BILLINGS — Billings West and Billings Senior picked up team tennis victories over Butte High Saturday.
The Bulldogs, though, grabbed some individual wins and showed some promise as they opened the season on the road.
Butte’s girls fell 6-2 to West and 7-1 to senior. The Bulldog boys dropped a 6-0 decision to West and a 3-1 match to senior. (The team scores do not reflect forfeits since the boys’ teams did not play a traditional format.)
On the girls’ side, Ashyln Burnett and Carley Trefts, playing No. 1 and No. 2 singles, picked up straight-sets victories against West. Sage Murphy nearly grabbed a victory before falling in a tiebreaking thriller to Brooke Mulvaney.
Against Senior, Ashley Olson and Savanna Challeen won a tiebreaker over Emily Johnson and Joelle Loomans at No. 2 doubles.
On the boys’ side, freshman Torre Tempel grabbed Butte High’s lone victory. He came back from a 1-0 deficit and won an 11-9 tiebreaker over Caleb Binkley of Senior. Fellow freshman Jason Johns had a near miss for the Bulldogs, dropping a tiebreaker to West’s Dough Townsend at No. 2 singles.
The Bulldogs head to Kalispell for more matches next Saturday.
Billings West 6, Butte High 2
Ashyln Burnett, Butte, def. Jenner Mathiason 6-2, 7-5
Carley Trefts, Butte, def. Madelyn Pierson 6-1, 6-3
Brooke Mulvaney, West, def. Sage Murphy 6-7 (7-9), 6-3, 10-4
Krissy Dringman, West, def. Jaycee Cleveland 0-6,0-6
Samantha McDonald/JoAnn Scholer, West, def. Brooke McGrath/Katie Keller 6-1, 6-1
Hayden Trost/Kate Finneman, West, def. Ashley Olson/Savanna Challeen 6-3, 6-2
Leighton Green/Lexi Poepping, West, def. Mia McCarthy/Isabel Russo 6-2, 6-0
Jaci Ludwick/Katie Combs, West, def. Elli Quist/Shelbie Brynes 6-4, 6-2
Billings Senior 7, Butte High 1
Helen Brown, Senior, def. Ashyln Burnett 6-4, 6-3
Katherine Sanders, Senior, def. Carley Trefts, 6-1, 6-1
Sophia Tuss, Senior, def. Sage Murphy 6-3, 6-2
Parker Friday, Senior, def. Elli Quist 7-5, 6-4
Marian Meyer/Hannah Kidd, Senior, def. Brooke McGrath/Katie Keller 6-5, 6-2
Ashley Olson/Savanna Challeen, Butte, def. Emily Johnson/Joelle Loomans 3-6, 6-4, 10-4
Meredith Tentz/Emily Ottman, Senior, def. Mia McCarthy/Isabel Russo 6-0, 6-4
Bria Koch/Jade Michels, Senior, def. Jaycee Cleveland/Murphy Sullivan 6-3, 7-6 (2)
Billings West 6, Butte High 0
Caden Butiman, West, def. Isaac King 6-1, 7-5
Doug Townsend, West, def. Jason Johns 6-2, 2-6, 10-6
Ben Walker, West, def. Sam Sampson, Butte 6-2, 6-3
Nathan Wylie, West, def. Torre Tempel 6-0, 6-0
Noah Krumdick, West, def. Cole Skeel 6-1, 6-3
Joey Kazmierski/Tanner Wells, West, def. Isaac King/Torre Tempel 6-2, 6-2
Billings Senior 3, Butte High 1
Cruz Allies, Senior, def. Isaac King 6-0, 6-1
Ryan Schreiber, Senior, def. Jason Johns 6-0, 6-0
Jackson Bergeon, Senior, def. Sam Sampson 6-0, 6-3
Torre Tempel, Butte, def. Caleb Binkley 3-6, 7-6 (5), 11-9