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Whitefish tennis wins three out of four against Hamilton, Corvallis

by BRANDON HANSEN For the Pilot
| May 15, 2024 12:00 AM

The Whitefish boys tennis team picked up victories against Hamilton and Corvallis, while the girls won their matchup against Hamilton on Saturday, May 11.

The Bulldog boys notched a 6-1 win over Hamilton thanks to strong play from their doubles team, sweeping all three matches. Whitefish’s Jack Oehlerich won the No. 2 singles matchup over Micah VanSickle 6-0, 6-1, while Walt Seigmund and Luke Craig were victorious in their singles matchups.

The doubles teams showed up. Buren Brust and Jesse Burrough won their No. 1 doubles matchups against Finn Dufresne and Jason Chaplin 6-3, 6-4. Dane Hunt and Aaron Anderson won their No. 2 doubles battle 6-1, 6-7(9), 6-0. Cole Moses and Logan Hyland were also winners.

Against Corvallis, the Whitefish boys had a clean 7-0 sweep. No. 1 singles player Oehlerich defeated Corvallis’ Pierce Yuskas 6-2, 6-2. Owen Erickson won the No. 2 matchup 6-2, 6-2, while Seigmund and Aaron Anderson finished up the singles sweep. In doubles play, Buren Brust and Jesse Burrough won the No. 1 doubles match over Corvallis’ Emmett Allsop and Brannon Fehr 6-3, 6-4. Dane Hunt and Cole Moses were winners along with Logan Hyland and Luke Craig. 

The Whitefish girls defeated Hamilton 4-3, thanks to solid depth on the Lady Bulldogs squad. Ainsley Grubb won the No. 3 singles matchup against Hamilton’s Sam Geroy 6-2, 6-4. Dessi Young won the No. 4 singles battle to even up the scoring on the singles side.

In double’s action, Zoey Marzo and Camry Kelch won the No. 2 doubles matchup against Hamilton’s Codie Clarke and Charlie Holmes 7-6 (5), 6-1. Lucy Marzo and Gretel Vine won via injury retirement to clinch the victory. 

Whitefish lost to the Corvallis girls 4-3. Liesl Brust won her No. 2 singles battle against Corvallis’ Ava Wilcox 6-1, 6-1 and Ainsley Grubb won the No. 3 singles battle 6-2, 6-4. 

In double’s action, Camry Kelch and Zoey Marzo were the lone victorious Whitefish team, defeating Brooke Child and Anika Allred 6-2, 6-0. 

Whitefish boys 6, Hamilton 1

SINGLES: Andy Purcell, Hamilton def. Owen Erickson 6-3, 6-4; Jack Oehlerich, Whitefish def. Micah VanSickle 6-0, 6-1; Walt Seigmund, Whitefish def. Jackson Kirkblade 6-0, 6-1; Luke Craig, Whitefish, def. Cash Hawkes 6-1, 6-3.

DOUBLES: Buren Brust/Jesse Burrough, Whitefish def. Finn Dufresne/Jason Chaplin 6-3, 6-4; Dane Hunt/Aaron Anderson, Whitefish def. Francesso Baruffini 6-1, 6-7 (9), 6-0; Cole Moses/Logan Hyland, Whitefish def. Daniel Simmerman/Keaton Martin 6-2, 6-3.

Whitefish girls 4, Hamilton 3

SINGLES: Tallulah Pinjuv, Hamilton def. Liesl Brust 6-0, 6-3; Ciara Hanley, Hamilton def. Alivia Lusko 6-1, 6-4; Ainsley Grubb, Whitefish def. Sam Geroy 6-2, 6-4; Dessi Young, Whitefish def. Kristen Jessop 6-1, 6-4.

DOUBLES: Gwen Wolfe/Emma Hollingsworth, Hamilton def. Ainsley Scott/Lizzy Holien 6-0, 6-4; Zoey Marzo/Camry Kelch, Whitefish def. Codie Clarke/Charlie Holmes 7-6 (5) 6-1; Lucy Marzo/Gretel Vine, Whitefish def. Anna Twardoski/Crystal Van Sickle via injury retirement.

Whitefish boys 7, Corvallis 0

SINGLES: Jack Oehlerich, Whitefish def. Pierce Yuskas 6-2, 6-2; Owen Erickson, Whitefish def. Atticus Chavez 6-2, 6-2; Walt Seigmund, Whitefish def. Bradley Powell 6-0, 6-0; Aaron Anderson Whitefish, def. Tucker Freeman 6-0, 6-1. 

