Prep tennis: Gwinn, Munising tie while Westwood, Ishpeming fall at home to Iron Mountain
MARQUETTE – Munising has played nothing but close high school boys tennis matches, tying for the second straight match on Tuesday at Gwinn.
The teams finished knotted at 4-4 as the Modeltowners won three singles matches and Mustangs (0-1-2) took three in doubles.
Munising, which lost its opener 5-3 at Marquette and tied Escanaba 4-4 last week, won the closest match of the day at No. 1 doubles. The duo of Joe Paquette and Chase Nebel held on for a 6-3, 6-7 (0-7), 7-6 (7-5) marathon victory over Gwinn’s Dallas St. Arnaud and Nick Bjork.
“They had the match in hand, then they lost it and then they got it back again,” Mustangs coach Rod Gendron said of Paquette and Nebel.
The Modeltowners won the meet’s only other three-setter, a 6-3, 2-6, 6-1 win by Erik Asplund and Mason Bruce over Izaak Mahoski and Mike Mannisto.
Munising’s Noah Ackerman stayed undefeated at No. 1 singles, taking a 6-1, 6-2 win over Derek Reetz.
Iron Mountain 7,
At Ishpeming, the Mountaineers handed the Patriots their first loss of the season on Tuesday.
Derek Wing, playing in his first singles match of the season, was the lone winner for Westwood (3-1) at No. 1 singles, 7-6 (7-5), 6-2, over the Mountaineers’ Taylor Huotari.
“It’s always good to play a quality opponent like we did … to find out what you need to work on,” Patriots coach Chris Jackson said.
All the IM victories came in straight sets, with Westwood coming the closest at No. 1 doubles, where Quinn Leroy and Michael Ostlund lost 6-4, 6-4, to IM’s Max Frorenza and Gerry Pirkola.
Iron Mountain 6,
At Ishpeming, the Hematites’ No. 1 and 2 singles player won for the first time this season.
Lucas Lisowsky at No. 1 took out IM’s Taylor Huotari, 6-2, 6-1, while No. 2 Guillermo Ansede blanked the Mountaineers’ Sawyer Kujala, 6-0, 6-0.
Ishpeming (0-3) No. 4 singles player Jorge Muela fell in three sets to IM’s Al Tomassoni, 4-6, 6-2, 10-6.