STEVENSVILLE — Butte Central’s tennis teams closed the regular season with a Southwestern A split with Stevensville, and BC coach Becky Hancock liked what she saw.
“We had some good competitive play today from a lot of our players that resulted in wins,” the coach said. “I liked the grit we showed and the mental toughness it took to finish in those second and third sets. What we are going to need as we head into the Divisional tourney next week.”
Butte Central’s boys knocked off the Yellowjackets 4-3. Stevi won the girls’ battle, also by a score of 4-3.
David Granell, at No. 1, and Bryon Sestrich, at No. 4, picked up straight sets in singles for the BC boys.
BC’s No. 1 doubles team of Aidan Petritz and Guido Ossello beat Garrison Brandt and David Haacke in a three-set thriller. Cousins Drew Badovinac and Gage Guldseth won in straight sets at No. 3 doubles.
Max Drew and John Fisher of BC went down in a 10-8 in a tiebreaker to Paul and John Rodrigues at No. 2 doubles.
Tricia Joyce cruised to a straight-sets victory in No. 1 singles to lead BC’s girls. Central’s other wins came in three-set doubles matches.
Delaney Hasquet and Avery Kelly won at No. 2, while Tess Riordan and Marissa Anderson picked up a win at No. 3.
The Southwestern A Divisional tournament begins Thursday in Hamilton and Corvallis. The Class A State tournament is the following week in Kalispell.
Stevensville 4, Butte Central 3
Tricia Joyce, BC, def. Maddie Weber 6-1, 6-2
Olivia Peretto, Stevi, def. Sophia Burton 6-0, 6-0
Julie Slatto, Stevi, def. Mati McGree 6-0, 6-3
Johanna Hinz, Steiv, def. Sage Wall 6-0, 6-0
Jamyn Beller/Callie Cavill, Stevi, def. Shea Davis/Prestyn Weldon 6-0, 6-4
Delaney Hasquet/Avery Kelly, BC, def. MacKaela Hawthorne/ Liz Ryker 2-6, 6-4, 6-4
Tess Riordan/Marissa Anderson, BC, def. Aliyah Andersen/Crystal St. Germain 6-0, 5-7, 6-2
Butte Central 4, Stevensville 3
David Granell, BC, def. Reece Halgo 6-0, 6-3
Quincy Larson, Stevi, def. Max Drew 6-1 6-1
Matt Hock, Stevi, def. Luke Heaphy 6-1, 6-2
Bryon Sestrich, BC, def. Austin Armijo 7-5, 6-4
Aidan Petritz/Guido Ossello, BC, def. Garrison Bradt/David Haacke 6-4, 6-7 (8-10), 6-2
Paul Rodriguez/John Rodrigues, Stevi, def. Max Drew/John Fisher 3-6, 6-4, 10-8
Drew Badovinac//Gage Guldseth, BC, def. Sebastian Driver/Dylan Jones 7-5, 7-5