ESCANABA - Escanaba's season debut at tennis saw a little of everything as Iron Mountain came to town Thursday. With rain always threatening and delaying play at times, the Mountaineers rolled to a 6-2 victory.
Codi Jenshak had a dominating performace at No. 1 singles for the Eskymos with a 6-0, 6-0 victory over Laurie March. Escanaba's other victory came at No. 2 doubles where Zoe Berquist and Jalyn Dagenais defeated Alli Jastremski and Elli McCole 6-4, 6-2.
No. 1 doubles saw the only match of the day to go a full three sets as Kate Lusardi and Pirkola eeked out a 6-1, 1-6, 7-6 triumph over Braedyn Bosilovatz and Cathryn Wood.
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Emily Chang of Iron Mountain prepares to return the ball to Olivia LaForest of Escanaba. The event was held up due to rain, but eventually resumed. Chang won this match 6-4, 6-3.
"We had some outstanding play from Codi, who is playing at another level, and Zoe and Jalyn at No. 2 doubles. They played a determined match," said Escanaba coach Dennis Lueneburg. "There was some timid and nervous play which is to be expected from the newcomers. There was some uninspired play too, which suprised me but we have time to sort through all this.
"I still believe that this group can make an impact."
Escanaba's season resumes Monday when it hosts Marquette at 11 a.m.
Iron Mountain 6, Escanaba 2
SINGLES: No. 1 - Codi Jenshak, E, def. Laurie March 6-0, 6-0; No. 2 - Katie Brule, IM, def. Johanna Snowden 6-1, 6-0; No. 3 - Olivia Truscott, IM, def. Karlie Mayville 6-0, 6-0; No. 4 - Emily Chang, IM, def. Olivia LaForest 6-4, 6-3.
DOUBLES: No. 1 - Kate Lusardi-Pirkola, IM, def. Braedyn Bosilovatz-Cathryn Wood 6-1, 1-6, 7-6; No. 2 - Zoe Berquist-Jalyn Dagenais, E, def. Alli Jastremski-Elli McCole 6-4, 6-2; No. 3 - C. Tefoft- A. Hood, IM, def. Shelby Gregoire-Audrey Wilson 6-4, 6-0; No. 4 - A. McDaniel-K. Brown, IM, def. Brianna Dault-Olivia Berquist 6-4, 6-3.