Esky girls fall to Redettes
ESCANABA — The Escanaba girls tennis team couldn’t overcome the Marquette Redettes here Tuesday, falling 7-1.
Esky’s sole win came at No. 2 singles where Sophia Derkos beat out Marquette’s Haddie Ketzenberger in a tough third set, 7-6(4), 3-6, 7-5.
“Sophia Derkos was able to gut out a tough 3 set win over a good Marquette opponent today to get Escanaba in the winning column,” Esky coach Chris Ogren said.
The Eskymos nearly added another win to their column at No. 2 doubles. The Esky duo Gracie Wickham and Abby Hill regrouped after dropping the first set 6-4, to take the second 6-3 from the Redettes’ Alyson LaBelle and Hannah Young.
“Gracie Wickham and Abbie Hill almost completed the comeback after losing the first set today but fell just short in a very high quality tennis match,” Ogren said.
No. 3 singles also saw three sets, but Esky’s Ukiah Penegor was edged out by Ruth Hummel in the final two sets.
For the rest of singles, Marquette’s Campbell Kalio defeated Jacey Moreau in two sets at No. 1, and Esky’s Amanda Beem fell to Julianna Golishek for No. 4.
Esky’s duo at No. 4 doubles, Carsyn Segorski and Emily Moore, dropped their first varsity match to the Redettes’ Nistha Gantam and Sam Heikkila, 6-0, 6-2.
“Carsyn Segorski and Emily Moore got to play in their first varsity home match today and were able to get some games on a solid Marquette 4 doubles team,” Ogren said.
At No. 1 doubles Erica Moore and Madi Mishica fell to Marquette’s Zoey Brian and Bre Sandstrom, and Esky’s Lilia Hughes and Delaney McIntyre couldn’t overcoe Elina Brazeau and Kaia Miller at No. 3.
“Tough loss today,” Ogren said. “We had three3-setters today, and we came out on the losing side of two of them. This is a good Marquette team, and they did a bit better job finishing today. We saw that come through in the score.”
No. 1 — Kalio, M, def. Moreau, E, 6-3, 6-1; No. 2 — Derkos, E, def. Ketzenberger, M, 7-6(4), 3-6, 7-5; No. 3 — Hummel, M, def. Penegor, E, 3-6, 7-5, 6-1; No. 4 — Golishek, M, def. Beem, E, 6-2, 6-3.
No. 1 — Brian-Sandstrom, M, def. Erica Moore-Mishica, E, 6-2, 6-2; No. 2 — LaBelle-Young, M, def. Wickham-Hill, E, 6-4, 3-6, 6-4; No. 3 — Brazeau-Miller, M, def. Hughes-McIntyre, E, 6-1, 6-4; No. 4 — Gantam-Heikkila, M, def. Segorski-Emily Moore, E, 6-0, 6-2.