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Parmet dominates Michigan-Wisconsin tennis Open

Gladstone senior wins both ends of tournament

August 6, 2012
By John Vrancic - Staff Writer , Daily Press

ESCANABA - It was a productive weekend for Aaron Parmet as he brought home a pair of gold medals from the 65th Annual Michigan-Wisconsin Tennis Open tournament.

Parmet, entering his senior year at Gladstone High School, captured the boys' 16-18 championship on Saturday and teamed with Bryce Wolf of Gladstone for the doubles title Sunday.

In the singles final, he topped defending champ Camden Ludlow of Petoskey 6-2, 6-3 on this cloudy, warm and humid day.

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Gladstone senior Aaron?Parmet returns a shot in his singles finals match against Camden Ludlow of Petoskey Saturday during the Michigan-Wisconsin tennis Open.

"I think I played him years ago and I think he beat me," said Parmet. "We were probably about 12 years old at the time. He's a good player. He has a very good serve and definitely knows what he's doing. I glad it was cloudy today. Otherwise, it could have been real hot out here. Plus, we didn't have to worry about the sun making harder to see on one side than the other."

Parmet and Wolf secured the doubles crown by blanking Brady Wolf of Iron Mountain and Alec Shanks of Kingsford 6-0, 6-0.

Kingsford High School incoming senior Samantha Fleming captured the girls' 16-18 title in a 6-1, 6-4 conquest of junior teammate Hannah Tresedder.

"It was a lot of fun playing with Hannah," said Fleming, who plays No. 1 singles for the Flivvers. "She hit the ball harder than rest of today's opponents. I felt my serve was really on. I was consistent in all phases of my game."

Tresedder, who plays No. 2 singles at Kingsford, had similar thoughts.

"I think this was good practice for me," she said. "Sam hits harder than the other girls I was playing. Her serving was probably the difference. It was fun playing with her."

Brett Girard of Marquette topped Mark Stinski of Appleton, Wis. 6-2, 7-5 for the Class A men's title.

"It was a good match," said Girard. "He has a pretty good serve. I thought I served pretty well, too. I was able to string some points together and hit a couple key points."

Patti Stinski of Appleton prevailed in women's A, taking a 6-0, 6-3 decision from Morgan Counts of Oshkosh, Wis. in the final.

"I thought I played pretty good," said Patti Stinski. "There was only one break (point) in the second set, but there were a lot of points on volleys. It was just a matter of who came up with the shots."

Dennis Kreuser of Manistique was crowned champion of the men's 40/55 combined division, beating Earl Lepisto of Wallace 6-1, 6-1.

The two-day tournament drew 118 players, a slight decrease from last year's turnout of 125.



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