Fueled by championship-level individual efforts, Loyola Sacred Heart and Great Falls Central secured state team championships.

Sacred Heart took the girls championship while Central earned the boys’ on Saturday in the Class B-C tournament Saturday at Bobcat Tennis Center. This was Central’s second state championship since the state held B-C tournaments in 1990 after the Mustangs won the title in 2018. This was Sacred Heart’s first ever team title.

The Breakers won the girls championship with 44 points, five more than runner-up Bigfork, while the Mustangs won the boys title with 44 points, nine better than second-place Bigfork.

Nick Scott and Wyatt Walters powered Central with a boys doubles championship. They defeated defending state champions Clayton and Colton Reichenbach of Bigfork in the semifinals, 6-3, 6-2, before facing David Ramsey and Jacob Hollenback of Sacred Heart. They exchanged the first two sets, but Scott and Walters left with a 6-2, 2-6, 6-1 title victory.

Central’s Roger Mai also made a run to the boys singles state title, but he lost to Trey Christiaens of Bigfork. Christiaens didn’t have an easy path to the title after winning 6-3, 6-2 in the second round, 7-5, 7-5 in the quarterfinals and 6-3, 6-2 in the semis. Though Mai won the second set of the title match, Christiaens finished victorious with a 7-5, 3-6, 7-6 triumph.

Evelyn Dechans led Sacred Heart by winning the girls singles championship. She didn’t lose a set through the entire tournament, beating Amanda Bergstad from Broadwater 6-1, 6-0 in the semifinals and then topping Bigfork’s Payton Crawford 6-4, 6-0 in the title match.

Choteau’s Michaela Gunderson and Christine Funk battled to win the girls doubles team title. They didn’t lose a set in the run up to the championship match in which they faced Fort Benton’s Katie Giles and Megan Clark, who were the returning state champions. Gunderson and Funk won the first set, then Giles and Clark won the second before the Choteau duo finished with a 6-3, 4-7, 6-3 victory.

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