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Mission tennis teams play splits


MISSOULA – Mission’s Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs pulled through highs and lows on the court this last week while on the road. 

On Tuesday Mission played in Missoula taking on Valley Christian and Loyola-Sacred Heart. The boys pulled a split, falling to Loyola-Sacred Heart 2-4 and then coming back to defeat Valley Christian 5-2. Bulldog Steven Bravo won both his matches in singles and in doubles in the Valley Christian match up. The Lady Bulldogs also went 1-1 for the day, dropping to Loyola-Sacred Heart 1-4 and then coming out on top against Valley Christian 2-1.

On Saturday the Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs competed at the Bigfork Invitational. The Bulldogs grabbed another split beating Bigfork 3-1 and then flipping the score to fall to Troy 1-3. The girls found a bit more success with 2-2 tie against Bigfork and a 3-1 victory over Troy. Lady Bulldog Daisie VandenBos went undefeated in her pair of matches.

Mission will take on Darby and Troy in Troy April 25 and then head to the Libby Invitational April 26.




Mission 2, Loyola-Sacred Heart 4

Singles – Kalen Christiaens (Loy) def. Jamie Mullins (Mis) 6-1, 6-1; Steven Bravo (Mis) def. Zack Burke (Loy) 7-5, 6-3; Turner Hurby (Loy) def. Andrew Esslinger (Mis) 6-2, 6-4; Nate Dolls (Mis) def. McElroy (Loy) 6-3, 3-6, 10-7.

Doubles – Harry Muth/Teddy Muth (Loy) def. Jamie Mullins/Steven Bravo (Mis) 6-0, 6-0; Connor Campbell/Vance Huffman (Loy) def. Andrew Esslinger/Nate Doll (Mis) 8-6.


Mission 5, Valley Christian 2

Singles – Jamie Mullins (Mis) def. Chris Love (VC) 6-1, 6-2; Steven Bravo (Mis) def. Phillip Manuel (VC) 6-1, 6-3; Andrew Esslinger (Mis) def. Joseph Proctor (VC) 6-1, 6-3; Nate Doll (Mis) def. Conner Wilson (VC) 6-4, 7-5; Jordan Kelly (VC) def. Wyatt Recker (Mis) 8-0.

Doubles – Jamie Mullins/Steven Bravo (Mis) def. Kelby Grussling/Phillip Manuel (VC) 6-4, 6-1; Devin Brewer/Christopher Beckett (VC) def. Nate Doll/Wyatt Recker, 6-1, 6-1.


Mission 3, Bigfork 1

Singles – Steven Bravo (Mis) def. Jorge Zavala (BF) 6-4, 6-1; Jamie Mullins (Mis) def. George Gibson (BF) 6-1, 6-0.

Doubles – Adam Jordt/Isaac Martel (BF) def. Andrew Esslinger/Nate Doll (Mis) 6-2, 6-1; Lina Kothke/Ben Russell (Mis) def. Gunnar Boose/Mack Paine (BF) 4-6, 6-4, 7-5.


Mission 1, Troy 3

Singles – Michael Goe (T) def. Steven Bravo (Mis) 7-5, 6-4; Dominic Chiaverins (T) def. Jamie Mullins (Mis) 7-6 (2), 6-4.

Doubles – Andrew Esslinger/Nick Doll (Mis) def. Craig Helmrich/Luke Haggerty (Mis) 7-5, 6-2; Alex Day/Jordan Day (T) def. Lina Kothke/Ben Russell (Mis) 6-4, 4-6, 6-4.



Mission 1, Loyola 4

Singles – Jocelyn Caldwell (Loy) def. Briar Ahlborn (Mis) 6-1, 6-3; Jocelyn Caldwell (Loy) def. Daisie VandenBos (Mis) 8-1; Kelcey Daily (Loy) def. Allie Kosherbek(Mis) 6-0, 6-0; Hannah Vaughan (Mis) def. Kenzie Wells (Loy) 6-0, 6-2.

Doubles – Kenzie Wells/Kelcey Daily (Loy) def. Allie Kosherbek/Hannah Vaughan (Mis) 6-3, 6-7 (8), 7-4.


Mission 2, Valley Christian 1

Singles – Briar Ahlborn (Mis) def. Kaileigh Moser (VC) 2-6, 6-3, 6-2; Daisie VandenBos (Mis) def. Lianna Sweet (VC) 6-3, 6-2.

Doubles – Kaileigh Moser/Lianna Sweet, VC, def. Allie Kosherbek/Hannah Vaughan, 6-1, 6-1


Bigfork 2, Mission 2

Singles – Briar Ahlborn (Mis) def. Lana Berg (BF) 6-4, 2-6, 8-6; Daisie VandenBos (Mis) def. Alex Hider (BF) 6-1, 6-2.

Doubles – Alanis Stallknecht/Brooke Bonner (BF) def. Sierra Dougherty/Hannah Vaughan (Mis) 6-1, 6-1; Kayla Casalegno/Alauna Weilacher (BF) def. Allie Kosherbek/Kassandra Butterfield (Mis) 6-0, 6-0.


Mission 3, Troy 1

Singles – Katie Lundin (T) def. Briar Ahlborn (Mis) 6-3, 6-1; Daisie VandenBos (Mis) def. Azure Stower (T) 6-2, 6-1.

Doubles – Sierra Dougherty/Hannah Vaughan (Mis) def. Taylor Brown/Megan Hight (T) 6-2, 6-2; Allie Brown/Kassandra Butterfield (Mis) def. Molly Walters/Kasey Saur (T) 6-7 (1), 6-3, 6-4. 

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