By Kent Dolezal
by Kent Dolezal
The Havre Daily News
Monday, May 17
The Havre High tennis teams played their last duals of the regular season in Lewistown Saturday, winning two of three contests, but with mixed individual results.
The Havre boys downed Glendive 5-2, while the girls squad defeated Anaconda 4-3 but lost to Park High 3-4.
Nick Heninger and Eli Sethre won what Havre coach Sam Dierman said was a big match by downing Glendives No. 1 doubles team 8-5. Glendives No. 1 doubles is always very, very tough, and they know they can play with the best.
Teri Sherril, Havres top female individual, swept both of her matches by scores of 8-7 and 8-2. Teri had a few problems, but overall, she is the favorite in the divisional. If she keeps her unforced errors to a minimum, she will be tough to beat.
Havres top male performer Kellen Malone fell in his only match of the day 5-8. Kellen found out where he stands, Dierman said. He must be more consistent and improve his footwork in big matches. He knows he can beat Melby, but he will have to prove it.
The No. 1 girls doubles pairing of Kirsten Kuka and Shannon Brantley dropped both of its matches, 5-8 and 2-8. Shannon and Kirsten played very well against Livingston but has a big mental lapse against Anaconda. You cant have mental lapses at this time of year or your chances for advancing are limited, he said.
Dierman said Bryan Frey had big victory in his 8-5 win. Hopefully, Bryan will turn it up a notch at divisionals and do some great things.
Crystal Heggen dominated her first match winning 8-0, but fell to her Anaconda foe 5-8. Crystal looked outstanding in one match and not so outstanding in her other one.
Havres No. 2 girls doubles team of Jana McPherson and Tiffany Shrauger defeated their Anaconda opponent 8-2, but lost to Parks team 4-8. Jana and Tiffany got off of a negative slide by defeating Anaconda and this should help their confidence level out as they go into divisionals.
The Blue Ponies other girls doubles squad of Sam Velk and Breyon Briese lost their Park match 6-8, but rebounded with an 8-3 win. Breyon and Sam has a nice weekend and have chances to break the top six teams at the Central A tourney.
Terrance Wells and Levi LaPrath won both of their individual matches, and the doubles unit of Chris Dorcheus and Rob Gaskill tallied a victory to round out the Blue Pony boys squad victories. Mike Frey paired with Seth Maristuen lost their match. Dierman said Wells and LaPrath looked strong.
Lauren Malone and Nichole Borst split their individual matches on the day. Lauren and Nichole also were not very consistent and need to focus better at all times.
The Blue Ponies have concluded their regular season and will be at the Central A divisional this week. The top four placers in both the singles and doubles will advance to state.
The boys have got to be the heavy favorites to win divisionals, Dierman said. The girls team also has a chance, but they must be focused on that quest.