2018 STATE TENNIS

State A Tennis - Polson - May 25-26

LADY PIRATES ARE 2018 STATE TENNIS TEAM CHAMPIONS

Shea McGuinness is girls singles champion

READ ON FOR COMPLETE RESULTS

NORTHWESTERN A PLAYERS OFF TO GOOD START

POLSON/RONAN — Northwestern A divisional champions had a good showing during first-day play at the Class A state tennis tournament on Thursday.

Singles champs Shea McGuinness of Polson and Brendan Buls of Whitefish were undefeated, along with Polson’s Kyler Lundeen and Berkley Ellis in doubles.

Boys divisional champions Mark Anderson and Forrest Kobelt of Whitefish battled through a tough win in the first round, 3-6, 6-1, 6-2, but fell in the quarterfinals 6-3, 5-7, 6-1. The duo stay alive with a consolation 6-3, 4-6, 7-5 win over John Gilk and Tristan Grein of Columbia Falls.

McGuinness had just one match as rain shortened the event. She rolled in the first round 6-1, 6-1 and will face Nicole Hritsco of Dillon in the quarterfinals today.

Buls won 6-2, 6-1 in the first round and 6-0, 6-1 over Hamilton’s Alex Raymond, a state runner-up the last two years, in the quarterfinals. He will face Manuel Gonzalez of Butte Central in today’s semifinals with Marius Godard of Corvallis versus Brad Rakich of Dillon in the other semifinal.

Lundeen and Ellis looked sharp in their opener, cruising 6-0, 6-0. They will face Brooke Gilbertson and Lily Reddick of Belgrade in today’s quarterfinals.

Girls played at Ronan on Thursday with the boys at Polson.

No team scores were available for the boys, but on the girls side, Lewistown, Hamilton and Ronan were all tied for first with 14 points each.

All the action today will be in Polson.

Class A State Tennis

Thursday

Girls

At Ronan

Team Totals

Lewiston 14, Hamilton 14, Ronan 14, Butte Central 10, Miles City 10, Glendive 10, Billings Central 7, Stevensville 7, Havre 7, Dillon 7, Belgrade 6, Polson 3, Hardin 3, Libby 3, Whitefish 3, Corvallis 1, Livington 1.

Singles

First Round

Emma Putnam, BilC, def. Zoe Sullivan, BuC, 6-2, 6-0; Claire Carloss, Whi, def. Paige Nelson, Hav, 7-5, 6-1; Isabelle Martineau, Lib, def. Taylor Walker, Liv, 6-2, 6-2; Olivia Fehr, Cor, def. Abigail Noteboom, Har, no scores listed; Shae McGuinness, Pol, def. Hanna Stokke, Bel, 6-1, 6-1; Nicole Hritsco, Dil, def. Emily Toennis, MCity, 6-4, 6-1; Sarah Trihn, Ham, def. Sharmayne Hardy, Har, 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (7-5); Reagan Smith, Liv, def. Josie Petersen, Pol, 7-5, 1-6, 6-2.

Consolation

First Round

Nelson def. Sullivan 6-3, 6-3;

Doubles

Makiko Reisig/Kate Murdock, Har, def. Marcee Murphy/Devyn Solomon, Hav, 6-0, 6-1; Jessika Jones/Marissa Wood, Lib, def. Connie Watt/Claire Pickett, Cor, 6 -2, 6-6 (7-2); Aubrey Hanks/Olivia Potthoff, Whi, def. Christina Weidkamkp/Danielle Coates, Cor, 6-0, 6-3; Katherine Kant/Bobbi Lima, Liv, def. Mary Anne Herrera/Cailei Cumins, Har,4-6, 6-4, 7-5; Erin Bartlett/Jackie Westman, Ste, def. Taylor Jarrott/Anna Pickard, CFalls, 6-3, 6-3; Sylvie Schoenen/Kodie Vondra, Liv, def. Talia Zimdars/Skyler Scarpholt, Glen, 6-3, 6-3; Brooke Gilbertson/Lily Reddick, Bel, def. Abby Fitzgerald/Blayne Meyer, BilC, 6-2, 6-1; Kyler Lundeen/Berkley Ellis, Pol, def. Jamyn Beller/Callie Cavill, Ste, 6-0, 6-0.

