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Mee wins third straight divisionals tennis title

by Western News
| May 21, 2009 12:00 AM

Libby High School junior Jackie Mee won her third straight divisional title on Saturday with a 6-0, 6-0 victory over Polson’s Jane Probst in the No. 1 singles final in Kalispell.

Mee will try for her first state title Friday and Saturday – also in Kalispell.

Mee opened divisionals on Thursday with a second-round victory over Polson’s Sara Keeble, 6-1, 6-2. She had a bye in the first round.

“Yeah, the first match was a little shaky … just getting back into the tournament atmosphere,” Mee said of her divisional opener Thursday. “But then, I’m starting to get to where I should be.”

Mee had no problems the rest of the way. On Friday, she cruised past Columbia Falls’ Gabi Stenger, 6-0, 6-0 and Bigfork’s Jade Bosic, 6-0, 6-1.

Then on Saturday, she won the title with the victory over Probst. Mee is now 17-0 during a season in which she’s trying to just take them one point, one set and one match at a time.

“I try not to (think about it). It puts a little bit (of pressure on you),” she said. “When you go out there, you don’t think about the big picture. You just try to focus on one shot.”

Mee has found nothing but success so far.

“If I’m serving well, the rest of my game goes with it,” Mee said. “It’s been pretty consistent.”

The tournament was staged at Flathead Valley Community College and the Glacier Tennis Club.

Overall, the girls finished second behind Polson. The Pirates compiled 62 points compared to Libby’s 40. Bigfork was third followed by Whitefish and Columbia Falls.

Besides Mee, also advancing to state is the doubles team of Nichole Newman and Anna Valentine. Newman and Valentine cruised through the first round and then came back from a 6-0 first set loss in the quarterfinals to claim victory. In the semifinals, the duo defeated Heather Mathison and Kelsie Jones of Polson, 7-6, 6-2, to reach the doubles finals.

Kayla and Kendyall Rochin of Polson took the divisional title over Newman and Valentine, 6-0, 6-3.

For the boys, Libby ended up in fourth place with 22 points. Whitefish finished first with 58, followed by Bigfork, Columbia Falls, Libby and Polson.

In singles, Libby’s Alex Cislo qualified for state and in doubles, Cyrus Maloney and Nate Broden advanced – both with fourth-place finishes.

Cislo received a first-round bye and defeated Colter Mahlum of Bigfork in the second round. Cislo dropped a three-set match to Whitefish’s Tanner Hosek in the quarterfinals.

Cislo fought back out of the consolation bracket beating Sean Barrett of Bigfork and Bridger Mahlum of Bigfork. That put him in the consolation finale where he dropped a 6-4, 6-3 decision to Whitefish’s Tanner Hosek.

In doubles, Maloney and Broden really had to fight back after a first-round loss. In consolations, the Libby tandem won two matches in straight sets and then downed Whitefish’s Jake Morrison and Travis Adams to advance to the consolation final. Polson’s Shad Giles and Kyle Cooper beat Maloney and Broden, 6-2, 6-1.

The top four singles players and doubles teams advanced to the State A tournament beginning Thursday in Kalispell.

(David Lesnick of the Daily Inter Lake in Kalispell contributed to this story.)

Western A Divisionals

Thursday-Saturday at Kalispell

BOYS

Team Scoring

1, Whitefish 58; 2, Bigfork 27; 3, Columbia Falls 27; 4, Libby 22; 5, Polson 21.

Singles

First Round

Matt Harris, W, bye; Sean Barrett, B, def. Cody Ercanbrack, L, 6-0, 6-2; Andrew Storro, P, bye; Miroslav Zvyagelskiy, CF, bye; Matt Roberts, P, bye; Tim Spencer, CF, bye; Tyler Schiff, W, def. Zack Schikora, L, 6-3, 6-3; Bridger Mahlum, B, bye; Scott Taylor, B, bye; Joel Mallams, W, def. Jon Riffey, CF, 6-1, 6-1; Tom Deanovic, P, bye; Hunter Sheffield, L, bye; Tanner Hosek, W, bye; Vadim Zvyagelskiy, CF, bye; Colter Mahlum, B, def. Christian McCurdy, P, 6-4, 6-2; Alex Cisclo, L, bye.

Second Round

Cislo def. Mahlum, 6-1, 6-1; Hosek def. V. Zvyagelskiy, 6-3, 6-0; Sheffield def. Deanovic, 6-0, 6-0; Taylor def. Mallams, 6-0, 6-3; Mahlum def. Schiff, 6-1, 6-0; Roberts def. Spencer, 6-1, 6-1; M. Zvyagelskiy def. Storro, 6-2, 7-6; Harris def. Barrett, 6-2, 6-0.

Quarterfinals

Matt Harris, W, def. Miroslav Zyvagelskiy, CF, 6-0, 6-0; Bridger Mahlum, B, def. Matt Roberts, P, 6-1, 6-0; Scott Taylor, B, def. Hunter Sheffield, L, 6-0, 6-3; Tanner Hosek, W, def. Alex Cislo, L, 4-6, 6-4, 6-1. Semifinals — Harris def. Mahlum, 6-1, 6-0; Taylor def. Hosek, 6-1, 6-2.

