Athlete of the week: Owen McPartland Butte Central Tennis

Butte Central junior Owen McPartland had a great run at the Divisional Tennis Tourney, on taking 3rd. The tourney was hosted here in Butte, May 14-16.

Owen won his first two rounds defeating Zach Maki (Dillon) 6-1, 7-5 & Carden Nelson (Hamilton) 6-1,6-2… before falling in the semi’s to Angus Trangmore (Stevi) 0-6, 0-6.

Owen then defeated Micah Van Sickle (Ham) 6-0, 6-4 & Pierce Yaskus (Cor) 6-2, 6-4… giving him a 3rd place finish.

“Placing in the top four, on the singles side, is tough to do. Owen is a natural competitor, & just plays so smooth. He has great court awareness, footwork, & is fun to watch. It was a strong showing, & great accomplishment for him this week.”

Said head coach Becky Hancock about Owen.

Owen will play in the State A Tennis Tournament next week up in Kalispell, May 23 & 24th, this will be his second trip to State. He went last year playing doubles with Nick Lester, who graduated last Spring.
Congrats Owen great job and good luck at State.