Eagles sweep team wins at Stodden Park
Two victories at No. 1 singles highlighted Butte High’s day Tuesday as the Bulldogs took on Missoula Big Sky in a tennis dual
The battle at Stodden Park closed out a home stand that saw the Bulldogs play in Butte three times in seven days.
Missoula Big Sky won the girls’ dual 6-2. The Eagles won the boys’ battle 5-3, taking advantage of three forfeit wins against the shorthanded Bulldogs.
Butte High, though, picked up some huge wins on the day.
None was bigger than in No. 1 singles. That’s where Butte High’s Ashlyn Burnett battled back from a 4-1 deficit in the first game to beat Brooke Williams 7-5, 7-5. The win secures the No. 2 seed for Burnett at divisionals.
Sevanna Challeen and Ashley Olson teamed for a victory at No. 2 doubles, edging Hollin Keitz and Andrea McComas in a 6-1, 3-6, 7-6 (3) thriller.
At No. 1 doubles, Katie Kellier and Brooke McGrath went to a tiebreaker before falling 3-6, 6-4, 6-0 to Kaden Easter and Amber Williams.
Sage Murphy, Rebecca Radoicich and Elli Quist also played singles for the Bulldogs, putting up a battle in losses to Landon Roberts, Addie Winward and Maddie McInnis.
Riley Laslovich and Charlie Ghordizi downed Butte’s Frankie Cox and Maya Dare at No. 3 doubles, and Big Sky’s Morgan McClung and Avery Wolfe topped Isabel Russo and Mia McCarthy at No. 4.
In the boys’ No. 1 singles, Butte’s Jason Johns downed Jacob Kientz in straight sets for the Bulldogs.
Johns and Sam Sampson, who fell to Max Strebis of Big Sky in No. 2 singles, teamed to pick up a doubles victory. They beat Isaac Dossier and Max Christiansen in straight sets.
Kershaw Mellott and Cole Skeel fell 4-6, 6-2, 7-5 to Big Sky’s Cole Campbell and Jake Gardanier.
Butte’s Thad Holdsworth took down Elliot Boykin 6-4, 2-6, 6-4 in No. 3 singles.
The Bulldogs close out the regular season next Tuesday at Belgrade. The divisional tournament will be May 19-20 in Missoula.
Missoula Big Sky 6, Butte High 2
Ashyln Burnett, Butte, def. Brooke Williams 7-5, 7-5
Landon Roberts, Big Sky, def. Sage Murphy 6-2, 6-3
Addie Winward, Big Sky, def. Rebecca Radoicich 6-1, 6-4
Maddie McInnis, Big Sky, def. Ellie Quist 6-1, 6-2
Kayden Easter/Amber Williams, Big Sky, def. Katie Keller/Brooke McGrath 3-6, 6-4, 6-0
Sevanna Challeen/Ashley Olson, Butte, def. Hollin Keintz/Andrea McComas 6-1, 3-6, 7-6 (3)
Riley Laslovich/Charlie Ghordizi, Big Sky, def. Frankie Cox/Maya Dare 6-4, 6-1
Morgan McClung/Avery Wolff, Big Sky, def. Isabel Russo/Mia McCarthy 6-1, 6-4
Missoula Big Sky 5, Butte High 3
(Score includes three Butte High forfeits)
Jason Johns, Butte, def. Jacob Kientz 6-3 6-2
Max Sterbis, Big Sky, def. Sam Sampson 6-4, 6-4
Thad Holdsworth, Butte, def. Elliot Boykin 6-4, 2-6, 6-4
Jason Johns/ Sam Sampson, Butte, def. Isaac Dossier/ Max Christiansen 6-1, 6-2
Cole Campbell/Jake Gardanier, Big Sky, def. Kershaw Mellott/Cole Skeel 4-6, 6-2, 7-5