Bulldogs battle on cold Kalispell courts

Bulldogs battle on cold Kalispell courts

KALISPELL — Butte High’s tennis teams made some progress in the wind and cold Saturday.

Butte High’s girls battled to a 4-all tie with Missoula Big Sky. The Bulldogs fell 6-2 to Missoula Big Sky.

On the boys’ side, Sentinel topped Butte High 6-2. Big Sky won 7-1. The Bulldogs gave up three forfeits in each dual.

“It was cold, but everyone did some good things today,” Bulldog coach Dorothy Joyce said.

Butte’s girls picked up three wins in doubles against Sentinel. Brooke McGrath and Katie Keller won in straight sets at No. 1 doubles. Ashley Olson and Sevanna Challeen did the same at No. 2.

Murphy Sullivan and Jaycee Cleveland rolled at No. 4, and Ellie Quist picked up a straight sets win at No. 4 singles.

Olson and Challeen won again against Big Sky, as did Murphy and Cleveland.

Isaac King and Jason Johns won in straight sets at No. 1 and No. 2 singles to lead the Bulldog boys against Sentinel. Sam Sampson won at No. 3 against Big Sky.

Butte High will head to Bozeman Friday for a meet that involves Bozeman, Belgrade and the Helena schools.

Butte High 4, Missoula Sentinel 4

Carley Trefts lost 3-6 1-6
Sage Murphy lost 0-6 0-6
Frankie Cox lost 2-6 1-6
Ellie Quist won 6-2 6-4
Brooke McGrath/Katie Keller won 7-5 6-2
Ashley Olson/Sevanna Challeen won 6-4 6-2
Rebecca Radoicich/Maya Dare lost 3-6 1-6
Murphy Sullivan/Jaycee Cleveland won 6-0 6-2

Missoula Big Sky 6, Butte High 2

Carley Trefts lost 2-6 0-6
Sage Murphy lost 0-6 0-6
Frankie Cox lost 1-6 4-6
Ellie Quist lost 1-6 1-6
Brooke McGrath/Katie Keller lost 3-6 4-6
Ashley Olson/Sevanna Challeen won 6-2 6-4
Rebecca Radoicich/Maya Dare lost 6-3 3-6 6-10
Murphy Sullivan/Jaycee Cleveland won 6-0 6-1

Missoula Sentinel 6, Butte High 2

Isaac King won 6-1 6-3
Jason Johns won 6-2 6-4
Sam Sampson lost 3-6 4-6
Cole Skeel lost 0-6 2-6
Thad Holdsworth/Kershaw Mellot lost 1-6 4-6

Missoula Big Sky 7, Butte High 1

Isaac King lost 1-6 1-6
Jason Johns lost 2-6 6-4 6-10
Sam Sampson won 6-3 6-4
Cole Skeel lost 2-6 1-6
Thad Holdsworth/Kershaw Mellot lost 4-6 6-7 (6-8)

Note: Names for the Sentinel and Big Sky players are not available.

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