Butte High tennis off to ‘awesome’ start at Helena Invite

HELENA — A solid Friday on the courts has Butte High sitting with three tennis players still in the title hunt at the Helena Invitational.

“We’re doing really awesome,” Butte High coach Mavis Bentley said. “Out of 18 kids we have here, 16 are still playing. The ones who are done went down fighting.”

Of those 16, Hannah Amtmann, Erik Casagranda and Jory Nordstrom can still claim first place. The three advanced to the semifinals on the unbeaten side of the double-elimination tournament.

Amtmann is playing at No. 2 singles, while Casagranda and Nordstrom are playing No. 3 doubles.

The Butte boys’ duo overcame a 5-3 deficit in the quarterfinals before battling back to win eight straight games for a 7-5, 6-2 win.

McKaul Ori, who normally plays doubles, was entered in No. 1 singles. She was ill Thursday night, so she defaulted her first match. Ori won her second match.

The invitational is a series of tournaments that pits No. 1s vs. No. 1s, No. 2s vs. No. 2s, etc.

Madi Jones is still playing in the consolation at No. 3 singles after falling in the quarterfinals.

In girls’ doubles, the Bulldogs were asked to enter two teams in the No. 1 doubles slot. So, the Bulldogs don’t have a team at No. 3 doubles.

Molly Nelson and Sierra McGinnis are still playing at No. 1 singles, as are Sydney Jennings and Carlee Johnson, who reached the quarterfinals before losing at No. 2.

In boys’ singles, Butte High’s Blake Casagranda is still alive at No. 1 after falling in the quarterfinals. Teammate Levin Mullaney did the same at No. 2.

Marcus Madrazo fell in the first round at No. 3 before battling back with a consolation win.

Brett Bentley and Nate Scherman make up Butte High’s No. 1 doubles squad this week. Tyler Ossello and Seth Jaksha are the No. 2 team. Both teams are still in the hunt for a consolation crown.

Bentley and Scherman bounced back from a first-round loss with a win, while Ossello and Jacksha advanced to the quarterfinals before losing.

Action resumes at 7:30 a.m. Saturday.

GIRLS
SINGLES
No. 1

First round – Hannah Haas, CHS, def. Tatianna Ralph, Hav, 6-2, 6-2; Sofia Panarella, MH, def. Mike’la Atkinson, BW, 6-2, 6-2; Zoe Lindgren, Boz, default; Abigail Davidson, GFH, def. Sara Heine, MS, 6-3, 6-3; Emilee Coleman, Liv, def. Jenna Jensen, Flat, 4-6, 6-4 (11-9); Olivia Panarella, MH, default; Abbie George, HHS, def. Whitni Wilson, Sky, 6-4, 6-3.
Quarterfinals – Panarella, MH, def. Haas, CHS, 6-3, 6-3; Lindgren, Boz, def. Davidson, GFH, 6-3, 7-5; Coleman, Liv, def. Langland, MBS, 6-2, 6-2; Panarella, MH, def. George, HHS, 6-3, 6-2
Semifinals – Panarella, MH, def. Coleman, Liv, default.
Consolation first round – Atkinson, BW, def. Ralph, Hav, 2-6, 7-5, 10-6; Heine, MS, default; Jensen, Flat, def. Whitworth, Sen, 6-2, 6-2; McKaul Ori, Butte, def. Wilson, Sky, 6-4, 6-3.

