NEGAUNEE – The Negaunee Excessive Faculty ladies tennis crew remained undefeated this season by profitable three of 4 flights in each singles and doubles for a 6-2 victory over visiting Escanaba on Monday afternoon.
Each match was determined in straight units, with the Eskymos profitable each matches at No. 1 flights and the Miners the remainder to enhance to 13-0-1.
“I’m awfully pleased with what this crew (has) achieved up to now,” Negaunee head coach Kyle Saari mentioned in an electronic mail. “There have been a ton of query marks about who would play the place and step up in numerous components of the lineup, and everybody has exceeded expectations.
“All you’ll be able to ask is for them to assault every day and attempt to get higher, they usually proceed to strive to take action. That is uncommon for a younger group, and for them to piece collectively 13 wins, is step one in transferring ahead. “
He identified a number of of his gamers for reward as Aubrey Johnson gained 6-4, 6-1 at No. 2 singles over Esky’s Sonya Maki, and Ava Gustitus and Paityn Brunette have been victorious at No. 4 doubles, 7-6 (7- 2), 6-0 over Carly Bowden and Molly Smale.
“Aubrey made a significant change along with her serve and it appeared to repay,” Saari mentioned. “Ava has executed an actual good job filling in for us, and Paityn paired along with her at present and performed nice to drag out their match.
“Cody Scanlon, our JV coach, continues to have our border (-line JV and varsity gamers) ready and plenty of of them can step in seamlessly.”
The Mid-Peninsula Convention meet that can embrace the Miners, Westwood, Ishpeming and Gwinn is about for Thursday morning in Iron Mountain.
Westwood 8, Gwinn 0
On Monday at Gwinn, Patriots’ No. 1 singles participant Lexi Olson was prolonged to a few units earlier than getting her win, whereas at No. 2 doubles, Westwood’s Kaylin Doney and Nolia Dawson have been pushed onerous of their two-set victory.
Olson gained her match 6-0, 4-6, 10-4 over the Modeltowners’ Miaha Schiefel with the third set performed in a pro-style tiebreaker, whereas Doney and Dawson prevailed 7-5, 7-5 over Gwinn’s Kayla Watt and Nola Puyear.
Simply six flights have been contested because the Modeltowners did not have gamers obtainable at No. 4 in each singles and doubles.
Escanaba 5, Westwood 3
On Monday at Westwood, the Patriots performed twice that day with this a make-up from final week.
Westwood obtained victories at No. 4 singles, the place Samantha Ruby gained 6-3, 6-1 over Esky’s Maggie Martin, at No. 1 doubles as Izzie Marta and Alyssa Couveau took a 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 ( 7-5) marathon over Delaney McIntyre and Natalie Williams, and at No. 3 doubles with Morgan Schneider and Kaya Etelamaki prevailed 3-6, 6-2, 6-4 in one other lengthy match over Isy Brown and Sophie Wagner.
“Our No. 1 doubles performed a really shut match and misplaced in a tiebreak on the (Kingsford) Invite just a few weeks in the past, so I used to be excited to see issues go their means at present vs. Escanaba, “ Patriots head coach Sarah Massie mentioned in an electronic mail. “We have talked so much about taking management of the purpose and ‘making performs’ at No. 1 doubles this 12 months.
“Alyssa and Izzie are beginning to discover their groove at No. 1 (doubles) and have been in a position to see success and likewise combat by some powerful conditions this season.
“Some of these matches are what put together them for event play. (The Mid-Peninsula Convention and UP Finals tournaments) ought to be enjoyable for them. “
The Patriots additionally misplaced a number of shut matches, the closest at No. 3 singles the place the Eskymos’ Molly VanDamme defeated Westwood’s Emersyn Nelson 7-5, 7-6 (9-7).
Marquette 7, Kingsford 1
On Monday at Kingsford, the Redettes earned each one in every of their match victories in two units, with their lone defeat coming in a three-setter.
“It felt like we hadn’t performed a match in endlessly, however that’s simply as a result of tremendous busy schedule we now have had the previous few weeks,” MSHS head coach Karl Thomsen mentioned in an electronic mail. “With that being mentioned, (this) was an important tuneup match for the (Nice Northern Convention meet).
“I am unsure what the convention event or (the UP Finals) may have in retailer for us, however I do know this group of women has been a riot to teach and have taken large strides this 12 months.”
The GNC meet is scheduled for 10 am at present on the MSHS courts.
Marquette singles sweep got here off the rackets of No. 1 Kaia Miller, No. 2 Annabella Martinson, No. 3 Cecelia Jacuzzo and No. 4 Natalie Deneau. The closest of their 4 matches was Deneau’s di lei, a 7-6 (7-1), 6-1 win over the Flivvers’ Allette Shanks.
“On the singles facet of the meet, all 4 of our ladies performed good matches and hit a number of nice photographs,” Thomsen mentioned. “I used to be very pleased with the midmatch changes each Natalie Deneau and Annabella Martinson made, which helped them prevail.”
In doubles, No. 1 Payton Bullock and Payton Pleaugh have been among the many Redette winners, 6-3, 6-1 over Lexi Vross and Ellyse Doehler.
“Over on the doubles’ courts, all the ladies continued to point out progress of their communication and positioning,” the Marquette coach mentioned. “At No. 1 doubles, the Paytons had some bus legs early on, however settled in and hit a number of high-quality returns.”
The Redettes additionally obtained doubles wins from Eliina Brazeau and Nistha Gautam at No. 3 and Lindsey Lake and Lexi Hammerstrom at No. 4.
“Lindsey Lake and Lexi Hammerstrom continued to gel with their good 1-2 serve-and-volley sport,” Thomsen mentioned.
Marquette’s solely loss got here at No. 2 doubles, the place Kingsford’s Addie Rutter and Linnea Grubb outlasted the Redettes’ Hosanna Brindle and Maija Parkkonen, 6-4, 3-6, 7-5.
Info compiled by Journal Sports activities Editor Steve Brownlee. His electronic mail deal with of him is firstname.lastname@example.org.