DOUBLES: Buren Brust/Jesse Burrough, Whitefish def. Emmett Allsop/Brannon Fehr 6-3, 6-4; Dane Hunt/Cole Moses, Whitefish def. Cody Humphery/Hadley Jessop 6-1, 6-0; Logan Hyland/Luke Craig, Whitefish def. Cooper Gividen./Jackson Pliley 6-2, 6-3.

Corvallis girls 4, Whitefish 3

SINGLES: Dakota Powell, Corvallis def. Alivia Lusko 6-2, 6-3; Liesl Brust, Whitefish def. Ava Wilcox 6-1, 6-1; Ainsley Grubb, Whitefish def. Alana Watt 6-2, 6-4; Sophie Jessop, Corvallis def. Dessi Young 6-3, 7-5.

DOUBLES: Jayde Venema/Brecklyn Jessop, Corvallis def. Ainsley Scott/Colby Wharton 7-6 (4), 7-5; Camry Kelch/Zoey Marzo, Whitefish def. Brooke Child/Anika Allred 6-2, 6-0; Addy Williams/Olivia Lawson, Corvallis def. Aubrey Talbot/Amela Krezowski 6-3, 6-4.

Whitefish defeats Bigfork and Polson 

Whitefish put on a clinic defeating both Bigfork and Polson in girls and boys tennis action on Tuesday, May 7. 

Against Bigfork, the Whitefish boys defeated the Vikings 6-1. Owen Erickson won his No. 1 singles battle 6-3, 6-1, while Jack Oehlerich, Walt Seigmund and Aaron Anderson were also victorious. 

In doubles play, Mason Kelch and Dane Hunt won the No. 1 doubles battle against Bigfork 6-0, 6-1 over Dylan Porrovecchio and Seth Christaens. Buren Brust and Jesse Burrough were also winners. 

The Whitefish girls downed Bigfork 5-2, thanks to solid play all around. Liesl Brust won the No. 1 singles matchup against Tessa Troyer 6-4, 6-0. Alivia Lusko won the No. 2 battle, while Ainsley Grubb was also victorious at singles No. 3. 

In doubles action, Zoey Marzo and Camry Kelch were victorious at No. 1 doubles, while Maggie Mercer and Ainsley Scott won their doubles matchup too. 

The Whitefish girls notched a 7-0 victory over state power Polson. Liesl Brust defeated Polson’s Vivian Grainey 6-4, 6-4 in No. 1 singles action. Alivia Luska was a 6-1, 6-1 winner at No. 2 and Dessi Young and Ainsley Grubb were also singles winners.

In doubles action, the No. 1 doubles squad for Whitefish of Ainsley Scott and Maggie Mercer defeated Polson’s Katie Smith and Julia Bernard 7-6 (7), 0-6, 6-2. Camry Kelch and Zoey Marzo won a thrilled 6-7 (5), 7-5, 6-2 and Fretel Vine/Delila Vine completed the doubles sweep at No. 3. 

The Whitefish boys won 6-1 over Polson. Owen Erickson won the No. 2 singles matchup against Brandon Moss 6-4, 6-4, while Walt Seigmund and Aaron Anderson won their matches as well. 

The No. 1 doubles team of Buren Brust and Jesse Burrough were able to take down Otto Lund and Tate Barentsen 7-6 (9), 4-6, 6-4. Mason Kelch and Dane Hunt were winners, while Cole Moses and Logan Hyland took down Polson’s No. 3 doubles team. 

Whitefish girls 5, Bigfork 2

SINGLES: Liesl Brust, Whitefish def. Tessa Troyer 6-4, 6-0; Alivia Lusko, Whitefish def. Jade Sisler 6-1, 6-1; Ainsley Grubb, Whitefish def. Anika Ranson 6-1, 6-2; Cassie Schlicht, Bigfork def. Dessi Young 6-4, 4-6, 1-0 (6).

DOUBLES: Zoey Marzo/Camry Kelch, Whitefish def. Amanda Leonardo 6-1, 6-2; Maggie Mercer/Ainsley Scott, Whitefish def. Hazel Lowell/Maci Pickens 6-0, 6-0; Reagan Waller/Taylor Howlett, Bigfork def. Delila Vine/Gretel Vine 4-6, 6-4, 6-4.