Consolation First Round

Cody Ercanbrack, L, def. Andrew Storro, P, 6-3, 6-2; Tim Spencer, CF, def. Zack Schikora, L, 4-6, 6-4, 6-4; Tom Deanovic, P, def. Jon Riffey, CF, 6-0, 6-1; Vadim Zvyagelskiy, CF, def. Christian McCurdy, P, 6-1, 7-6.

Consolation Second Round

Sean Barrett, B, def. Ercanbrack, 6-0, 6-3; Tyler Schiff, W, def. Spencer, 6-2, 6-3; Joel Mallams, W, def. Deanovic, 6-2, 6-3; V. Zvyagelskiy def. Colter Mahlum, B, 6-2, 7-5.

Consolation Third Round

Cislo def. Barrett, 6-3, 7-6; Sheffield def. Schiff, 6-0, 6-0; Mallams def. Roberts by default; V. Zvyagelskiy def. M. Zvyagelskiy, 6-1, 6-7, 7-5.

Consolation Semifinals

Hosek def. Vadim Zvyagelskiy, CF, 6-2, 7-5

Cislo def. Bridger Mahlum, B, 6-4, 6-2

Third/Fourth

Tanner Hosek, W, def. Alex Cislo, L, 6-4, 6-3

Championship

Matt Harris, W, def. Scott Taylor, B, 6-0, 6-3

Doubles

First Round

Grant Getts/Jake Ronish, CF, bye; Shad Giles/Kyle Cooper, P, def. Jesse Ramos/Lewis Brossman, L, 6-2, 6-1; Jake Morrison/Travis Adams, W, def. Cyrus Maloney/Nate Broden, L, 6-3, 2-6, 6-1; Justin Euertz/Seth Hovenkotter, P, def. Evan Jordt/Ryan Gembala, B, 7-6, 6-3; Matt Whitehead/Zachariah Deister, W, def. John Lyon/Nate Robertson, B, 6-0, 6-0; Billy Garcia/Scott Hopkins, CF, def. Derek Willis/Levi Edwards-Mysliki, L, 6-3, 6-4; Chase Pierce/Lucas Peace, W, def. Cole Francisco/Dylan Rickenback, B, 7-6, 6-3; Tyler Engebretson/Stefan McCrumb, P, def. Brian Marcille/Parker Johnson, CF, 6-1, 2-6, 6-1. Quarterfinals

Getts/Ronish, CF, def. Giles/Cooper, 6-1, 6-2; Morrison/Adams def. Euertz/Hovenkotter 6-4, 1-6, 6-3; Whitehead/Deister def. Garcia/Hopkins, 6-2, 6-2; Engebretson/McCrumb def. Pierce/Peace, 6-1, 7-5. Semifinals

Getts/Ronish def. Morrison/Adams, 6-4, 6-1; Whitehead/Deister def. Engebretson/McCrumb, 6-1, 6-3.

Consolation First Round

Maloney/Broden def. Jordt/Gembala, 7-6, 6-1; Willis/Edwards-Mysliki def. Lyon/Robertson, 7-5, 6-3; Marcille/Johnson def. Francisco/Rickenback, 7-5, 6-3.

Consolation Second Round

Pierce/Peace def. Ramos/Brossman 6-2, 7-5; Maloney/Broden def. Garcia/Hopkins, 6-4, 6-1; Euertz/Hovenkotter def. Willis/Edwards-Mysliki 6-1, 6-2; Giles/Cooper def. Marcille/Johnson, 6-3, 6-4.

Consolation Semifinals

Giles/Cooper def. Tyler Engebretson/Stefan McCrumb, P, 6-4, 6-3; Maloney/Broden def. Jake Morrison/Travis Adams, W, 5-7, 6-4, 7-6.

Third/Fourth

Shad Giles/Kyle Cooper, P, def. Cyrus Maloney/Nate Broden, L, 6-2, 6-1.

Championship

Grant Getts/Jake Ronish, CF, def. Matt Whitehead/Zachariah Deister, W, 6-2, 6-3.

GIRLS

Team Scoring

1, Polson 62; 2, Libby 40; 3, Bigfork 28; 4, Whitefish 22; 5, Columbia Falls 9.

First Round

Jackie Mee, L, bye; Sara Keeble, P, def. Claire Wilken, B, 6-4, 6-1; Courtney Wilder, W, bye; Gabi Stenger, CF, bye; Alexa Cline, P, bye; Merideth Reed, W, bye; Chelsey Oedewaldt, L, def. Laura Burgi, CF, 6-2, 6-6 (7-4); Jade Bosic, B, bye; Kate Klundt, W, bye; Lindsey Kehn, L, def. Erika Nunlist, P, 6-4, 6-4; Lydia Freeman, CF, bye; Kelly Deaton, B, bye; Audra Poppen, L, bye; Natalie Law, CF, bye; Elyse Myers, B, def. Bailey Chauner, W, 6-0, 6-0; Jane Probst, P, bye.

