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Negaunee Girls Tennis Team Drops First Meet of 2014

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Head Coach Kyle Saari giving some advice during the meet on September 3rd.
Head Coach Kyle Saari giving some advice during the meet on September 3rd.

NEGAUNEE, MI – 9/4/2014 – Coming off of a meet where the Negaunee Miners girls tennis team didn’t drop a single game and won their third game in a row, they finally ran into a team that is as evenly matched as they are.  The team they started their season against, the Westwood Patriots came to the new courts up at the high school in Negaunee and gave the Miners their first “L” of the season.  The results were similar to those during that first meet (A 4-4 tie), with the exception of a loss in #3 singles, the Miners first singles defeat of the year.  I was able to talk to head coach Kyle Saari during the meet for a bit and he had this to say:

These two teams are probably the two most evenly matched ones in the MPC, or even maybe the U.P.  It’s a fun meet when you get two very good teams like this.”

The results are as follows:

SINGLES

  1. Allison Carlson (Neg) def. Courtney Beauchamp (WW)  6-0, 6-0
  2. Angie Ring (Neg) def. Gabby Hebert (WW)  6-3, 6-1
  3. Rachel Anderson (WW) def. Allison Ring (Neg)  6-3, 6-1
  4. Dana DeBretto (Neg) def. Lauren Farley (WW)  6-1, 6-1

 

DOUBLES

  1. Katie Rankinen & Shana Caligari (WW) def. Hanna & Elly Kantola (Neg)  6-4, 6-3
  2. Faith LeRoy & Olivia Derocha (WW) def. Lauren Anderson & Kassy Harsila (Neg)  6-3, 6-4
  3. Lacy Pietro & Bridget Wood (WW) def. Megan Syrjala & Nicole Violetta (Neg)  7-6 (5), 6-3
  4. Emily Carlson & Jamee Ferris (WW) def. Brooke Bossert & Katrina Turecky (Neg)  6-3, 6-3

 

The doubles teams have all grown so far, early on in the season.
The doubles teams have all grown so far, early on in the season.

In his post-match statement, head coach Kyle Saari had the following to say:

“Westwood has a strong team and their doubles lineup is solid.  Today was good because it showed some of our girls in doubles where we need to be.  Dana played a nice match at four today and hit the ball really well.”

 

Allison Carlson continued her recent dominance in this meet and has not dropped a single game in the past two.  Allison Ring’s loss in #3 doubles marked the first loss of the 2014 season for a girl in the singles category.  Needless to say, these two teams will be duking out for much of the season atop the MPC.  The girls next meet will be Friday, September 5th @ Marquette.

-Carl Leander Johnson

 

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