Consolation

First Round

Watt/Pickett def. Murphy/Solomon, 6-0, 6-4; Herrera/Cumins def. Weidkamp/Coates, 6-4, 7-5; Zimdars/Scarpholt def. Jarrott/Pickard, 6-1, 6-1; Fitzgerald/Meyer def. Beller/Cavill, 6-0, 6-4

At Polson

Boys

Team Totals

Not available

Singles

First Round

Marius Godard, Cor, def. Gabe Passes, Har, 6-4,6-0; Eric Holdhusen, Whi, def. Tommy Brown, Hav, 6-4, 6-0; Johnny Moore, Pol, def. Brendan Johnson, Liv, 5-7, 6-3, 6-0; Brad Rakich, Dil, def. Jace Guptill, Har, 6-0, 6-0; Brendan Buls, Whi, def. Danner Purkett, Liv, 6-2, 6-1; Alex Raymond, Ham, def. Elliot Keller, BilC, 6-0, 6-0; Manuel Gonzalez, ButC, def. Jake O’Leary, BilC, no score listed; Jakim Ricketts, Liv, def. Jayce Cripe, Whi, 6-1, 6-0.

Quarterfinals

Godard def. Holdhusen, 7-6, 6-4; Rakich def. Moore, 6-1, 6-4; Buls def. Raymond, 6-0, 6-1; Gonzalez def. Ricketts, 7-5, 4-6, 6-3.

Consolation

First Round

Passes def. Brown,6-4, 6-4; Johnson def. Guptill 6-3, 6-1; Purkett def. Keller, 6-2, 6-2; O’Leary def. Crope 6-3, 6-2.

Second Round

Passes vs. Ricketts; Johnson def. Raymond, 6-0, 6-2; Moore def. Purkett, 6-3, 6-3; O’Leary vs. Holdhusen

Doubles

First Round

Caleb Mason/Jonathan Noteboom, Har, def. Colemon Taylor/Thomas Yellow Bird III, Ron, 6-1, 6-2; Mark Southam/Luke Peterson, Dil, def. Brady Ophus/Tyrel Kjersem, Hav, 6-3, 6-0; Cameron Johnson/Guido Ossello, ButC, def. Chase Farrar/Westten Church, Lew, 6-1, 7-5; Mark Anderson, Forrest Kobelt, Whi, def. Maguire Payne/Ben Harsha, BilC, 3-6, 6-1, 6-2; Trey Murphy/Kennedy McKay, Hav, def. Logan Harrington/Noah McGee, ButC, 6-1, 6-0; Ryan Old Crow/Famous Left Hand, Har, def. John Gilk/Tristan Grein, CFalls, 6-1, 6-0; David Evans/Ben Noteboom, Har, def. Carson McDaniel/Joe McDonald, Pol, 6-4, 6-1; Caleb Warnken/Gabe De Leo, Cor, def. Connor McCauley/Javen Chisholm, Bel,6-4, 6-1.

Second Round

Mason/Noteboom def. Southam/Peterson, 7-6 (8-6), 5-7, 7-6 (7-2); Johnson/Ossello def. Anderson/Kobelt, 6-3, 5-7, 6-1; Murphy/McKay def. Old Crow/Left Hand, 6-2, 6-3; Warnken/De Leo def. Evans/Noteboom, 6-2, 6-2.

Consolation

First Round

Ophus/Kjersem def. Taylor/Yellow Bird III, 7-6 (10-8), 6-4; Farrar/Church def. Payne/Harsha, 6-4, 6-0; Gilk/Grein def. Harrington/McGee, 6-0, 6-4; McDaniel/McDonald def. McCauley/Chisholm, 7-5, 3-6, 6-4.

Second Round

Ophus/Jersem def. Evans/Noteboom, 7-6 (7-5), 2-6, 3-3 injury default; Old Crow/Left Hand def. Farrar/Church,6-0, 1-6, 6-2; Anderson/Kobelt def. Gilk/Brein, 6-3, 4-6, 7-5; McDaniel/McDonald vs. Southam/Peterson

Friday, May 25, 2018

STATE A TENNIS: WHITEFISH’S BULS 2ND IN SINGLES

The Daily Inter Lake

POLSON — Whitefish junior Brendan Buls lost to Brad Rakich of Dillon 6-3, 7-5 in the boys singles final at the Class A state tennis tournament on Friday evening.

Buls, the Northwest A divisional champ, started the day with a 6-3, 6-3 win over Manual Gonzalez of Butte Central.

Buls beat two-time state runner-up Alex Raymond of Hamilton in the quarterfinals 6-0, 6-1 and Danner Purkett of Livingston in the first round 6-2, 6-1. Those matches were Thursday.

Whitefish seniors Mark Anderson and Forrest Kobelt finished fifth in doubles, beating Ryan Old Crow and Famous Left Hand of Hardin 6-4, 0-6, 6-3.

It was the fourth time in five matches Anderson and Kobelt went to three sets. They won three of them.

Anderson and Kobelt advanced to the fifth place match by stopping Carson McDaniel and Joe McDonald of Polson 7-6 (7-3), 7-6 (7-5).

