Flivvers’ netters stymie Redettes, 5-3

IRON MOUNTAIN — The host Flivvers winning three of four singles matches was the difference on the day as Kingsford defeated Marquette 5-3 in Great Northern Conference girls tennis action Monday.

Matches were held at the East Side Courts in Iron Mountain and Lodal Park in Kingsford.

“The girls played great today. Our number 1 and 3 doubles played very well despite tough loses. But at the end of the day sportsmanship and integrity supersede a win,” said Kingsford coach Tracy Rutter. “They know as long as they do their best, I’m proud of them.”

Kingsford’s Jenna Olkkonen at No. 2 singles and Meagan Dooley at No. 3 singles each had over three-hour matches versus Annabella Mackinson (No. 2) and Lexi Hammerstrom (No. 3) of the Redettes. The teams split the singles matches, 2-2.

“Big first-time singles wins for Ashlyn (Blaskowski) and Jenna (Olkkonen),” Rutter added. “Great team victory, looking forward to watching them improve as the season continues.”

Kingsford (1-1) returns to action this afternoon as they host GNC foe Escanaba at the East Side Courts in Iron Mountain and Lodal Park in Kingsford.

The Flivvers are scheduled to host county non-conference rivals Iron Mountain and Norway on Thursday afternoon.

Kingsford 5, Marquette 3


1. Ashlyn Blaskowski, K, def. Hosanna Brindle, M, 6-2, 6-1

2. Jenna Olkkonen, K, def. Annabella Mackinson, M, 7-5, 7-6

3. Maegan Dooley, K, def. Lexi Hammerstrom, M, 4-6, 7-5 (10-4)

4. Natalie Deneau, M, def. Ella Rizzo, 6-1, 2-6 (10-4)


1. Eliina Brazeau-Cecelia Jacuzzo, M, def. Delaney Cram-Paige Janousek, K, 7-5, 1-6, (10-6)

2. Macy Holmes-Maggie Menghini, K, def. Sophie Krysmalski-Lyndsey Lake, M, 7-6, 2-6, (7-4)

3. Maija Parkkonen-Kyra Autio, M, def. Addie Rutter-Linnea Grubb, K, 7-5, 6-2

4. Lexie Vross-Ellyce Doehier, K, def. Maya Griffen-Jenna Hassell, M, 6-4, 6-1


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