Northwestern A Divisional No surprises in singles play

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  • Columbia Falls' Niels Getts hits a return against Ronan's Brady Dresden in the first round of the Northwestern A Divisionals at Flathead Valley Community College on Wednesday. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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    Whitefish's Gracie Smyley hits a return against Libby's Laneigha Zeller in the first round of the Northwestern A Divisionals at Flathead Valley Community College on Wednesday. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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    Polson's Shea McGuinness hits a backhand return against Columbia Falls' Julia Sowerine in the first round of the Northwestern A Divisionals at Flathead Valley Community College on Wednesday. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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    Whitefish's Carver Gilman hits a return against Polson's Colby Devlin in the first round of the Northwestern A Divisionals at Flathead Valley Community College on Wednesday. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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    Columbia Falls' Hannah Schweikert hits a return against Whitefish's Lauren Brown in the first round of the Northwestern A Divisionals at Flathead Valley Community College on Wednesday. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

  • Columbia Falls' Niels Getts hits a return against Ronan's Brady Dresden in the first round of the Northwestern A Divisionals at Flathead Valley Community College on Wednesday. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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    Whitefish's Gracie Smyley hits a return against Libby's Laneigha Zeller in the first round of the Northwestern A Divisionals at Flathead Valley Community College on Wednesday. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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    Polson's Shea McGuinness hits a backhand return against Columbia Falls' Julia Sowerine in the first round of the Northwestern A Divisionals at Flathead Valley Community College on Wednesday. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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    Whitefish's Carver Gilman hits a return against Polson's Colby Devlin in the first round of the Northwestern A Divisionals at Flathead Valley Community College on Wednesday. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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    Columbia Falls' Hannah Schweikert hits a return against Whitefish's Lauren Brown in the first round of the Northwestern A Divisionals at Flathead Valley Community College on Wednesday. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

There were no surprises in singles play on Wednesday at the Northwestern A Divisional tennis tournament on the courts at Flathead Valley Community College.

The three top girls — defending divisional and state champion Shea McGuinness of Polson, Hannah Schweikert of Columbia Falls and Gracie Smyley of Whitefish were all easy winners. Schweikert and Smyley both have regular season wins over McGuinness.

McGuinness, Schweikert and Claire Carloss of Whitefish were all 6-0, 6-0 winners.

Smyley won 6-0, 6-1.

Defending divisional champion Brendan Buls of Whitefish, Neils Getts of Columbia Falls, Jayce Cripe of Whitefish, Ryker McElmurry of Libby and Joe McDonald of Polson all cruised to the next round.

Buls and Cripe were 6-0, 6-0 winners.

Getts and McDonald won 6-1, 6-1 and McElmurry rolled 6-1, 6-0.

Play resumes today with girls singles at The Summit.

Boys singles and doubles and girls doubles will be played at Flathead Valley Community College, weather permitting.

If rain becomes an issue, all play will be moved to The Summit.

The divisional started a day early in an effort to deal with possible rain delays.

The top four singles players and doubles teams advance to state, which will also be held at Flathead Valley Community College on May 23-25.

The Whitefish boys and Polson girls are defending divisional and state champions.

Northwestern A Divisional

Wednesday at FVCC, Singles Only

Girls

First Round

Gracie Smyley, W, def. Laneigha Zeiler, L, 6-0, 6-1; Maria Vizcay, CF, def. Taylor Collinge, P, 6-3, 6-4; Marissa Wood, L, def. Anaya Cripe, W, 6-3, 6-1; Shea McGuinness, P, def. Julia Sowerine, CF, 6-0, 6-0; Jessika Jones, L, def. Taylor Bloomfield, P, 6-4, 6-1; Claire Carloss, W, def. Gwen Foust, CF, 6-0, 6-0; Sarah Kinzle, P, def. Starlyn Mayberry, L, 6-3, 6-2; Hannah Schweikert, CF, def. Lauren Brown, W, 6-0, 6-0.

Boys

First Round

Brendan Buls, W, bye; Makauly Morrison, P, def. Colton Byrd, CF, 2-6, 6-2, 6-3; Zack Morrison, L, bye; Dillon Pretty On Top, R, bye; Colby Delvin, P, bye; Carver Gilman,W, bye; Brady Dresden, R, bye; Neils Getts, CF, bye; Jayce Cripe, W, bye; Mikey Hollingsworth, L, def. Joseph Parnell, R, 6-4, 6-0; Matt Hobbs, P, bye; Dillon Washington, CF, bye; Ryker McElmurry, L, bye; Vincente Oretega, R, bye; Highland Lee-French, W, def. Trey Perkins, CF, 6-3, 1-6, 6-2; Joe McDonald, P, bye.

Second Round

Buls def. M. Morrison, 6-0, 6-0; Dillon Pretty On Top def. Z. Morrison, 7-5, 7-5; Gilman def. Delvin, 7-6 (8-6), 6-4; Getts def. Dresden, 6-1, 6-1; Cripe def. Hollingsworth 6-0, 6-0; Hobbs def. Washington, 7-5, 6-4; McElmurry def. Oretega, 6-1, 6-0; McDonald def. Lee-French, 6-1, 6-1.

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