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Polson's tennis team made the most of three straight days of tennis, winning both boys' and girls' duals on Thursday in Columbia Falls, then going 4-0 in duals at the Cut Bank Invitational on Friday and Saturday.

In Cut Bank, Polson beat Fergus (Lewistown), Hardin, Havre and Cut Bank. Both Pirate boys and girls teams gave up just five matches over the four duals.

"It was an amazing weekend of tennis in really nice weather. It was a great opportunity to see teams from all over the state," Polson head coach Bob Hislop said. 

He should be happy. He had 10 players with perfect 5-0 records in their five matches played over three days.

"Young kids are starting to round into form and the older kids are playing real well for the most part," Hislop added.

The coach pointed out that Andrew Storro, Max McLean and Jacob Browne, for the boys, and Josie Benedetti, Whitney Zimmerman and Erika Nunlist, for the girls, had especially good weekends. 

Kayla and Kendyall Rochin almost had a perfect weekend, but lost one doubles match 8-4.

"Kayla and Kendyall played real well in a doubles match with last year’s state champions from Havre and ended up losing 8-4. They actually had a break point (and were up) 4-3, but lost the game and the match," coach Hislop explained.

Polson will be back in action this week with one varsity match in Ronan on Thursday, plus junior varsity matches with Columbia Falls on Monday and Saturday.




Polson 6, Columbia Falls 1

Singles - Matt Roberts, P, def. Vadim Zvygelsky 6-4, 3-6, 6-3; Miroslav Zvygelsky, CF, def. Christian McCurdy 6-1, 6-1; Andrew Storro, P, def. Tim Spencer 6-3, 6-3; Jacob Browne, P, def. Nathan Carr 6-4, 6-2.

Doubles - Shad Giles/Justin Evertz, P, def. Brian Marcille/Parker Johnson 7-6 (7-2), 6-2; Hayden Congdon/Will Davey, P, def. Nick Emerson/Chris King 6-2, 6-3; Max McClean/Ian Laimbeer, P, def. Jon Riffey/Sam Negron 6-2, 6-1.



Polson 6, Columbia Falls 1

Singles - Jane Probst, P, def. Gabrielle Stenger 6-1, 6-0; Erika Nunlist, P, def. Natalie Law 6-2, 7-5; Tammy Kolatshek, CF, def. MacKenzie Clay 4-6, 6-0, 6-2; Karmen Borchers, P, def. Shay Grilley 6-0, 6-3.

Doubles - Kayla Rochin/Kendyall Rochin, P, def. Marissa Getts/Lexie Barkoski, 6-1, 6-4; Jordan Quinn/ Audra Engebretson, P, def. Pepper Borland/Franki Anderson, 6-3, 6-0; Whitney Zimmerman/Josie Benedetti, P, def. Elena Potter/ Courtney Tamborelli, 6-4, 6-1.


Cut Bank Invitational

April 16-17, 2010



Polson 6, Fergus 1

Singles - Matt Roberts, P, def. Ethan Bent 8-4; Jordan Snapp, F, def. Christian McCurdy, P, 8-4; Andrew Storro, P, def. Andy Butcher 8-0; Ian Laimbeer, P, def. Alex Potter 8-7 (7-3).

Doubles - Justin Evertz/Shad Giles, P, def. Dylan Kelly/Tyler Benson 8-4; Will Davey/Hayden Congdon, P, def. Nathaniel Foster/Ben Foster 8-4; Jacob Browne/Max McLean, P, def. Hooper Armour/Bryce Peterson 8-3.


Polson 6, Hardin 1

Singles - Shad Giles, P, def. Rusty Burshia 8-2; Matt Roberts, P, def. Steven Kunz 8-2; Ty Albert, H, def. Christian McCurdy 8-4; Andrew Storro, P, def. Lane Bauman 8-3.

