TENNIS: Whitefish boys, girls ace Hamilton, Corvallis

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The Whitefish boys wrapped up regular-season Class A tennis action on Saturday on the courts at Flathead Valley Community College with two impressive victories — 6-1 over Hamilton and 5-2 over Corvallis.

Brendan Buls, Jayce Cripe and Noah Fauth were all 2-0 in singles play for Whitefish as were Colter Upton and Zach Brandt and Jamie Schwartz and Leo Motti in doubles.

“We finished the regular season on a high note, going 14-1 in dual matches,” Whitefish coach Chris Schwaderer said.

“Any time we can pick up a couple of wins against Hamilton and Corvallis, it’s a good day because they are both really solid programs.

“Our only loss of the season came against Hamilton a couple weeks ago, and our guys weren’t real happy about it,” Schwaderer continued.

“This was our chance to settle the account. But dual matches are really just about pride. Now it’s on to the divisional tournament at Libby, and we have to move forward with the same attitude that we’ve had all year long. We have a great bunch of guys and a great tennis culture, and they can’t wait to hit the courts at divisionals to represent Whitefish.”

Whitefish’s Claire Carloss at No. 1 singles and Olivia Potthoff and Aubrey Hanks at No. 1 doubles were battle tested in girls action with Hamilton and Corvallis.

Carloss won 6-4, 7-5 over Sarah Trinh of Hamilton and 1-6, 7-6 (7-5), 1-0 (10-3) over Emile Thomas of Corvallis.

Potthoff and Hanks left the courts with an easy 6-0, 6-2 win over Hamilton, but survived a wild 2-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-1) victory against Corvallis.

Whitefish beat Hamilton in the dual 5-2, and Corvallis 4-3.


Whitefish 5, Hamilton 2

Singles — Claire Carloss, W, def. Sarah Trinh, 6-4, 7-5; Holly Mahon, H, def. Bella Wilson, 6-3, 6-4; Corrine Felton, H, def. Mackenzie Vick, 6-4, 6-4; Jesse Grawunder, W, def. Laura Jordan, 6-0, 6-0.

Doubles — Olivia Potthoff/Aubrey Hanks, W, def. Collen May/Mia Simapovic, 6-0, 6-2; Kit Anderson/Autumn Roalson, W, def. Lauren Kinzey/Claire Matthews, 6-4, 6-1; Payton Kastella/Abigail Shaffer, W, def. Corrine Felton/Laura Jordan, 6-0, 6-2.

Whitefish 4, Corvallis 3

Singles — Claire Carloss, W, def. Emile Thomas, 1-6, 7-6 (7-5), 1-0 (10-3); Madeline DeLeo, C, def. Bella Wilson, 6-1, 6-4; Gracie Young, W, def. Jen Watt, 2-6, 7-6 (7-5), 1-0 (10-8); Jade Greenberg, W, def. forfeit.

Doubles — Aubrey Hanks/Olivia Potthoff, W, def. Connie Watt/Olivia Fehr, 2-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-1); Molly Gale/Megan Kirkland, C, def. Kit Anderson/Autumn Roalson, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3; Danielle Coates/Kristina Weidkamp, def. Payton Kastella/Jesse Grawunder, 6-4, 6-2.


Whitefish 6, Hamilton 1

Singles — Brendan Buls, W, def. Khang Truong, 6-0, 6-0; Eric Holdhusen, W, def. Sam Toenjes, 6-0, 6-1; Alan Garcia, H, def Noah Fauth, 6-3, 6-3; Jayce Cripe, W, def. Charlie Passey, 6-1, 6-1

Doubles — Mark Anderson/Forrest Kobelt, W, def Rio Hammond/Cody Kirkbride, 7-5, 3-6, 7-6 (5); Colter Upton/Zach Brandt, W, def. Will Torres/Phil Melarnik, 6-1, 6-1; Jamie Schwartz/Leo Motti, W, Cannon Hawkes/Bodie Hansen, 6-4, 6-3

Whitefish 5, Corvallis 2

Singles — Marius Godard, C, def. Eric Holdhusen, 6-1, 7-5; Brendan Buls, W, deef. Jaymark Leidle, 6-0, 6-1; Jayce Cripe, W. def. Matt Powell, 6-1, 6-2; Noah Fauth, W, def. Ethan Gager, 1-6, 6-4, 7-5

Doubles — Gabe DeLeo/Caleb Warnken, C, def. Mark Anderson/Forrest Kobelt, 6-0, 6-2; Colter Upton/Zach Brandt, W, def. Ryan Hubbard/Trey Gross, 6-0, 6-1; Jamie Schwartz/Leo Motti, W, def. Walker Buhler/Ben Ericson, 6-1, 6-1

Columbia Falls versus

Corvallis, Hamilton, Libby

Hannah Schweikert split in singles play at the No. 1 spot as the Columbia Falls girls split with Corvallis (losing 6-1) and Hamilton (winning 4-3) at Flathead Valley Community College.

