Negaunee netters top MSHS

By Journal Sports Staff

NEGAUNEE – Sweeping singles play against a juggled Marquette lineup, the Negaunee High School boys tennis team beat the visiting Redmen 6-2 on Friday.

“This meet can be a challenge at times, coming back the day after our Mid-Peninsula Conference tournament,” Miners’ head coach Kyle Saari said.

“Marquette was without a few kids, but it was nice to finally have a home dual met.”

Parker Bowman led Negaunee’s singles assault with a 6-1, 6-0 win over Garrett Lewis at No. 1.

Ryan Syrjala at No. 2, Eric Hurst at No. 3 and Ben Luke at No. 4 also claimed singles triumphs for the Miners (7-1).

“Ben has had an incredible year so far … ,” Saari commented.

In doubles, Karl Bittner and Alex Roth downed Marquette’s Noah Gannon and Joe Weber at No. 1, 6-0, 6-3.

The Miners’ Anthony Moyle and Rob Loy prevailed for NHS at No. 2 doubles.

Marquette’s two wins came at No. 3 doubles with Ben Wright and Alex Brown, and No. 4 with Luke McCarthy and Kees Gray.

Information compiled by Senior Sports Writer Craig Remsburg. He can be reached at 906-228-2500, ext. 251, or via email at