MARQUETTE - Junior No. 4 singles player Jordan Musser pulled out the only three-set victory of the meet to help Ishpeming slip past Gladstone, 5-3, in high school boys tennis action held at the Braves' courts on Monday.
"We've only had two practices and two meets before today," Hematites coach Erl Langness said about the victory.
Musser was emphatic down the stretch in defeating Gladstone's Nick LaRose 6-4, 5-7, 6-0 to prevent the meet from ending in a tie.
Fellow Ishpeming juniors Cody Johnson at No. 2 singles and Mark Holmgren at No. 3 singles posted straight-sets victories.
The Hematites split in doubles, getting wins from sophomores Kaz Langness and Lucas Solka at No. 2 and juniors Joe Nault and Johnathan Willey at No. 3, again in straight sets.
Ishpeming is scheduled to get back into action today with a 4 p.m. match against Iron Mountain.
Prep boys tennis
Ishpeming 5, Gladstone 3
SINGLES - No. 1 - Spencer Pederson (G) def. Thomas Bleau, 6-2, 7-5; No. 2 - Cody Johnson (I) def. Peter Weyers, 6-1, 6-1; No. 3 - Mark Holmgren (I) def. Ross Miron, 6-2, 6-3; No. 4 - Jordan Musser (I) def. Nick LaRose, 6-4, 5-7, 6-0.
DOUBLES - No. 1 - Tyler Wells/Jeremy Kadish (G) def. Tony Gravedoni/Josh Penrose, 6-2, 6-1; No. 2 - Kaz Langness/Lucas Solka (I) def. Tyler Krause/Ryan Kwarciani, 6-4, 6-4; No. 3 - Joe Nault/Johnathan Willey (I) def. Dean Heridux/Austin Servant, 6-2, 6-2; No. 4 - Colton Houlpon/Adrian LaVigne (G) def. Dan Thornton/Alec VanHorn, 6-2, 6-4.
Negaunee 7, Gwinn 1
SINGLES - No. 1 - Inigo Cepeda (G) def. Parker Bowman, 7-5, 6-4; No. 2 - Ryan Syrjala (N) def. Micah Heath, 6-4, 6-4; No. 3 - Eric Hurst (N) def. Aidan Anderson, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3; No. 4 -
DOUBLES - No. 1 - Doug Lindblom/Mike Anderson (N) def. Jesse Mottes/Nick Bjork, 6-1, 6-3; No. 2 - Alex Roth/Stephen Trawick (N) def. Mason Bruce/Erik Asplund, 6-1, 6-1; No. 3 - Anthony Moyle/Rob Loy (N) def. Justin Beauchamp/Chris Stankowski, 6-0, 6-4; No. 4 - Jacob Paupore/Jacob Godfrey (N) def. Reed Weidenhoefer/Mikol Filizetti, 6-0, 6-0.
Westwood 8, Norway 0
SINGLES - No. 1 - Quinn LeRoy (W) def. Mitchell Pickart, 6-0, 6-1; No. 2 - Michael Ostlund (W) def. Sam Vanderlin, 6-0, 6-0; No. 3 - Shawn McIntyre (W) def. Dustin Thurston, 6-0, 6-2; No. 4 - Brett Fredrickson (W) def. Isaack Dageaner, 6-1, 6-0.
DOUBLES - No. 1 - Derek Wing/Andrew Duquette (W) def. Tor Thorne/Jordan Mauro, 6-0, 6-1; No. 2 - Jake Kierzek/Nathen Nelson (W) def. Nathan Chellew/Sammie Schultz, 6-0, 6-0; No. 3 - Mitch Messing/Tristen Vitale (W) def. Nick Wicker/Gio Pedrotti, 6-0, 6-0; No. 4 - Tyler Harvala/Nick Briones (W) def. Mykaela Cayenberg/Sawyer Rietveld, 6-1, 6-0.
