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Braves wrangle Mustangs

Prep tennis

September 25, 2012
Daily Press

GLADSTONE - It was a fairly close matchup between the Gladstone Braves and the Munising Mustangs Monday, who made up for Wednesday's cancelled game. But the Braves prevailed, coming away with a 5-3 victory.

"Munising's coach does a great job," said Gladstone coach Rich Trombly. "They were missing a few girls and we had all we could handle.

"Both teams were rusty with not being able to play for a week. We should play better as the week goes on."

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Justin Marietti | Daily Press
No. 4 singles Cassandra LaMarche gets ready to hit the ball back during her first set against Munising’s Adele Gendron. LaMarche won the match 6-2, 6-0.

The Mustangs took both No. 1 and No. 2 singles in three sets. Munising seemed to correct their errors quickly, because after Gladstone took the first set in both matches, they came back to win the next two.

However, the Braves nearly swept the doubles matches, with Munising only coming away with one win.

Gladstone's No. 3 singles Lauren Parrett defeated Carla Nottmeier 6-3, 6-4, and No. 4 singles Cassandra LaMarche beat Adele Gendron 6-2, 6-0.

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SINGLES - No. 1 Eve Gendron, M, def. Alison 2-6, 6-0, 6-2; No. 2 Emily DesJardins, M, def. Gabby Movalson 4-6, 6-4, 6-1; No. 3 Lauren Parrett, G, def. Carla Nottmeier 6-3, 6-4; No. 4 Cassandra LaMarche, G, Adele Gendron 6-2, 6-0.

DOUBLES - No. 1 Bridget Becker-Nicolle Trudeau, G, def. Sheena Sowa-Megan Mchanen 6-3, 5-7, 7-5; No. 2 Sadie Cornish-Izzy Nebel, M, def. Melissa Casey-Brooke Douglas 6-4, 6-1; No. 3 Paige Schwartz-Anna Caramella, G, def. Alex Paquette-Ariana Martineas 6-2, 5-7, 10-3; No. 4 Audrey Strom-Kayla Wiltzins, G, def. Gabi Koenig-Morgon Flynn 6-3, 6-3.

Two out of the four doubles games went three full sets. Braves' No. 1 Bridget Becker and Nicolle Trudeau won over Sheena Sowa and Megan Mchanen 6-3, 5-7, 7-5, and Anna Caramella and Paige Schwartz came into the third set on fire, beating Alex Paquette and Ariana Martineas 6-2, 5-7, 10-3.

The Braves resume play tomorrow as they head to Kingsford.



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