same goes for the No. 3 doubles team, David Starcevich and Levin Mullaney

“Everybody is up and playing well,” Bentley said. “They’re hitting their angles, they’re getting the ball back and attacking the net.”

The meet is the final tune up before next week’s divisional tournament in Bozeman.

GIRLS
Singles
No. 1
Round 1

Hannah Haas, CHS, def Danie Nichols, BS, 7-5, 6-7, 13-11
Molly Crum, GFH, def Kesley Donnelly, MBS, 6-2, 6-2
Sofia Panarella, MH, def Mary Ricketts, Liv, 5-7, 6-3, 10-3
Brandy Lambourne, Hav, def Kylie Mortenson, CMR, 6-2, 6-4
Madi Shea, Boz, def Seely Small, MS, 6-2, 6-3
Hailey Blalock, Gla, def Alison Ebel, Sky, 6-2, 6-2
Jeana Ratcliff, CHS, def Emily Riley, BW, 6-2, 6-4
Katya Kulikova, Gla, def Maddie Murdoch, MS, 6-2, 6-3
Quarterfinals
Crum, GFH, def Haas, CHS, 6-2, 6-2
Panarella, MH, def Lambourne, Hav, 7-5, 6-2
Consolation 1
Nichols, BS, def Donnelly, MBS, 7-5, 6-4
Ricketts, Liv, def Mortensen, CMR, 6-2, 6-3
Murdoch, MS, def Riley, BW, 6-2, 6-3
Small, MS, def Ebel, Sky, 7-5, 6-3
No. 2
Round 1

Christine Olivo, Boz, def Kate Gray, MH, 6-2, 6-2
Abigail Davidson, GFH, def Jenna McGuire, Flat, 6-2, 6-3
Briana Speltz, MBS, def Sadie Michael, BS, 6-3, 4-6, 10-6
Emilee Coleman, Liv, def Katie Vateto, MS, 7-5, 6-4
Ashley Petek, Flat, def Karly Thompson, CMR, 6-3, 6-3
Ashley Battershell-Corson, HHS, def Mikela Atkinson, BW, 6-3, 4-6, 10-4
Molly Nelson, Butte, def Shannon Herring, Hav, 2-6, 7-6(4), 16-14
Maddie Scherting, HHS, def Marisa Barthuly, Sky, 6-3, 2-6, 10-8
Quarterfinals
Olivo, Boz, def Davidson, GFH, 6-2, 6-2
Speltz, MBS, def Coleman, Liv, 6-3, 6-3
Consolation 1
Gray, MH, def McGuire, Flat, 6-3, 6-3
Vateto, MS, def Michael, BS, 6-3, 6-2
Herring, Hav, def Barthuly, Sky, 6-3, 6-4(10-7)
Thompson, CMR, def Atkinson, BW, N/A
No. 3
Round 1

Molly Langland, MBS, def Ibah Kahn, Sky, 6-4(4), 7-6
Ali Michelotti, BW, def Briahna Bennett, Gla, 7-5, 6-2
Mary McDunn, GFH, def Ali Dean, Butte, 6-4, 4-6, 12-10
Elea Roberts, CMR, def Julianne Jones, HHS, 6-3, 6-3
Tatiana Ralph, Hav, def Jesslyn Valle, Bu, 6-4, 6-3
Leo barton, Boz, def Darby Mackenstat, Flat, 6-2, 6-3
Maria Skitton, MH, def Tegan Lane, Liv, 3-6, 6-4(10-7)
Erika Ullman, BS, forfeit
Quarterfinals
Langland, MBS, def Michelotti, BW, 6-3, 6-5(10-5)
McDunn, GFH, def Roberts, CMR, 6-4, 6-3
Consolation 1
Kahn, Sky, def Bennett, Gla, 6-2, 6-4
Dean, Butte, def Jones, HHS, 6-2, 6-4
Valle, Bu, def Makenstat, Flat, 6-2, 6-3
Lane, Liv, forfeit.
DOUBLES
No. 1
Round 1

