Munising upends Ishpeming Hematites, Marquette ties West Iron County

ISHPEMING — The competition was fiercest at the No. 4 flights as Munising pulled off a 7-1 high school boys tennis victory at Ishpeming on Wednesday afternoon.

The Hematites (0-5-1) won their only match at No. 4 doubles, where Preston Collette and Fisher Skoglund gutted out a 6-4, 6-4 victory over the Mustangs’ Joe Holcomb and Cole Whitehead.

At No. 4 singles, Munising’s Lucas Westcomb fended off Dawsen Emanuelson for a 7-6 (8-6), 6-2 win.

“We played a little bit better, but Munising is strong at singles,” IHS coach Erl Langness said.

The Mustangs dropped just seven games total in the other six flights, including Mason Schieding at No. 1 singles taking a 6-0, 6-0 victory over Breck Bell, and Munising’s No. 1 doubles tandem of Landon Peters and Russ Holloway winning 6-1, 6-1 over Drake Asgaard and Otto Swanson.

While the Mustangs play at Gladstone this afternoon, Ishpeming is off until it plays at Westwood on Tuesday.


Marquette 4, West Iron County 4

At Marquette, the Redmen won three of four doubles matches, including the only match that went three sets, while WIC returned the favor by carrying three of the four singles flights.

Senior Alec Olivier got the only MSHS win at singles, beating Holden Ross 6-0, 6-4 at No. 1.

The three-setter came at No. 3 doubles, where the Redmen’s Robert Apple and Beau Belkowski prevailed 2-6, 6-4, 6-1 over Drew Hebert and Logan Horton.

Marquette also won at No. 1 doubles with Trevor Lewis and Connor Johnson and No. 4 doubles with Casey Yeadon and Jack Franchino.

MSHS plays at Westwood this afternoon before participating in the Negaunee Invitational on Saturday morning.

Information compiled by Journal Sports Editor Steve Brownlee. His email address is sbrownlee@miningjournal.net.