Libby boys dominate Western B Divisional tennis

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  • Libby High School’s Jhamaal Sykes competes in a tennis divisional in Libby on Friday. (John Blodgett/The Western News)

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    Libby High School's Isabelle **GETNAME* competes in a tennis divisional in Libby Friday, May 12, 2017. (John Blodgett/The Western News)

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    Libby High School's Colin Maloney competes in a tennis divisional in Libby Friday, May 12, 2017. (John Blodgett/The Western News)

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    Libby High School sophomore Mehki Sykes competes in a tennis divisional in Libby Friday, May 12, 2017. (John Blodgett/The Western News)

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    Morgan Snyder competes in a tennis divisional in Libby Thursday, May 11, 2017. (Elka Wood/The Western News)

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    Morgan Snyder competes in a tennis divisional in Libby Thursday, May 11, 2017. (Elka Wood/The Western News)

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    Mehki Sykes and Isabelle Martineau shake hands after a divisional match Friday in Libby. (John Blodgett/The Western News)

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    Jahmaal Sykes expresses disapointment in a match against Colin Maloney Friday in Libby. (John Blodgett/The Western News)

  • Libby High School’s Jhamaal Sykes competes in a tennis divisional in Libby on Friday. (John Blodgett/The Western News)

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    Libby High School's Isabelle **GETNAME* competes in a tennis divisional in Libby Friday, May 12, 2017. (John Blodgett/The Western News)

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    Libby High School's Colin Maloney competes in a tennis divisional in Libby Friday, May 12, 2017. (John Blodgett/The Western News)

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    Libby High School sophomore Mehki Sykes competes in a tennis divisional in Libby Friday, May 12, 2017. (John Blodgett/The Western News)

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    Morgan Snyder competes in a tennis divisional in Libby Thursday, May 11, 2017. (Elka Wood/The Western News)

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    Morgan Snyder competes in a tennis divisional in Libby Thursday, May 11, 2017. (Elka Wood/The Western News)

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    Mehki Sykes and Isabelle Martineau shake hands after a divisional match Friday in Libby. (John Blodgett/The Western News)

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    Jahmaal Sykes expresses disapointment in a match against Colin Maloney Friday in Libby. (John Blodgett/The Western News)

LIBBY — The Libby boys and Bigfork girls dominated the court action.

Libby went 1-2 in singles with Colin Maloney upsetting Jhamall Sykes 6-4, 3-6, 6-1 in the final and 1-2 in doubles with Eric Lauer/Braden Thom topping Ryan Nagle/Gio Cano 6-2, 7-5.

Bigfork’s Ellie Berreth won the singles title while teammates Kalia Wicklund/Ahna Fox and Wilson Vogt/Xiao Xiao Strong finished 1-2 in doubles. Wicklund/Fox won the title match 6-2, 6-2.

Berreth, a AA divisional runner-up last year for Flathead, defeated Allie Brown of Troy in the final 7-6 (7-5), 6-4.

For the boys, the top six singles players and top four doubles teams advance to Class B state action on Thursday in Missoula.

The top four singles and top three doubles teams from divisional action for girls advance to Missoula for state play.

The Libby boys are defending state champions.

The two-day tournament ended Friday.

Teams Competing

Bigfork, Libby, Troy

Boys

Singles

Championship

Colin Maloney, L, def. Jhamaal Sykes, L, 6-4, 3-6, 6-1

Third Place

Alex Buenz, B, def. AJ Sauer, T, 6-0, 6-1.

Semfinals

Sykes def. Michael Bedford, BF, 6-2, 6-3; Maloney beat Buenz, 6-3, 4-6, 7-5

Fifth Place

Bedford def. Austin McCully, T, 6-4, 6-4

Doubles

Championship

Eric Lauer/Braydan Thom, L, def. Ryan Nagle/Gio Cano, L, 6-2, 7-5.

Third Place

Colton Reichenbach/Clayton Reichenbach, BF, def. Noah Caballero/Dylan Cummings, T, 6-0, 6-3

Semifinals

Lauer/Thom def. Wyatt Reichenbach/Reid Barrows, BF, 6-0, 6-0; Nagle/Cano def. Reichenbach/Reichenbach, 4-6, 6-4, 6-2

Girls

Singles

Championship

Ellie Berreth, BF, def. Allie Brown, T, 7-6 (7-5), 6-4

Third Place

Isabelle Martineau, L, def. Mehki Sykes, L, 6-1, 6-4

Semifinals

Berreth def. Martineau, 6-2, 6-2; Brown def. Sykes 6-4, 6-1

Doubles

Championship

Kalia Wicklund/Ahna Fox, BF, def. Wilson Vogt/Xiao Xiao Strong, BF, 6-2, 6-2

Third Place

Jessika Jones/Marissa Wood, L, def. Laurynn Lauer/Morgan Snyder, L, 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-5)

Semifinals

Wicklund/Fox def. Jones/Wood, 6-4, 6-3; Vogt/Strong def. Lauer/Snyder, 6-0. 6-3.

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