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Prep tennis: Marquette sweeps doubles play, nabs win at No. 4 singles to edge Negaunee

May 9, 2013
By Journal Sports Staff ( , The Mining Journal

MARQUETTE - Winning all four doubles matches, the Marquette Senior High School boys tennis team beat visiting Negaunee on Wednesday, 5-3.

Mike Edwards and Matt Collins led the way, rallying for a 3-6, 6-4, 7-5 win over Mike Anderson and Nick Martin.

"The last match out was No. 1 doubles," MSHS head coach Charlie Drury said after his team improved to 2-1-1 on the season. "Either the match was going to be 4-4, or 5-3.

"It was back-and-forth, but we edged (Negaunee) out 7-5 in the third."

In another three-set decision, Marquette's Billy Mullett and Mike Mlsna outlasted the Miners' Ben Luke and Doug Lindblom, 1-6, 7-6 (7-1), 6-1.

The Miners dominated singles play, with Cody Tossava, Ryan Syrjala and Rob Sertich all winning at Nos. 1-3 singles, respectively.

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Prep tennis

Marquette 5, Negaunee 3

At Marquette

SINGLES - No. 1 - Cody Tossava (N) def. Josh Downs, 6-4, 6-3; No. 2 - Ryan Syrjala (N) def. Kyle King, 6-0, 6-3; No. 3 - Rob Sertich (N) def. Justin Flood, 6-4, 6-2; No. 4 - Noah Gannon (M) def. Anthony Moyle, 6-2, 6-3.

DOUBLES - No. 1 - Mike Edwards/Matt Collins (M) def. Mike Anderson/Nick Martin, 3-6, 6-4, 7-5; No. 2 - Mike Wiitala/Max Darr (M) def. Alex Roth/Stephen Trawick, 6-4, 6-2; No. 3 - Billy Mullett/Mike Milsna (M) def. Ben Luke/Doug Lindblom, 1-6, 7-6 (7-1), 6-1; No. 4 - Ben Wright/Alex Brown (M) def. Parker Bowman/Jacob Paupore, 7-5, 6-1.

"Cody did a nice job adjusting his game to his opponent today," Negaunee head coach Kyle Saari said.

"This match (with Marquette) was good for our freshman and helped them grow up a bit. Those close matches help for when it counts late in the year."

Drury said he was "real happy" with his team's triumph.

"It could have been anyone's match," he said. "All the bouts were really long, too. Some of the scores aren't indicative of their length."



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