Prep girls tennis: Ishpeming wins second-straight meet while Westwood falls to unbeaten?Kingsford
ISHPEMING – It took some extra sets, but the Ishpeming High School girls tennis team outlasted visiting Iron Mountain on Thursday, 5-3.
The Hematites of head coach Erl Langness played four three-set matches and won three of them.
“We lost to Iron Mountain last week 6-2, so this was a big win,” Langness said after his team improved to 3-4 with its second-straight victory.
Jaime Olson at No. 2 singles took a 3-6, 7-6 (7-4) 6-4 win over Iron Mountain’s Olivia Truscott in a match that lasted 2 1/2 hours.
“Jaime lost to that girl 6-2 and 6-4 last week,” the IHS coach said. “But this time, Jaime kept her feet moving and lobbed real well.”
At. No. 1 doubles, Ishpeming’s Libbie Doney and Hailly Thompson prevailed 3-6, 7-5, 6-3 over IM’s Elli McCole and Emily Chang.
“We were down 5-2 in the second set at No. 1 doubles and won five in a row to win that set,” Langness said. “Then Libbie and Hailly won the third set.
“Both are sophomores, so this was their biggest win ever so far.”
Not to be outdone, Katie Harrison and Chloe Stetson of IHS trimmed Kathryn Brown and Grace Hansen at No. 3 doubles, 6-2, 5-7, 6-2.
The only blemish on Ishpeming’s extra-set effort came at No. 4 doubles, where Carrie Oslund and Amber Theisen of IM outlasted Alexsis Christian and Sarah Lyke, 5-7, 7-5, 7-6 (7-3) in a 2 3/4-hour match.
Unable to stop the unbeaten Kingsford High School girls tennis team, the visiting Westwood Patriots dropped a 7-1 decision to the Flivvers on Thursday.
Westwood’s lone triumph came at No. 4 singles where Faith Leroy toppled Kingsford’s Tori Walters, 5-7, 7-6 (8-6), 10-1.
The Flivvers are now 6-0 on the season.