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Bigfork netters test Flathead, Glacier

by The Daily Inter Lake
| April 23, 2019 12:37 AM


Bigfork's Colton Reichenbach hits a return in a doubles match with his brother Clayton against Flathead's Nolan White and Brett Thompson at Flathead Valley Community College on Tuesday. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

The Flathead boys and Bigfork girls were 6-2 winners in a nonconference tennis dual Tuesday on the courts at Flathead Valley Community College.

Flathead’s boys won matches at both 2-3-4 singles and doubles.

The Bigfork girls swept singles play and added wins at Nos. 1 and 4 doubles.

“Bigfork is a strong tennis program,” Flathead coach Jimmy Cripe said.

“They are very well coached by Mike Bonner and Paul Wallin and their players really compete. Payton Crawford and Trey Christiaens played exceptional singles at No. 1 for them. Ryan Thomsen, David Marburger and Gabe Felton had nice singles wins to lead our boys team. The No. 3 boys doubles team and No. 2 girls doubles got wins today. It was one of the nicest days we’ve had for tennis so far.”

Only one match went three sets with the No. 3 doubles team of Evan Sevaly and Liam Rehbein topping Bigfork’s Wyatt Reichenbach and Reed Barrows, who also played a No. 2 doubles match, 6-4, 3-6, 10-7.

Bigfork also tangled with Glacier in a last-minute scheduled dual. The girls settled for a 4-4 tie while the Glacier boys won 7-1.

Bigfork’s No. 1 doubles team of Clay and Colton Reichenbach won both their matches.

This was the first high school match of the season for Glacier’s Maria Frampton because of rain outs and her UTSA play.

“She looked good,” Glacier coach Josh Munro said.

“The singles kids, it was nice to see them get some play. Everyone was a little rusty. You could tell we haven’t had a lot of match play. Bigfork played very well, They played from 1 o’clock on, five hours of tennis.”

Flathead and Glacier are back in action Friday and Saturday at the Missoula Invitational.


Flathead 6, Bigfork 2

SINGLES — Trey Christiaens, B, def. Ethan Hawkins, 6-1, 6-0; Ryan Thomsen, F, def. Ben Johnson, 6-2, 6-3; David Marburger, F, def. Nate Fructel, 6-1, 6-1; Gabe Felton, F, def. Hans Schneller, 6-2, 6-0.

DOUBLES — Colton Reichenbach/Clayton Reichenbach, B, def. Nolan White/Brett Thompson, 6-3, 7-6; Brian Wells/Juston Cripe, F, def. Wyatt Reichenbach/Reed Barrows, 6-4, 6-2; Evan Sevaly/Liam Rehbein, F, def. Wyatt Reichenbach/Reed Barrows, 6-4, 3-6, 10-7; Owen Shilling/Tommy Wells, F, def. Hans Schneller/Blaine Barrows, 6-4, 6-1.

Glacier 7, Bigfork 1

SINGLES — Rory Smith, G, def. Trey Christiaens, 6-1, 6-4; Ryan Kelly, G, def. Ben Johnson 6-3, 6-2; Kamren Barkus, G, def. Nate Frizzell, 6-2, 6-0; Chris Skelton, G, def. Blaine Barrows, 7-6, (2), 6-4.

DOUBLES — Clayton/Colton Reichenbach, B, def. Kyle Buckingham/Akhil Patel, 6-1, 6-4; Ben Desmul/Ethan Purdy, G, def. Wyatt Reichenbach/Colton Reichenbach, 4-6, 6-4, 1-0 (4); Kyle Turner/Logan Samples, G, def. Nate Frizzell/Hans Schneller, 8-5; Drew Engellant/Micah Heil, G, won by forfeit.


Bigfork 6, Flathead 2

SINGLES — Payton Crawford, B, def. Emma Hawkins, 6-0, 6-1; Anna Fox, B, def. Kendall Pyron, 6-1, 6-4; Juniper Johnson, B, def. Alice Addington, 6-1, 6-2; Emma Berreth, B, def. Avery Cherot, 6-4, 6-3.

DOUBLES — Ahna Fox/Payton Crawford, B, def. Tess Huckeba/Olivia Mohatt, 7-6 (5), 6-4; Marcelle Mercer/Sierra Dilworth, F, def. Dana Sarri/Callie Martinz, 6-2, 6-0; Mikel Twichel/Aaris Hill, F, def. Dana Sarri/Callie Martinz, 6-3 7-6 (6); Juniper Johnson/Dana Saari, B, def. Abby Clark/Mayson Moore, 7-5, 6-3.

Bigfork 4, Glacier 4

SINGLES — Maria Frampton, G, def. Payton Crawford, 8-0; Maggie Rudbach, G, def. Ahna Fox, 9-8 (1); Juniper Johnson, B, def. Nina Friedman, 8-1; Emma Berreth, B, def. Mariah Dickey, 8-5.

DOUBLES — Payton Crawford/Ahna Fox, B, def. Liv Wilson/Kirsti Ericksen, 8-0; Juniper Johnson/Emma Berreth, B, def. Hannah Nikunen/Ashlyn Sliter, 8-2; Katie Lessmeier/Regin Koester, G, def. Callie Martinz/Dana Sarri, 7-6 (4), 6-4; Avery Kreitinger/Bella Waldher, G, won by forfeit.

Polson sweeps Ronan

POLSON — It was all Polson in a Northwest A dual.

Polson won all eight singles matches.

Only one match went three sets with Polson’s Zenash Groves winning at No. 4 singles, 6-1, 3-6, 6-0.


Polson 4, Ronan 3

SINGLES —Kendal Forman-Webster, P, def. Vincente Ortega, 6-1, 6-0; MaKauly Morrison, P, def. Larenz Alvarez, 6-0, 6-3; Matt Hobbs, P, def. Dillon Pretty On Top, 6-0, 6-4; Bridger Wendell, P, def. Caden Bourdon, 6-0, 6-0.

DOUBLES — Garrett Anderson/Thomas Yellowbird, R, def. Michael Smith/Tai Schriver, 6-3, 6-1; Connor Cornwell/Sherman Violette, R, won by forfeit; John Paca/Brady Dresden, R, def. Kenton Sisler/Ryan Doss, 6-2, 6-4.


Polson 5, Ronan 0

SINGLES — Berkley Ellis, P, def. Skyler Shima, 6-1, 6-1; Taylor Collinge, P, def. Courtney Bourdon, 6-2, 6-2; Avah Eggebrecht, P, def. Layla Pretty On Top, 6-1, 6-3; Zenash Groves, P, def. Kyyen Shigley, 6-1, 3-6, 6-0.

DOUBLES — (only one match) Megan Rost/Sarah Kinzle, P, def. Maddy Sevier/Aaliyah Decker, 6-2, 6-2.

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