Mission tennis toughs out rough week
The Mission tennis teams had their share of ups and downs as they took on a busy week on the court. The Lady Bulldogs fell in two and came up with a tie in the three showdowns, while the Bulldogs posted a split.
On Thursday the Lady Bulldogs took a 4-2 loss against Superior-Alberton. Kayla Billette and Daisie VandenBos were the only two to win their matches.
Friday showed a 4-1 win for the boys, a 3-3 tie for the girls against Bigfork and a 4-1 Lady Bulldog victory against Eureka. Billette, VandenBos and Briar Ahlborn each won their respective matches with Billette taking it into a tie breaker in the Bigfork romp. Against Eureka, VandeBos and Tkaya Byrd-Ennis each put up a double-bagel win with Billette walking away with a 6-0, 6-1 W. Bulldog Andrew Esslinger only gave up one game winning his match 6-0, 6-1. Karl Daniels, Jamie Mullins, and Nate Doll all won their matches sweeping in the singles.
On Saturday Mission came up short at Troy with both teams taking a fall. Esslinger and Steven Bravo each scored wins for the boys while the Lady Bulldogs only posted a single win by VanderBos.
Mission will compete at the Bigfork Flight Tournament April 19.
Mission 4, Bigfork 1
Singles - Karl Daniels (Mis) def. Adam Jordt (BF) 6-1, 6-4; Jamie Mullens (Mis) def. Gunnar Boose (BF) 6-3, 6-0; Andrew Esslinger (Mis) def. Jorge Zevala (BF) 6-0, 6-1; Nate Doll (Mis) def. George Gibson (BF) 7-6(12), 7-5.
Mission 2, Troy 3
Singles – Michael Goe (T) def. Jamie Mullins (Mis) 6-2, 2-6, 6-2; Andrew Esslinger (Mis) def. Luke Haggerty (T) 0-6, 6-4, 7-5; Steven Bravo (Mis) def. Craig Helmrick (T) 6-3, 6-2; Alex Day (T) def. Dominic Stallings (Mis) 6-2, 6-1.
Doubles – Jordan Day/Ben Haggerty (T) def. Wyatt Decker/Dominic Stallings (Mis) 6-7, 6-1, 6-1.
Mission 2, Superior-Alberton 4
Singles – Hailie Bahm (SA) def Briar Ahlborn (Mis) 6-4, 7-6 (7-2); Kayla Billette (Mis) def. Heather Kelly (SA) 7-5, 6-3; Daisie VandenBos (Mis) def. Sophia Williams (SA) 6-4, 7-6 (7-5); Alise Ruthford (SA) def. Hannah Vaughn (Mis) 6-4, 6-4.
Doubles – Geneva Plakke/Brittney White (SA) won by default; Sammi Francis/Mackenzie Spence (SA) def. Lina Koethke/Julia Gsell (Mis).
Mission 4, Eureka 1
Singles – Daisie VandenBos (Mis) def. Lacey Marquardt (Eur) 6-0, 6-0; Kayla Billette (Mis) def. Jocelyn Frasier (Eur) 6-0, 6-1; Briar Ahlborn (Mis) def. Tkaya Byrd-Ennis (Eur) 6-0, 6-0; Shae’den Slette (Eur) def. Hannah Vaughan (Mis) 6-4, 6-2.
Mission 3, Bigfork 3
Singles – Kayla Billette (Mis) def. Lana Berg (BF) 6-3, 2-6, 7-6 (7-3); Briar Ahlborn (Mis) def. Alauna Weilacher (BF) 6-4, 6-4; Daisie VandenBos (Mis) def. Kayla Casalegno (BF) 4-6, 6-4, 6-3; Cassandra Butterfield (BF) def. Hannah Vaughan (Mis) 6-4, 3-6, 7-5.
Doubles – Alanis Stallknecht/Kalia Wicklund (BF) won by default; Carly/Hannah Massey (BF) def. Lina Koethke/Julia Gsell (Mis) 6-4, 6-3.
Mission 1, Troy 5
Singles – Kellie Lundin (T) def. Briar Ahlborn (Mis) 6-0, 6-0; Daisie VanderBos (Mis) def. Allie Brown (T) 6-3, 7-6(7); Taylor Brown (T) def. Hannah Vaughan (Mis) 7-5, 6-3; Azure Stever (T) def. Allie Kosherbek (Mis) 6-1, 6-0.
Doubles – Katie Lundin/Kellie Lundin (T) def. Ahlborn/VanderBos (Mis) 6-1, 6-1; Kaylee Stecher/Molly Walters (T) def. Lina Koethke/Jolia Gsell (Mis) 6-4, 6-2.