Prep tennis roundup: Marquette, Ishpeming, Negaunee score victories

GLADSTONE – Marquette Senior High School grabbed a 6-2 boys tennis victory from the Gladstone Braves on Monday.

The two wins for the Braves came from Aaron Parmet at No. 1 singles, who beat Josh Downs 6-3, 6-4, and No. 4 doubles, where Drew Griebel battled Joe Weber through three matches and a tiebreaker to earn a 2-6, 6-2, 7-6 (11-9) triumph.

Both matches at No. 2 and No. 3 singles also went three full sets, but Gladstone came out on the short end. Marquette’s Justin Flood beat Peter Weyers 3-6, 6-3, 6-2, and Noah Gannon came back to beat John Hammer 5-7, 6-3, 6-3.

No. 2 doubles was scratched due to an injury forfeit, and the No 1. doubles fit the trend of the day, going to another three-set match. Marquette came out on top to complete the sweep at doubles.

Ishpeming 6,

Munising 2

At Ishpeming, three was the key number for the Hematites boys tennis team on Monday as IHS upended Munising, 6-2.

Ishpeming pulled out a pair of wins in marathon matches at both No. 3 singles and No. 3 doubles, the matches ending just a few minutes apart.

“They both took more than 2 1/2 hours,” said coach Erl Langness as he saw the IHS unbeaten streak reach four.

After an 0-4 start, the Hematites have gone 3-0-1 in their last four matches to improve to 3-4-1.

At No. 3 singles, Ishpeming’s Jorge Muela came back for a 2-6, 7-5, 6-3 victory over Munising’s Joel Schramm.

Just a few minutes later, the Hematites’ Josh Kitto and Jake Peterson came out on top of a crazy 7-6 (7-4), 4-6, 7-6 (7-3) match against the Mustangs’ Trevor Witty and Ian McInnis.

“In the doubles match, all through the third set we were always down a game,” Langness said.

Munising got its victories at No. 1, with singles player Noah Ackerman prevailing 6-1, 6-1 over Lucas Lisowsky and doubles tandem Joe Paquette and Chase Nebel winning 6-4, 6-3 over Cody Johnson and Tony Gravedoni.

Negaunee 8, Norway 0

At Negaunee, the Miners (7-2-1) incredibly lost just one game in the entire meet, that coming in No. 2 singles player Ryan Syrjala’s 6-0, 6-1 win over Norway’s Pete Fontana.

In singles, No. 1 Cody Tossava, No. 3 Rob Sertich and No. 4 Mike Anderson posted perfect 6-0, 6-0 wins, as did No. 1 doubles tandem Doug Lindblom and Nick Martin, No. 2 Stephen Trawick and Anthony Moyle, No. 3 Alex Roth and Ben Luke and No. 4 Kolton Klein and Jacob Godfrey.