Tennis: Wykons blank Mountaineers, 8-0
IRON MOUNTAIN — West Iron County ended a 12-day layoff Tuesday by beating Iron Mountain 8-0 in girls tennis Tuesday at Amos Marston Eastside Courts.
“This was a good match to get in as we have not had a match date since the Westwood Invite (Aug 23) because of cancellations and schedule changes,” said WIC head coach Joe Serbentas.
WIC singles Kat Serbentas, Colbi Laturi, Izzy Hoogenboom and Livea Mazurek each won in two sets. They combined to allow seven points.
“We didn’t miss a beat in the singles as Kat, Colbi, Izzy and Livea continue to improve on their skills and strategy,” Serbentas said. “Kat has put together a fantastic season and is playing at another level right now. It was nice to see Colbi out there competing again after missing two matches due to an ankle injury. She showed some poise in her first match back.”
Mountaineers’ Jorden Stoner and Macy McCormick bowed at Nos. 1 and 2 singles, respectively.
“Jorden and Macy played aggressive,” said IM head coach Tony Tatangelo.
WIC No. 1 doubles Eden Golliher-Tori Bociek rallied from a first-set loss to beat Saylor Swartout-Claire Mongrain in three sets.
“The one doubles flight was the most competitive match of the evening with both sides exchanging punches,” Serbentas said. “Eden and Tori were able to weather the storm after the first set and gain control of the match in the second and third sets. They both stayed confident and determined today.”
Serbentas also cited the play of No. 2 doubles Emily Nelson-Anna Malmquist.
“Anna and Emily have quietly put together a very nice season,” Serbentas said. “Emily’s length and Anna’s speed on the court complement each other.”
The Mountaineers visit Negaunee on Thursday.
“We had some good points against a good team but not enough for a win,” Tatangelo said of West Iron. “We were a little sluggish getting started today with having the weekend off. I was happy to see the girls hang in there and keep fighting.”
The Wykons (6-1-1) will play a make-up match Thursday at Westwood.
“We will need to bring our ‘A’ games to compete against a very scrappy Patriots team,” Serbentas said.