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Glacier boys sweep Helena schools

by Daily Inter Lake
| March 31, 2024 12:00 AM

Sarah Downs and Robby Thornburg won both their singles matches Saturday, and Glacier’s boys really made hay in the doubles to sweep the Helena schools in Western AA tennis at FVCC.

The doubles tandems of Carl Bitney and Dalyn Mathison; Kevin Fortin and Jayce Isles and  Jared Mathikson and Ethan Ronngren all won twice Saturday for the Wolfpack, which beat Helena Capital 7-1 and Helena High 6-2.

Glacier’s girls tied with Helena High 4-4 and beat Capital 7-1; besides Downs, they got two wins from the doubles teams of Maddie Davis and Quindy Gronley, plus Tyla Nelson and Emily Lister.


Glacier girls 7, Capital 1

SINGLES: Leilani Lennarz. Glacier, def. Zoie Jorgensen 6-2, 6-3; Sarah Downs, Glacier, def. Julia Kings 6-3, 6-4; Miley Fritz, Glacier, def. Addisyn Fehr 6-6 (5), 6-4; Danika White, Glacier, won by default.

DOUBLES: Katy Bitney/Elise Strobel, Glacier, def. Taylor Zanto/Kynzie Belcher 6-1, 6-3; Maddie Davis/Quindy Gronley, Glacier, def. Matty Meldrum/Lily Rhodes 6-1, 6-3; Tyla Nelson, Emily Lister, Glacier, def. Sophie McGree/Isabell Pomerleau 6-4, 4-6, 1-0 (8); Tatum Campbell/Caitlin Mohar, Capital, def. Eli Sanderson-Strutz/Quinn Berkram 4-6, 6-4, 1-0 (3).


Glacier girls 4, Helena High 4

SINGLES: Qayl Kujala, Helena, def. Leilani Lennarz, 6-1, 6-0; Sarah Downs, Glacier, def. Nelly Clevenger 6-1, 6-1; Morgan May, Helena, def. Miley Fritz 6-4, 6-0; Gilly Bovington, Helena, def. Danika White 6-1, 6-0.

DOUBLES: Alya Silvonen/Brynn Woodmansey, Helena, def. Katy Bitney/Elise Strobel, 6-4, 4-6, 1-0 (7); Maddie Davis/Quindy Gronley, Glacier, def. Claire Bebich/Arabella Fontaine, injury default; Tyla Nelson/Emilee Lister, Glacier, def. Kinleigh Murray/Sylvie Woodmansey 6-1,k 6-3; Eli Sanderson-Strutz/Quinn Berkram, Glacier, def. Rylee Fish/Adeline Olson 6-0, 6-2.


Glacier boys 5, Capital 3

SINGLES: Ryan Ashley, Capital, def. Will Rudbach 6-1, 6-1; Robby Thornburg, Glacier, def. Caden McCullough 3-6, 6-3, 1-0 (7); Trevin Kockler, Capital, def. Gavin Rodriguez 7-6 (6), 6-4; Nate Pool, Capital, def. Credence Norick 4-6, 6-2, 1-0 (11).

DOUBLES: Carl Bitney/Dalyn Mathison, Glacier, def. Teagan Clement/Wes Rose 6-0, 6-0; Kevin Fortin/Jayce Isles, Glacier, def.Daniel Kockler/Nate Jensen 6-2, 6-1; Jared Mathison/Ethan Ronngren, Glacier, def. Levi Adkins/Ben Siva 6-4, 6-1; Karson Stafford\/Josh Lee, Glacier, def. Kane Morris/Cache Rose 6-2, 6-4.


Glacier boys 6, Helena High 2

SINGLES:Will Rudbach, Glacier, def. Rhys Anderson-Foster, 6-1, 6-1; Robby Thornburg, Glacier, def. Elias Cook 6-2, 6-1; Jordan Bailey, Helena, def. Gavin Rodriguez 6-4, 6-3; Credence Norick, Glacier, def. Paul Reeves 7-5, 6-4.

DOUBLES: Carl Bitney/Dalyn Mathison, Glacier, def. Ed Coleman/Ethan Walsh 6-0, 7-6 (3); Kevin Fortin/Jayce Isles, Glacier, def. Liam Fetz/Nathan Hultin 2-6, 6-4, 1-0 (8). Jared Mathison/Ethan Ronngren, Glacier, def. Andrie Buck/Dylan Kelley, 6-4, 6-4; Seth Blanksma/Ethan Carlson, Helena, def. Karson Stafford/Ty Sherrill 6-1, 6-4.

    Glacier's Sarah Downs hits a return in a girls singles match against Helena Capital's Julia Kings at FVCC on Saturday, March 30. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)
 Casey Kreider 
 
 
    Glacier's Leilani Lennarz hits a return in a girls singles match against Helena Capital's Zoie Jorgensen at FVCC on Saturday, March 30. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)
 Casey Kreider