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Esky beats Flivvers

KINGSFORD — The Escanaba girls’ tennis team made a strong showing at Kingsford on a hot and sunny day here Tuesday in a Great Northern Conference match.

The Eskymos got solid performances from Jasmine Clark at No. 1 singles and Jacey Moreau at No. 2 to split singles matches. Clark topped Kingsford’s Stephanie List 6-4, 6-4 after losing to her the first time they met this season and Moreau rallied from a 4-1 deficit to win the first set on a tiebreaker 7-6(4) and the second set 6-3 over the Flivvers’ Teagan Petchar.

“Jasmine Clark continued her solid play from yesterday (at Gladstone) by beating an opponent that she had lost to in a previous meeting,” Esky coach Chris Ogren said. “(Also), great comeback from Jacey Moreau at No. 2 singles to come back from a 1-4 deficit.”

Esky won three of four doubles matches, taking all except No. 4.

Anna Branstrom and Laura Sliva dominated Kingsford’s Valerie Richtig and Myranda Golla 6-1, 6-3 at No. 2 and Maddy Mishica and Gracie Wickham also rallied out of a 5-2 hole in the first set to take down Kingsford’s Karlee Hulkkonen and Maggie Meneghini 7-5, 6-3 at No. 3. Maddy Ide and Alison Sommers also continued their strong play at No. 1 with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Kingsford’s Anna Murvich and Bailey Johnson.

“Great all-around play today,” Ogren said. “It was an especially great showing from Anna Branstrom and Laura Sliva. This was their best showing to date, and they really showed what they can do when they’re dialed in.”

Esky hosts Westwood Monday.

Singles

No. 1 — Clark, E, def. List, K, 6-4, 6-4; No. 2 — Moreau, E, def. Petchar, K, 7-6(4), 6-3; No. 3 — Tomososki, K, def. U. Penegor, E, 6-1, 6-2; No. 3 — Cross, K, def. Yang, E, 6-4, 6-1.

Doubles

No. 1 — Ide-Sommers, E, def. Murvich-Johnson, K, 6-3, 6-4; No. 2 — Branstrom-Sliva, E, def. Richtig-Golla, K, 6-1, 6-3; No. 3 — Mishica-Wickham, E, def. Hulkkonen-Meneghini, K, 7-5, 6-3; No. 4 — L. Penegor-Olkkonen, K, def. Kuehl-Sylvester, E, 4-6, 6-4, 6-4.

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