Kaitlyn Vetter/Aidan Amtmann, Butte, def Meagan Carroll/Sierra Reid, Sky, 6-2, 6-2
Jackie Santin/Laura Gilligan, GFH, def Tayler Johnson/Alexis Madzelonka, MBS, 6-3,6-7, 10-3
Katherine Cole/Riquel Ramsbottom, BW, def Anna Ballew/Mackenzie Keiper, MH, 7-5, 7-5
Renae Ockford/Sophie Allen, Boz, def Jenna Donovan/Morgan Harrington, MS, 6-3, 3-6 (10-3)
Callie Ellingson/Mariel Kelly, Liv, def Dani Norling/Alicia Norling, HHS, 6-3, 6-3
Lindsay Martinez/Maddie Hazlip, CMR, def Sarah Christiansenenova/Dani Pfeifer, Flat, 6-2, 6-4
Veronica Walton/Kailea Vaudt, Gla, def Lainey Chagnon/Jennifer Sicholz, Hav, 6-2, 6-2
Finnegan/Matelich, MH, def Jordan Allie/Emmy Reinschmidt, BS, 6-3, 7-5
Quarterfinals
Santin/Gilligan, GFH, def Vetter Amtmann, Butte, 7-5, 6-3
Consolation 1
Carroll/Reid, Sky, def Johnson/Madzelonka, MBS, 6-3, 2-6, 12-10
Ballew/Keiper, MH, def Donovan/Harrington, MS, 6-3, 6-3
Norling/Norling, HHS, def Christiansen/Pfiefer, Flat, 6-3, 6-4
Allie/Reinschmidt, BS, def Chagnon/Cichosz, Hav, 6-3, 3-6, 14-12
No. 2
Round 1

Cali Mathison/Kirstyn Haugenoe, Gla, def Maggie Dunphy/Tatum Meter, BW, 7-6(4), 2-6, 10-4
McKenzie Richards/Lindsy Pyette, CMR, def Rachel Dickson/Anna Slown, MBS, 6-4, 4-6, 10-7
Sierra McGinnis/McKaul Ori, Butte, def Marissa McPherson/Susana Polo, CHS, 6-4, 6-4
Maddie Peterson/Zoe Lindgren, Boz, def Mackenzie Williams/Sarah Seynei, Flat, 6-2, 6-3
Meredith Rappold/Lindsey Bachman, MH, def Bailey Thomas/Libbey Fellows, GFH, 7-6, 2-6, 10-8
Abbie Caldwell/Jenna Starke, HHS, def Alli Stoltz/Rachel Light, Sky, 6-3, 6-2
Katie Pauli/Abby Coffee, BS, def Woods/Debrowski, Liv, 6-2, 6-7, 10-7
Darby Anderson/Kaylee Bauer, MS, def Ellery Bressler/Breck Don, Hav, 6-4, 4-6, 11-9
Quarterfinals
Peterson/Lindgren, Boz, def McGinnis/Ori, Butte, 6-3, 6-2
Consolation 1
McPherson/Polo, CHS, def Williams/Seynei, Flat, 7-5, 6-3
Dickson/Slown, MBS, def Dunphy/Meyer, BW, 6-2, 3-6, 10-8
Thomas/Fellows, GFH, def Stoltz/Light, Sky, 7-5, 6-2
Bressler/Don, Hav, def Woods/Debrowski, Liv, 2-6, 6-3, 11-9
No. 3
Round 1

Kiley Keene/Rachel Seyler, BW, def Rachael Christian/Becca Matthies, CHS, 6-4, 4-6 (10-8)
Rachel Schmidt/Chelsea Wiherski, MBS, def Ashlee Frank/Bryn Eckhart, Sky, 6-3, 6-3
Brook Dart/Bailee Roady, GFH, def Katie Goodnough/Camas Carlson, Flat, 5-7, 6-4(11-9)
Kyla Ryan/Jessica Simkins, Boz, def Sarah Rambaucher/Bre Harris, MS, 6-4, 6-3
Morgan Jappe/Haley Graham, Hav, def Justine Runkel/Kyla Campbell, CMR, 7-5, 6-3
Meg Giddings/Aran Hines, CHS, def Lindsay Lane/Brittni Phipps, Liv, 6-2, 6-3
Molly Wright/Ingrid Erickson, Gla, def Lexi Brandon/Molly Sprunger, Butte, 6-3, 4-6, 10-1
Marilee Beal/Izzy King, BS, def Katelynde Currey/Shelby Pugh, HHS, 6-2, 7-6
Quarterfinals
N/A.
Consolation 1
Christian/Mathies, CHS, def Frank/Eckhart, Sky, 6-3, 6-3
Rambaucher/Harris, MS, def Goodnough/Carlson, Flat, 6-3, 6-3
Lane/Phipps, Liv, def Runkel/Campbell, CMR, 5-7, 6-4, 11-9
Brandon/Sprunker, Butte , def Currey/Pugh, HHS, 6-3, 6-7, 10-8

