BUTTE -- Missoula Hellgate and Missoula Sentinel visited Butte for a pair of tennis duals Tuesday with the Knights sweeping the Bulldogs and Sentinel getting a tie and victory.
The Hellgate boys won 7-1 with the girls nearly as dominant, 6-2. The Spartan girls beat Butte 6-2 as well while their boys tied with the Dawgs 4-4.
Hellgate didn't lose a singles match against Butte. In fact, the Knights' girls barely lost a set. Sofia Panarella won 6-1, 6-0 and Olivia Panarella won 6-1 6-1 at Nos. 1 and 2, then Nos. 3 and 4 Mariah Shiftun and Mayah Van de Watering went 6-0, 6-0.
Sean Lodmi, Dylan Rossbach, Finn Mikkola and Hap Washatka earned the wins for the Hellgate boys.
The Sentinel girls got wins at Nos. 2, 3 and 4 singles in Peyton Finch, Megan Branson, Emma Softich. They also won three of four doubles matches.
Max Bush was the only singles winner for the Sentinel boys, 7-5, 6-2 at No. 4, but the Spartans took three of four doubles matches to cement the tie.
Both schools also faced Bozeman in Butte. Results were not available at press time.