Prep tennis: Negaunee blanks Gladstone, Marquette edges Escanaba

NEGAUNEE – Kyle Saari is happy with the way his Negaunee High School boys tennis team played Tuesday and there’s no reason he shouldn’t be.

His Miners blanked visiting Gladstone, 8-0, to raise their season record to 8-2-1.

“We put together a pretty complete day, which is what you want to do this time of year,” the NHS head coach said.

“Gladstone only has 12 kids, but they play hard and they’re improving.”

There was but one three-setter on the day, that being at No. 1 doubles where Doug Lindblom and Nick Martin rallied to post a 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 triumph over Tyler Wells and Jeremy Kadish.

Saari also noted his No. 2 doubles unit of Anthony Moyle and Stephen Trawick, which beat Spencer Pederson and Jake Krjala, 6-0, 6-3.

“Anthony and Stephen did a nice job,” Saari said.

At No. 1 singles, the Miners’ Cody Tossava remained undefeated this season with a 6-0, 6-1 win over Aaron Parmet.

Marquette 5,

Escanaba 3

Taking three of four singles matches, the host Marquette Senior High School tennis team turned back Escanaba on Tuesday, 5-3.

Josh Downs at No. 1, Justin Flood at No. 2 and Noah Gannon at No. 3 singles all posted wins for the Redmen (7-1-1).

“We got some good play out of Gannon,” MSHS head coach Charlie Drury said. “He’s playing steady tennis.”

Drury also liked the way Matt Collins and Mike Edwards played at No. 2 doubles for Marquette. They beat Steve Wood and Mike Shields, 6-4, 6-1.

“Collins and Edwards are angling their volleys well,” the MSHS coach said. “They’re a good, steady, patient team.”

Information compiled by Senior Sports Writer Craig Remsburg.