Prep tennis rounup: Defending U.P. tennis champions from Negaunee drop opener at Kingsford

KINGSFORD – Defending MHSAA Upper Peninsula Division I champion Negaunee High School opened its boys tennis season Monday with a 6-2 loss to host Kingsford.

The Miners of head coach Kyle Saari dropped all four doubles matches after splitting in singles with the Flivvers.

“It’s always nice to see Kingsford early,” Saari said. “We have some good, young athletes who just need to play.”

At No. 1 singles, Cody Tossava beat Kingsford’s Caleb Szabo, 6-1, 3-6, 6-4.

“Rob Sertich started strong (with a win) at No. 3 singles,” Saari said, “and our No. 1 doubles didn’t play bad.”

At first doubles, the Miners’ Nick Martin and Mike Anderson dropped a 4-6, 6-2, 6-2 decision to Dalton Allen and Alec Tuchowski.

Westwood stops


Winning all four doubles matches, the Westwood High School boys tennis team beat host Norway Monday, 5-3.

Derek Wing and Andy Duquette led the Patriots’ doubles teams with a 6-2, 6-1 victory over Jordan Mauro-Sam Vanderlin.

At No. 1 singles, Norway’s Randy Mueller stopped Quinn LeRoy, 6-2, 6-1.