Tennis: Kingsford ties Esky, 4-4

KINGSFORD — Kingsford and Escanaba each won a pair of singles and doubles matches in a 4-4 girls tennis draw Thursday.

The Flivvers played without No. 1 singles Stephanie List (ill). Escanaba No. 1 Heather Bergstrom defeated Karlee Hulkkonen 6-0, 6-2.

“Because Escanaba is in both our (Great Northern) conference and (UP) division, we decided to have our normal two, three and four singles players play, so that we have those matchups for seeding in the tournaments,” said Kingsford Coach Sarah Massie. “Because of that, I had a JV player fill in at one.”

Escanaba No. 1 doubles Abby Knudsen-Jasmine Clark outlasted Grace Lorenzoni-Mackenzie Schwamlien 7-5, 4-6, 7-5 in a “very long, three-set match.”

“They may have lost, but I’ve seen a lot of improvements in their play, especially their movement,” Massie said.

Flivver No. 4 singles Jessica Tomasoski swept her opponent.

“Jessica had a great match today,” Massie said. “She started the year playing doubles and has since adjusted to singles very well. I’m excited to see her continue to improve as we approach the end of year tournaments.”

The Flivvers (4-5-2) host Marquette on Monday.

Patriots beat IM

ISHPEMING — Westwood swept through singles as they dropped just 10 games but Iron Mountain took No. 1 doubles with Saylor Swartout and Claire Mongrain.

Swartout-Mongrain downed Karlie Patron-Katelyn Anttila 7-6 (7-2), 4-6, 6-3.

Westwood (11-3-1) took the win 7-1.

“Karlie and Katelyn lost a tough three-set match against one of the better one doubles teams in the UP,” said Westwood head coach Chris Jackson. “They do a great job of playing off of each other’s strengths.”

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