GREAT FALLS - Singles player Matt Parker and doubles partners Michele Bailey and Lizzie Iwersen of Kalispell won titles Friday at the Northern AA divisional tennis tournament.
Parker downed Great Falls Russell's Ryan Van Ness 6-1, 6-2 for the boys' singles championship. Parker beat Van Ness' teammate J.R. Connor in the semifinals 6-1, 6-1.
In the boys' doubles finals, Brian Stoick and Adam Buer of CMR edged out Kalispell's Kenny Lard and Andy Frey 7-6 (8-6), 6-3.
CMR collected 59 team points, Kalispell had 38 and Great Falls High finished with five.
It was an all Kalispell final in the girls' doubles match. Michele Bailey and Iwersen defeated Danielle Bailey and Missy Schottlekorb 6-2, 6-2 to take the crown.
Kalispell finished in a tie with Great Falls High for the team lead at 37 points. Great Falls Russell finished with 29 points.
Cathy Praud of Great Falls beat teammate Ashley Janikula 6-0, 6-1 in the girls' singles championship.
Two-time defending divisional champ Morgan Daley of Kalispell defaulted her matches due to disciplinary reasons.
The top four finishers from singles and doubles advanced to the state Class AA tournament next week in Bozeman.
Western B-C divisional: At Libby, Will Fleming of St. Ignatius earned a shot at defending his divisional title with a 6-4, 6-3 win over teammate Hugh Daniels during the opening day of play.
Fleming will face teammate Brian Morton, a three-set winner over Chad Myers of Troy, in Saturday's finals.
Sasha Dechart of Eureka and Tanya Goyen of Troy, who battled for last year's consolation title, will square off Saturday for the divisional championship. Dechart downed Amie Willis of Troy 6-3, 6-4 in the semifinals while Goyen defeated Lynda Srihabud of Plains 6-2, 6-3. Dechart won last year's showdown 6-2, 6-1.
n Southeastern B-C divisional: At Boulder, Darby's Bonny Bower and Amber Miller advanced to the state Class B-C tennis tournament with strong showings at the divisional.
Bower advanced to the singles championship before falling to Virginia Johnson of Boulder, 6-0, 6-2. Miller rebounded from a loss to Johnson in the semis to beat Heather Wesolovski of Boulder 6-0, 6-3 for third place.
Boulder easily won the team title with 49 points. Darby was second with 18.
The top four singles and doubles teams advanced to the state Class B-C tournament next week in Missoula.
Southern B-C divisional: Chris Jackson of Valley Christian will be shooting for his first divisional title as a singles player Saturday at UM's Lindsay tennis courts.
On Friday the senior won two matches and earned himself a return trip to the state Class B-C tournament next week. Jackson has played in three state title matches as a doubles player, winning back-to-back titles the two previous years.
Jackson beat teammate Dusty Donnelly 6-1, 6-2 in the semis and will meet Loyola's Dustin Williams, a 6-3, 6-4 winner over the Eagles' Peter Hartsell, in the finals. Five singles players will advance to state.
The boys' doubles meeting was an automatic semifinal. Lucas Wall and Daniel Lautzenheiser of Valley Christian will meet Trey Starnes and Matt Holman of Loyola for the No. 1 seed. Three teams advance to the state tournament.
On the girls' side Kara Sevalstad of Superior blanked Valley Christian's Joy Morey 6-0, 6-0 in one semifinal. She will meet another Eagle, Rachel Haynes who won in three sets in the other semi, for the divisional crown.
The top four singles and top three doubles teams advance to next week's state Class B-C tournament for the girls.
Friday at Great Falls
Top four advance
Team scores: Great Falls Russell 59, Kalispell 38, Great Falls High 5
Semifinals - Matt Parker, Kal, def. J.R. Connor, CMR, 6-1, 6-1; Ryan Van Ness, CMR, def. Josh Horton, CMR, 6-4.
Championship - Parker def. Van Ness 6-1, 6-2.
Consolation - Horton def. Connor 6-0, 6-3 (Horton takes third, Connor fourth).
Semifinals - Kenny Lard-Andy Frey, Kal, def. Ryan Flaherty-Greg Gysberg, CMR, 6-0, 6-0; Brian Stoick-Adam Buer, CMR, def. Adam Anderson-Matt Murphy, CMR, 6-4, 6-1.
Championship - Stoick-Buer def. Lard-Frey 7-6(8-6), 6-3.
Consolation - Anderson-Murphy def. Flaherty-Gysberg 6-0, 6-3 (Anderson Murphy take third, Flaherty-Gysberg take fourth).
