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Wykons defeat Flivvers

West Iron stays undefeated; KHS Invitational awaits

West Iron No. 1 doubles player Logan Horton, foreground, sends the ball over the net to Kingsford’s Caleb Boone, left, and Christina Glodowski, as the Wykons’ Drew Hebert, right, follows the ball in a Great Northern Conference tennis match at the Nelson Field courts on Wednesday in Stambaugh.

STAMBAUGH — In Great Northern Conference boys tennis, West Iron stayed undefeated with a 7-1 win Wednesday at the Nelson Field courts in Stambaugh. “Kingsford is young and raw at many positions but they played with a lot of intensity and energy. We were challenged at the top two doubles spots in many of the points,” said veteran West Iron head coach Joe Serbentas.

“Logan (Horton) and Drew (Hebert) at No. 1 doubles were able to read some of their opponents’ tendencies and take advantage, poaching off some shots at the net as the match progressed. All of our singles players played with a purpose, moving the ball to get their opponents out of position finishing points quickly.”

The Flivvers’ lone win on the day was at No. 2 doubles, with Isaac Nash and Ben Trevillian winning in three sets, (6-1, 1-6, 6-1). Kingsford returns to action this afternoon as they travel to GNC foe Marquette.

“Overall the experience of playing three nights in a row was a nice test of our mentality and durability,” Serbentas added.

West Iron (5-0) returns to action on Saturday morning in the Kingsford Invitational.

West Iron 7, Kingsford 1

Singles:

No. 1 – Nolan Anderson, WIC def. Gabe Lafreniere, K, 6-0, 6-1

No. 2 – Alex Wickstrom, WIC def. Niko Przeslakowski, K, 6-1, 6-0

No. 3 – Mitch Ballinger, WIC def. Jacob Saari, K, 6-0, 6-1

No. 4 – Drew Alexa, WIC def. Ben Cook, K, 6-1, 6-1

Doubles:

No. 1 – Drew Hebert, Logan Horton, WIC def. Caleb Boone, Christina Glodowski, K, 7-5, 6-2

No. 2 – Isaac Nash, Ben Trevillian, K def. Andy Fredrickson, Lucas Shovald, WIC, 6-1,1-6, 6-1

No. 3 – Lucas Isaacson, Cole Alexa, WIC def. Charlie Christesen, Cale Harris, K, 6-0, 6-1

No. 4 – Justin Nelson, Colton Holm, WIC def. Noah Johnson, Hunter Hulkonen, K, 6-3,6-0

West Iron 8,

Lakeland 0

At Lakeland High School in Minocqua, Wis. on Tuesday, the Wykons swept the T-Birds.

“Drew Alexa made some improvements after his loss in Menominee on Monday,” said West Iron coach Joe Serbentas.

The Wykons JVs faced Rhinelander in Minocqua on Tuesday. The Hodags brought only their JV squad.

West Iron 8, Lakeland 0

Singles:

No. 1 – Nolan Anderson, WIC def. Zac Muenzner, LHS, 6-0, 6-0

No. 2 – Alex Wickstrom, WIC def. Eli Lundt LHS, 6-2, 6-1

No. 3 – Mitch Ballinger, WIC def. Jack Denamer, LHS, 6-0, 6-1

No. 4 – Drew Alexa, WIC def. Dalton Fritz, LHS, 6-3, 6-4

Doubles:

No. 1 – Drew Hebert, Logan Horton, WIC def. Max Bybea, Henry Shickley, LHS, 6-0, 6-1

No. 2 – Lucas Isaacson, Cole Alexa, WIC def. Charlie Heck, Braden Mork, 7-6 (3), 4-6, 10-4 (super tie- break)

No. 3 – Andy Fredrickson, Lucas Shovald, WIC def. Max Durkee, Dawson Pontell. LHS, 6-0, 6-3

No. 4 – Justin Nelson, Colton Holm, WIC def. Jack Lindner, Kyle Siefert, LHS, 6-3,6-1

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