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Cislo, Broden, Maloney at state for boys

by Western News
| May 26, 2009 12:00 AM

Libby’s No. 1 singles player, Alex Cislo, and the doubles team of Nate Broden and Cyrus Maloney competed Thursday and Friday at the Class A state tennis tournament in Kalispell.

The Logger boys did not claim any victories on the scoreboard but Broden and Maloney gave their consolation match opponents a run for the money. Playing Sam Lubbers and Josh Meier of Stevensville, the Libby duo won the first set, 6-4, before dropping the second, 6-1. In the deciding set, Lubbers and Meier had to go to a tiebreaker to move past Broden and Maloney, 7-6.

Steven Sheehy and Jesse Robins of Billings Central defeated Broden and Maloney in the first round, 6-2, 6-1.

Cislo had a pair of heartbreaking losses that went the full three sets. In the opening round, Hamilton’s Bob Huppert fought past Cislo with a 6-4, 2-6, 6-4 win. And in the consolation bracket, Dawson County’s Josh Hill eliminated Cislo with a 6-4, 2-6, 6-4 victory.

Billings Central won the team title with Havre a close second and Whitefish third.

Class A State Tennis

Thursday-Friday at Kalispell


Team Scoring

1, Billings Central 31; 2, Havre 26; 3, Whitefish 21; 4, Fergus 15; 5, Columbia Falls 13; 6, Corvallis 13; 7, Bigfork 9; 8, Park 4; 9, Dawson 3; 10, Hamilton 3; 11, Stevensville 1; 12, Libby 0.

Libby Results


First Round

Huppert, Hamilton, def. Cislo, Libby, 6–4, 2–6, 6–4.


Hill, Dawson County, def. Cislo, Libby, 6-4, 2-6, 6-4.


First Round

Sheehy/Robins, Billings Central, def. Cyrus Maloney/Broden, Libby 6-2, 6-1.


Lubbers/Meier, Stevensville, def. Maloney/Broden, 4-6, 6-1, 7-6.