Malachi Brower at No. 4 singles and Chris Howell and Garret Caffrey at No. 2 doubles acounted for the wins by Columbia Falls boys in 6-1, 6-1 dual losses to Hamilton and Corvallis.

“It was very close and competitive,” Columbia Falls boys coach Michele Colliander said.

“I kind of wish some of the tie-breakers would have gone the other way, but it was a good day of tennis. I’m really proud of the kids, all of them.”


Corvallis 6, Columbia Falls 1

SINGLES — Emily Thomas, Cor, def. Hannah Schweikert, 7-6 (7-3), 6-4; Madeline Deleo, Cor, def. Katy Garate, 6-4, 6-4; Jen Watt, Cor, def. Cassidy Norick, 6-2, 6-3; Emma Upton, CF, won by forfeitl

DOUBLES — Olivia Fehr/Connie Watt, Cor, def. Taylor Jarrett/Anna Pickard, 6-0, 6-3; Molly Dale/Meagan Kirkland, Cor, def. Kelsey Wright/Gwen Foust, 6-0, 6-0; Danielle Coats/Christina Weidkamp, Cor, def. Shay Bonny/Kylie Dougherty, 6-0, 6-1.

Columbia Falls 4, Hamilton 3

SINGLES — Hannah Schweiker, CF, def. Sarah Trinh, 4-6, 7-5, 6-4; Holly Mahom, H, def. Katy Garate, 6-3, 6-2; Corrine Felton, H, def. Gwen Foust , 6-1, 6-1; Cassidy Norick, CF, def. Laura Jordan, 6-7 (6-8), 7-5, 10-7.

DOUBLES — Taylor Jarrett/Anna Pickard, CF, def. Mia Simatobich/Colleen May, 6-7 (5-7), 6-2, 6-2; Laren Kinzey/Claire Mathews, H, def. Kylie Dougherty/Kelsey Wright, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4; Emma Upton/Martina Heupel, CF, won by forfeit.


Hamilton 6, Columbia Falls 1

Singles — Khang Truong, H, def. Niels Getts, 6-2, 4-6, 6-4; Sam Toenjes, H, def. Dillon Washington, 6-0, 6-3; Allan Garcia, H, def. Frank Hartman, 6-0, 6-0; Malachi Brower, CF, def. Alex Jung, 6-2, 7-6 (7-5).

Doubles — Rio Hammond/Cody Kirkbride, H, def. John Gilk/Tristan Grein, 7-6 (7-5), 6-0; Thil Melnarik/Will Torres, H, def. Chris Howell/Garret Caffrey, 5-7, 6-1, 7-6 (7-3); Cannon Hawkes/Bodie Hanson, H, def. Tyler Gates/Colton Byrd, 6-3, 7-6 (7-3).

Corvallis 6, Columbia Falls 1

Singles — Marius Godard, C, def. Niels Getts, 6-0, 6-0; Matt Powell, C, def. Dillon Washington, 6-3, 6-4; Ethan Gager, H, def. Frank Hartman, 6-2, 6-0; Darius Nisly, C, def. Malachi Brower, 6-0, 6-1.

Doubles — Gabe DeLeo/Caleb Warnken, C, def. John Gilk/Tristan Grein, 6-1, 7-6 (7-5); Chris Howell/Garret Caffrey, CF, def. Tley Gross/Ryan Hubbard, 6-3, 4-6, 6-4; Walker Duhler/Ben Ericson, C, def. Tyler Gates/Colton Byrd, 6-3, 6-2.


At Libby


Columbia Falls 5, Libby 2

SINGLES — Niels Getts, CF, def. Sebastian Sanders, 6-4, 6-3; Garret Caffrey, CF, def. Daniel Shih, 6-3, 6-0; Dillon Washington, CF, def. Colton Halverson, 6-3, 7-5; Matthew Hock, L, def. Malachi Brower, 6-2, 6-3.

DOUBLES — John Gilk/Tristan Grein, CF, def. Virgil Sadewasser/Zach Carter, 6-4, 6-3; Ryker McElmurry/David Patterson, L, def. Tyler Gates/Colton Byrd, 6-4, 6-3; Frank Hartman/Kaleb Bernethy, CF, won by forfeit.


Libby 7, Columbia Falls 0

SINGLES — Isabelle Martineau, L, def. Hannah Schweikert, 6-2, 6-2; Mehki Sykes, L, def, Katy Garate, 6-1, 6-3; Abigail Creighton, L, def. Cassidy Norick, 6-0, 6-0; Madison Snyder, L, won by forfeit.

DOUBLES — Jessika Jones/Marissa Wood, L, def. Taylor Jarrett/Anna Pickard, 6-4, 6-0; Laurynn Lauer/Morgan Snyder, L, def. Gwen Foust/Kylie Dougherty, 6-1, 6-1; Elise Erickson/Ciera Lucas, L, won by forfeit.

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