The Hamilton girls' and boys' tennis teams claimed their second consecutive Southern A divisional championship Saturday afternoon at Corvallis and Hamilton.

It was an all-Hamilton finals in the girls' singles and doubles championship matches at the Corvallis courts. The Broncs ran away with the girls' team title, scoring 49 points. Dillon was next at 22 points.

Freshman Jessica Richter defeated her older sister Crystal 6-3, 7-6 (8-6) to win the singles title. Crystal won the state Class A singles crown in 1999 as a freshman.

In doubles, Hamilton's Dusty Williams and Erin Millar beat teammates Nicole Chaney and Rachel Chaney 6-2, 6-4 for the title.

It was a tight boys' singles final with Todd Kenley of Hamilton edging Dustin Frye of Corvallis 7-6, 7-6 at the Hamilton courts.

The Bronc boys' scored 36 points to earn the team title. Corvallis was next at 23 points.

Hamilton's Ryan Wells and Aaron Riley teamed up to win the doubles final 6-3, 6-4 over Stevensville partners Scott Barbian and Tanner Mullin.

The top four singles players and top four doubles teams advance to the state Class A tournament Friday and Saturday at Lewistown.

n Western A divisional: At Libby, Whitefish dominated the Western A divisionals and qualified six singles players and two doubles teams for this week's state championship in Lewistown.

The Bulldogs' Thiago Mariano, Aaron Fey, Seth Macalister and Jacob Schultz finished 1-2-3-4 in the boys' singles division. Mariano won every match in straight sets.

The Bulldogs' Doug Shyrock and Ben Ruffato won the boys' doubles division by downing Columbia Falls' Chase Averill and Brent Benkleman 6-0, 6-2 in the finals.

The Bigfork boys' team, which finished second behind the Bulldogs, will send two doubles teams to state.

Whitefish's Allison Fey won the girls' singles title with a straight-set win over Polson's Maggie Liebschultz in the finals.

Columbia Falls placed second behind Whitefish in the girls' division. The Wildkats will send singles player Logan Kavanagh and doubles champions Kristy Burnett and Megan DeRue to Lewistown. Burnett and DeRue were straight-set winners over Whitefish's Elizabeth Blair and Andrea Donohue in the final match.

The top four singles players and doubles teams qualified for the state championship.

Southern A divisional


at Corvallis

Team scores: Hamilton 49, Dillon 22, Corvallis 10, Ronan 9, Stevensville 8.


Championship - Jessica Richter, Ham, def. Crystal Richter, Ham, 6-3, 7-6 (8-6).

Consolation finals - Ericka Shelby, Ron, def. Haley McDonald, Dil, 5-7, 6-0, 6-4.


Championship - Dusty Williams-Erin Millar, Ham, def. Nicole Chaney-Rachel Chaney, Ham, 6-2, 6-4.

Consolation finals - Ashley Stoddard-Anna Thomas, Dil, def. Jessi Jacobson-Jodi Auch, Cor, 7-6 (7-4), 6-3.


at Hamilton

Team scores: Hamilton 36, Corvallis 23, Stevensville 21, Ronan 12.


Championship - Todd Kenley, Ham, def. Dustin Frye, Cor, 7-6, 7-6.

Consolation finals - Elias Travis, Ste, def. Ryal Weber, Cor, 6-2, 6-3.


Championship - Ryan Wells-Aaron Riley, Ham, def. Scott Barbian-Tanner Mullin, Ste, 6-3, 6-4.

Consolation finals - Rich Jessop-Dave Carney, Cor, def. Brett Walchuk-Tyler Roberts, Ron, 6-2, 6-3.

Western A divisional

At Libby


Team scores: Whitefish 56, Columbia Falls 29, Bigfork 24, Polson 24, Libby 14.


First round - Elizabeth Frisk, Bf, def. Bryanna Christian, Lib, 6-2, 5-7, 6-2; Teresa Cooper, Pol, def. Amy O'Boyle, CF, 6-3, 6-1; Melanie Beasley, Lib, def. Amanda King, CF, 6-2, 7-6 (10-8); Hayley Codiga, Wf, def. Laura Trembath, Bf, 6-4, 6-0.

Second round - Allison Fey, Wf, def. Frisk 6-0, 6-0; Lily Coble, Pol, def. Dalynn Hartshaw, CF, 6-4, 6-0; Lisa Macalister, Wf, def. Heather House, Lib, 6-2, 6-0; Angela Miles, Bf, def. Cooper 6-2, 7-5; Logan Kavanagh, CF, def. Beasley 6-3, 6-0; Rachel Gianos, Wf, def. Bergen Wilson, Bf, 6-3, 6-1; Abi Peterson, Pol, def. Kaleena Couvillion, Lib, 6-4, 6-1; Maggie Liebschutz, Pol, def. Codiga 6-3, 6-2.

Quarterfinals - Fey def. Coble 6-0, 6-0; Macalister def. Miles 7-6 (7-5), 1-6, 7-6 (8-6); Kavanagh def. Gianos 6-3, 7-5; Liebschutz def. Peterson 6-2, 6-4.

Semifinals - Fey def. Macalister 7-6 (7-5), 1-6, 7-6 (8-6); Liebschultz def. Kavanagh CF 6-2, 6-1.

Consolation finals - Gianos def. Kavanagh 4-6, 6-4, 7-5.

Finals - Fey def. Liebschultz 6-3, 6-4.


First round - Brunett-DeReu, CF, bye; Mari-Baker, Lib, def. Larson-O'Toole, Pol, 0-6, 7-6, 7-5; Walker-Perleberg, Bf, def. Audet-Shafer, Wf, 6-2, 5-7, 6-4; Tait-Anderson, Pol, def. Doubek-Desch, Lib, 6-0, 6-1; Schwartz-Sullivan, Bf, def. Golden-Carter, CF, 6-0, 6-2; Opatz-Senin, Wf, def. Lundeen-Peterson, Pol, 3-6, 6-4, 6-3; Kolodejchuk-Ballard, CF, def. Wilson-Roll, Lib, 6-0, 6-2; Blari-Donahue, Wf, def. Goodall-Magaddino, Bf, 6-0, 6-3.

Quarterfinals - Brunett-DeReu def. Mari-Baker 6-1, 6-1; Walker-Perleberg def. Tait-Anderson 6-0, 6-3; Schwartz-Sullivan def. Opatz-Senin 3-6, 6-1, 6-2; Blair-Donahue def. Kolodejchuk-Ballard 6-2, 6-1.

Semifinals - Brunett-DeRue def. Walker-Perleberg 6-0, 6-3; Blair-Donohue def. Schwartz-Sullivan 6-0, 6-0.

Consolation finals - Walker-Perleberg def. Mari-Baker 6-1, 6-4.

Finals - Brunett-DeRue def. Blair-Donohue 6-2, 6-2.

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