Libby prepared heading into divisionals

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  • Libby sophomore Gabby Fantozzi gets ready for the return, May 10 against Columbia Falls. (Ben Kibbey/The Western News)

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    Libby sophomore Annika Thorstenson hits a return, May 10 against Columbia Falls. (Ben Kibbey/The Western News)

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    Libby freshman Ryan Collins prepares to make a return, May 10 against Columbia Falls. (Ben Kibbey/The Western News)

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    Libby sophomore Laneigha Zeiler makes a return, May 10 against Columbia Falls. (Ben Kibbey/The Western News)

  • Libby sophomore Gabby Fantozzi gets ready for the return, May 10 against Columbia Falls. (Ben Kibbey/The Western News)

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    Libby sophomore Annika Thorstenson hits a return, May 10 against Columbia Falls. (Ben Kibbey/The Western News)

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    Libby freshman Ryan Collins prepares to make a return, May 10 against Columbia Falls. (Ben Kibbey/The Western News)

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    Libby sophomore Laneigha Zeiler makes a return, May 10 against Columbia Falls. (Ben Kibbey/The Western News)

Heading into divisionals this weekend, the Libby High School tennis team still had a few things to work on, but had come a long way from the beginning of the year.

Last Friday, the Loggers struggled in the singles brackets more than they had the last time they faced Columbia Falls.

“Columbia Falls was just more prepared,” said Libby Head Coach Kyle Hannah. “Overall, their kids performed a little better than us today, and that happens. We’ve got a week to figure it out.”

The Loggers had a relatively inexperienced team starting the year.

“We’re going from swinging and missing the ball, to the kids are are actually tennis players,” Hannah said. “They’re hitting the ball. They’re using correct fundamentals, correct strokes.”

“They’re having fun and enjoying the game,” he said. “Playing it how it should be played.”

Hannah said that they were excited to see what “these young Loggers can do” at divisionals.

“Led by our three seniors,” he added.

Libby’s seniors are this season are Jessika Jones, Marissa Wood and Zach Carter.

Carter has been taking some losses in singles play, but also teaming up with junior Trey Thompson for doubles matches that have resulted in solid wins and hard-fought losses.

Saturday, May 4

Boys

Columbia Falls 5, Libby 2

Singles

No. 1 Niels Getts, CF, def. Ruker McElmurry, L, 6-1, 6-2

No. 2 Dillon Washington, CF, def. Zack Morrison, L, 6-2, 6-1

No. 3 Mikey Hollingsworth, L, def. Trey Perkins, CF, 7-6(9), 6-2

No. 4 Colton Byrd, CF, def. Ryan Collins, L, 3-6, 7-5, 6-4

Doubles

No. 1 John Gill and Camryn Lingle, CF, def. Zach Carter and Trey Thompson, L, 6-2, 6-2

No. 2 Colton Halverson and Cayman Lee, L, def. Bobby Dewbre and Dyllan Anderson, CF, 6-2, 6-0

No. 3 Tyler Serna and Ryan Collins, L, def. Malachi Brower and Caleb Reinsberg, CF, 6-4, 6-4

Girls

Singles

Libby 5, Columbia Falls 2

No. 1 Hanna Schwiekert, CF, def. Marissa Wood, L, 6-1, 6-1

No. 2 Kay Garate, CF, def. Jessika Jones, L, 6-0, 6-1

No. 3 Starlyn Mayberry, L, def. Gwen Fousy, CF, 6-0, 6-2

No. 4 Annika Thorstenson, L, def. Julia Sowerinn, CF, 6-0, 6-0

Doubles

No. 1 Cierra Lucas and Elise Erickson, L, def. Taylor Jarrett and Anna Pickard, CF, 7-4(4), 6-4

No. 2 Ivey Rose Pierce and Jessica Cunningham, L, def. Cassidy Norick and Ave McDonald, CF, 6-2, 6-1

No. 3 Gabby Fantozzi and Laneigha Zieler, L, def. Emma Upton and Martina Heupel, CF, 6-0, 6-0

Wednesday, April 26

Boys

Stevensville 4, Libby 3

Singles

No. 1 David Haacke, S, def. Zach Carter, L, 6-1, 6-1

No. 2 Trey Thompson, L, def. Garrison Bradt, S, 6-1, 6-2

No. 3 Mikey Hollingsworth, L, def. Matt Hock, S, 6-3, 7-5

No. 4 Paul Rodrigues, S, def. Ryan Collins, L, 6-3, 6-1

Doubles

No. 1 David Haacke and Garrison Bradt, S, def. Colton Halverson and Cayman Lee, L, 6-2, 6-3

