IRON RIVER—West Iron’s girls tennis team won one match last week and lost another.
The Wykons defeated Ironwood 6-2 on Aug. 26 but got shut out by Escanaba two days later. An Aug. 27 match with Marquette was rained out, and an Aug. 30 date at Iron Mountain was after this week’s early deadline.
Both first flights took losses against Ironwood. In singles, the Red Devils’ Katie Piispinen stopped Haley Anderson 6-2, 6-1. “Haley is playing well in every match,” Coach Denise Spelgatti said, “and will continue to improve.
“It’s very hard to play the top players in the U.P., especially when many of them have played that position for more than one year.” This is Haley’s first year at the top of the WIC lineup.
In first doubles, Sydnie Mazurek and Megan Miatech lost their first set, won a second set tiebreak and then had to default—both were playing hurt.
Wins went Tori Harris,.Jessie Prudhomme and Kiki Piwarski in singles and to Brittanie Barry-Emmy Kinner, Alexis Golfis-Kristin Smith and Lexi Kinner-Megan Quayle in doubles.
Several JVs also won: Molly Sheehan-Hannah Swanson and Sydney Schram-Ally Schive in doubles and Michelle Wiegand in singles.
Nobody won against the Eskymos. “A strong, well-coached team,” said Spelgatti. “We played well in many matches but were unable to put points together to win games.”
Just one match went to a third set. That was in fourth doubles, where Lexi Kinner and Megan Quayle battled to a third set tiebreak before falling. “It became a marathon in the sun,” the coach said. “Lexi and Megan are really playing well together.”
• The Wykons were scheduled to visit Iron Mountain Aug. 30, after this week’s early deadline.
After weeks of matches nearly every day, the girls get to practice before facing Westwood (Sept. 9) and Iron Mountain (Sept. 10), their final home matches of the season.