Butte High girls go 2-1 in Helena, boys go 1-2

HELENA — Butte High’s tennis teams improved greatly from Thursday to Saturday.

That was the assessment of Bulldog coach Mavis Bentley after her teams competed against Bozeman and the Helena schools on a cold, windy day.

The Butte High girls’ went 2-1. They beat Helena Capital 5-3, topped Helena High 7-1 and fell 5-3 to Bozeman.

Butte High’s boys topped Capital 6-2 and fell 7-0 to Bozeman and 6-2 to Helena High.

Bentley said the difference was the Bulldogs were winning tiebreakers Saturday. That’s something they couldn’t do Thursday at Missoula Big Sky.

“Thursday I was very disappointed with the kids not being able to put the ball away,” Bentley said. “Friday we practiced it, and it showed. They were confident, and they put the ball away.”

On the girls’ side, every Butte High singles player and doubles team picked up at least one win on the day.

Madi Jones and Jacee Sprunger went 3-0. They are both perfect for the 2015 season. Hannah Amtmann went 2-1 on the day.

McKaul Ori and Sierra McGinnis dropped their first match of the season against Bozeman. The Butte High No. 1 doubles tandem, though, went 2-1 Saturday, as did Carlee Johnson and Sydney Jennings.

Molly Nelson won a match at No. 1 singles, while the doubles teams of Molly Sprunger and Lakyn Ludwick and Janae Valle and Caitlyn Sheehan each picked up a win.

On the boys’ side, Seth Jaksha and Tyler Ossello went 2-1 in doubles action. The other tree doubles teams (Brett Bentley/Tyler Reilly, Marcus Madrazo/Nate Scherman and Jory Nordstron/Mike Hogan) each picked up one win.

Singles players Blake Casagranda, who played in the No. 1 spot, Levin Mullaney and Braden Loyola won a match.

The Bulldogs are back in action Tuesday when they play host to Missoula Sentinel, Missoula Hellgate and Bozeman.

Butte High 5, Helena Capital 3

Hannah Haas, Capital, def. Molly Nelson 6-2, 6-2
Hannah Amtmann, Butte, def. Miranda Bragg 6-4, 3-6 10-3
Madi Jones, Butte, def. Katie Kubicka 6-4, 6-2
Jacee Sprunger, Butte, def. Shea Smpson 6-2, 6-4
McKaul Ori/Sierra McGinnis, Butte, def. Lexi Reddig/Mariah Swanson 6-3, 6-2
Bridget Powers/Tina Powers, Capital, def. Molly Sprunger/Lakyn Ludwick 6-4, 2-6, 6-0
Carlee Johnson/Sydney Jennings, Butte, def. Abby Clark/Allana Tilson 7-5, 6-4
Rachel Lauf/Lizzy Ecola, Capital, def. Janae Valle/Caitlyn Sheehan 2-6, 6-4, 10-6

Bozeman 5, Butte High 3

Zoe Lindgren, Bozeman, def. Molly Nelson 6-2, 6-3
Ashley Mineau, Bozeman, def. Hannah Amtmann 6-4, 6-4
Madi Jones, Butte, def. Helena Dore 6-2, 6-4
Jacee Sprunger, Butte, def. Natasha Raynobica 6-3, 4-6, 10-8
Sophie Allen/Annica Linkenoanch, Bozeman, def. McKaul Ori/Sierra McGinnis 6-2, 6-3
Hannah Brauch/Hanna Haup, Bozeman, def. Molly Sprunger/Lakyn Ludwick 6-4, 6-3
Carlee Johnson/Sydney Jennings, Butte, def. D. Marcado/Victoria Petena, 6-4, 6-2
Helena Dore/Brookly Mailey, Bozeman, def. Janae Valle/Caitlyn Sheehan 6-2, 6-3

Butte High 7, Helena High 1

Molly Nelson, Butte, def. Abbie George 6-3, 6-2
Hannah Amtmann, Butte, def. Madison Trevor 6-7 (8-6), 6-4, 11-9
Madi Jones, Butte, def. Darcie Caldwell 6-3, 6-3
Jacee Sprunger, Butte, def. Sarah Churchill 6-4, 6-2
McKaul Ori/Sierra McGinnis, Butte, def. Jenna Stark/Ahsley Battershell 6-2, 2-6, 10-4
Molly Spurnger/Lakyn Ludwick, Butte, def. Lyndsay Burkett/Brooke Burkett 6-3, 67- (8-6), 10-4
Ally Peccia/Maddi Richtmyer, Helena, def. Carlee Johnson/Sidney Jennings 7-6 (7-6), (7-5)
Jannae Valle/Caitlyn Sheehan, Butte, def. Taylor Jolley/Bretta Bunde 6-3, 5-7, 10-5


Bozeman 7, Butte High 0

James Williams, Bozeman, def. Blake Casagranda 6-2, 6-2
Marcos Zelver, Bozeman, def. Levin Mullaney 6-2, 6-2
Ethan (last name not available), Bozeman, def. Eric Casagranda 6-2, 6-2,
(No name available), Bozeman, def. Braden Loyola 6-3, 6-4
Andrew Hance/Logan Derby, Bozeman, def. Brett Bentley/Tyler Reilly 6-4, 6-3
Colter Fretwell/Jake Fretwell, Bozeman, def. Marcus Madrazo/Nate Scherman 6-4, 5-6, 10-8
Sam Brittner/Ryan Stagg, Bozeman, def. Seth Jaksha/Tyler Ossello 6-4, 6-4
Pat White/Sean Bayless, Bozeman, def. Jory Nordstrom/Mike Hogan 6-3, 6-4

Butte High 6, Helena Capital 2

Blake Casagranda, Butte, def. Alex Hauser 7-6 (7-4), 6-7 (7-3), 10-6
Levin Mullaney, Butte, def. Pat Severs 7-6 (7-1), 7-6 (7-1)
Brock Belcher, Capital, def. Eric Casagranda 6-7 (7-6), 6-3, 13-11
Branden Loyola, Butte, won by default
Brandon Rehm/Michael Dobbins, Capital, def. Brett Bentley/Tyler Reilly 6-4, 6-3
Nate Scherman/Marcus Madrazo, Butt, def. Skyler Skinner/Taggart Sullivan 6-4, 4-6, 10-7
Seth Jaksha/Tyler Ossello, Butte, def. Scottie Tilton/Leon Hehl 6-4, 7-5
Jory Nordstrom/Mike Hogan, Butte, def. Cohn Gillespie/Alex Romero 4-6, 7-6 (7-5), 10-8

Helena High 6, Butte High 2

Lane Ryerson, Helena, def. Blake Casagranda 6-3, 6-2
Cory Bolby, Helena, def. Levin Mullaney 6-2, 6-3
Nate Wordahl, Helena, def. Eric Casagranda 7-5, 7-5
Ryan Twadio, Helena, def. Braden Loyola 6-2, 6-2
Brett Bentley/Tyler Reilly, Butte, def. Jaret Baer/Hunter Hangel 4-6, 7-5, 10-8
Chay Baucher/Noah Jakovac, Helena, def. Marcus Madrazo/Nate Scherman 6-3, 6-7 (7-), 12-10
Seth Jacksha/Tylr Ossello, Butte, def. Witt Williams/Alex Caldwll 5-7, 7-5, 10-8
Braden SchertingJames Stark, Helena, def. Jory Nordstrom/Mike Hogan 4-6, 6-4, 10-6