Wykons defeat Ironwood, play to tie against Maroons
STAMBAUGH — West Iron playing in their second match in as many days, powered past non-conference foe Ironwood, 7-1 Tuesday afternoon at the Nelson Field Tennis Courts. West Iron improves to 7-4-1 on the season, with a 2-2-1 record in the Great Northern Conference.
“We are steadily becoming more consistent on groundstrokes in singles and it is showing in the scores of our last two matches. The singles players are learning how to manipulate a point with placement and approaching the net,” said veteran West Iron head girls tennis coach Joe Serbentas. “Our doubles teams are fighting hard but still need some fine tuning on net play and return serves. All in all it was a good day.”
At Menominee on Monday, West Iron and Menominee played to a 4-4 draw in Great Northern Conference play.
West Iron swept the singles matches while the Maroons won all four doubles events.
“This was a very close match that came down to two three-setters,” said Serbentas. “Brynlee (Nodurft) was able to edge her opponent in the third set tiebreak to help us sweep the singles flights.”
On the flip side, the West Iron No. 2 doubles team of Lillie Schmutzler and Callista Bortolameoilli lost a tightly contested tiebreak.
The Wykons remain home to host non-conference opponent Gwinn on Thursday, before traveling to Norway on Monday for another non–conference match.
West Iron 7, Ironwood 1
No. 1 – Kali Applin, WIC def. Zaida Lagalo, I, 6-1, 6-1
No. 2 – Aurora Dahl, WIC def. Anneka Anderson, I, 6-2, 6-1
No. 3 – Brynlee Nodurft, WIC def. Sarah Lauzon, I, 6-2, 6-2
No. 4 – Kaitlyn Smith, WIC def. Yoyo Sin, I, 6-0, 6-1
No. 1 – Leilah Anderson-Ella Darrow,I, def. Madison Berutti – Aubrey Bice, WIC, 7-5, 6-4
No. 2 – Lillie Schmutzler-Callista Bortolameolli, WIC def. Faith Grewe- Lucia Lauzon, I, 6-2, 6-0
No. 3 – Autumn Smit -Seanna Stine, WIC def. Melissa Charles-Gloria Kennedy, I, 6-3, 6-7 (5), 10-5
No. 4 – Bailey Hoffart- Alex Hansen, WIC def. Ironwood Forfeit
West Iron County 4, Menominee 4
No. 1 – Kali Applin, WIC, def. Pearl Wellens, M, 6-1 , 6-1.
No. 2 – Aurora Dahl, WIC, def. Rylee Doyle, M, 6-1 , 6-3.
No. 3 – Brynlee Nodurft, WIC, def. Marin Park, M, 2-6, 6-2, 10-7.
No. 4 – Kaitlyn Smith, WIC, def. Madison Derusha, M, 6-2 , 7-6 (7.
No. 1 – Anna Nerat-Kennedy Olson, M def. Madison Berutti-Aubrey Bice, WIC, 6-3 , 6-2.
No. 2 – Raquel Botbyl-Annabelle LaVia, M, def. Lillie Schmutzler-Callista Bortolameolli, WIC, 1-6 , 7-6 (5), 10-7.
No. 3 – Lola Doyle-Makayla Sinks, M, def. Seanna Stine-Bailey Hoffart, WIC, 7-6 (4), 6-1.
No. 4 – Madelyne Barker-Isabelle Bentley, M, def. Alex Hansen/Estella Ramirez, WIC, 6-1, 6-0.