Second Round

Mee def. Keeble, 6-1, 6-2; Stenger def. Wilder, 6-3, 6-1; Cline def. Reed, 6-1, 6-1; Bosic def. Oedewaldt, 6-0, 6-1; Klundt def. Kehn, 6-0, 6-1; Deaton def. Freeman, 6-0, 6-1; Poppen def. Law, 7-6, 6-0; Probst def. Myers, 6-1, 6-2.

Quarterfinals

Jackie Mee, L, def. Gabi Stenger, CF, 6-0, 6-0; Jade Bosic, B, def. Alexa Cline, P, 6-1, 6-1; Kate Klundt, W, def. Kelly Deaton, B, 6-2, 6-3; Jane Probst, W, def. Audra Poppen, L, 6-3, 6-1. Semifinals — Mee def. Bosic, 6-0, 6-1; Probst def. Klundt, 2-6, 6-1, 6-2.

Consolation First Round

Claire Wilken, B, def. Courtney Wilder, 6-0, 6-1; Laura Burgi, CF, def. Merideth Reed, W, 6-1, 6-0; Erika Nunlist, P, def. Lydia Freeman, CF, 4-6, 6-1, 6-2; Natalie Law, CF, def. Bailey Chauner, W, 6-2, 6-1.

Consolation Second Round

Sara Keeble, P, def. Wilken, 6-2, 6-4; Reed def. Chelsey Oedewaldt, L, 6-7, 6-4, 6-2; Nunlist def. Lindsey Kehn, L, 6-4, 6-2; Elyse Myers, B, def. Law, 6-1, 6-3.

Consolation Third Round

Poppen def. Keeble, 6-0, 7-6; Deaton def. Reed, 6-2, 6-3; Cline def. Nunlist 6-1, 6-2; Myers def. Stenger, 6-0, 6-2.

Consolation Semifinals

Klundt def. Alexa Cline, P, 6-2, 6-2

Bosic def. Kelly Deaton, B, 6-1, 6-3

Third/Fourth

Kate Klundt, W, def. Jade Bosic, B, 6-3, 3-6, 6-1

Championship

Jackie Mee, L, def. Jane Probst, P, 6-0, 6-0

Doubles

First Round

Kayla Rochin/Kendyall Rochin, P, bye; Nicolette Peterson/Hanna Barrett, B, def. Tawnya Granger/Ashley Shaw, L, 6-1, 6-1; Kelsie Howell/Jenni Reilley, P, def. Stephanie Raymond/Shelby Hobbs, CF, 6-4, 6-4; Anne Miller/McCara Cullen, W, def. Kyla O'Brien/Alissa Buti, L, 6-2, 6-2; Nichole Newman/Anna Valentine, L, def. Kianna Wickland/Ann Marie Losee, B, 6-0, 6-0; Becca Rozar/Chelsi Birgensmith, W, def. Marissa Getts/Lexie Bartkoski, CF, 6-3, 6-3; Heather Mathison/Kelsie Jones, P, def. Aysia Potter/Franki Anderson, CF, 6-1, 6-0; Arianna Shults/Jen Wirth, B, def. Caroline Stokes/Hannah Weaver, W, 6-0, 6-1.

Quarterfinals

Rochin/Rochin def. Peterson/Barrett, 6-1, 6-4; Miller/Cullen def. Howell/Reilley, 4-6, 6-1, 6-4; Newman/Valentine def. Rozar/Birgensmith, 0-6, 6-4, 6-4; Mathison/Jones def. Shults/Wirth, 6-1, 7-5.

Semifinals

Rochin/Rochin def. Miller/Cullen, 6-1, 6-4; Newman/Valentine, L, def. Mathison/Jones, 7-6, 6-2.

Consolation First Round

Raymond/Hobbs def. O'Brien/Buti, 6-2, 6-3; Getts/Bartkoski def. Wickland/Losee, 6-3, 6-3; Potter/Anderson def. Stokes/Weaver, 6-2, 1-6, 6-4.

Consolation Quarterfinals

Shults/Wirth def. Granger/Shaw, 6-3, 6-0; Raymond/Hobbs def. Rozar/Birgensmith, 7-5, 1-6, 6-3; Howell/Reilley def. Getts/Bartkoski, 7-5, 7-5; Peterson/Barrett def. Potter/Anderson, 6-3, 7-5.

Consolation Semifinals

Mathison/Jones def. Nicolette Peterson/Hanna Barrett, B, 6-0, 7-6.

Miller/Cullen def. Arianna Shults/Jen Wirth, B, 6-4, 2-6, 7-5.

Third/Fourth

Heather Mathison/Kelsie Jones, P, def. Anne Miller/McCara Cullen, W, 6-2, 3-6, 6-4.

Championship

Kayla Rochin/Kendyall Rochin, P, def. Nichole Newman/Anna Valentine, L, 6-0, 6-3.