This non-conference match was played with sets starting at 2-2, so the players needed to blast off as soon as the matches started. The boys’ Jackson Thorn had his first win at singles, hanging tough and winning a very close first set, and closing out the second.
The girls team nearly won the duel, but Eliza McLaughlin got edged out by Central’s Tricia Joyce. Another notable first win in singles was McKenzie Feddes playing an exhibition match and performing extremely well for her first time playing singles!
Boys results: Butte Central 6 – Belgrade 1
- No. 1: Manuel Gonzalez, Cen. def. Conner McCauley, 6-3, 6-3.
- No. 2: Jackson Thorn, Bel. def. Hunter Hartwick, 7-6(4) 6-3.
- No. 3: Theron Nelson, Cen. def. Seth Koltz, 6-3, 6-2.
- No. 4: Max Drew, Cen. def. Zander Putnam, 6-3, 6-2.
- No. 1: Cameron Johnson and Guido Ossello, Cen. def. Javan Chisholm and Logan McCauley, 6-2, 6-2.
- No. 2: Shane Callahan and Colby Kline, Cen. def. Dawson Brooks and Dalton Mattson, 6-2, 6-2.
- No. 3: Logan Harrington and Noah McGee, Cen. def. Austin Hargrove and Quinn Gannon, 6-3, 6-3.
- Aiden Petritz and Braden Harrington, Cen. def. Kaden Jensen and Reece Eller, 6-2, 6-3.
Girls results: Butte Central 4 – Belgrade 3
- No. 1: Tricia Joyce, Cen. def. Eliza McLaughlin, 5-7, 6-4, 10-4 (match tiebreak)
- No. 2: Zoe Sullivan, Cen. def. Aysha Chidester, 6-3, 6-4.
- No. 3: Samantha Burton, Cen. def. Nicole Anderson, 6-4, 6-2.
- No. 4: Angelina Chandler, Bel. def. Savannah Healy 6-3, 7-6(3).
- No. 1: Brooke Gilbertson and Lilly Reddick, Bel. def. Shea Davis and Prestynn Weldon, 6-2, 6-2.
- No. 2: Carrie Sander and Hanna Stokke, Bel. def. Tess Riordan and Sophie Sullivan, 6-4, 6-2.
- No. 3: Delaney Hasquet and Avery Kelly, Cen. def. Audrey Bernall and Jennifer Martinez, 6-3, 6-2.
- McKenzie Feddes, Bel. def. Sophia Burton, 6-2, 6-3.