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.
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.