If this reporter had been to endeavor to write this tale in Luca Alvisi’s indigenous language, the headline earlier mentioned would study as follows — and I am quoting the Google English-to-Italian translation information — “Studente italiano in scambio che aiuta CMR a rimanere imbattuto.”
Alvisi, a junior at C.M. Russell Substantial College, is a foreign exchange pupil from Italy. And when it will come to athletics, he has two enjoys: soccer and tennis.
And suitable now, with the spring sports timetable in whole swing, the Rustlers tennis staff is benefitting from his enjoy. At the No. 2 singles spot, Alvisi has not shed a match this season. Thanks to Alvisi and his teammate at No. 3 singles, Clay Walker — also undefeated — the Rustlers are 13- in dual matches this yr following wins around Bozeman Significant and Bozeman Gallatin.
The Rustler boys are headed into the last week of the common season in excellent form. Tuesday, they head to Kalispell to get on Flathead and defending state Course AA winner Glacier. On Thursday, it truly is Crosstown from Wonderful Falls Superior at the CMR Tennis Courts.
Alvisi is savoring his time on this aspect of the pond. Prior to this season, it experienced been “5, 6 several years” because he had been able to participate in tennis on his native soil.
“I have usually preferred tennis, and I played the two soccer and tennis, but about five or 6 a long time ago, the (schoolwork) grew to become also a great deal, so I had to make a choice,” Alvisi claimed. “And I selected soccer.
“I am pleased that I can perform appropriate now. I like my teammates, I think we have a very good shot this calendar year we’ve been executing rather superior so considerably.”
Versus Bozeman, final year’s point out runner up, Alvisi scored a 6-1, 6-4 victory around Pau Casas, then stopped Emerson Fry of Gallatin 6-really like, 6-really like, and assisted established the tone as the Rustlers downed the Hawks 7-1 ahead of dispatching the Raptors 5-3.
The key to Alvisi’s good results in the wake of not actively playing aggressive tennis for such a very long time is something Allen Iverson would not want to hear: Exercise.
“I can say that I’ve been functioning quite tough in apply,” he claimed. “Carson (Abundant, CMR’s No. 1 singles) has been supporting me get better just about every working day he’s a really excellent participant, way too.
“We are all hunting forward to divisionals and state. Following week we have Kalispell and Wonderful Falls High, and we are wanting forward to ending the period undefeated.”
Walker continued his roll, using down Bozeman’s Evan McKinley in straight sets of 6-1, 6-1, then took care of the Raptors’ Wynn Wagner 6-2 and 6-3.
The top a few doubles groups for the Rustlers — Carter Corn/Josh Stimac, Noah Stimac/Brady Pike and Brady Corn/Aedan Bingham — also scored two wins each and every.
CMR head mentor Byron Boyd famous that this weekend was Bozeman’s promenade weekend, and the Hawks’ coach instructed him various of his leading players experienced to skip Saturday’s matches, leaving JV players to fill the open up slots.
In the meantime, THE RUSTLER Girls are on a roll of their personal in downing the Girl Hawks and Girl Raptors by identical finals of 6-2.
At 12-1, the CMR women also head into the last 7 days of common period competitors having to truly feel very fantastic about on their own. They finished in a tie with Helena Cash for fourth spot in 2021, just 4 points out of the hardware.
Grace Kaufman, Kiera Richards and Lia Steulpner, the Woman Rustlers’ Nos. 2, 3, and 4 in singles, every single received both equally of their matches, as did the doubles duos of Mackenzie Tuss and Parker Humble at No. 2, and the No. 3 group of Olivia Buckingham and Leslie Miller.
FOR Great FALLS HIGH’S teams, 2021 has been a learning method.
Just a few of times right after knocking off Belgrade, the Bison boys could only get a single match gain and lost 7- to Gallatin and 6-1 to Bozeman.
The No. 1 doubles crew of Copper Reitz and Connor Sturgess outlasted the Hawks’ top rated duo of Oliver Ward and Henry Riendeau 6-3, 6-4 for the only acquire of the day.
The Lady Bison, nonetheless, helped ease the sting by tying Bozeman at 4-all immediately after Gallatin walked previous the GFH women 7-1.
Sharidan Skerritt and Linley Tiny acquired the get in No. 4 doubles in opposition to Gallatin, but from the Lady Hawks, Brooke Dailey and Crista Holland earned wins at No. 3 and 4 singles, with the pairings of Emma Tolan and Delia Toon (No. 1 doubles) and Ellah Dake and Alyx McAdam (No. 4) also victorious.
Tuesday’s matches at Kalispell commence at midday. Thursday’s Crosstown Match begins at 4 at the CMR Courts.