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CORVALLIS - The Hamilton girls' tennis team is in the driver's seat of the Southern A divisional with two singles players and a pair of doubles teams in the semifinals after Friday's first-round action.

The Broncs' sister duo of Crystal and Jessica Richter each advanced to Saturday's semifinal round with two wins. The sisters will only meet if both advance to the title match. Crystal will face Ericka Shelby of Ronan in one semi. Younger sister Jessica Richter will meet Dillon's Haley McDonald in the other.

In doubles action, the top seeded team of Dusty Williams and Erin Millar of Hamilton earned a first-round bye then beat Tiffany Stoddard and Amber Dietrich of Dillon 6-1, 6-0 to move into the semifinal. They will meet Erin Ewer and Zoe Travis of Stevensville.

Hamilton's other team of Nicole Chaney and Rachel Chaney won twice on Friday and will go against Ashley Stoddard and Anna Thomas in the other doubles semifinal.

The Boys' Southern A divisional was played in Hamilton and the Wedstern A was held in Libby. No results were reported from those tournaments.

Southern A tournament

at Corvallis (Girls only)


First round - Raenna Mathern, Ron, def. Theresa. Bell, Ste, 7-5, 6-2.

Second round - Crystal Richter, Ham, def. K. Godecke, Dil, 6-0, 6-1; Amy Skogen, Ron, def. T. Baker, Ste, 7-5, 6-0; Caitlin Mathison, Ste, def. Lindsey Schallenberger, Ham, 6-3, 6-4; Ericka Shelby, Ron, def. Ali Havig, Dil, 6-0, 6-2; Haley McDonald, Dil, def. Racanna Mathern, Ron, 6-1, 6-0; Ivy Miller, Ham, def. Morgan Maul-Smith, Cor, 7-5, 3-6, 6-1; Natalie Ulrich, Dil, def. Rachel Proud, Ste, 6-1, 6-1; Jessica Richter, Ham, def. Becky Kenne, Cor, 6-1, 6-1.

Quarterfinals - C. Richter def. Skogen 6-0, 6-0; Shelby def. Mathison 6-1, 6-1; McDonald def. Miller 6-2, 6-0; J. Richter def. Ulrich 6-3, 6-0.


First round - Dusty Williams-Erin Millar, Ham, bye; Tiffany Stoddard- Amber Dietrich, Dil, def. Natalie Johnson-Brooke Davidson, Cor, 6-1, 6-0; Morgan Goheen-Ambrosia Olsen, Ham, def. Sarah Cummings-Rachel Cummings, Ron, 6-3, 6-3; Erin Ewer-Zoe Travis, Ste, def. Erin Kirkley-Tanya Lalicker, Dil, 6-4, 6-3; Ashely Stoddard-Anna Thomas, Dil, def. Katie Christian-Lisa Carney, Cor, 6-0, 6-1; Jenna Conrad-Jessi Schott, Ste, def. Micah Nelson-Katie Oberg, Ron, 6-2, 6-3; Nicole Chaney-Rachel Chaney, Ham, def. Kristi Rosin-Tiffany Davis, Ste, 6-0, 6-3; Jessi Jacobson-Jodi Auch, Cor, def. Charla Lake-Jenna Harding, Ron, 6-1, 6-2.

Quarterfinals - Williams-Millar def. Stoddard-Diedrich 6-1, 6-0; Ewer-Travis def. Goheen-Olson 6-4, 6-7(5-7) 6-3; Stoddard-Thomas def. Conrad-Schott 6-2, 6-3; Chaney-Chaney def. Jacobson-Auch 3-6, 6-4, 6-4.

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