No. 2 Zach Carter and Trey Thompson, L, def. Matt Hock and Paul Rodrigues, S, 6-1, 6-2

No. 3 Domanic Bridges and Dylan Janes, S, def. Ryan Collins and Tyler Serna, L, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2

Girls

Libby 4, Stevensville 3

Singles

No. 1 Marissa Wood, L, def. Maddie Weber, S, 7-6(8), 6-4

No. 2 Mackaela Hawthorne, S, def. Jessika Jones, L, 4-6, 6-1, 6-3

No. 3 Laneigha Zeiler, L, def. Olivia Peretto, S, 6-3, 6-3

No. 4 Starlyn Mayberry, L, def. Celine Betz, S, 6-0, 6-4

Doubles

No. 1 Jamyn Beller and Callie Cavill, S, def. Ciera Lucas and Elise Erickson, L, 6-3, 7-6(5)

No. 2 Ivy Rose Pierce and Jessica Cunningham, L, def. Aliyah Anderson and Crystal St. Germain, S, 6-3, 6-7(5), 6-2

No. 3 Johanna Hinz and Julie Slatto, S, def. Alex Andreesen and Annika Thorstenson, L, 6-1, 6-4

Friday, May 10

Boys

Columbia Falls 4, Libby 3

Singles

No. 1 Niels Getts, CF, def. Ryker McElmurry, L, 6-2, 6-2

No. 2 Zack Morrison, L, def. Colton Byrd, CF, 6-3, 6-0

No. 3 Mikey Hollingsworth, L, def. Bobby Dewbre, CF, 6-0, 6-2

No. 4 forfeit

Doubles

No. 1 John Gill and Camryn Lingle, CF, def. Zach Carter and Trey Thompson, L, 6-3, 3-6, 6-1

No. 2 Colton Halverson and Cayman Lee, L, def. Malachi Brower and Caleb Reinsberg, CF, 7-5, 7-6(7)

No. 3 Trey Perkins and Greg Williamson, CF, def. Tyler Serna and Ryan Collins, L, 7-6(5), 6-2

Girls

Singles

Libby 4, Columbia Falls 3

No. 1 Hannah Schwiekert, CF, def. Jessika Jones, L, 6-1, 6-3

No. 2 Maria Vizcay, CF, def. Marissa Wood, L, 6-1, 6-3

No. 3 Anna Pickard, CF, Laneigha Zeiler, L, 6-0, 6-2

No. 4 Starlyn Mayberry, L, def. Julia Sowerine, CF, 6-4, 7-5

Doubles

No. 1 Ciera Lucas and Elise Erickson, L, def. Taylor Jarrett and Katy Garate, CF, 6-0, 6-2

No. 2 Ivy Rose Pierce and Jessica Cunningham, L, def. Gwen Foust and Grace Gedlaman, CF, 6-3, 6-3

No. 3 Gabby Fantozzi and Annika Thorstenson, L, def. Kylee Dougherty and Alyssa Williams, CF, 6-2, 6-1

Saturday, May 11

Boys

Libby 5, Ronan 2

Singles

No. 1 Dillon Pretty on Top, R, def. Ryker McElmurry, L, 4-6, 6-0, 6-3

No. 2 Zack Morrison, L, def. Vicente Ortega, R, 6-1, 6-1

No. 3 Mikey Hollingsworth, L, def. Brady Dresden, R, 6-0, 6-0

No. 4 Joey Parnell, R, win by forfeit over Ryan Collins, L, 4-6, 5-7, forfeit

Doubles

No. 1 Zach Carter and Trey Thompson, L, def. Cherman Violette and Conner Cornwell, R, 6-1, 3-6, 6-1

No. 2 Colton Halverson and Cayman Lee, L, def. Caden Bourdon and Larenz Alvarez, R, 7-5, 6-1

No. 3 Ryan Collins and Tyler Serna, L, win by forfeit

Girls

Libby 5, Ronan 2

Singles

No. 1 Jessika Jones, L, win by forfeit

No. 2 Marissa Wood, L, win by forfeit

No. 3 Laneigha Zeiler, L, def. Layla Pretty on Top, R, 6-1, 6-0

No. 4 Starlyn Mayberry, L, def. unknown, R, 6-1, 6-2

Doubles

No. 1 Elise Erickson and Ciera Lucas, L, def. Maddy Sevier and Skler Shima, R, 6-1, 0-6, 6-0

No. 2 Aaliah Decker and Courtney Bourbon, R, def. Jessica Cunningham and Ivy Rose Pierce, L, 6-3, 6-4

No. 3 Gabby Fantozzi and Annika Thorstenson, L, win by forfeit

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