Class A State Tennis Dogs dazzle on Day 1

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  • Columbia Falls’ Hannah Schweikert hits a return in a girls’ singles match against Miles City’s Emily Toennis at the Class A State Tennis Tournament at Flathead Valley Community College on Thursday. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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    Polson’s Joe McDonald serves in a boys’ singles match against Glendive’s Ethan Carney at the Class A State Tennis Tournament at Flathead Valley Community College on Thursday. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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    Whitefish’s Jayce Cripe hits a return in a boys’ singles match against Miles City’s Dalton Polesky at the Class A State Tennis Tournament at Flathead Valley Community College on Thursday. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

  • Columbia Falls’ Hannah Schweikert hits a return in a girls’ singles match against Miles City’s Emily Toennis at the Class A State Tennis Tournament at Flathead Valley Community College on Thursday. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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    Polson’s Joe McDonald serves in a boys’ singles match against Glendive’s Ethan Carney at the Class A State Tennis Tournament at Flathead Valley Community College on Thursday. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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    Whitefish’s Jayce Cripe hits a return in a boys’ singles match against Miles City’s Dalton Polesky at the Class A State Tennis Tournament at Flathead Valley Community College on Thursday. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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The first day of state tennis action for Class A players kicked off at Flathead Valley Community College on Thursday.

Two Whitefish singles players and both of its doubles teams advanced to today’s semifinals.

In singles, Gracie Smyley won 6-2, 6-2 and 6-0, 6-1. Brendan Buls won 6-0, 6-0 and 6-3, 4-6, 6-2.

The doubles team of Aubrey Hanks/Olivia Potthoff won 6-0, 6-0 and 6-3, 7-5.

Mark Anderson/Colter Upton advanced with 6-1, 6-2 and 6-3, 6-3 wins.

Hannah Schweikert of Columbia Falls lost in the second round, but is still alive in loser-out play.

Whitefish’s Jayce Cripe was elimiated in loser out play, as were the girls doubles team Payton Kastella/Jesse Grawunder.

Defending girls singles state champion Shea McGuinness of Polson advanced to the semis with 6-2, 6-4 and 6-2, 6-0 wins.

Also advancing to the semifinals were Polson’s girls doubles teams, Ava Mercer/Megan Rost and Berkley Ellis/Qia Harlan.

In boys doubles for Polson, Kendal Forman-Webster/Bridger Wenzel were eliminated.

Polson’s Joe McDonald was eliminated with two losses.

Columbia Falls’ Niels Getts was eliminated in the first round of the loser-out bracket.

The Wildcats’ boys doubles team of John Gilk/Camryn Lingle will play today in loser-out action.

Marissa Woods, Libby’s only representative, was eliminated after first round and loser-out losses.

Defending boys singles state champion, Dillon’s Brad Rackich, advanced to play Ethan Carney of Glendive in the semifinal today.

In the boys semis, Buls will play Hardin’s Famous Lefthand.

In girls singles, Smyley will play Tricia Joyce of Butte Central and McGuinness has Bobbi Lima of Livingston.

In girls doubles, Hanks/Potthoff will face off with Mercer/Rost.

Ellis/Harlan have Kodie Vondra/Slyvie Schoenen of Livingston.

For boys doubles, Anderson/Upton will play Dillon’s Mark Southam/Nathaniel Livingston.

Gilk/Lingle take on Aidan Petritz/Guido Ossello of Butte Central.

Matches begin at 8 a.m.

Thursday’s Results

at FVCC

Boys

Singles

First Round

Famous Lefthand (Hardin) def. Niels Getts (Columbia Falls) 6-1, 6-3; Aubry Potier (Corvallis) def. Josh Warp (Havre) 6-2, 7-6; Caleb Warnken (Corvallis) def. Danner Purkett (Livingston) 6-0, 6-0; Brendan Buls (WF) def. Carson Staiger (Glendive) 6-0, 6-0; Matt Knight (Dillon) def. Brendon Johnson (Livingston) 6-4, 4-6, 6-4; Ethan Carney (Glendive) def. Joe McDonald (Polson) 6-1, 6-7 (7); Dalton Polesky (Miles City) def. Jayce Cripe (WF) 6-2, 6-2; Brad Rakich (Dillon) def. Jayce Philipps (Lewistown) 6-1, 6-0.

Second Round

Lefthand (Polson) def. Potier 6-3, 6-3; Buls (WF) def. Warnken (6-3, 4-6, 6-2); Carney (Glendive) def. Knight 6-3, 4-6, 6-2; Rakich (Dillon) def. Polesky 6-0, 6-0.

Loser Out

Polesky (Miles City) def. Warp 6-4, 6-0; Warnken (Corvallis) def. Johnson 6-0, 6-1; Potier (Corvallis) def. Cripe 7-5, 6-7 (7), 6-4; Purkett (Livingston) def. Knight 6-7 (9), 6-4, 6-2.

