Tennis: Libby girls go undefeated, boys take two wins in final weekend

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  • Libby’s Virgil Sadewasser reaches to return a shot during doubles play Saturday. (Benjamin Kibbey/The Western News)

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    Libby’s Mehki Sykes returns a serve during her 6-0, 6-0 win over Ronan’s Skyler Shima Saturday. (Benjamin Kibbey/The Western News)

  • Libby’s Virgil Sadewasser reaches to return a shot during doubles play Saturday. (Benjamin Kibbey/The Western News)

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    Libby’s Mehki Sykes returns a serve during her 6-0, 6-0 win over Ronan’s Skyler Shima Saturday. (Benjamin Kibbey/The Western News)

In their final weekend before divisionals start Thursday, the Libby High School tennis team packed in matches against Columbia Falls, Stevensville and Ronan Friday and Saturday.

The girls continued their strong season with a 7-0 win against Columbia Falls, a 5-2 win over Stevensville and a 3-0 over a partial Ronan team.

The standout matches for the boys came Saturday against Stevensville, where they won 4-3. The boys also triumphed 3-2 against Ronan.

Head Coach Kyle Hannah said he was extremely happy with how the team played.

“They’re learning the game of tennis, and what it means to forget about their last shot and move on, and not get so frustrated,” he said Saturday.

He said that the win against Stevensville was the result of the continuous improvement the team has made throughout the season.

Though they did not take any wins over the weekend, Libby doubles pair Virgil Sadewasser and Zach Carter are coming along well for only playing doubles tennis for the past week, Hannah said.

The two singles players evaluated their chances in the postseason and decided they had a better chance in doubles than in singles, he said.

Friday, May 11

Libby vs Columbia Falls

Boys

C-Falls 5, Libby 2

Singles

1. Neil Getts, C, d. Sebo Sanders, L, 6-4, 6-3

2. Garret Caffrey, C, d. Daniel Shih, L, 6-3, 6-0

3. Dillon Washington, C, d. Colton Halverson, L, 6-3, 7-5

4. Matthew Hock, L, d. Malachi Brower, C, 6-2, 6-3

Doubles

1. John Gilk and Tristian Grein, C, d. Virgil Sadewasser and Zach Carter, L, 6-4, 6-3

2. Ryker McElmurry and David Patterson, L, d. Tyler Gates and Colton Byrd, C, 6-4, 6-3

3. Frank Hartman and Kaleb Beinethy, C, win by Forfeit

Girls

Libby 7, C-Falls 0

Singles

1. Isabelle Martineau, L, d. Hannah Schwezkept, C, 6-2, 6-2

2. Mehki Sykes, L, d. Katy Garate, C, 6-1, 6-3

3. Abigail Creighton, L, d. Cassidy Norieh, C, 6-0, 6-0

4. Madison Snyder, L, win by forfeit

Doubles

1. Jessika Jones and Marissa Wood, L, d. Taylor Jarrett and Anna Pickard, C, 6-4, 6-0

2. Laurynn Lauer and Morgan Snyder, L, d. Gwen Foust and Kylie Dougherty, C, 6-1, 6-1

3. Elise Erickson and Ciera Lucas, L, win by forfeit

Saturday, May 12

Libby vs. Stevensville

Boys

Libby 4, Stevensville 3

Singles

1. Sebo Sanders, L, d. Reece Haugo, S, 6-1, 6-2

2. Daniel Shih, L, d. Paul Rodrigues, S, 6-3, 5-7, 6-2

3. Colton Halverson, L, d. John Rodrigues, S, 6-1, 6-1

4. Matthew Hock, L, d. Miguel Comero, S, 6-4, 6-1

Doubles

1. Sam Hale and Jaden Tipps, S, d. Virgil Sadewasser and Zach Carter, L, 2-6, 6-0, 6-3

2. Jacopo Corletto and Ben Hale, S, d. Ryker McElmurry and David Patterson, L, 6-2, 6-2

3. Austin Armijo and Sebestian Driver, S, d. Caymen Lee and Colton Halverson, L, 6-1, 5-7, 7-6(5)

Girls

Libby 5, Stevensville 2

Singles

1. Isabelle Martineau, L, d. Maddie Weber, S, 6-1, 6-1

2. Mehki Sykes, L, d. Brianne Bartschi, S, 6-0, 6-0

3. Abigail Creighton, L, d. Mackaela Hawthorne, S, 6-2, 6-1

4. Thais Suarez, S, d. Madison Snyder, L, 6-2, 6-4

Doubles

1. Erin Bartlett and Jackie Westman, S, d. Jessika Jones and Marissa Wood, L, 6-2, 4-6, 6-1

2. Laurynn Lauer and Morgan Snyder, L, d. Jamyn Beller and Callie Cavill, S, 6-4, 6-2

3. Elise Erickson and Ciera Lucas, L, d. Aligah Anderson and Crystal St Germain, S, 6-1, 7-5

Libby vs. Ronan

Boys

Libby 3, Ronan 2

Singles

3. Caymen Lee, L, d. Vicente Ortega, R, 6-2, 4-6, 7-6(8)

4. Colton Halverson, L, d. Joey Parnell, R, 6-3, 6-4

Doubles

1. Colman Taylor and Thomas Yellowbird, R, d. Virgil Sadewasser and Zach Carter, L, 6-2, 6-0

2. Sherman Violette and Conner Cornwell, R, d. Ryker McElmurry and David Patterson, L, 6-1, 0-6, 6-1

3. Zack Morrison and Sebo Sanders, L, d. Caden Bourdon and Austin Taylor, R, 6-1, 6-0

Girls

Libby 3, Ronan 0

2. Mehki Sykes, L, d. Morgan Brooks, R, 6-0, 6-0

3. Abigail Creighton, L, d. Maddie Sevier, R, 6-4, 6-4

4. Madison Snyder, L, d. Skyler Shima, R, 6-0, 6-2

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