Menominee 7, Munising 1
SINGLES - No. 1 - Noah Ackerman (MUN) def. Davie Luplow, 6-4, 6-1; No. 2 - Nathan Anttila (MEN) def. Anders Busk, 6-0, 6-2; No. 3 - Devon Barley (MEN) def. Izaak Mahoski, 6-3, 6-1; No. 4 - Nathan Nowack (MEN) def. Nick Cercone, 6-0, 6-1.
DOUBLES - No. 1 - Ryan Woods/Caleb Kleiman (MEN) def. Jacob Schramm/Joel Schramm, 6-0, 6-1; No. 2 - Chad Schuelke/Nathan Gunderson (MEN) def. Chase Nebel/Ian McInnis, 6-1, 6-1; No. 3 - Jon Anttila/Nick Cattani (MEN) def. Joel Werner/Trevor Witty, 6-3, 6-2; No. 4 - Aaron Maas/Adam Nolde (MEN) def. Brett Johnson/Mike Graves, 6-0, 6-0.
Kingsford 7, Marquette 1
SINGLES - 1. Adam Szabo, K, def. Josh Downs 6-0, 6-2; 2. Brady Hicks, K, def. Matt Collins 6-4, 6-4; 3. Noah Gannon, M, def. Chris Roell 3-6, 7-5, 6-4; 4. Alek Shanks, K, def. Mike Milsna 6-2, 6-0.
DOUBLES - 1. Daniel Harrington-Joe Gregory, K, def. Alex Brown-Ben Wright 6-0, 6-0; 2. Davod McCole-Joe Hofer, K, def. Noah Heichel-Joe Weber 6-3, 0-6, 6-4; 3. Kevin LeClaire-Peter Fornetti, K, def. Patrick Burzinski-Garrett Lewis 6-1, 6-1; 4. Noah Voss-Austin VanPembrook, K, def. Troy Laihtinen-Kees Gray 6-3, 6-0.
At Gwinn, the top three singles flights were the closest of the meet, with Miners freshman Eric Hurst pulling out a 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 victory at No. 3 over Modeltowners junior Aidan Anderson.
Gwinn got its win at No. 1 singles when junior Inigo Cepeda outlasted sophomore Parker Bowman, 7-5, 6-4. Negaunee also got a 6-4, 6-4 win at No. 2 singles from junior Ryan Syrjala over junior Micah Heath.
The Miners lost just 10 games total in the other five flights.
Gwinn hosts Munising in a match at 4 p.m. today, while Negaunee entertains Marquette in a 4 p.m. match on Wednesday.
At Ishpeming, the Patriots had little trouble in a Mid-Peninsula Conference match, losing just six games over the eight matches.
Three matches went as 6-0, 6-0 whitewashes by senior No. 2 singles player Michael Ostlund, the No. 2 doubles team of juniors Jake Kierzek and Nathen Nelson and the No. 3 doubles tandem of juniors Mitch Messing and Tristen Vitale.
Westwood is scheduled to host Iron Mountain in a match at 3:30 p.m. today.
At Menominee, the Mustangs played outdoors - for either a practice or a match - for just the second time this season on Monday.
Despite that, Munising senior No. 1 singles player Noah Ackerman came up with a 6-4, 6-1 victory over Davie Luplow.
"I was pretty impressed with how Noah played considering we haven't been able to get on the courts," Mustangs coach Rod Gendron said, adding that he heard this was the Maroons' eighth match since they have an indoor facility available nearby in Marinette, Wis.
Munising won just 15 games in the other seven flights, the most coming in a 6-3, 6-2 loss by Joel Werner and Trevor Witty at No. 3 doubles to Menominee's Jon Anttila and Nick Cattani.
KINGSFORD - The Kingsford Flivvers, still looking to establish a lineup, dispatched Marquette.
Marquette's point came at No. 3 singles where Noah Gannon outlasted Chris Roell 3-6, 7-5, 6-4.
"That went on for a long time," said Flivver coach Mark Shanks. "That was a great match. We'll look forward to that one again."
Shanks said the Redmen had one starter out, creating an adjustment in doubles. The Flivvers swept doubles, with three matches in two sets.
"They'll be better in doubles," Shanks said. "Everybody has lineup problems at this time of the year."