Doubles

First Round

Jonathan Noteboom/Ben Noteboom (Hardin) def. Jack Lane/Scott Tatum (Livingston) 6-0, 6-2; Aidan Petritz/Guido Ossello (Butte Central) def. Kendal Forman-Webster/Bridger Wenzel (Polson) 7-5, 6-3; John Gilk/Camryn Lingle (Columbia Falls) def. Jaymark Liedle/Ryan Hubbard (Corvallis) 6-3, 3-6, 6-4; Tommy Brown/Tyrel Kjersem (Havre) def. Preston Lighter/Trenton Reinhart (Glendive) 6-1, 6-0; Mark Southam/Nathaniel Leonardson (Dillon) def. Anton Lefthand/Trevor Schultz (Polson) 6-0, 6-0; Charlie Parkan/Christian Coleman (Billings Central) def. Nate Kinderzerski/Logan McQuinn (Lewistown) 6-3, 5-7, 6-4; Ryan Old Crow/Kent Swisse (Hardin) def. Jake Huston/Reese Buckley (Havre) 6-3, 6-3; Mark Anderson/Colter Upton (Whitefish) def. Turner Sawyer/Jovany Guillen (Dillon) 6-1, 6-2.

Second Round

Noteboom/Noteboom (Hardin) def. Petritz/Ossello 6-1, 6-4; Brown/Kjersen (Havre) def. Gilk/Lingle 6-3, 6-2; Southam/Leonardson (Dillon) def. Parkan/Coleman 6-3, 6-2; Anderson/Upton (WF) def. Old Crow/Swisse 6-3, 6-3.

Loser Out

Old Crow/Swisse (Hardin) def. Forman-Webster/Wenzel 6-2, 7-5; Liesel/Hubbard (Corvallis) def. Parkan/Coleman 6-4, 5-7, 6-4; Gilk/Lingle (CF) def. Lefthand/Schultz 6-4, 7-6 (7); Petritz-Ossello (Butte Central) def. Sawyer/Guillen 6-3, 3-6, 6-4.

Girls

Singles

First Round

Blayne Meyer (Billings Central) def. Marissa Wood (Libby) 6-2, 6-4; Tricia Joyce (Butte Central) def. McKenzie Tommerup (Havre) 6-0, 6-2; Madeline DeLeo (Corvallis) def. Hannah Stokke (Belgrade) 7-5, 6-1; Gracie Smyley (Whitefish) def. Abi Noteboom (Hardin) 6-2, 6-2; Bobbi Lima (Livingston) def. Ashlyn Sandall (Dillon) 6-3, 6-2; Hannah Schweikert (Columbia Falls) def. Emily Toennis (Miles City) 7-6 (9), 7-5; Shea McGuinness (Polson) def. Emma Putnam (Billings Central) Eliana Foss (Hamilton) def. Tessa Gatz (Lewistown) 6-2, 6-4.

Second Round

Joyce (BC) def. Meyer 6-2, 6-4; Smyley (WF) def. DeLeo 6-0, 6-1; Lima (LS) def. Schweikert 6-3, 6-4; McGuinness (P) def. Foss 6-2, 6-0.

Loser Out

Foss (Hamilton) def. Wood 6-1, 7-5; Schweikert (WF) def. Stokke 6-4, 6-4; Putnam (Billings Central) def. Meyer 5-7, 6-4, 6-4; DeLeo (Corvallis) def. Sandall 7-5, 4-6, 6-4.

Doubles

First Round

Katie Murdock/Makiko Reisig (Hardin) def. Cecily Gerber/Danielle Coates (Corvallis) 6-0, 6-1; Aubrey Hanks/Olivia Potthoff (WF) def. Shania Jonson/Debbie Chambers (Livingston) 6-0, 6-0; Marcella Mercer/Megan Rost (Polson) def. Kadyn Acor/Cassidy Acor (Havre) 6-3, 7-6 (7); Molly Powell/Bailey Jessop (Corvallis) def. Sam Flemming/Maci Moore (Miles City) 6-7 (7), 7-5, 6-3; Berkley Ellis/Qia Harlan (Polson) def. Marcee Murphy/Devyn Solomon (Havre) 6-2, 6-1; Macie Flamm/Rilee Green (Hardin) def. Megan Kirkland/Christina Weidkamp (Corvallis) 6-1, 3-6, 6-2; Cailei Cummins/Deidra Don’t Mix (Hardin) def. Jamyn Beller/Callie Cavill (Stevensville) 3-6, 6-2, 6-4; Kodie Vondra/Sylvie Schoenen (Livingston) def. Payton Kastella/Jesse Grawunder (Whitefish) 6-2, 6-4.

Second Round

Hanks/Potthoff (WF) def. Murdock/Reisig 6-3, 7-5; Mercer/Rost (P) def. Powell/Jessop 6-3, 6-3; Ellis/Harlan (P) def. Flamm/Green 6-0, 6-2; Vendra/Schoenen (Livingston) def. Cummins/Don’t Mix 7-6 (7), 6-2.

Loser Out

Cummins/Don’t Mix (Hardin) def. Gerber/Coates 6-2, 6-1; Flamm/Green (Hardin) def. Acor/Acor Kirkland/Wiedkamp (Corvallis) def. Powell/Jessop 6-3, 5-7, 7-6 (7); Murdock/Reisig (Hardin) def. 7-5, 4-6, 7-6 (7); Kastella/Grawunder 6-1, 6-4.

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