Valley Christian freshman Trey Christiaens picked up the biggest win of his budding high school tennis career on Thursday at Fort Missoula.
The brother of Kalen Christiaens, who graduated in May as a two-time Class B-C state singles champion for Loyola Sacred Heart, Trey knocked off Ronan senior Fisher Shima, 7-6 (3), 6-1. That's the same Shima who reached the semifinal round of the State B-C singles draw before losing to Kalen last season.
The Eagles and Chiefs battled to a 3-3 tie in team competition. Thomas Yellowbird notched a hard-fought win at No. 4 singles for Ronan, dropping Valley Christian's Isaiah Kim, 7-6 (8), 6-0.
The Eagles took the girls' dual over Ronan, 3-1. The difference was Valley Christian's wins in doubles by the teams of Kelcie Hill/Cheyenne Jones and Sophie Kochel/Lea Gress.