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Best of Division 1: Negaunee’s Will Luke, Marquette’s Nick Olivier leaders in Upper Peninsula boys tennis singles

Negaunee's Will Luke serves during the No. 1 singles championship match at the MHSAA Division 1 Upper Peninsula Finals in high school boys tennis on June 2 at Negaunee High School. Luke won the match to finish his season undefeated. (Journal photo by Ryan Stieg)

NEGAUNEE — Will Luke of Negaunee and Nick Olivier of Marquette won the most honors of any area players when Upper Peninsula Division 1 boys tennis coaches voted on awards during the MHSAA U.P. Finals held in their division last week.

Luke, who won the No. 1 singles championship to cap off an undefeated season, was named Player of the Year.

After that, he and Olivier were in lock-step for the awards.

Both were named to the All-U.P. First Team in singles and each were the only two Division 1 players named All-State in singles.

An Escanaba pair were named First Team and All-State in doubles — Ryan Moreau and Viktor Pospisil.

Negaunee's Will Luke returns a serve during the No. 1 singles championship match at the MHSAA Division 1 Upper Peninsula Finals in high school boys tennis on June 2 at Negaunee High School. Luke won the match to finish his season undefeated. (Journal photo by Ryan Stieg)

A number of Luke’s and Olivier’s teammates also earned honors.

Making the All-U.P. First Team in singles was Luke Syrjala of Negaunee and Connor Johnson of Marquette.

Named to the All-U.P. First Team in doubles were the duo of Preston Toutant and Nick Jacobetti of Negaunee along with the tandem of Enzo Stabile and Bobby Caron of Marquette.

In addition, the pairing of Gavin Saunders and James Thomson of Negaunee earned All-U.P. Honorable Mention in doubles.

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Marquette's Nick Olivier serves during the No. 1 singles championship match on May 22 at the Negaunee Invitational Tournament boys tennis meet held in Negaunee. (Journal photo by Ryan Stieg)

Here are the balance of awards:

First Team singles — Felipe Zamora, Menominee; Rane Caster, Gladstone; Gunner Dlugas, Escanaba

First Team doubles — Carter Hedman-Sean Sailer, Gladstone; Brady Schultz-Aidan Bellisle, Menominee; Caleb Boone-Christie Glodowski, Kingsford; Isaac Maki-Dawson Williams, Escanaba

Honorable Mention singles — Shaun Beauchamp, Escanaba; Nathan Howes, Escanaba

Honorable Mention doubles — Isaac Nash-Ben Trevillian, Kingsford; Tanner McDonald-Jordan Nance, Escanaba

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

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