Superior walked away with both the singles and doubles championships, as well as the team title at Friday's Southwestern B-C girls' divisional tennis tournament at the University of Montana's Lindsay Tennis Center.
Superior's JaNece Godin took the singles crown with a 6-2, 4-6, 7-6 victory over teammate Danielle Godin. JaNece Godin knocked off top-seeded Alyssa Raser from Missoula Loyola 2-6, 6-1, 6-2 in the quarterfinals, then beat fourth-seeded Jill Tepp, also of Superior, 6-2, 6-0 to advance to the championship. JaNece and Danielle Godin will be joined at the state B-C tennis tournament on the same courts next weekend by fifth-place finisher Malori Metzger from Superior, Tepp who placed fourth, and Muth, who took third.
The Spangler-Janaie Godin doubles duo earned a 6-0, 6-3 championship triumph over teammates Sheila Schneider and Cortney Boyle. After receiving a first-round bye, Spangler and Janaie Godin beat Frankie Barnhill and Brook Vetter 6-0, 6-3 to earn a spot in the final.
Alex Lane and Kristel Barbian of Darby finished third in the doubles competition and qualified for state.
n Western B divisional: At Libby, the St. Ignatius boys' tennis team placed two athletes in the singles semifinals and has a doubles team in the finals, while the Eureka girls' advanced a pair of singles semifinalists and both doubles finalists after Friday's first day of action at the Western B divisional.
The Bulldogs' Hugh Daniels downed Troy's Mustaf Lozano 6-0, 6-1 in his quarterfinal and teammate Daniel Belleli won by the same score over Missoula Loyola's Ryan VanAlstein in his quarterfinal match. Daniels will take on Darin Newton of Troy in the semis and Belleli will face Chad Myers, also from Troy, in his semifinal Saturday.
The St. Ignatius duo of Justin Newton and Zach Allen reached the doubles final with a 6-3, 4-6, 6-0 defeat of Troy's Sam Henderson and Matt Etienne. In the final, they'll face the Loyola pairing of Thomas Hawkins and Travis Birdsong, who beat Ian Fleming and Ben Lipscomb of St. Ignatius 6-2, 6-2.
Eureka's Sasha Dechart took a 6-2, 6-0 girls' quarterfinal victory over Sara Ashley of St. Ignatius. The Lions' other semifinalist will be Shainah Pluid, who downed Troy's Emily Brown 6-0, 6-0 in her semifinal.
Saturday's girls' doubles final will be an all-Eureka affair as Erin Cheek and Kelly Parrish will face teammates Laura Steward and Michelle Brunner. The Cheek-Kelly team beat Morgan McEldery and Mandy Rivinius from Plains 6-1, 6-0. The Steward-Brunner pair got a 3-6, 6-1, 6-4 semifinal win over Lacy Frey and Laura Wheeler from St. Ignatius.
n Northern AA divisional: At Kalispell, the boys' and girls' tennis teams from Great Falls Russell nabbed early leads at the Northern AA divisional Friday at Flathead Valley Community College.
The Rustlers own a two-point advantage on both sides of the competition. Rusell leads Kalispell 17-15 in the boys' tourney. In the girls' matches, CMR leads the Bravettes 15-13.
The two-day tournament wraps up Saturday with semifinal and championship matches. The top four placers in each division will advance to the state tournament May 15-17.
Kalispell's Danielle Bailey and Kelli Walterskirchen advanced to separate semifinals in girls' singles play. The Bravettes also had a pair of doubles teams advance. The teams of Christy Colyer and Melissa Berdimurat and Annie Dotson and Nicole Howe won their quarterfinal matches.
On the boys' side, Mike Murray was the only Kalispell player to make the semifinals. None of the Braves' doubles teams made the semis.
Southwestern B-C divisional
Team scores: Superior 54, Missoula Loyola 18, Darby 7.