BOYS
Singles
No. 1
First round

Matt Widen, Flat, def. Ryan Benge, Sky, 6-2, 6-4
Hunter Blalack, GLA, def. Lucas Veteto, MS, 7-6, 7-6
Kellen Bates, GLA, def. Jeff Miller, HAV, 4-6, 6-2, 10-4
Sam Anderson, HHS, def. Aidan Goodman, LIV, 6-4, 6-3
Will Runkel, CMR, def. Luke Wilde, Butte, 6-2, 6-4
Nick Staffileno, BS, def. Glenn Strickler, Flat, 3-6, 6-4, 10-6
Noah Strizich, CHS, def. Ivan Mattie, BW, 4-6, 6-4, 10-3
Alex Braun, MH, def. Lennart Mueller, BOZ, 6-2, 6-2
Championship quarterfinals
Blalack, GLA, def. Widen, Flat, 6-4, 3-6, 10-5
Bates, GLA, def. Anderson, HHS, 6-2, 6-3
Staffileno, BS, def. Runkel, CMR, 6-2, 6-2
Strizich vs. Braun DNF
Consolation first round
Veteto, MS, def. Benge, Sky, 6-2, 6-2
Miller, HAV, def. Goodman, LIV, 6-3, 6-4
Strickler, Flat, def. Wilde, Butte 6-3, 6-2
Mueller, BOZ, def. Runkel, CMR, 6-3, 6-2
No. 2
First round

Phillip Catlin, BOZ, def. Soran Ormseth, CMR, 6-4, 6-2
John Potenberg, LIV, def. Nick Thompson, HHS, 6-4, 6-4
Tyler Reilly, Butte, def. Jackson Langland, MBS, 6-2, 6-2
Jordan Bridwell, GLA, def. Preston Gingrich, BS, 6-3, 6-2
Josh Moller, BS, def. Derek Lund, CHS, 4-6, 6-3, 11-9
Dylan Harvala, MH, def. Ned Malone, HAV 6-2, 6-2
Michael Hewitt, MS, def. Dillon Boelman, Sky, 6-4, 6-4
Hans Harris, HHS, def. Will Watson, MBS, 7-6 (7-1), 6-2
Championship quarterfinals
Catlin, BOZ, def. Potenberg, LIV, 7-6, 6-3
Bridwell, GLA, def. Reilly, Butte, 6-4, 6-2
Harvala, MH, def. Moller, BS, 6-2, 6-2
Hewitt, MS, def. Harris, HHS, by forfeit
Consolation first round
Thompson, HHS, def. Ormseth, CMR, 6-3, 6-3
Langland, MBS, def. Gingrich, BS, 6-3, 6-2
Lund, CHS, def. Malone, HAV, 6-3, 7-5
Boelman, Sky, def. Watson, MBS, 7-6 (7-4), 7-6 (10-6)
No. 3
First round

