GLADSTONE - The Marquette Redmen came to town and grabbed a 6-2 victory from the Gladstone Braves Monday. However, Braves coach Dan Williams was pleased with the performance from his team.
"Although we lost 6-2, I think this was one of our best overall matches of the season," Williams said. "I think we are heading in the right direction and I continue to see improvement overall, which is great heading into the GNCs this week."
The two wins for the Braves came from Aaron Parmet at No. 1 singles, who beat Josh Downs 6-3, 6-4, and No. 4 singles, where Drew Griebel battled Joe Weber through three matches and a tiebreaker to earn a 2-6, 6-2, 7-6 (11-9) triumph.
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Gladstone’s Aaron Parmet prepares for a return shot during his first match against Marquette’s Josh Downs at No. 1 singles, Monday, in Gladstone. Parmet won 6-3, 6-4.
"He had his best match of his season," Williams said. "He played really well, and fought through a long, tough match to take the win."
Both matches at No. 2 and No. 3 singles also went three full sets, but Gladstone came out on the short end. Marquette's Justin Flood beat Peter Weyers 3-6, 6-3, 6-2, and Noah Gannon came back to beat John Hammer 5-7, 6-3, 6-3.
"It was a great effort from both of them today," Williams added.
Marquette 6, Gladstone 2
No. 1 - Parmet, G, def. Downs 6-3, 6-4; No. 2 - Flood, M, def. Weyers 3-6, 6-3, 6-2; No. 3 - Gannon, M, def. Hammer 5-7, 6-3, 6-2; No. 4 - Griebel, G, def. Weber 2-6, 6-2, 7-6 (11-9).
No. 1 - King-Shasbazi, M, def. Wells-Kadish 7-5, 3-6, 6-4; No. 2 - Edwards-Mullet, M, def. Pederson-Kujala (forfeit); No. 3 - Brown-Wright, M, def. LaVigne-Gagnon 7-2, 6-0; No. 4 - Grawks-Heikel, M, def, Krause-Goc 6-0, 6-1.
No. 2 doubles was scratched due to an injury forfeit, and No 1. doubles (Tyler Wells-Jeremy Kadish) fit the trend of the day, going to another three-set match. Marquette came out on top to complete the sweep at doubles.
"They played one of their best matches," said Williams in regards to No. 1 doubles. "They came up a little short, but I think they are picking the right time to play their best tennis and I think it's a good sign."
The Braves resume today at Negaunee.