Bulldog tennis teams solid in Day 2 at Great Falls

GREAT FALLS — Butte High’s tennis team had a strong finish to the Great Falls Invitational Saturday.

The Butte High boys battled back from a 5-1 loss to Billings Senior to knock off Cutbank 6-2. The Bulldog girls beat Senior 5-1 and tied Cutbank at four.

Against Cutbank, Hannah Amtmann handed Cutbank’s top singles player her first loss of the season. The other three wins came in doubles. Johnson and Ludwick won in straight sets, so did Jones and Jacee Sprunger. Jones had played singles until that match.

Sheehan and Rosa won a pro sets match.

McKaul Ori, who played doubles unit Saturday morning, picked up a win at No. 1 singles against Senior. Madi Jones and Caitlyn Sheehan also won singles matches.

Butte High won three doubles matches in the victory. Lakyn Ludwick teamed with Mollly Sprunger for a win. Sydney Jennings and Carlee Johnson won a pro sets match, as did Jessica Rosa and Mia Robinson.

On the boys’ side, Jory Nordstrom and Mike Hogan, who were perfect on the weekend, picked up a No. 4 doubles win for Butte High’s only victory against Billings Senior. A couple of matches weren’t finished because of the tournament time limit.

Levin Mullaney and Erik Casagranda picked up singles wins against Cut Bank.

Brett Bentley and Blake Casagranda won a tiebreaker for a straight-sets victory at the No. 1 doubles spot. Marcus Madrazo and Nate Scherman also joined Nordstrom and Hogan with a win against Cutbank.

Tyler Reilly injured his shoulder and couldn’t play against Cutbank.

Next up for the Bulldogs is next week’s Helena Invitational. The divisional tournament is two weeks away.

Butte High 6, Billings Senior 2

McKaul Ori, Butte, def. Ulman 6-3, 6-3
Gilsdorf, BS, def. Sierra McGinnis 7-6 (7-5), 6-3
Madi Jones, Butte, def. Kirkland 7-6 (5-4)
Caitlyn Sheehan, Butte, def. Borges 4-3 (time limit)
Coffee/E. Dyre, BS, def. Hannah Amtmann/Jacee Sprunger 6-0, 6-2
Lakyn Ludwick/Molly Sprunger, Butte, def. Whitworth/L. Dyre 6-2, 6-1
Sydney Jennings/Carlee Johnson, Butte, def. Pazmino/Zimmerman 8-1
Jessica Rosa/Mia Robins, Butte, def. Strong/Kelly 9-8 (7-2)

Butte High 4, Cut Bank 4

Hannah Amtmann, Butte, def. Dosch 7-6 (7-3), 6-1
Anderson, CB, def. Sydney Jennings 6-1, 6-3
Johnson, CB, def. Mollie Sprunger 6-2, 6-3
Sandoval, CB, def. Mia Robins 8-2
Gobert/Kraft, CB, def. McKaul Ori/Sierra McGinnis 4-6, 6-3 (10-8)
Carlee Johnson/Lakyn Ludwick, Butte, def. Novak/Barrett 6-4, 6-0
Madi Jones/Jacee Sprunger, Butte, def. Roush/Bird 6-2, 6-2
Caitlyn Sheehan/Jessica Rosa, Butte def. Manach/Curtiss 8-4

Billings Senior 5, Butte High 1

Montague, BS, def. Blake Casagranda 6-3, 6-0
Moller, BS, def. Levin Mullaney 4-6, 6-1 (10-8)
Dyre, BS, led Erik Casagranda 6-4, 2-5 (time limit)
Eaton, BS, led. Braden Loyola 5-2 (time limit)
Thomas/Wilgus, BS, def. Tyler Reilly/Brett Bentley 6-4, 6-6 (7-3)
Driscoll/Foster, BS, def. Marcus Madrazo/Nate Scherman 6-3, 6-2
Salyer/Replogle, BS, def. Seth Jaksha/Tyler Ossello 6-4, 4-2
Jory Nordstrom/Mike Hogan, Butte, def. Henderson/Leatherberry 7-4

Butte 5, Cut Bank 3

Beigler, CB, won by injury default
Levin Mullaney, Butte, def. Ostby 6-3, 6-0
Erik Casangranda, Butte, def. Matt 6-1, 7-5
Ostby, CB, def. Braden Loyola 8-6
Brett Bentley/Blake Casangranda, Butte, def. Czech/Ray 4-6, 7-6 (10-3)
Marcus Madrazo/Nate Scherman, Butte, def. Burtness/Castle 7-5, 7-5
Czech/Ray, CB, def. Seth Jaksha/Tyler Ossello 7-6 (7-3)
Jory Nordstrom/Mike Hogan, Butte, def. Burtness/Castle 8-2

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