Team scores: Kalispell 37, Great Falls High 37, Great Falls Russell 29
Semifinals - Ashley Janikula, GFH, won by default over Morgan Daley, Kal; Cathy Praud, GFH, Jori Erwin, CMR, 6-4, 6-3.
Championship - Praud, def. Janikula 6-0, 6-1.
Consolation - Lacey Alfred, GFH, def. Erwin 6-0, 6-1 (Alfred takes third, Erwin fourth).
Semifinals - Michele Bailey-Lizzie Iwersen, Kal, def. Lindsey Pacini-Stephanie Mattocks, CMR, 6-0, 6-2; Danielle Bailey-Missy Schottlekorb, Kal, def. Krista Shanahan-Abby Mill Bliler, CMR, 6-1, 4-6, 6-2.
Championship - Bailey-Iwersen def. Bailey-Schottlekorb 6-2, 6-2.
Consolation - Shanahan-Bliler def. Johanne Waterman-Helen Ivarrson, Kal, 6-0, 6-2 (Shanahan-Bliler takes third, Waterman-Ivarrson fourth).
Friday at Boulder
Top four advance
Team scores: Boulder 49, Darby 18, Whitehall 9, Townsend 8.
Semifinals - Virginia Johnson, Boulder, def. Amber Miller, Darby, 6-2, 7-6 (7-3); Bonny Bower, Darby, def. Heather Wesolovski, Boulder, 6-3, 6-2.
Championship - Virginia Johnson, Boulder, def. Bonny Bower, Darby, 6-0, 6-2.
Third place - Amber Miller, Darby, def. Heather Wesolovski, Boulder, 6-0, 6-3.
Fifth place - Kyra Cooper, Boulder, def. Steph Langford, Boulder, 6-4, 6-0.
Semifinals - Maggie Keating-Kayla Kemner, Boulder, def. Leah McGuire-Katie Hankins, Townsend, 6-0, 6-0; Emily Elison-Erica Miller, Boulder, def. Kelsey Nugent-Jenae DeHaan, Townsend, 6-1, 6-1.
Championship - Maggie Keating-Kayla Kemner, Boulder, def. Emily Elison-Erica Miller, Boulder, 7-5, 4-6, 6-1.
Third place - Kelsey Nugent-Jenae DeHaan, Townsend, def. Keely Sacry-Krista Sacry, Whitehall, 7-6 (9-7), 6-1.
Friday at Libby
Team scores: Troy 9, Plains 7, St. Ignatius 5, Eureka 5
First round - Amie Willis, T, bye; Sierra Balliett, P, def. Erin Cheek, E, 6-3, 2-6, 6-4; Elise Coy, T, def. Jenny Couch, SI, 6-2, 6-4; Sasha Dechart, E, def. Joy Dehler, P, 6-0, 6-1; Emily Schock, SI, def. Keely Parrish, E, 6-1, 6-3; Tanya Goyen, T, def. Heather Williams, P, 7-6, 6-7, 6-2; Shainah Pluid, E, def. Stephanie Trudeau, SI, default; Lynda Srihabud, P, def. A. Van Dyk, T, 6-2, 6-1.
Second round - Willis def. Balliett 6-1, 6-3; Dechart def. Coy, 6-2, 6-3; Goyen def. Schock 6-4, 7-5; Srihabud def. Pluid 6-1, 6-4.
Semifinals - Dechart def. Willis, 6-3, 6-4; Goyen def. Srihabud 6-2, 6-3.
First round - Alicia Clark-Robin Ridgway, T, bye; Falon Cole-Daylin Heward, P, def. Michelle Brunner-Laura Steward, E, 6-3, 6-3; Audrey Neimen-Alicia Smith, P, def. Allison Nagode-Sara Dudley, T, 6-1, 6-0; Stephanie Morton-Sarah Jarvis, SI, def. Emma Simuns-Chelsey Sands, E, 6-2, 6-0.
Semifinals - Clark-Ridgway def. Cole-Heward, 6-2, 6-0; Morton-Jarvis def. Neimen-Smith 6-1, 6-1.
Team scores: St. Ignatius 5, Troy 3
First round - Will Fleming, SI, bye; Hugh Daniels, SI, def. Brian O'Neil, T, 6-0, 6-0; Chad Myers, T, def. Jed Grant, SI, 6-0, 6-0; Brian Morton, SI, bye.
Semifinals - Fleming def. Daniels 6-4, 6-3; Morton def. Myers 6-4, 4-6, 6-1.
