The Libby High School tennis team took on Ronan at home Thursday, with the Lady Loggers beating the Maidens 6-1, but the Loggers falling to the Chiefs 5-2.
The Lady Loggers came out firing, with junior Ciera Lucas and senior Marissa Wood scoring decisive wins in singles action. Senior Jessika Jones had a close first set, 7-5, but won her second set 6-1.
The Lady Loggers’ only defeat, for sophomore doubles partners Ivy Pierce and Jessica Cunningham, went three sets, ending in a tie-breaker.
The Loggers had several close sets even for those who did not win their matches.
Freshman Ryan Collins battled hard through all three sets, fighting Ronan’s Caden Bourdon to a 10-7 loss in the final set.
Sophomore Ryker McElmurry had the most decisive win for the Loggers, taking down Ronan’s Vicente Ortega 6-1, 6-3.
Thursday, April 18
Ronan 5, Libby 2
No. 1 Ryker McElmurry, L, def. Vicente Ortega, R, 6-1, 6-3
No. 2 Dillon Pretty On Top, R, win by forfeit
No. 3 Caden Bourdon, R, def. Ryan Collins, L, 6-7(6), 6-4, 10-7
No. 4 Joey Parnell, R, def. Tyler Cerna, L, 6-4, 6-4
No. 1 Zach Carter and Trey Thompson, L, def. Thomas Yellowbird and Garrett Anderson, R, 7-5, 6-0
No. 2 Connor Cornwell and Sherman Violette, R, def. Cayman Lee and Colton Halvorson, L, 5-7, 6-2, 6-1
No. 3 Brady Oresden and Larenz Alvarez, R, def. Tyler Cerna and Ryan Collins, L, 6-1, 6-3
Libby 6, Ronan 1
No. 1 Jessika Jones, L, def. Skyler Shima, R, 7-5, 6-1
No. 2 Marissa Wood, L, def. Courtney Bourdon, 6-0, 6-1
No. 3 Ciera Lucas, L, def. Layla Pretty On Top, R, 6-1, 6-0
No. 4 Starlyn Mayberry, L, win by forfeit
No. 1 Maddy Sevier and Aaliah Decker, R, def. Ivy Pierce and Jessica Cunningham, L, 6-1, 2-6, 7-6(4)
No. 2 Gabby Fantozzi and Laneigha Zeiler, L, win by forfeit