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A pair of state-tested Missoula Hellgate teammates will battle for the coveted boys’ 18 singles title in the Western Montana Junior Open tennis tourney.

Top-seeded Alex Braun and second-seeded Dylan Harvala secured their spots with straight-set wins in the semifinals on Wednesday at Playfair Park. Harvala swept Lucas Veteto, 6-0, 7-5, and Braun dispatched former Hellgate teammate Avery Howard, 6-3, 6-2.

Braun, who earlier in the day reached the 18 doubles final with Howard, will play Harvala at 2 p.m. Thursday at Playfair. The 18 boys’ doubles final is set for 4 p.m. on Thursday. Braun and Howard will face Veteto and Aaron Koerner.

In girls’ 18 singles, Bozeman’s Christine Olivo and Madison Pedersen will battle in the title match at 10:30 a.m.

Western Montana Junior Open

Winners’ bracket results

BOYS

18 singles

Quarterfinals

Dylan Harvala def. Mitchell Decker, 6-0, 6-0; Lucas Veteto def. Glenn Strickler, 7-6 (2), 6-2; Avery Howard def. Blake Miller, 6-3, 6-2; Alex Braun def. Bridger Walczynski, 6-1, 6-2.

Semifinals

Harvala def. Veteto, 6-0, 7-5; Braun def. Howard, 6-3, 6-2.

16 singles

Quarterfinals

Veteto def. Kalen Christiaens, 6-0, 6-1; Layne Ryerson def. Gabriel Belden, 6-0, 6-0; Strickler def. DJ Pekoc, 6-2, 6-3; Harvala def. Luke Carlson, 6-0, 6-0.

12 singles

Semifinals

Jesse Howard def. Cody Curtis, 6-3, 6-2; Alexander Raymond def. Ethan Violette, 6-0, 6-4.

18 doubles

Quarterfinal

Aaron Koerner/Veteto def. Decker/Walczynski, 6-4, 7-6 (5).

Semifinals

Braun/Howard def. Lee Fritsen/Miller, 6-1, 6-4; Veteto/Aaron Koerner def. Dy. Harvala/Daniel Harvala, 4-6, 7-5, 6-1.

GIRLS

18 singles

Semifinals

Madison Pedersen def. Hannah Haas, 6-0, 6-2; Christine Olivo def. Lindsay Martinez, 6-2, 6-3.

16 singles

Semifinals

Pedersen def. Ashley Ramirez, 6-2, 1-6, 6-4; Martinez def. Sophia Panarella, 6-0, 6-0.

14 singles

Round robin

Katie Veteto def. Kaylene Hudson, 6-0, 7-5; Olivia Panarella def. K. Veteto, 6-1, 6-2.

12 singles

Round robin

O. Panarella def. Kendall Kovick, 6-1, 6-1.

16 doubles

Semifinals

O. Panarella/Halle Van Natta def. Kendra Curtis/Kelsey Thomas, 6-1, 6-4; Martinez/Ramirez def. Jocelyn Caldwell/Hannah Peterson, 6-3, 6-2.

Mixed 18 doubles

Semifinals

Phillip Catlin/Olivo def. Brady Hislop/Whitney Zimmerman, 6-3, 4-6, 6-4; Erica Huppert/Pekoc def. Emma Decker/Bridger Walczynski, 6-4, 6-1.

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