Prep tennis roundup: Westwood falls to Negaunee, defeats Gwinn in Thursday tennis doubleheader
ISHPEMING – A 7-1 triumph over host Westwood Thursday raised Negaunee High School ‘s boys tennis team’s season record to 6-2-1.
The Miners of head coach Kyle Saari won all four singles matches, with Cody Tossava leading the way at No. 1 with a 6-0, 6-0 victory over Michael Ostlund.
“Everyone played well today,” Saari said. “Mike Anderson at No. 4 singles did a nice job again (after beating Dillan Leaf, 6-0, 6-0).”
Quinn LeRoy and Derek Wing gave Westwood its only match triumph with a 6-2, 6-1 decision at No. 1 doubles over Doug Lindblom and Nick Martin.
Westwood 5, Gwinn 3
After the loss to Negaunee, the Patriots remained at home and defeated Gwinn on Thursday.
Westwood won three of four doubles matches to secure the victory.
“We responded well today against Gwinn after getting dominated by a very good Negaunee team,” Westwood head coach Chris Jackson said, noting his Patriots have played five times in four days.
Westwood’s Wing outlasted Jesse Mottes at No. 2 singles, 6-1, 1-6, 13-11.
In doubles, Michael Ostlund and Andy Duquette of the Patriots knocked off Nick Bjork and Dallas St. Arnaud, 6-2, 6-4 at No. 1, while Gwinn’s No. 2 doubles duo of Eric Asplund and Mason Bruce fought off Tyler Harvala and Nathan Nelson, 6-2, 4-6, 10-6.
Munising 5, Gladstone 3
With Noah Ackerman remaining undefeated at No. 1 singles, the Munising High School boys tennis team downed host Gladstone Thursday, 5-3.
Ackerman outlasted Aaron Parmet – also unbeaten this season prior to the match – 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-2).
“It was one of the best high school tennis matches … I’ve ever seen since I’ve been a coach,” Munising mentor Rod Gendron said. “It was quality tennis and Noah was fortunate to win.”
The Mustangs (2-1-3) won three doubles matches to help gain the team triumph.
“At No. 1, Joe Paquette and Chase Nebel have now won four in a row, but they had to battle (Gladstone) today,” Gendron said.
Ishpeming 7, Norway 1
At Norway, the Hematites remained undefeated for the third time in three days following their first win of the season on Tuesday and a tie Wednesday.
Though every match was determined in straight sets, Ishpeming No. 2 singles player Guilliermo Ansede had the most difficult time, according to IHS assistant coach Vince Gravedoni.
In the second set, he overcame a groin injury and 4-1 deficit to prevail over Pete Fontana, 7-5, 7-5.
The only other match that was in doubt came at No. 3 singles, where Ishpeming’s Josh Kitto outlasted Mitch Picort, 6-3, 7-6 (7-3).