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Flivvers nip Mountaineers

Kingsford prevails 5-3, both squads handle Menominee

August 23, 2012
The Daily News

IRON MOUNTAIN - Kingsford claimed three doubles points and downed Iron Mountain 5-3 in a test of young girls tennis programs Wednesday at Amos Marston Eastside Courts.

Both Twin City teams spilled Menominee 7-1 in earlier matches Wednesday.

Flivvers' No. 1 singles Sam Fleming and No. 4 Santina Bianco posted wins but the Mountaineers answered with freshmen Katie Brule at No. 2 and Olivia Truscott at No. 3.

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Iron Mountain’s No. 1 doubles of Sarah Pirkola and Katie Lusardi (front) notched a pair of girls tennis victories Wednesday against Iron Mountain and Menominee.

"I'm thoroughly impressed with the two freshmen in the middle," Kingsford Coach Mark Shanks said of Brule and Truscott. "They've made great strides. They've come far since the summer (tennis program)."

Mountaineers' Katie Lusardi-Sarah Pirkola triumphed at No. 1 doubles while the Flivvers grabbed the other three doubles matches - No. 2 Janay Walters-Ali VanRemortel; No. 3 Abby Johnson-Megan VanPembrook and No. 4 Taylor Jacobson-Jaelyn Jennings.

"Abby and Megan got their first win and that was big for us," Shanks said.

Tiebreakers involved five of the matches, with Iron Mountain winning three.

"Both of us (Kingsford, IM) are young," Shanks said. "We both could be fighting for the top spot (U.P. Division 1 and 2) at the end."

Kingsford (4-0) hosts West Iron County and Coach Greg Stegall's Mountaineers (4-1-1) travel to Ishpeming today.

Kingsford 5, IM 3

SINGLES: 1. Sam Fleming, K, def. Laurie March 6-4, 6-4; 2. Katie Brule, IM, def. Hannah Tresedder 7-6 (7-5), 6-1; 3. Olivia Truscott, IM, def. Michelle Scheibe 6-1, 5-7 (10-6); 4. Santina Bianco, K, def. Emily Chang 6-0, 6-0.

DOUBLES: 1. Katie Lusardi-Sarah Pirkola. IM, def. Anna Shanks-Kate Lamy 6-1, 6-7 (7-4), 10-8; 2. Janay Walters-Ali VanRemortel, K, def. Elli McCole-Alli Jastremski 6-1, 2-6, 10-2; 3. Abby Johnson-Megan VanPembrook, K, def. Alyssa Hood-Amanda McDaniel 6-1, 7-6 (7-4); 4. Taylor Jacobson-Jaelyn Jennings, K, def. Emily Bugni-Kate Bugni 6-3, 6-0.



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