Whitefish boys 6 Bigfork 1

SINGLES: Owen Erickson, Whitefish def. Cole Carlson 6-3, 6-1; Jack Oehlerich, Whitefish def. Juan Childs 6-0, 6-0; Walt Seigmund, Whitefish def. Evan Tidwell 6-0, 6-0; Aaron Anderson Whitefish, def. Rye Petersen 6-0, 6-0.

DOUBLES: Mason Kelch/Dane Hunt, Whitefish def. Dylan Porrovecchio/Seth Christaens 6-0, 6-1; Buren Brust/Jesse Burrough, Whitefish def. Andrew Wallon/Kimball Richard 6-3, 6-0; Dane Carlson/Andrew Kingery, Bigfork def. Cole Moses/Logan Hyland 7-6 (8), 6-4.

Whitefish girls 7, Polson 0

SINGLES: Liesl Brust, Whitefish def. Vivian Grainey 6-4, 6-4; Alivia Lusko, Whitefish def. Greta Lund 6-1, 6-1; Dessi Young, Whitefish def. Hinkley Moss 6-2, 7-6 (1); Ainsley Grubb, Whitefish def. Bailey Lamm 6-2, 6-2.

DOUBLES: Ainsley Scott/Maggie Mercer, Whitefish def. Katie Smith/Julia Bernard 7-6 (7), 0-6, 6-2; Camry Kelch/Zoey Marzo, Whitefish def. Lauren Collinge/Summer Newman 6-7 (5),7-5, 6-2; Gretel Vine/Delila Vine, Whitefish def. Karly Smith/Josie Henricksen 6-3, 6-1.

Whitefish boys 6, Polson 1

Torrin Ellis, Polson def. Jack Oehlerich 6-0, 6-3; Owen Erickson, Whitefish def. Branson Moss 6-4, 6-4; Walt Seigmund, Whitefish def. Max Violett 6-0, 6-2; Aaron Anderson Whitefish, def. Truman Sawyer 6-2, 6-1. 

DOUBLES: Buren Brust/Jesse Burrough, Whitefish def. Otto Lund/Tate Barentsen 7-6 (9), 4-6, 6-4; Mason Kelch/Dane Hunt, Whitefish def. Brock Henricksen/Ruger Ellis 6-3, 6-3; Cole Moses/Logan Hyland, Whitefish def. Teague McElwee/Taegan Gage 6-1, 6-4.

    Whitefish's Jack Oehlerich hits a return in a boys singles match against Bigfork at Riverside Park in Whitefish on Thursday, May 9. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)
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    Whitefish's Owen Erickson hits a return in a boys singles match against Bigfork's Cole Carlson at Riverside Park in Whitefish on Thursday, May 9. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)
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    Whitefish's Jack Oehlerich hits a return in a boys singles match against Bigfork at Riverside Park in Whitefish on Thursday, May 9. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)
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    Whitefish's Dane Hunt hits a return in a boys doubles match with teammate Mason Kelch against Bigfork at Riverside Park in Whitefish on Thursday, May 9. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)
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    Whitefish's Mason Kelch hits a return in a boys doubles match with teammate Dane Hunt against Bigfork at Riverside Park in Whitefish on Thursday, May 9. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)
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    Whitefish's Liesl Brust hits a return in a match against Bigfork's Tessa Troyer at Grouse Mountain Park in Whitefish on Thursday, May 9. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)
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    Whitefish's Liesl Brust hits a return in a match against Bigfork's Tessa Troyer at Grouse Mountain Park in Whitefish on Thursday, May 9. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)
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    Whitefish's Alivia Lusko hits a return in a girls singles match against Bigfork's Jade Sisler at Grouse Mountain Park in Whitefish on Thursday, May 9. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)
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    Whitefish's Alivia Lusko hits a return in a girls singles match against Bigfork's Jade Sisler at Grouse Mountain Park in Whitefish on Thursday, May 9. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)
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    Whitefish's boys doubles duo of Dane Hunt and Mason Kelch talk as they head off the court after a win against Bigfork at Riverside Park in Whitefish on Thursday, May 9. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)
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    Whitefish's Mason Kelch hits a return in a boys doubles match with teammate Dane Hunt against Bigfork at Riverside Park in Whitefish on Thursday, May 9. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)
 Casey Kreider