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Ishpeming Hematites high school girls tennis team prevails over shorthanded Gwinn Modeltowners

GWINN — The Gwinn High School girls tennis team pulled out a victory and several other competitive matches, but Ishpeming still prevailed over the shorthanded Modeltowners 7-1 on Monday.

Gwinn, which has just seven players this season, has had to forfeit two doubles and one singles flight in its meets due to low numbers. It takes a dozen players to fill all four singles and four doubles flights in a normal meet.

“It was a great day of tennis and I was especially proud of the determination of freshman Maia Hemmila for pulling out a third-set win,” Hematites head coach Kaitlin Rich said.

Hemmila won a three-set match at No. 3 singles over Gwinn’s Madilyn Brady 6-4, 4-6, 6-4.

The other three-setter came at No. 1 singles, where Ishpeming’s Ella Luke outlasted the Modeltowners’ Ashley Scott 3-6, 7-5, 6-2.

And Gwinn got its only victory of the meet at No. 2 singles when Lily Kerry felled Ishpeming’s Isabel Luke 6-4, 6-2.

In doubles the Hematites’ won both matches. The No. 1 tandem of Jocelynn Nyman and Ella DeMarois dropped Mackenzie Malette and Alyssa Whitaker 6-0, 6-1, while the No. 2 duo of Emily Vial and Ashley Stille stopped DAylee O’Donnell and Emma Clairmont 6-2, 6-3.

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

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