No. 2
First round – Ellie Berreth, Flat, def. Paige Nelson, Hav, 6-2, 6-2; Shelly Oulette, Liv, def. Miranda Bragg, CHS, 6-2, 6-2; Megan Branson, MS, def. Elea Roberts, CMR, 7-6 (5), 4-6 (7); Hannah Amtmann, Butte, def. Hillary Smith, BW, 6-3, 6-3; Mariah Skifton, MH, def. Anna Johnson, GFH, 6-3, 6-4; Katie Hooton, Sky, def. Taylor Johnson, MBS, 6-4, 6-3; Madison Trevor, HHS, def. Lilly Drye, Sen, 6-3, 6-4; Olivia Malchi, Gla, def. Ashley Mineau, Boz, 7-5, 6-4.
Quarterfinals – Oulette, Liv, def. Barreth, Flat, 6-3, 6-2; Amtmann, Butte, def. Branson, MS, 7-5, 6-4; Skifton, MH, def. Hooton, BSV, 7-6, 6-4; Trevor, HHS, def. Malchi, Gla, 6-4, 2-6, 10-7.
Consolation first round – Nelson, Hav, def. Bragg, CHS, 7-6 (9-7), 6-4; Roberts, CMR, def. Smith, BW, 7-5, 6-4; Tay Johnson, MBS, def. An Johnson, GFH, 6-3, 6-4; Mineau, Boz, def. Drye, Sen, 6-3, 6-3.

No. 3
First round – McKenna Tinseth, Gla, def. Justine Runkel, CMR, 2-6, 6-3 (6); Katie Kubica, CHS, default; Olivia Hintz, Liv, def. Shelby O’Dell, Gla, 2-6, 6-4 (5); Sarah Churchill, HHS, def. Rose Pollard, BW, 6-2, 6-2; Karissa Tu, Boz, def. Danielle Buchanan, MBS, 6-2, 6-3; Matney Stropky, MS, def. Elana Borges, Sen, 6-4, 7-5; Isbah Khan, Sky, def. Brynn Dabler, GFH, 6-2, 6-3; Madi Jones, Butte, def. Noelle Senner, Flat, 6-3, 6-3.
Quarterfinals – Tinseth, Gla, def. Kubica, CHS, 6-2, 6-2; Churchill, HHS, def. Hintz, Liv, 6-4, 7-6; Tu, Boz, def. Stropky, MS, 6-2, 6-2; Khan, BSV, def. Jones, Butte, 6-4, 6-2
Consolation first round – Runkel, CMR, default; O’Dell, Gla, def. Pollard, BW, 6-2, 6-3; Borges, Sen, def. Buchanan, MBS, 4-6, 7-5, 10-8; Senner, Flat, def. Dabler, GFH, 6-2, 6-2.

DOUBLES
No. 1
First round
– Mathison/Hamblin, Gla, def. Nelson/McGinnis, Butte, 6-3, 6-4; Martinez/George, CMR, def. Madselonka/Slown, MBS, 6-3, 6-2; Kelly/Woods, Liv, def. Lexi Reddig/Mariah Swenson, CHS, 6-4, 7-6 (2); Coffee/Drye, Sen, 6-3, 4-6, 10-1; Veteto/Harrington, MS, def. Dart/Ready, GFH, 6-3, 6-3; Allen/Shea, Boz, def. Keiper/Small, MH, 6-4, 6-2; Dutton/Hoff, Sky, def. Bradley/Bladholm, Flat, 6-2, 6-3; Meyer/Wooden, BW, def. Jenna Starke/Ashley Battershell-Corson, HHS, 7-6 (4), 6-3.
Quarterfinals – Martinez/George, CMR, def. Mathison/Hamblin, Gla, 6-3, 6-3; Coffee/Drye, BS, def. Kelly/Woods, Liv, 6-3, 6-4; Veteto/Harrington, MS, def. Allen/Shea, Boz, 3-6, 7-5, 10-4; Meyer/Wooden, BW, def. Dutton/Hoff, BSV, 6-4, 3-6, 10-5
Consolation first roundNelson/McGinnis, Butte, def. Madselonka/Sown, MBS, 6-2, 6-4; Swenson/Reddig, CHS, def. Sprunger/Ludwick, Butte, 6-7 (7), 6-2, 11-9; Keiper/Small, MH, def. Dart/Ready, GFH, 7-5, 7-5; Starke/Battershell-Corson, HHS, def. Bradley/Bladholm, Flat, 6-3, 6-2.

