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Unbeaten Kingsford issues Negaunee its 1st tennis loss

September 12, 2012
The Daily News

KINGSFORD - Unbeaten Kingsford handed Negaunee its first girls tennis loss of the season Tuesday, posting a 6-2 decision with three wins apiece in singles and doubles.

"This was a good win for the kids," said Flivvers coach Mark Shanks. "It's fun to watch all of these close matches."

Kingsford No. 3 singles Michelle Scheibe and No. 3 doubles Abby Johnson-Megan VanPembrook "ran into tough competition" for the second straight night.

"My kids are working hard and playing hard there," Shanks said.

Kingsford (11-0-1) hosts Escanaba on Thursday. The Flivvers and Eskymos played to a 4-4 tie late last month.

At Iron Mountain's Amos Marston Eastside Courts, Coach Greg Stegall's Mountaineers spilled Coach Denise Spelgatti's Wykons 7-1.

"Iron Mountain has a strong team from top to bottom," Spelgatti said. "They are fundamentally sound and play to the last point. We had some great points, long rallies, and good games. We just couldn't put enough things together today. I believe part of our problem was not having any matches for 13 days. We were a little rusty."

Iron Mountain (13-1-1) travels to Negaunee on Thursday and the Wykons (6-7-1) entertain Menominee on Monday.

"That should be a good challenge for us," Stegall said of meeting the Miners.

Results follow:

Kingsford 6, Negaunee 2

SINGLES: 1. Sam Fleming, K, def. Abbi Kill 6-1, 6-4; 2. Hannah Tresedder, K, def. Allison Carlson 7-6 (7-4), 6-1; 3. Kayla Hakkala, N, def. Michelle Scheibe 3-6, 6-4, 6-4; 4. Santina Bianco, K, def. Dana DeBretto 6-0, 6-4.

DOUBLES: 1. Anna Shanks-Kate Lamy, K, def. Ashley Anderson-Mandi Grasso 6-1, 6-2; 2. Janay Walters-Ali VanRemoretel, K, def. Amanda Washnock-Jessa Johnson 6-3, 6-2; 3. Kylee Taavola-Jordyn Lafreniere, N, def. Abby Johnson-Megan VanPembrook 6-2, 6-3; 4. Taylor Jacobson-Jaelyn Jennings, K, def. Sara Paquette-Kassy Harsila 6-4, 4-6, 6-2.

Iron Mountain 7, West Iron 1

SINGLES: 1. Kylee Erickson, W, def. Laurie March 6-2, 6-2; 2. Katie Brule, IM, def. Maddie Waara 6-2, 6-4; 3. Olivia Truscott, IM, def Hayley Anderson 6-1, 6-1; 4. Emily Chang, IM, def. Jessie Prudhomme 6-0, 6-1.

DOUBLES: 1. Katie Lusardi-Sarah Pirkola, IM, def. Olivia Han-Mallory Tomasoski 6-4, 6-0; 2. Ali Jastremski-Ellie McCole, IM, def. Brittanie Barry-Sydney Mazurek 7-5, 3-6, 10-6; 3. Kate Bugni-Emily Bugni, IM, def. Meg Miatech-Kiki Piwarski 6-3, 6-0; 4. Caity Tefft-Alyssa Hood, IM, def. Lexi Kinner-Kristin Smith 6-1, 6-0.



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