Bozeman sweeps both team titles
BOZEMAN - The brother-and-sister duo of Braden and Ristine Olson of Missoula Sentinel successfully defended their individual Class AA tennis titles Saturday, while the Bozeman boys and girls won the team titles.
Bozeman's boys tallied 35 points to finish ahead of Missoula Hellgate at 22 and Missoula Sentinel and Billings Senior at 20 each.
Sentinel claimed the third-place team trophy in a tiebreaker because Olson, a senior, won his singles match 6-4, 6-4 over Billings Senior's Kevin Harris.
Braden Olson, headed to Montana State on a tennis scholarship, finished his season at 22-0.
Bozeman junior Dan Tengelsen and freshman Arthur Modlinski won the doubles final 6-2, 6-4 over Caleb Sandford and Ray Gamradt of Hellgate.
The Hawk girls' team posted 30 points to win their third title in the last four years. Defending champion Kalispell finished second with 20 points, followed by Sentinel with 19.
In girls' competition, sophomore Ristine Olson of Sentinel beat Lindsey Torgerson of Missoula Hellgate 6-3, 6-2 in a rematch of last year's championship. It was the fourth straight year Torgerson had reached the final, winning the title her first two seasons.
Olson finished her season at 23-0 to run her prep record to 45-0 over two seasons.
Kalispell's Michele Bailey and Lizzie Iwersen won the girls' doubles crown 6-1, 6-3 over Marilyn Cole and Carissa Klarich of Billings Senior.
Team scores: Bozeman 30, Kalispell 20, Missoula Sentinel 19, MissoulaHellgate 17, Billings West 15, Billings Senior 13, Great Falls 5,Butte 3, Helena Capital 2, Billings Skyview 1, Great Falls Russell1, Helena 0, Missoula Big Sky 0.
Championship-Ristine Olson, Missoula Sentinel, def. Lindsey Torgerson, Missoula Hellgate, 6-3, 6-2.
Semifinals-Olson, Missoula Sentinel, def. Jenna Sutton, Billings West, 6-1, 6-3. Torgerson, Missoula Hellgate, def. Cathy Praud, Missoula Hellgate, 6-0, 6-1.
Consolation finals - Erica Hanson, Bozeman, def. Kate Richards, Bozeman, 6-0, 6-1.
Championship-Michelle Bailey-Lizzie Iwersen, Kalispell, def. Marilyn Cole-Carissa Klarich, Billings Senior, 6-1, 6-3.
Semifinals-Bailey-Iwersen, Kalispell, def. Julie Handley-Jamie Wong, Billings West, 6-4, 6-7 (6), 6-1. Cole-Klarich, Billings Senior, def. Courtney Dayhuff-Kara Larsen, Bozeman, 6-3, 6-0.
Consolation finals-Jamie Wong- Julie Handley, Billings West, def. Jamie Booth- Michaela Garcia, Bozeman, 6-0, 6-4.
Team scores: Bozeman 35, Missoula Hellgate 22, Missoula Sentinel 20, BillingsSenior 20, Great Falls Russell 10, Billings West 8, Kalispell 5,Missoula Big Sky 3, Helena Capital 2, Helena High 1, BillingsSkyview 0, Butte 0, Great Falls 0.
Championship-Braden Olson, Missoula Sentinel, def. Kevin Harris, Billings Senior, 6-4, 6-4.
Semifinals-Olson, Missoula Sentinel, def. Kyle Wilson, Bozeman,6-4, 6-0. Harris, Billings Senior, def. Jacob Childress, Missoula Hellgate, 6-3, 6-1.
Consolation finals-Wilson, Bozeman, def. Jacob Childress, Missoula Hellgate, 6-4, 6-3.
Championship-Dan Tengelsen-Arthur Modlinski, Bozeman, def. Caleb Sandford-Ray Gamradt, Missoula Hellgate, 5-7, 6-1, 6-2.
Semifinals-Sandford-Gamradt, Missoula Hellgate, def. Tom Allen-Blake Shepard, Bsr, 5-7, 6-1, 6-2. Tengelsen-Modlinski, Bozeman, def. Adam Buer-Brian Stoick, CMR, 6-7 (8), 6-1, 6-2.
Consolation finals-David Sands- Austin Carmony, Bozeman, def. Tom Allen- Blake Shepard, Billings Senior, 7-5,6-2.