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Miners breeze past Mustangs

By Journal Sports Staff

NEGAUNEE — The Negaunee High School girls tennis team improved its dual match record to 8-1 with an 8-0 blanking of Munising at the Miners’ courts on Thursday.

Negaunee lost just five games in the eight flights, highlighted by a quartet of 6-0, 6-0 matches — at No. 1 doubles by Katelyn Lammi and Morgan Carlson and at No. 2 singles by Jillian Skewis, No. 3 singles by Lexi Mason and No. 4 singles by Annika Tervo.

“We played confidently and it was good to see us put some pressure on at the net and finish those points,” NHS head coach Kyle Saari said. “That’s important late in the year.”

He was also pleased with the play of his No. 2 doubles team of Tianna Williams and Shaylee Menhennick, who won 6-1, 6-0 over Skyler Campbell and Mary Cornish.

“Shaylee and Tianna were able to add a few things to their games and they’ve done a solid job at their flight,” Saari said. “All four singles players hit with good pace, too. They seem to get better each time out.”

Munising’s Logan Peters managed a pair of game wins at No. 1 singles vs. the Miners’ Lilly Nelson, as did the Mustangs’ Madison Hancock and Elizabeth Holloway at No. 4 doubles against Negaunee’s Emma Miller and Daylyn Drew.

Negaunee is back on the courts on Monday at Escanaba. Each team is at their respective conference tournament on Wednesday morning — Munising at the Great Northern Conference meet at Kingsford and the Miners at the Mid-Peninsula Conference meet at Westwood.

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