By Tiffany L. Rehbein
The Chinook Sugarbeeters' tennis team fared well at Saturday's Invitational, held in Havre.
No. 1 singles' player Cassie Jerguson looks to lead the way for the Sugarbeeters this season.
"She's a good player who works hard," head coach Brent Schellin said.
Jergeson defeated Choteau's Alexis Adams 8-5 and Fort Benton's Kristen Bailey 8-3 on Saturday.
Kelsie Whitney, the Sugarbeeters' No. 2 singles' player, defeated Bailey 8-6, Chester's Amanda Kolstad 8-7, and Chester's Lisa Wickum, 8-2.
Whitney's lone loss came against Fort Benton's No. 1 Lacey Schultz.
"She's learning fast," Schellin said of Whitney. "She's a great competitor."
Susan Thackeray, Chinook's No. 4 player, defeated Janae Singer of Fort Benton, 8-3, and defeated Jennifer Doll of Havre JV, 8-1.
On the doubles' side, Kelsey Allenhofen and Elizabeth Stuker combined for one win over Choteau's Becky Hartman and Bre Snyder.
No. 2 doubles players Christy Baker and Julianna Hellman defeated Havre JV's Sam Shrauger and Laura Hedstrom, 8-4. They also defeated Fort Benton's Rosa Potts and Kristen Scott, 8-1.
The Sugarbeeters will be competing at Big Sandy on Friday and Havre on Saturday.
Singles Cassie Jergeson def. Alexis Adams, Cho, 8-5; lost Lacey Schultz, FB, 6-8; lost Teresa Muncey, Che, 3-8; def. Kristen Bailey, FB, 8-3. Kelsie Whitney def. Bailey, FB, 8-6; def. Amanda Kolstad, Che, 8-7; def. Lisa Wickum Che, 8-2; lost Schultz, FB, 1-8. Savanna Brown lost Callie Olson, FB, 4-8; lost Janice Singer, FB, 7-8; lost Kolstad, Che, 7-8. Susan Thackeray def. Singer, FB, 8-3; def. Jennifer Doll, Hav JV, 8-1; lost Callie Olson, FB, 4-8.
Doubles Kelsey Allenhofen, Elizabeth Stuker def. Becky Hartman, Bre Snyder, Cho, 8-6; lost Devan Lalum, Kali Wicks, Che, 2-8; lost Mary Ghekiere, Ali McGinnis, FB, 5-8; lost Teresa Muncey, Wickum, Che, 3-8. Christy Baker, Julianna Hellman def. Sam Shrauger, Laura Hedstrom, Hav JV, 8-4; lost Crystal Pyrak, Jennifer Gorder, Hav JV, 3-8; def. Rosa Potts, Kristen Scott, FB, 8-1.
Singles L. Schultz, FB, def. T. Muncey, Che, 8-2; C. Pyrak, Hav JV def. A. Haviland, Cho, 8-3; K. Nelson, Che, def. A. Boule, Hav JV, 8-1; L. Wickum, Che, def. J. Doll, Hav JV, 8-0; A. Kolstad, Che, def. A. Boule, Hav JV, 8-0; T. Muncey, Che, def. Pyrak, Hav JV, 8-6; K. Nelson, Che, def. A. Adams, Cho, 8-0; Wickum, Che, def. K. Bailey, FB, 8-6; C. Olson, FB, def. Haviland, Cho, 8-0; S. Wellman, FB, def. Boule, Hav JV, 8-3; Schultz, FB, def. Nelson, Che, 8-4; Bailey, FB, def. Haviland, Cho, 8-0; Singer, FB, def. Doll, Hav JV, 8-1; S. Shrauger, Hav JV, def. Wellman, FB, 8-6.
Doubles Lalum, Wicks, Che, def. Ghekiere, McGinnis, FB, 8-1; Gorder, Hamilton, Hav JV, def. Potts, Scott, FB, 8-5; Muncey, Wickum, Che, def. Halverson, Hanson, Cho, 8-2; Ghekerie, McGinnis, FB, def. Hartman, Snider, Cho, 8-1; Potts, Scott, FB, def. Hanson, Halverson, Cho, 8-4; Wicks, Lalum, Che, def. Hartman, Snider, 8-0; Wicks, Lalum, Che, def. Hamilton, Gorder, Hav JV, 8-0; Shrauger, Hedstrom, Hav JV, def. Hansen, Halverson, Cho, 8-3; Ghekerie, McGinnis, FB, def. Hedstrom, Pyrak, Hav JV, 8-0; Nelson, Hawks, Cho, def. Hamilton, Gorder, Hav JV, 8-5.