Chet Stefan, BOZ, def. Jacob Holden, HAV, 6-2, 6-4
Leher, LIV, def. Jacob Bernhardt, CMR, 6-4, 6-2
Sam Heffernoan, MS, def. Thomas Johnson GFH, 5-7, 6-2, 10-3
Fergus Pollard, BW, def. Tyler Beagley, Flat, 3-6, 6-4, 9-11
Cameron Maller, BS, def. Jack Williams, HHS, 6-3, 6-2
Eric Abarr, GH, de. Riley McVey, MBS, 6-3, 6-3
Levi Streeter, BSV, def. Brandon Rehm, CHS, 6-2, 6-4
Christian Schroeder, MH, def. Blake Casagranda, Butte, 6-3, 6-4
Championship quarterfinals
Stefan, BOZ, def. Leher, LIV, 6-4, 6-4
Marler, BS, def. Abarr, GFH, 6-2, 6-2
Consolation first round
Holden, HAV, def. Bernhardt, CMR, 7-5, 6-4
Beagley, Flat, def. Johnson, GFH, 4-6, 6-4, 10-3
Williams, HHS, def. McVey, MBS, 6-2, 6-4
Rehm, CHS, def. Casagranda, Butte, 3-6, 6-4, 10-8
Doubles
No. 1
First round

Pollard/Sawatzke, BW, def. Hunter Beto/Tyler Markle, CHS, 6-2, 6-2
Johnson/Walton, GLA, def. Smith/Murphy, CMR, 6-4, 6-3
Wrobel/Howard, MH, def. Cofee/Schuman-Kline, BS, 7-6 (7-5), 7-5
Layne Ryerson/Garrett Ryerson, HHS, def. Dutton/Adamson, BSV, 6-2, 6-3
Roe/Catren, GLA, def. Scheffels/Haagenson, GFH, 7-6 (7-3), 6-4
Ethan Gilleran/Anthony Starke, HHS, def. Hovet/Rhines, HAV, 6-3, 6-3
Bahin/Koerner, MBS, def. Pike/Hance, BOZ, 7-6 (7-2), 3-6, 11-9
Laporte/Caras, MS, def. Tucker Reilly/Kody Lane, Butte, 6-3, 4-6, 11-9
Consolation first round
Smith/Murphy def. Beto/Markle 6-3, 4-6, 10-5
Dutton/Adamson def. Coffee/Schuman-Kline 3-6, 6-3,12-10
Scheffels/Haagenson def. Hovet/Rhines 6-4, 6-2
No. 2
First round

Birgenheier/Nord, MH, def. Lynch/Streeter, BSV, 6-2, 4-6, 11-9
Janicek/Camaret, HHS, def. Roetig/Dills, Flat, 6-4, 6-3
Richard/Vance, LIV, def. Gold/Twedt, CMR, 6-2, 7-6 (8-6)
Himber/Rosenbaum, MBS, def. Clifton/Lunn, GFH, 6-4, 6-4
Sawatzske/Alme, BW, def. Crisp/Rillahan, CHS, 3-6, 7-5, 10-8
Carr/Litle, BOZ, def. Smith/Landgraf, HAV, 6-3, 6-3
Griff Warner/Tanner Tregidga, Butte, def. Deshazer/McGowan, MS, 7-5, 6-4
Hudson/Iverson, BS, def. Ryan Edwards/Jones, GLA, 6-2, 5-7, 10-3
Consolation first round
Lynch/Lyon, def. Roetig/Dills 6-2, 6-2
Clifton/Lunn def. Gold/Twedt, by injury default
No. 3
First round

Leo/Kromarek, GFH, def. Olszewski/West, Flat, 6-3, 6-3
Gannon/Newhouse, LIV, def. Lindbloom/Boles, HAV, 6-3, 6-4
Hall/Williams, MH, def. Thomas/Wilgus, BS, 3-6, 6-3, 10-8
Joey Paulsen-Morgan/Teagan Jendro, CHS, def. Besel/Nitz, Sky, 6-2, 6-2
Butts/Wisher, Flat, def. David Starcevich/Levin Mullaney, Butte, 4-6, 6-4, 10-3
Martin/Williams, BOZ, def. Larson/Darke, MS, 6-2, 6-2
Carroll/Williams, BW, def. Carpenter/Riley Parisot, HHS, 6-2, 6-4
Compton/Kearns, MBS, def. Molloy/Allison, CMR, 6-4, 6-3
Consolation first round
Thomas/Wilgus def. Besel/Nitz 6-3, 6-7 (11-9), 11-9
Carpenter/Parisot def. Molloy/Allison by forfeit



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