First round - JaNece Godin, Sup, def. Anna Schwehr, 6-2, 6-0; Lia White, Loy, def. Alyssa Wetzstcon, Dar, 6-0, 6-2; Jannah Caffey, Dar, def. Emily Fortunate, Loy, 3-6, 6-4, 7-5; Malori Metzger, Sup, def. Christina Eggensperger, Dar, 7-6 (7-4), 6-2.
Quarterfinals - J. Godin, Sup, def. Alyssa Raser, Loy, 2-6, 6-1, 6-2; Jill Tepp, Sup, def. White, Loy, 7-5, 6-2; Danielle Godin, Sup, def. Caffey, Dar, 6-4, 6-1; Ryan Muth, Loy, def. Metzger, Sup, 6-2, 6-3.
Semifinals - J. Godin, Sup, def. Tepp, Sup, 6-2, 6-0; D. Godin, Sup, def. Muth, Loy, 6-3, 6-2.
Championship - J. Godin, Sup, def. D. Godin, Sup, 6-2, 4-6, 7-6.
Consolation championship - Muth, Loy, def. Tepp, Sup, 8-6.
Quarterfinals - Frankie Barnhill/Brook Vetter, Loy, def. Jody Mohoff/Brooks Hays, Dar, 6-2, 6-3; Sheila Schneider/Cortney Boyle, Sup, def. Alex Lane/Kristel Barbian, Loy, 7-5, 7-5.
Semifinals - Bessie Spangler/Janaie Godin, Sup, def. Barnhill/Vetter, Loy, 6-0, 6-3; Schneider/Boyle, Sup, def. Amy Hamilton/Hannah Teeples, Dar, 7-5, 6-2.
Championship - Spangler/Godin, Sup, def. Schneider/Boyle, Sup, 6-0, 6-3.
Consolation championship - Lane/Barbain, Loy, def. Hamilton/Teeples, Dar, 6-1, 6-4.
Western B-C divisional
First round - Mustaf Lozano, T, def. Andrew Heppe, Pla, 6-1, 4-6, 6-1; Adam Wade, Loy, def. Riley McCollum, SI, 7-6 (7-4), 6-1; Ryan VanAlstein, Loy, def. Steve Huffman, T, 6-2, 6-4.
Quarterfinals - Hugh Daniels, SI, def. Lozano, T, 6-0, 6-1; Darin Newton, T, def. Wade, Loy, 7-6 (7-3), 2-6, 6-4; Daniel Belleli, SI, def. VanAlstein, Loy, 6-0, 6-1; Chad Myers, T, def. Austin Arlint, SI, 6-4, 6-4.
Quarterfinals - Sam Henderson/Matt Etienne, T, def. Kyle Rasmussen/Franklin Muth, Loy, 6-2, 6-2; Ian Fleming/Ben Lipscomb, SI, def. Kris Goyen/Tony Anderson, T, 6-3, 4-6, 6-1; Thomas Hawkins/Travis Bridsong, Loy, def. Tyler McHargue/Jordan Buyce, P, 6-1, 6-1.
Semifinals - Justin Newton/Zach Allen, SI, def. Henderson/Etienne, T, 6-3, 4-6, 6-0; Hawkins/Birdsong, Loy, def. Fleming/Lipscomb, SI, 6-2, 6-2.
First round - Sara Ashley, SI, def. Trista Feist, P, 6-0, 6-1; Sarah Jarvis, SI, def. Emma Simuns, Eur, 6-3, 6-1; Elisa Coy, T, def. Jessica Mount, P, 6-0, 6-1; Chelsey Sands, Eur, def. Daylin Heward, P, 6-0, 6-1; Emily Brown, T, def. Tabitha Nuccio, SI, 6-1, 6-4; Shainah Pluid, Eur, def. Ashley Hanby, P, 6-0, 6-0.
