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Bigfork tennis dominates Northwest B Invitational

by JEREMY WEBER
For the Eagle | May 3, 2023 9:45 AM

The Vikes and Vals tennis squads were dominant at home over the weekend as Bigfork hosted the Northwest B Invite Saturday.

The Vikes swept the boys side of the tournament, taking first in 1&2 singles, 3&4 singles and doubles while the Valkyries earned first in 3&4 singles, second in 1&2 singles and first and third in doubles.

The Vikings’ only losses came against each other as Landon Livingston got past Troy’s Winter Sedler before defeating teammate Cole Carlson in the 1&2s final, 7-5, 6-4.

Carlson defeated Conrad’s Alan VanDyke 6-6 (7-2), 6-3 to reach the final.

Dane Carlson took first in the 3&4s singles, defeating Conrad’s Matt Bingaman 6-2, 6-4 in the semis before taking down Conrad’s Cye Judisch in the final, 6-0, 6-3.

It was an all-Bigfork final in the boys doubles as the team of Malachi Comly and Andrew Wallen took on Dylan Porrovecchio and Seth Christians.

Porrovecchio and Christians came away with the victory, coming back from a first-set loss to defeat their teammates in three sets, 5-7, 6-3, 6-0.

Jade Sisler took second for the Valkyries in the girls 1&2 singles, defeating Superior’s Taylot Awbery in straight sets in her opener before getting past Conrad’s Abby Hutton in the semifinals, 1-6, 6-1, 7-5.

Sisler came up short against Superior’s Brooke Bibler in the finals, 3-6, 1-6.

Ashlyn McGill also saw action for the Valkyries, falling to Bibler and Awbery.

Hazel Lowell was a winner in the 3&4 singles for the Valkyries, defeating Superior’s Ireland Heinrich in her opening match 7-5, 6-2 to reach the final, where she defeated Superior’s Trina Azure in an exciting match, 2-6, 7-6 (13-11), 2-0.

Tatum Holman also saw action, falling to Azure and Troy’s Lilly Kanler.

Anika Ranson and Tessa Troyer took the title in the girls doubles, defeating Troy’s Sophia Simanovivki and Bella O’Day 6-0, 6-1 in the opening round before reaching the finals against Conrad’s Urika Delica and Trinity Vandenbos.

Rason and Troyer took the title in straight sets, defeating Delica and Vandenbos 6-1, 6-0.

Avery Passons and Scotta Rudolph took third for the Valkyries in doubles, dropping their second match to Delica and Vandenbos before fighting their way through the consolation bracket to defeat Superior’s Jenna Mellen and Mekenna Greuter in the third-place match, 6-4, 6-3.

The teams were in action at AA Flathead April 25, where the Vikes and Vals lost all their matches in straight sets.