No. 2
First round
– France/Worlein, MH, forfeit; Cecil/Senai, Gla, forfeit; Johnson/Ormesher, MBS, def. Stoner/Huebsch, Hav, 7-5, 6-3; Campbell/Pyette, CMR, def. VanDyke/Morales, Sky, 6-3, 7-6 (4); Thomas/Ramsbacher, MS, def. Silvernagel/Parker, BW, 6-4, 6-2; Kirkland/Gilsdorf, Sen, def. Brooke Burkett/Lindsay Burkett, HHS, 4-6, 6-4, 14-12; Hays/Linkenbach, Boz, def. Madsen/Murphy, GFH, 7-6 (3), 6-4; Jennings/Johnson, Butte, def. Treece/Dardis, Flat, 5-7, 6-3, 10-4.
Quarterfinals – France/Woerlein, MH, def. Cecil/Seynei, Gla, 7-6 (2), 6-3; Campbell/Pyette, CMR, def. Johnson/Ormesher, MBS, 6-4, 6-3; Thomas/Ramsbacher, MS, def. Kirkland/Gilsdorf, BS, 6-3, 6-3; Hays/Linkenbach, Boz, def. Jennings/Johnson, Butte, 6-2, 6-2
Consolation first round – Fiona Powers/Bridgett Powers, CHS, forfeit; VanDyke/Morales, Sky, def. Stoner/Huebsch, Hav, 4-6, 6-2, 10-5; Burkett/Burkett, HHS, def. Silvernagel/Parker, BW, 7-6 (5), 6-4; Madsen/Murphy, GFH, def. Treece/Dardis, Flat, 6-2, 6-3.

No. 3
First round
– Peccia/Madison Richtmyer, HHS, def. Sanchez/Naughton, Sky, 6-3, 6-2; Anderson/Schroer, CMR, def. Gray Richardson, MH, 6-2, 6-3; Loveless/Sternad, BW, def. Buckhingham/Johnson, Gla, 3-6, 7-6 (7-3), 10-6; Keck/Nelson, MBS, def. Pazmino/Zimmerman, Sen. 6-3, 6-2; Darrow/Phuttipaiton, Flat, def. Lindbloom/Donalson, Hav, 6-3, 6-2; Thurston/Fellows/GFH, def. Keast McCormick, 6-4, 7-6 (9-7); Brauch/Mailey, Boz, def. Taylor Sullivan/Katie Culver, CHS, 6-3, 7-5.
Quarterfinals – Anderson/Schroer, CMR, def. Peccia/Richtmyer, HHS, 3-6, 6-2, 17-15; Loveless/Sternad, BW, def. Totland/Boyd, Liv, 7-6, 6-4; Darrow/Phuttipaiton, FH, def. Keck/Nelson, MBS, 6-3, 6-3; Brauch/Mailey, Boz, def. Thursdton/Fellows, GFH, 6-3, 6-3
Consolation first round – Gray/Richardson, MH, def. Sanchez/Naughton, Sky, 6-3, 6-2; Buckingham/Johnson, Gla, def. Vogel/Bernard, Hav, 6-2, 7-5; Pazmino/Zimmerman, BS, def. Lindbloom/Donalson, Hav, 3-6, 7-6, 10-5; Keast/McCormick, MS, def. Sullivan/Culver, Cap, 4-6, 7-6, 10-4.

BOYS
SINGLES
No. 1
First round
– Hunter Blalack, Gla, def. Fergus Pollard, BW, 6-2, 6-2; Jeff Miller, Hav, def. Gavin Will, CMR, 6-3, 6-2; Layne Ryerson, HHS, def. Jay Montague, Sen, 6-2, 6-4; Marcos Zelver, Boz, def. Sean Lodmeil, MH, 6-2, 6-2; Noah Strizich, CHS, def. Miggy Sanpedro, GFH, 6-3, 6-2; Blake Casagranda, Butte, def. Kaleb Renfro, MS, 6-4, 6-4; Colin Bahin, MBS, def. Spencer Johnson, Gla, 6-3, 6-3; Ryan Benge, Sky, def. Cory Bowlby, HHS, 4-6, 6-4, 10-8.
Quarterfinals – Blalack, Gla, def. Miller, 6-2, 6-2; Ryerson, HHS, def. Zelver, Boz, 6-3, 6-2; Strizich, CHS, def. Casagranda, Butte, 6-3, 6-3; Bahin, MBS, def. Benge, BSV, N/A
Consolation first round – Pollard, BW, def. Will, CMR, 6-2, 6-2; Montague, Sen, def. Lodmeil, MH, N/A; Sanpedro, GFH, def. Renfro, MS, N/A; Johnson, Gla, def. Bowlby, N/A.

