Tennis squads struggle against Whitefish, bounce back at Broncs

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Katie Garate returns serve against Whitefish at FVCC last week. (Daniel McKay photo)

With a few days of sunny weather, the Columbia Falls tennis squads finally got some action on the courts.

On Thursday, both squads lost to Whitefish at Flathead Valley Community College, 6-1, 7-0.

In No. 2 singles, Anna Pickard dropped Savannah Krause, 6-3, 6-4 for the Wildkats lone win.

On Saturday, the girls lost to Corvallis, 5-2, but beat Hamilton 5-2.

The boys had a tougher time, losing 6-1 to Corvallis and 7-0 to Hamilton.

The squads face Polson away Thursday and then host Stevensville at home Saturday at 3 p.m. to wrap up the regular season.

Girls

Whitefish 6, Columbia Falls 1

Singles Hannah Madsen, W, def. Molly Schmit, 1-6, 6-0, 7-5; Paint Intasuk, W, def. Sammi Mueller, 6-0, 6-0; Anna Pickard, CF, def. Savannah Krause, 6-3, 6-4; Claire Carloss, W, def. Mariah Lingle, 6-4, 6-3.

Doubles Cailyn Ross/Paige Sproul, W, def. Meghan McCallum/Kayla Nicol, 6-3, 7-6 (7-5); Holly Hileman/Melissa Pollard, W, def. Taylor Kellar/Paige Lozeau, 6-3, 6-2; Olivia Potthoff/Auvery Hanks, W, def. Shae Turk/Brianna Kirby, 6-3, 6-1.

Boys

Whitefish 7, Columbia Falls 0

Singles Eric Holdhusen, W, def. Jayden Wirkus, 6-0, 6-2; Brendan Buls, W, def. John Gilk, 6-0, 6-1; Noah Fauth, W, def. Chris Howell, 7-5, 4-6, 6-0; Forrest Kobelt, W, def. Garrett Caffrey, 6-2, 6-0.

Doubles Ethan Potthoff/Thomas Carloss, W, def. Caleb Fleury/Patrick Tillman, 6-2, 6-4; Mark Anderson/Colter Upton, W, def. Camryn Lingle/Tristan Grein (C), 6-3, 6-3; Travis Catina/Jamie Schwartz, W, def. Dillon Washington/Camryn Klintworth, 6-1, 6-3.

Corvallis 5, Columbia Falls 2

Singles Molly Schmit, CF, def. Emma Pickett, 7-5, 6-3; Olivia Fehr, C, def. Anna Pickard, 6-0, 6-0; Molly Dale, C, def. Sammi Mueller, CF, 56-2, 6-3; Esther Jankunas, C, def. Katy Garate, 6-2, 6-4.

Doubles Meghan McCallum/Kayla Nicol, CF, def. Kristin Saturday/Emilie Thomas, 4-6, 6-3, 6-0; Connie Watt/Claire Pickett, C, def. Taylor Kellar/Paige Lozeau, 7-5, 7-5; Bailey Zsutnip/Mackenzie Jessop, C, def. Shae Turk/Brianna Kirby, 6-4, 6-1.

Columbia Falls 5, Hamilton 2

Singles Schmit, CF, def. Sarah Trihn, 6-1, 6-1; Pickard, CF, def. Grace Kemp, 6-4, 6-4; Holly Mahon, H, def. Mueller, 7-5, 2-6, 10-6; Lauren Kinzey, H, def. Garate, 6-0, 6-4.

Doubles McCallum/Nichol, CF, def. Colleen May/Mia Sinatovik, 6-3, 6-4; Kellar/Lozeau, CF, def. Emily Mossbrucker/Claire Mathews, 6-1, 6-2; Turk/Kirby, CF, won by forfeit.

Boys

Corvallis 6, Columbia Falls 1

Singles Brennan Williams, C, def. John Gilk, 6-2, 6-3; Jayden Wirkus, CF, def. Dylan Josey, 7-5, 6-1; Jaymark Liedle, C, def. Chris Howell, 6-1, 6-4; Matt Powell, C, def. Garrett Caffrey, 6-4, 6-1.

Doubles Caleb Warnken/Gabe DeLeo, C, def. Caleb Fleury/Patrick Tillman, 6-1, 6-0; Alec Sangster/George Curtis, C, def. Camryn Lingle/Tristan Grein, 6-2, 6-1; Colton Mason/Ben Ericson, C, def. Bobby Dewbre/Colton Byrd, 6-1, 6-2.

Hamilton 7, Columbia Falls 0

Singles Alex Raymond, H, def. Gilk, 6-0, 6-0; Ray Allison, H, def. Wirkus, 6-3, 6-0; Sam Toenjes, H, def. Howell, 7-5, 6-1; Jose Campo, H, def. Caffrey, 6-0, 6-0.

Doubles Andy Merkel/Max Toenjes, H, def. Fleury/Tillman, 6-1, 6-1; Cody Kirkbride/Phil Melarnik, H, def. Lingle/Grein, 6-3, 4-6, 6-1; Jared McGourty/Cannan Hawkes, H, def. Dewbre/Bryd, 6-1, 4-6, 10-7.

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