WIC tennis runs streak to 18
West Iron sophomore Holden Ross has jumped out to a fast start this season, winning every match he’s played to this point, including earning the flight championship at the Kingsford Invite on May 11.
IRON RIVER—The West Iron County boys tennis team extended its unbeaten streak in dual matches to 18 with a pair of routine victories last week.
The Wykons had little trouble with either Menominee on May 6 of Gwinn on May 10, notching 8-0 victories in each match. West Iron’s other scheduled dual match was cancelled because of inclement weather.
The Wykons also competed in the Kingsford Invite on May 11, taking second in the five-team event.
In the dual matches, West Iron won all 28 sets, with a pair of defaults at No. 4 singles thrown in. No. 3 singles Mitch Ballinger had the easiest time against Menominee, scoring a 6-1, 6-0 victory. No. 2 singes James Swanson and No. 4 doubles Drew Hebert and Logan Horton lost just two games at their flights as West Iron swept past the Maroons.
No. 1 singles Holden Ross, No. 1 doubles Caden Pellizzer and Andy Fredrickson, No. 2 doubles Nolan Anderson and Lucas Isaacson and No. 3 doubles Tyler Upperstrom and Dawson Rybicki also notched straight-set wins.
Josiah Holroyd won by forfeit at No. 4 singles.
Despite the routine victory, WIC coach Joe Serbentas said his team suffered from a common malady.
“Monday matches always seem to cause our teams problems over the years and today was no different,” Serbentas said. “We really seemed flat-footed and lacked enthusiasm on the court today. We will take the victory, but we need to focus better moving forward and be in a better mental state as the schedule gets tougher on the horizon.”
Serbentas said Anderson and Isaacson played “some smart tennis and put the ball in some great spots today.”