The tournament winds up today with boys singles (third/fourth- and fifth/sixth-place singles matches) and girls singles and doubles.

In the girls singles final, Shea McGuinness of Polson will face off with Olivia Fehr of Corvallis. McGuinness beat Nicole Hritsco of Dillon in Friday’s quarterfinals 6-4, 6-4 and dropped Reagan Smith of Livingston in the semifinals 6-4, 6-3.

Libby’s Isabella Martineau has a loser-out match today with Sharmayne Hardy of Hardin.

In girls doubles, Kyler Lundeen and Berkely Ellis of Polson have a loser-out match with Katherin Kamp and Bobbi Lima of Livingson and Aubrey Hanks and Olivia Potthoff of Whitefish will play Erin Bartlett and Jackie Westman of Stevensville. Those winners move on to the third place match.

Brooke Gilbertson and Lily Reddick of Belgrade face Makiko Reisig and Kate Murdock of Hardin in the doubles final.

Class A State Tennis

Friday Results

At Polson

GIRLS

Team scores: Will be posted after today’s matches.

Singles

Quarterfinals: Emma Putnam, BilCen, def. Claire Carloss, Whi, 6-0, 6-1; Olivia Fehr, Cor, def. Isabelle Martineau, Lib, 7-5, 6-2; Shae McGuinness, Pol, def. Nicole Hritsco, Dil, 6-4, 6-4; Raegan Smith, Liv, def. Sarah Trinh, Ham, 6-1, 7-6 (4).

Semifinals: Fehr def. Putnam, 6-4, 6-0; McGuiness def. Smith, 6-4, 6-3.

Final: Saturday.

Consolation final: today.

Doubles

Quarterfinals: Makiko Reisig/Kate Murdock, Hard, def. Jessika Jones/Marissa Wood, Lib, 6-3, 6-1; Katherine Kant/Bobbi Lima, Liv, def. Aubrey Hanks/Olivia Pothoff, Whi, 6-4, 6-3; Erin Bartlett/Jackie Westman, Ste, def. Sylvie Schoenen/Kodie Vondra, Liv, 7-6 (6), 7-5; Brooke Gilbertson/Lily Reddick, Bel, def. Kyler Lundeen/Berkley Ellis, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4.

Semifinals: Reisig/Murdock def. Kant/Lima, 6-3, 6-1; Gilbertson/Reddick def. Bartlett/Westman, 3-6, 7-6 (3), 6-3.

Final: Saturday.

Consolation final: today.

BOYS

Team scores: Will be posted after today’s matches.

Singles

Semifinals: Brad Rakich, Dil, def. Marius Godard, Cor, 6-3, 7-5; Brendan Buls, Whi, def. Manuel Gonzalez, ButCen, 6-3, 6-3.

Final: Rakich def. Buls, 6-3, 7-5.

Consolation final: Godard vs. Gonzalez, today.

Doubles

Semifinals: Jonathan Noteboom/Caleb Mason, Hard, def. Cameron Johnson/Guido Ossello, ButCen, 6-2, 6-3; Trey Murphy/Kennedy McKay, Hav, def. Caleb Warnken/Gabe DeLeo, Cor, 7-6 (5), 7-5.

Final: Murphy/McKay def. Jo. Noteboom/Mason, 6-4, 6-2.

Consolation final: Warnken/DeLeo def. Johnson/Ossello, 6-3, 6-0.

Saturday, May 26, 2018

at Polson and Ronan

Polson Girls, Whitefish Boys STATE CHAMPS

By DAVID LESNICK

The Daily Inter Lake

POLSON — A “maybe” became a reality for Polson coach Bob Hislop while the wish by Whitefish coach Chris Schwaderer for his players to show that “they deserved to be there” also came true at the Class A state tennis tournament over the weekend.

Polson’s girls and Whitefish’s boys were both crowned team champions of the three-day event. It was a fitting end on Saturday to a spectacular season for both programs, who earlier this month won Northwest A divisional boys and girls titles.

The Polson girls were 17-2 in duals this season with losses to Corvallis and Libby; and the Whitefish boys 14-1 with the lone setback to Hamilton.

Polson, riding the efforts of state singles champion Shea McGuinness and fourth-place doubles finishers Kyler Lundeen and Berkely Ellis, rolled up a 24-point total to finish seven ahead of Belgrade and Hardin, who tied for second.

Corvallis, 14, was fourth and Whitefish, 12, fifth.

Whitefish, Hardin and Corvallis tied for the title on the boys side. All three teams had 20 points.

Havre and Dillon tied for fourth with 18 each.

