POLSON — Aside from a narrow boys loss to Whitefish, Polson had little trouble taking care of its competition on Friday afternoon at the Cut Bank Invitational, which was played in Polson because of inclement weather in Cut Bank.
The Whitefish boys edged the Pirates 4-3, but Polson rebounded to knock off Cut Bank 4-2. The Polson girls beat Whitefish 5-2 and Cut Bank 5-1.
On the boys side, Polson and Whitefish split the four singles matches, but the Bulldogs held a 2-1 advantage in doubles.
Brendan Buls and Eric Holdhusen picked up wins for Whitefish, and Joe McDonald and Alex Mausshardt were victorious for Polson.
Kaiden Forman-Webster and Sam Schultz won singles matches for the Pirates versus Cut Bank.
Shea McGuinness and Briana Forman won two singles matches each for the Polson girls, and Berkely Ellis, Josie Peterson and Ara Mercer were victorious in one singles and one doubles match apiece. Megan Rost was part of two doubles wins.
Cut Bank Invitational
Whitefish 4, Polson 3
Singles — Brendan Buls, W, def. Johnny Moore, 6-0, 6-1; Eric Holdhusen, W, def. Sam Schultz, 6-2, 6-0; Joe McDonald, P, def. Simon Oliver, 6-1, 6-2; Alex Mausshardt, P, def. Jayce Cripe, 6-3, 7-5.
Doubles — Kaiden Forman-Webster/Carson McDaniel, P, def. Colter Upton/Zach Brandt, 6-1, 6-2; Noah Fauth/Leo Motti, W, def. Trevor Schultz/Kendal Forman-Webster, 7-5, 6-4; Jamie Schwertz/Carver Gilman, W, def. McKauly Morrison/Anton Lefthand, 6-3, 6-3.
Polson 4, Cut Bank 2
Singles — Kaiden Forman-Webster, P, def. Colby Kraft, 6-3, 6-2; Sam Schultz, P, def. Dawson Matt, 7-6 (7-5), 6-1; Gus Meiwald, C, def. Colby Devlin, 4-6, 6-3, 10-6; Colton Barsness, C, def. Zevan Walker, 6-0, 6-0.
Doubles — Joe McDonald/Kendal Forman-Webster, P, def. Dawson Matt/Colby Kraft, forfeit; Anton Lefthand/Trevor Schultz, P, def. Gus Meiwald/Colton Barsness, forfeit; Carl Esty/Brett Sneed, C, vs. Josh Peck/Ryan Doss, P, not finished.
Polson 5, Whitefish 2
Singles — Shea McGuinness, P, def. Claire Carloss, 6-4, 1-6, 10-6; Berkely Ellis, P, def. Bella Wilson, 6-2, 6-2; Josie Peterson, P, def. Jesse Grawunder, 6-4, 6-3; Briana Forman, P, def. Gracie Young, 6-4, 4-6, 10-5.
Doubles — Olivia Petthoff/Aubrey Hanks, W, def. Kyler Lundeen/Qia Harlan, 6-3, 7-5; Kit Anderson/Autumn Roalson, W, def. Sharmaine Zempel/Elizabeth Violett, 7-5, 6-0; Ara Mercer/Megan Rost, P, def. Mackenzie Vick/Audrey Hyatt, 7-5, 6-2.
Polson 5, Cut Bank 1
Singles — Shea McGuinness, P, def. Cidney Claycomb, 6-1, 6-0; Macee Bancy, C, def. Elizabeth Violett, 6-2, 6-6 (injury default); Ara Mercer, P, def. Jaycee Frydelund, 6-1, 6-4; Briana Forman, P, def. Courtney Anderson, 10-7.
Doubles — Berkeley Ellis/Kyler Lundeen, P, def. Megan Barrett/Riley Bird, 6-1, 6-3; Sharmaine Zempel/Josie Peterson, P, def. Katelyn Edinger/Madi Seifert, 6-4, 6-7 (5), 10-8; Megan Rost/Gwen Sansone, P, vs. Lily Overstreet/Shannia Schmidt, C, not finished.