Glacier, Flathead battle C-Falls netters

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Glacier topped Columbia Falls in boys play 5-3 and the two schools split 4-4 in girls action on Tuesday on the tennis courts at Flathead Valley Community College.

Columbia Falls won boys and girls matches at Nos. 1-2-3 singles and No. 4 girls singles.

Glacier swept doubles play on both sides and won at No. 4 boys singles.

Matches at 3-4 girls singles were marathon battles won by Maria Vizay-Vicentin and Julia Sowerine of Columbia Falls. Sowerine needed 2 hours, 50 minutes to beat Sydney Pepe 5-7, 6-2, 6-2 while Vizay-Vicentin’s 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 victory over Mariah Dickey was 2 ½ hours long.

“Some definitely worn out kids,” Glacier coach Josh Munro said. “There was a lot of good, competitive play. Some of the kids took advantage of the weather with some long matches.”

Glacier travels to Helena on Saturday for conference play. Columbia Falls has a Thursday Northwestern A dual with Whitefish at FVCC.


Glacier 4, Columbia Falls 4

SINGLES —Hannah Schweikert, CF, def. Maggie Rudbach, 6-0, 6-0; Katy Garate, CF, def. Nina Friedman, 6-3, 7-5; Maria Vizay-Vicentin, CF, def. Mariah Dickey, 6-2, 4-6, 6-3; Julia Sowerine, CF, def. Sydney Pepe, 5-7, 6-2, 6-2.

DOUBLES — Hannah Nikunen/Ashlyn Sliter, G, def. Taylor Jarrett/Cassidy Norick, 6-3, 6-1; Liv Wilson/Kirsti Ericksen, G, def. Gwen Foust/Grace Gedlaman, 6-3, 7-6 (4); Katie Lessmeier/Regin Koester, G, def. Emma Upton/Alyssa Williams, 6-0, 6-0; Avery Kreitinger/Bella Waldher, G, def. Marina Heupez/Hailie Holm, 6-0, 6-2.


Glacier 5, Columbia Falls 3

SINGLES — John Gilk, CF, def. Ryan Kelly, 6-1, 6-1; Niels Getts, CF, def. Kamren Barkus, 6-4, 7-6 (3); Camryn Lingle, CF, def. Alex Galloway, 6-1, 6-2; Chris Skelton, G, def. Colton Byrd, 6-0, 6-3.

DOUBLES — Kyle Buckingham/Akhil Patel, G, won by forfeit; Drew Engellant/Micah Heil, G, def. Bobby Dewbre/Trey Perkins, 6-0, 6-3; Ben Desmul/Ethan Purdy, G, def. Caleb Reinsberg/Malachi Brower, 6-0, 6-1; Kyler Turner/Logan Samples, G, def. Greg Williamson/Cameron Byrd, 6-1, 6-0.


Kyle Buckingham/Akhil Patel, G, def. Niels Getts/Camryn Lingle, 6-3, 4-6 1-0 (5).

Flathead sweeps

Columbia Falls

The Flathead boys won all eight matches while the girls won four times in doubles play and once at No. 4 singles. Only one match went three sets with Ryan Thompson topping Dillion Washington 3-6, 6-2, 10-0 at No. 2 singles.

Flathead travels to Helena on Saturday for conference play. Columbia Falls is scheduled to face Whitefish on Thursday at FVCC in Northwestern A action.

“It was a good day of tennis for us,” Columbia Falls coach Gene Marcille said. “Our singles had a great day. Hannah Schweikert had two great matches, so did Maria (Vizay-Vicentin) and Katy (Garate).”


Flathead 5, Columbia Falls 3

SINGLES — Hannah Schweikert, CF, def. Emma Hawkins, 6-1, 6-0; Katy Garate, CF, def. Avery Cherot, 6-4, 6-2; Maria Vizcay-Vicentin, CF, def. Mayson Moore, 6-4, 6-3; Claire Morris, F, def. Julia Sowerine, 6-4, 6-1.

DOUBLES — Tess Huckeba/Olivia Mohatt, F, def. Taylor Jarrett/Cassidy Norick, 6-2, 6-2; Sierra Dilworth/Marcella Mercer, F, def. Gwen Foust/Grace Gedlaman, 6-1, 6-1; Aaris Hill/Mikel Twichel, F, def. Emma Upton/Alyssa Williams, 6-0, 6-1; Abby Clark/McKayden Nash, F, def. Marina Heupel/Hailde Holm, 6-2, 6-2.


Flathead 8, Columbia Falls 0

SINGLES — Joston Cripe, F, def. John Gilk, 6-4, 6-1; Ryan Thompson, F, def. Dillion Washington, 3-6, 6-2, 10-0; Evan Sevaly, F, def. Trey Perkins, 6-3, 6-2; Gabe Felton, F, def. Dylan Anderson, 6-0, 6-0.

DOUBLES — Nolan White/Brett Thompson, F, def. Cameron Lingle/Neils Getts, 6-2, 6-4; Brian Wells/Liam Rehbein, F, def. Bobby Dewbre/Colton Byrd, 6-2, 6-3; Drew Lowry/Owen Shilling, F, def. Malachi Brewer/Caleb Reinsberg, 6-1, 6-2; Edgar Hall/Alex Brown, F, def. Cameron Byrd/Greg Williamson, 6-2, 6-3.

Bigfork sweeps Troy

TROY — Bigfork defeated Troy 6-0 in girls play and 4-2 in boys Western B action.

Troy won at No. 2 singles and doubles.


Singles — Payton Crawford, B, def. Katelynn Tallmadge, 6-2, 6-0; Emily Bonner, B, def. Rhonelle Morton, 6-0, 6-1; Juniper Johnson, B, def. Kiersten McCully, 6-0, 6-0; Emma Berreth, B, def. Lyndan Clay, 6-0, 6-0

Doubles — Meredith Bedford/Ahna Fox, B, def. Malia Thornburg/Sarah Shadden, 6-0, 6-0; Brette Guenzler/Emma Berreth, B, def. Laura Guinard/Lyndan , 6-1, 6-0.


Singles — Trey Christiaens, B, def. Austin McCully, 6-0, 6-0; Cody Osterberg, T, Grant Gibson 7-6 tiebreaker, 7-3, 6-0; Wyatt Reichenbach, B, def. Chi-Hsiang Chung, 6-2, 6-2; Ben Johnson, B, def. Sam Walters, 6-1, 6-1.

Doubles — Colton Reichenbach/Clayton Reichenbach, B, def. Dylan Cummings/Alex Freund, 6-1, 6-1; Cy Winslow/Jaymin Stever, T, def. Blaine Barrows/Hans Schneller, 6-0, 6-1

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