No. 2
First round
– Jacob Treece, MS, def. Jacob Saunders, Sky, 6-4, 6-3; Finn Minkolla, MH, def. Jader Moller, Sen, 7-6, 7-6; Levin Mullaney, Butte, def. Jake Sedahl, Hav, 7-6 (6), 7-5; Nate Wordal, HHS, def. Daniel Olszewski, Flat, 6-2, 6-4; Logan Derby, Boz, def. Rayce Compton, MBS, 7-5, 7-5; Alex Hanson, CHS, def. Eric Abarr, GFH, 7-5, 6-3; Dylan Burton, BW, def. Ryan Twardos, HHS, 7-6, 7-5.
Quarterfinals – Treece, MS, def. Munns, CMR, 3-6, 6-4, 10-4; Mikkola, MH, def. Mullaney, Bu, 6-2, 6-3; Derby, Boz, def. Wordal, HHS, 6-2, 6-2; Hanson, Cap, def. Burton, BW, 6-0, 6-2
Consolation first round – Saunders, Sky, def. Germann, Gla, 6-2, 6-4; Sedahl, Hav, def. Moller, Sen, N/A; Compton, MBS, def. Olszewski, Flat, N/A; Abarr, GFH, def. Twardos, HHS, N/A.

No. 3
First round
– Ino Caina, MBS, def. Jeremiah Ormseth, CMR, 6-4, 6-3; Karl Melina, Liv, def. Kody Butts, Flat, 6-4, 6-4; Mick Mattie, BW, def. Max Bush, MS, 6-2, 6-4; Evan Martin, HHS, def. Erik Gunnels, Sky, 6-4, 2-6, (10-7); Colter Fretwell, Boz, def. James Flanigan, Flat, 6-2, 6-3; Jamie Lieberg, Hav, def. Marcus Madrazo, Butte, 3-6, 6-4, 11-9; Hap Washatko, MH, def. Andrew Davidson, GFH, 6-2, 6-3; George Drye, Sen, def. Brock Belcher, CHS, 6-3, 6-4.
Quarterfinals – Melina, Liv, def. Caina, MBS, 6-4, 7-6; Mattie, BW, def. Martin, HHS, 6-2, 6-4; Fretwell, Boz, def. Lieberg, Hav, 6-4, 6-5; Washatko, MH, def. Drye, BS, 6-2, 6-4.
Consolation first round – Butts, Flat, def. Ormseth, CMR, N/A; Gunnels, Sky, def. Bush, MS, N/A; Madrazo, Butte, def. Flanigan, Flat, N/A; Belcher, CHS, def. Davidson, GFH, N/A.
DOUBLES
No. 1
First round
– Sawatske/E. Alm, BW, def. Dills/West, Flat, 6-2, 6-2; Hance/Williams, Boz, def. Blalack/Stern, Gla, 6-3, 6-4; Hewitt/Ramsbacher, MS, def. Brandon Rehm/Michael Dobbins, CHS, 4-6, 6-4 (10-5); Chay Bouchee/Noah Jakovac, HHS, def. Chelgren/Kahn, Sky, 6-3, 6-4; Nord/Porter, MH, def. Korb/Bernhardt, CMR, 6-2, 6-3; Johnson/Lunn, GFH, def. Bentley/Sherman, Butte, 6-4, 6-4; Wilgus/Thomas, Sen, def. Hamel/Boyer, HHS, 6-3, 4-6, 10-7; Boles/Landgrat, Hav, def. Lingsheit/Tobish, MBS, 6-4, 6-4.
Quarterfinals – Hance/Williams, Boz, def. Sawatske/E. Alm, BW, 6-4, 7-6 9-7; Hewett/Ramsbacher, MS, def. Bouchee/Jakovac, HHS, 6-7, 6-2, 10-5; Nord/Porter, MH, def, Johnson/Lunn, GFH, 6-3, 6-2; Wilgus/Thomas, Sen, def. Boles/Landgrant, Hav, 6-4, 6-3.
Consolation first round – Blalack/Stern, Gla, def. Dills/West, Flat, 6-3, 7-5; Rehm/Dobbins, CHS, def. Chelgren/Kahn, Sky, 6-2, 6-4; Bentley/Sherman, Butte, def. Korb/Bernhardt, CMR, 6-4, 7-5; Lingsheit/Tabish, MBS, def. Hamel/Boyer, HHS, 6-2, 6-4.

