Bulldog tennis sweeps Big Sky

MISSOULA — The Butte High Bulldogs couldn’t have opened the tennis season much better Saturday.

The Bulldogs swept Missoula Big Sky in duals at Fort Missoula. The Boys won 5-3 while the girls rolled to a 7-1 victory.

“We played great today,” Butte High coach Mavis Bentley said. “I’m pretty pleased. It’s always great to get a win the first time out.”

Singles play was the key for the boys’ win.

Butte High’s boys swept all four singles matches with Tyler Reilly, Andy Kelly, Dennis Powers and Lucas Tenney all winning in straight sets.

The team of Tyler Ossello and Jake Williams pulled out straight-sets doubles win to give the Bulldogs the win.

Playing in her first singles match since she was a freshman, senior Aidan Amtmann picked up a three-set victory. She beat Tayler Johnson 2-6, 6-3, 6-2.

“She was a little nervous,” Bentley said of her No. 1 singles player. “But she settled down and played well.”

Mati Jones and Jessica Rosa also won in three sets for the Butte High girls.

All four Butte High doubles teams won in straight sets.

Sierra McGinnis and McKaul Ori picked up a win, as did the teams of Molly Sprunger and Jesslyn Valle; Carlee Johnson and Lakyn Ludwick; and Sidney Jennings and Jacee Sprunger.

Butte High, which will have even more players in the mix once they get in their require practice time, is back in action next Thursday when they play the three Billings schools in Bozeman.

BOYS
Butte High 5, Missoula Big Sky 3
Singles

Tyler Reilly, B, d. Francis Caina, 6-1 6-1
Andy Kelly, B, d. Austin Jensen, 6-0, 6-1
Dennis Powers, B, d. Zakary Lee, 6-2, 6-0
Lucas Tenney, B, d. Ino Caina, 6-4, 6-0
Doubles
Jacob Himber/Austin Rosenbaum, MBS, d. Nate Scherman/Griff Warner, 6-1, 6-2
Rayce Compton/Gavin Kearns, MBS, d. Brett Bentley/Levin Mullaney, 6-2, 6-4
Jack Hall/Sean Lindley, MBS, d. Hunter McGinnis/Riley Sheridan, 6-3, 7-5
Tyler Ossello/Jake Williams ,B, d. Zach Nachtigal/Grant Panion, 6-3, 6-0

GIRLS
Butte High 7, Missoula Big Sky 1
Singles

Aidan Amtmann, B, d. Tayler Johnson, 2-6, 6-3, 6-2
Molly Langland, MBS, d. Molly Nelson, 6-4, 6-3
Mati Jones, B, d. Ashley Luu, 6-2, 2-6, 6-1
Jessica Rosa, B, d. Jourdyn Vander Veen, 4-6, 7-6(7), 6-3



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