Whitefish was led by junior Brendan Buls, a singles runner-up, and the fifth/sixth place senior doubles team of Mark Anderson and Forrest Kobelt. They completed their state play in the rain-delayed event on Friday. Boys singles matches to determine third/fourth and fifth/sixth places were delayed until Saturday morning. Whitefish and Hardin did not have a player involved in those matches, but Corvallis did with Marius Godard defeating Manuel Gonzalez of Butte Central 6-1, 6-4 to place third. That allowed Corvallis to share in the team title.

Polson’s Johnny Moore defeated Jakim Ricketts of Livingston 6-4, 6-0 to place fifth.

“It makes for a unique situation, but we’re still very happy to be part of it, more than happy to accept a state championship,” Schwaderer said.

“I had no expectations of winning it. All I wanted was for the kids to show up, play their best, play to their potential. I never saw this coming.”

He said he was hoping to be in the conversation regarding a trophy, but knew it would take “a lot of luck and a lot of good play. Certain things had to happen, kids had to step up. The kids had to overachieve and that’s what they did.

“I’m blown away by the whole thing,” he continued.

“I’m proud of them. We don’t have a bunch of superstars, but we had a bunch of kids who contribute.”

The state title for the Whitefish boys was their first since 2008.

McGuinness defeated Olivia Fehr of Corvallis 6-4, 6-3 in the finals on Saturday. She was 4-0 at state and won all her matches in two sets. The junior finished the season with an 18-0 record.

Lundeen and Ellis pulled through with a 7-6 (7-4), 6-0 consolation win over Katherine Kamp and Bobbi Lima of Livingston, but came up short in the third-place match, losing to Whitefish’s Aubrey Hanks and Olivia Potthoff 6-4, 6-3.

“We knew we would get a share of the title if they won their (first) morning match,” Hislop said of his doubles team.

McGuinness scored 16 points at state with Lundeen and Ellis adding eight.

“I knew there was a good chance with three girls we could score,” Hislop said. “We needed a perfect weekend and we had it.

“She’s pretty solid, a talented player, very athletic, takes coaching real well,” Hislop said of McGuinness. “She’s smart and figures things out on her own.”

It was the first state title for the Polson girls since 2013. Polson also hosted state that year. The Pirates have captured three state championships in the last 10 years.

The Polson boys won state in 2013.

Libby had a state placer in its return to Class A after two seasons in B-C. Isabelle Martineau defeated Emma Putnam of Billings Central 6-2, 7-6 (13-11) on Saturday to finish third.

Class A State Tennis

At Polson/Ronan

Thursday/Friday/Saturday

Final Results

Girls

Team Totals

Polson 24, Hardin 17, Belgrade 17, Corvallis 14, Livingston 12, Whitefish 12, Libby 12, Billings Central 10, Dillon 5, Stevensville 4, Hamilton 2, Havre 2, Glendive 1

Singles

Final: Shea McGuinness, Polson, def. Olivia Fehr, Corvallis 6-4, 6-3

Third place: Isabelle Martineau, Libby, def. Emma Putnam, Billings Central, 6-2, 7-6 (13-11)

Fifth place: Nicole Hritsco, Dillon, def. Reagan Smith, Livingston, 6-1, 6-0

Doubles

Final: Brooke Gilbertson/Lily Reddick, Belgrade, def. Makiko Reisig/Kate Murdock, Hardin, 6-4, 4-6, 6-3

Third place: Aubrey Hanks/Olivia Potthoff, Whitefish, def. Kyler Lundeen/Berkley Ellis, Polson, 6-0, 6-0

Fifth place: Katherine Kant/Bobbi Lima, Livingston, def. Erin Bartlett/Jackie Westman, Stevensville, 6-3, 6-3

Boys

Team Totals

Whitefish 20, Hardin 20, Corvallis 20, Havre 18, Dillon 18, Butte Central 15, Polson 7, Livingston 6, Billings Central 2, Hamilton 2, Columbia Falls 1, Ronan 1, Lewistown 1.

Singles

Final: Brad Rakich, Dillon, def. Brandon Bule, Whitefish, 6-3, 7-5

Third place: Marius Godard, Corvallis, def. Manuel Gonzalez, Butte Central 6-1, 6-4

Fifth place: Johnny Moore, Polson, def. Jakim Ricketts, Livingston, 6-4, 6-0

Doubles

Final: Trey Murphy/Kennedy McKay, Havre, def. Caleb Mason/Jonathan Noteboom, Hardin, 6-4, 6-2

Third place: Caleb Wanken/Gabe De Leo, Corvallis, def. Cameron Johnson/Guido Ossello, Butte Central, 6-3, 6-0

Fifth place: Mark Anderson/Forrest Kobelt, Whitefish, def. Ryan Old Crow/Famous Left Hand, Hardin, 6-4, 0-6, 6-3

 

 
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