No. 2
First round
– Knee/Carroll, BW, def. Dabber/Perry, GFH, 6-2, 6-4; Foster/Driscoll, Sen, Alex Caldwell/Braden Scherting, HHS, 6-3, 6-3; Donahue/Koehn, MH, def. Lindbloom/Korb, Hav, 6-2,6-2; Ossello/Jaksha, Butte, def. Hall/Lindley, MBS, 7-3, 4-6, 10-7; Vance/Lannon, Liv, def. Welk/Salazar, Flat, 6-2, 6-2; Lewis/Tag Sullivan, CHS, def. Diboo/Ormseth, CMR, 6-3, 6-2; Fretwell/Peterson, Boz, def. Jacobson/Darko-Kelly, MS, 6-3, 7-5;
Quarterfinals – Knee/Carroll, BW, def. Foster/Driscoll, Sen, 4-6, 6-2, 11-9; Donahue/Koehn, MH, def. Ossello/Jacksha, Butte, 6-4, 6-2; Vance/Lannon, Liv, def. Lewis/Sullivan, CHS, 7-6, 8-6, 4-6, 10-2; Fratwell/Peterson, Boz, def. Wright/Dannz, Gla, 6-2, 6-3.
Consolation first round – Dabber/Perry, GFH, def. Caldwell/Scherting, HHS, 3-6, 7-5, 10-7; Hall/Lindley, MBS, def. Lindbloom/Kord, Hav, 6-2, 6-4; Diboo/Ormseth, CMR, def. Welk/Salazar, Flat, 6-7, 5-7, 6-2, 10-8; Jacobsen/Darko-Kelly, MS, def. Streeter/Bar, def. 6-3, 7-5.

No. 3
First round
– Pulis/Walker, BW, def. Witt Williams/James Starke, HHS, 6-2, 7-5; Sky Skinner/Leon Hehl, CHS, def. McVey/Zook, MBS, 6-4, 4-7, 10-8; Noonen/Koehn, MH, def. Ellis/Dillon, Sky, 6-2, 6-2; Stagg/Bittner, Boz, def. Swanson/Froehlich, Liv, 6-2, 6-3; Wyman/Johnstone, GFH, def. Daniels/Carpio, MS, 6-4,7-5, 10-8; Upton/DuFour, Gla, def. Hanson/Ralph, Hav, 6-4, 6-2; Lawson/Ruether, CMR, def. Vinchessi/Keenan, Flat, 7-5, 6-4.
Quarterfinals – Pulis/Walker, BW, def. Skinner/Hehl, CHS, 5-7, 6-2, 10-4; Stagg/Bittner, Boz, def. Noonan/Koehn, MH, 6-4, 6-3; Wyman/Johnstone, GFH, def. Upton/Dufour, Gla, 6-4, 7-6, 7-4; Casagranda/Nordstrom, Butte, def. Lawson/Ruether, CMR, 7-5, 6-2.
Consolation first round – Williams/Starke, HHS, def. McVey/Zook, MBS, 4-6, 6-2, 13-11; Dillon/Ellis, Sky, def. Swanson/Froehlich, Liv, 6-1, 1-6, 10-8; Daniels/Carpio, MS, def. Hanson/Ralph, Hav. 6-2, 7-5; Robovo/Sayler, Sen, def. Vinchessi/Keenan, Flat, 6-2, 6-2.



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