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Whitefish nets wins in Libby

by Daily Inter Lake
| April 13, 2021 9:38 PM

LIBBY — The Whitefish Lady Bulldogs tennis team swept Libby 7-0 Tuesday.

The Whitefish boys also won, 6-1.

Michael Hollingsworth was Libby’s only winner, beating Jack Robertson 6-1, 6-2.

Whitefish’s Anyah Cripe took Elise Erickson to three sets and won 6-4, 4-6, 6-3. Cripe and doubles partner Ali Hirsch also beat Jessica Cunningham and Bella Covington in two sets.

Both of Whitefish’s No. 1 singles players, Gracie Smyley and Jayce Cripe, also boasted two-set victories over their opponents.

Whitefish next faces Havre on Saturday at 10 a.m. and Stevensville at 1 p.m., both at FVCC.

BOYS

Whitefish 6, Libby 1

Singles

Jayce Cripe (WF) def. Ryker McElmurry 6-3, 6-2. Michael Hollingsworth (Libby) def. Jack Robertson 6-1, 6-2. Highland Lee-French (WF) def. Ayden Montgomery 6-0, 6-1. Luke Roberts (WF) def. Steven Valecia 6-2, 6-0.

Doubles

Aaron Dicks/Joe Brondt (WF) def. Colton Halvorson/Ryan Collins 6-3, 6-0. Fin Stagg/Johnny Nix (WF) def. Trever Collins/Cylis Goddard 6-2, 6-2. Austin Gunsey/Mason Kelch (WF) def. Zach Fantozzi/Thomas Roark 6-1, 6-0.

GIRLS

Whitefish 7, Libby 0

Singles

Gracie Smyley (WF) def. Laneigha Zeiler 6-2, 6-1. Anyah Cripe (WF) def. Elise Erickson 6-4, 4-6, 6-3. Louren Brown (WF) def. Gabby Fantozzi 6-2, 6-0. Emme Shafer (WF) def. Sally Weber 10-6.

Doubles

Ali Hirsch/Anyah Cripe (WF) def. Jessica Cunningham/Ivy Pierce 7-5, 6-2. Emma Trieweiler/Addie Oehlerich (WF) def. Macey Halvorson/Bella Covington 6-0, 6-1.