IRON RIVER - Sweeping the doubles competition, the Negaunee High School girls tennis team kept its unbeaten 2012 record intact Friday by beating host West Iron County, 6-2.
"It has been a solid start and we'll keep pushing to get better," NHS head coach Kyle Saari said after his Miners had improved to 4-0-1.
He added his doubles "carried us and that was good for their confidence."
He noted Kassy Harsila and Sarah Paquette at No. 4 doubles have "played well of late" and won Friday.
At No. 1 singles, Abbi Kill fell to the Wykons' Kylee Erickson, 6-1, 6-2. At No. 1 doubles, however, Ashley Anderson and Mandi Grasso of Negaunee stopped Mallory Tomasoski and Jessie Prudhomme, 6-1, 6-2.
Negaunee 6, West Iron County 2
SINGLES - No. 1, Kylee Erickson (WIC) df. Abbi Kill, 6-1, 6-1; No. 2, Maddie Waara (WIC) def. Allison Carlson, 6-4, 2-6, 6-3; No. 3, Kayla Hakala (N) def. Hayley Anderson, 6-2, 6-0; No. 4, Dana DeBretto (N) def. Tori Harris-Hoogenboom, 6-1, 6-1.
DOUBLES - No. 1, Ashley Anderson/Mandi Grasso (N) def. Mallory Tomasoski/Jessie Prudhomme, 6-1, 6-2; No. 2, Amanda Washnock/Jessa Johnson (N) def. Brittany Barry/Sydnie Mazurek, 4-6, 7-6(3), 6-2; No. 3, Kylee Taavola/Jordyn LaFreniere (N) def. Meg Miatech/Kiki Piwarski, 6-4, 6-1; No. 4, Sarah Paquette/Kassy Harsila (N) def. Lexi Kiner/Kristen Smith, 6-3, 6-2.