Glacier Boys, Girls Take Divisional Tennis Titles

Northwestern A is hosting its divisional tournament in Kalispell this week

By Dillon Tabish
A tennis player casts a shadow at Flathead Valley Community College. Beacon File Photo

Spencer Johnson claimed the singles championship and guided Glacier to its sixth consecutive team title last weekend at the Northern AA Divisional tournament in Kalispell.

Johnson defeated teammate Hunter Blalack 6-0, 6-0 in the singles finale. The Wolfpack edged Great Falls for the team title, 45-44. In doubles action, Glacier’s Ben Wright and Hunter Danz won the consolation final over Great Falls’ Seth Dabler and Chase Perry, 6-3, 6-4.

The Glacier girls, led by doubles champions Maya Buckingham and Anna Cecil, captured the team trophy with 34 points, edging Great Falls’ 27. In doubles, Glacier’s Cayli Mower and McKenna Johnson won the consolation final, defeating Flathead’s Bailey Bladholm and Noel Senner, 4-6, 6-3, 6-0.

Flathead’s Ellie Berreth placed second in singles. Mackenzie George of CMR defeated Bereth, 6-4, 6-0. Flathead’s Rayna Darrow won the consolation final, defeating Great Falls’ Anna Johnson, 6-1, 6-2. Flathead placed third as a team with 26 points.

The teams advanced to the Class AA state tournament in Great Falls, May 19-20.

In Class A, Northwestern A is hosting its divisional tournament in Kalispell this week. Columbia Falls senior Emily Getts boasts a perfect single record. The top finishers advance to the state tournament in Livingston and Bozeman, May 26-27.

In Class B/C, Libby’s Jason Brant won the single divisional championship at the Western B-C tournament. He defeated teammate Colin Maloney, 6-3, 6-3. In doubles action, George Gibson and Ben Russell of Bigfork claimed the title, defeating Erik Lauer an Braydan Thom of Lobby, 6-3, 7-6 (7-5).

For girls, Libby’s Kaylene Hudson won the single title over Troy’s Allie Brown, 7-5, 6-2. Kalia Wicklund and Alauna Weilacher of Bigfork claimed the doubles trophy over Dani Hawthorne and Mehki Sykes of Libby, 6-1, 6-2.

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