BCHS tennis teams sweep Hamilton, Corvallis

By 
M.P. Regan
Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Acrobatic finish

BCHS freshman Isaac Sandall smashes a winner during his doubles match with partner Kyle Hawley in last Saturday’s tennis meet between the Beavers and Corvallis on the courts across from Dillon Middle School. M.P. Regan photo

All in all, last week proved a fine week for the Beaverhead County High School tennis program.

The Beaver boys took five of their seven matches against Hamilton last Tuesday on the courts across from Dillon Middle School, where they pulled off the same feat Saturday against Corvallis.

His team’s top singles player, Sam Jones adopted and overcame on Saturday against his counterpart from Corvallis, Cade Kelley, 6-4, 6-2.

“He had a different hitting style than I’m used to. So, I kind of had to work around that,” said Jones of Kelley.

“He likes to use a lot of spin—not a traditional low to high kind of thing. It was more like a lot of sideways spin,” added the Dillon senior of his Saturday opponent’s unusual approach to the game.

“The first set was a little bit slower for me, but the second went a lot better for me. Usually, it takes me about a set to figure things out, or at least a few games,” continued Jones, a varsity contributor since his freshman year at BCHS, where he started as the no. 4 singles player before climbing up to no. 1 for the 2021 season.

“I just hope to make it to state this year and do my best.”

The Beaver boys also got wins Saturday in singles from Marcus Sandall, Josiah Jones and Eli Sherwood, and a victory from their top doubles team of Jett Mosher & John Bramlett—who also won their match Tuesday against Hamilton, as did Dillon duo Isaac Sandall & Kyle Hawley.

The Beaver girls got a win on Saturday from the doubles teams of Ruby Pierce & Brooklyn Williams against Covallis, and Rachel Fluckiger & Eden Kindberg against Hamilton on Tuesday, when Pierce and Williams also gained singles triumphs.

Next up for the Beavers, a trip to the Bitterroot Valley to take on Hamilton on Saturday, May 1.

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