'Beeters Jade Cecrle/Tylie Richman 4th in Doubles at State B/C Tennis in Missoula
May 26, 2021
The Chinook Sugarbeeter Tennis team performed very well at the Montana State Class B/C Girls Tennis Tournament in Missoula this past weekend.
The 'Beeters fresh off a Northern B/C Divisional championship faced a tough field that featured Montana's best from across the state. Chinook junior Allison Powell competed in the Singles Tournament. The 'Beeters also sent a pair of Doubles teams to the state tournament. The duo of senior Jade Cecrle and junior Tylie Richman performed very well finishing fourth while the tandem of sophomore Lexi Pitkanen and sophomore Torin Cecrle played very well.
Jade and Tylie began the tournament with a 6-0 6-0 sweep of the team from Clark Fork. In Round Two the pair found the going a bit tougher falling to the eventual second place finishers from Choteau.
In the Consolation bracket the girls began to find a rhythm and built on it. They bounced back in Round Three taking down Big Fork's Ashlyn McGill and Tessa Troyer 6-2, 7-5. They defeated the Wolf Point team of Houg/Smoker to move on in the tournament.
Next up for Jade and Tylie was the team of Kierah Kriedeman and Taylee Sawyer from Simms. In hard fought match the pair moved on following a 7-5 7-5 sweep. In another thriller the 'Beeter girls defeated Callie Martiniz and Dana Saari from Big Fork, 6-4 6-6 (6-8) 10-8.
Jade and Tylie closed out the tournament with a win over a familiar foe from Fort Benton, the team of Hadley Cook and Rainee Halko 4-6 6-4 10-4 to advance to the fourth place match. Their run would end with a tough 4-6 3-6 loss to Fairfield's Madison Rosenbaum and Maya Wilson.
Powell turned in a solid effort at the state tournament winning her first two matches over Morgan Knickerbocker (Jefferson) 6-3, 6-1 and Dakota Gibson (Fairfield) 7-5, 3-6, 6-4. She then dropped two tough matches to end her tournament.
Lexi and Torin won their first match over Broadwater's Emily Bird and Liz Collins 2-6, 6-3, 6-3. In round two the pair fell to Big Fork's Callie Martiniz and Dana Saari 6-4, 5-7, 3-6. They bounced back in the Consolation bracket defeating the team from Valley Christian 6-4, 6-3 and Baker's Paiton Graham and Saige Barkley 6-2, 6-6 8-6 before falling to Broadwater in a close game 6-3, 4-6, 8-10.
Team Scores: 1.) Loyola - 54; 2.) Choteau - 22;3.) Simms - 20; 4.) Chinook - 19; 5.) Fairfield - 18; 6.) Fort Benton - 17; 7.) Broadwater - 13; 8.) Conrad - 10;9.) Big Fork - 9; 10.) Baker - 7; Clark Fork - 5; Jefferson - 4; Valley Christian - 4; Three Forks - 4; Chester/Joplin-Inverness - 3; Great Falls Central - 3; Forsyth - 2; Wolf Point - 2; Harlem - 1; Darby - 1; Saint Ignatius - 1; Cut Bank - 0; Granite - 0; Lone Peak - 0; Troy - 0; Valier - 0; Poplar - 0; Anaconda - 0.
Singles – Junior Allison Powell: Round One - Defeated Morgan Knickerbocker (Jefferson), 6-3 6-1; Round Two - Defeated Dakota Gibson, (Fairfield), 7-5 3-6 6-4; Third Round - Lost to Gio Horne (Missoula Loyola), 3-6, 0-6; Consolation Third Round - Lost to Lanie Crabb (Clark Fork) 5-7, 6-7 (4-6).
Doubles - Senior Jade Cecrle and junior Tylie Richman: Round One - Defeated Maddy Drey and Tori Tinker (Clark Fork) 6-0 6-0; Second Round - Lost to Christine Funk and Soren Cummings (Choteau) 0-6 0-6; Round Three - Defeated Ashlyn McGill and Tessa Troyer (Big Fork) 6-2 7-5; Round Four - Defeated Houg/Smoker (Wolf Point); Round Six - Defeated Kierah Kriedeman and Taylee Sawyer (Simms) 7-5 7-5; Round Eight - Defeated Callie Martiniz and Dana Saari (Big Fork) 6-4 6-8 (10-8); Round Nine - Defeated Hadley Cook and Rainee Halko (Fort Benton) 4-6 6-4 (10-4); Fourth Place Match - Lost to Madison Rosenbaum and Maya Wilson (Fairfield) 4-6 3-6.
Sophomore Lexi Pitkanen and sophomore Torin Cecrle: Round One - Defeated Emily Bird and Liz Collins (Broadwater) 2-6, 6-3, 6-3; Round Two - Lost to Callie Martiniz and Dana Saari (Big Fork) 6-4, 5-7, 3-6; Round Three - Defeated Lanessa Gedney and Maggie Harvey (Valley Christian) 6-4 6-3; Round Five - Defeated Paiton Graham and Saige Barkley (Baker) 6-2 6-6 (8-6); Round Six - Lost to Zoey Wickens and Jade Martin (Broadwater) 6-3, 4-6 (8-10).