ST. IGNATIUS – Mission tennis faced a tough week with both boys and girls snagging only a single team win out of three.
On Monday, Mission hosted Ronan but faced defeat with only one win apiece on both the boys’ and girls’ sides, ending up losing 1-5.
Lady Bulldog Daisie VandeBos and Bulldog Nate Doll each were responsible for the pair of wins. VandeBos out-swung Maiden Sam Friedlander 6-2, 6-4 and Doll came out the victor over Chief Ethan Blevins 6-4, 6-2.
In Missoula on Tuesday Mission faced Loyola-Sacred Heart and Valley Christian in a duals competition, splitting for the day.
Against Loyola, the Bulldogs managed to eek out a single match win going 5-1 while the Lady Bulldogs were left empty handed, 6-0.
Bulldog Dominik Stallings picked up the 6-2, 6-1 win for his team.
Finishing up their time on the court Tuesday, Mission came out of a cloudy situation to end on a happy note against Valley Christian with wins from both the boys’ and the girls’ teams.
For the boys Liam Yelsa and Andrew Esslinger cleaned up, posting wins for their team. Yelsa finished 6-1 and 6-0 while Esslinger went 6-2,6-2 in his match, helping the Bulldogs to finish up with the 3-2 win over Valley Christian.
The Lady Bulldogs saw wins from VandeBos and Brooklin Hunt to grab the 2-1 win for the girls. VandeBos easily slayed her opponent 6-0, 6-1 while Hunt put on her fighting gloves to finish 5-7, 6-1, 7-0.
The Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs will host Troy and Darby Friday and April 14 will bring Bigfork and Superior to their home courts.
Mission 1, Ronan 5
Singles - Fisher Shim (Ron) def. Andrew Esslinger 6-4, 6-2; Nate Doll (Msn) def. Ethan Blevins 6-4, 6-2; Coleman Taylor (Ron) def. Dominik Stallings 1-6, 6-0, 6-0; Ronan one FF win.
Doubles - Ronan won by forfeit; Caleb Koble/Jacob Dresen (Ron) def. Warren Castor/Liam Yelsa 6-3, 6-4.
Mission 1, Loyola-Sacred Heart 5
Singles - Kalen Christiaens (LSH) def. Andrew Esslinger 6-0, 6-0; Carson Christian (LSH) def. Nate Doll 6-0, 6-2; Dominik Stallings (Msn) def. Caleb Anderson 6-2, 6-1. Loyola one FF win.
Doubles - Harry Muth/Alex Nagata (LSH) def. Liam Yelsa/Warren Castor 6-0, 6-0. Loyola-Sacred Heart one FF win.
Mission 3, Valley Christian 2
Singles - Andrew Esslinger (Msn) def. Manuel 6-2, 6-2; Hawkins (VC) def. Doll 6-0, 7-5; Liam Yelsa (Msn) def. McCloy 6-1; Liam Yelsa (Msn) def. Banales 6-0.
Doubles - Beckett/Brewer (VC) def. Dominik Stallings/Warren Castor 6-1, 6-0.
Mission 1, Ronan 5
Singles - Daisie VandeBos (Msn) def. Sam Friedlander 6-2, 6-4; Sam Ashley (Ron) def. Brooklinn Hunt 6-1, 6-0; Jenaya Burns (Ron) def. Michaela Corbin 6-0, 6-1; Ronan one FF win.
Doubles - Ronan two FF win.
Mission 0, Loyola-Sacred Heart 6
Singles - Casey Cummins (LSH) def. Daisie VandeBos 6-0, 6-1; Kelcey Daily (LSH) def. Brooklin Hunt 6-3, 6-0; Jacy Job (LSH) def. Michaela Corbin 6-0, 6-0; Loyola-Sacred Heart one FF win.
Doubles - Loyola-Scared Heart two FF wins.
Mission 2, Valley Christian 1
Singles - Daisie VandeBos (Msn) def. Lewis 6-0, 6-1; Brooklinn Hunt (Msn) def. Henricken 5-7, 6-1, 7-0; Kochel (VC) def. Michaela Corbin 6-1, 6-0.