Braves tennis tie with Menominee

Dennis Grall | Daily Press Taylor Trudeau of Gladstone prepares to hit a return shot in Monday’s No. 1 doubles match against Menominee at Gladstone James T. Jones School.

GLADSTONE — The Gladstone Braves won three doubles matches here Monday while the Menominee Maroons took three singles matches as the teams finished in a 4-4 girls tennis stalemate.

A key swing match for the Braves came at No. 2 doubles, where Olivia Saari and Marnnea LaFave overcame a slow start to claim the decision with a tie-breaker victory. Milena Lavia-Carley Kenney took the opening set 6-2 before Saari-LaFave woon 7-5 and 7-6.

“Menominee is a strong team and I’m proud of my girls for competing with them,” said Gladstone coach Halley Reichel.

Both teams resume play Wednesday in Escanaba at the Great Northern Conference finals.

The summary:


No. 1 – Andie Balenger, G, def . Emma Antilla, 6-3, 6-2.

No. 2 – Ely Wellner, M, def . Alaina Trudeau, 6-0, 6-3

No. 3 – Jenna Nolde, M, def . Kylie Williams6-0, 6-1

No. 4 – Josie Hofer, M, def . Abby Rouleau6-1, 6-2


No. 1 – Sydney Herioux-Taylor Trudeau, G, def. Olivia Badker-Kendall Klatt, 6-3, 6-3

No. 2 – Olivia Saari-Marnnea LaFave, G, def. Milena Lavia-Carley Kenney, 2-6, 7-5, 7-6

No. 3 – Meghan Francour-Abbie Angelhart, M, def. Jacinda Lippens-Emma DeLaire,6-2, 6-2

No. 4 – Emily Marenger-Kate Matthews, G, def. Summer Olsen-Lauren Caley-Nelson, 6-1, 6-4