KINGSFORD — West Iron County dominated the MHSAA Division 2 boys tennis championships Thursday afternoon on the Kingsford Excessive College Tennis Facility.
The Wykons, who’ve a senior-heavy roster, received each flight besides one. West Iron completed with 23 factors, runner-up Westwood with 13 and the host Iron Mountain with 10 factors for third place, adopted by Ishpeming with seven factors and Gwinn with three.
The occasion befell at varied courts within the Iron Mountain-Kingsford space.
David Juul of Iron Mountain gave No. 1 singles champ Nolan Anderson an honest match within the finals.
Anderson, who solely misplaced one match all season, was pleased with profitable the U.P.s as a senior. “This can be a good technique to exit, I’ve by no means received U.P.s earlier than. So I’m glad I might do it,” Anderson stated.
All of the flight scores within the Wykons matches have been received largely by vital margins as effectively. The lone flight not received by the Wykons was No. 1 doubles, which went to Westwood Patriots’ Garrett Mann and Ryan Lafountain, 6-2, 3-6, 7-5.
With 10 seniors, veteran West Iron head coach Joe Serbentas anticipated his group to fare effectively within the occasion.
“You come into these kind of tournaments and each faculty has at the very least one energy all through the flights,” Serbentas stated. “We’ve been regular and deep all through the lineup all season. We’ve by no means had as robust of a efficiency in U.P.s as we did at present, so long as I’ve been teaching.”
For Iron Mountain, Brenden LaPoint at No. 2 singles and the duo of Blake Julian and Fulton Stroud at No. 4 doubles have been additionally runners-up.
“I’m happy with all my guys for the best way they competed at present. With eight freshmen, we’re a really younger group. To earn a 3rd place end at U.P.s, together with three particular person second locations, is a testomony to how a lot now we have improved all through the season,” Iron Mountain head coach Marcus Celello stated.
“Our one senior, Blake Julian, will likely be missed subsequent 12 months, however I look ahead to bringing everyone else again. I believe we will likely be aggressive subsequent 12 months now that everyone has at the very least a 12 months of expertise,” Celello added.
Flight Championship match scores:
No. 1- Nolan Anderson, WIC, def. David Juul, IM, 6-4, 6-1
No. 2- Mitch Ballinger, WIC, def. Brenden LaPoint, IM, 6-1, 6-1
No. 3- Alex Wickstrom, WIC, def. Chase Prophet, WW, 6-0, 6-1
No. 4 – Drew Alexa, WIC, def. Alex Andriano, WW, 6-3, 6-3
No. 1- Garrett Mann-Ryan Lafountain, WW, def. Drew Hebert-Logan Horton, WIC, 6-2, 3-6, 7-5
No. 2- Lucas Isaacson-Cole Alexa, WIC, def. Logan Hurkmans-Ben Rubick, ISH, 6-0, 6-0
No. 3 – Lucas Shovald-Colton Holm, WIC, def. Zak Senske-Gabe Tossava, WW, 7-5, 6-1
No. 4 – Andy Fredrickson-Justin Nelson, WIC, def. Blake Julian-Fulton Stroud, IM, 6-0, 6-0.