Whitefish girls doubles take title in senior year

MISSOULA — The Whitefish High School girls doubles tennis team of Olivia Potthoff and Aubrey Hanks started its title run with an impressive win over last year’s runner-up Hardin girls.

Then Hanks and Potthoff won in straight sets in the semifinal to take on a tough Polson team in the final.

In the final, Whitefish dropped the first set but stormed back to win the next two sets 6-1, 6-1 to claim the State A title in their final season together.

The Bulldogs talked about why the title meant so much to them.

“We have busted our butt for this. This was our goal at the end of the season and we accomplished it, which is so cool,” Potthoff said. “We knew it was going to be such a battle. The fact that we just pulled it off at the perfect timing, too.”

“We love tennis more than anything, and so we worked really hard for this,” Hanks said. “It feels so good. I feel like it’s not real. We lost to them two games before and it was a third set, so we didn’t know how it was going to go.”

Jack Ginsburg

Jack Ginsburg

Jack was born and raised in Walnut Creek, California. After skiing in Montana for a number of years he found his way to the University of Montana and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism in 2017. Jack's passion for sports stems from playing a number of them and attending multiple sporting events in the Bay Area from the San Jose Sharks and the Golden State Warriors to the San Francisco Giants and the 49ers. He joined KAJ/KPAX-TV in January 2017 as a news reporter before moving to the weekend sports anchor. In his free time he enjoys playing golf, cooking, skiing and hiking with his bulldog Zeke. If you would like to submit a story or complain about the Golden State Warriors to Jack you can email him at jginsburg@kpax.com or find him on twitter @jackginsburg13 (https://twitter.com/jackginsburg13)
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