Area teams each earn multiple U.P. D-2 tennis awards

Ishpeming's Hart Holmgren gets in a hit in his No. 1 singles match against Negaunee's Luke Skewis during a high school boys tennis meet held at Negaunee High School on May 2. (Photo courtesy Daryl T. Jarvinen)

By Journal Sports Staff

MARQUETTE — All four area teams garnered multiple award winners, but it was finals champion West Iron County that swept the major awards when the Upper Peninsula Division 2 boys tennis honors were announced last week.

WIC edged out Westwood by two points at the U.P. Finals just over a week ago and the Wykons also had Holden Ross named Player of the Year and Joe Serbentas as Coach of the Year.

The Patriots had a winning player or duo named in each of the All-U.P. categories.

Freshman Adam Hyttinen made First Team Singles, seniors Jared LeRoy and Dylan Willey to First Team Doubles, junior Anthony Couveau to Honorable Mention Singles and juniors Jacob Adriano and Zach Niemi to Honorable Mention Doubles.

Finals third-place finisher Munising had three honors. Junior Mason Schieding was named First Team Singles, juniors Eli Werner and Landon Peters to First Team Doubles and senior Cade Contreras to Honorable Mention Singles.

Ishpeming senior Hart Holmgren was named First Team Singles while seniors David Raihala and Isaac Lazenby made Honorable Mention Doubles.

Gwinn also had a trio of honors. Junior Jacob Porubsky and freshman Jared Rowland earned Honorable Mention Singles while juniors Mason Bockert and Tucker Taylor were Honorable Mention Doubles.

These are the balance of honors from WIC and Iron Mountain:

First Team — Singles: Holden Ross, WIC; Neil Tomasoski, WIC; Doubles: Brandon Henschel and Kevin Ballinger, WIC; Tyler McCarthy and James Swanson, WIC

Honorable Mention — Singles: Ryan Hakamaki, IM; Doubles: Steven Nelson and Caden Pellizzer, WIC; Dakota Galeazzi and Joey Bogaudo, IM

Information compiled by Journal Sports Editor Steve Brownlee. His email address is