Doubles - Will Davey/Justin Evertz, P, def. John Joyce/Brandon Gifford 8-5; Hayden Congdon/Jacob Browne, P, def. Nate Lyman/Hans Hill 8-2; Ian Laimbeer/Max McLean, P, def. Tanner Robertson/ Austin Gifford 8-4.


Polson 5, Havre 2

Singles - Kyle Miller, H, def Matt Roberts 8-2; Havre won by forfeit; Will Davey, P, def. Simon McCann 8-4; Andrew Storro, P, def. Blaine Grisak 8-6.

Doubles - Shad Giles/Justin Evertz, P, def. Brayden Grimson/Danny Roe 8-2; Hayden Congdon/Ian Laimbeer, P, def. Zach Cichosz/Keenan Dolezal 8-5; Jacob Browne/Max McLean, P, def. Nick Rhines/Jacob Holden 8-5.


Polson 6, Cut Bank 1

Singles - Matt Roberts, P, def. Jace Kimmet 8-3; Shad Giles, P, def. Nathan Voeller 8-0; Christian McCurdy, P, def. Brandon Greco 8-2; Jacob Browne, P, def. Jeremy Moss 8-3.

Doubles - Will Davey/Justin Evertz, P, def. Nate Kavanaugh/Jordan Hoof 8-6; Chaz Cooper/Dylan Johnston, CB, def. Hayden Congdon/Ian Laimbeer 8-4; Max McLean/Andrew Storro, P, def. A.J. Sheble/Shane Beurman 8-1.



Polson 7, Fergus 0

Singles - Jane Probst, P, def. Ellen Harmon 8-5; Erika Nunlist, P, def. Kristin Parker 8-5; Jordan Quinn, P, def. Olivia Tuss 8-0; Josie Benedetti, P, def. Emily Olson 8-1.

Doubles - Kayla Rochin/Kendyall Rochin, P, def. Amanda Monger/ Chantel Nielson 8-0; Audra Engebretson/MacKenzie Clay, P, def. Jennifer Monger/Andrea Nielson 8-4; Whitney Zimmerman/ Karmen Borchers, P, def. Kayla Olson/Kaitlin Kinderski 8-0.


Polson 7, Hardin 0

Singles - Kendyall Rochin, P, def. Amy Leider 8-4; Kayla Rochin, P, def. Brandi Leader 8-3; Erika Nunlist, P, won by forfeit; Karmen Borchers, P, won by forfeit.

Doubles - Jane Probst/Audra Engebretson, P, won by forfeit; Jordan Quinn/MacKenzie Clay, P, def. Kari Old Coyote/Danielle Anderson 8-0; Whitney Zimmerman/Josie Benedetti, P, def. Gwendale Good Luck/Bessie Crooked Arm 8-0.


Polson 4, Havre 3

Singles - Jane Probst, P, def. Christina Plum 8-1; Erika Nunlist, P, def. Danielle Faechner 8-3; Teresa Buerkle, H, def. MacKenzie Clay 8-4. 

Doubles - Hayley Donavan/ Courtney Kinholt, H, def. Kayla Rochin/Kendyall Rochin 8-4; Jolee Lanngraf/Christian Mack, H, def. Audra Engebretson/Jordan Quinn 8-6; Josie Benedetti/Whitney Zimmerman, P, def. Jade McCormack/Jennifer Cichosz 8-5.


Polson 5, Cut Bank 2

Singles - Jane Probst, P, def. Morgan McDivitt 8-6; Jordan Quinn, P, def. Emily Anderson 8-4; Kayla Kraft, CB, def. Karmen Borchers 8-7 (7-2); Whitney Zimmerman, P, def. Jillian Altenburg 8-3.

Doubles - Kendyall Rochin/Kayla Rochin, P, def. Lexi Cline/Brianna Bauer 8-7 (7-4); Kellie Fitzgerald/Taylor Harvie, CB, def. MacKenzie Clay/Audra Engebretson 8-7 (7-5); Erika Nunlist/Josie Benedetti, P, def. Jessica Greenwald/Jordan Johnston 8-3.

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