Maroon tennis splits with Stevensville, Polson

POLSON — The Butte Central tennis teams each went 1-1 Saturday.

The Maroons boys’ and girls’ teams knocked off Stevensville before falling to Polson.

On the boys’ side, BC beat Stevi 4-3 and fell 7-0 to Polson. The Maroon girls knocked off the Yellowjackets 6-1 and fell 4-3 to Polson.

BC coach Becky Hancock said her teams played tough against Stevensville.

“Going into these last weeks of play it’s exciting to see these kids playing well,” the coach said.

Tricia Joyce and Emily St. John went undefeated in singles play, Joyce at No. 3 and St. John at No. 4, to lead the BC girls. Central’s No. 3 doubles team of Larysa Blavatsky and Samantah Burton also went 2-0.

Sarah Drew added a singles win against the Yellowjackets. Ali Guldseth and Kellsie Quinn won at No. 1 doubles against Stevi. Sierra Pica and Ryan Trudnowski won at No. 2.

“I am really proud of my singles and doubles players on the girls’ side,” Hancock said. “They came away with some great wins, it was fun to watch.”

Colby Kline picked up a win at No. 4 singles for the BC boys against Stevi. The Maroons swept the three doubles matches.

Sam Sterns and Cameron Johnson won at No. 1, while Cal Hollow and Sam Joyce won at No. 2 and Sam Johnston won at No. 3.

Hancock said the Maroons saw tough competition, particularly against Polson.

“Polson has a great team,” she said. “But it was good for our kids to see that style of play. It will only makes us better.”

The Maroons will head to Livingston Tuesday for a dual with the Rangers.

Butte Central 4, Stevensville 3

Colton Belcourt, Stevi, def. Jake McPherson 6-1, 6-1
David Haacke, Stevi, def. Tyler Kump 6-4, 6-3
Juan Toro, Stevi, def. Zack Luebeck 7-5, 6-3
Colby Kline, BC, def. Noah Breneman 7-4, 6-1
Sam Sterns/Cameron Johnson, BC, def. Noah Breneman/David Haack 6-0, 6-2
Cal Hollow/Sam Joyce, BC, def. Ben Hale/Sam Hale 6-0, 6-0
Sam Johnston/Aidan Petritz, BC, def. Ben Hale/Sam Hale 6-0, 6-2

Polson 7, Butte Central 0

Jaron Morgan, Polson, def. Jake McPherson 6-0, 6-1
Kabe Forman-Webster, Polson, def. Tyler Kump 6-4 6-2
Carson McDaniel, Polson, def. Zack Luebeck 6-4, 6-3
Kaiden Forman-Webster, Polson, def. Colby Kline 6-3, 6-4
Quaid Harlan/Colin Kenney, Polson, def. Sam Sterns/Cameron Johnson 6-1, 6-2
Matt Sitter/Cadis Chowring, Polson, def. Cal Hollow/Sam Joyce 6-4, 6-2
Wyatt Ducharme/Hudson Smith, Polson, def. Sam Johnston/Aidan Smith 7-5, 6-5

Butte Central 6, Stevensville 1

Sarah Drew, BC, def. Allion Enzler 4-6, 6-4, 6-3
Danielle Haacke, Stevi, def. Zoe Sullivan 7-5, 6-3
Tricia Joyce, BC, def. Erin Bartlett 6-2, 6-0
Emily St. John, BC, def. Olivia Yaskus 6-2, 6-1
Ali Guldseth/Kellsie Quinn, BC, def. Shelby Spokas/Jacki Westman 6-1, 6-3
Sierra Pica/Ryan Trudnowski, BC, def. Ashley Eyre/Kayla Eyre 6-1, 6-1
Larysa Blavatsky/Samantha Burton, BC, def. Brianne Bartsch/Anda Goodson 6-3, 6-2

Polson 4, Butte Central 3

Marlee Congdon, Polson, def. Sarah Drew 6-0, 6-0
Mollie Lemm, Polson, def. Zoe Sullivan 6-1, 6-4
Tricia Joyce, BC, def. Kyler Lundeen 6-4, 6-3
Emily St. John, BC, def. Shea McGuinness 6-2, 6-3
Shawna Lenz/Cassie Carlyle, Polson, def. Ali Guldseth/Kellsie Quinn 6-0, 6-3
Hunter Tamcke/Natalee Wheeler, Polson, def. Sierra Pica/Ryan Trudnowski 6-2, 7-5
Larysa Blavatsky/Samantha Burton, BC, def. Sophie SPeckert/Elizabeth Violett 6-0, 6-2