Prep girls tennis: Westwood, Negaunee score convincing dual victories Friday

ISHPEMING – Sweeping the doubles matches, the Westwood High School girls tennis team dumped visiting Ishpeming on Friday, 6-2.

Katie Rankinen and Gabby Hebert led the way at No. 1 doubles, where they beat Libbie Doney and Kaylee Ronn, 6-1, 6-0.

Shana Caliguri and Rachel Anderson at No. 2, Lacey Pietro and Olivia Derocha at No. 3, and Bridget Wood and Emily Carlson at No. 4 all added doubles wins for the Patriots.

At No. 1 singles, Ishpeming’s Gabby Croley stopped Caitlin Hewitt, 6-1, 6-4.

Jaime Olson of Ishpeming took the No. 2 singles match, while Westwood’s Courtney Beauchamp and Faith LeRoy prevailed at No. 3 and No. 4 singles, respectively.

“Our singles lineup played great and is beginning to make the adjustments needed to be competitive,” Westwood head coach Chris Jackson said.

“Everyone is getting used to playing every day. I expect to see our lineup continue to get better every time we play.”

Negaunee 8, West Iron County 0

Winning all matches but one in straight sets, the Negaunee High School girls tennis team blanked visiting West Iron County on Friday, 8-0.

Allison Carlson at No. 1 singles paced the win with a 6-0, 6-0 win over Haley Anderson.

Abbi Kill at No. 2, Angie Ring at No. 3 and Dana DeBretto at No. 4 also posted singles wins for NHS (2-0).

All four of our singles had nice days,” Negaunee head coach Kyle Saari said. “They’re all pretty smart and have a good understanding of how to work a point.”

At No. 1 doubles, Amanda Washnock and Jessa Johnson knocked off the Wykons’ Sydnie Mazurek and Meg Miatech, 6-4, 6-3.

Kylee Taavola and Hanna Kantola (in three sets) at No. 2, Elly Kantola and Lauren Anderson at No. 3, and April Walimaa and Anja Turecky at No. 4 also posted wins in doubles.

“Elly, Lauren, April and Anja all picked up their first varsity wins,” Saari noted.