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State AA tennis: Wolfpack's Sanders third, Speer and Downs fifth

by Daily Inter Lake
| May 27, 2022 10:38 PM

MISSOULA — Glacier’s Haven Speer and Sarah Downs ended up fifth, Harrison Sanders was third, and the Bozeman girls ran away with the team crown Friday at the State AA tennis tournament.

Bozeman scored 43 points for its 10th title and was a comfortable distance from runner-up C.M. Russell, which scored 20. In third was Billings Skyview (16), and Missoula Hellgate (15) was next.

CMR and Bozeman boys ended up co-champions, both with 27 points. Helena Capital and Gallatin were next. The Wolfpack boys were sixth.

Sanders scored some points for Glacier by placing third in boys singles, and Will Rudbach ended up fifth.

Speer and Downs fell to the consolation bracket after a semifinal loss Friday morning, but rallied to a fifth-place finish.

Bozeman’s Hailey Buss and Nora Schrank won the girls doubles title and teammate Meg McCarty capped an undefeated season with a singles championship.

Flathead’s Alexis Kersten got off to a promising start Thursday and won one match in consolation before bowing out on Friday.

Undefeated Ryan Ashley of Helena Capital was the boys singles winner, and Gallatin duo Jake Farne and Ayden Schonhoff were doubles champs.

State AA tennis

GIRLS

Team scores — 1, Bozeman 43; 2, CMR 20; 3, Billings Skyview 16; 4, Missoula Hellgate 15; 5, Gallatin 13; 6, Helena High 6.

Final

Meg McCarty (BOZ) def. Izabel Barr (BOZ) 6-0, 6-0.

Singles

Consolation

Round 7

Hazel Demaray (SKY) def. Alexis Kersten (FLA) 6-3, 6-2.

Fifth place

Qayl Kujala (HELE) def. Brooke Best (HELG) 6-2, 7-6(8).

Third place

Demaray def. Ruby Jennings (CMR) 7-5, 6-1.

Doubles

Semifinal

Hailey Buss/Nora Schrank (BOZ) def. Haven Speer/Sarah Downs (GLA) 6-3, 6-1; Sophia Mansour/Olivia Mansour (GAL) 6-1, 2-6, 6-0.

Final

Buss/Schrank def. Mansour/Mansour 6-1, 6-4.

Consolation

Round 7

Bailee Sayler/Laine Banziger (HELG) def. Speer/Downs 6-3, 6-4.

Fifth place

Speer/Downs def. Kaydn Easter/Amber Williams (MBS) 4-6, 6-1, 6-2.

Third place

Sayler/Banziger def. Hannah Bingham/Becca Sherman (CMR) 6-4, 6-1.

BOYS

Team scores —T1, Bozeman 27; T1, CMR 27; 3, Helena Capital 17; 4, Gallatin 15; 5, Billings Senior 14; 6, Glacier 11.

Singles

Final

Ryan Ashley (CAP) def. Blake Phillippi (BOZ) 3-6, 6-4, 6-1.

Consolation

Round 7

Luca Alvisis (CMR) def. Harrison Sanders (GLA) 6-1, 6-2; Cruz Allies (SR) def. Will Rudbach (GLA) 6-1, 6-1.

Fifth place

Sanders def. Rudbach 6-3, 7-6(8).

Third place

Alvisi def. Allies 6-1, 3-6, 6-2.

Doubles

Final

Jake Farne/Ayden Schonhoff (GAL) def. Carter Corn/Josh Stimac (CMR) 6-1, 6-2.

Consolation

Fifth place

Ryan Schrieber/Joseph Driscoll (SR) def. Ridge Wohler/Josh Ebel (SKY) 7-5, 6-0.

Third place

Luke Raynovich/Owen Sandford (BOZ) def. Carson Bruyere/Dayton Magone (BW) 6-7(6), 6-4, 6-4.

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