Eskymos rout Maroons, Braves tie Munising
MENOMINEE — The Escanaba tennis team captured its second straight lopsided win Thursday with a 7-1 decision against host Menominee.
The Eskymos won three of four singles matches and swept the doubles competition. After a 4-4 tie with Kingsford earlier in the week, the Eskymos rolled to wins against Gladstone and Menominee.
Josh Grassel, Nathan Pascoe and Ture Burholt all won singles matches, while the doubles teams of Addam Claes-Brandon Kangas, Soren Thompson-Charlie Wilson, Tom Mayville- Travis Burch and Garrett Johnson-Logan Smith were victorious in doubles.
Escanaba 7, Menominee 1
SINGLES — 1. Josh Grassel, E, d. Tyler Kuester 6-3, 6-1; 2. Nathan Pascoe, E, d. Cole Jersey 6-0, 6-3; 3. Ture Burholt, E, d. Noah Everard 6-1, 6-1; 4. Aaron Wood, M, d. Ian Valentine 6-4, 7-6.
DOUBLES — 1. Addam Claes-Brandon Kangas, E, d. Jonah Cole-Jason Bowers 6-0, 6-1; 2. Soren Thompson-Charlie Wilson, E, d. Cade Fernstrum-Braeden Parrett 6-3, 6-0; 3. Tom Mayville-Travis Burch, E, d. Felipe Zamora-Riley Richter 6-0, 6-2; 4. Garrett Johnson-Logan Smith, E, won by forfeit.
Gladstone 4, Munising 4
GLADSTONE — Singles play paved the way for the Gladstone boys’ tennis team Thursday in a 4-4 tie with visiting Munising.
The Braves swept the singles matches in straight sets, while Munising flexed its muscles and won all four doubles matches.
“Solid matches by all the guys in singles,” Gladstone coach Dan Williams said. “Notable was Ben (Flaminio) today. He played much more consistently today and was serving well.”
Sean Holm won his No. 1 singles match, Danny Pederson came out on top at No. 2, Flaminio was victorious at No. 3 and Erik Soderman won via forfeit at No. 4.
Even though Munising swept the doubles, Williams was encouraged by the Braves’ performance.
“Doubles is getting better and improving,” he said. “Ethan (Dawson) and Peter (Noblet) at two doubles are a new team and they are starting to play well as a team. Ground-strokes and net play are much better. We just need to clean up the errors.”
Gladstone 4, Munising 4
SINGLES — Sean Holm, G, d. Cade Contreras 6-1, 6-2; 2. Danny Pederson, G, d. Mitchell Coyne 6-3, 6-4, Ben Flaminio, G, d. Ketan Malge 6-1, 6-2; 4. Erik Soderman, G, won by forfeit.
DOUBLES — 1. London Peters-Eli Werner, M, d. Tyler Barteld-Colby Torvinen 6-0, 6-1; 2. Nick Miles-Russ Holloway, M, d. Ethan Dawson-Peter Noblet 6-3, 6-2; 3. Bryce Bowerman-Baily Masters, M, d. Jimmer Maki-Ethan Stoken 6-2, 6-3; 4. Ryan Pond-Jordan Humphrey, M, d. Colin Smith-Jordan Lenards 6-2, 6-3.