Bulldogs show improvement on marathon day on the courts

Butte High took advantage of Tuesday’s picture-perfect weather to play Missoula Sentinel, Missoula Hellgate and Bozeman at Stodden Park and Whittier Elementary.

The Bulldogs managed one tie — a 4-all boys’ battle with Sentinel — and five losses on the day. Still, Butte High coach Mavis Bentley liked a lot of what she saw from her team, which was facing stiff competition.

Nate Scherman
Nate Scherman

“Singles played great,” Bentley said. “They have improved enormously since the first week of play. Everyone is setting up.”

Butte High’s boys fell 7-1 to Missoula Hellgate and 8-0 to Bozeman.

Blake Casagranda, Levin Mullaney and Eric Casagranda picked up singles wins against Sentinel. Marcus Madrazo and Nate Scherman teamed to pick up a doubles win.

Tyler Reilly
Tyler Reilly

Against Hellgate, Mike Hogan and Jory Nordstrom won what was probably the match of the day at No. 4 doubles. The Butte team overcame a 5-2 deficit in the second set to win 4-6, 7-5, 15-13.

On the girls’ side, Butte High’s lineup was shifted because No. 1 singles player Molly Nelson is out for the week because of another scholastic commitment.

The Bulldogs fell 6-1 to Bozeman, 7-1 to Sentinel and 6-2 to Hellgate.

Carlee Johnson and Sydney Jennings, won matches against Hellgate and Bozeman. The No. 1 Bulldog doubles team of McKaul Ori and Sierra McGinnis picked up a win against Hellgate.

Hannah Amtmann, who stepped into the No. 1 role, picked up a victory against Sentinel.

Lakyn Ludwick
Lakyn Ludwick
Molly Sprunger
Molly Sprunger
Sierra McGinnis
Sierra McGinnis
McKaul Ori
McKaul Ori
Marcus Madrazo
Marcus Madrazo

Missoula Hellgate 7, Butte High 1

Sean Lodmil, Hellgate, def. Blake Casagranda 6-4, 6-3
Dylan Rossbach, Hellgate, def. Levin Mullaney 6-3, 6-2
Finn Mikkola, Hellgate, def. Eric Casagranda 6-3, 6-1
Hap Washatka, Hellgate, def. Braden Loyola 6-0, 6-1
Isak Nord/Grant Porter, Hellgate, def. Brett Bentley/Tyler Reilly (no score available)
Max Donahan/Jason Koehn, Hellgate, def. Marcus Madrazo/Nate Scherman 6-4, 6-2
Justin Koehn/Nick Dobrovchy, Hellgate, def. Seth Jaksha/Tyler Ossello 6-1, 6-1
Mike Hogan/Jory Nordstrom, Butte, def. Mike McKay/Jack Noonan 4-6, 7-5, 15-13

Butte High 4, Missoula Sentinel 4

Blake Casagranda, Butte, def. Kaleb Renfro 7-5, 4-6, 10-8
Levin Mullaney, Butte, def. Kevin Thomas 6-3, 6-0
Eric Casagranda, Butte, def. Jackson Olsen 6-4, 6-4
Max Bush, Sentinel, def. Braden Loyola 7-5, 6-2
Sam Ransbacher/Michael Hewitt, Sentinel, def. Brett Bentley/Tyler Reilly 6-4, 6-2
Marcus Madrazo/Nate Scherman, Butte, def. Julio Carpio/Ethan Naniels 6-3, 6-1
Colton Jacobsen/Zach Darko-Kelly, Sentinel, def. Seth Jaksha/Tyler Ossello 7-5. 6-4
Thomas Stevens/Jacob Treece, def. Mike Hogan/Jory Nordstrom 6-2, 7-6 (7-5)

Bozeman 8, Butte High 0

Maros Zelva, Bozeman, def. Blake Casagranda 8-0
James Williams, Bozeman, def. Levin Mullaney 8-3
Ethan Hanley, Bozeman, def. Eric Casagranda 8-3
Will Holloran, Bozeman, def. Braden Loyola 8-0
Logan Derby/Andrew Hance, Bozeman, def. Brett Bentley/Tyler Reilly 8-3
Colter Fretwell/Jake Fretwell, def. Nate Scherman/Marcus Madrazo 8-8 7-4
Sam Bettner/Jackson Pedersen, Bozeman, def. Seth Jaksha/Tyler Ossello 8-1
Sam White/Pat White, Bozeman,d ef. Mike Hogan/Jory Nordstrom 8-2

Missoula Hellgate 6, Butte High 2

Sofia Panarella, Hellgate, def. Hannah Amtmann 6-1, 6-0
Olivia Panarella, Hellgate, def. Madi Jones 6-1, 6-1
Mariah Shiftun, Hellgate, def. Mia Robins 6-0, 6-0
Mayah Van de Watening, Hellgate, def. Hayley Boyd 6-0, 6-0
McKaul Ori/Sierra McGinnis, Butte, def. Maddie Keiper/Holland Small 6-3, 6-0
Paula Woerlein/Sonja France, Hellgate, def. Lakyn Ludwick/Molly Sprunger 6-3, 7-5
Carlee Johnson/Sydney Jennings, Butte, def. Sophie Hightower/Kate Koenig 6-0, 7-6 (9-7)
Maddy Richardson/Molly Gray, Hellgate, def. Caitlyn Sheehan/Jacee Sprunger 7-5, 6-2

Missoula Sentinel 7, Butte High 1

Hannah Amtmann, Butte, def. Sara Hein 6-4, 6-2
Peyton Finch, Sentinel, def. Madi Jones, Butte 6-1, 6-1
Megan Branson, Sentinel def. Jacee Sprunger
Emma Sofich, Sentinel, def. Caitlyn Sheehan
Kelsey Thomas/Sarah Ramsbacher, Sentinel, def. McKaul Ori/Sierra McGinnis 3-6, 7-5, 10-4
Katie Veteto/Morgan Harrington, Sentinel, def. Lakyn Ludwick/Molly Sprunger 6-2, 6-4
Bronwyn McConnich/Kyle Frohlich, Sentinel, def. Carlee Johnson/Sydney Jennings 6-1, 1-6, 10-7
Chelsea Bone/Michaela Keast, Sentinel, def. Hayley Boyd/Mia Robins 6-1, 6-3

Bozeman 6, Butte High 1

Ashley Mineau, Bozeman, def. Hannah Amtmann 8-3
Margot Shea, Bozeman, def. Madi Jones 8-0
Zoe Lindgren, Bozeman, def. Jacee Sprunger 8-0
Brooklyn Maily, Bozeman, def. Caitlyn Sheehan 8-0
Annika Linkenbauch/Sophie Allen, Bozeman, def. McKaul Ori/Sierra McGinnis 8-6
Hannah Hays/Karissa Tu, Bozeman, def. Molly Sprunger/Lakyn Ludwick 8-5
Carlee Johnson/Sydney Jennings, Butte, def. Lindsey Tu/Hannah Brauch 8-6