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Boys tennis dominates, girls team struggles at Great Falls Invitational


With decent weather in Great Falls on Friday, one would have expected the two-day tennis tournament to go as planned.

But sudden snow showers on Saturday changed those plans and the Great Falls Invitational Tennis Tournament was cut short after one day.

In two matches on Friday, the Havre boys Billings Senior 6-1 and Bozeman 5-2.

"The boys team would have been undefeated had we gotten the two days in," Havre coach Sam Dierman said. "Bozeman is the defending State AA champion and we got them 5-2. Bozeman easily beat the teams that we hadn't played yet. The boys were outstanding on Friday."

The girls did not fare as well. Billings Senior defeated them 4-3 and Bozeman 6-1.

"The girls team is still fighting with being consistent," Dierman said. "They just can't seem to put things together this year. The girls doubles didn't win a single match, and I don't remember the last time that we went to a tournament where our girls doubles didn't win a single match. Hopefully in the next three weeks they will get more consistent."

The following are the results from Friday's matches:

Havre boys 6, Billings Senior boys 1

Kyle Baltrusch lost to Marnin 4-8

Cody McLain def. Shepeherd 8-6

Andrew McLain def. Allen 8-5

Tyler Vincent def. Duffy 8-3

Jeremy Heninger/Seth Maristuen def. Jacobs/Miller 8-1

Mike Frey/Seth Maristuen def. Harkless/Getz 8-4

Marc Mariani/Gary Wagner def. Long/Kurtz 8-1

Billings Senior girls 4, Havre girls 3

Crystal Pyrak def. Harkless 8-4

Amy McLain def. Bachelor 8-2

Laura Hedstrom lost to Weaver 0-8

Samantha Shrauger def. Johnson 8-7 (7-4)

Jennifer Gorder/Ryan Hamilton lost to Lehman/Cole 3-8

Erika Johnson/Casey Peterson lost to Hector/Johnson 2-8

Taylor Donaldson/Sara Suek lost to Little/Kunkel 3-8

Havre boys 5, Bozeman boys 2

Baltrusch def. Larson 8-5

C. McLain def. Carmony 8-4

Andrew McLain def. Franklin 8-6

Vincent def. Goldstene 8-3

Heninger/Maristuen lost to Tengelson/Modlinski 4-8

Frey/Solomon lost to Snepongen/Furst 7-8 (4-7)

Mariani/Wagner def. Pintz/Kotur 8-1

Bozeman girls 6, Havre girls 1

Pyrak lost to Richards 5-8

Amy McLain lost to Garcia 2-8

Hedstrom lost to Lee 3-8

Shrauger def. Royer 8-5

Gorder/Hamilton def. Booth/Garcia 3-8

Johnson/Peterson lost to Sands/Wragge-Keller 2-8

Donaldson/Suek lost to Booth/Colton 2-8


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