Prep boys tennis roundup: Patriots, Mustangs roll in dual victories Tuesday
ISHPEMING – Led by Quinn LeRoy, the Westwood High School boys tennis team beat visiting Iron Mountain on Tuesday, 7-1.
LeRoy posted a 6-3, 6-0 win over Jacob Mongrain at No. 1 singles.
“Quinn played a very good match against a quality opponent,” WHS head coach Chris Jackson said. “He’s taking his game to the next level by managing his matches better than last year.
“He has the ability to play different styles. Quinn takes what his opponent gives him and plays with a purpose.”
Michael Ostlund at No. 2 singles and Brett Fredrickson at No. 4 also won singles matches for the Patriots.
Westwood claimed all four doubles matches, paced by Derek Wing and Andrew Duquette. They topped Danny Willman and Sawyer Kujala, 6-2, 3-6, (12-10).
Jake Kierzek and Nathen Nelson at No. 2, Mitch Messing and Tristan Vitale at No. 3, and Nick Briones and Brandon Benda at No. 4 also captured victories in doubles.
“Our lineup played solid at every flight today against a good Iron Mountain team,” Jackson said.
Dropping all four doubles matches, the Ishpeming High School boys tennis team lost to visiting Iron Mountain on Tuesday, 6-2.
“It was a close march,” IHS head coach Erl Langness said. “For a while, both first and second doubles were tied in the second set and appeared to be near super tiebreakers, but Iron Mountain pulled them out.”
Ishpeming’s Thomas Bleau defeated Jacob Mongrain at No. 1 singles, 6-3. 6-0.
“Thomas played well,” Langness said. “He has been very consistent and has a good game going.”
At No. 2 singles, Cody Johnson of the Hematites (1-3) stopped IM’s Luke Truscott, 6-3, 6-1.
At Gwinn Tuesday, the Munising High School boys tennis team improved to 1-1 on the season with a 5-3 win over the Modeltowners.
Noah Ackerman at No. 1 singles beat Inigo Cepada, 6-2, 6-7 (7-5), 3-2 when the latter withdrew due to an injury.
“Their No. 1 player is phenomenal,” Mustangs head coach Rod Gendron said. “He gave Noah a battle.”
At No. 1 doubles, the Gwinn duo of Jesse Mottes and Nick Bjork turned back brothers Jacob Schramm and Joel Schramm, 6-4, 6-3.
“Our last match of the day saw Izaak Mahoski come from behind (to stop Gwinn’s Aiden Anderson, 4-6, 6-2, 6-4),” Gendron said.
“We played solid tennis today. The whole team was focused.”