Mountaineers, Flivvers notch wins
IM ties Maroons, beats Munising, 8-0; Kingsford ties Maroons, also beats Munising, 6-2
KINGSFORD — It was a windy but sunny morning at the Kingsford High School Tennis facility where the Flivvers battled to a 4-4 tie with Menominee before sweeping Munising 8-0 Wednesday.
Iron Mountain tied Menominee 4-4 and followed with a 6-2 victory over the Mustangs.
Matches also took place at the courts at Lodal Park and the east side courts in Iron Mountain. Menominee took on Iron Mountain at the alternate sites, claiming No. 1 singles where Jenna Nolde defeated Macy McCormick, and also No. 2 singles, where Josie Hofer defeated Claire Mongrain. The Mountaineers won No. 3 and No. 4 singles matches.
The No. 1 doubles match, also won by Menominee, saw Abbie Anglehart and Emma Anderson defeat Iron Mountain’s Megan Murray and Callie Bianco. The Mountaineers prevailed in the No. 2 doubles match, Danika Juul and Aziza Burgoon defeated Lauren
Coley-Nelson and Autum Erickson. Menominee won No.3 and Iron Mountain won No. 4 on the doubles side of things.
In Kingsford’s match against Menominee. the Maroons won both No. 1 and No. 2 singles. Kingsford’s Teagen Petschar and Valerie Richtig won No. 1 doubles, and Bailey Johnson and Anna Murvich won No. 2 doubles.
“Menominee is a very strong team. They gave the girls some very strong competition” said first-year Kingsford head coach Tracy Rutter.
Rutter said she felt playing Menominee first helped her team get prepared for their match against Munising.
In the sweep of the Mustangs, Rutter praised her No. 2 doubles team of Bailey Johnson and Anna Murvich for a hard fought match against Munising’s Skyler Campbell and Lori Mattson.
In the final match of the day between Iron Mountain and Munising, the Lady Mountaineers collected four of their six points with a sweep of the singles matches, No. 1 through No. 4.
Earning the wins were Mary McCormick, Claire Mongrain, Arianna Morel and Bella Brown.
In No. 2 doubles, Megan Murray and Natalia Brown of Iron Mountain defeated Munising’s duo of Campbell and Mattson. No. 3 doubles, also won by Iron Mountain, saw Megan Garvaglia and Anika Cameron defeat Madeline Cole and Emily Miles.
Iron Mountain travels to Ishpeming and Westwood on Thursday, while Kingsford visits West Iron.