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Whitefish girls sweep set of conference duals last week

by WHITNEY ENGLAND
Whitefish Pilot | May 11, 2022 1:00 AM

The Whitefish girls tennis team took down two conference foes last week with ease.

The Lady Bulldogs defeated Columbia Falls 6-1 and Libby 7-0.

On Tuesday, May 3 against Libby, Whitefish’s Anyah Cripe played in the No. 1 spot and faced Wildkat Cloey Ramage. Cripe was able to secure that win in straight sets, 6-3, 6-4. Whitefish’s Lauren Brown also won in the No. 2 match, defeating Lillian McDonald 6-0, 6-1. Sofie Olson also won for the Dogs, while Emma Shaffer dropped a close one to Columbia Falls. Shaffer lost in a three-set tiebreaker, 4-6, 6-3, (10-8).

On the doubles side, Elliette Haigh and Ashley Gunset defeated Columbia Falls’ Grace Gedlaman/Alyssa Williams 6-4, 7-6 (7-2). Whitefish’s Tallory Workman and Emma Trieweiler won in two sets as well.

Against Libby, Whitefish came out strong again with Lauren Brown at the No. 1 singles who won over Jenna Hammond 6-0, 6-0. Cripe, Shaffer and Alivia Lusko also picked up victories over Libby. Cripe, Shaffer and Lusko all won at singles as well.

The Whitefish team of Haigh and Gunst hit the right stroke again, winning 6-1, 6-3, Whitefish’s two other doubles teams picked up victories as well.

Whitefish now enters its final week of regular season play before heading to the Western A Divisional tournament on May 19.

Whitefish hosts all its matches this week, playing Ronan and Polson on Friday at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. respectively. On Saturday, the Bulldogs play Hamilton and Corvallis beginning at 10 a.m.

Whitefish 6, Columbia Falls 6

Singles

Anyah Cripe (WF) def. Cloey Ramage 6-3, 6-4; Lauren Brown (WF) def. Lillian McDonald 6-0, 6-1; Alivia Lusko (WF) def. Mackenzie Nelson 6-0, 6-3; Lexi Oberholtzer (CF) def. Emma Shaffer 4-6, 6-3, (10-8); Sophie Olson (WF) def. Kati Crockett 6-1, 6-1.

Doubles

Elliette Haigh/Ashley Gunset (WF) def. Grace Gedlaman/Alyssa Williams 6-4, 7-6 (7-2); Tallory Workman/Emma Trieweiler (WF) def. Anne Lybbert/Abbey Biel 6-0, 6-1; Addie Oehlerich/Lauren Solem (WF) def. Zoey Byrd/Zerita McAtee 6-0, 6-0; Maile Vine/Piper Dudley (WF) def. Clare Stewart/Kya West 6-2, 6-1.

Girls Whitefish 7, Libby 0 Singles Doubles

Lauren Brown (WF) def. Jenna Hammond 6-0, 6-0; Anyah Cripe (WF) def. Elaina Covington 6-0, 6-0; Emma Shaffer (WF) def. Kaitlyn Canary 6-3, 6-1; Alivia Lusko (WF) def. Maggie Fantozzi 6-1, 6-3.

Ashley Gunset/Elliette Haigh (WF) def. Bella Covington/Macey Halvorson 6-1, 6-3; Emma Trieweiler/Addie Oehlerich (WF) def. Ellie Andreessen/Allie Thorstenson 6-1, 6-2; Lauren Solem/ Sophie Olson (WF) def. Savannah Lucas/ Kayla Hoff 6-1, 6-3.