Quarterfinals - Sasha Dechart, Eur, def. Ashley, SI, 6-2, 6-0; Jarvis, SI, def. Coy, T, 6-4, 6-1; Emily Schock, SI, def. Sands, Eur, 6-2, 7-5; Pluid, Eur, def. Brown, T, 6-0, 6-0.
Quarterfinals - Morgan McEldery/Mandy Rivinius, P, def. Catherine Baylor/Lynsey Inmee, SI, 6-1, 6-4; Laura Steward/Michelle Brunner, Eur, def. Jane Snyder/Lydia Stein, T, 6-1, 6-1; Lacy Frey/Laura Wheeler, SI, def. Rachel Cochrell/Brittany Brooks, P, 6-0, 7-6 (8-6).
Semifinals - Erin Cheek/Keely Parrish, Eur, def. McEldery/Rivinius, P, 6-1, 6-0; Stweard/Brunner, Eur, def. Frey/Wheeler, SI, 3-6, 6-1, 6-4.
Northern AA divisional
At Flathead Valley Community College
Team scores: Great Falls Russell 17, Kalispell 15, Great Falls High 3
First round - Q. Carter, CMR, def. N. Dowson, GFH, 6-1, 6-1; Jenessa Hatfield, K, def. B. Smith, GFH, 6-2, 6-0.
Second Round - Danielle Bailey, K, def. Carter, 3-6, 6-3, 6-3; C. Murphy, CMR, def. Trish
Broston, K, 6-1, 6-1; Kelli Walterskirchen, K, def. Hatfield, 6-3, 6-1; J. Erwin, CMR, def. K. Norbie, GFH, 6-0, 6-0.
Saturday's semifinals - Bailey vs. Murphy; Walterskirchen vs. Erwin.
First round - J. Skouron/L. Pacini, CMR, def. W. Tronson/J. Farrington, GFH, 6-1, 6-1.
Second round - E. Horton/M. Orcutt, CMR, def. Skouron/Pacini, 6-0, 6-4; Christy Colyer/Melissa Berdimurat, K, def. L. Godwin/L. Martin, GFH, 6-1, 7-5; M. Galloway/L. Robinson, GFH, def. Camille Howell/Kelsey Corrigan, K, 6-2, 6-1; Annie Dotson/Nicole Howe, K, def. M. Gerrity/L. Defrancisci, CMR, 4-6, 6-0, 6-3.
Saturday's semifinals - Horton/Orcutt vs. Colyer/Berdimurat; Galloway/Robinson vs. Dotson/Howe.
Team scores: Great Falls Russell 15, Kalispell 13, Great Falls High 11.
First round - Dayson Mathison, K, def. J. Kempff, GFH, 6-4, 6-2; B. Knutson, GFH, def. Travis Vaughan, F, 6-3, 6-1.
Second round - S. Gray, GFH, def. Mathison, 6-0, 6-1; Mike Murray, K, def. A. Erwin, CMR, 6-3, 7-6; T. Fagenstrom, CMR, def. Dan Lard, K, 6-0, 6-2; J. Horton, CMR, def. Knutson, 6-0, 6-2.
Saturday's semifinals - Gray vs. Murray; Fagenstrom vs. Horton.
First round - Chase Mattison/Tyler Barth, K, def. O. Santin/D. Currie, GFH, 6-0, 6-0.
Second round - A. Anderson/J.R. Connor, CMR, def. Mattison/Barth, 6-0, 6-0; K. Alfred/D. Wells, GFH, def. Quincy Moore/Jon Foy, K, 6-4, 7-5; D. Anderson/N. Richards, CMR, def. Rob Smithlin/Anthony Deblauw, K, 5-7, 6-1, 6-0; M. Murphy/R. Flaherty, CMR, def. C. Chaisson/J. Buus, GFH, 6-1, 6-2.
Saturday's semifinals - Anderson/Connor vs. Alfred/Well; Anderson/Richards vs. Murphy Flaherty.