Each Van Buren tennis squad picked up a win in a loss as the school split with Fayetteville and Har-Ber this week.
Van Buren senior Prisilla Grande won one of her singles and both doubles matches during the stretch.
Braydon Montgomery also won both of his singles matches including a marathon match that went to three tiebreakers against Har-Ber’s Josh Benford.
Montgomery won the first set 7-6 (8-6) in a tiebreaker and lost the second 7-6 (7-5) in another, to force best-of-three set, in which he won 10-4.
"This was a little crazy," said Van Buren coach Brandy Mosby. "It was a stressful game to watch, so I can imagine what it was like to play. Braydon stayed strong and won it in the end, but neither boy was going to throw in the towel."
Andy Turner, Ty Dunn, Kyle Porter and Brett Dunn each posted singles wins.
"Ty played really well. Everything seemed to be working for him. He just got out there, used his angles and his serve was solid," Mosby said. "Brett took care of business. His shots were on and he was just having a good time playing, and it showed."
Brett Dunn and Houston Holderfield won the only doubles match that counted towards the team’s score. Mosby said that the duo grow a little more confident as a doubles team each match they play.
Women’s vs. Fayetteville
The Lady Pointers grabbed the win in Tuesday by taking six of the nine sanctioned matches.
Karlee Hart won the women’s No. 2 match in a nailbiter. Hart, who also won Thursday’s match, led 6-1 in the tiebreaker and was one point from winning the match. Daniella Allen then won the next four points to make it 6-5. Hart won the final point when the Allen hit a long defensive shot off of Hart’s crosscourt forehand.
"The points were half marathons and neither girl was going to let go," said Mosby.
MaKayla Trentham, Grande and Katja Wiedekehr each won their respective match.
"MaKayla and Priscilla have both been swinging through with their shots and moving their opponents around," Mosby said. "Prisilla has become a great player since she started four years ago, and she has always been a team player.
"Katja has gained more confidence with her strokes in the last couple of matches."
The Lady Pointers dropped their No. 1 doubles match, but picked up wins the others.
Grande and Wiederkehr both won their doubles match as did Talley and Angie Mejia.
"Prisilla and Katja have really played well together in the last few matches. It’s like they have just kind of clicked all of a sudden, which is great since we go to conference on Oct. 9 and 10," said Mosby. "Jaden and Angie probably had their best doubles match this year. They played so well, and they looked like they were really having fun. So, it was fun to watch."
Women’s vs. Har-Ber
The Lady Pointers lost six of the nine matches counted towards the team’s score.
Hart won the No. 2 singles match defeating Lindsay Will, 6-4, 6-3. Talley won the other singles match.
"Karlee would come up to the net and hit a winner, but Lindsay would somehow get it back and forced Kalee to hit while backing up to the baseline. Karlee is a fighter, though, and she pulled it off," said Mosby. "Jaden had some really good strokes in this match. She really tried to improve upon some of the things we have been working on in practice here lately.
Grande and Wiederkehr won their second doubles match for the week.
Trentham rallied from a 7-3 deficit to force a tiebreak, but dropped the match to Jacque Halderman, 9-8 (7-4).
Men’s vs. Fayetteville
The Pointers were edged by the Bulldogs by one match, 5-4, on Tuesday.
Braydon Montgomery won the Men’s No. 1 match with Kyle Porter and Brett Dunn each grabbing a win. Dunn and Holderfield won the only doubles match for Van Buren.
Van Buren won 6-3
1. Montgomery (VB) def. Benford, 7-6 (8-6), 6-7 (5-7), 10-4
2. Turner (VB) def. Pennington, 6-3, 6-1
3. T.Dunn (VB) def. Fletcher, 8-4
4. Nall (HB) def. H.Anderson, 8-6
5. Porter (VB) def. Trichell, 8-6
6. B.Dunn (VB) def. Shadowens, 8-2
7. N.Anderson (VB) def. Horne, 7-5
8. Grafton (HB) def. Dusha, 6-4
9. B.Bell (VB) def. McKown, 6-4
10. Ryan (HB) def. J.Bell, 6-4
1. Nall-Pennington (HB) def. H.Anderson-Porter, 6-4, 6-1
2. B.Dunn-Holderfield (VB) def. Horne-Shadowens, 6-4, 6-2
3. Benford-Fletcher (HB) def. Dusha-N.Anderson, 8-1
4. Grafton-Trichell (HB) def. B.Bell-J.Bell, 8-4
5. Dusha-Holderfield (VB) def. Garibaldi-Trichell, 8-1
Har-Ber won 6-3
1. Berry (HB) def. Yeamons, 4-6, 6-4, 10-2
2. Hart (VB) def. Will, 6-4, 6-3
3. Loethen (HB) def. Lemley, 8-5
4. Halderman (HB) def. Trentham, 9-8
5. Davis (HB) def. Grande, 9-7
6. Talley (VB) def. Fisher, 8-5
7. Wiederkehr (VB) def. Ka.Garibaldi, 6-1
8. Patel (VB) def. Ko.Garibaldi, 8-3
9. Suggs (VB) def. Maynard, 8-2
1. Berry-Loethen (HB) def. Trentham-Lemley, 6-4, 6-7 (4-7), 10-4
2. Grande-Wiederkehr (VB) def. Will-Davis, 6-3, 6-3
3. Halderman-Brazeale (HB) def. Patel-Suggs, 8-3
Fayetteville won 5-4
1. Montgomery (VB) def. McCombs, 6-1, 6-4
2. Taylor (FHS) def. Turner, 6-3, 4-6
3. Kern (FHS) def. Anderson, 8-3
4. Mallioux (FHS) def. Dunn, 8-5
5. Porter (VB) def. Kinssey, 8-2
6. Dunn (VB) def. Stuckey , 8-6
7. Lee (FHS) def. Holderfield, 8-3
8. Houston (FHS) def. Bell, 8-1
1. Kamath-Smardo (FHS) def. Anderson-Porter, 6-4, 6-2
2. Dunn-Holderfield (VB) def. Corbell-Byrd, 6-4, 7-6 (7-5)
3. Suckey-Kinsey (FHS) def. Dusha-Anderson, 8-2
4. Armstrong-Teammate (FHS) def. B.Bell-J.Bell, 8-2
Van Buren won 6-3
1. Churchill (FHS) def. Yeamons, 6-1, 6-0.
2. Hart (VB) def. Allen, 6-4, 7-6 (7-5)
3. Bertalotto (FHS) def. Lemley, 8-6
4. Trentham (VB) def. Wiebe, 8-2
5. Grande (VB) def. Corbell, 8-6
6. Widerkehr (VB) def. Tuttle, 8-3
7. Talley (VB) ties Mason, 8-8, suspended
8. Scalase (FHS) def. Patel, 8-7 (9-7)
9. Meja (VB) def. Mallory, 5-3, suspended
1. Bertelotto-Richert (FHS) def. Trentham-Lemley, 6-4, -64
2. Grande-Wiederkehr (VB) def. Trumbo-Nefgzer, 6-0, 6-3
3. Talley-Mejia (VB) def. Scalase-Corbell, 8-7 (7-4)
4. Suggs-Patel (VB) def. Mason-Mallory, 9-7