Semifinals - Barett Volkmann-Kris Goyen, T, def. Justin Newton-Stephan Ashley, SI, 6-4, 6-3; Milo Rogers-Raleigh Smith, T, def. Hakon Garvin-Reed Roseleip, SI, 6-0, 6-0.
Friday at UM's Lindsay Tennis courts
Teams competing: Superior, Missoula Loyola, Valley Christian
First round - Samantha Rowbel, Sup, def. Anna Doyle, Loy, 6-0, 6-0; Klara Kuhnova, Sup, def. Karie Heckerman, VC, 6-2, 6-2; Kari Scott, Sup, def. Carley Bollen, VC, 6-3, 6-3.
Second round - Kara Sevalstad, Sup, def. Rowbel, 6-2, 6-0; Joy Morey, VC, def, Kristel Barbian, Loy, 6-1, 6-1; Kuhnova def. Rachel Link, Loy, 7-5, 6-2; Rachel Haynes, VC, def. Scott 6-3, 6-0.
Semifinals - Sevalstad def. Morey 6-0, 6-0; Haynes, VC, def. Kuhnova 4-6, 6-2, 6-1.
Consolation - Link def. Doyle 6-0, 6-0; Bollen def. Barbian 6-0, 6-1; Scott def. Heckerman 6-3, 6-4; Link def. Rowbel 6-4, 6-2.
First round - Dani Rinker-Ashley Christianson, VC, def. Samantha Benishek-Brooke Veter, Loy, 6-0, 6-1; Bessie Spangler-Randi Coultas, Sup, def. Michelle DeRoche-Sierra Burmeister, VC, 6-0, 6-4.
Semifinals - Mandi Metzger-JaNaie Godin, Sup, def. Rinker-Christianson 6-1, 6-0; Shelley Johnston-Alyssa Raser, Loy, def. Spangler-Coultas 6-1, 6-0.
Consolation - Spangler-Coultas def. Benishek-Veter 6-1, 6-0; Rinker-Christianson def. DeRoche-Burmeister 6-1, 7-5.
Teams competing: Missoula Loyola, Valley Christian
First round - Chris Jackson, VC, def. Travis Birdsong, Loy, 6-0, 6-0; Dustin Williams, Loy, def. Nathan Truitt, VC, 6-0, 6-1; Dusty Donnelly, VC, def. Mike Bertsche, Loy, 4-6, 6-2, 6-4; Peter Hartsell, VC, def. Brian Gerke, Loy, 6-4, 6-4.
Semifinals - Jackson def. Donnelly 6-1, 6-2; Williams def. Hartsell 6-3, 6-4.
Consolation - Birdsong def. Bertsche 6-4, 6-2; Gerke def. Truitt 3-6, 6-3, 6-3; Hartsell def. Birdsong 6-2, 6-1; Donnelly def. Gerke 6-2, 6-4.
Semifinals - Lucas Wall-Daniel Lautzenheiser, VC, def. Ben Sokoloski-Mike Cheattle, Loy, 6-0, 6-1; Trey Starnes-Matt Holman, Loy, def. Brady Gunter-Stephan Niewerth, VC, 2-6, 6-2, 6-3.
Bigfork 4, Polson 3
Singles - Curt Bertsch, P, def. David Solomon 6-3, 6-3; Brook Sword, Bf, def. Brett Fors 6-3, 1-6, 7-6 (7-5); Jason Weis, P, def. Mike White 6-0, 6-0; Roy Hegger, Bf def. Jackson Dooley 6-4, 6-2.
Doubles - Chase Averill-Brent Benkelman, Bf, def. Tony Coble-Brad Briney 6-1, 6-1; Jake Hill-Cory Smith, Bf, def. Ed Musz-Adam Craw 6-1, 7-6 (7-2); Joey Moholt-Mike Mahoney, P, def. Kyle Hummel-Roy Hegger 6-0, 6-0.
Polson 4, Bigfork 3
Singles - Maggie Liebschutz, P, def. Angela Myles 7-5, 6-3; Abi Peterson, P, def. Bergen Wilson 6-4, 6-4; Michele Larson, P, def. Laura Trembath 6-1, 6-1; Teresa Cooper, P, def. Elizabeth Frisk 6-3, 6-3.
Doubles - Aly Schwartz-Maureen Sullivan, Bf, def. Kinsley Tait-Ivy Anderson 6-3, 6-2; Sara Walker-Ashley Perleberg, Bf, def. Kacey Lundeen-Bethany Peterson 6-3, 6-4; Shyla Goodell-Malia Thompson, Bf, def. Lily Coble-Kati O'Toole 6-4, 2-6, 6-3.