The Missoula Big Sky girls' and Butte boys' tennis teams picked up dual victories Monday at the Fort Missoula courts.
The Eagles bested the Bulldogs 6-1 in the girls' match. The win was highlighted by a three-set marathon in the No. 1 doubles match. Big Sky juniors CJ Higginbotham and Stefanie Gress beat Butte's Kelsey Manchester and Sheena Hettick 7-6 (7-3), 4-6, 7-6 (7-3).
"It was a three-hour match," said Big Sky coach Josh Munro. "Those two girls have been playing a lot of three-set matches lately, a little too much for my taste, but they're doing all right with them."
The Eagles won all three doubles matches and took three out of four singles matches.
In the boys' dual, Butte dropped Big Sky 5-2. The Bulldogs' Brett Stezner beat Zeke Baied 6-2, 6-2 in the No. 1 singles spot.
For the Eagles, Brendan Bailey topped Andy Davis 6-1, 7-5 at No. 4 singles and Jake Carter and Brian Doolittle won their No. 3 doubles match.
Butte 5, Big Sky 2
Singles - Brett Stezner, But, def. Zeke Baied 6-2, 6-2; Calvin Lee, But, def. Darrin Stocker, 7-5, 7-6(7-3); Brady Bentley, But, def. Matt Butler 6-1, 3-6, 7-5; Brendan Bailey, BS, def. Andy Davis 6-1, 7-5.
Doubles - Jeff Cooney/Blake Bentley, But, def. Jay Rutherford/Nick Smith 4-6, 6-0, 6-3; Dean Bentley/Brian McNabb, But, def. Derrek Robbins/Dustin Donnelly 4-6, 6-3, 6-2; Jake Carter/Brian Doolittle, BS, def. Oliver Huang/Nicholas Huang 6-2, 2-6, 6-4.
Big Sky 6, Butte 1
Singles - Ashley Rognstad, But, def. Megan Watson 6-3, 1-6, 6-4; Lindsey Moore, BS, def. Emily Pfefier 6-0, 6-0; Casey Moore, BS, def. Zoe Duryea 6-2, 6-1; Taryn Yates, BS, def. Vinetta Surber 6-4, 6-2.
Doubles - CJ Higginbotham/Stefanie Gress, BS, def. Kelsey Manchester/Sheena Hettick 7-6 (7-3), 4-6, 7-6 (7-3); Katie Peers/Jin Paterni, BS, def. Laura Burger/Beck Bartholamew 6-4, 6-0; Kira Moquin/Kirsten Dale, BS, def. Whitney Walsh/Nicole Kiely 6-1, 6-0.